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2008

Willamette University Track and Field

WILLAMETTE


WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field WU INFORMATION

Bearcat Track and Field Quick Facts

Head Coach................................ Matt McGuirk Office Phone........................... (503) 370-6898 Years as WU Head Coach.... 5th (9th overall) Alma Mater..........................U. of Oregon, 1988 Assistant Coach............................... Brett Franz Office Phone........................... (503) 370-6934 Assistant Coach.................. Christopher Sabato Office Phone........................... (503) 370-6803 Other Assistant Coaches Galen Carlile.................Multi-Events/Jumps Gery Ellibee ‘73..................... Sprints/Jumps Sam LaPray ‘87... Condition/Hurdles/Sprints Soren Sorenson.................................. Throws Bobbi Wright ‘06.............................. Distance Tricia Wright........................................Javelin

NWC Championships Men (20) — 1951, 1952, 1953, 1961, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Women (10) — 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Sarah Zerzan took second in the 5,000-meter run at the 2007 NCAA Championships.

Willamette General Information Location............................................ Salem, Oregon Founded..............................................................1842 Enrollment........ 1,943 Undergraduate; 2,628 Overall President.......................................Dr. M. Lee Pelton Dean of Campus Life...........Dr. Robert Hawkinson Faculty Athletic Rep........................... Dr. Jerry Gray Director of Athletics........................... Mark Majeski Nickname....................................................Bearcats Colors....................................Cardinal and Old Gold National Affiliation.....................NCAA Division III Conference............... Northwest Conference (NWC) Track Facility............. Charles Bowles Track (2,400) Assistant Athletic Director.................... Judy Gordon Assistant Athletic Director........ Dr. R. Skip Kenitzer Administrative Assistant......................Leslie Wright Head Athletic Trainer..................Shane Wibel, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer............Erin Scharer, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer...............Ken Smith, ATC Athletics Marketing Coord.............Megan Johnston Athletics Comm. Director.............Robert McKinney Athletics Comm. Phone...................... (503) 370-6110 Athletics Comm. E-mail.....rmckinne@willamette.edu Athletics Department Phone..............(503) 370-6420 Athletics Department FAX.................(503) 370-6379 Athletics Web Site..... www.willamette.edu/athletics

Table of Contents

General Information................................................ 1 2008 Season Preview.............................................2-3 Head Coach Matt McGuirk..................................4-5 Assistant Coach Brett Franz....................................6 Assistant Coach Christopher Sabato.......................7 Assistant Coaches.................................................8-9 Willamette Men’s Team......................................... 10 Men’s Team Senior Profiles....................................11 Men’s Team Profiles (Jr., So., Fr.)..................... 12-24 Willamette Women’s Team.................................... 25 Women’s Team Senior Profiles......................... 26-28 Women’s Team Profiles (Jr., So., Fr.)................ 29-33 Willamette Top 5 Lists...................................... 34-35 2007 Season Review.......................................... 36-37 Bearcat Track and Field History........................... 38 2007 Willamette All-Americans.............................. 39 WU Track and Field Facilities.......................... 40-41 Willamette University....................................... 42-43 WU Administration/Athletics Department.......... 44 2008 Track and Field Schedule......................... OBC

The 2008 WU Track and Field Media Guide was written, designed and edited by Christopher Sabato and Brett Franz, assistant track and field coaches, and by Robert McKinney, athletics comm. director. Cover pages by Sabato. Front Cover (L to R): Jordyn Smith; Grant Piros. Inside Front (Clockwise from Top Left) — Josh Clough; Smith (L) and Jonathan Woodland (R); Craig Sather; Kyle Kotaich; Jennifer Luecht. Inside Back (Clockwise from Top Left) — Lydia Marsalli and Kaitlin St. John; Edith Polanco; Andy Meuser; Cliff Chen; Jacob Monroe; Melinda Fahey. Back Cover: At Left — Monroe; At Right (From Top) — St. John, Craig Sather, Molly Lewis, Chris Platano, Lydia Marsalli. Cover Photos by Naomi Stukey. Inside Photos by Stukey, Sabato and WU Communications. Printing by K/P, Inc.

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WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field SEASON PREVIEW

After a dominating performance at the Northwest Conference Championships last season, the Willamette women will look for their seventh straight NWC title this spring. The Bearcat men will seek to regain the NWC title after losing it for the first time in six years. Both teams return a large core group that is committed to success in the NWC and at the national level.

Distance

Leading the Willamette program are the distance runners, who have been dominant in the NWC in cross country and track. Men: The WU men will look to continue their success in the distance races. Ian Batch will lead the Bearcats after winning the 5,000 and 10,000 races at the NWC Meet in 2007. He will be joined by a group of returners and standout newcomers. The Kyle Kotaich returners include NWC runners-up Josh Clough in the 5,000 and Tristan Knutson-Lombardo in the 10,000. Coming off a strong cross country season is Taylor Roholt, who took third place in the 5,000 and the steeplechase during the NWC Championships last season. In the middle distances, the Bearcats will be led by Kyle Kotaich, who was third in the NWC in the 1,500 and also earned points in the 800 last year. Kotaich will be joined by a young middle distance crew working to continue the Willamette tradition. Women: The women return a total of four distance runners with NCAA National Track and Field experience. Leading the way Page 

is Sarah Zerzan who holds four Willamette records, including a 16:28.54 in the 5,000 last season. She was the national runner-up in the 5,000 last year. Jordyn Smith earned All-American honors in the 800 in 2007. In the NWC, she won the 400-meter hurdles, ran on the winning 4 x 400 relay team and scored in the heptathlon. Also returning with national experience are Jena Winger and Carly Killam.

Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps

Men: The men’s sprints and hurdles will be led by returning juniors Drew Lackman and Garrison Coy, who finished second and third, respectively, in the 110-meter hurdles at the NWC Championships last year. The duo from Gig Harbor, Wash., also scored points in the 400-meter hurdles and ran on the 4 x 400 relay squad that finished third. Lackman and Coy will be joined by several talented newcomers in the sprint events.

Returning All-Conference

Kaitlin St. John (100m, 200m) Jennifer Luecht (200m, 400m) Lydia Marsalli (200m, 400m) Sarah Zerzan (1500m) Jena Winger (3k Steeple) Hannah Vietmeier (10k) Jordyn Smith (400m Hurdles, Heptathlon) Brooke Smith (High Jump) Elizabeth Andrews (Pole Vault) Melinda Fahey (Discus, Hammer) Kyle Kotaich (1500m) Lucas Nebert (3k Steeple) Taylor Roholt (3k Steeple, 5k) Ian Batch (5k, 10k) Josh Clough (5k) Tristan Knutson-Lombardo (10k) Drew Lackman (110m Hurdles) Garrison Coy (110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles) Jacob Monroe (Shot Put, Hammer) Grant Piros (Javelin)


WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field SEASON PREVIEW be joined by a trio of freshmen looking to establish themselves in the jumping events.

Throws

Elizabeth Andrews

Jonathan Woodland returns in the triple jump, after scoring at the last two conference championships, and will look to improve on his fifth place finish from last year. A group of newcomers will challenge for points at the conference meet with junior college transfer James Yamashita leading the wayin the jumps. He is joined by fellow transfer Merben Woo and by a large group of freshmen. In the pole vault, a number of newcomers will contribute, led by freshman Colby Takeda. Women: The women return a strong contingent in the sprints and are ready to continue their dominance in the conference. Leading the group will be Jennifer Luecht, who won the NWC title in the 200-meter dash in 2007. Returning with Luecht are Lydia Marsalli and Kaitlin St. John. Each gained NCAA Championship experience as a freshman last season. All three ran on WU’s 4 x 100 relay team, while Luecht and Marsalli were part of the 4 x 400 relay. In the 400-meter hurdles, Jordyn Smith is the defending NWC champion. A young group of jumpers will include NWC pole vault runner-up Elizabeth Andrews. WU’s most experienced athlete on the jump squad is Brooke Smith, who was runner-up in the high jump at the NWC meet and showed improvements in the heptathlon. She will

Men: The team’s throwers will be led by Grant Piros, who participated in the javelin at the 2007 NCAA Championships. Piros also will compete in the decathlon, after finishing fifth in the NWC last season. Another mainstay will be Jacob Monroe, who finished second in the hammer throw at last year’s NWC Meet. Several new throwers will work to contribute at the conference level. Women: WU’s women are led by Melinda Fahey, who achieved an NCAA national provisional mark in the discus. in 2007. At last year’s NWC Championships, she won the discus by over 18 feet and was the runner-up in the hammer throw. Also returning for the ‘Cats are Holly Winter, Emilie Burger and Christina Edholm. Each placed for Willamette at last year’s NWC meet in the throwing events. Lucas Nebert

Returning National Experience Sarah Zerzan (5k) Jordyn Smith (800m, 400m Hurdles, 4 x 400m) Carly Killam (800m) Grant Piros (Javelin) Jena Winger (3k Steeple) Lydia Marsalli (4 x 100m, 4 x 400m) Kaitlin St John (4 x 100m, 4 x 400m) Jennifer Luecht (4 x 100m, 4 x 400m)

