Track Teams Bound for LA
April 17, 2002
Mt. SAC Relays (M&W)
* Location: Walnut, Calif. (Dec./Hep.-Azusa, Calif.)
* Date: Thursday-Sunday, April 18-21
* Duck Events: M-100, 800, 1,500, 5K, 110H, 400H, Dec., W-400, 800, 1,500, 4x4, HJ, PV, SP, DT, HT, JT, Hep.
* Results Web Site: www.mtsac.edu/relays
Pomona Pitzer Invitational (W)
* Location: Pomona, Calif.
* Date: Friday, April 19
* Duck Events: W-800, 100H, 400H, HJ, TJ, SP, DT, JT, HT
* Results Web Site: www.physical-education.pomona.edu/xc&track/meetres.html
Long Beach Invitational (W)
* Location: Long Beach, Calif.
* Date: Saturday, April 20
* Duck Events: W-100H, 1,500, TJ, DT, HT
* Results Web Site: www.longbeachstate.com
OUTDOOR VOL. 6: Ducks Bound For Busy Weekend in LA.
The Duck track and field teams make final preparations for their most hectic weekend of the year, shuttling between four LA-area meets in the span of four days. The Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) Relays headlines the bill with a mix of top collegiate and post-collegiate talent from around the nation invading the tiny campus just east of LA. A pair of Duck decathletes (All-American Billy Pappas and Jason Slye) and heptathlete Jenny Kenyon kick things off in combined events action Thursday and Friday at nearby Azusa Pacific University. A scaled back women's travel group of 18 will shuttle between Mt SAC, the Pomona Pitzer Invite (Friday) and Long Beach State Invite (Saturday), while the men tentatively enter a group of six from the distance, sprint and hurdle ranks at Mt. SAC only. Among last weekend's highlights, junior Eri Macdonald climbed to eighth all-time in Duck history in the 800 (2:06.37), and All-America pole vaulter and sophomore Trevor Woods claimed his first career 18-foot mark (first, 18-0 1/2).
2002 Duck NCAA Outdoor Championships Qualifiers
Duck M&W Yr.-Exp. Hometown Event National Rank PR**Sarah Malone So.-1L Newberg, Ore. Javelin 3rd, 179-2 179-2**Becky Holliday RJr.-TR Sparks, Nev. Pole Vault 4th, 13-7.25 14-4*Mary Etter Jr.-2L Everett, Wash. Discus 8th, 173-6 175-9 Shot Put 32nd, 49-9.25 49-9.25*Rosyln Lundeen Fr.-HS Victoria, B.C. Javelin 7th, 166-11 166-11*Elisa Crumley Fr.-HS Hillsboro, Ore. Javelin 9th, 166-1 166-1*Eri Macdonald Jr.-2L Honolulu, Hawaii 800 10th, 2:06.37 2:06.37*Charyl Weingarten Jr.-2L Grand Forks, S.D. Javelin 22nd, 155-1 155-6*Kirsten Riley So.-1L Eugene, Ore. Pole Vault 30th, 12-5.5 12-10
**John Stiegeler RJr.-2L Coos Bay, Ore. Javelin 1st, 247-0 252-10**Simon Kimata Sr.-1L Nyeri, Kenya 800 2nd, 1:46.65 1:46.65**Jason Hartmann RSo.-1L Rockford, Mich. 10,000 6th, 28:51.00 28:51.00*Trevor Woods So.-1L Coos Bay, Ore. Pole Vault 4th, 18-0.5 17-11.75*Adam Kriz RJr.-2L Toledo, Ore. Hammer 11th, 207-8 207-8*Micah Harris Sr.-1L Tempe, Ariz. 110H 16th, 13.90 13.73
* NCAA Provisional Qualifiers **NCAA Automatic Qualifiers
Key Oregon Team 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 TO WATCH: Bergquist, Boness & Harris On Qualifying Prowl.
