UO Track & Field Teams Win Championships

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Ducks’ indoor track and field teams are coming home champions. The women’s team beat Texas and Florida in a very close race Saturday to bring home its fifth straight title, making Oregon only the second team in NCAA history to do so. The men’s team cruised to the championship, its … Continue reading »

NCAA Track and Field Tickets on Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — The NCAA Track and Field Championships are coming back to Eugene and tickets go on sale Thursday. The impact for the city will be significant. Travel Lane County estimates about 12,000 spectators per day at the events. About 25 percent of those fans will come from out of town. The venue will … Continue reading »

TrackTown USA Youth Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — The IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field are 200 days away, and organizers are trying to get kids excited about the summer event with the “U.S.A. Youth Challenge.” This is the first time the event will be held in the United States. Organizers say some of the best track athletes in … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Vin Lananna and Ian Dobson

TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna: Former Olympian and event organizer Ian Dobson:

Gardner Goes Pro, Fleet Wins Title

Oregon Sprinter English Gardner: Oregon Middle Distance Runner Mac Fleet: Oregon Head Coach Robert Johnson: Oregon Assistant Coach Andy Powell: Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information EUGENE, Ore. – Mac Fleet flew to victory in the men’s 1,500 meters as the Oregon men’s and women’s track team took home a pair of trophies Saturday at the NCAA … Continue reading »

Reliving the 2010 NCAA Oregon Sweep

Andrew Wheating: A.J. Acosta: Andrew Wheating and A.J. Acosta relive their magical Oregon 1-2-3 sweep in the Men’s 1500 NCAA Track & Field Championship final.

Pre Classic Affects Local Economy

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of people are heading to Eugene this weekend for the Prefontaine Classic, and this means businesses are gearing up for a busy weekend. With this major track and field event in town, people from all over the country packed their bags and headed here to Track Town U.S.A. to watch the … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Ducks Ready for NCAA’s

Oregon track coach Robert Johnson: Oregon runner Elijah Greer: Oregon sprinter Dior Mathis: Oregon sprinter Chizoba Okodogbe: Oregon runner Anne Kesselring: Oregon decathlete Dakotah Keys: Oregon runner Megan Patrignelli:

UO Athletes Run for Victims

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon athletes also showed their support for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. At another historical venue for runners, Oregon’s Hayward Field, members of UO’s track and field teams took part in the Run for Boston initiative, which encouraged people to gather Wednesday and run in solidarity for the people and … Continue reading »

OSU Ready to Host First Meet in 25 Years

Courtesy: OSU Sports Information CORVALLIS, Ore.– The long wait will finally be over this Saturday, when the Oregon State track & field program hosts Portland and Willamette for a meet at the school’s brand new Whyte Track & Field Center. The home event at the team’s state-of-the-art facility will be the first for the Beavers … Continue reading »

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