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As the second half of the 2012 Olympic Trials begins Thursday, here’s a look back at some of the memorable first-half events

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2 1 jeff matarrese photo editor Galen Rupp dominated the field of the men’s 10,000 meters — winning by more than eight seconds — and looks to continue his long-distance success when he goes for a second team spot in the 5,000 meters. 2 nate barrett photographer Ryan Bailey, the third qualifier for the men’s 100 meters, celebrates with his son after qualifying for the Olympics. 3 jeff matarrese photo editor Ashton Eaton crosses the finish line of the decathlon 1,500 meters, cementing his decathlon world-record in points at 9,039. 4 tess freeman photographer LaShawn Merritt celebrates after his first-place finish in the men’s 400-meter dash. 5 tess freeman photographer Kellie Wells raises her arms to the sky after making the U.S. Olympic Team in the 100-meter hurdles.

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Go to our website for full-day recaps, longer profiles of Trials’ people — both behind-thescenes and starring on it — and other features.

University of Oregon DPS Lt. Herb Horner uses his experience from the 2008 Olympic Trials to keep things flowing smooth.

Though Dawn Harper finished first in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, Lolo Jones was the one hogging all the limelight.

A running list of photos taken near Hayward Field is still on our website. Upload yours or see what others are doing.

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TRIALS

HEAT SHEET Heat 1

1 Nicole Schappert

9 German Fernandez Unattached 10 Robby Andrews

New Balance

3 Sara Vaughn Athletic Club

Bowerman

4 Jenny Simpson

New Balance

5 Lea Wallace

Nike

6 Heather Kampf USA Minnesota

Asics/Team

7 Kate Grace Jersey New York

Oiselle/New

8 Shannon Rowbury

Nike

9 Cory McGee

Florida

10 Stephanie Charnigo New Jersey New York Track Club

Heat 2

1 Katherine Mackey

Brooks

2 Gabriele Anderson Team USA Minnesota

Brooks/

3 Margaret Infeld

NYAC

4 Morgan Uceny

adidas

5 Katie Flood

adidas

Heat 3

NYAC

2 Sarah Bowman

Flight 2

New York Track Club

Washington

1 John Mickowski

Unattached

2 Leonel Manzano

Nike Wisconsin

8 Natasha MacLaren

U Conn

3 Jillian Camarena-Williams Nike/NYAC

5 Andrew Wheating Nike/Oregon TC Elite 6 Dorian Ulrey

Nike

12 Priscilla Frederick Saint John’s

9 Matthew Maldonado Beach State

Long

10 Liam Boylan-Pett New Jersey New York Track Club

Men’s Triple Jump (Prelim) 4:30 p.m. Flight 1

1 Alphonso Jordan 2 Josh Como

Unattached

Chula Vista Elite

Unattached

Li-Ning Virginia

12 Aarik Wilson

Unattached

1 Floyd Ross

New Mexico

2 Troy Doris

Iowa

3 William Claye

Nike

4 Ethan DeJongh

Unattached

5 Nkosinza Balumbu Mizuno/Mission Valley Track 6 Brandon Roulhac

Shore AC

7 Walter Davis 9 Tydree Lewis

Unattached Houston George Mason

2 Jeff See

11 LaVell Handy University

5 Jack Bolas

Arkansas New Balance

6 Matthew Centrowitz

Nike

7 David Torrence

Nike

8 Riley Masters 9 Craig Miller 10 Daniel Clark

Oklahoma

12 Omar Craddock

Flight 1

1 Rebecca Christensen

RIADHA

3 Allison Barwise

Boston Univ.

4 Ifoma Olausson

Unattached

Nike

5 Elizabeth Patterson Tucson Elite Athletic

2 Miles Batty

BYU

6 Jane Doolittle

5 John Jefferson

Brooks

6 Garrett Heath

Saucony

7 Kyle Miller 8 Brian Gagnon

Nike New Jersey

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7 Gabrielle Williams Unattached 8 Chaunte Lowe

Nike

9 Tynita Butts East Carolina 10 Anntoinette Dudley Tennessee

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Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles (Prelim) 5:30 p.m. 2 Natalie Morerod

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Nike

4 Turquoise Thompson

UCLA

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Arizona

4 Kearsten Peoples

Missouri

5 Felisha Johnson

Indiana State

6 Alyssa Hasslen

Arizona

9 Skylar White

Baylor

10 Kyla Buckles Indiana University 11 Tiffany Howard

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Unattached Arizona Arkansas

Oklahoma

5 Chandra Brewer

Unattached

6 Kelsey Card

Wisconsin

7 Brittany Smith

Illinois State

8 Becky O’Brien

SUNY Buffalo

9 Jeneva McCall

Unattached

10 Michelle Carter

Nike

11 Michelle Anumba

Duke

12 Trecey Hoover

Unattached

Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles (Prelim) 6:00 p.m. Heat 1

