Track Teams Make Qualifying Runs at Nebraska, Ohio State & Stanford
April 30, 2002
Cardinal Invite (M)
* Location: Stanford, Calif.
* Date: Friday, April 26
* Top Collegiate Men's Teams: Arkansas, BYU, Colorado, Minnesota, N.C. State, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas, Wisconsin, Wake Forest, Weber State
* Results Web Site: www.gostanford.com
Nebraska-Kansas State-Wyoming-Oregon Quad (W)
* Location: Lincoln, Neb.
* Date: Saturday, April 27
* Results Web Site: www.huskers.com
Jesse Owens Track Classic (M)
* Location: Columbus, Ohio
* Date: Sunday, April 28
* Results Web Site: www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com
OUTDOOR VOL. 8: Ducks Gain Momentum Towards Championship Season.
The Duck track and field teams open the final month of the outdoor season with their last big qualifying push before the upcoming conference and collegiate championships. The men enter six distance runners at Stanford on Friday, and the rest of the squad competes Saturday at Ohio State, while the women head to Nebraska for their third scoring appearance of the year. The following weekend, Oregon returns home for one final chance for Pac-10 qualifying marks in the Oregon Twilight, Sat., May 11 at Hayward Field. With seven of the 16 Duck NCAA qualifiers automatically qualified and four more provisional qualifiers with strong chances for invites, this year likely marks the biggest Duck NCAA contingent since 1997 (12 - 7 women/5 men). Among last weekend's highlights, redshirt junior Becky Holliday (pole vault, first, 13-5 1/4) and sophomore Sarah Malone (javelin, first, 170-5) claimed NCAA automatic marks, and junior Mary Etter (discus, first, 173-2), senior Micah Harris (110 hurdles, first, 13.78w), sophomore Trevor Woods (pole vault, second, 17-6 1/2), and redshirt junior Adam Kriz (hammer, fifth, 204-11) added NCAA provisional marks.
2002 Duck NCAA Outdoor Championships Qualifiers
Duck M&W Yr.-Exp. Hometown Event National Rank PR**Becky Holliday RJr.-TR Sparks, Nev. Pole Vault 1st-t, 14-1.25 14-4**Sarah Malone So.-1L Newberg, Ore. Javelin 2nd, 179-2 179-2**Elisa Crumley Fr.-HS Hillsboro, Ore. Javelin 5th, 169-7 169-7*Rosyln Lundeen Fr.-HS Victoria, B.C. Javelin 9th, 166-11 166-11*Mary Etter Jr.-2L Everett, Wash. Discus 13th, 173-6 175-9 Shot Put 35th, 49-9.25 49-9.25*Eri Macdonald Jr.-2L Honolulu, Hawaii 800 14th, 2:06.37 2:06.37*Charyl Weingarten Jr.-2L Grand Forks, N.D. Javelin 25th, 155-1 155-6*Katie McKeever Fr.-HS Woodland, Calif. Discus 26th, 169-9 169-9*Kirsten Riley So.-1L Eugene, Ore. Pole Vault 40th-t, 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*Trevor Woods So.-1L Coos Bay, Ore. Pole Vault 4th-t, 18-0.5 18-0.5**Micah Harris Sr.-1L Tempe, Ariz. 110H 8th, 13.67 13.67**Jason Hartmann RSo.-1L Rockford, Mich. 10,000 8th, 28:51.00 28:51.00*Billy Pappas RSr.-3L Azalea, Ore. Decathlon 14th, 7,311 7,488*Adam Kriz RJr.-2L Toledo, Ore. Hammer 14th, 207-8 207-8
* NCAA Provisional Qualifiers **NCAA Automatic Qualifiers
MEN TO WATCH: Ducks Look Forward to Cardinal 5K.
Already ranked fifth all-time in Duck history in the 10K (28:51.00), redshirt sophomore Jason Hartmann goes after his first career sub-14:00 mark in Friday's 5K. At the same distance, redshirt senior Adam Bergquist and redshirt sophomore John Lucas take aim on the NCAA provisional mark (14:07.00) and own personal bests of 14:14.51 and 14:16.40, respectively. Redshirt junior Adam Kriz boomed an almost 10-foot personal best in the hammer (NCAA prov. 207-8) to climb to eighth in school history in April's Washington Dual, then bettered the 200-foot line again last weekend in the Oregon Invite (204-11). The Ducks sport the league's top trio of high jumpers -- former Pac-10 champs and seniors Jason Boness (second, 7-0.5) and Kyley Johnson (fifth, 7-0.25) and redshirt junior Jake Horner (ninth, 6-10) -- yet all sport room to climb the Pac-10 ranks. Sophomore Brandon Holliday has broken the 52-second barrier in the 400 hurdles twice the past three weeks, including a personal best (51.29) vs. UW, and 51.74 in the Oregon Invite last weekend. One of three Ducks with Pac-10 or NCAA qualifying marks in the 110 hurdles, junior Terry Ellis (PR 14.04) lowered his season best to 14.29 last weekend after two other 14.33 clockings the past month. Team-wise in 2002, 27 Duck men have combined for 34 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 four NCAA automatic and three provisional marks.
WOMEN TO WATCH: McKeever Dialing it Up in Discus Ring.
A trio of Duck hurdlers joined the Pac-10 qualifying list last weekend at home in the Oregon Invite -- senior Jenny Kenyon (PR 14.25) and sophomore Ann Sullivan (14.30) in the 100 hurdles, and junior Alicia Snyder-Carlson (PR 61.51) in the 400 hurdles. Freshman thrower Katie McKeever kickstarted her season two weekends ago in LA with a pair of NCAA provisional discus marks -- the first a 12-foot season best in Pomona (167-5), and the other a 2 1/3-foot improvement the next day in the Mt. SAC Relays (169-9). The javelin corps features four NCAA automatic or provisional qualifiers, including second-ranked Sarah Malone (179-2), and three other top-25 rankees -- freshmen Elisa Crumley (fifth, 169-7) and Roslyn Lundeen (ninth, 166-11) and junior Charyl Weingarten (25th, 155-1). Not to be outdone on the school charts, Duck leader and redshirt junior Jordan Sauvage ranks third all-time for the Ducks in the hammer with her April appearance in Pomona (180-6), and has topped the 170-foot line in four other recent appearances -- the Texas Relays (4/4, 177-1), Willamette Open (4/6, 175-8), Washington Dual (4/13, 170-7) and Oregon Invite (4/27, 175-2). Junior Amanda Brown chases her first Pac-10 marks in the long jump (18-1 3/4) and triple jump (38-10 1/4) this season, after taking seventh last year in the league long jump (19-4). Junior Eri Macdonald climbed to seventh all-time for the Ducks in the 800 (NCAA prov. 2:06.37) with her .71-second personal best against Washington in April. On the qualifying scene outdoors, 20 Ducks have combined for 25 Pac-10 qualifying marks among 14 individual events, and three NCAA automatic and six provisional marks.
LAST WEEK'S RECAP: Holliday and Malone Post NCAA Auto Marks in Oregon Invite.
EUGENE (4/27) -- In their biggest stop of the spring home schedule, the Ducks welcomed more than 800 athletes to the Oregon Invitational. All-America pole vaulter and redshirt junior Becky Holliday notched her fourth NCAA automatic mark of the outdoor season (first, 13-5 1/4) and just missed her attempts at a collegiate-leading height of 14-2, and sophomore Sarah Malone added similar qualifying honors in the javelin (first, 170-5). Junior Mary Etter registered wins in the shot put (47-7 3/4) and discus (NCAA prov. 173-2) - with her platter best only seven inches from tying her season best. Completing the sweep of the four throws wins -- junior Jordan Sauvage led the hammer field (175-2). Senior 110 hurdler Micah Harris ran the third-fastest effort of his Duck career (first, NCAA prov. 13.78w), and his fourth sub-14.00 time of the season, and sophomore Brandon Holliday had his second-fastest career mark in the 400 hurdles (second, 51.74). All-America sophomore pole vaulter Trevor Woods cleared 17-6 1/2 or better for the fourth time this outdoor season (second, NCAA prov. 17-6 1/2), and redshirt junior Adam Kriz popped the second-best mark of his career in the hammer (fifth, NCAA prov. 204-11) with two other legal +200-foot marks (203-1, 200-2). Kriz matched up against a pair of Olympians (Kevin McMahon (U.S. leader, first, 241-1) and Lance Deal (second, 233-3), and last year's NCAA runner-up and third-place U.S. finisher James Parker (third, 231-3)). McMahon handed Deal his first loss since 1992, although the Eugene resident was a little rusty in his first competition since retiring at the end of the 2000 season. Other Duck winners included juniors Janette Davis (400, 55.29) and Foluso Akinradewo (triple jump, 48-10 1/4w). In the 100 hurdles, senior Jenny Kenyon (second, 14.25) and sophomore Ann Sullivan (third, 14.30) claimed season bests, and junior Alicia Snyder-Carlson (fourth, 61.51) and freshman Kayla Mellott (first-AM session, 63.58) added personal bests in the 400 hurdles, with Snyder-Carlson earning her first career Pac-10 invite. Redshirt freshman Eric Logsdon logged his first Pac-10 qualifier of his career (1,500, second, 3:49.99), with other notable men's season bests from freshman Aaron Fonder (high jump, 6-6 1/4), redshirt junior Billy Pappas (long jump, 22-3) and redshirt senior Rian Ingrim (shot put, 50-5 1/4; discus, 146-10). In the men's steeplechase, Weber State's Jeremy Tolman (8:31.68) and Ray Hughes (second, 8:32.14) moved to fifth and sixth on the 2002 world list and second and third on the U.S. season list. Less than two hours later in the 35th edition of the Bill McChesney Jr. Memorial Twilight Mile, Linfield College product Mike Miller kicked to the win (4:02.26), edging Chad Johnson of Nike Portland (second, 4:02.41) and Hughes (third, 4:03.20).
