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Jamaica agency admits sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's test was flawed

Published Jan 01, 0001

Jamaica's anti-doping agency on Wednesday acknowledged that sample collection procedures in sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's positive test last year were "inconsistent" with international standards. Read more...

Nike extends sponsorship deal with USA Track and Field team

Published Jan 01, 0001

Nike signed one of the longest and most valuable sponsorship contracts in sports history on Wednesday, agreeing to extend its sponsorship of the USA Track & Field team for an additional 23 years. Read more...

Judge sets 2-week adjournment in Oscar Pistorius trial

Published Jan 01, 0001

The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ruled Wednesday that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume again on May 5. 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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Quick facts about the Oregon Relays track & field meet, which begins Thursday at Hayward Field

Published Jan 01, 0001

The Nike Oregon Project's Matthew Centrowitz could run either the 1,500 or 5,000 on Saturday.

What: The Oregon Relays.

Where: Hayward Field, Eugene.

When: The meet begins at 1 p.m. Thursday with the first day of the decathlon and the heptathlon, and continues with open events on Friday and Saturday.

Television: Portions of the meet will be live-streamed at goducks.com.

DULMHZTJQGZYBLB.20090929000809.jpgLuke Puskedra
The skinny: The meet includes both high school and college events. Some of Oregon's top individuals will be at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. ... On paper, the best event appears to be the men's 5,000 meters, which will wrap up competition on Saturday night. Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek, already a three-time NCAA champion, will be making his first appearance at Hayward Field in a UO uniform. The entry list for the 5,000 also includes touted UO transfer Eric Jenkins as well as Cam Levins and Luke Puskedra of the Nike Oregon Project. ... Former UO runner Matthew Centrowitz, also a member of the Oregon Project, could run the 5,000. But Centrowitz also is entered in the 1,500 on Saturday and is unlikely to run both. ... Here are links to the entries, and to the final meet schedule.

-- Ken Goe

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