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Lolo Jones And Nic Cage Sharing The Screen? It's A Dream Come True

Published Jan 01, 0001

Lolo Jones may be taking a temporary break from competitive track and field, but that doesn't mean you can't see her this fall. That's right, folks. Y... Read more...

NCAA Track & Field Championships: Follow the Ducks and athletes with Oregon ties (live updates)

Published Jan 01, 0001

The meet at Hayward Field in Eugene begins at noon Wednesday with the decathlon.

ENGLISH-GARDNER-062312.jpgView full sizeOregon's English Gardner is among the favorites in the women's 100 meters.
The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships get under way Wednesday at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Oregon has the likes of Dakotah Keys, Elijah Greer, Laura Roesler, Phyllis Francis, Mike Berry, Liz Brenner and English Gardner competing on Day 1.

The Ducks women, runners-up the past four years, are looking for their first title since 1985 and also are trying to win the triple crown -- the championship in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. No women's team has ever achieved that feat.

Meanwhile, the UO men are looking for their first title since 1984.

Here's a look at all of the Ducks athletes competing Wednesday, plus several others with Oregon ties:

Ducks in action on Wednesday
Event finals in bold
Noon: Dakotah Keys in decathlon | Keys 15th after Day 1
1:30 p.m.: Jillian Weir in women's hammer | Weir finishes 17th
4 p.m.: Oregon women in 4x100 relay | Ducks advance to final
4:15 p.m.: Oregon men in 4x100 relay | Ducks don't advance | De'Anthony Thomas video
4:30 p.m.: Laura Roesler in women's 800 | Roesler-Goule showdown in final?
4:45 p.m.: Elijah Greer in men's 800 | Greer wins heat | Video
5 p.m.: Phyllis Francis and Chizoba Okodogbe in women's 400 | Francis advances
5:15 p.m.: Mike Berry in men's 400 | Berry eliminated by razor-thin margin
5:15 p.m.: Liz Brenner in women's javelin | Brenner finishes 8th
5:30 p.m.:
English Gardner and Jenna Prandini in women's 100 | Gardner set to defend title | Video: Gardner 'having fun'

Others of note
Noon: Nathanael Franks (Barlow High School) of Arkansas in decathlon
| Franks 16th after Day 1
5:15 p.m.: Brianna Bain (Aloha High School) of Stanford in women's javelin
| Bain finishes 3rd
5:30 p.m.: Ryan Crouser (Barlow High School) of Texas in men's shot put | Crouser wins with one legal throw
6:45 p.m.: Jared Bassett of University of Portland in men's 3,000 steeplechase | Bassett makes final

Follow the meet with live updates from Eugene below, or view the ticker on a mobile device.


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Oregon women remain No. 2, UO men No. 3 in this week's college cross country rankings

Published Jan 01, 0001

The University of Portland is sixth in the men's poll.

NZLGHXJKQPWZWAO.20121018221929.jpgUO men's distance coach Andy Powell

The Oregon women held onto their No. 2 spot in this week's Division I cross country poll by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The UO men were No. 3, which also is unchanged from the last set of USTFCCCA rankings.

The women's top five looks like this: Michigan, Oregon, Michigan State, Stanford and Georgetown.

The men's top five consists of Colorado, Northern Arizona, Oregon, Oklahoma State and Stanford. The University of Portland is No. 6.

Here is the complete release from the USTFCCCA.

-- Ken Goe | @KenGoe

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Oregon's dominance, running QBs and Mike Leach's big moment; Ken Goe's three takeaways from the weekend

Published Jan 01, 0001

Was USC exposed, or what?

I have these three takeaways from Saturday's action:

-- Oregon looks like the class of the Pac-12, and isn't close.

Who is going to challenge? The USC team that was steamrolled by Boston College? The Trojans' lack of depth was exposed, particularly on defense.

UCLA lost quarterback Brett Hundley to a left elbow injury suffered while he was running the football against Texas. Arizona State lost quarterback Taylor Kelly to a right foot injury he suffered while running the football against Colorado. Neither UCLA nor ASU looks as formidable without their signal callers.

The Ducks wouldn't play USC or ASU this season except in the Pac-12 title game. At this point, it doesn't look like either will get there.

-- You're rolling the dice if if you have a spread offense with a running quarterback.

Hundley and Kelly are indispensable to their teams. Both were hurt Saturday running the ball. Hopefully, Oregon's coaching staff was paying attention.

-- Washington State hammered Portland State, but I don't think it means much.

The Cougars haven't beaten an FBS team since Nov. 23, 2013. I wonder if WSU coach Mike Leach's act is wearing thin on the Palouse.

Martin Stadium is sold out for the WSU-Oregon game. This is the big stage.

If Leach ever is going to be more than the guy with the gimmick offense, all hat and no cattle, this would be the time to show it.

-- Ken Goe | @KenGoe

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Eugene's Jordan McNamara strikes late to win the Fifth Avenue Mile

Published Jan 01, 0001

Four Oregon-based runners placed in the men's top 10.

Former University of Oregon runner Jordan McNamara made a late surge to edge Garrett Heath and win the Fifth Avenue Mile Saturday in New York City.

McNamara, who trains with Eugene-based Oregon Track Club Elite, crossed the finish line 3 minutes, 51.0 seconds.

Heath was second with the same official time.

Oregon was well represented among the top 10 finishers.

Ryan Hill of the Bowerman Track Club was fifth. Matthew Centrowitz of the Oregon Project was sixth and Daniel Huling of the Bowerman Track Club was seventh.

Olympian Jenny Simpson won the women's race in 4:19.4. Jordan Hasay, Treniere Moser and Mary Cain, all of the Oregon Project, came across in eighth, ninth and 10th respectively.

Here are complete results from the men's and women's competiton.

-- Ken Goe | @KenGoe

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