GIFTS FROM THE GRIDIRON: Parker Full Speed Ahead on Track.
With spring football practice ending last weekend, a pair of Duck football players now focus solely on the oval for the remaining month of the track season. Junior Samie Parker comes off a strong 2001 fall campaign as the team's top deep receiving threat (41 rec., 18.2 ypc, 4 TD, long of 79 yards). Indoors in 2002, he became the first Duck All-American in the 60-meter dash (fourth, 6.67) -- the second-fastest of three football-track players in the final, while his season best of 6.63 came in the NCAA prelims. Look for Parker next fall at wide receiver, and possibly on kickoff returns (2001 stats: 7-135 yards-19.3 avg., long of 25). Redshirt sophomore Allan Amundson has emerged as a top rushing threat, and last season starred on kickoff returns, ranking 13th nationally (13-354-27.23 avg.). The duo carry on a tradition that goes back to the '60s when future NFL'ers Jerry Tarr and Mel Renfro ran on a world record 440-yard relay (40.0) in 1962, the same year Tarr set the world record in the 120-yard hurdles (13.3). More recently, Pat Johnson started at receiver for the 2001 Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, but Duck fans also fondly remember his standout freshman season on the oval in 1995. He earned All-America honors that year in the 100 (eighth, 10.32) and 200 (ninth, 20.76), just weeks after winning the Pac-10 400 crown (45.38). Other Duck two-sport luminaries include Don Coleman, school record holder in the 200 with Johnson (20.39, 1979), and sole possessor of the 100 honor (10.11, 1978); Muhammad Oliver, second-ranked all-time for UO in the decathlon (8,087, 1992) and Latin Berry, school record-holder in the long jump (26-8 1/2, 1989) and runner-up in the triple jump (53-11 1/4, 1989).
CLIMBING THE CHARTS: Several Ducks Netting Noticeable Gains in '01.
Redshirt junior Adam Kriz stands as one of the obvious choices for most improved this season, adding 13 feet to his hammer best from last year's Pac-10 Champs (NCAA prov. 207-8 / 194-8 '01) and has four throws past the 200-foot line in two home meets this year (Washington Dual (207-8), Oregon Invite (204-11, 203-1, 200-2). Other big gainers for the men's team include redshirt senior Adam Bergquist in the 3,000 (8:10.35-indoors / 8:18.92 in '98), redshirt junior Jason Slye in the pole vault (17-0 3/4 / 16-7 1/4 in '01) and decathlon (6,786 / 6,677 in '01), redshirt sophomore John Lucas in the 5,000 (14:16.40-indoors / 14:47.30 in '01), and sophomores Brandon Holliday in the 400 hurdles (51.29 / 52.83 in '01) and Trevor Woods in the pole vault (18-0 1/2 / 17-4 1/2 in '01). Junior Jordan McDaniels and redshirt junior Carrie Zografos are challenging for similar honors on the women's team. Sauvage has raised her personal and season bests by at least eight feet for the second straight collegiate season (180-6 in '02, 172-6 in '01, 160-0 in '00), while Zografos has lowered her bests sizably in the 1,500 (4:26.98 / 4:35.61 in '00) and steeplechase (10:42.02 / 11:20.51 in '01). Other UO women that have enjoyed noticeable gains include juniors Alicia Snyder-Carlson (400 hurdles 61.51 / 65.70 in '01; 2:14.0 / 2:17.54 in '01) and Janette Davis (100 12.17 / 12.42 '99; 200 24.76 / 25.41 in '01; 400 54.31 / 55.50 in '01), and redshirt freshman Laura Harmon (1,500 4:29.49 / 4:34.80 '00).
