Oregon didn't do so badly at the Rio Olympics. Ducks took home six medals in all, along with a few other performances in sprint finals. The trip was headlined by four gold medals on the track. Two of those medals came on relays. Between Phyllis Francis and English Gardner, Ducks won gold on both women's relay teams (4x100 and 4x400). Both Francis and Gardner got to team up with Allyson Felix and be a part of history as she won her fifth and sixth gold medals. Felix's fifth gold made her the most decorated female track athlete in Olympic history.
Matthew Centrowitz and Ashton Eaton rounded out the gold medal performances. Centrowitz won his first Olympic medal in the men's 1,500 while Eaton successfully defended his Olympic title in the men's decathlon.
The numbers are just a tad more impressive when considering that Oregon as a country would've tied Greece, Belgium and Thailand (overall medals) and would've ranked tied for 19th in the gold medal count with New Zealand, Canada and Uzbekistan as countries with four gold medals. The U.S. finished with 121 medals in all. The closest country? China with 71. It was certainly a special one when you consider the end to careers as spectacular as Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
English Gardner - Gold - Women's 4x100
Gardner also made the 100 final.
Phyllis Francis - Gold - Women's 4x400
Francis nearly medaled in the 400, finishing fifth.
Matthew Centrowitz - Gold - Men's 1,500
The gold was Centrowitz' first Olympic title, but more importantly, the first Olympic gold for the US in the event in over a century.
Ashton Eaton - Gold - Men's Decathlon
The decathlon win marked the second straight Olympic title for Eaton.
Brianne Thiesen-Eaton - Bronze - Women's Decathlon
Thiesen-Eaton was the only Duck to medal for another country, as she represented Canada.
Galen Rupp - Bronze -Men's Marathon
Rupp claimed bronze in the marathon in only his second competitive marathon.