All-American and junior Samie Parker picks up speed in his third 100-meter outing of the year (10.47w, 10.76 into -0.5 headwind) after taking fourth indoors in the NCAA 60-meter dash. Returning NCAA qualifier and senior Micah Harris looks to climb the NCAA provisional list in the 110 hurdles after exactly meeting the NCAA minimum standard (13.90) into a -0.8 mps headwind at home last Saturday. Sophomore Brandon Holliday claimed a 1 1/2-second personal best last weekend in the 400 hurdles (51.29), and missed the NCAA standard by only .09 seconds. Redshirt senior Adam Bergquist chases his first NCAA provisional mark outdoors in the 5K after clocking a 3K NCAA provisional mark of 8:10.35 indoors. Redshirt sophomore Ryan Andrus paces the team in the 1,500 this season (3:49.08), and owns a personal best of 3:46.5 from his freshman season at the University of Wisconsin in 1998. Team-wise in 2002, 25 Duck men have combined for 29 qualifying marks in 14 individual events for the Pac-10 Championships. At the NCAA level indoors, the Ducks scored one automatic and 10 provisional marks, and outdoors have added three NCAA provisional and three automatic marks.
WOMEN TO WATCH: Etter Sizzling Hot in Throws Circles.
All-America junior Mary Etter has scored NCAA provisional marks and season bests in both the shot put (49-9 1/4) and discus (173-6) in two of the past three meets, and is three feet shy of a Pac-10 invite in the hammer (167-4 / 170-7). The javelin corps has started out strong outdoors with four javelin throwers combining for NCAA provisional or automatic marks, including third-ranked Sarah Malone (179-2), and three other top-25 rankees -- freshmen Roslyn Lundeen (seventh, 166-11) and Elisa Crumley (ninth, 166-1) and junior Charyl Weingarten (22nd, 155-1). Not to be outdone in the hammer, Duck leader and redshirt junior Jordan Sauvage has topped the 170-foot line in her last three appearances -- the Texas Relays (4/4, 177-1), Willamette Open (4/6, 175-8), and Washington Dual (4/13, 170-7) and is less than 10 feet away from school record holder Maureen Morrison (186-6). Junior Janette Davis owns the fastest Duck season bests in the 100 (12.17), 200 (24.76) and 400 (54.31), and her 400 personal best in winter-like conditions in March was only .61 seconds off the NCAA provisional mark (53.70). A quartet of distance runners -- junior Eri Macdonald (800, NCAA prov. 2:06.37), redshirt freshman Laura Harmon (1,500, 4:34.87), sophomore Annette Mosey (1,500, 4:35.78), and redshirt junior Carrie Zografos (steeple, 10:42.02) -- return after season bests and Pac-10 qualifying marks at home last weekend. On the qualifying scene outdoors, 17 Ducks have combined for 19 Pac-10 qualifying marks among 11 individual events, and two NCAA automatic and six provisional marks.
LAST WEEK'S RECAP: Ducks Sweep Huskies at Hayward Field.
