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 […]
It’s been almost a year since Jordan Hasay ran on the track at the Historic Hayward Field. Calling it “bittersweet” when she ran her last race as a Duck in the 2013 Outdoor NCAA Track and Field Championships, one of the most decorated runners in Oregon history noted that she was just getting her running career […]
Season bests from Boru Guyota and Tanguy Pepiot highlight day two for Oregon track and field at NCAA West Regionals
Oregon track and field continued to impress this weekend, posting a strong day two at the NCAA West Preliminary Round Friday in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The meet is all about getting athletes qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championship meet, which is taking place at the friendly confines of Eugene’s Historic Hayward Field. Only the top-12 finishers in […]
Although the United States has a tradition of dominating track and field, the International Association of Athletics Federation World Championships for track and field have never been hosted in the country. But now Eugene — in addition to Barcelona, Spain and Doha, Qatar — is one of three cities that could host the 2019 IAAF […]
The ugly sweater party is no longer simply just a party. It’s a race. On Sunday, Dec. 15, at Alton Baker Park, scores of people adorned in Christmas tree and reindeer-patterned sweaters will toe a starting line and prepare to traverse 3.1 miles of holiday cheer. The event is the first annual Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater […]
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It’s been a while since you threw up an O at Autzen and you may have recently come down from a March Madness high, but Oregon’s spring sports are in full swing. There is a plethora of events this weekend for Ducks athletics, ranging from exhibition volleyball to a huge Pac-12 matchup in softball. Although […]
It won’t be officially announced until Thursday, but a state official told The Register-Guard that the Olympic Trials will be returning to historic Hayward Field in 2016 for a third-straight Olympiad. According to the report, the announcement will be officially made in Salem tomorrow afternoon at a press conference featuring TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna, […]
My Twitter feed was hit by a bolt of lightning on Tuesday, as hundreds of tweets and retweets rolled in about a new leaked photo of Oregon’s Spring Game helmets. The snowy, digital camouflage lids looked sexy, I had to admit, and according to Trendmap, it garnered social media reaction in every state in the […]
U.S. Olympic Team Trials day 8 features the heptathlon, semi-finals for the men’s and women’s 200, 400-meter hurdles, and 1500-meter runs. The day ends with the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase.