track and field http://klcc.org en Global Ambassadors Host International Athletes http://klcc.org/post/global-ambassadors-host-international-athletes <p>People around Eugene or the University of Oregon in the next week may hear more foreign language speakers than usual. &nbsp;There are thousands of athletes and coaches here for the World Junior Track and Field Championships. Helping orient those visitors is a group of U of O student ambassadors.&nbsp;</p><p>("Welcome to Eugene" in Japanese) ("Welcome to Eugene" in Italian)</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Karen Richards 17743 at http://klcc.org Global Ambassadors Host International Athletes Young Track And Field Athletes Earn Right To Represent Team USA http://klcc.org/post/young-track-and-field-athletes-earn-right-represent-team-usa <p>After Friday night's fireworks, the patriotic weekend continued at Hayward Field. The country's best track and field athletes under 20 competed Saturday and Sunday for a chance to represent the United States at the World Junior Championships.</p><p>The U.S. has never hosted a world championship track meet. In two weeks, Eugene will welcome junior athletes from 212 countries. This weekend, several local competitors earned their right to compete for the United States at the event.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:15:00 +0000 Karen Richards 16954 at http://klcc.org Young Track And Field Athletes Earn Right To Represent Team USA USA Junior Track Championships Free To Attend This Weekend http://klcc.org/post/usa-junior-track-championships-free-attend-weekend <p>Before the world comes to Eugene later this month, the U.S. has to select its athletes. This weekend, the best American track and field competitors under age 20 will compete at Hayward Field.</p><p></p><p>Only the top two U.S. finishers from this weekend will go to the World Junior Championships. There will be plenty of local talent to root for. Five current U of O athletes and five freshmen recruits will compete on their home track. One of the veteran Ducks is Maggie Schmaedick, a 2013 Sheldon High School graduate. She enters Sunday's 5K race with the country's fastest junior time.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:42:46 +0000 Karen Richards 16744 at http://klcc.org USA Junior Track Championships Free To Attend This Weekend Oregon Men Earn National Track & Field Championship Title http://klcc.org/post/oregon-men-earn-national-track-field-championship-title <p>The University of Oregon men's track and field team ended a 30-year dry spell by earning the national title at Hayward Field Saturday. The Oregon women took third in the NCAA Championships held in Eugene.</p><p>More than 11,000 fans packed the stands at Hayward Field on the final day of competition. The crowd finally saw the sun break through the thick clouds in the men's 1500 meter; Oregon senior Mac Fleet won his last collegiate race.</p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 07:13:07 +0000 Angela Kellner 15609 at http://klcc.org Oregon Men Earn National Track & Field Championship Title Track Athletes Share Superstitions, Rituals Before They Compete http://klcc.org/post/track-athletes-share-superstitions-rituals-they-compete <p></p><p>It was a windy second day at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field. Many athletes have superstitions or rituals before they compete, and track is no different. KLCC’s Desmond O’Boyle went out in search of some of those stories and has this audio postcard.</p><p>copyright, 2014 KLCC</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:19:23 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 15491 at http://klcc.org Track Athletes Share Superstitions, Rituals Before They Compete The Best Collegiate T&F Athletes Coming To Eugene http://klcc.org/post/best-collegiate-tf-athletes-coming-eugene <div>The best collegiate track and field athletes in the country are traveling to Eugene this week to compete in the NCAA Championships. &nbsp;The 4-day meet opens Wednesday at Hayward Field.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:19:08 +0000 Jes Burns 15232 at http://klcc.org The Best Collegiate T&F Athletes Coming To Eugene The Future Of Track Town USA http://klcc.org/post/future-track-town-usa <p>Recorded on : June 6th, 2014</p><p>Air Date: June 9th, 2014</p><p></p><p>Eugene has a rich track and field history, and the speakers scheduled for June 6 are working toward a rich track and field future. Vin Lananna and Mike Reilly discuss their plans to bring to Eugene the best track and field athletes from the around the country and the world for many years to come.</p><p>Eugene is hosting the NCAA Division I National Championships in June and the World Junior Championships in July. Lananna and Reilly will talk about some ways that Eugene benefits from these events.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:05:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 15189 at http://klcc.org 39 Ducks Will Compete At NCAA Track & Field Championships In Eugene http://klcc.org/post/39-ducks-will-compete-ncaa-track-field-championships-eugene <p>Oregon schools sent dozens of athletes to the NCAA Western Preliminaries in Arkansas over the weekend, hoping to qualify for the national championships happening in Eugene in less than two weeks.&nbsp; Perennial track and field powerhouse, the University of Oregon, qualified 39 individuals for the finals – 20 women and 19 men.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:51:21 +0000 Jes Burns 14865 at http://klcc.org 39 Ducks Will Compete At NCAA Track & Field Championships In Eugene Ducks Earn Reputation As "Track Town USA." http://klcc.org/post/ducks-earn-reputation-track-town-usa <p>Eugene's reputation as "Track Town USA" was well earned Saturday. Both the women's and men's teams were crowned NCAA Indoor Champions. It was the men's first title since 2009. This was the women's fifth consecutive championship. They are only the second team to accomplish this.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:44:26 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 9923 at http://klcc.org Ducks Earn Reputation As "Track Town USA." Youth Challenge For Upcoming Junior World Championships At Hayward http://klcc.org/post/youth-challenge-upcoming-junior-world-championships-hayward <p>This summer, elite young athletes from more than 200 countries will come to Hayward Field in Eugene to compete in a six day Track &amp; Field event. TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna Wednesday announced a challenge for local youth.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:31:58 +0000 Rachael McDonald 6090 at http://klcc.org Youth Challenge For Upcoming Junior World Championships At Hayward