EUGENE (4/13/02) -- Last Saturday, the Duck M&W edged Washington in their annual duals (M, 117-81, W, 105-95), and individually claimed 22 wins (M 13, W 9), and one NCAA automatic and eight provisional marks. Junior Eri Macdonald reeled off a thrilling come-from-behind win in the 800 (first, NCAA prov. 2:06.37), then kicked to victory later in the 4x400 relay thanks to a 55.9-second anchor split. Redshirt junior Carrie Zografos scored a school record in the steeplechase and missed the NCAA provisional mark by two seconds (first, 10:42.02). Redshirt junior pole vaulter Becky Holliday equaled the NCAA automatic mark (first, 13-5 1/4) with her second best outdoor mark of the season. The women's field events corps accounted for 55 of the Ducks' points among the eight disciplines. Junior Mary Etter registered a win in the discus (164-4), and runner-up honors in the shot put (44-4) and hammer (166-9). Junior Jordan Sauvage (hammer, 170-7) added top honors in the hammer (170-7), as did sophomore Sarah Malone in the javelin ( NCAA prov. 158-0). Freshman Elisa Crumley posted another NCAA provisional effort in the javelin (second, 157-4) despite slick runway conditions. In the jumps, redshirt junior Becky Holliday equaled the NCAA automatic mark in the pole vault (first, 13-5 1/4), and junior Jenny Brogdon was only two inches shy of her high jump season best (first, 5-5). On the horizontal runway, junior Amanda Brown claimed a personal best in the triple jump (first, 38-10 1/4) and added runner-up honors and an outdoor season best in the long jump (17-8). Sophomore Trevor Woods claimed his first career 18-foot pole vault mark (first, NCAA prov. 18-0 1/2). Redshirt junior hammer thrower Adam Kriz boomed a 10-foot personal best for his first career NCAA provisional mark (first, 207-8). In the 110 hurdles, Micah Harris exactly equaled the NCAA provisional mark with a .01-second season best (first, 13.90) into a -0.8 mps headwind. Redshirt freshman Eric Logsdon claimed the first win of his Duck career (3K, 8:21.39), with other Duck men's victories courtesy of junior Samie Parker (100, 10.76), sophomore Brandon Holliday (400 hurdles, 51.29), senior Kyley Johnson (high jump, 7-0 1/4), junior Foluso Akinradewo (triple jump, PR 50-4 1/2, long jump, 21-8), junior James March (shot put, 52-6 1/2) and sophomore Adam Jenkins (javelin, 199-9). Among other key scorers, redshirt frosh Brett Holts lowered his personal best in the steeplechase by four seconds (second, 9:01.19), and senior Simon Kimata added points in the 800 (third, 1:53.32) and 1,500 (fifth, 3:50.26).
2001 MT. SAC REVIEW: Etter Leads Busy Weekend with Discus PR.
WALNUT, Calif. (4/19-21/01) -- Mary Etter climbed the NCAA provisional list with a personal best in the discus (first, 175-9) that was a four-inch improvement over her previous best from the previous weekend's dual vs. Washington. Pole vaulter Niki Reed took fifth with a final height of 13-2 the same height as the winner but with more overall misses. Reed's final clearance was her second over 13 feet in consecutive weekends. In the long jump, Amanda Brown won her section of the long jump with a wind-aided leap of 18-10 3/4. Charyl Weingarten missed the NCAA provisional list in the javelin by only four inches but still reaped a four-foot personal best (second, 152-3). On the track, Eri Macdonald and Annette Mosey placed fifth (2:11.35) and fourth (2:13.06, respectively, in their sections of the 800. The Ducks also competed in a pair of nearby invitationals over their four-day trip to the LA area. At the Long Beach Invite, Maureen Morrison raised her personal best in the hammer (third, 182-5), and Janette Davis took fourth in her heat of the 400 (56.60). The Duck pole vaulters led Oregon results from the Pomona Pitzer Invitational, as Kirsten Riley raised her then-personal best in the pole vault (second, 12-0), edging Georgette Moyle (fourth, 11-6). A day prior to her hammer personal best at Mt. SAC, Morrison raised her season best (ninth, 182-1), and Jordan McDaniels (Sauvage) registered her first Pac-10 qualifying mark of her career (17th, 170-7). Etter added third in the discus (165-8) and ninth in the shot put (45-7), and Davis claimed ninth in the 400 (56.39). Earlier in the week at the nearby California Invitational Heptathlon in Azusa, Jenny Kenyon (fourth, 5,046) and Ann Sullivan (11th, 4,792) logged Pac-10 qualifiers, with Sullivan's score an almost 400-point personal best. Kenyon and Sullivan ended the first day in third and fifth, respectively, with 3,055 and 3,001 points.
MEN'S OUTLOOK: 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 return virtually all of last year's national and conference championship firepower. The squad is led by a pair of NCAA and Pac-10 champions, senior Santiago Lorenzo (decathlon) and redshirt junior John Stiegeler (javelin), although Stiegeler will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury in April's Texas Relays. The sprints feature All-America junior Samie Parker, fourth indoors in the NCAA 60-meter dash (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 (13.83). Senior Simon Kimata clocked an 800 then-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), and climbed to fifth all-time for the Ducks this March (PR 28:51.00). 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 March's 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 holder Sarah Malone (PR 179-2 in 2002) who ranked fourth in 2002 among collegians and eighth among Americans with her then-PR from the Oregon Twilight (174-0). Junior Charyl Weingarten made her first NCAA appearance last year thanks to her Pac-10 personal best (fourth, 155-6). Two newcomers, British Columbian Roslyn Lundeen (166-11 best in 2002) and prep All-American Elisa Crumley (166-1 best in 2002), are on pace for 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 USA Outdoor 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).
2002 NCAA INDOOR RECAP: Ducks Take Ninth & Grab Four All-America Awards.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (3/8-9) -- All six of the Duck men's and women's NCAA indoor qualifiers notched top-10 finishes in March, 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.
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 (5/30-6/2), 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 decathlon 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. Six 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 the December 200 issue of 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) also ranked among the country's fastest 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 leg stress fracture. The hurdles featured a pair of former Washington prep titlists, Sullivan (13.99) and Lucretia Larkin (14.25), who rank sixth and 11th all-time in UO history.
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 (www.preclassic.com) 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 returns for 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.
Tentative Duck Weekend Competition Schedule
Mt. SAC Relays
Thu.-Sat., April 18-20, 2002
Thu.-Fri. Tentative Duck Events (Azusa Pacific Univ.)All Day Dec. (Pappas, Slye)All Day Hep. (Kenyon)
Fri. Tentative Duck Events8 pm W5K (Bergquist)8:45 pm WJT (Weingarten)
Sat. Tentative Duck Events1 pm WHT (Etter, Sauvage)3:30 pm WHJ (Brogdon, Murphy)5:30 pm WDT (McKeever)7 pm WPV (Riley)7:05 pm M800 (Andrus)7:15 pm M800 (Krempley)7:40 pm W400 (Davis)8 pm W800 (Macdonald)8:30 pm W1,500 (Harmon, Zografos)9:40 pm M1,500 (Andrus)
Sun. Tentative Duck Events9:50 am WSP (Etter, McKeever)10 am WJT (Crumley, Malone)10:20 am Wx40011:20 am M110H (Ellis)12:20 pm M100 (Parker)1 pm WPV (Holliday)1:10 pm M400H (Holliday)2 pm WDT (Etter)5:05 pm M110H (Harris)
Pomona Pitzer Invitational
Fri., April 19, 2002
Fri. Tentative Duck Events9:30 pm WHT (Sauvage, Etter, McKeever)10 pm WHJ (Brogdon, Kriz)10:30 pm W100H (Sullivan)11:30 pm WSP (Etter, McKeever)2:30 pm WDT (Etter, McKeever, Sauvage)3:10 pm W800 (Mosey)3:30 pm WTJ (Hayward-Lee)5:20 pm W200 (Sullivan)
Long Beach Invitational
Sat., April 20, 2002
Sat. Tentative Duck Events9 am WHT (Hoxmeier)10:50 am W1,500 (Mosey)11:35 am W100H (Sullivan)Noon WTJ (Hayward-Lee)12:30 pm WDT (Hoxmeier)
National Dual Power Rankings
The U.S. Track Coaches Association has created a dual-meet power index based on a team's top two competitors in a dual-meet event format (excluding the 10K and decathlon). The top individual's season best mark per event is scored based on a decathlete/heptathlete scoring system, with the second performer's season best in each event getting half of the respective points. The web site is located at www.team-power.org, and visitors can even score mythical dual meets between participating schools.
