No. 22 Duck Women's Harriers Prepare for 24th NCAA Trip in 26 Years.

Nov. 15, 2000

NCAA Cross Country Championships

  • Date: Monday, November 20
  • Distances: Men's 10,000 Meters / Women's 6,000 Meters
  • Course: Iowa State University Cross Country Course
  • Host: Iowa State University
  • Location - Time: Ames, Iowa. - 11 a.m. CST
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  • Expected Race Weather (as of Wed., 11/15): 34 degrees, partly cloudy

    The No. 22-ranked University of Oregon women's cross country squad and two men's individuals wrap up their collegiate seasons this weekend at the NCAA Championships.

    The No. 22-ranked Duck women make their 24th NCAA appearance under the guidance of 26th-year head coach Tom Heinonen, 10 days after finishing fourth at the NCAA Western Regional. Leading the way, seniors Hanna Smedstad, a two-time All-American previously for Oklahoma State (18th in 1999 and 28th in 1998), and Katie Crabb return after eighth- and 15th-place regional finishes and will make their third NCAA appearances. On the men's side, All-America sophomore Jason Hartmann and senior Michael Kasahun make the trip as individuals after second- and fourth-place regional finishes. Last year at the NCAA Championships in Bloomington, Ind., the Duck men finished sixth as Hartmann led American freshmen (37th overall) and Kasahun ranked fourth on the team and 107th overall. The Duck women tied for 19th after entering the meet ranked 24th nationally with senior Rhiannon Glenn the top returnee from that race (84th).This week will mark the second NCAA appearance for three women (senior Rhiannon Glenn, sophomores Erinn Gulbrandsen and Eri Macdonald) and debuts for freshmen Laura Harmon and junior Carrie Zografos.

    Colorado leads the men's and women's polls, and will defend challenges from Stanford's men and women, and 1999 NCAA men's and women's champs, Arkansas and BYU, respectively. Top men's individuals include returning NCAA champ David Kimani of Alabama, Colorado's Jorge Torres, Providence's Keith Kelly and Stanford's Jonathon Riley. Women's favorites include Arizona's Tara Chaplin, Arizona State's Lisa Aguilera, Colorado's Kara Wheeler and defending champ Erica Wheeler of Wisconsin.

    Tentative Duck Lineups

    Men                 Yr.-Exp.   Hometown (Last School/HS)Jason Hartmann      So.-1L     Rockford, Mich. (RHS)Michael Kasahun     Sr.-TR-1L  Fresno, Calif. (Fresno City College/Fresno)

    Women Yr.-Exp. Hometown (Last School/HS)Katie Crabb Sr.*-2VL Chico, Calif. (Pleasant Valley)Rhiannon Glenn Sr.*-1L Eugene (South)Erinn Gulbrandsen So.-1L Chico, Calif. (Pleasant Valley)Laura Harmon Fr.-HS Vancouver, Wash. (Jesuit-Portland)Eri Macdonald So.-1L Honolulu, Hawaii (Punahou)Hanna Smedstad Sr.-TR Sundsvall, Sweden (Oklahoma State/Kattgatt Gymnasiet)Carrie Zografos So.*-TR Portland, Ore. (Colorado/Central Catholic)
    Head Coach: Martin Smith (M), 2nd Year, Tom Heinonen (W), 26th YearPronunciations: Men - kahs-ah-hoon. Women - ree-ANN-un, gull-BRAND-son, AIR-ee, HAHN-ah SMEHD-stad, zoe-GRAF-ohs

    The Oregon women positioned themselves for their at-large invite Monday after regional third-placer, No. 10 No. Arizona, was selected early in the at-large process, and also the fact that the Ducks had five head-to-head wins against fellow NCAA qualifiers - Marquette, North Carolina, South Florida, Wake Forest and Weber State.

    On the other side of the NCAA qualifying coin, the Duck men posted a solid, fourth-place showing at the NCAA Western Regional, but did not receive an invitation since third-place Cal Poly failed to garner an at-large bid. During the year, the Mustangs beat only two NCAA qualifying teams, Indiana and Nebraska, and appeared to be at least one win short of qualifying via the at-large process. Prior to Monday, the Duck men's team had positioned themselves with one of the nation's best head-to-head records nationally with wins over 19 of the 31 eventual NCAA qualifying teams, including automatic qualifiers Alabama, Arizona, Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Missouri, South Florida, William & Mary, Villanova and at-large qualifiers Air Force, Colorado State, Dartmouth, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northern Arizona, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Wake Forest and Weber State. Trying to improve their at-large potential, Cal Poly had appeared at one of the nation's top regular season meets, the Roy Griak Invite on Sept. 23, but were hurt when they finished a disappointing 15th as a team with 369 points when they competed without two scorers. That day Cal Poly beat only two NCAA qualifiers, the Hoosiers (17th, 380) and Huskers (18th, 335), while losing to five other eventual NCAA at-large qualifiers -- Colorado State (fifth, 176), Weber State (eighth, 204), Wake Forest (10th, 322), Minnesota (12th, 353) and Missouri (14th, 356). Mark Conover's squad was only 15 points away that day in St. Paul, Minn. from another regular season head-to-head win against an NCAA qualifier (Missouri) and another three points from a third victory (Minnesota). Looking back at last Saturday's regioal race, it's hard to lay blame on the Ducks' performance either. Sophomore Jason Hartmann and senior Michael Kasahun, second and fourth overall, improved by 14 and 22 places, respectively, from last season, junior Adam Bergquist (34th) scored his first regional points for the team, and was 27 places better than his only other regional appearance in 1998, senior Lincoln Nehring (45th) also scored his first regional points and was 15 places better than 1999's race, and a trio of freshmen -- two of which were walk-ons -- ran fourth (John Lucas, 38th), sixth (Noel Paulson, 60th) and seventh (Brett Holts, 74th) with Holts collapsing at the line after running fourth and fifth at prior meets this season. Cal Poly on the other hand, went from having its third man behind Oregon's sixth man at the Roy Griak Invite on September 23, to having its fifth and final scorer ahead of UO's fourth runner and only seven seconds behind the Ducks' third man. The Mustangs certainly rose to the occasion, but were penalized Saturday for not traveling to multiple, large regular season invites (probably in part due to a limited travel budget), and scoring poorly at the one they did travel to (while coincidentally handing other potential qualifiers an extra at-large win).

    In the seventh and final poll of the season, the Duck men dropped 10 spots to 20th, while the women rejoined the poll at 22nd. Going back to previous rankings, the Duck men ranked ninth in the preseason poll, while the women stood 12th. The men then dropped to 16th in the second poll, while the women fell to 24th. In the third poll, the men climbed to 15th and the women advanced to 22nd. In the following poll, the men fell to 18th and the women remained 22nd. In the fifth poll, the men climbed back to 13th, while the women were unranked for the first time but did receive a vote. In the sixth poll, the men were tabbed 10th, while the women did not receive any votes.

    The Duck women have seen seven different harriers score this season and nine appear among the squad's top seven. Senior Hanna Smedstad (Sundsvall, Sweden) has led the Ducks in each of her five appearances after sitting out the season opener in Portland. Senior Katie Crabb (Chico, Calif.) led the squad at the Pier Park showing, followed with runner-up squad placings in four of the next five races, and a fifth spot in Ames, Iowa. Senior Rhiannon Glenn (Eugene) has also stood second on the varsity twice, fourth twice and seventh once. Sophomore Eri Macdonald (Honolulu, Hawaii) has stepped up as one of the team's most improved - ranking third on the team at three races and fourth at three races. Sophomore Erinn Gulbrandsen (Chico, Calif.) has run equally steady, scoring at three races and ranking sixth at three others. Freshman Laura Harmon (Vancouver, Wash.) has scored at five of her six races, including appearances at the third (twice), fourth (once), fifth (twice) and sixth (once) positions. Junior transfer Carrie Zografos (Portland) has proved a pleasant addition, ranking seventh for the team at four races and sixth in her other Duck appearance. Another frosh, Annette Mosey (Wilsonville), ranked seventh at two of the first three meets and eighth at the other. Sophomore Annie Davis (Portland) returned after her best summer of training to rank fifth in the team's opener, then ninth and eighth in the Ducks' races at the Roy Griak and Willamette Invite meets.

