Andrew Wheating, Ashton Eaton, Becky Holliday, Brianne Theisen, Cyrus Hostetler, Ducks in the Olympics, Galen Rupp, Keshia Baker, Matthew Centrowitz, Olympics 2012, Rachel Yurkovich, University of Oregon, Zoe Buckman
The Olympics are up and running and I’ve already been enjoying so many of the events! Have you ever watched competitive badminton? They can jump SO high and they are SO quick! Really impressive.
Out of more than 500 US athletes, 10 of those are alumni from the University of Oregon! To no surprise, eight of them are on the track and field team.
Here they are:
Galen Rupp: Competing in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. He is the current American record holder at 10,000 meter.
Becky Holliday: Competing in the pole vault after a bit of a long road.
Rachel Yurkovich: Competing in javelin. She brought home two NCAA championships for the Ducks. You can follow her on Twitter.
Keshia Baker: Competing in women’s relay pool. She was 2010 PAC-10 athlete of the year and two-time NCAA champion. You can follow her on Twitter.
Additionally, Canadian Brianne Theisen will compete in the heptathlon in London and Australian Zoe Buckman will race the 1,500 meters.
Make sure to root for the ducks! Click here for the schedule of events.