Men's Rankings Score1. Tennessee 372.42. UCLA 352.573. Florida 345.054. BYU 333.665. Nebraska 333.46. Purdue 326.727. Oregon 321.518. Washington State 317.849. Arizona State 315.6710. Alabama 314.4611. Texas 312.3912. Clemson 311.1613. Indiana 310.8714. W. Michigan 308.6615. Washington 307.2516. Kansas State 304.6717. Idaho 304.518. Penn State 303.3619. Connecticut 302.1920. Wichita State 297.87
Women's Rankings Score1. UCLA 385.272. Arkansas 354.43. South Carolina 353.994. BYU 342.875. Washington State 340.636. Indiana 339.727. CS Northridge 328.528. North Carolina 326.249. Florida 326.1910. Washington 321.611. Nebraska 317.812. Nevada 317.713. Oregon 317.514. Houston 316.2115. Purdue 316.1416. Missouri 312.4917. Arizona State 311.3918. Kent State 307.3419. Central Michigan 305.9220. Cornell 305.89
Online Track Resources
Featured Duck Men's Profiles
Jason Boness * All-American
High Jump * Sr.-2L-TR * 6-3
Casper, Wyo. (Kelly Walsh HS / Univ. of Northern Iowa)
Honors: Conference leader thanks to his 2002 indoor season best (7-1 3/4), and outdoors his season best of 7-0 1/2 is 1 1/4 inches from the NCAA provisional mark. Altogether, has cleared seven feet three times in 2002 (once outdoors), and also has another indoor and outdoor leap at 6-11 3/4. Three-time All-American (outdoors 1999 (10th) & 2000 (seventh), indoors 2001 (ninth)) and also an NCAA participant indoors in 2002 (10th) and outdoors in 2001 (13th). School record holder (7-5) with 2000 Pac-10 winning leap in Eugene. Olympic Trials qualifier in 2000. Ranked 10th in U.S. in 2000 (7-5) and 1999 (7-4 1/2). Personal Best: HJ - 7-5 (2.26m), 2000.
Micah Harris * NCAA Qualifier
110 Hurdles * Sr.-1L * 6-3
Tempe, Ariz. (Tempe Corona del Sol HS / C. Arizona CC)
Honors: Conference's third-fastest 110 hurdler in 2002 with two sub-14.00 clockings (13.90, 13.91). Indoors, was only .04 seconds from an NCAA invite in 60 hurdles (NCAA prov. 7.85), and met NCAA qualifying mark (7.90) in four of seven races. Outdoors last year, broke school record in NCAA Champs prelims (13.73), and took second in Pac-10 Champs (13.83). Broke 14.00 seven times outdoors in '01. Two-time JC All-American in 110 hurdles for Central Arizona CC. Personal Bests: 110H - 13.73, 2001, 400H - 52.70, 2000.
Jason Hartmann * All-American
5K/10K * RSo.-1L * 6-3
Rockford, Mich. (Rockford HS)
Honors: Ranks fourth in Pac-10 and sixth nationally in 10K based on his NCAA automatic qualifier from Stanford Invite (PR 28:51.00) -- also fifth in Duck history. Indoors in 2002, clocked 5K season best (NCAA prov. 14:07.12), less than five seconds from an NCAA invite. In 2001, finished third in NCAA 10K (29:28.97) -- Oregon's second-highest finish in the event. Two-time XC All-American (35th in '00, 37th in '99) and also a qualifier in '01 (50th), 10 seconds shy of third All-America honor. Fourth at '98 Foot Locker XC Champs as a senior. Personal Bests: 3K - 8:09.79, 2001. 5K - 14:05.72, indoors 2001, 10K - 28:51.00, 2002.