    The Duck men were led in the final three races by sophomore Jason Hartmann (Rockford, Mich.) and in the season opener by senior Michael Kasahun (Fresno, Calif.), with the other ranking second at the other three races. Junior Adam Bergquist (Boulder, Colo.) collected his first ever points as a Duck, ranking third at every race. Freshman John Lucas (Eagle Point) ran at the fourth position the last three races and fifth in his Duck debut, while fellow frosh Brett Holts (Bend) inverted those positions (fourth once and fifth thrice). Holts also led the `B' unit at the season opener. Another frosh, Noel Paulson (Aumsville), ranked sixth on the varsity in all four races, just ahead of a pair of seventh men - seniors Lincoln Nehring (Salt Lake City, Utah) at the Pac-10 and Western Regional meets, and Sam Hill (Kotzebue, Alaska) at the first two varsity meets.

    NCAA Western Regional Championships * 11/11 * Fresno, Calif. (Woodward Park) - The Duck men's and women's cross country teams capped their bids for NCAA invites with fourth-place finishes at the NCAA Western Regional Championships at Woodward Park. The Oregon women came away with their best race of the season, tallying 169 points to narrowly edge an injury-depleted No. 9 Washington (fifth, 170) - one of four top-10 ranked teams in the field. No. 2 Stanford (58) won the team title over No. 4 Arizona State (second, 88) and No. 7 Arizona (third, 126), while Arizona State's Lisa Aguilera won the individual title (2025). Senior Hanna Smedstad led UO for the fifth consecutive race (eighth, 2042), ahead of senior Katie Crabb (15th, 2058), sophomore Eri Macdonald (45th, 2153), senior Rhiannon Glenn (46th, 2155), freshman Laura Harmon (66th, 2224), sophomore Erinn Gulbrandsen (74th, 2233) and junior Carrie Zografos (93rd, 2251). On the men's side, the No. 10-ranked Duck tallied 120 points, trailing No. 2 Stanford (first, 58), No. 12 Arizona (62) and Cal Poly (third, 114). Other ranked teams in the field included No. 30 Arizona State (fifth, 128) and No. 31 Portland (sixth, 150). Sophomore Jason Hartmann scored his second runner-up finish in as many meets (3042), behind Stanford's Jonathon Riley (3040). Oregon's Michael Kasahun registered his highest varsity finish (fourth, 3045), followed by a trio of first-time regional scorers - junior Adam Bergquist (34th, 3147), freshman John Lucas (38th, 3153) and senior Lincoln Nehring (45th, 3210). A pair of freshmen, Noel Paulson (60th, 3230) and Brett Holts (74th, 3256), wrapped up the entry list.

    On the women's side, the Ducks return five of their top seven from last year and add All-America transfer and senior Hanna Smedstad (Sundsvall, Sweden) who was top-30 at NCAA's for Oklahoma State the past two seasons (18th in `99 and 28th in `98). Senior Katie Crabb (Chico, Calif.) capped her final outdoor track season last spring with her first All-America award (1,500, 7th, 419.30). Crabb is a two-time NCAA veteran in cross country and ranked fourth on the squad last fall at the NCAA Championships even though she missed most of the season with a calf injury. Senior Rhiannon Glenn (Eugene) stood out as the team's most improved last fall, and ran in the top three in all six races including an 84th-place NCAA debut. Sophomore Tara Struyk (Edmonton, Alberta) also ran in the team's top three in all six contests in 1999, and ranked fourth among freshmen at the NCAA West Regional. Sophomore Eri Macdonald (Honolulu, Hawaii) scored for the team in five of six races last fall. On the track, she led the team in the 800 (208.62), followed by Pac-10 and USA Jr. finals appearances. Sophomore Erinn Gulbrandsen (Chico, Calif.) ran in the team's top seven in five races last fall and ranks second among returnees on the track in the 800 (214.80). Freshman Laura Harmon (Vancouver, Wash.) was a three-time top-10 finisher in the 4A Oregon state harrier meet, and the state track champion owns 1,500 and 3,000 bests of 434.80 and 957.8, respectively. Freshman Annette Mosey (Wilsonville) was a two-time 4A state runner-up in the 800 and was 13th in the state cross country meet last fall.