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Willamette University Track and Field COACHING STAFF

Matt McGuirk Men’s & Women’s Head Coach Distance

5th season

Matt McGuirk is in his fifth year as the head track and field coach at Willamette University and is in his ninth year on the coaching staff. He was named NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year in 2004 (men) and 2007 (women). Two of his first four seasons have concluded with the Willamette’s men team bringing home Matt McGuirk talks to Andrea May. NCAA trophies for Top 4 finishes. In the Northwest Conference, the Bearcats have set a high bar of excellence by winning 7 of 8 men’s and women’s team titles since 2004. During his years at Willamette, McGuirk and his staff have coached nineteen athletes to 39 All-American performances and have helped WU athletes win 176 All-Conference awards. One of McGuirk’s top athletes was seven-time NCAA National Champion Nick Symmonds, who won the 1500 three times and the 800 four times. Symmonds also was the runner-up in the 800 at the 2006 and 2007 USATF National Championships. Among McGuirk’s proudest achievements is coaching three Bearcats (Jacob Stout, Aaron Hollingshead and Scott Overby) to All-American status at the 2004 NCAA Championships in the steeplechase, his primary race as a collegiate and professional runner. Prior to his arrival at Willamette, McGuirk was the first head coach at Wilsonville High School and built the cross-country program from the ground up. In only its fifth year of existence, the school won its first State cross-country title. Since then, Wilsonville has annually been one of the top Class 3A programs in Oregon. NWC Coach of the Year — Men: 2004, 2005, 2006; Women: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 West Region Coach of the Year — Men: 2004, 2005; Women: 2004, 2005, 2007

National Coach of the Year Page 

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WILLAMETTE

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Willamette University Track and Field COACHING STAFF

“ Willamette is the ideal place for a student who is looking for high quality academics and athletics. It’s my honest belief that if an individual chooses Willamette and decides to be successful in and out of the classroom, the opportunity will be provided. The philosophy of my staff is to simply impart the best advice, information, and opportunities possible to allow student-athletes to be great in whatever they aspire to achieve.” — Coach Matt McGuirk McGuirk is a native of Eugene, Ore. After completing a decorated high school career at South Eugene HS, McGuirk embarked upon an excellent college career at the University of Oregon. At U of O, he became a member of a select group by lettering eight times in cross country and track & field. McGuirk also put his name in the Oregon record books by racing to All-American status in the steeplechase in 1984, helping the Ducks win the NCAA outdoor track and field national championship. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree and majors in Finance and Marketing. McGuirk has shown an ability to transfer his athletic experiences into true coaching expertise, allowing dedicated student-athletes to realize immediate results while working toward long-term goals. Contact Coach McGuirk Office Phone: (503) 370-6898 E-mail: mmcguirk@willamette.edu

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WILLAMETTE

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Willamette University Track and Field COACHING STAFF

Brett Franz Assistant Coach 2nd season Sprints & Jumps, Multi-Events, Distance

Brett Franz is in his second year on the Bearcat staff and will oversee the jumps and multi-events, as well as assisting with the distance runners. Franz joined the staff after being the Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Distance Coach at Lindenwood University (Mo.). In addition to coaching the distances, Franz was the Head Assistant Coach for Track and Field. As the Head Assistant Coach for Track Brett Franz and runner Sarah Zerzan and Field at Lindenwood, Franz worked with a squad that had 50 NAIA Track and Field All-Americans, including 11 NAIA National Champions. He helped guide the Lindenwood men to an Indoor NAIA National Championship as well as an Outdoor National Runner-up finish. The women’s squad finished fourth at the Indoor National Championships and sixth at the Outdoor Nationals. Lindenwood featured the men’s indoor and outdoor NAIA National Champion in the triple jump, along with the women’s National Champions in the indoor triple jump and long jump. Overall, Lindenwood had 14 NAIA All-Americans in the long jump, triple jump and high jump. Franz helped guide 2007 World Champion high jumper Donald Thomas during his inaugural year of jumping while at Lindenwood. Franz coached the NAIA National Champion in the mile (indoor) and the 10,000 (outdoor). His distance runners accumulated six NAIA AllAmerican honors in track and field. Coach Franz was named trackbrain.com’s NAIA National Assistant Coach of the Year (distances) for Indoor Track and Field. Franz received a master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Lindenwood University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business from Western Oregon University. Contact Coach Franz Office Phone: (503) 370-6834 E-mail: bfranz@willamette.edu

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WILLAMETTE

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Willamette University Track and Field COACHING STAFF

Christopher Sabato Assistant Coach 3rd season Pole Vault, Relays, Sprints & Jumps

Christopher Sabato returns to the Willamette University coaching staff for his third year as an assistant coach with the cross country and track & field teams. Sabato works with the cross country team in the fall and coaches the pole vaulters during the spring. In 2007, four Bearcat women vaulters placed in the top eight at the Northwest Conference Championships, including the second and third place finishers. Sabato’s athletes currently hold five of Willamette’s Top 10 all-time marks in the women’s pole vault. Sabato started his coaching career at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. At Rhodes, he was an assistant for a program that had 37 All-Conference athletes and four NCAA Division III national qualifiers during his two seasons. Sabato attended Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., where he graduated in 2002 with a degree in electrical engineering. During his collegiate track & field career, Sabato competed in the sprints, the long jump, and the pole vault. He was a threetime All-State pole vaulter in the New York State Collegiate Track Conference. Along with his coaching duties, Sabato is the web master for the Willamette athletics web site and is a web programer for the University’s web team. He also designs some of the covers and inside pages used in media guides produced by the Athletics Department. Contact Coach Sabato Office Phone: (503) 370-6803 E-mail: csabato@willamette.edu

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WILLAMETTE

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Willamette University Track and Field COACHING STAFF

Sam Lapray ‘87 Assistant Coach Sprints, Hurdles, Multi Events

8th Season

Sam Lapray (’87) is entering his eighth season as an assistant with Willamette Track & Field. Sam works with the sprinters and hurdlers. He also directs the conditioning program for the sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and vaulters. Lapray has overseen a resurgance of the sprints and hurdles at Willamette. In recent years, Lapray has helped guide the Bearcats to the National Championships in the women’s 400 hurdles, 100 hurdles, 4 x 400 relay, 4 x 100 relay and the men’s decathlon. The women’s 4 x 400 relay has earned All-American status the past three seasons, while lowering the school record to 3:47.42. His athletes have achieved 51 Top 10 marks at WU and hold four school records. As a student-athlete at Willamette, Lapray was named All-NWC in football and track. He holds the Bearcats’ #4 all-time mark in the 110 hurdles (14.87).

Soren Sorenson Assistant Coach Throws

8th Season

Soren Sorensen begins his 8th year at Willamette, where he oversees the development of the throwers. As a coach for the Bearcats, he has developed athletes who have been competitive at the conference and national levels. During 2005, Kelsey Stolz, Sophia Dentzel, and Jeff Liepman all represented Willamette at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the javelin, with Stolz earning All-American honors. Sorensen also guided Nate Matlock to a pair of All-American awards in the hammer throw and school records in the shot put and hammer throw. In 2006, Sorenson helped Dentzel achieve All-American status, as she finished 6th at the NCAA Championships. Sorensen is a 1987 graduate of Western Oregon University, where he competed in track and field and powerlifting. He was a two-time NAIA All-American after placing fourth in the hammer throw and fifth in the discus in 1987. As a powerlifter, he won a Collegiate National Powerlifting Championship in 1986. Later, he won a U.S. Powerlifting title in 1991.

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WILLAMETTE

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Willamette University Track and Field COACHING STAFF

Gery Ellibee ‘73 Assistant Coach Jumps, Relays

34th Season

Gery Ellibee (’73) has been a fixture in Willamette Track & Field for over thirty years. He competed at Willamette as a standout jumper and football player. As a Bearcat, he set six Willamette school records in the sprints and the jumps. Ellibe still holds the long jump record with a leap of 23’9”.

Galen Carlile Assistant Coach Jumps

5th Season

Galen Carlile enters his fifth season of coaching at Willamette, after enjoying a very successful tenure as a high school coach in Oregon. He directed Neah-Kah-Nie High School to three Oregon Class 2A State Championships during his career as a high school coach. He was chosen as the Oregon 1A/2A Coach of the Year three times.

Tricia Wright Assistant Coach Javelin

6th Season

Tricia Wright is in her sixth year at Willamette, where she assists with the javelin. It was in the javelin that she won two NCAA Division III national titles for the University of La Verne. She was a three-time All-American in track and field. She also earned All-America honors in volleyball before graduating from La Verne in 1990.

