Former Oregon Track and Field Athlete Jasmine Todd Talks About Ending Ducks Career

May 14, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Jasmine Todd of Oregon places second in a women
May 14, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Jasmine Todd of Oregon places second in a women /

The story of Jasmine Todd is coming to light, along with her abrupt departure from the Oregon Ducks, ultimately she is remaning positive and is making a push for the Olympic Trials.

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Former Oregon Duck Track and Field Distance Runner Jasmine Todd left the Oregon Ducks abruptly during the 2015-16 Season. No one really knew why until now. It was not due to injury as some thought.

Todd spoke recently with FloTrack about the decision, that ultimately was not hers. It came down to an online class she took. She has an agreement with the Professor for the course concerning her Oregon Workload on the Field, and when her assignments were due. What was not clear was that this ‘agreement’ was not part of the policy of the Online school and her final grade was considered not valid. This caused the team and Head Coach Robert Johnson to go into scramble mode.

Johnson’s efforts were to no avail, she was declared ineligible to compete in Kansas and also for the NCAA Championships.

"It was so incredibly hard. The first day I left the track, and the coaches were supportive and offered me a ride back to the hotel,” she said. “I cried for a long time, and was on the phone with my parents for an hour crying because they had no idea what was going on.Todd speaking to FloTrack about the end of her Oregon Ducks Career"

Todd headed back to her hometown of Chandler Arizona. She will certainly return to competition. The former Oregon Duck has not yet signed with an agent or any company and she is training with her father according to FloTrack.

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She is expected to compete at the US Track and Field Olympic Trials in July at Hayward Field in Eugene. With this story coming out, I fully believe that the loudest cheers over that 10 day period may be for her when she hits the track.