2 Alex Wilright

Evo Track Club

3 Antonio Blanks

Ohio State

6 Reginald Wyatt Jr

USC

7 Eric Cray

Oklahoma Kansas

Heat 2

2 Ali Arastu

Michigan

3 Bershawn Jackson 4 Jibri Victorian College

Nike Coppin State

5 Christopher Carter 6 Austin Hollimon 7 Keyunta Hayes 8 LaRon Bennett

BYU

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3 David Aristil

South Florida

6 Christine Spence

Unattached

4 Justin Gaymon

Unattached

7 Jernail Hayes

Unattached

5 Carson Blanks

Ole Miss

8 London Finley

Georgetown

6 Lee Moore

7 Kori Carter

BUSINESS Publisher x317 Ryan M. Frank Digital Media Developer Ivar Vong Mobile & web designer Gaston Figueroa Manager x302 Kathy Carbone Delivery Nicholas Baker Zach Kezer Logan Kostur Jeff Kresse Jeff Leanse Thomas Weaver

adidas Stanford

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7 Michael Tinsley

adidas

8 Adam Durham

Unattached

Heat 4

2 Caleb Cross

Arkansas

3 Reuben Mccoy

Unattached

4 Johnny Dutch

Nike

5 Jermaine Lowery

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Ohio State

6 Donald Cabral 7 Max King Running Klub

Princeton Central Oregon

8 Benjamin Bruce McMillan Elite

adidas/

9 Craig Forys

Unattached

10 William Nelson

New Balance

11 David Adams

Team Nebraska

12 Brian Olinger

Reebok

13 Evan Jager Elite

Nike/Oregon TC

14 Joshua McAdams New Balance

Heat 1

3 Alexis Love

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3 Natasha Hastings Armour

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4 Sanya Richards-Ross

7 Charonda Williams

Nike Unattached USC Kansas

Heat 5

3 Tianna Madison

Saucony

4 Lauryn Williams

Saucony

5 Aurieyall Scott

UCF

6 Ashton Purvis East Oakland Youth Development 7 Leslie Cole

Unattached

Heat 6

3 Carmelita Jeter

Nike

4 Porscha Lucas

Saucony

5 Chalonda Goodman

Texas

6 Alexandria Anderson

Nike

7 Shayla Mahan

South Carolina

Women’s 5,000-Meter Run (Final) 7:15 p.m. Heat 1

1 Magdalena Lewy Boulet Saucony 2 Abbey D’Agostino Unattached 3 Kathy Kroeger 4 Emily Sisson 5 Lisa Uhl

Stanford Unattached

Nike/Oregon TC Elite

6 Kim Conley

SRA Elite

7 Emily Infeld

Georgetown

8 Elizabeth Maloy

New Balance

9 Lauren Fleshman TC Elite

Nike/Oregon

10 Tara Erdmann

Unattached

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Asics/NYAC

14 Julia Lucas TC Elite

Nike/Oregon Unattached Saucony

Men’s 5,000 Meter Run (Final) 7:38 p.m. Heat 1

1 Elliot Heath

Stanford

2 Andrew Bumbalough 3 Scott Bauhs

Nike

Unattached

4 Mohamed Trafeh

Heat 2

6 Cambrya Jones

Texas A&M

5 Jeneba Tarmoh

16 Molly Huddle

Murray State

5 Jessica Young

4 Ashley Collier

15 Deborah Maier

Women’s 200-Meter Dash (Prelim) 6:45 p.m.

7 Amber Purvis

Heat 3

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Tennessee

4 Donald Cowart tain Racing

LSU

5 MacKenzie Hill

5 Ellen Wortham

Reebok

6 Kimberlyn Duncan

First Light Track

Iowa State

Nike

3 Daniel Huling

UCF

2 Trey Charles Club

4 Kianna Elahi

2 Kyle Alcorn

Nike

Unattached

Saucony

Unattached

5 Octavious Freeman

Baylor

South Dakota

1 Augustus Maiyo

4 LaShaunte’a Moore

4 Tiffany Williams

3 Queen Harrison

Heat 1

UTSA

LSU

2 Alexa Duling

Nike

Unattached

3 Cassandra Tate

Heat 4

9 Westley Stockbarger Unattached

Men’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase (Final) 6:30 p.m.

