2012 CROSS COUNTRY
2012 CROSS COUNTRY
Table of Contents
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
16 17 18 44 45
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
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
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 www.GoDucks.com Twitter @OregonTF Robert Johnson, Head Coach Telephone (541) 346-2260 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Andy Powell, Associate Head Coach Telephone (541) 346-5473 E-mail email@example.com Maurica Powell, Assistant Coach Telephone (541) 346-5247 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Vin Lananna, Associate Athletic Director Telephone (541) 346-2260 E-mail email@example.com
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: www.GoDucks.com
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 (www.GoDucks.com). Media requesting releases, results, or athlete photographs via email should contact Greg Walker (541-346-2252, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Assistant Athletic Director/ Media Services
Associate Director Cross Country/Track & Field
Direct: (541) 346-2253 Cell: (541) 543-0123 E-mail: email@example.com
Direct: (541) 346-2252 Cell: (541) 954-8775 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Williford, Exec. Asst. AD/ Football Direct: 541-346-2251 Cell: 541-729-6801 E-mail: email@example.com Chris Geraghty, Assistant Director Direct: 541-346-7332 Cell: 541-335-9158 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cameron Harati, Intern Direct: 541-346-5532 Home: 832-465-1081 E-mail: email@example.com Kim Johannsen, Administrative Assistant Direct: 541-346-5488 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoff Thurner, Assistant Director Direct: 541-346-2250 Home: 541-343-0129 E-mail: email@example.com
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 Date
Pier Park Invitational
at Pier Park, Portland, Ore.
Bill Dellinger Invitational
Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ore.
at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, Louisville, Ky.
at Avery Park, Corvallis, Ore.
at Robinson’s Ranch Golf Course, Santa Clarita, Calif.
NCAA West Region Championships
at Jefferson Park Golf Course, Seattle, Wash.
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.