Bobbi Wright ‘06 Assistant Coach Distance

1st Season

Bobbi Wright is in her first year on the coaching staff at Willamette. She scored in three consecutive conference meets in the steeplechase while competing for the Bearcats. In cross country, she participated at the NCAA Championships in 2004. She assists with the distance runners and with recruiting. Page 


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NWC CHAMPIONS 1951 1983 1952 1984 1953 1985 1961 1986 1966 1987 1970 2002 1978 2003 1979 2004 1981 2005 1982 2006 Page 10

NCAA National Championships 2004 - 3RD Place tie 2005 - 4TH Place


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Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S FOUR-YEAR SENIORS Steven Millard

Distance Port Orchard, Wash. (So. Kitsap HS) Biology major

Personal Bests 1500m 4:16.63 5000m 15:37.60 10000m 32:34.49

Millard is a three-time conference qualifier in the 10,000 and a two-time qualifier in the 5,000. He was part of a very strong distance group last spring that dominated the 5,000 and the 10,000 at the NWC Meet. He has improved by more than 90 seconds in the 10k during his career, and has finished 6th (2006), 8th (2007) and 15th (2005) at the Northwest Conference Championships. He gained NCAA Championship experience in 2006 as part of Willamette’s cross country squad.

Lucas Nebert

Distance Cincinnati, Ohio (Wyoming HS) Biology and Chemistry majors

Personal Bests 800m 1:59.81 1500m 4:03.83 3000m SC 9:25.50

Nebert will look to finish his career by moving up one spot from last year’s runner-up finish in the steeplechase at the Northwest Conference Championships. In 2006, he finished 4th in the steeplechase and 9th in the 1,500 at the NWC Meet. As a freshman, he began his career with a 6th place finish in the 1,500-meter run at the NWC Championships. He has represented Willamette as a runner at the NCAA National Championships in cross country the past two seasons.

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Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Trevor Bassett-Smith Keizer, Oregon

Previous College

Major

Academic Year

Events

Western Oregon University Sophomore

Economics Throws

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Ian Batch

Eagle, Idaho High School

Capital

Major

Academic Year

Rhetoric and Media Studies

Eligibility Year

Distance

Senior

Events

Personal Bests

1500 Meters.............. 3:56.38 5000 Meters............ 14:54.97 10000 Meters......... 31:52.95

Junior

Ryan Bettencourt Danville, California High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

San Ramon Valley HS Junior

Economics Sprints and Jumps

Eligibility Year

Junior

Tristan Bodding-Long Woodinville, Washington High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

400 Meters....................51.95 800 Meters................ 2:03.56

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Woodinville Sophomore

Undecided

Personal Bests

Sprints

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Jesse Brewster

Klamath Falls, Oregon Henley

Freshman

Eligibility Year

Freshman

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Undecided Jumps

(High School) High Jump....................... 6-0 Long Jump..................... 20-6 Triple Jump................ 44-3.5


WILLAMETTE

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Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TRACK & FIELD James Cebron

Woodinville, Washington Personal Bests

High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Distance

(High School) 1600 Meters....................4:53 3200 Meters..................10:17

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Woodinville Sophomore

Undecided

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Cliff Chen

Salem, Oregon South Salem Sophomore

Music (Performance)

Pole Vault................... 12-5.5

Pole Vault

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Timothy Christian Chicago, Illinois High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Saint Ignatious College Prep Freshman

Undecided

Personal Bests

(High School) Pole Vault...................... 11-6

Pole Vault

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Josh Clothier

Walla Walla, Washington High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Throws

(High School) Javelin........................... 147-3 Shot Put......................... 46-2

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Walla Walla Freshman

Undecided

Personal Bests

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Josh Clough

Auburn, Washington Auburn Riverside Junior

Sociology Distance

1500 Meters.............. 4:01.82 5000 Meters............ 15:23.40 10000 Meters......... 32:15.49

Eligibility Year

Junior

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WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Evin Colignon

Poulsbo, Washington High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Charles Wright Academy Freshman

Undecided Throws

Personal Bests

(High School) Discus.......................... 139-2 Shot Put....................48-9.25

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Steve Collins

Zillah, Washington High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Zillah

Sophomore

Undecided Throws

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Garrison Coy

Gig Harbor, Washington High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Hurdles

110 Hurdles..................15.62 400 Hurdles..................54.81 Triple Jump..............40-11.5

Previous College

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Sprints and Jumps

(High School) 100 Meters....................11.54 200 Meters....................23.66

Major

Personal Bests

Gig Harbor Junior

Psychology

Personal Bests

Eligibility Year

Junior

Nate Dick

Stanfield, Oregon Southern Oregon University Freshman

Undecided

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Jonnie Dunne Astoria, Oregon High School

Astoria

Academic Year

Environmental Science

Eligibility Year

Distance

Sophomore Sophomore

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Events

1500 Meters.............. 4:16.56


WILLAMETTE

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Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Alex Dupler

Seattle, Washington High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Nathan Hale Freshman

Chemistry Distance

Personal Bests

(High School) 800 Meters................ 2:04.67 2000 Steeple................6:49.6

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Jose Green

Downey, California High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Warren

Freshman

Undecided Sprints and Jumps

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Alex Jimenez-Zepeda Parkdale, Oregon High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Distance

1500 Meters.............. 4:04.20 5000 Meters............ 15:33.04 3000 Steeple............. 9:39.86

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Hood River Valley Junior

Sociology

Personal Bests

Eligibility Year

Junior

Austin Knutson Portland, Oregon Grant

Sophomore

Psychology

1500 Meters.............. 4:05.21 3000 Steeple............. 9:55.57

Distance

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Tristan Knutson-Lombardo Juneau, Alaska High School

Juneau-Douglas

Major

Academic Year

American Ethnic Studies

Eligibility Year

Distance

Junior

Events

Personal Bests

1500 Meters.............. 4:00.56 5000 Meters............ 15:04.20 10000 Meters......... 31:58.67

Junior

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WILLAMETTE

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Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Mark Kornei

Los Altos, California Previous College

Major

Academic Year

Events

Foothill College Freshman

Undecided Throws

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Adam Kotaich Florence, Oregon High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

1500 Meters.............. 4:14.01 5000 Meters............ 16:10.26

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Siuslaw Junior

Undecided

Personal Bests

Distance

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Kyle Kotaich

Florence, Oregon Siuslaw

Sophomore

Physics

800 Meters................ 1:56.54 1500 Meters.............. 3:56.03

Middle Distance

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Drew Lackman

Gig Harbor, Washington Personal Bests

High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

110 Hurdles..................15.34 400 Hurdles..................55.34

High School

Majors

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Gig Harbor Junior

Economics Hurdles

Eligibility Year

Junior

Jonathan Lanning Springfield, Oregon Thurston

Freshman

Eligibility Year

Freshman

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Undecided Distance

(High School) 800 Meters...................1:59.9 1500 Meters.................4:10.7


WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Trevor May

Florence, Oregon High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

(High School) 110 Hurdles..................14.99 300 Hurdles..................41.11 Triple Jump................ 43-4.5

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Siuslaw

Freshman

Undecided Hurdles

Eligibility Year

Personal Bests

Freshman

Ryan McLaughlin Milwaukie, Oregon Milawukie Freshman

Undecided Middle Distance

(High School) 800 Meters................ 1:55.82 1500 Meters.............. 4:07.94

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Drew Lackman

Kyle Kotaich (#961)

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WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Andy Meuser

Portland, Oregon High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Sprints

100 Meters....................11.62 200 Meters....................23.46 400 Meters....................53.74

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

(High School) 100 Meters....................11.30 200 Meters....................23.50 400 Meters....................52.84

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Throws

Shot Put...................... 44-7.5 Discus.......................... 146-9 Hammer....................... 156-7

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Sprints

100 Meters....................11.74 200 Meters....................23.58 400 Meters....................51.21

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Woodrow Wilson Sophomore

Biology

Personal Bests

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Abe Moland

Spokane, Washington St. George’s School Freshman

Exercise Science Sprints

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Jacob Monroe Keizer, Oregon McNary Junior

Undecided

Eligibility Year

Junior

Sean Muller Echo, Oregon Echo

Senior

Biology

Eligibility Year

Junior

Doug Neill

Pleasant Hill, Oregon Pleasant Hill Senior

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

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Physics/Spanish Distance

800 Meters................ 1:57.41 1500 Meters.............. 4:02.24


WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Brandt Nevin

Eagle Point, Oregon High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Pole Vault

(High School) Pole Vault...................... 13-6 Javelin........................... 173-8

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Throws

(High School) Discus.......................... 159-6 Shot Put...................... 49-7.5

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

(High School) 800 Meters................ 2:01.83 1500 Meters.............. 4:17.70 3000 Meters.............. 9:05.97

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Long Jump..............19-10.25 100 Meters....................11.78

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Eagle Point Freshman

Sociology

Personal Bests

Eligibility Year

Freshman

David Oppat

Beaverton, Oregon Southridge

Sophomore

Undecided

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Matt Parker

Portland, Oregon Lincoln

Freshman

Eligibility Year

Undecided Distance

Freshman

Daniel Pearson

Granger, Washington Dwight D. Eisenhower Senior

Biology Jumps

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Kellen Peters

Forest Grove, Oregon Forest Grove Junior

Anthropology

1500 Meters.............. 3:56.38

Distance

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

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WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Grant Piros

Newberg, Oregon High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Decathlon.....................5,907 Javelin........................... 199-3 110 Hurdles..................15.95

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Newberg

History

Junior

Javelin Multi-Event

Eligibility Year

Personal Bests

Junior

Chris Platano

Myrtle Point, Oregon Myrtle Point Sophomore

Economics

1500 Meters.............. 4:04.92 3000 Steeple............. 9:49.16

Distance

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Nick Rebol

Cottonwood, California High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Red Bluff Union Freshman