Cody Howell * NCAA Prov. Qualifier
Pole Vault * RSr.-3L * 5-10
Veneta, Ore. (Elmira HS)
Honors: One of eight conference vaulters with NCAA marks indoors or outdoors in '02. Cleared NCAA prov. standard by an inch indoors (PR 17-1 3/4). Outdoors this season, posted season best of 16-8 3/4 at Texas Relays. Cleared 17 feet outdoors in 2000 in Oregon Twilight (17-0 3/4). Two-time Pac-10 top-10 finisher ('01-6th, '00-10th). Three-time state runner-up as prep for nearby Elmira High. Personal Best: PV - 17-1 3/4, 2002 (indoors).
Adam Kriz * NCAA Prov. Qualifier
Hammer * RJr.-2L * 6-2
Toledo, Ore. (Toledo HS)
Honors: Notched first NCAA provisional mark with his 10-foot personal best in UW Dual (first, 207-8), and also ranks eighth all-time in Duck history. Notched personal best week before in Texas Relays (194-8). Pac-10 scorer in 2001 (fourth, 194-8) and 2000 (eighth, 189-5).Also ranks second on team in 2002 in shot put (48-11 3/4) and discus (144-1). Personal Best: HT - 207-8 (63.31m), 2002.
Simon Kimata * All-American
800 * Sr.-1L-TR * 6-2
Nyeri, Kenya (South Plains CC '00, Butler CC '99)
Honors: Second-ranked collegiate half-miler with personal best from ASU (1:46.65) three weekends ago. Ranks fourth all-time in 800 for Ducks behind an Olympian and world record holder, another Olympian, and a World Champs veteran. Last season, clocked season best of 1:47.92 in Texas Invite -- one of three regular season wins. 1999 JC All-American outdoors for Butler CC in 800 (fourth) and 4x800 (second). Did not compete last spring at South Plains CC. Personal Bests: 800 - 1:46.65, 2002, 1,500 - 3:46.18, 2000, 400H - 50.84, 1997.
Billy Pappas * All-American
Decathlon * RSr.-2L-TR * 6-0
Azalea, Ore. (Glendale HS)
Honors: All-America decathlete in 2001 (8th, 7,488), and Pac-10 scorer in decathlon (third, 7,342) and long jump (8th, 21-10 1/4). Also NCAA provisional qualifier in 2000 with then Pac-10 PR (fourth, 7,184), missing NCAA invite by three spots and only 50 points. 1997 Oregon prep state champion in 110 and 300 hurdles. Personal Bests: Decathlon - 7,488 points, 2001, 110H - 14.67, 2001, Long Jump - 23-2 3/4, 2001.
Samie Parker * All-American
100 * Jr. * 5-11
Long Beach, Calif. (Poly HS)
Honors: In 2002, became first Duck indoor All-America sprinter in 60 (fourth, 6.67). Team's top deep receiver on football field last fall (41 rec., 18.2 ypc, 4 TD, long 79 yds). Pac-10 finalist in 100 in 2001 (eighth, 10.67). Debuted as Duck sprinter in 2000 with 10.61 effort in Oregon Preview 100.
Jason Slye * NCAA Prov. Qualifier
Pole Vault * Jr.-2L * 6-0
Salem, Ore. (Keizer HS)
Honors: One of three NCAA pole vault qualifiers indoors for Ducks with best (17-0 3/4) from Wisconsin Invite Heptathlon. Pac-10 scorer in 2001 in pole vault (eighth, 15-11 1/4) and just missed points in league decathlon debut (ninth, 6,631). As prep senior in Oregon 4A state meet in 1999, took second in pole vault (14-8) and fourth in 110 hurdles (14.95).
Trevor Woods * All-American
Pole Vault * So.-1L * 6-3
Coos Bay, Ore. (Marshfield HS)
Honors: Conference pole vault leader in 2002 with NCAA provisional marks in all three outdoor appearances in 2002. Cleared 18 feet (first, 18-0 1/2) for first time against Washington, and also has a pair of 17-6 1/2 clearances. Indoors, upped PR to 17-11 3/4 for third in NCAA Champs -- same height as winner but more misses. Took fourth in 2001 Pac-10 Champs (17-3). Prep All-American in 2000 (16-8 3/4) and Oregon 4A prep champ as senior (16-6) and junior (16-1). Personal Best: 18-0 1/2 (5.50m), 2002.