    The Ducks lost their top two runners from last season in All-Americans Steve Fein and Andrew Bliss, but All-America sophomore Jason Hartmann (Rockford, Mich.) led a group that came agonizingly close to making its 28th NCAA trip. Senior Michael Kasahun (Fresno, Calif.) had a strong summer of training after finishing seventh on the track in the Pac-10 10,000 (3011.43) and running a 5,000 personal best of 1416.98 at home in April. Last fall, he was a top-five scorer for the team in all six races, including the Pac-10 (19th), NCAA West Regional (26th) and NCAA (107th) Championships. Senior Sam Hill (Kotzebue, Alaska) stood out as the most improved harrier in 1999, scoring at all five of his races, including a 35th-place NCAA West Regional debut. Senior Lincoln Nehring (Salt Lake City, Utah) earned his second letter for the Ducks last fall and scored at his first NCAA finale (203rd). Junior Adam Bergquist (Boulder, Colo.) is the team's fastest track returnee in the 5K with his 1414.51 debut from 1998 and ran on the `98 varsity harrier unit twice before redshirting last fall. Among a group of nine newcomers, several were nationally ranked on the track as preps, including freshmen but likely redshirt Eric Logsdon (Canby) in the 1,500/3,000 (351.39/810.66), Noel Paulson (Aumsville) in the mile/3,000 (407.14/818.72), Aaron Emery (Croghan, NY) in the 3,000 (832.18) and Chris Clancy (Portland) in the 1,500 (352.8). Among other in-state newcomers, Kyle Robinson (Salem) placed fifth and fourth, respectively, in the 4A state 1,500 and 3,000 finals last spring, Brett Holts (Bend) was the 4A state cross country runner-up in 1999, and John Lucas (Eagle Point) was the 4A state cross country runner-up in 1998.

    The Duck men's and women's harrier teams put a fitting signature to the 1999 season finishing sixth and 19th overall with scores of 306 and 460 points, respectively. The Duck men featured All-America efforts by senior Steve Fein, who finished third (3014.3) for Oregon's highest men's finish in 20 years, Andrew Bliss (34th, 3114.1) and the top American freshman Jason Hartmann (37th, 3117.3). The trio also marked Oregon's first trio of All-Americans in the top 40 overall in a decade. Also competing for the Ducks in their NCAA debuts were Michael Kasahun (107th, 3208.0), Lincoln Nehring (203rd, 3329.9) and Tom Becker (210th, 3334.0). Overall in the team standings, race favorite Arkansas ran away with the team title with 58 points, ahead of Wisconsin (second, 185). The Ducks, ranked 12th before the meet, edged No. 5-ranked Colorado (seventh, 307) by one point for sixth in the 31-team field with 306 points. Individually, South Alabama freshman David Kimani pulled away from Fein in the eighth kilometer en route to the NCAA title. Arkansas senior Michael Power rode a strong final kick to runner-up honors as the top three were all under the previous course record set in 1992 when Olympian Bob Kennedy won his final NCAA title. On the women's side, the green and yellow effort was equally impressive as the No. 24-ranked Ducks met their pre-race objective of finishing top-20 by tying for 19th place with 11th-ranked N.C. State. Head coach Tom Heinonen's squad - featuring six in their NCAA debuts including four freshmen - responded with their best race of the year, putting their front four all in the top 110 overall. Freshman Amy Nickerson paced the team for the fifth time during the season (65th, 1747.6), and less than 20 seconds ahead of Rhiannon Glenn (84th, 1756.5), Tara Struyk (101st, 1801.6) and Katie Crabb (114th, 1806.2). The Ducks closed their scoring with Eri Macdonald (226th, 1907.6), followed by Lisa Jansen (237th, 1931.1) and Erinn Gulbrandsen (239th, 1936.90). Crabb's effort particularly stood out as the Chico, Calif., native had barely two weeks of training after an Achilles injury held her out of most of the fall. The Ducks' NCAA effort marked their 23rd top-20 national finish in the program's 25-year history.

    MR. PAC-10
    At the end of 1999, conference coaches honored then-freshman Jason Hartmann for his strong championship run with the Pac-10 Men's Cross Country Newcomer of the Year Award. The Rockford, Mich., native was the top freshman at the Pac-10 Championships (15th) and West Regional Championships (16th), and the top American freshman at the NCAA finale (37th), not to mention third among all freshmen including foreigners. The league also honored then-senior Steve Fein as the 1999 Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Year. The Lenexa, Kan., native became only the fourth Duck ever to win both the Pac-10 and West Regional titles (while setting course records in both events). Fein enjoyed an undefeated regular season leading up to the NCAA final before taking third in his final collegiate cross country race and tops among Americans. Stanford's Erin Sullivan won both the Pac-10 Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. Arizona's Dave Murray won Men's Coach of the Year, and Arizona State's Walt Drenth took Women's Coach of the Year.

