WEDNESDAY SPORTS NEWS/One of the star runners on the Ducks' NCAA championship track and field team gets top honor from USTFCCCA

Raevyn Rogers of the University of Oregon is the women's outdoor track athlete of the year, as determined by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.ROGERS

Rogers' anchor leg in the 4x400 relay last week lifted Oregon to the NCAA outdoor track and field championship.

That capped a junior season for the Houston native in which she helped lead the Ducks to the national indoor title as well.

Rogers ran a 49.77-second split on the closing outdoor relay, as Oregon broke the collegiate record, clocking 3:23.13.

Rogers also set a college record this year in the 800, running 1:59.10, and at the NCAA championships last week at Hayward Field she captured her third consecutive NCAA outdoor title at that distance.

Also for Oregon, associate head coach Curtis Taylor was named women's assistant coach of the year by the USTFCCCA.

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