Undecided Distance

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Jacob Monroe

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Personal Bests

(High School) 1600 Meters.............. 4:24.16 3200 Meters.............. 9:40.89


WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Stefan Redfield Sisters, Oregon High School

Sisters

Major

Academic Year

Rhetoric and Media Studies

Eligibility Year

Middle Distance

Freshman

Events

Personal Bests

(High School) 800 Meters................ 1:59.60 1500 Meters.............. 4:08.13

Freshman

Taylor Roholt

Albuquerque, New Mexico High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Distance

1500 Meters.............. 4:10.88 3000 Steeple............. 9:41.12 5000 Meters............ 15:20.05

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Hammer....................... 107-4 Shot Put....................35-1.75

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Sandia Prep Sophomore

French

Personal Bests

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Charlie Sandbo Tigard, Oregon Tigard

Sophomore

Undecided Throws

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Craig Sather

Junction City, Oregon Junction City Sophomore

Undecided Throws

Discus.......................... 116-5 Hammer....................... 135-4 Shot Put....................44-3.25

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Jeff Short

Granite Bay, California High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Granite Bay Freshman

Politics Throws

Eligibility Year

Freshman

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WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Nate Smith

Colorado Springs, Colorado High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

(High School) 800 Meters......................2:04 1600 Meters....................4:48 3200 Meters..................10:06

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

(High School) Pole Vault...................... 14-6

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

(High School) 400 Meters....................54.94

Majors

Personal Bests

Air Academy Freshman

Undecided Distance

Eligibility Year

Personal Bests

Freshman

Colby Takeda Mililani, Hawaii Iolani School Freshman

Exercise Science Pole Vault

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Brent Turner

Newman, California Orestimba Freshman

Pre-Medicine Sprints

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Matt Weisbard Wilmette, Illinois High School

New Trier Township Academic Year

French/ International Studies

Eligibility Year

Distance

Sophomore

Events

1500 Meters.............. 4:27.81 5000 Meters............ 17:01.05 10000 Meters......... 36:42.86

Sophomore

Matthew Winterscheid Seattle, Washington High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Seattle Academy Freshman

Eligibility Year

Freshman

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Undecided Pole Vault

Personal Bests

(High School) Pole Vault...................... 12-6 Triple Jump................... 40-6


WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Merben Woo

Salinas, California Previous College

Major

Academic Year

Events

Hartnell Junior College Junior

Exercise Science Sprints

Eligibility Year

Personal Bests

(Junior College) 100 Meters....................10.85 Long Jump................22-3.75 Triple Jump..............43-5.25

Junior

Jonathan Woodland Creswell, Oregon High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Creswell Junior

Exercise Science

Personal Bests

Long Jump..................... 20-1 Triple Jump..............44-9.75

Jumps

Eligibility Year

Junior

James Yamashita

Walnut Creek, California Previous College

Major

Academic Year

Events

Diablo Valley College Junior

Exercise Science Sprints

Personal Bests

(Junior College) 100 Meters....................11.14 Long Jump..................... 20-6

Eligibility Year

Junior

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WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field WOMEN’S FOUR-YEAR SENIORS Katrina Brett

Distance Longview, Wash. (Mark Morris HS) Japanese Studies major

Personal Bests 1500m 5:05.17 5000m 19:13.14 10000m 40:10.02

Brett is a three-time Northwest Conference championship qualifier in the 10,000-meter run. As a junior, she finished 8th at the NWC Meet with a personal best time of 40:10.02. She also set personal bests during her junior season in the 1,500-meter run (5:05.17 at the Charles Bowles Classic) and the 5,000-meter run (19:13.14 at the Willamette Opener). As a sophomore, she finished 7th in the 10,000 at the NWC Meet. She also was a conference qualifier as a freshman in 2005, when she finished 9th in the 10,000.

Emilie Burger

Throws St. Helena, Calif. (St. Helena HS) English and Spanish majors

Personal Bests Shot Put 32-07.75 Discus 87-11 Hammer 122-10

Burger is ninth all-time at Willamette in the hammer, with a toss of 121’11” in 2006. She also has participated in three straight Northwest Conference championships. She earned her career-best finish at the NWC championships in 2007, when she placed fifth in the hammer, helping WU achieve four Top 6 results in the event. Burger has improved her hammer throw by more than 16 feet over the past three years. At Willamette, she also has competed in the shot put and the discus throw.

Melinda Fahey

Throws Salem, Ore. (McKay HS) Exercise Science major

Personal Bests Shot Put 33-10 Discus 136-10 Hammer 140-04

Fahey is a powerful force in the Northwest Conference and will look to record another NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the discus this season. Last year, her qualify throw went 136’10”. Fahey also is the defending NWC champion in the discus and returns as the runner-up in the hammer throw. She placed second at the NWC Meet in the discus in 2006 and was seventh in 2005. Fahey ranks third all-time at Willlamette in the hammer throw and holds ninth place on WU’s Top 10 list in the discus.

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WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field WOMEN’S FOUR-YEAR SENIORS Carly Killam

Distance Kailua, Hawaii (Punahou School) Master of Arts in Teaching

Personal Bests 400m 59.84 800m 2:13.82 1500m 4:49.46

Killam is looking to return to the National Championships after being hampered by injuries. She owns the sixth-fastest 800-meter time in school history at 2:13.82 and qualified for the NCAA Championships in the event in 2005. She also won the NWC title in the 1,500 in 2005. Killam has additional experience at the national level in cross country, after competing at the NCAA Championships in 2004 and 2007. She graduated from WU in 2007 and has returned as a student in the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Ashley Sharratt Distance Union, Ore. (Union HS) History major

Sharratt finished in fourth place in the steeplechase during last year’s NWC Championships. She missed the NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the steeplechase by a little more than 10 seconds. In 2005 and 2006, Sharratt was fifth in the steeplechase at the NWC Meet. She is currently 4th all-time at Willamette in the event. She also has participated in the 5,000 at the NWC Championships, where she placed fifth during the 2006 season. In addition to track and field, she has competed for the WU cross country team.

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Personal Bests 1500m 5:05.40 5000m 18:52.11 3000m SC 11:27.12


WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field WOMEN’S FOUR-YEAR SENIORS Jordyn Smith

Middle-Distance, Hurdles Henderson, Nev. (Green Valley HS) Exercise Science major

Personal Bests 400m 1:04.78 800m 2:10.42 400m IH 1:02.30

Smith returns as a talented athlete who is one of the top 800-meter runners in NCAA Division III. Last year, she placed seventh at the National Championships. She has earned All-America honors in the 400 hurdles (2005), the 4 x 400 relay (2006), and the 800-meter run (2007). She has scored for WU at the NWC Meet in the 400 hurdles, 100 hurdles, heptathlon and 800-meter run. Smith ranks second all-time at Willamette in the 400 hurdles, is third in the 800 and holds fifth place in the heptathlon.

Sarah Zerzan

Distance San Carlos, Calif. (Notre Dame HS) Chemistry major (Biochemistry track)

Personal Bests 1500m 4:31.52 5000m 16:28.54 10000m 35:20.17

Zerzan is the most decorated female distance runner in school history. She holds the WU records at 1500 meters, 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters, and 10,000 meters. Last year, she was the NCAA runner-up in the 5,000, as she earned All-America honors. In addition to her track success, she has won two NCAA National Championships and three West Regional titles in cross country. She has received the prestigious NCAA Today’s Top VIII Award, as well as the Oregon Small College Athlete of the Year Award.

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WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD Elizabeth Andrews Bellevue, Washington High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Bellevue

Sophomore

Undecided

Personal Bests

Pole Vault...................... 10-6

Pole Vault

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Danielle Barnett Myrtle Point, Oregon High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

(High School) 100 Meters....................13.46 200 Meters....................27.24 Long Jump................16-11.5

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Hurdles

(High School) 100 Hurdles..................18.56 300 Hurdles..................49.78

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

(High School) High Jump....................... 5-4 Long Jump..................... 17-0 Triple Jump................... 37-0

High School

Majors

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Myrtle Point Freshman

Undecided Jumps

Eligibility Year

Personal Bests

Freshman

Kali Boehle-Silva Roseville, California Roseville

Freshman

Mathematics

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Sarah Burton Fallon, Nevada Churchill County Freshman

Undecided Jumps

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Jessica Cobley

Queensbury, New York Queensbury Freshman

Eligibility Year

Freshman

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Biology

Jumps and Hurdles

(High School) Long Jump..................... 17-2 Triple Jump................... 35-5


WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD Chantel Danskey Woodburn, Oregon High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

400 Meters................ 1:05.02 800 Meters................ 2:26.00

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Woodburn Junior

Mathematics

Personal Bests

Sprints

Eligibility Year

Junior

Christina Edholm

Pleasanton, California Foothill

Sophomore

Undecided Throws

Discus.......................... 110-6 Hammer....................... 108-0 Shot Put......................... 36-2

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Ciara Gonzalez

Los Angeles, California High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

