Men's Track Takes on BYU and USC

March 19, 2002

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USC-BYU Triangular (M only)

  • Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Date: Saturday, March 23
  • Location: Cromwell Field
  • Schedule: First Event - 11:50 M Steeplechase, Last Event - 3:30 M 4x400 Relay
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    OUTDOOR VOL. 2: Ducks LA Bound to Face USC and BYU.
    The Duck men's track and field team flies south for sunnier 'climes' after a snowy season opener last weekend in Eugene. The Ducks will likely enter a contingent of 20 sprinters, jumpers and throwers, with the distance ranks traveling in force the following weekend to the Stanford Invitational (Fri.-Sat., 3/29-30). Last week, the Duck men scored wins against Weber State (108.5-73.5) and Montana (116-66) after a best-ever NCAA indoor finish (ninth) and three All-America honors the week before in Fayetteville, Ark. (3/8-9). The Duck women concentrate on final exams this week and resume competition the following weekend in a scored meet in Tempe, Ariz., vs. Air Force, Arizona State, Boise State and Colorado (Sat., 3/30). Tom Heinonen's crew also scored a pair of wins last Saturday, edging Weber State (111.5-77.5) and Montana (107-75).

    MEN TO WATCH: Lorenzo Opens Outdoor Season.
    Returning NCAA and Pac-10 champion Santiago Lorenzo opens his outdoor season after ranking 30th in the world indoors in the heptathlon (5,661 points) and second behind collegians, narrowly trailing last year's NCAA decathlon runner-up, Tennessee's Stephen Harris (5,689). A trio of Duck pole vaulters met NCAA provisional marks indoors -- sophomore Trevor Woods who took third in the NCAA finale (PR 17-11 3/4), redshirt senior Cody Howell (PR 17-1 3/4) and redshirt junior Jason Slye (PR 17-0 3/4) -- and take on NCAA indoor champ Jeff Hansen from BYU and USC's David Grijalva (season best 17-0 last week). Last year's Pac-10 runner-up and three-time All-America high jumper Jason Boness goes head to head with USC's David Jaworski who was third overall at the same final height last year in Berkeley, Calif. A pair of Duck Pac-10 110 hurdle scorers from last season -- senior Micah Harris (second) and junior Terry Ellis (seventh) -- take on USC junior Ryan Wilson, the Pac-10 champ in 2000 as a frosh and fourth last year. Two of the team's three Pac-10 javelin qualifiers from last week -- sophomores Adam Jenkins and Nick Bakke -- look to climb the conference ranks, with the NCAA provisional mark of 219-10 not out of question.

    2002 Duck NCAA Outdoor Qualifiers

    Duck M&W           Yr.-Exp.   Hometown             Event        Season Best      PR*Sarah Malone      So.-1L     Newberg, Ore.        Javelin      52.19m 171-3     174-0Rosyln Lundeen     Fr.-HS     Victoria, B.C.       Javelin      48.91m 160-5     161-9Elisa Crumley      Fr.-HS     Hillsboro, Ore.      Javelin      48.58m 159-4     159-4Charyl Weingarten  Jr.-1L     Grand Forks, S.D.    Javelin      46.50m 152-7     155-6

    Trevor Woods So.-1L Coos Bay, Ore. Pole Vault 5.30m 17-4.5 17-11.75*John Stiegeler RJr.-2L Coos Bay, Ore. Javelin 75.29m 247-0 252-10

    * indicates NCAA Automatic Qualifiers

    Head Coaches: M-Martin Smith (Fourth year), W-Tom Heinonen (26th year)

    Key Athlete Pronunciations: Foluso Akinradewo (fah-LOOSE-oh ack-in-rah-DAY-woe), Nick Bakke (BOCK-ee), Jason Boness (BONE-is), Torkwase Fraser (TOR-qua-se), Tom Heinonen (HY-nah-nihn), Simon Kimata (kih-MOTT-ah), Eri Macdonald (AIR-ee), Annette Mosey (MOE-see), Billy Pappas (PAPP-us), Niki Reed (NICK-ee), John Stiegeler (STEEG-ler), Jordan Sauvage (suh-VAHGE), Charyl Weingarten (WINE-gar-ten), Carrie Zografos (zah-GRAF-ohs).