8 Michael Stigler

6 Latosha Wallace

Nike

3 Ashley Muffet-Duncan Unattached

Nike

USC

8 Jarred Rome

Asics

8 Lashinda Demus

5 Dalilah Muhammad

7 Nick Jones Abilene Christian University

12 Russ Winger

Unattached

Unattached

Nike NYAC

2 Adriane Blewitt-Wilson Unattached

7 Megan Duncan

4 Ayla Smith

Unattached

Unattached

North Texas

Unattached

Nike

11 Dan Hytinen

5 Steven White

Arizona State

3 Casey Malone

1 Christina Hillman Iowa State

4 Tia Brooks

adidas

8 Paris Daniels

Oklahoma Brooks/Club

4 Chase Madison

3 Bianca Knight

7 Aareon Payne

10 Lance Brooks

Flight 2

Miami

3 Jasmine Chaney

1 Luke Bryant 2 William Conwell Northwest

Heat 4

6 Shareese Woods

Flight 1

6 Ian Waltz

Unattached

Memphis

Men’s Discus Throw (Final) 6:05 p.m.

8 Nia Henderson

6 Thandi Stewart

2 Joanna Schultz

Nike

5 Jason Young

Nike

Heat 2

Nike

7 Kerron Clement

7 Sarah Stevens-Walker Shore AC

4 Angelo Taylor

6 T’erea Brown Asics

Iowa State

5 Dominique Darden Unattached

2 Christina Holland

Unattached

Nike/Oregon

Jump

Heat 3

Texas

Oregon

11 Dustin DeLeo

8 Brittany Hyter

2 Victoria Lucas

3 AJ Acosta

10 Darren Niedermeyer High Athletic Club

7 Georganne Moline

Women’s High Jump (Prelim) 5:00 p.m.

1 William Leer

4 Stephen Pifer TC Elite

Florida

New Balance

Heat 2

UCLA

Unattached

8 Jonathan Clark IV Unattached 10 Chris Carter

4 Duncan Phillips

Nike

6 Michael Woepse

Heat 1

Flight 2

Heat 1

SUNY

5 Mark Hollis

Chula Vista Elite

11 Marcus Robinson

3 Erik Van Ingen Binghamton

Unattached

Unattached

Nike

Saucony

4 Scott Roth

9 Jordan Scott

2 Anna Pierce

1 Andrew Bayer Indiana University

Oral Roberts

Nike

10 Christian Taylor

Men’s 1,500-Meter Run (Prelim) 4:20 p.m.

3 Jack Whit

8 Brad Walker

Nike

Saucony

Unattached

Shore AC

1 Phoebe Wright

10 Amy Mortimer

Nike

2 Rory Quiller

4 Rafeeq Curry

Unattached

New Balance

1 Jeremy Scott

Nike

Florida State

9 Heidi Dahl

Flight 1

7 Derek Miles

9 Ryan Grinnell

8 Lauren Centrowitz New Balance

Men’s Pole Vault (Final) 5:05 p.m.

3 Lawrence Willis III Unattached

8 Phillip Young

Nike

10 Megan Seidl Wisconsin Runner Racing Team

8 Russell Brown Nike/Oregon TC Elite

Arizona State

7 Renee Tomlin

Unattached

11 Inika Mcpherson Unattached

7 Chris Benard

Unattached

9 Toni Young

7 Jordan McNamara Nike/Oregon TC Elite

Princeton

6 Melissa Salerno

Flight 1

4 Rob Finnerty

9 Greta Feldman

Nike

Unattached

2 Baillie Gibson

6 Zedric Thomas

Oregon

5 Lauren Collins

Oregon

Nebraska

5 Alice Schmidt

Alabama

6 Jeshua Anderson 8 Richard Lowe

Arizona

8 Ashley Miller

4 Jordan Hasay

4 Krystle Schade

Women’s Shot Put (Prelim) 5:40 p.m.

7 Brigetta Barrett

5 Tyron Stewart

New Balance

Unattached

6 Chancey Summers

adidas Raleigh

3 Brenda Martinez

Auburn

3 Kristen Meister

Columbia

7 Lauren Bonds Track Club

Heat 3

2 Maya Pressley

3 Kyle Merber

RIADHA

Nike

Texas

1 Danielle Frere

6 Karly Hamric

10 Treniere Moser

8 Jennifer Grossarth Unattached

1 Shanay Briscoe

Nike Saucony Unattached adidas

Nike

5 Benjamin True

Saucony

6 Lopez Lomong

Nike

7 Trevor Dunbar 8 Robert Cheseret 9 Ian Dobson Elite

Oregon Unattached

Nike/Oregon TC

10 Brent Vaughn

Nike

11 Galen Rupp

Heat 3

Nike

3 Dominique Duncan Texas A&M

12 Brandon Bethke

4 Shalonda Solomon

Reebok

13 Ryan Hill North Carolina State

5 Tiffany Townsen

adidas

14 George Alex

6 Allyson Felix 7 Joanna Atkins

Unattached Oklahoma

Nike

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Nike

Unattached

16 Hassan Mead

Minnesota

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Safety preparations University of Oregon Public Safety Lt. Herb Horner uses 2008 Olympic Trials experience to keep 2012 Trials flowing smoothly branden andersen news reporter