800 Meters................ 2:28.92 1500 Meters.............. 5:11.71

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Flintridge Prep Sophomore

Undecided

Personal Bests

Distance

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Megan Horning Page, Arizona Page

Freshman

Undecided Distance

(High School) 800 Meters......................2:27 1600 Meters....................5:27

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Molly Lewis

Fox Island, Washington High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Gig Harbor Junior

Undecided

Personal Bests

Pole Vault...................... 10-0 Triple Jump................ 31-0.5

Pole Vault

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

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WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD Lee Lierman Reno, Nevada High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Reno

Freshman

Undecided Throws

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Jennifer Luecht Milwaukie, Oregon Previous College

Major

Academic Year

Events

100 Meters....................12.90 200 Meters....................25.95 400 Meters....................57.70 800 Meters................ 2:23.00

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Rex Putnam Sophomore

Undecided Sprints

Eligibility Year

Personal Bests

Sophomore

Lydia Marsalli

Klamath Falls, Oregon Klamath Union Sophomore

Psychology Sprints

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Melissa Ostermick Talkeetna, Alaska High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Susitna Senior

Biology Distance

Eligibility Year

Junior

Tina Patel

Bend, Oregon High School

Summit

Academic Year

Chemistry (Biochemistry track)

Eligibility Year

Distance

Sophomore Freshman

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Major

Events

100 Meters....................12.70 200 Meters....................25.97 400 Meters....................57.95


WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD Brooke Smith

Idleyld Park, Oregon High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

100 Hurdles..................15.57 High Jump.................... 5-2.5 Heptathlon...................3,900

High School

Major

Personal Bests

Academic Year

Events

Glide

Junior

Eligibility Year

Economics High Jump, Multi-Event

Personal Bests

Junior

Kaitlin St. John Bend, Oregon Mountain View Sophomore

Undecided Sprints

100 Meters....................12.61 200 Meters....................25.94 400 Meters....................59.25

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Phoebe Tollefson Billings, Montana High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Billings

Freshman

Undecided Distance

Eligibility Year

Freshman

Maya Velez

Oakland, California High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Skyline

Sophomore

Exercise Science Distance

Personal Bests

800 Meters................ 2:24.66 1500 Meters.............. 5:06.80 3000 Steeple........... 12:00.54

Eligibility Year

Sophomore

Hannah Vietmeier Shoreline, Washington High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Shorewood

Sophomore

Eligibility Year

Biology Distance

Personal Bests

1500 Meters.............. 4:54.29 3000 Meters............ 10:42.97 5000 Meters............ 18:33.90 10000 Meters......... 38:55.48

Sophomore

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WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD Jena Winger

Bonney Lake, Washington High School

Major

Academic Year

Events

Distance

800 Meters................ 2:18.14 1500 Meters.............. 4:42.94 3000 Steeple........... 10:52.71

Major

Personal Bests

Sumner

Exercise Science

Junior

Personal Bests

Eligibility Year

Junior

Holly Winter

Dundee, Oregon High School

Newberg

Academic Year

English and Psychology

Eligibility Year

Throws

Senior

Events

Hammer....................... 126-8 Javelin............................. 41-9 Shot Put....................36-8.25

Junior

Maya Velez (#924) and Ciara Gonzalez (#923)

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WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field NCAA TOP VIII AWARD

Sarah Zerzan Earns 2008 NCAA Today’s Top VIII Award Sarah Zerzan was Willamette University’s first ever NCAA Today’s Top VIII Award recipient in 2008. Zerzan, who is majoring in Chemistry (Biochemistry track), and seven other top student-athletes from throughout the NCAA were chosen for the Today’s Top VIII Award. All of the recipients were in their final year of eligibility and were selected for their athletic and academic achievements, plus character and leadership. As a cross country runner, Zerzan won back-to-back NCAA Division III individual national championships in 2006 and 2007. She became only the third athlete to repeat as the women’s champion in the 27-year history of the NCAA Division III National Championships. Zerzan earned All-America honors for the third consecutive season. In the fall of 2007, she was undefeated against all collegiate opponents. During her career, she won two NWC titles and three West Regional titles in cross country. Zerzan was named NCAA Division III National Female Athlete of the Year in cross country in 2006 and 2007. She has been selected as the West Region Athlete of the Year three times in cross country (2005, 2006 and 2007) and one time in track and field (2007). She was selected as the nominee from cross country for

the 2007-08 NCAA Division III Woman Athlete of the Year Award. Zerzan also was the nominee from cross country for the Woman Athlete of the Year Award in 2006-07. A total of just 11 student-athletes are chosen as nominees for the prestigious award each year, with only one athlete nominated per sport. She also earned First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors in the combined category of cross country/ track and field for the 2006-07 academic year. She has achieved a 3.93 cumulative grade point average while majoring in Chemistry (Biochemistry track). Zerzan plans to attend medical school next year. In the summer of 2006, Zerzan took her studies abroad to Costa Rica, where she participated in a program with Duke University and the Organization for Tropical Studies. She helped conduct ethnobiology field research through interviews with the Costa Rican indigenous people. Zerzan remains actively involved on the Willamette campus as a member of the steering committee for WU’s chapter of the Student Global AIDS Campaign. Since her freshman year, Zerzan has volunteered at Waldo Middle School in the Russian-English bilingual mentorship program. She also has volunteered as a Spanish-English mentor at Richmond Elementary School. She is a member of the Chemistry Club. Photo at left by Trevor Brown, Jr., NCAA Photos

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WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field MEN’S TOP 5 MARKS

100-Meter Dash 1. Tim Archer................. 10.74.... 1978 Rich Torquato............ 10.74.... 1986 3. Gordon McKenzie.... 10.84.... 1994 Mark Nolan................ 10.84.... 1994 5. Jeremy Senn................ 10.90.... 1998 200-Meter Dash 1. Rex Putnam................ 21.74.... 1941 2. Mac Clouse................. 22.04.... 1968 Tim Archer................. 22.04.... 1978 Carlos Gilyard............ 22.04.... 1984 5. Steve Phillips.............. 22.14.... 1966 Steve Krohn............... 22.14.... 1969 Gary Hallaian............. 22.14.... 1976 David Scearce............. 22.14.... 1987 400-Meter Dash 1. Nick Symmonds........ 48.15.... 2006 2. Doug Ousterhout...... 48.34.... 1979 3. Ben Carrington.......... 48.53.... 1994 4. David Scearce............. 48.54.... 1986 5. Tyler May.................... 48.70.... 2005 800-Meter Run 1. Nick Symmonds..... 1:45.83.... 2006 2. Dale Hartman......... 1:51.94.... 1958 3. Brian Roesler........... 1:52.64.... 2002 4. Everett Thomas...... 1:53.00.... 2004 5. Rob MacGinnitie.... 1:53.24.... 1986 1,500-Meter Run 1 Nick Symmonds..... 3:40.91.... 2004 2 Jacob Stout.............. 3:51.44.... 2004 3 David Fleming........ 3:51.51.... 1980 4 Julio Vierya.............. 3:52.57.... 2007 5 Rick LaGreide......... 3:53.04.... 1980 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 1. Jacob Stout.............. 9:01.11.... 2004 2. Aaron Hollingshead.... 9:01.55.... 2005 3. Tim Rutledge........... 9:05.44.... 1978 4. Scott Overby........... 9:06.08.... 2003 5. Kelly Sullivan........... 9:08.14.... 1979 5,000-Meter Run 1. Dan Hall.................14:11.14.... 1976 2. David Fleming......14:17.84.... 1980 3. Jacob Stout............14:22.28.... 2004 4. Aaron Hollingshead..14:28.30.... 2005 5. Rich Groenendaal.... 14:37.44.... 1982 10,000-Meter Run 1. David Fleming......29:54.44.... 1980 2. Rich Groenendaal....30:46.54.... 1982 3. Terry Zerzan.........31:02.84.... 1977 4. Derek Hayden.......31:12.74.... 1990 5. Tim Rutledge.........31:28.84.... 1980