    MEN'S SEASON PREVIEW: Ducks Return All 27 NCAA Points from 2001.
    With back-to-back ninth-place NCAA finishes indoors in 2002 and outdoors in 2001, the Duck men set their sights on a third top-10 honor outdoors, and a climb up the Pac-10 Conference ranks. The squad is paced by two returning NCAA and Pac-10 champions -- senior Santiago Lorenzo (decathlon) and redshirt junior John Stiegeler (javelin). The sprints feature All-America junior Samie Parker, fourth indoors in the NCAA 60 (6.63), and one of the football squad's top receivers in 2001 (41 rec., 18.2 ypc avg., 4 TD, long of 79). Senior Micah Harris leads the 110 hurdles unit after breaking the school record with his 13.73 best in 2001. Last season, the NCAA and USA Champs qualifier also locked up runner-up honors in his Pac-10 debut. Senior Simon Kimata clocked an 800 best of 1:47.92 last season and was fifth indoors at NCAA's in 2002 after a regular season best of 1:48.07. Two-time harrier All-American and redshirt sophomore Jason Hartmann tied the Ducks' second-highest ever finish in the NCAA 10K last year (third) after debuting in 28:56.06 last March. The field events should supply a majority of the team's conference scoring firepower, paced by a trio of All-Americans -- sophomore Trevor Woods, third indoors in the NCAA finale (pole vault, indoor PR 17-11 3/4), senior Jason Boness, a three-time All-American and school record holder (high jump, PR 7-5) and All-America senior Billy Pappas (decathlon, PR 7,488). Two other pole vaulters -- redshirt senior Cody Howell (17-1 3/4) and junior Jason Slye (17-0 3/4) -- scored their first NCAA provisional marks indoors with personal bests in 2002, and a trio of distance runners added last chance NCAA provisional marks in early March -- senior Adam Bergquist (3,000, 8:10.35), redshirt sophomore John Lucas (5,000, 14:16.40) and redshirt frosh Noel Paulson (mile, 4:04.31). Indoors in 2001, redshirt senior Rian Ingrim scored his first NCAA provisional honors in the shot put (57-5).

    WOMEN'S OUTLOOK: Field Events Will Fuel Championship Runs.
    Returning all four of last year's NCAA participants, head coach Tom Heinonen's Ducks also welcome back 14 Pac-10 finalists. The javelin unit looms as the nation's best, led by sophomore All-American and school record Sarah Malone (PR 174-0) who ranked fourth among collegians and eighth among Americans last year. Junior Charyl Weingarten made her first NCAA appearance last year thanks to her Pac-10 personal best (fourth, 155-6). Two newcomers, prep All-American Elisa Crumley (159-4 best in 2002) and British Columbian Roslyn Lundeen (161-9 int'l implement PR), also have legitimate shots at NCAA invites in their collegiate debuts. In the pole vault, redshirt junior transfer Becky Holliday took seventh in her NCAA indoor debut in March (13-7 1/4) and shares the school record of 13-9 3/4 with All-American and redshirt junior Niki Reed who will redshirt this outdoor season. Last season the former Clackamas athlete Holliday ranked seventh in the U.S. with her NWAACC conference meet PR (14-4), and took fifth in the U.S. Championships (14-1 1/4) and eighth in the World University Games in Beijing, China (13-0). Among other field events, junior Amanda Brown nabbed Pac-10 points in the long jump in 2001 (seventh, PR 19-4), and the high jump returns a pair of 2001 Pac-10 finalists, junior Jenny Brogdon (ninth, 5-7) and sophomore Rachael Kriz (11th, 5-5), and adds Clackamas transfer and junior Mary Murphy (PR 5-8). Junior sprinter Janette Davis missed the Pac-10 400 final last year by one place and only .65 seconds (55.50), and hurdlers Ann Sullivan (13.99) and Lucretia Larkin (14.25) rank sixth and 11th, respectively, in school history in the 100 hurdles. Sophomore Kirsten Riley and redshirt junior Georgette Moyle scored NCAA provisional marks outdoors in the Pac-10 pole vault in 2001 (12-7 1/4), with Riley raising her best to 12-10 indoors in 2002. Junior Eri Macdonald's 800 best and NCAA provisional mark of 2:07.08 last year missed an NCAA invite by a half-second. Moving up in distance, redshirt junior Carrie Zografos paced the cross country team in four races last fall, with redshirt frosh Laura Harmon leading the other, and clipping off the team's fastest indoor mile in 2002 (4:55.03).