From the outside, it appears that University of Oregon Department of Public Safety lieutenant Herb Horner randomly stares off into the distance from time to time. Moments pass with eyes fixed on no particular object, hand braced on his collar where his radio is clipped. Suddenly life snaps back to the lieutenant’s eyes as his fingers constrict and he begins speaking. “Ocean 27 Lincoln 20,” he said. The clear, coiled wire running up the back of his collard uniform speaks directly into his ear, and after a couple seconds of a pause he resumes. “Are you guys clear of the event now? Copy, I gave Ocean 20 instructions for you guys and when I’m clear, I’ll return to East for a briefing.” “As long as the radio is on, you’re never off the clock,” he said, shifting his gaze back from his mind to the foreground. A slight grin reveals itself as he drops his hand back away from the radio. Horner went through this drill four years ago during the 2008 Olympic Trials. In comparison to his experience then, Horner feels much more prepared now that he knows what is coming.

“I think what we did in ’08 was we planned for the worst and hoped for the best,” Horner said. “We may have even overdone it a little bit.” Ultimately, the over-preparation paid off. Overall, the security at the trials was phenomenal in ’08, said Horner. The only problems they ran into happened early on in the trials, and were caught quickly. “We had a lot of bad guys — pickpockets, thieves, mainly looking for crimes of opportunity — in the first three days targeting innocent people,” Horner said. “We were really busy for those first three days and then they were gone. The remaining of the event was just a cruise for everybody.” Horner and DPS have been preparing for this year’s trials for the past two years, taking every lesson learned from 2008 into account and anticipating similarities. But they haven’t had nearly as many problems as they had in ’08. In his opinion, it could be the rain deterring criminals. But, most likely, it was because of the rigorous planning and training officers and departments needed to go through. “The planning for this thing started about two years ago,” Horner said. “There have been monthly meetings, then twice a month, then weekly building

up to today. So, it’s been quite intense.” And it wasn’t just DPS. Horner and his colleagues worked with departments ranging from Eugene Police Department to the parking and transportation committee, working to obtain the goal of safety and comfort for athletes and spectators alike. “It’s really interesting to be a part of something like this,” Horner said. “It’s not something that happens to too many people in their career.” Regardless, no matter the amount of perpetration or experience, Horner is always watching over his shoulder making sure that everything is running smoothly. Staying focused and aware at all times is an absolute necessity. Listening for even the slightest strangeness in behavior could tip him off to something bigger. At the end of his shift, Horner is left physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted. “We just want to be the invisible in all of this and not have to be seen or heard from,” he said. “But, if it’s required, then that’s what we train for and that’s what we plan for — we’ll do whatever needs to be done.” bandersen @ dailyemerald . com


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Want a book? Eugene is the right place for you. From the wellpriced stock of the Smith Family bookstores to the quality selection of J Michaels Books, to the local alternative bookstore Star Gate, this town has plenty to offer bibliophiles. During the Olympic Trials, several bookstores will be offering special deals and discounts or throwing special events, so when the track is closed or you’re tooling around town, here’s where you can pick up your next great read. The Duck Store

A campus institution, the Duck Store has been operating for 92 years. This 501(c) non-profit store is where students purchase textbooks and Duck fans buy their Nike gear. Climb the stairs to the second floor and you’ll find the book store which sports a wide selection of popular books in multiple genres and student textbooks located in the back. The prestigious history and central location on the campus strip make the Duck Store a must-visit location. If you can’t find a book to buy, there’s plenty else to see. The sub-level offers a wide array of office supplies and the first floor offers Nike clothes, souvenirs, electronics and snack food. During the trials, the Duck Store will be offering a variety of Olympic Trial memorabilia

and collectibles. Smith Family Books

Smith Family is perhaps the biggest book business in town. With a location next to campus on 13th Avenue and Mill Street and their main store on 525 Willamette Street, Smith Family has approximately 500,0000 books in stock. Evon Mieko has been involved with Smith Family for most of her life. “The store was started in the early 1970s with a fiercely independent attitude,” Mieko said. “The founders — my parents — wanted to develop a book store that welcomed all ideas and all kinds of people. We work hard to fill the shelves and aisles with good books that are priced well. New customers are always surprised and impressed with the amount of inventory we carry and the fascinating out-of-print titles they can find in our stores.” Most books are sold at a discount, with used books going for 50 percent off or more. For a book bargain paradise, look no further than Smith Family. While the trials are in full swing, Smith Family will be holding a weeklong street fair with special discounts on mysteries, science fiction, popular fiction and children’s books. Star Gate

