Oregon Ducks Enter Olympic Trials With Most College Athletes


Oregon fans will have plenty to cheer for with 14 Oregon Ducks athletes participating in 17 events during the Olympic Trials.

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The mantra of ‘Tracktown USA’ will be in full force again in 2016, as it was in 2012. Outside some of the known names to come from Oregon including Marcus Chambers, Galen Rupp, and Ashton Eaton. The future will be on display for ten days starting tomorrow.

The University of Oregon has 14 athletes paticipating in 17 events over the ten days of the US Track and Field Team Trials at Hayward Field starting on Friday. There is an advantage, of sorts, being that these athletes, as well as the others competing from colleges throughout the county is, they are prepared. They have already seen the big stage and the lights. The Oregon Ducks have also competed throughout the Outdoor season on their home Track.

Last month, they participated in the NCAA Championships at the same venue over three days at Hayward Field, now it is for a chance to go to Rio De Janeiro and represent the country on the World Stage at the Olympic Games.

The first few days of competition will see plenty of Green and Yellow on the Track with Oregon Ducks Raevyn Rogers who  will see the first action at 4:45 on Friday in the 800 Meter Qualifier, followed by Marcus Chambers in the Qualifer for the 400 Meter at 5:15. Day two will see the Decathalon with reigning Champion Ashton Eaton in contention. The Ducks will bring Mitch Modin into the fray for the 2016 Olympic Trials.

Here is a complete list of Collegiate Athletes competing, including the 14 from the University of Oregon from US Track and Field. The Olympic Trials for Track and Field take place from July 1st-10 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Autzen Zoo will have coverage throughout and Justin Phillips will provide hourly reports for KPNW Radio for those in the Eugene/Springfield area.