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Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Athletic Media Relations TrackTown, USA 2012 Schedule

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Staff Profiles Robert Johnson, Head Coach 6 Andy Powell, Associate Head Coach 8 Maurica Powell, Assistant Coach 10 Vin Lananna, Associate Athletic Director 12 Support Staff Profiles 14 Men’s Team Information 2012 Outlook Team Roster Featured Athlete Profiles Featured Newcomer Profiles Others to Watch

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Women’s Team Information 2012 Outlook Team Roster Featured Athlete Profiles Featured Newcomer Profiles Others to Watch

46 47 48 70 73

2011 Season in Review Season Review 2011 Results

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

79 81 82 83 84

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

85 86 87 88

Steve Prefontaine Steve Prefontaine


Bill Dellinger Invitational History Records

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The University of Oregon University Administration


About the Cover: Designed by Greg Walker of the Oregon Media Services office, the 2012 multi-media guide cover features Jordan Hasay, the 2011 NCAA women’s runner-up, and members of the men’s team including Cole Watson, Tim Costin and Ryan Pickering. 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, Thomas Gee, John Gillespie, John Giustina, Don Gosney, Stan Green, Patrick Holleran , Kurt Jensen, Jeff Johnson, Norm Maves, Doug McDannald, Ken Moreland, Warren Morgan, Kevin Morris, Oregona, Oscar Palmquist, Bill Ross, Betty Udesen, Bob Welch, Randy Wood, Herb Yamanaka, David Zahn, Pac-12 Conference and UO Archives.

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 Twitter @OregonTF Robert Johnson, Head Coach Telephone (541) 346-2260 E-mail Andy Powell, Associate Head Coach Telephone (541) 346-5473 E-mail Maurica Powell, Assistant Coach Telephone (541) 346-5247 E-mail Vin Lananna, Associate Athletic Director Telephone (541) 346-2260 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 2012. 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,

Andy McNamara

Greg Walker

Assistant Athletic Director/ Media Services

Associate Director Cross Country/Track & Field

Direct: (541) 346-2253 Cell: (541) 543-0123 E-mail:

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

David Williford, Exec. Asst. AD/ Football Direct: 541-346-2251 Cell: 541-729-6801 E-mail: Chris Geraghty, Assistant Director Direct: 541-346-7332 Cell: 541-335-9158 E-mail:

Cameron Harati, Intern Direct: 541-346-5532 Home: 832-465-1081 E-mail: Kim Johannsen, Administrative Assistant Direct: 541-346-5488 E-mail:

Geoff Thurner, Assistant Director Direct: 541-346-2250 Home: 541-343-0129 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-12 Track & Field Championships 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials 2013 NCAA Track & Field Championships 2014 NCAA Track & Field Championships 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics

Track Town, USA

2012 Schedule

2012 Schedule Date



September 1

Pier Park Invitational

at Pier Park, Portland, Ore.

September 29

Bill Dellinger Invitational

Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ore.

October 13


at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, Louisville, Ky.

October 19

Beaver Classic

at Avery Park, Corvallis, Ore.

October 27

Pac-12 Championships

at Robinson’s Ranch Golf Course, Santa Clarita, Calif.

November 9

NCAA West Region Championships

at Jefferson Park Golf Course, Seattle, Wash.

November 17

NCAA Championships

at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, Louisville, Ky.


2013 NCAA Championships, June 5-8, Historic Hayward Field

Cross Country Heritage

Trophy Town, USA


ith 14 first or second place NCAA trophies earned during the course of the last five cross country and track seasons, another Golden Era for TrackTown USA is undeniably underway, due in no small part to the vision and leadership of two men - Vin Lananna, Oregon’s nationally renowned associate athletic director, and head coach Robert Johnson. Their architectural work has produced powerhouse cross country and track and field teams once again in TrackTown USA, and cemented the region’s reputation as the home of the nation’s elite runners. Concurrently, the magnanimous haul of five NCAA titles, plus nine more second-place finishes in the span of five academic years has reenergized the passionate TrackTown fan base in the Eugene-Springfield community. That list includes NCAA titles in men’s cross country (2008), men’ indoor track (2009) and women’s indoor track (201011-12), 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 (2009-10-11-12) and men’s indoor track (2010). The Ducks will open a new cross country season Sept. 1 at the Pier Park Invitational in Portland, Ore. Then the teams get serious by hosting the Bill Dellinger Invitational on Sept. 29 at Springfield Country Club. The seventh annual Dellinger Invitational will be the lone home meet for the Ducks in 2012. Oct. 13 is a big weekend with a trip to the Pre-Nationals meet in Louisville, Ky., and a first look at the course that will host the After a trip to Corvallis for the Beaver Classic on Oct. 19, the championship season begins with the Pacific-12 Conference meet Oct. 27 in Santa Clarita, Calif. The the teams travel to Seattle for the NCAA West Region Championships on Nov. 9 From that, teams will qualify for the NCAA Championships, which for the first time will be contested at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 17.