Tucked away at 1374 Willamette Street, Star Gate has been operating for 25 years under sole proprietor Alan Stein. Packed with books on prayer, metaphysics and spiritual growth, the shop also offers a unique selection of DVDs, crystals, incense and candles — this shop

has it all for the new-age enthusiast. “We’re here for people who are searching for more meaning in their life,” Stein said. “ Searching for truth about themselves and life in general.” According to Stein, Star Gate is the “last of the locally owned and operated book and DVD stores,” in Eugene, with one of the most unique DVD collections on spirituality available anywhere. J Michaels Books

Now here’s a bookshop. Situated in the historic Quackenbush Building in downtown Eugene, J Michaels offers a top-notch selection, with specialties in art, architecture and photography, history and children’s books among others. Jeremy Nissel started J Michaels Books 38 years ago and has been in his present location for the last 28 years. The store is open 7 days a week and isn’t far from many of Eugene’s best shops. J Michaels is two blocks from the notorious Voodoo Doughnut. “We’re the kind of bookstore you don’t see anymore,” Nissel said. “A lot of comments I get from people outside Eugen is that this is one of their must-visit spots while they’re in town.” The books are handsomely laid out so that the shop gives the impression of a gallery. Bev Parish has been working at J Michaels for 20 years and keeps himself busy arranging the books and working with Nissel to keep the store in order. “It’s a genuine bookstore,” Parish said, “where you’ll find things you weren’t expecting.” dapulson @ dailyemerald . com

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A taste of campus running life at Track Town Pizza The restaurant has a variety of Olympic Trials-inspired originals robbie parness special sections reporter

If you are looking for a place to eat great pizza and still get the total University of Oregon experience, Track Town Pizza is the place to go. Located on Franklin Boulevard just across the street from Matthew Knight Arena, Track Town is a campus legend and offers an atmosphere that is all Oregon Ducks. Wall to wall is covered in memorabilia and memories of the most historic athletic moments in school history. It truly is

a restaurant that is unmatched in school spirit in Eugene. The restaurant looks great and has the college feel, but the food is top-notch. Voted the best pizza in Eugene by several publications, you can’t go wrong with any menu choices. Some of the Track Town favorites include BBQ chicken, Hawaiian, and a classic meatlovers. Don’t forget about the vegetarian options, too. No matter what kind of pizza preference you have, Track Town has you covered. But they couldn’t call it “Track Town” without a few Hayward Field-inspired pizza choices. They have pizzas titled the Decathlon, 100

yard dash, and Hammer. But the most appropriate pizza for the end of June is coated in pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, sausage, and fresh-grated Parmesan. Its name? The Olympian, of course! Track Town also has several side items, including breadsticks, wings and a salad bar at the lunch buffet. From top to bottom, the menu at Track Town is tasty, fun and won’t disappoint. If you find a craving for great local pizza and want a University of Oregon experience at the same time, head to Track Town Pizza. You won’t regret it. specialsections @dailyemerald.com

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The man behind the mic at historic Hayward Field Announcer Paul Swangard keeps the Trials’ crowd focused nicole ginley-hidinger freelance reporter

The words “Bowerman’s Curve” have echoed through Hayward Field during multiple races in the Olympic Trials. When heard, spectators know to look at the last 100 meters, so they could be sure to see Nick Symmonds lead the 800-meter finals to the finish or watch Lopez Lomong and Bernard Lagat run the trail end of the 5,000-meter semis perfectly in sync. The term “Bowerman’s Curve” was coined by Paul Swangard, the same man whose voice still fills the stadium of Hayward letting you know where to look and when so you don’t miss the best action. “The challenge of this environment is, in most cases, there are multiple things going on at the same time, and you’re

