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Tickets on sale for 2015 outdoor season

EUGENE, Ore. – Can the University of Oregon men’s track and field team claim a second straight NCAA outdoor title? Who will represent Team USA on the global stage at the  IAAF World Championships in Beijing this summer? And which UO athletes will emerge as breakout stars in 2015?

Those questions will be answered at historic Hayward Field this year as another exciting UO outdoor track and field season is fast approaching. You won’t want to miss a single moment, so make sure you have the best possible seats for all of the phenomenal action.

UO season tickets and all-session …


One location, two championships

EUGENE, Ore. – The 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will undergo a noteworthy change in its competition schedule when the four-day meet is held at historic Hayward Field this June.

In an effort to enhance fan interest, provide a clear presentation of storylines for media coverage and allow each gender to have its own moment of recognition, the NCAA Track & Field and Cross Country Committee has decided to separate the men’s and women’s events onto different days.

The concept received overwhelming support at the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association convention last December. The …


Two world bests at Millrose Games

The 108th edition of the NYRR Millrose Games, held at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory on Saturday (14), produced two world bests and five world-leading marks.

The men’s and women’s Wanamaker miles are traditionally the most cherished events of the meeting. Besides the usual winners’ cups, this time the organisers secretly prepared additional prizes: one for 40-year old two-time world champion Bernard Lagat, who was targeting Eamonn Coghlan’s M40 world indoor best of 3:58.15, and another one for a potential 100th sub-four-minute finisher at the Millrose Games.

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UO's Cheserek joins elite mile at Millrose Games

EUGENE, Ore. – So, what’s a two-time NCAA cross country champion doing in a stacked field of world-class runners in the famed Wanamaker Mile at the 108th annual Millrose Games in New York City on Saturday?

If you’re Oregon sophomore Edward Cheserek, the simplistic answer is getting a qualifying mark for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, March 13-14, in Fayetteville, Ark.

But there’s a lot more to it than that.

Cheserek, who was honored as the USTFCCCA Division I cross country scholar-athlete of the year this week – …


OTC Elite adds three-time world champion

EUGENE, Ore. – Ethiopia’s Mohammed Aman, a three-time IAAF World Champion in the 800 meters, has joined Oregon Track Club Elite, it was announced Tuesday.

Aman, who has been working out with several members of the Eugene-based post-collegiate training group for the past several weeks, is no stranger to TrackTown USA.

He competed at the annual Prefontaine Classic in each of the past four years. Aman made his debut at historic Hayward Field in the mile in 2011; he won the 800 meters in 2013 and placed second in that race …


Alexi Pappas: On budgeting willpower

EUGENE, Ore. – In elementary school, I used to meet my two best friends at the same tree every recess. For six wonderful years we would sit in class and stare at the large analog clock on the wall, chewing our pencils, waiting for the faithful recess bell to ring. And when it did we ran straight to our tree, no need to coordinate in advance — we always knew where we would find each other. It was like we were reporting to practice. Friend practice. There was something incredibly dependable and comforting about it.

I didn’t really think about …