Oregon XC Preview Canceled Due To Hazardous Air Quality In Springfield

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The University of Oregon cancelled their cross country season opener -- the Oregon XC Preview, which had been scheduled for Thursday -- due to hazardous air quality in Springfield and Eugene. The race was to be held at Springfield Golf Club.

There are several forest fires currently contributing to poor air quality in the state of Oregon. There are currently 16 fires burning in the Williamette National Forest over 45,670 acres. Misuse of fireworks also caused a devastating outbreak in the Mt. Hood National Forest on Saturday at Eagle Creek. Winds have spread the Eagle Creek Fire westward and into the state of Washington; local news sources say the fire now covers 10,000 acres.



The towns of Eugene and Springfield are rated "hazardous" with a nearly off the charts score of 434 in the "24 Hour Air Quality Index." See graphic below, courtesy of Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA).

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In this video blog posted by Oregon senior Emma Abrahamson, she and teammate Allie Cash drove nearly 50 miles to Corvallis for a six-mile run because the air conditions in Eugene were so poor.

The Lady Ducks are the defending NCAA cross country champions. The men placed ninth at NCAAs last fall.

Christian Coleman Breaks 60m World Record (Again), Wins U.S. Title!

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It's difficult enough to break a world record over the course of a lifetime. But Christian Coleman has done it twice in the span of a month.

Coleman Breaks WR, Chelimo/Houlihan Double: USATF Day 3 Play-By-Play

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The final day of the 2018 second day of the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships featured a world record by Christian Coleman, an American record by Sharika Nelvis, distance doubles from Paul Chelimo and Shelby Houlihan, dramatic results in the 400m races and several close battles for qualification spots to the World Indoor Championships. 

Shelby Houlihan, Paul Chelimo Retain USA Indoor 3K Titles

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Chelimo, Houlihan Take 3K Wins: USATF Day 2 Play-By-Play

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The second day of the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships is the books! Finals in the men's and women's 3000m capped off the action as four athletes qualified for the World Indoor Championships. 

Andre De Grasse's Highlights From The 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

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Canadian sprinter and 2016 Olympic medalist Andre De Grasse showed off more than his speed on the court last night at the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in Los Angeles. 

Craig Leon, Allison Macsas To Take On The Hills At The Austin Marathon

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Earlier this year, the city of Austin, Texas, announced its intention to bid for the 2020 Olympic Trials marathon. While the running world waits until April to learn if the Austin will land its first-ever USATF Championship, runners with a wealth of Trials experience will race Sunday in the state capitol in the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. 

Erin Finn Is Injured, Will Sit Out Remainder Of Indoor Season

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University of Michigan All-American Erin Finn announced on social media this week that she is injured again and will bypass the remainder of the indoor track season. 

Windle Running For Respect, National Team Spot At 2018 USATF Indoors

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Coleman, Baker! Allen, Merritt! Men's 60m Dash & Hurdles Preview

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In the men's 60m field at the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships, there's Christian Coleman, and then there's everyone else.

These College Kids Could've Made The U.S. World Team

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The USATF Indoor Championships are in the heart of the NCAA season. As a result, many qualified U.S. athletes still in college will miss out on the opportunity to represent Team USA in Birmingham this year.