really trying to make sure that no fan who is in here will miss anything because they are looking the wrong direction,” Swangard said. When the men’s javelin finals, the women’s triple jump finals, the men’s pole vault qualifying round and the women’s 5,000 meters were all happening at the same time, he had to pay attention to all of them. “In the booth, it’s controlled chaos,” he said. “Hopefully, what the people out in the stands don’t realize is how much chaos it actually takes to offer a smooth call of a race.” Every event involves finding the right statistics and records. It involves knowing which athletes have made the Olympic “A” standard and which athletes are almost there. It involves knowing who each athlete is. “You try to keep track of what you say, and you always find yourself inevitably pronouncing an athlete’s name wrong or misidentifying an athlete on the track,” he said. The challenges never go away. Athletes with last names

such as Bumbalough and Ufodiama continue to compete. But, after 17 years of being the voice of Hayward, Swangard has found out some tricks. “(It) takes a lot of research and understanding of the sport,” he said. He grew up in Eugene; he graduated from South Eugene High School and walked on as a sprinter at the University of Oregon. He had several jobs at local radio and TV shows, such as KEZI. When the former Hayward announcer Wendy Ray retired, Swangard decided to try out for the job. Now, he announces meets at Hayward when not at his day job as the managing director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, which is in the Lundquist College of Business at the UO. “It’s a wonderful environment here,” he said. “So many of the people who are here don’t often come to track meets. I hope, as a big fan of the sport, that we create an environment that people want to come back to again and again.” news @ dailyemerald . com

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During the trials at Hayward Field, the volunteers are distinctive in their special white and black jackets with green Oregon shirts underneath. Kris Redmond is the workforce manager for TrackTown12, the woman in charge of all approximately 1,800 volunteers. Her day includes a constant flurry of action and minor crises. She must resolve schedules and ingest countless emails, and that’s when she isn’t providing the final decision on hundreds of small issues as they creep up through the day. “ I t ’s ex h a u s t i n g a n d exhilarating,” Redmond said. She’s happy to be working

here, though. The Olympic Trials are unique to say the least. Redmond doesn’t get tired of watching the volunteers accomplish their own feats. “You see people sacrifice their time just to help in any way they can,” Redmond said. Besides the volunteers, Redmond manages 125 USA Track & Field volunteers and works closely with every other workforce at the trials, including security. Redmond said many volunteers are returning from ’08 and enjoyed the event so much they felt compelled to return this year. Volunteering at the trials is no jog in the park. According to Redmond, each one of the 1,800 volunteers is required to do five shifts, averaging four hours each. “ I t ’s a t re m e n d o u s contribution of hours,” Redmond said. “There’s a component of

“You see people sacrifice their time just to help in any way they can.” KRIS REDMOND WORKFORCE Manager volunteer service with everything at the Trials.” The volunteers are involved in every stage of the trials. From clearing attendees to serving dinner, giving directions and moving equipment, taking out trash and running baskets of personal belongings for athletes, they are the muscle of the 2012 Olympic Trials. “The sport of track and field seems to attract people just full of caring and with big hearts,” Redmond said. “They’re amazing to work with.” dpaulson @ dailyemerald . com


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Day 7: Trials’ events that are a must see Decision postponed Here are contests you on 100-meter need to keep an eye on and shouldn’t miss dash tiebreaker becky metrick NEWS EDITOr

Press conference also involves Bernard Laget giving running advice

As the first day of the second portion of Olympic Trials begins, a number of preliminary rounds and a wave of different athletes will take to the track. However, with a few finals scheduled for the day, there is some unfinished business to be decided Thursday afternoon. Here are today’s can’t-miss events:

6:05 p.m., men’s discus throw (final) In the first round of the first flight, Lance Brooks came out strong throwing 64.80 meters, placing himself comfortably in first for the remainder of the prelim. However, Russ Winger — who had been stuck around 15th or lower for majority of the competition – came through in the final round with a throw of 62.61 meters to jump into second place. This major move displaced Jason Young, Ian Waltz and Jarrod Rome — who had each consistently thrown better — but could not hit the further mark of first. It will be a battle between these five athletes that will determine who ultimately goes to London.

6:30 p.m., men’s steeplechase (final) The steeplechase is always

jeff matarrese photographer Galen Rupp (right) is a favorite in the men’s 5,000-meter finals. Lopez Lomong and Bernard Lagat are also challengers in the final event of the day.

entertaining to watch, with a mixture of hurdles, long distance running and jumping into or over a simulated puddle the size of a small pond. One of the wettest races — regardless of the Eugene weather — this race will be one to watch, with current frontrunners Daniel Huling, Benjamin Bruce, Kyle Alcorn and Augustus Maiyo each finishing within a few hundredths of a second of each other.

