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Steenkamp family doubts Oscar Pistorius apology

Published Jan 01, 0001

Oscar Pistorius must "pay for what he's done," and his apology to the family of the girlfriend he killed was not sincere, a cousin of Reeva Steenkamp testified Thursday. Read more...

Endurance sports - Gold medal capped Bob Schul's amazing 1964 track season

Published Jan 01, 0001

Oct. 18 marks the 50th anniversary of Bob Schul winning gold in the 5,000 meters at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, capping one of the greatest seasons in U.S. track and field history for the supremely conditioned runner, writes Doug Williams Read more...

Cousin of Reeva Steenkamp testifies at Oscar Pistorius sentencing hearing

Published Jan 01, 0001

Reeva Steenkamp's cousin sobbed while testifying Wednesday how she first heard on a car radio that Oscar Pistorius had killed his girlfriend. 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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Edward Cheserek and the Oregon women's team win Pac-12 cross country titles

Published Jan 01, 0001

The Oregon men place second to Colorado.

BBMLUQCZJEWNCKG.20130910234948.jpgEdward Cheserek 

Oregon sophomore Edward Cheserek repeated as the Pac-12 men's cross country individual champion, and the UO women won the team title Friday at the Metropolitan Links Golf Course in Oakland, California.

The Colorado men placed five runners in the top eight to claim the men's team title for a fourth consecutive time with 30 points.

Cheserek made an early move to win the race easily, finishing the 8,000-meter course in 23 minutes, 23 seconds.

Teammate Eric Jenkins crossed second in 23:34 as the UO men placed second in the team standings with 57 points.

Freshman Frida Berge was the top-finishing Oregon woman, crossing ninth in the 6,000-meter race with a time of 20:25. The Ducks finished with 54 team points. Stanford was second with 74.

Shelby Houlihan of Arizona State was the women's individual champion. She finished in 19:59.

Here are the final results of the men's competition.

Here are the final results of the women's competition.

Here is the official release from Oregon.

-- Ken Goe | @KenGoe

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