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120-Yard/110-Meter High Hurdles 1. Dean Benson.............. 14.14.... 1956 2. Tyler May.................... 14.44.... 2005 3. Doug Ousterhout...... 14.84.... 1980 4. Sam Lapray................. 14.87.... 1987 5. Justin Lydon............... 14.88.... 1995 400-Meter Intermediate Hurdles 1. Doug Ousterhout...... 52.74.... 1980 2. Bob Burles.................. 53.04.... 1964 3. Bob DeVyldere.......... 53.33.... 1986 4. Eric Brown................. 53.34.... 1979 5. Don Hicks.................. 53.54.... 1982 4 x 100-Meter Relay 1. Bartlett, Golden, Espiritu, McKenzie..... 41.99.... 1992 2. Walsh, Hallaian, Runner Archer........... 42.24.... 1976 3. Clouse, Stewart, Houck, Williams........ 42.34.... 1968 (tie) Archer, Hallaian, Runner, Seils............... 42.34.... 1977 (tie) Archer, Ousterhout, Houser, Seils............... 42.34.... 1978 (tie) Archer, Ousterhout, Houser Petterson....... 42.34.... 1978 4 x 400-Meter Relay 1. McKenzie, Wandschneider Nolan, Carrington.... 3:16.76.... 1994 2. May, Decherd, Thomas, Symmonds............... 3:16.94.... 2005 3. McKenzie, Napoli, Espiritu, Golden..... 3:17.44.... 1992 4. Thomas, Garrelts, Schmidt, Roesler...................... 3:17.60.... 2003 5. Nolan, Carrington, Coleson, McKenzie................. 3:17.82.... 1993 High Jump 1. David Crume...........6-11.25.... 1984 2. Jimmy Watts............6-10.75.... 2000 3. Scott Wallace...........6-10.25.... 1980 4. Ken Ashley................6-9.75.... 1963 5. Zach Larsen.................6-9.5.... 2004 Pole Vault 1. Allen Heinly..................16-0.... 1995 2. Jeff Fowler....................15-6.... 1990 3. Brett McNeil............15-5.75.... 2004 4. Mike Gile......................15-0.... 1989 Zach Sommers.............15-0.... 2003 Long Jump 1. Gery Ellibee............23-9.75.... 1973 2. Greg Hansen................23-9.... 1981 3. Gareth Pooleon......23-6.75.... 1987 4. Jonas Welsch.................23-6.... 2004 5. Jeff Allison..............23-1.75.... 1990

Triple Jump 1. David Crume.............49-2.5.... 1984 2. Kevin Connors.........48-5.5.... 1985 3. Jeff Allison...................47-4.... 1989 4. Allen Heinly..................47-1.... 1995 5. K.B. Ofori..............46-10.75.... 1984 Shot Put 1. Nate Matlock...........53-9.25.... 2005 2. David Novotney.......53-8.5.... 1985 3. Ron Jensen...............52-11.5.... 1968 4. Brian Bean....................52-0.... 1979 5. Adam Dittman.............50-8.... 2000 Discus 1. Bob Roy......................163-8.... 1961 2. Denny Charlton.........159-0.... 1963 3. Jason Holmgren.......156-10.... 2002 4. Doug Sommer............154-9.... 1988 5. Nate Matlock..............153-2.... 2005 Javelin (New) 1. Jim Williams.............211-11.... 1987 2. Scott Baker.................206-4.... 1991 3. Jimmy Watts..........202-11.5.... 1999 4. Grant Piros.................199-3.... 2007 5. Jeff Roller...................195-1.... 1993 Javelin (Old) 1. Greg Hunnicutt.......224-11.... 1971 2. Steve Hunnicutt.........224-4.... 1974 3. Rich Wheeler..............223-1.... 1976 4. Brad Bales...................220-3.... 1984 5. Scott Irving.................218-4.... 1973 Hammer 1. Nate Matlock..............192-5.... 2005 2. Dave Collins...............176-1.... 1988 3. Todd Goergen..........173-11.... 1984 4. Bill Sandbo.................170-7.... 2003 5. James Banks................161-6.... 2000 Decathlon 1. Jimmy Watts............... 7,384.... 2000 2. David Crume.............. 7,199.... 1984 3. Tyler May.................... 7,107.... 2005 4. Greg Hansen.............. 6,825.... 1982 5. Rusty Lorenz.............. 6,622.... 1986 10,000-Meter Racewalk 1. Randy Jacobs........... 46:56.2.... 1987 2. Andrew Hermann.. 48:29.7.... 1990 3. Joseph Lucas........... 50:53.0.... 1990 4. Troy O’Donnell...... 53:12.9.... 1987 5. Jeff Kilday.............53:53.94.... 1987 Marathon 1. Terry Zerzan........... 2:22:23.... 1977 2. Pat Williams............. 2:30:07.... 1982 3. John Watts............... 2:30:23.... 1977 4. Tim Rutledge........... 2:31:27.... 1979 5. Mike Shinn............... 2:39:40.... 1978


WILLAMETTE

2008

Willamette University Track and Field WOMEN’S TOP 5 MARKS

100-Meter Dash 1. Sonda Strong.............. 11.88.... 1989 2. Andrea May................ 12.38.... 2006 3. Lindsey Patterson...... 12.38.... 2006 4. Ocean Kuykendall..... 12.47.... 1996 5. Jazzmin Reece............ 12.54.... 2003

100-Meter High Hurdles 1. Andrea May................ 14.72.... 2007 2. Jazzmin Reece............ 14.94.... 2004 3. Shannon McGrane.... 15.00.... 2005 4. Laura Leineweber...... 15.13.... 2002 5. Nicole Lucas............... 15.19.... 2005

200-Meter Dash 1. Sonda Strong.............. 24.60.... 1989 2. Sharon Canda............. 24.86.... 1976 3. Andrea May................ 25.32.... 2006 4. Tammy Moland.......... 25.57.... 1984 5. Lindsey Patterson...... 25.72.... 2006

400-Meter Intermediate Hurdles 1. Shannon McGrane.... 1:00.95.... 2005 2. Jordyn Smith........... 1:02.30.... 2005 3. Roseann Kassebaum.. 1:02.76.... 2004 4. Amy Carlson............ 1:02.98.... 1994 5. Kari Holbert............ 1:04.34.... 2001

400-Meter Dash 1. Sharon Canda............. 54.82.... 1976 2. Tammy Moland.......... 56.47.... 1984 3. Mariah Hanson.......... 56.86.... 2004 4. Alicia Andrews........... 57.14.... 2004 5. Jennifer Luecht.......... 57.70.... 2007 800-Meter Run 1. Lisa Starkey.............. 2:09.19.... 2001 2. Beth Fitzgerald........ 2:09.48.... 1999 3. Jordyn Smith........... 2:10.47.... 2007 4. Alicia Andrews........ 2:10.57.... 2005 5. Kari Holbert............ 2:12.25.... 2004 1,500-Meter Run 1. Sarah Zerzan........... 4:31.52.... 2007 2. Maddie Coffman..... 4:32.99.... 2007 3. Carrie Morales......... 4:34.14.... 1997 4. Beth Fitzgerald........ 4:34.84.... 2000 5. Kari Holbert............ 4:34.92.... 2004 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 1. Jena Winger...........10:52.71.... 2007 2. Kari Holbert..........10:59.44.... 2004 3. Katie Pierce...........11:15.74.... 2005 4. Ashley Sharratt......11:27.12.... 2007 5. Maddie Coffman...11:34.13.... 2007 3,000-Meter Run 1. Sarah Zerzan........... 9:39.01.... 2007 2. Kara Crisifulli.......... 9:57.35.... 1985 3. Carrie Morales.......10:09.63.... 1996 4. Jennifer Goettsche...10:16.14.... 1991 5. Kristin Peterson....10:22.34.... 1986

4 x 100-Meter Relay 1. Schmeck, Marsalli, St. John, May.............. 47.78.... 2007 2. Payne, Buell, K. Jones, Strong......... 49.04.... 1989 3. Patillo, Rosenberg, Dille, Kuykendal........ 49.18.... 1996 4. Rosenberg, Carlson, Dille, Kuykendall....... 49.21.... 1995 5. Moland, Klein, Slavich, Boyd.............. 49.34.... 1984 4 x 400-Meter Relay 1. May, Luecht, Marsalli, Hanson..................... 3:47.42.... 2007 2. May, Patterson, Smith, Hanson........ 3:47.85.... 2006 3. May, Smith, Luecht, Hanson...... 3:50.19.... 2007 4. McGrane, Smith, May, Andrews.......... 3:51.39.... 2005 5. Andrews, McGrane, Kassebaum, Hanson..................... 3:52.08.... 2004 High Jump 1. Laura Leineweber.......5-7.75.... 2002 2. Alanna Pledger............... 5-7.... 2006 3. Laurie Lingel.................. 5-5.... 1981 4. Amy Gakstatter.........5-4.75.... 1986 5. Shannon Baird..........5-4.25.... 1986

5,000-Meter Run 1. Sarah Zerzan.........16:28.54.... 2007 2. Kara Crisifulli........17:21.94.... 1985 3. Danya Rumore......17:30.43.... 2004 4. Natalie Muren.......17:31.08.... 2003 5. Kari Holbert..........17:37.88.... 2004

Pole Vault 1. Jessica Anderson.......11-4.25.... 2002 2. Marika Middag.............11-1.... 2001 3. Elizabeth Andrews......10-6.... 2007 Autumn Schmeck........10-6.... 2007 5. Christina Arquette.....10-0.75.... 2005 Lynn Olson.............. 10-0.75.... 2005

10,000-Meter Run 1. Sarah Zerzan.........35:20.17.... 2007 2. Danya Rumore......36:03.64.... 2004 3. Kara Crisifulli........36:26.50.... 1986 4. Natalie Muren.......36:51.84.... 2003 5. Marilyn Fishback....38:17.40.... 1986

Long Jump 1. Saran Patillo...............19-4.5.... 1996 2. Stephanie Libby...........19-2.... 1992 3. Lindsey Patterson... 18-11.75.... 2004 4. Karla Jones................18-6.5.... 1986 5. Christina Siffert.........18-0.5.... 2002