7:15 p.m., women’s 5,000 meters (final) Unattached runner Abbey D’Agostino took first place in the prelim with a time of 15:41.14 and looked like a

strong competitor for the remainder of the race. Oregon Track Club Elite’s Julia Lucas came in third, and Julie Culley came in second — both in the same heat as D’Agostino. All current competitors are at least 19 seconds off of what is needed to get the Olympic “A” standard, which means the final will be where the athletes pull out their best in order to edge their way in to the Olympic Games.

7:38 p.m., men’s 5,000 meters (finals) After a harrowing early life, Lopez Lomong has been making a name for himself in

the world of track and field. Benard Lagat is preparing to fight him for the Trial’s gold medal, while the already 10,000-meter champion will be aiming to comeback from finishing in tenth overall. University of Oregon redshirt sophomore Trevor Dunbar announced his presence, coming in third in the first heat — but only managed to claim 11th overall. Both he and Galen Rupp are going to have to work hard to beat the number of athletes separating them from the podium — and Lomong will have a chance to show why he’s the best in the country at the 5,000. bmetrick @ dailyemerald . com

At USA Track & Field’s Wednesday press conference, officials announced a postponement on deciding the tiebreaker for the women’s 100-meter dash. Speaking afterwards, gold medalist Bernard Lagat spoke about running the 5,000 meters for possibly the last time competitively. It was announced that the tiebreaker for the women’s 100-meter dash between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh will be finalized in a meeting with the athletes and coach after Saturday’s final for the women’s 200 meters. The final tiebreaker will be announced Saturday evening or Sunday morning, USATF said. After official announcements, t h e c o n f e re n c e b ro ke out into individual interviews of athletes competing in the remainder of the Olympic Trials. C o m p e t i t o rs p re s e n t included Will Claye, Christian Taylor, Chaunte Lowe, Aries Merritt, Jason Richardson, David Oliver, Jillian Camarena-Williams and Bernard Lagat.

“Be patient, work hard and set practical, realistic goals.” BERNARD LAGAT 5,000 METER RUNNER

Lagat, 37, will be entering the men’s 5,000-meter run but not the 1,500 meters. He expressed during the press conference that he doesn’t feel he can compete at the pace of a 1,500 anymore, and that this Olympic year will be his last shot at the 5,000. He also spoke to reporters about his history at the University of Oregon. “The track I’ve run the most, I think, is Hayward Field,” Lagat said. The five-time gold medalist has been running the Prefontaine Classic every year at Hayward since 2001 — only missing the race once in 2004. He also had some words of advice for younger athletes. “Be patient, work hard and set practical, realistic goals,” he said. dpaulson@dailyemerald.com

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1 photos by nate barrett photographer 1 Former Olympians gather at South Eugene High School for Legends of the Past Celebrity Basketball Game. 2 While the former Olympic athletes started the game smiling, they ended it with one team attempting a late-game rally. 3 Both teams had an average outing offensively but an above-average one on defense. Here a Blue Team member tries to block a shot attempt from a Red Team member. 4 A Red Team member cries out at the fundraiser game Wednesday, with coaches and bench players in the background. 5 Though not their forte — having careers on the track and not with the roundball — they played a hard-fought game, with the Red Team outlasting the Blue, 54-49.

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With the main events of the Olympic Trials on hiatus, USA Track & Field found another way to get the competitive juices flowing Wednesday night. USATF hosted the first Legends of the Past Celebrity Basketball Game at South Eugene High School in an effort to raise money for charitable causes

while enjoying some light-hearted fun. The game was preceded by a screening of “Starting at the Finish Line: the Coach Buehler Story,” a documentary about longtime Duke coach Al Buehler and the far-reaching implications his career had in the track and field community. The game featured a gaggle of Olympic gold medalists, among them: Charles Austin (1996, high jump), Mike Conley (1992, triple jump), Dan O’Brien (1996, decathlon), Al Joyner (1984, triple jump), Kevin Young (1992, 400-meter hurdles), Quincy Watts (1992, 400 meters and 4x400meter relay), Maurice Greene (2000, 100 meters and 4x100-meter relay), Jon Drummond (2000,

5 4x100-meter relay) and Harvey Glance (1976, 4x100-meter relay). Female gold medalists in attendance included Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1988, heptathlon and long jump; 1992, heptathlon), Inger Miller (1996, 4x100-meter relay) and Diane Dixon (1984, 4x400-meter relay). While most of the athletes in attendance weren’t of a basketball pedigree, Conley could at least claim to have the genes. His son, Mike Conley Jr., is the starting point guard for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. Before tipoff, the track and field greats enjoyed spirited pregame activities, with several athletes showing off dance moves to those in attendance.