    USC PREVIEW: Trojans Have Won 3 of Past 5 Pac-10 Crowns.
    Head coach Ron Allice returns for his eighth season in Troy after leading USC to Pac-10 runner-up honors and a 12th-place NCAA finish outdoors in 2001. Senior sprinter Sultan McCullough was one of the Pac-10's top tailbacks last year and eighth on the track in the NCAA 100 outdoors as a frosh in 1999. Senior Kevin Elliot was a USA and NCAA Champs qualifier in the 800 last season and the Pac-10 runner-up last year. High jumper David Jaworski was an NCAA qualifier outdoors last season with a season best of 7-3. Last weekend, French newcomer Julien Kapek leaped a windy outdoor season best 53-7 1/2 in the triple jump.

    BYU PREVIEW: Cougars Took 15th at NCAA Indoors in 2002.
    The Cougars are led by second-year head coach Mark Robison and feature four returning All-Americans. Jeff Hansen won the recent NCAA indoor crown (17-11 3/4) on fewer misses than Duck sophomore Trevor Woods (third, 17-11 3/4). Other honorees include senior Mao Tiroze (800, sixth), sophomore Bryan Lindsey (1999, 1,500, 10th) and junior decathlete Curtis Pugsley added a 14th-place NCAA finish in 2000. Outdoors in 2001, BYU finished 19th in the NCAA Championships after winning the Mountain West title.

    2002 NCAA INDOOR RECAP: Ducks Take Ninth & Grab Four All-America Awards.
    All six of the Duck men's and women's NCAA indoor qualifiers notched top-10 finishes two weekends ago, and five of them garnered All-America awards. Team-wise, the men's squad tallied 15 points to tie Mississippi State for ninth in the team race, and the women ended 40th with their two points. On the final day, sophomore Trevor Woods finished third in the pole vault (17-11 3/4) at the same height as the winner but with more misses. Simon Kimata and Samie Parker were equally on par in their NCAA debuts with fourth and fifth-place finishes in the 60 (7.67) and 800 (1:49.56), with Parker scoring a personal best of 7.63 in the prelims. High jumper Jason Boness just missed his fourth All-America honor with a 10th-place finish in the high jump (6-11 3/4). The Duck women sent a pair of pole vaulters redshirt juniors Becky Holliday and Niki Reed who finished seventh (13-7 1/4) and 10th (13-3 1/2), respectively, after raising the school record to 13-9 3/4 in February in Seattle.

    LAST WEEK'S RECAP: M&W Teams Sweep Weber State and Montana.
    EUGENE -- The Ducks braved a brief, early meet snowstorm en route to team sweeps against Weber State and Montana in Saturday's outdoor home opener at Hayward Field. The Duck women edged Montana, 124-69, and Weber State, 111 1/2 -77 1/2, with Weber State beating Montana, 107-75. The Duck men added a pair of victories over Weber State, 108 1/2-73 1/2, and Montana, 116-66, and Weber State edged Montana, 96-84. On the NCAA charts the Ducks claimed two NCAA automatic marks, four NCAA provisional marks, and nine additional Pac-10 qualifying marks among Saturday's 37 events. Oregon's javelin record holders each claimed NCAA automatic honors with their second-best throws of their Duck careers -- sophomore Sarah Malone (first, 171-3) and redshirt junior John Stiegeler (first, 247-0). Three other Duck women's javelin throwers scored NCAA provisional marks -- freshman Rosyln Lundeen (second, 160-5), fellow frosh Elisa Crumley (third, 155-3) and junior Charyl Weingarten (fourth, 152-7). Weingarten's mark was her second highest ever and a season best, as was Lundeen's, while Crumley uncorked a season best of 159-4 two weeks ago. The first-year Ducks now rank third and fourth all-time for the Ducks with Weingarten close behind in fifth place. On the men's side, All-America sophomore Trevor Woods equaled his outdoor best from last season of 17-4 1/2, winning the pole vault by almost two feet. On the Pac-10 lists, Duck women's qualifiers included junior Janette Davis (400, first, PR 54.31), redshirt freshman Laura Harmon (1,500, first, PR 4:40.13) and junior Mary Etter (shot put, first, 47-7 3/4, discus, first, 157-4). Duck men's conference qualifiers included All-America junior Samie Parker (100, first, 10.47w), senior Micah Harris (110 hurdles, first, 14.13w) and junior Terry Ellis (110 hurdles, second, 14.42w), sophomore Brandon Holliday (400 hurdles, second, 52.90), redshirt senior Kyley Johnson (high jump, first, 7-0 1/4) and junior Foluso Akinradewo (triple jump, first, 48-6 1/4). Other victors among the 11 Duck women's wins on the day included redshirt junior Carrie Zografos (3,000, PR 9:49.94), sophomore Ann Sullivan (100 hurdles, 14.51), Alicia Snyder-Carlson (400 hurdles, PR 63.06), Georgette Moyle (pole vault, 11-0 1/4), freshman Clarice Hayward-Lee (triple jump, first, 36-3), junior Mary Etter (hammer, 167-4). Other men's winners included redshirt junior Jason Slye (200, 22.21), senior Simon Kimata (800, 1:51.87), junior James March (shot put, 51-7, discus, 151-0) and redshirt junior Adam Kriz (hammer, 186-1).