Featured Duck Women's Profiles
Amanda Brown * Pac-10 Qualifier
Long Jump / Triple Jump * Jr.-2L * 5-9
Eugene, Ore. (Sheldon HS)
Honors: Team leader in triple jump outdoors (38-10 1/4) and long jump (18-8-i / 17-9.5-o) in 2002. Topped 19 feet in three outdoor meets in 2001, including Pac-10 PR (19-4). Also a Pac-10 finalist in long jump in '00 (15th, 18-0 1/2). As a freshman played basketball for UO, then followed with three +18 foot outdoor track meets, including Oregon Twilight (18-10 1/2). Four-time prep state champ in long jump with then-best of 18-11. Personal Bests: LJ - 19-4 (5.89m), 2001.
Elisa Crumley * NCAA Prov. Qualifier
Javelin * Fr.-HS * 5-6
Hillsboro, Ore. (Glencoe HS)
Honors: Ninth-ranked collegiate javelin thrower as a frosh with season best from Texas Relays (166-1) -- one of four Ducks in the top 25 nationally. Also scored NCAA provisional marks in three other outings (155-3, 157-4 & 159-4). Oregon 4A state prep champ as senior in 2001 (151-8) and prep All-American (164-0). Personal Best: Javelin - 166-1 (50.63m), 2002.
Janette Davis * Pac-10 Qualifier
Sprints * Jr.-2L * 5-5
Medford, Ore. (South Medford HS)
In 2002, team's leader in 100 (12.17), 200 (24.76) and 400 (54.31), with a Pac-10 mark in 400 that's less than a second from the NCAA prov. mark (53.70). In 2001, missed Pac-10 final in 400 by less than a second (then-PR, 55.50) -- one of three sub-56.00 efforts outdoors. Won prep state 4A title as senior in 400 (56.99) in 1999. Personal Bests: 200 - 24.76, 2002, 400 - 54.31, 2002.
Mary Etter * All-American
Discus/Shot Put * Jr.-2L * 5-10
Everett, Wash. (Snohomish HS)
Honors: In 2002, third-ranked in Pac-10 and eighth nationally in discus with NCAA provisional mark from Texas Relays (173-6). Became first Texas Relays female winner in both sections of same event (discus), and missed win in shot put by less than an inch (second, NCAA prov. & PR 49-9 1/4). Set current discus PR in 2001 Mt. SAC Relays win (175-9), and led squad during year in shot put (47-11 3/4). All-American in 2000 in discus (eighth, 166-11) and top frosh in NCAA field. Pac-10 discus scorer in 2001 (fourth, 168-8) and 2000 (third, then-PR 173-11). Ranks top-10 all-time for Ducks in discus (second), hammer (fourth) and shot put (fifth). Ranked nationally as senior prep in discus (sixth, 168-6) and shot put (fourth, 48-2 1/2). Personal Bests: Discus - 175-9 (53.58m), 2001. Shot Put - 49-9 1/4 (15.17m), 2002. Hammer - 176-10 (53.91m), 2001.
Becky Holliday * All-American
Pole Vault * RJr.-TR * 5-3
Sparks, Nev. (Reed HS)
Honors: Outdoors in 2002, ranks fourth nationally and third in the league. Twice has equaled NCAA auto mark in 2002 (Texas Relays, first, 13-7 1/4, UW Dual, first 13-5 1/4). Indoors in 2002, took seventh in NCAA debut (13-7 1/4) after breaking school record in February (13-9 3/4). Ranked seventh in U.S. in 2001 (14-4) and placed in U.S. Outdoor Champs (fifth, 14-1 1/4) and World University Games (eighth, 13-0). Nevada prep state champ as senior (12-3) in 1998. Personal Best: PV 14-4 (4.37m), 2001.