But once the ball was in play, smiles were replaced with game faces as the two teams —Red and Blue — made their best attempts to bring victory home. In the end, the Red Team withstood a furious rally in the last two minutes to win 54-49. JoynerKersee, who played collegiate basketball at UCLA and was voted one of the program’s 15 greatest players ever, was named female MVP. Eric Thomas received most valuable honors on the men’s side. Overall, the event offered a chance for track and field greats to assemble, have fun and raise money for a good cause. dlieberman @ dailyemerald . com


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Lolo Jones’ media dominance a disservice to track world T YREE HARRIS is the editor in chief of the Oregon Daily Emerald. Prior to his tyrannical rule over the Emerald, Harris was a column writer and corporate ser vant at Safeway, where he learned that journalism was a lot better than pushing around shopping car ts. Outside of the newsroom, Harris is a musician and an avid video gamer.

When returning Olympic gold medalist Dawn Harper crossed the finish line of the women’s 100-meter hurdles, she probably thought it was her moment. Her blazing time of 12.73 seconds made her, once again, the fastest female hurdler in America. She should be the face of women’s 100-meter hurdles. But she’s not. Ac ro s s n ews p a p e r headlines, across the Twittersphere and across many of our minds, the story of the women’s hurdles isn’t Harper’s continued dominance, Harper’s return from an often career-eviscerating arthroscopic knee surgery or Harper’s odds of repeating her performance at the Beijing Olympics. No, The story is media darling Lolo Jones eking out a London berth with a thirdplace finish (12.86) after just barely squeezing into the finals the day before. It was Lolo — not Harper — who was a featured guest on the Jay Leno Show. It was Lolo — not Harper — who finds herself plastered all over across papers, TV screens and dorm room walls. At the press conference, the media was more interested in Lolo’s third-place finish than Harper’s victory. When asked if she felt underappreciated, according to ESPN’s Grantland, Harper responded, “definitely.”

If this were to be based solely on talent, solely on performance and what each athlete has to show for it, Harper would be — without question — the first thing that came to our minds when we think of women’s hurdles. But Lolo has a certain recipe that often supersedes talent and achievement in today’s Hollywood sport’s world.

1. Catchy, unforgettable nickname From the first time you hear “Lo” and “lo” fuse together and become a name, it ingrains into your mind. Though her real name is Lori, the moniker “Lolo” has taken over her identity. We all love repeating those “Lo’s” (even if they are remnant of a Lil’ Jon track).

2. Public sex life (or lack thereof) Lolo’s documentary, shown on ESPN and HBO, gets into the details of her celibacy, and how she’s “had plenty of opportunities” to give up her virginity. Like Tim Tebow, her devout faith and public purity adds to her popularity — more so than her on-the-field performance (Side note: A headline on USA Today read, “Lolo Jones wants to invite Tim Tebow to church.” No, I’m not joking.)

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jeff matarrese photo editor Lolo Jones prepares to be interviewed after her third place finish in the women’s 100-meter hurdles.

An impoverished upbringing, a failure to win gold at Beijing, a barely squeezing into the Olympics this year — Lolo’s got “underdog’s redemption story” tattooed all over her forehead.

4. And, sadly, good looks Beautiful, hypnotizing eyes, silky, light brown skin and hair, Olympic-grade body — Lolo Jones is one of the most beautiful-looking women I’ve ever seen. And it’s no secret that her striking

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image is a huge part of her marketability and her fame. But this one is the hardest to come to grips with, for me. Nowhere in men’s sports does good looks translate to money and fame quite like they do in women’s sports. In a world dominated by male fans, male reporters, male CEOs of sports agencies — all-male everything — a female athlete’s look can be the difference between unsung hero status and media superstar. Men don’t associate a man’s value with the way he

looks (otherwise, Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley would be bankrupt), but a man will typically pay a lot more attention to an athlete who they’d love to see in SI’s Swimsuit Edition. Making the Lolo Joneses of the world more marketable than the Dawn Harpers is a disservice to the very meaning of women’s sports. Make no mistake — Lolo is no scrub. A world-champion in the women’s 60-meter hurdles, boasting a 12.29 finish in the 100-meter hurdles

in the ’08 Olympic Trials, Jones isn’t all media and no talent. But when an Olympic gold medalist as impressive as Harper leaves the podium and press conference feeling under the radar — even though she’s proven herself to be the best in America — something is terribly wrong. After all, track and field is supposed to be a world that judges its athletes not by the marketability of their brands but by the times that they finish. editor @ dailyemerald . com


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