    2001 MEN'S SEASON REVIEW: Ducks Win Two NCAA Titles and Take Ninth as Team.
    In the NCAA Championships' ninth trip to Hayward Field in Eugene, the Duck men scored their first top-10 finish since 1992 and their first pair of NCAA champions since 1986 (Santiago Lorenzo & John Stiegeler). Lorenzo relied on five personal bests en route to a late surge and narrow 18-point win (7,889) after previous season victories in the Pac-10 (7,617) and Texas Relays (7,726). In the NCAA javelin, John Stiegeler broke the school record on his second throw (first, 252-10) and ranked third in the U.S. in 2001 -- a season that featured four meets past the 240-foot mark and seven of eight better than 230 feet. A sextet of other Ducks earned NCAA invites thanks to strong provisional marks during the year Simon Kimata (800, 1:47.92), Michael Kasahun (5,000, 13:56.04), Micah Harris (110 hurdles, 13.79), Jason Boness (high jump, 7-3), Trevor Woods (pole vault, 17-4 1/2), and Billy Pappas (decathlon, NCAA prov. 7,342), while John Bello missed similar honors by less than a foot (shot put, 59-9 3/4). Several others were on the cusp of NCAA provisional marks, including Samie Parker (100, 10.45 nwi), Terry Ellis (110 hurdles, 14.04), Tim Overfield (400 hurdles, 51.74), Cody Howell (pole vault, 16-11), Rian Ingrim (shot put, 57-2 3/4), John Bello (discus, 180-1), Adam Jenkins (javelin, 218-5) and Ryan Keith (javelin, 217-2). Other returnees for 2002 that netted Pac-10 points last season include Ross Krempley (800, sixth, 1:51.48), Foluso Akinradewo (triple jump, seventh, 48-10 3/4) and Adam Kriz (hammer, fourth, 194-8). A key part of the nation's top recruiting class according to Track and Field News, Jake Garlick posted Pac-10 qualifying marks in the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles (14.51/52.40) and ranked third on the team in both events behind a pair of Pac-10 scorers. Two other nationally-regarded freshman, Eric Logsdon and Noel Paulson, redshirted to maximize their future potential. As prep seniors in 2000, Logsdon paced the nation in the 3,000 (8:10.66), and Paulson (8:18.72) ranked among the country's best milers (4:07.14).

    2001 WOMEN'S SEASON REVIEW: Malone Leads Quartet to NCAA Invites.
    The Ducks looked to one of their specialties, the javelin, for half of their entries in last year's NCAA Championships. All-American Sarah Malone took seventh in her NCAA debut (164-9), and was past the 167-foot line in her last three appearances including a school record of 174-0 in the Oregon Twilight. Charyl Weingarten earned her first NCAA invite thanks to a three-foot, three-inch personal best (fourth, 155-6) in the Pac-10 Championships. Also in the throws, All-American Mary Etter ranked second in the conference last season in the discus (NCAA prov. 175-9) and took fourth in the Pac-10 finale (168-8). Maureen Morrison tied her school record in the hammer (NCAA prov. - 186-6), and scored for the fourth and fifth times in the Pac-10 finale (hammer, seventh, 185-4, discus, seventh, 160-7). Two-time All-America pole vaulter Niki Reed matched her school record en route to the win at home (13-5.25) in the annual dual with Washington last April. The pole vault also featured an additional trio of NCAA provisional qualifiers that all cleared season bests of 12-7 1/4 or better in the Pac-10 Championships -- Holly Speight, Georgette Moyle and Kirsten Riley. Heptathlete Jenny Kenyon (PR 5,046) claimed her third Pac-10 points thanks to a fifth-place finish in the league finale (4,911), and Ann Sullivan (sixth, 4,874) moved to 10th all-time in UO history. In the distances, Hanna Smedstad paced the Ducks in four events -- the 1,500 (4:26.79), 3,000 (9:35.57), 5,000 (16:52.95) and 10,000 (NCAA prov. 34:42.93). Eri Macdonald joined the NCAA provisional list in the 800 in May's Cardinal Invite (2:07.08) but was slowed in the Pac-10 finale because of a stress fracture in her leg. The hurdles featured Sullivan (13.99) and Lucretia Larkin (14.25). The pair rank sixth and 11th all-time in UO history and were former Washington prep titlists.

