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John Urschel of Penn State Nittany Lions wins Sullivan Award

Published Jan 01, 0001

Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel won the Sullivan Award on Friday night as the country's top amateur athlete. Read more...

Prosecutor challenges Oscar Pistorius' testimony

Published Jan 01, 0001

The prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has told the world-famous athlete that he fatally shot his girlfriend through a toilet door as they were talking. Read more...

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for 18 months after testing positive last June

Published Jan 01, 0001

A Jamaican disciplinary panel on Thursday banned former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after the veteran sprinter tested positive for a banned stimulant last June. 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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Track & Field News now has the Oregon women favored to win the NCAA Outdoor Championship

Published Jan 01, 0001

The form chart now projects Prandini to win the 100 meters.

Track & Field News has published an updated form chart for the NCAA Track & Field Championships, and this one shows the Oregon women winning the national title.

The Track & Field News form chart last week showed Texas with a 10-point edge on the Ducks.

But that was before last weekend's Mt. SAC Relays, where Oregon's Jenna Prandini ran a wind-legal, 11.11 100 meters and UO 4x100 relay clocked a 43.31, the fourth-fastest collegiate time in history.

This week's form chart, compiled by Jack Pfeifer, shows Prandini winning the 100, Oregon's Phyllis Francis winning the 400, Oregon's Laura Roesler winning the 800, and the UO 4x100 finishing first. The projected final score shows the Ducks with 69 points, Texas with 65 and Texas A&M with 63.

This year's NCAA Track & Field Championships are at Hayward Field in Eugene, June 11-14.

The Ducks last won a NCAA women's outdoor team title in 1985.

Here is a look at the latest TF&N form chart for the women's meet.

-- Ken Goe

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