    No university boasts a combined history as rich as the Oregon men's and women's programs. Dating back to All-American Steve Prefontaine in 1969, 18 men's runners have finished among the top five at the NCAA meet - the most recent being Steve Fein (third in `99). The Oregon list of greats includes such legends as American track record holders `Pre', Alberto Salazar, Rudy Chapa and Matt Centrowitz. On the women's side, Oregon has qualified as a team in 24 of 26 NCAA meets since 1975 and has finished in the top 10 in all but four appearances. University of Oregon women have garnered 30 All-America honors and have included such greats as Marie Davis, Melody Fairchild, Kathy Hayes, Lisa Ondieki, and Annette Peters.

    Beginning his second season as men's cross country head coach, Martin Smith has solidified Oregon as one of nation's most preeminent programs. Last fall, he guided Oregon to its 24th top-10 NCAA cross country finish, while Ducks have garnered nine All-America honors in track and cross country in his first two seasons in Eugene. Previously, the two-time NCAA Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year (1985 & 88) led Wisconsin harrier squads to two NCAA titles, nine top-five finishes, and top-14 finishes in each of his 15 years in Madison. On the individual side, his Badger cross country athletes won one NCAA title and 34 All-America awards, to go with five NCAA titles and 44 All-America honors on the track. His harrier All-America tally during that period trailed only Arkansas, and even bettered the Hogs' tally counting only U.S. athletes. On the women's side, 26th-year coach Tom Heinonen has also been honored as NCAA Coach of the Year for each of Oregon's two NCAA cross country and track and field team titles and has directed the Ducks to the NCAA harrier meet 24 times. Individually, his distance pupils have scored 30 All-America honors in cross country and 52 awards on the track. In conference competition the Ducks have historically paced 'The Conference of Champions' as his teams have won seven of 15 Pac-10 team titles and six individual crowns since the league's inception in 1986 - also garnering him six Pac-10 Coach-of-the-Year honors.

    Cross country races are scored by adding together the places of each seven-person team's top five finishers, with the lowest score winning. A perfect score, thus, would be 15 (1+2+3+4+5), although scores at larger meets such as the NCAA Championships are much higher because of the larger number of teams on hand (i.e. 50-100+ points). At the NCAA Championships or other regular season invitationals where some individuals compete apart from teams, their places are not counted in the team scoring (i.e. a runner who finished 49th overall but was beaten by two individuals not affiliated with teams would be scored 47th in the team scoring).

    Since 1998, all Division 1 programs competed for one of 31 starting positions in the NCAA Championships, Nov. 20 in Ames, Iowa. To qualify automatically, 18 teams - the top two finishers from the nine regionals held on Saturday, Nov. 11 - were selected as well as 13 `at-large' teams on Monday, Nov. 13, based on regular-season wins against other automatic and potential-qualifying teams. A total of 37 individuals from non-qualifying teams also advance to the NCAA finale - the top four individuals from each region plus two at-large individuals selected nationally. Before the 1998 NCAA Championships, the field was distinctively smaller, featuring 182 runners composed of 22 teams (four at-large) and 28 individual qualifiers (including four at-large).

    Last year the Ducks featured five harriers among the three Pac-10 All-Academic teams led by first-team pick Steve Fein (accounting, 3.80). Senior Sam Hill (3.33, exercise & movement science) was a second-team men's pick, while Annie Ebiner (3.76, psychology), Lisa Jansen (3.40, psychology) and Chrissy Ruiter (3.13, general science) were selected as honorable mentions to the women's squad.

    Martin Smith's impact on the 1999 NCAA race carried beyond the Ducks' impressive sixth-place finish as his former Wisconsin crew - including six of the varsity runners he recruited - took second overall with 185 points after entering the meet fourth-ranked. The Badgers featured two runners in the top six in Matt Downin (fourth) and Jay Schoenfelder (sixth), and also had two other transfers in the top 10 in Oregon's Steve Fein (third) and Arkansas' Andrew Begley (seventh). The Badgers' final scorer, Jason Vanderhoof (60th), would have given Wisconsin the NCAA title with 62 points - five ahead of Arkansas which would have scored 67 without Begley. The previous year in 1998, the Badgers would have also won the title with 62 points with two UW individuals in the top 20 overall in Downin (fourth) and Schoenfelder (20th), and three former Badgers in the top-25 that were also All-Americans - Begley (16th), Fein (18th) and UCLA senior Mark Hauser (24th).