Jenny Kenyon * Pac-10 Scorer
Heptathlon * Jr.-2L * 5-8
Newbury Park, Calif. (Newbury Park HS)
Honors: In 2002, Duck leader in heptathlon (4,850). Three-time Pac-10 scorer in heptathlon -- fifth in '01 (4,911), fourth in '00 (PR 5,032) and sixth in 1999 (4,432). Took 10th in 1999 U.S. Junior Champs (4,551). Led team in heptathlon (5,046) and 200 (25.02) in 2001, and in 200 (25.09) in 2000. Personal Bests: Heptathlon - 5,046, 2001. 100H - 14.48, 2001. Long Jump - 18-9 3/4 (5.73m), 2000.
Roslyn Lundeen * NCAA Prov. Qualifier
Javelin * Fr.-HS * 5-9
Victoria, B.C. (Claremont HS)
Honors: Ranks seventh nationally in javelin (166-11) and second among freshmen, just ahead of frosh teammate Elisa Crumley (ninth). Opened Duck career with NCAA prov. effort in Weber State-Montana meet (second, 160-5). Took second in Canadian Champs in 2001 and was top-ranked junior (161-9). Personal Best: Javelin - 166-11 (50.89m), 2002.
Eri Macdonald * NCAA Prov. Qualifier
800 * Jr.-2L * 5-6
Honolulu, Hawaii. (Punahou HS)
Honors: In 2002 ranks 10th nationally in 800 (2:06.37), and eighth in Oregon history. Clocked first NCAA provisional mark effort in 2001 in Cardinal Invite (then-PR 2:07.08). In 2000 took eighth in both Pac-10 Champs and U.S. Junior Champs. Led team in 800 as a frosh (then-PR 2:08.62). NCAA harrier vet in 2000 (194th) and 1999 (226th) and scored for team in both. Personal Bests: 800 - 2:07.08, 2001. 1,500 - 4:38.25, 2002.
Sarah Malone * All-American
Javelin * So.-1L * 5-7
Newberg, Ore. (Newberg HS)
Honors: In 2002, ranks third nationally and second in Pac-10 with five-foot javelin school record from Texas Relays (54.61m, 179-2). Also broke school record in 2001 Oregon Twilight (first, 174-0) and Oregon Invite (first, 169-3). All-American in 2001 (7th, 164-9) and Pac-10 runner-up honors (167-1). Prep All-American and Oregon state champ as senior in 2000 (165-10). 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials competitor (156-11). Personal Best: 179-2 (54.61m), 2002.
Kirsten Riley * NCAA Prov. Qualifier
Pole Vault * So.-1L * 5-4
Eugene, Ore. (South HS)
Honors: Ranks 30th nationally in pole vault outdoors in 2002 (12-5 1/2). Indoors this year, raised PR indoors to 12-10 and ranked 28th nationally. In 2001, scored NCAA prov. mark and then-PR in Pac-10 finale (10th, 12-7 1/2) -- one of four Ducks in top 10. Took fourth as prep senior in Oregon 4A state meet in 2000 (10-8). Personal Best: 12-10 (3.91m), 2002 (indoors).
Charyl Weingarten * NCAA Prov. Qualifier
Javelin * Jr.-2L * 5-8
Grand Forks, N.D. (Red River HS)
Honors: In 2002, is tied for 22nd nationally in javelin (155-1), and one of seven NCAA qualifiers from the Pac-10. NCAA participant in 2001 (19th, 136-7) after entering meet seeded 21st. Thew PRs in Pac-10 finale in 2001 (fourth, 155-6) and 2000 (third, 146-4). Five-time state javelin champ and prep All-American (162-3 best as soph). Personal Best: 155-6 (47.04m), 2001.
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