2012 London Olympics: Profiles on All 10 Ducks

Need a quick stop to look at all the olympians who went to the University of Oregon? Look no further. Here’s a list of what each player will be competing in, along with some highlighted accomplishments in their career.

Jun 23, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; Ashton Eaton poses with the scoreboard after setting a decathlon world record of 9,039 points in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Keshia Baker (USA) – women’s 4x400m relay

  • 5-foot-7 from Fairfield, California
  • 2010 NCAA Outdoor and Indoor 4x400m champions
  • Six university records (includes 400-meter and 4×400 relay)

Matthew Centrowitz (USA) – men’s 1,500 meters

  • 5-foot-8 from Arnold, Maryland
  • NCAA champion and USA National champion at 1,500 meters
  • Two university records, including 1,500-meter time

Andrew Wheating (USA) – men’s 1,500 meters

  • Participated in 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • 5-time NCAA champion (including 1,500 meters)
  • 2010 Bowerton Award finalist

Zoe Buckman (Australia) – women’s 1,500 meters

  • 5-foot-7 from Canberra, Australia
  • Two-time Pac-10 champion (including 1,500 meters)
  • Finished fourth place in 800 meters at 2008 NCAA championships

Ashton Eaton (USA) – men’s decathalon

  • Holds world record at heptathlon with 6,499 points and decathlon with 9,039 points
  • Five-time NCAA champion and Pac-10 champion (including decathalon three times in both each)
  • 2010 Bowerman Award winner

Becky Holliday (USA) – women’s pole vault

  • 5-foot-3 from Sparks, Nevada
  • Received silver in USA Outdoor and Indoor championships in alternate years since 2010
  • Personal best is 15 feet indoors (15-foot-1 outdoors)

Cyrus Hostetler (USA) – men’s javelin

  • 6-foot-3 from Newberg, Oregon
  • Two-time Pac-10 champion (both in javelin)
  • Holds conference and school record in javelin

Rachel Yurkovich (USA) – women’s javelin

  • 5-foot-11 from Newberg, Oregon
  • Three-time Pac-10 champion (all in javelin)
  • Career record: 191-1
  • Won bronze medal at 2008 US Olympic Trials

Galen Rupp (USA) – men’s 5,000 and 10,000 meters

  • 5-foot-11 from Portland, Oregon
  • Won six NCAA championships (including outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meters)
  • 2009 Bowerman Award winner; 2008 Beijing Olympics participant

Brianne Theisen (Canada) – women’s heptathlon

  • Five-time NCAA champion (including heptathlon twice)
  • Two-time Pac-10 champion in heptathlon
  • Five university records (including heptathlon)

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Topics: 2012 London Olympics, Andrew Wheating, Ashton Eaton, Becky Holliday, Brianne Theisen, Cyrus Hostetler, Ducks In The Olympics, Galen Rupp, Keshia Baker, Matthew Centrowitz, Rachel Yurkovich, Track And Field, Usa National, Zoe Buckman

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