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Quack Fix 1-10-18: Distance Events Preview

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Track and Field: 123rd Penn Relays
Apr 28, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Members of the Oregon Ducks distance medley relay pose after winning the Championship of America race in 9:32.61 during the 123rd Penn Relays at Franklin Field. (L to R) Robert Johnson Sam Prakel (1,600) and Mick Stanovsek (400) and Blake Haney (1,600). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports From left: Sam Prakel (1,600), Mick Stanovsek (400), Blake Haney (1,600) and distance coach Andy Powell. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

GoDucks continues their preview of track and field position groups with the women’s distance runners. Oregon women loses 6 time NCAA champ Raevyn Rogers this year, but returns significant talent, including five time All American Brooke Feldmeier, and five time All American Katie Rainsberger, among others.

The men’s distance runners move on from the era of King Ches this year, but return a lot of talent with seniors Sam Prakel and Blake Haney, as well as the hopeful return of Mathew Matton from injury last outdoor and this most recent cross country season.

Oregonlive provides a video introduction to meet new outside linebackers coach Donte Williams. Williams is 35 and from LA and is widely regarded as a strong recruiter, the LA ties and recruiting strength will be important to his success at Oregon.

Oregonlive provides a breakdown of various way to early preseason college football rankings that the ducks appear in. The super early rankings range from 13th (Yes, really) up to 24th.