Triple Jump 1. Lara Wright...................38-6.... 1989 2. Danielle Page..............36-11.... 2003 3. Heather Holly...............36-4.... 1991 4. Wendy Walker............34-10.... 1990 5. Liz Russell.....................34-7.... 2004 Suzanne Allen..............34-7.... 1988 Shot Put 1. Carrie Pietig...........48-11.75.... 1990 2. Saran Patillo.............42-5.75.... 1993 3. Diana McDonald.........42-3.... 1989 4. Nancy Weyler............41-0.5.... 2002 5. Autumn Helmick.......40-8.25.... 2005 Discus 1. Carrie Pietig................167-4.... 1990 2. Sarah Reichner...........142-5.... 2001 3. Lea Bush.....................142-3.... 1989 4. Nancy Weyler..... 140-11.75.... 2002 5. Diana Hill...................138-2.... 1984 Hammer 1. Kasey Sorenson.........152-7.... 2003 2. Monique Reed............145-1.... 2004 3. Melinda Fahey............139-1.... 2006 4. Sukhee So...................129-7.... 2002 5. Brittany Farrer............129-5.... 2006 Javelin 1. Mea Frantz..................159-8.... 1992 2. Kim Marsh..................153-5.... 1982 3. Heidi Buckmaster.......147-10.... 1989 4. Monica Scott..............147-5.... 2001 5. Kelsey Stolz................147-4.... 2005 Heptathlon 1. Gayle Roth.................. 4,408.... 1984 2. Jazzmin Reece............ 4,399.... 2003 3. Laura Leineweber...... 4,304.... 2002 4. Shannon McGrane.... 4,116.... 2005 5. Jordyn Smith.............. 3,988.... 2005 Half Marathon 1. Jennifer Goettsche..... 1:30:14.... 1991 2. Laura Thurston........1:32:15.... 1991 .

Marathon 1. Laura Thurston....... 3:08:17.... 1989 2. Lizz Ribbeck............ 3:26.30.... 1995 3. Marie Watt............... 3:27:37.... 1988 4. Mary Helm.............. 3:42:03.... 1984 5. Carrie Cole............... 3:45:22.... 1992 Maddie Coffman

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Willamette University Track and Field 2007 SEASON REVIEW

Willamette Women Earn Sixth Consecutive NWC Title, while Bearcat Men Finish Second

In 2007, Willamette University claimed its sixth consecutive Northwest Conference women’s track and field championship on Saturday, April 21, while the Bearcat men’s team finished in second place at the NWC Track and Field Championships. Willamette was led by senior Andrea May, who was chosen Athlete of the Meet. WU Head Coach Matt McGuirk was named NWC Women’s Track and Field Coach of the Year. In the final women’s team standings, Willamette had 257 1/3 points for a margin of victory of more than 133 points. George Fox University was second with 124 points, followed by Linfield College in third with 114 points,

Whitworth College in fourth with 87, the University of Puget Sound in fifth at 76.33, Pacific Lutheran University in sixth at 71.33, Pacific University in seventh at 45 and Lewis & Clark College in eighth with 36 points. May won two events for the Bearcats. She took first place in the 100-meter dash in 12.80 seconds. She also finished first in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.97 seconds. Julio Vieyra also won two events. He outran the entire field in the 800-meter run, finishing in 1:55.05, then took first in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:57.21. Other winners for Willamette during the NWC Championships included Jennifer Luecht in the women’s 200-meter dash, as she clocked in at 25.95 seconds to lead a 1-2-3-4-5 sweep by Willamette; Mariah Hanson in the women’s 400-meter dash with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 57.38 seconds (leading a 1-2-3 sweep); Jordyn Smith in the women’s 400-meter hurdles with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:02.95. Sarah Zerzan easily took first place in the women’s 1,500-meter run, as she improved her NCAA provisional time with a result of 4:33.87. Maddie Coffman was second with a time of 4:35.68, which also met the NCAA provisional mark. Willamette’s women also excelled in the relay events. In the 4 x 100-meter relay, WU’s team of Autumn Schmeck, Lydia Marsalli, Kaitlin St. John and Katie Klein finished first with a time of 49.33 seconds. Tristan Knutson Lombardo

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Drew Lackman

Willamette’s 4 x 400-meter relay team, which included Hanson, Luecht, May and Jordan Smith won their event by nearly 11 seconds with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:53.20. For the men, Ian Batch was a winner in the 5,000-meter run and the 10,000 meter run. He led a 1-2-3-4-5 sweep by the ‘Cats in the 5,000 with a winning time of 15:16.27 and took first place in 10,000 after running the race in 31:52.95. Two other athletes completed the list of champions for the Bearcats. Jena Winger won the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, as she concluded the event with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 10:52.71. She also set the Baker Stadium record. Melinda Fahey won the discus with a toss of 131’10”.

Zerzan Finishes Second in NCAA in 5,000-Meter Run

Sarah Zerzan of Willamette University took second place in the finals of the 5,000meter run at the 2007 NCAA Division III Track and Field National Championships at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Zerzan registered a time of 16:51.18 to finish less than two seconds out of the lead. At the 2007 NCAA Championships, the WU women’s 4 x 400-meter relay team was fifth in a school record 3:47.42. The team included senior Andrea May, along with freshmen Jennifer Luecht, freshman Lydia Marsalli and senior Mariah Hanson. Jordyn Smith earned an All-American award for the fourth time in three years, as she placed seventh in the 800-meter run. Also competing for WU were Grant Piros in the javelin, Julio Vieyra in the 1500, Jena Winger in the steeplechase, Maddie Coffman in the 1500, and Kaitlin St. John and Autumn Schmeck in the 4 x 100-meter relay.

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Willamette University Track and Field TRACK & FIELD HISTORY

Willamette University has a strong tradition of track & field. In recent years, Willamette has established itself as one of the premier track & field programs in the Northwest. WU competes at prestigious venues such as Oregon’s Hayward Field and the Mt. Sac Relays. As the Bearcat Track & Field program has grown, it has become a strong presence at the national level.

Men’s Track & Field

The Willamette men’s track & field team has won 20 Northwest Conference championships, including five of the last six. The Bearcats have received countless All-Conference honors and have achieved over 150 Northwest Conference individual titles. Willamette also is proud of its 12 NCAA All-Americans and their 25 All-America performances. Northwest Conference Champions: 1951, 1952, 1953, 1961, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 NCAA Division III All-Americans: 12 (25 awards) NCAA Division III. National Champions: 9 NAIA National Champions: 5

Nick Symmonds ‘06 7 NCAA National Championships 2006 USA Outdoor 800m Runner-Up 2007 USA Outdoor 800m Runner-Up 2007 USA Indoor 800m Champion

Women’s Track & Field

The Bearcat women have won ten Northwest Conference championships, including the last six in a row. The Willamette women have earned mumerous All-Conference honors along with over 100 Northwest Conference individual championships. Willamette has produced 22 NCAA All-Americans who have achieved 39 All-America performances. Northwest Conference Champions: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 NCAA Division III All-Americans: 22 (39 awards) NCAA Division III National Champions: 1 NAIA National Champions: 4

Kara Crisifulli ‘86 Set 6 Willamette Track & Field and Cross Country Records 3-time NCIC Champion: 5000m NAIA All-American: 5000m NCAA All-American: 5000m

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Sarah Zerzan 5000m - 2nd Place

Jordyn Smith 800m - 7th Place

M. Hanson, J. Luecht, A. May, L. Marsalli

1600m Relay - 5th Place

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Willamette University Track and Field FACILITIES McCulloch Stadium

McCulloch Stadium is located two blocks south of the Willamette University campus in Bush’s Pasture Park. McCulloch Stadium includes home and visiting locker rooms, an alumni room, a training room and a circuit-style weight room for track and field. McCulloch Stadium has a seating capacity of 2,400 with a covered seating area and is used for track and field, cross country, football and various community programs. The stadium has been host to Northwest Championships, semi-professional soccer and Oregon high school football playoffs.

Charles Bowles Track Bowles Track is the site for Willamette Track and Field home competitions as well as various high school and Junior Olympic competitions. Bowles Track has a storied history and has some of the best track records in the Northwest, including track records set by Olympians Marla Runyan and Dyrol Burleson. The track is a full pour polyurethane surface which allows for high-level competition at Willamette Invitationals. In addition to the standard field layout, Bowles Track has three shot put rings and four long/triple jump landing pits.

Charles Bowles Track Records

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Women’s Records 1500m Marla Runyan 5000 m Sarah Zerzan 10,000 m Marla Runyan Shot Put Carrie Pietig Discus Mary Etter Men’s Records 1500m Dyrol Burleson 5000m Nolan Swanson Javelin Darryl Roberson Shot Put Ken Patera

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Bush’s Pasture Park

Bush’s Pasture Park covers 90.5 acres and is just two blocks from the Willamette University campus. It is a public city park and is highly utilized by the Willamette community and by the citizens of Salem. Professors take their classes to the park to conduct scientific surveys or to perform ecological restoration projects. Students take breaks from studying to exercise in the park or have a picnic. A total of four Willamette sports call the park home. Baseball plays at Spec Keene Stadium, football plays at McCulloch Stadium, and track and field hosts meets at Charles Bowles Track. The cross country teams use the entire park for training and for home meets, including the Charles Bowles Invitational. The bark trail around the perimeter of the park is approximately 1.5 miles, making it a great place for Bearcat runners to complete an easy run or a full workout. Races at Bush’s Pasture Park are ideal for the spectator as well since there are many vantage points to see the action and cheer, as runners move through the fast, beautiful course.

