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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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The Oregon men trail No. 1 Colorado and the UO women remain No. 3 in college cross country

Published Jan 01, 0001

The University of Portland men's team drops to No. 8.

BBMLUQCZJEWNCKG.20130910234948.jpgEdward Cheserek 

The Colorado men are a unanimous No. 1 in this week's U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association college cross country poll.

Oregon is No. 2.

The Buffaloes had a dominant performance while winning last weekend's NCAA Pre-Nationals meet in Terre Haute, Ind.

Oregon's Edward Cheserek won the race and teammate Eric Jenkins was third. But six Colorado runners crossed before Oregon's No. 3 individual, Daniel Winn, 19th overall.

The University Portland slipped from No. 5 to No. 8 in the men's rankings.

In the women's poll, Michigan State unseated Michigan at the top of the rankings. Georgetown moved from fourth to second, jumping over Oregon, which remained No. 3.

Here is how the top five looks in this week's men's rankings: Colorado, Oregon, Syracuse, Oklahoma State and Iona.

Here is the top five looks in the women's poll: Michigan State, Georgetown, Oregon, Michigan and Arkansas.

-- Ken Goe | @KenGoe

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