MEN'S OUTLOOK: Ducks Sport 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 (knee) and Lorenzo (quad) will miss the rest of the season because of injuries. 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 and has broken the school record twice (13.73-2001; 13.67-2002). 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 2001 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 (169-7 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 outdoors in 2002 broke the school record in the Mt. SAC Relays (14-1 1/4). 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).
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.
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.
ON THE EDGE: Ducks Closing in on Pac-10 Qualifying Standards.
With two weeks to go before the Pac-10 Championships, the following is a list of Ducks closing in on conference qualifying marks. Qualifying rules also guarantee each team one entry per event by the right-of-entry rule so those athletes asterisked are current leaders in their respective events and may qualify that way. Duck coaches also have three wild card selections per team to use at their discretion for athletes without qualifying marks, although wild-card athletes still count towards the 24-athlete roster (including heptathlon/decathlon entries). The week before the actual championships, the Pac-10 may also relax standards in a few events that do not have a minimum of 12 qualifiers, as they did this week in the decathlon (6,800 / 5,865) and heptathlon (4,400 / 4,125).
Women, Event - Mk. (Pac-10 Qual.)
*Janette Davis, 100 - 12.17 (12.04)
*Janette Davis, 200 - 24.76 (24.64)
Annette Mosey, 800 - 2:11.39 (2:11.14)
Carrie Zografos, 800 - 2:11.85 (2:11.14)
*Amanda Brown, TJ - 38-10.25 (39-4.5)
Katie McKeever, SP - 42-9 (43-5.75)
Jordan Sauvage, DT - 149-0 (150-11)
Mary Etter, HT - 167-4 (170-7)
This Week's Tentative Duck Entries
Stanford University - Stanford, Calif.
Friday, May 3, 2002
7:35 pm - Steeple (Holts)
7 pm - 5K (Hartmann)
8:10 pm - 5K (Bergquist, Logsdon, Lucas)
9:25 pm - 1,500 (Andrus)
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Neb.
Saturday, May 4, 2002
1 pm - Long Jump (Brown, Kenyon)
1 pm - Shot Put (Etter, Lundeen, McKeever)
2:30 pm - Javelin (Crumley, Lundeen, Malone, Weingarten)
4 pm - 4x100
4:20 pm - 1,500 (Harmon, Zografos)
4:30 pm - Triple Jump (Brown)
4:30 pm - Hammer (Burk, Etter, Hoxmeier, McKeever, Sauvage)
4:45 pm - Pole Vault (Holliday, Riley)
4:50 pm - 100H (Kenyon, Sullivan)
5:20 pm - 400 (Davis)
5:40 pm - 100 (Davis, Murtaugh, Sullivan)
6:05 pm - 800 (Macdonald, Snyder-Carlson)
6:25 pm - 400H (Snyder-Carlson)
6:30 pm - Discus (Burk, Etter, Hoxmeier, McKeever, Sauvage)
6:30 pm - High Jump (Brogdon, Kriz, Murphy)
6:55 pm - 200 (Davis, Kenyon, Murtaugh, Sullivan)
7:55 pm - 4x400
Jesse Owens Track Classic
Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio
Sunday, May 5, 2002
10 am - 100 (Amundson)
10 am - Hammer (Kriz)
1:15 pm - High Jump (Boness, Johnson
1:15 pm - Pole Vault (Howell, Slye, Woods)
1:15 pm - Shot Put (March)
1:15 pm - 4x100
1:55 pm - 400H (Holliday)
2 pm - Triple Jump (Akinradewo, Strubel)
2:15 pm - 800 (Kimata, Krempley)
2:30 pm - 100 (Parker)
2:45 pm - Discus (March)
3 pm - 110H (Ellis, Harris)
4:15 pm - 4x400
Online Track Resources
UO Athletics: www.goducks.com
Pacific-10 Conference: www.pac-10.org
NCAA Champs: www.ncaachampionships.com
Dual Power Rankings: www.team-power.org
NCAA Indoor Host (Ark.): www.ladybacks.com
NCAA Outdoor Host (LSU): www.lsusports.com
USA Track and Field: www.usatf.org
Track & Field News: www.trackandfieldnews.com
Prefontaine Classic: www.preclassic.com
World Rankings: www.tilastopaja.net