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Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Athletic Media Relations Track Town, USA 2011 Schedule

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Staff Profiles Vin Lananna, Associate Athletic Director 6 Assistant Coach Profiles 10 Support Staff Profiles 14 Men’s Team Information 2011 Outlook Team Roster Featured Athlete Profiles Featured Newcomer Profiles Others to Watch

Women’s History Women’s History NCAA Results/All-Americans Conference/Regional Results Olympians/American Records

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Steve Prefontaine Steve Prefontaine


The University of Oregon University Administration


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About the Cover: Designed by Greg Walker of the Oregon Media Services office, the 2011 multi-media guide cover features a pair or NCAA third-place finishers, Luke Puskedra and Jordan Hasay, over the top of the logo for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trails, which will be hosted by Oregon June 23-July 1.

Women’s Team Information 2011 Outlook Team Roster Featured Athlete Profiles Others to Watch Featured Newcomer Profiles

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2010 Season in Review Season Review 2010 Results

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Credits: The Oregon Cross Country multi-media guide was designed and written and edited by Greg Walker. Additional writing and editing by Michael Reilly and Geoff Thurner. Primary photography courtesy of Eric Evans, Phil Johnson, Kirby Lee and Geoff Thurner. Additional photography courtesy of John Becker, George Beltran, R.M. Collins III, Dave Coskey, Steve Dykes, John Gillespie, John Giustina, Don Gosney, Stan Green, Patrick Holleran , Kurt Jensen, Jeff Johnson, Norm Maves, Doug McDannald, Warren Morgan, Kevin Morris, Oregona, Oscar Palmquist, Bill Ross, Betty Udesen, Bob Welch, Randy Wood, Herb Yamanaka, David Zahn and UO Archives.

Men’s History Men’s History NCAA Results All-Americans/Olympians Conference/Regional Results World Records

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Contact Information Cross Country/Track and Field Office Telephone (541) 346-2260 Fax (541) 346-5243 Address 2727 Leo Harris Pkwy Eugene, OR 97401 Website Vin Lananna, Associate Athletic Director Telephone (541) 346-2260 E-mail Andy Powell, Associate Head Coach Telephone (541) 346-5473 E-mail Jenni Ashcroft, Assistant Coach Telephone (541) 346-5438 E-mail

Copyright: Any commercial use of information or photographs herewith is prohibited without prior written consent of the University of Oregon Athletic Dept. Copyright 2011. The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmativeaction institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This publication will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance. TTY: (541) 346-5418.

Athletic Media Relations 2727 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, Oregon 97401 Phone: 541-346-5488; Fax: 541-346-5449 Web Site:

CONTACTS: Associate Media Services Director Greg Walker serves as media coordinator for the Oregon cross country program. CREDENTIALS FOR ACCREDITED NEWS MEDIA: Admittance to home meets may be obtained with proper credentials that are issued at the discretion of the media services staff. Requests for news media credentials must be made at least 48 hours in advance. EMAIL/WEBSITE: All pre- and post-meet releases and results will be posted to the University of Oregon Athletic Department website ( Media requesting releases, results, or athlete photographs via email should contact Greg Walker (541-346-2252,

David Williford

Greg Walker

Assistant AD/Media Services Football

Associate Director Cross Country/Track & Field

Direct: (541) 346-2251 Cell: (541) 729-6801 E-mail:

Direct: (541) 346-2252 Cell: (541) 954-8775 E-mail:

Chris Geraghty, Assistant Director Direct: 541-346-7332 Cell: 541-335-9158 E-mail:

Andria Wenzel, Assistant Director Direct: 541-346-0962 Cell: 916-838-2346 E-mail:

Andy McNamara, Assistant Director Direct: 541-346-2253 Cell: 541-543-0123 E-mail:

Christina Hilliard, Intern Direct: 541-346-5532 Home: 989-964-9307 E-mail:

Geoff Thurner, Assistant Director Direct: 541-346-2250 Home: 541-343-0129 E-mail:

Kim Johannsen, Administrative Assistant Direct: 541-346-5488 E-mail:


Welcome to...

Historic Hayward Field 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials 2009 Pac-10 Track & Field Championships 2009 USA Track & Field Championships 2010 NCAA Track & Field Championships 2011 USA Track & Field Championships 2012 Pac-10 Track & Field Championships 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials 2013 NCAA Track & Field Championships 2014 NCAA Track & Field Championships

Track Town, USA


2011 Schedule Date



September 10


Meadows Golf Course, Sunriver, Ore.

October 1

Bill Dellinger Invitational

Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ore.

October 14

Wisconsin adidas Invitational

at Thomas Zimmer Course, Madison, Wis.

October 22

Beaver Classic

at Avery Park, Corvallis, Ore.

October 29

Pacific-12 Championships

at Wigwam Golf Resort, Litchfield Park, Ariz.

November 12

NCAA West Region Championships

at Stanford Golf Course, Stanford, Calif.

November 21

NCAA Championships

at LaVern Gibson Course, Terre Haute, Ind.



Trophy Town, USA


ith 11 first or second place NCAA trophies earned during the course of the last three cross country and track seasons, another Golden Era for Track Town, USA is undeniably underway, due in no small part to the vision and leadership of Vin Lananna, Oregon’s nationally renowned associate athletic director. Lananna’s architectural work has produced powerhouse cross country and track and field teams once again in Track Town, USA, and cemented the region’s reputation as the home of the nation’s elite runners. Concurrently, the magnanimous haul of four NCAA titles, plus seven more second-place finishes in the span of three academic years has earned a new moniker for the EugeneSpringfield community: Trophy Town, USA. That list includes NCAA titles in men’s cross country (2008), men’ indoor track (2009) and women’s indoor track (2010-11), plus runner-up finishes in men’s cross country (2009), women’s

cross country (2008), men’s outdoor track (2009-10), women’s outdoor track (2010-11) and men’s indoor track (2010). The Ducks will begin their pursuit of excellence again this fall as the cross country teams host both the Bill Dellinger Invitational on Oct. 1. A new meet on the schedule is the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, which will be held Oct. 14 on the Badgers’ recently completed Thomas Zimmer Championship Course. After a trip to Corvallis for the Beaver Classic on Oct. 22, the championship season begins with the Pacific-12 Conference Championships at Arizona State. The the teams travel to Stanford for the NCAA West Region Championships on Nov. 12 From that, teams will qualify for the NCAA Championships, which again return to the LaVern Gibson Course in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 21.



Contact Information Table of Contents Chris Geraghty, Assistant Director Direct: 541-346-7332 Cell: 541-335-9158 E-mail: