Track & Field

Indoor Track and Field: Internal competition drives men’s distance runners

By on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 9:57 pm.

The Oregon men’s distance runners already have the inherent motivation that comes with defending a national title. As they prepare to compete, the runners focus on an equally challenging task: beating each other. “I go, ‘Oh man, this is pretty hard.’ I’ve got to focus and stay in there,’” said redshirt senior and three-time All-American […]

Oregon track and field sets records, enjoys strong finish at Rod McCravy Invitational

By on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8:46 pm.

Oregon track and field closed out the Rod McCravy Memorial in top form Saturday afternoon. Coming off a strong first day, the Ducks added to their accomplishments – due in large part to the distance runners. Star sophomore distance runner Edward Cheserek dominated in the men’s 3000, setting a world-leading time of 7:49.56. Cheserek led the […]

Rod McCravy Invitational: Oregon track and field dominates distance events in day one

By on Friday, Jan. 23 at 6:55 pm.

Oregon track and field received multiple strong performances from its athletes Friday, the first day of the Rod McCravy Invitational in Lexington, Kentucky. The meet featured a loaded field, with five of the top 10 men’s teams and seven of the top 10 women’s teams participating. The best showing for the Ducks was the men’s 5000, in which […]

Indoor track and field takes multiple events at Washington Preview

By on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 10:41 pm.

Oregon track and field won three events in its first meet of the season on Saturday, the Washington Preview in Seattle. Head Coach Robert Johnson said earlier this week that he would evaluate much of his team’s young talent on Saturday, before entering more of the veterans next weekend in Kentucky. “It was a chance […]

New faces look to win more titles for indoor track and field

By on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 10:00 am.

Heading into the indoor track and field season, head coach Robert Johnson wants his team to remember the phrase “Champions do extra.” Considering the number of athletes that are no longer with the program following last year’s national titles for both the men (No. 2) and women (No. 3), this team will have to do […]

Men’s and Women’s indoor track begin season in top five

By on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 4:33 pm.

Indoor track and field, which reigns as national champions in both the men’s and women’s categories, is listed at second and third, respectively, in the first USTFCCA’s preseason poll. Florida begins the season atop both polls while Texas A&M sits at second just ahead of the Ducks on the women’s side. Pac-12 rivals Stanford and […]

Oregon’s Laura Roesler wins 2014 Bowerman Award

By on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7:35 pm.

Oregon track and field star Laura Roesler was awarded The 2014 Bowerman trophy Wednesday evening, an honor given to the nation’s top male and female collegiate track athletes. The male recipient of the award was Texas A&M’s Deondre Lendore. The Bowerman trophy is the highest honor an individual can receive in collegiate track and field. Named […]

Bringing back Bowerman: David Gwyther wants to reinstall his famous silhouette

By on Monday, Dec. 8 at 1:01 am.

Fourteen years ago something unusual appeared up in the stands at Historic Hayward Field. A metal silhouette of famous Oregon track and field coach Bill Bowerman was installed anonymously as a tribute to the man who had passed away the previous year. Though it was well received by the public, the silhouette was later taken down and […]

Eugene passed over as host for 2019 World Outdoor Championships

By on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 9:08 am.

Eugene, Oregon was not selected as the host city for the 2019 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The decision was made by a panel early Tuesday morning in Monaco, with the honor instead going to Doha, the capital of Qatar. If chosen, Eugene would have been the first American city to host the championships. […]

NCAA Championships highlight Oregon 2015 track and field schedule

By on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 1:02 am.

The 2015 Oregon track and field schedule was released Thursday, with the highlight once again being the Ducks hosting the NCAA Championships. The Championships will return to Eugene June 10-13 as part of the seven-year deal struck by the University. 2015 will be the third consecutive season and 13th time overall the Ducks have hosted the […]

Police reports shed light on why four Ethiopian athletes fled World Junior championships

By on Monday, Aug. 4 at 2:56 pm.

Ethiopian runner Dureti Edao approached her coaches on July 25, requesting access to her passport. Edao, who was competing at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene that week, signed a contract with Adidas earlier that day and needed a copy of her passport to finalize the agreement, according to a University of […]

Last of four missing Ethiopian athletes found safe in Washington state

By on Thursday, Jul. 31 at 3:02 pm.

Zeyituna Mohammed, the last of four Ethiopian track and field athletes reported missing from the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene this past weekend, was found safe in Federal Way, Washington by Federal Way Police Tuesday night, according to University of Oregon Police Department spokesman Kelly McIver. Federal Way Police located Muhammed, 18, at an acquaintance’s residence. […]

Three of four missing Ethiopian track and field athletes located in Beaverton

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 5:22 pm.

Beaverton Police have located three of the four missing Ethiopian track and field athletes, according to University of Oregon Police Department spokesman, Kelly McIver. Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, Dureti Edao and Meaza Kebede were spotted in the Portland suburb of Beaverton on Monday afternoon. The missing persons case for those three is now closed. Zeyituna Mohammed is still being sought. University spokeswoman […]

UO releases names of four missing Ethiopian track and field athletes, who may be in Portland area

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 4:42 pm.

Four Ethiopian track and field athletes were reported missing Saturday morning, and officials have reportedly come closer to discovering the athletes’ whereabouts. The University of Oregon, which played host to the IAAF World Junior track and field championships this past week, released the names of these four athletes Monday afternoon. The lone male is also the […]

UO music professor composes first original piece of music for an American track event

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 12:26 am.

Spectators at Tuesday’s 10K race in the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships may not have realized they were part of a unique experiment combining music and sports. TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna commissioned the University of Oregon’s Brian McWhorter to compose an original piece and perform it with a live orchestra. McWhorter, a nationally renowned trumpet player and professor at […]

Four Ethiopian athletes missing from World Junior track and field championships

By on Sunday, Jul. 27 at 10:32 pm.

Four members of the Ethiopian track and field team have gone missing from the IAAF World Track and Field Championships over the weekend, according to the University of Oregon. University spokeswoman Julie Brown said the four members of Ethiopia’s junior team were not in their assigned rooms at the residence halls Saturday morning and were declared […]

Christian Brennan and Canada make history by setting national junior record in women’s 4×400 meter relay

By on Sunday, Jul. 27 at 5:21 pm.

Christian Brennan and her Canadian teammates may not have made the podium in the women’s 4×400 meter relay, but they did leave their mark. Finishing fourth behind the United States (3:30.42, WJL), Great Britain (3:32.00, SB) and Germany (3:33.02, SB), Canada finished in 3:33.17, marking a new national junior record. “We broke the record, which was a […]