Minto-Brown Island Park Although Willamette University is located in the hear of Salem, Bearcat runners love the fact that it takes just five minutes to hit the trail leading to Minto-Brown Island Park. The Willamette River makes up one of the borders of the park. When winter rains come, the river often overflows its banks and pours out into the park, turning it into an island. The park itself, just about two miles from the track, is the perfect place for long runs and workouts. While many of the 20 miles of paths are paved, a bit of exploration and adventure can lead to the soft surfaces of bark paths that runners crave. This 900-acre park doubles as a Wildlife Refuge, so keep your eyes peeled for great blue herons and beavers. The trails wind through orchards, fields, forests and a dog park. Even when the parking lots are full, Minto-Brown is the place to go for those seeking seclusion. In the front of the park, you’ll find plenty of other runners, walkers and bikers, but once you delve into the deeper trails, it feels like you have the place to yourself!

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Willamette University Track and Field ABOUT WILLAMETTE

Willamette University, the first university in the West, has a heritage dating to its founding in 1842. Students and employees are proud of its academic strength, as well as its beautiful campus. Academic success is typical for students at Willamette. More importantly, faculty and staff are concerned about the overall success of each student, so the focus is not only on quality experiences in the classroom, but also on social and cultural development. Students are expected to work hard in their academic endeavors and are also expected to have fun, be active in the community and bring their own personality to everything they do. Why Willamette? • Quality Academics • Student-Athletes are more than 1/4 of the student body • Competition in the NCAA and the Northwest Conference • Student-Faculty Ratio of 11:1 • Students from 42 States • Opportunity to Study Abroad • Located across the street from the Oregon State Capitol • Near the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountains

We’re proud of our students’ academic abilities. We’re also proud of our students as friends, neighbors and fellow citizens. They have found an ideal match between high-level academics and a variety of quality experiences as members of the community. They exemplify the University motto: “Not unto ourselves alone are we born.”

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The Mill Race, which runs through campus, is a great place for students to relax.

This motto is put into action locally and throughout the world. At Willamette, you can study abroad, as many of our students do each year. Our students also are actively involved in social and environmental issues. They are concerned about maintaining the beautiful Oregon landscape, while working to improve the lives of others. And so, while Willamette has the same academic expectations as the nation’s most acclaimed colleges and universities, we hope we’ve added something extra ... an equally important focus outside the classroom. Attending college should be fun, inspiring and at times invigorating. It should both challenge you and make you laugh. Academically, Willamette has the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Law, the George H. Atkinson Graduate School of Management, and the School of Education. Cooperative programs enable all students to benefit from the quality curriculum. Willamette is known for its intellectual vitality, its cohesive campus community, its concern for every student, and its ability to balance a rigorous academic program with varied extracurricular activities. The faculty


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and staff bring a wide range of views and experiences to the the campus. Willamette’s student-faculty ratio of 11:1 allows faculty to maintain ample office hours and to serve as advisors. They are engaged in scholarly research and publish their findings, but they are primarily focused on teaching. Willamette is selective and seeks serious and talented students. The average first-year student has a 3.76 GPA, an SAT score of 1230 and an ACT score of 27. Enrollment at the undergraduate level is 1,943, with a total enrollment of 2,628. About 95 percent of Willamette students receive financial aid and scholarships. Many students choose to attend graduate or professional school. At Willamette, you can literally walk across the street to the State Capitol or spend an entire semester studying your major in a foreign country. Willamette has a reputation for financial stability. Its endowment consistently earns a spot among the largest in the Northwest and compares favorably on a national basis. The campus features 42 buildings on 61 acres. During the past decade, more than $50 million has been invested on campus. Administrative offices, academic buildings, residence halls and recreational facilities have been renovated or refurbished. Recent projects include the $5.5 million Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the $8 million Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, and the $2.7 million Montag Student Center. Work has recently been completed on Willamette’s $14 million Kaneko Commons.

The Oregon State Capitol is located across the street from Willamette University.

Salem, the state capital, is the secondlargest city in Oregon, with a population of about 147,000. The Pacific Coast is just about an hour away and the Pacific Coast mountain range is even closer. To the east are the Cascade Mountains, lakes, streams and rivers. Also within driving distance are Portland, the Columbia River gorge and Mount Hood. Willamette benefits from its location across the street from the Oregon State Capitol and from being near other federal, state, county, and city offices. In particular, Willamette students are often chosen for internships with government organizations. Students also participate in the Community Outreach Program through a variety of volunteer service projects.

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Willamette University Track and Field WILLAMETTE ADMINISTRATION

Dr. M. Lee Pelton

President

Dr. M. Lee Pelton was appointed the 22nd president of Willamette University in July, 1999. Under Pelton’s leadership, the University has increased its academic profile, successfully employing strategies to attract the best faculty and the brightest students from the state, the nation and the world. Since 2001, Willamette University has been ranked a top tier liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report. President Pelton holds a doctorate from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in English and psychology from Wichita State University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1974. His area of academic focus is 19th century British prose and poetry. He served as dean of the college at Colgate University (1988-91) and Dartmouth College (1991-98). At Harvard, he taught in the English Department and was the dean of one of Harvard’s 13 undergraduate colleges. He teaches at Willamette in subjects ranging from 1st century Athens to post-apartheid South Africa.

Mark Majeski

Director of Athletics

Mark Majeski began his tenure with Willamette University in October of 2000, following five years as athletic director at the University of California, Santa Cruz and four years as assistant athletic director at Menlo College. He currently serves as a member of the NCAA Division III membership committee, which provides oversight of the Division III provisional member program. Majeski previously served on the NCAA Division III men’s tennis committee, overseeing championships in that sport. A former basketball, track and softball coach, Majeski also worked venue management and operations for the 1994 FIFA Men’s Soccer World Cup and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. At WU, Majeski oversees 20 varsity teams, with the Bearcats competing in NCAA Division III, the Northwest Conference and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association. He also is the basketball liaison between the NWC coaches and athletic directors. Majeski received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Menlo College and a master’s degree in higher education administration from San Jose State University. He lives in Salem with his wife, Denise, and their son, Jack Henry, age 2.

Athletics Administrative Staff

Dean of Campus Life........... Dr. Robert Hawkinson Faculty Athletic Rep...............................Dr. Jerry Gray Assistant Athletic Director.....................Judy Gordon Assistant Athletic Director........Dr. R. Skip Kenitzer Head Athletic Trainer.................... Shane Wibel, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer............. Erin Scharer, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer................ Ken Smith, ATC Athletics Marketing Coord...............Megan Johnston Athletics Comm. Director.............Robert McKinney Administrative Assistant.........................Leslie Wright

Head Coaching Staff Baseball Matt Allison............. (503) 370-6011 Men’s Basketball Gordie James........... (503) 370-6063 Women’s Basketball Bruce Henderson.... (503) 370-6132 Cross Country/Track & Field Matt McGuirk.......... (503) 370-6898 Football Mark Speckman....... (503) 375-5350

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Men’s Golf Steve Prothero......... (503) 370-6484 Women’s Golf Tom Hibbard........... (503) 370-6317 Rowing Susan Parkman........ (503) 370-6655 Men’s Soccer Nelson Larson......... (503) 375-5428 Women’s Soccer Hillary Arthur.......... (503) 370-6657

Softball Damian Williams..... (503) 370-6656 Swimming Al Stephenson......... (503) 370-6601 Men’s Tennis Neil Patel.................. (503) 370-6804 Women’s Tennis Becky Roberts.......... (503) 370-6804 Volleyball Tom Shoji................. (503) 370-6230


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DATE EVENT/HOST

LOCATION

Mar 1

Willamette Opener Willamette University

Bowles Track Salem, OR

Mar 8

Western Oregon Dual McArthur Field Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR

Mar 15

Western Oregon Dual Willamette University

Bowles Track Salem, OR

Mar 21

Charles Bowles Classic Willamette University

Bowles Track Salem, OR

Mar 22

Oregon Preview University of Oregon

Hayward Field Eugene, OR

Apr 4-5 Willamette Invite Willamette University

Bowles Track Salem, OR

Apr 8-9 NWC Multi Champs George Fox Univ.

Colcord Field Newberg, OR

Apr 12

Bowles Track Salem, OR

Southern Oregon Dual Willamette University

Apr 18-19 NWC Championships George Fox Univ.

Colcord Field Newberg, OR

Apr 25-26 Oregon Relays University of Oregon

Hayward Field Eugene, OR

May 2

Pacific Twilight Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR

May 9

Oregon Twilight University of Oregon

Hayward Field Eugene, OR

May 9

Ken Shannon Huskey Stadium University of Washington Seattle, WA

May 10

Western Oregon Twilight McArthur Field Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR

May 15

WU Last Chance Willamette University

Bowles Track Salem, OR

May 22-24 NCAA Championships J.J. Keller Field U. of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI


2008 Bearcat Track & Field