    HAYWARD FIELD PROFILE: NCAA Finale Made Ninth Trip to Eugene in 2001.
    One of the most famous track facilities in the world, Hayward Field is named for Bill Hayward, who coached the Oregon men's team from 1904-1947. The 8,300-seat stadium - originally dedicated in 1919 - again welcomed top national and international talent to a Triple Crown of great meets in 2001, the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Prefontaine Classic ( and USA Outdoor Championships. A total of nine NCAA Championships (1962-64-72-78-74-77-91-96-01) have visited Track City USA, along with three Olympic Trials (1972-76-80) and six U.S. Championships.

    AT THE HELM: Duck Head Coach Profiles.
    The dean of Oregon coaches, Tom Heinonen begins his 26th season as women's head coach and has led the Ducks to three NCAA track and cross country titles (TF 1985, XC 1983, 87) and nine Pac-10 Conference titles since the meets' inception in 1986 (TF 1991-92, XC 1986-87-88-90-91-92-95). Individually, his Ducks have claimed 78 track and cross country All-America honors, and 14 NCAA and AIAW titles. For the men, two-time NCAA Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year Martin Smith has seen Ducks collect 18 All-America honors in cross country and track already in his first 3 1/2 seasons in Eugene, including NCAA titles by Santiago Lorenzo and John Stiegeler outdoors in 2001 in the decathlon and javelin, respectively. Prior to his arrival in Eugene in July 1998, his Wisconsin runners posted two cross country NCAA team titles (1982-88), five NCAA individual track and cross country titles, and 78 All-America honors (44 track and 34 XC).

    NCAA FORMULA: Dissecting the NCAA Qualifying System.
    Athletes qualify for the NCAA Championships as individuals based on their best marks of the season in NCAA-sanctioned competitions. The two-standard system features an automatic standard that if equaled or bettered automatically qualifies those individuals for the collegiate finale. To fill out the remaining positions in each NCAA Championships event field (typically a total of 16-24 athletes indoors depending on the quality of the marks and the capacity an event can handle), a second list of individuals meeting a provisional standard are also considered, again based on their season bests. Although each event varies, often at least half of an event's entries are automatic qualifiers, while occasionally an entire field could come from the automatic list. Also to note, sprinters and hurdlers can only submit outdoor marks in wind conditions of +4.0 meters per second (mps) of less.

    ALL-AMERICA EQUATION: Breaking down the NCAA Honor.
    Based on their NCAA Championships performances, individuals are awarded All-America honors at season's end by the U.S. Track Coaches Association. The top-eight NCAA finishers from each event are honored regardless of citizenship, and any additional U.S. finishers that are among the top eight American finishers are also rewarded. If necessary, the U.S.-based honors can even extend to the top performances in the preceding qualifying round if there are fewer than eight Americans in the event final.

    This Week's Schedule

    USC-BYU Triangular
    Cromwell Field - LA, Calif.
    Saturday, March 23, 2002

    Running Events11:50 M 3,000m Steeplechase12:10 M 400m relay12:30 M 1500m12:50 M 110m HH1:05 M 400m1:15 M 100m1:40 M 800m2:00 M 400m IH2:20 M 200m2:30 M  5,000m3:00 M 4x400m relay

    Field Events11:30 W/M Men's Pole Vault12:00 Men's Long Jump (North Pit)12:30 W/M Javelin12:45 W/M High Jump1:15 W/M Triple Jump1:30 W/M Shot Put1:30 W/M Discus

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