    Final Regular Season Polls

    Mondo Men's Cross Country Poll (11/14)Pl. Team            Pts1.  Colorado (11)   3942.  Stanford (3)    3803.  Arkansas (1)    3684.  Providence (1)  3605.  Wisconsin       3256.  Georgetown      3067.  BYU             2938.  Arizona         2769.  No. Arizona     25110. Iona            24811. Okla. State     24312. Will.&Mary      23813. E. Michigan     20314. Villanova       17715. N.C. State      17116. Weber St.       15517. Alabama         13618. Notre Dame      12119. Duke            11820. Oregon           9521. Colo. State      7422. Indiana          6923. Cal Poly         6824. Arizona St.      2325. Dartmouth	     22

    Other Men's Teams Receiving Votes: St. Francis (Pa.) 19, Missouri 18, Penn State 18, South Florida 14, Texas 10, Air Force 3, Minnesota 2, Ohio State 1.

    FinishLynx Women's Poll (11/13)Pl. Team	Pts1.  Colorado (9)    2962.  Stanford  (3)   2853.  BYU             2794.  Wisconsin       2665.  Arizona St.     2446.  Boston Coll.    2407.  Kansas St.      2188.  Georgetown      2109.  Yale            20210. Arizona         19611. Michigan        18212. N.C. State      15913. Minnesota       14514. Colorado St.    13915. Brown           12816. Texas A&M       11217. Weber State      9418. N. Carolina      8719. Providence       8520. Arkansas         7821. W. Virginia      5822. Oregon           5623. Marquette        4624. Villanova        3325. Washington       26

    Other Women's Teams Receiving Votes: Missouri 12 , Wake Forest 8, Columbia 6, South Florida 6, Texas Christian 4.

    2000 Duck Cross Country Year in Review


  • PORTLAND (Pier Park) - Senior Katie Crabb led the Duck women to the team win in its season opener with a score of 22 points, ahead of Nike Portland (39 points), the University of Portland (83), Mt. Hood Community College (118) and Clark College (123). In the individual 5K results, Crabb took third overall (1856), trailing Nike Portland's Lisa Nye (first, 1810) and Rebecca Moore (second, 1844). Fellow senior Rhiannon Glenn (fourth, 1905) was one of three other Ducks in the top 10, including freshman Laura Harmon (fifth, 1909) and redshirt sophomore Annie Davis (eighth, 1920). Sophomore Erinn Gulbrandsen (13th, 11945) and freshman Annette Mosey (21st, 2105) rounded out the varsity unit, while other Ducks competing unattached included senior Kylee Wells (10th, 1922) and sophomore transfer Carrie Zografos (11th, 1941).

  • 9/16 * BEARCAT OPEN (M4-MILE)

  • SALEM, Ore. (Bush Park) - The No. 9-ranked University of Oregon men's cross country team opened its season with a team win by a five-man `B' unit - comprised entirely of newcomers. The Ducks tallied 29 points and edged host Willamette University (33 points). Duck freshman Brett Holts (Bend) won the individual title (2015.20) on the 4-mile Bush Park course, ahead of a pair of teammates - junior Simon Kimata (Nyeri, Kenya, second, 2022.70) and freshman Chris Clancy (Portland, third, 2023.30). Other Duck finishers included freshman Aaron Emery (Croghan, NY) who finished sixth (2037.2) and redshirt freshman Mike Pluth (Eugene) who was 30th (2316.9).

  • 9/23 * ROY GRIAK INVITE (M8K & W6K)

  • ST. PAUL, MINN. (Les Bolstad Golf Course) - The young Duck men relied on five freshmen among its 10 entrants for seventh place. The 31-team men's gold race field featured nine top-25 teams, and three other previously ranked squads that fell out of the poll three days later. Senior Michael Kasahun led the team for the first time in his career (13th, 2448) followed by All-America sophomore Jason Hartmann (18th, 2452), junior Adam Bergquist (44th, 2514), freshmen Brett Holts (57th, 2521), John Lucas (66th, 2526) and Noel Paulson (75th, 2529), seniors Sam Hill (113th, 2553) and Lincoln Nehring (123rd, 2556), and freshmen Chris Clancy (131st, 2600) and Aaron Emery (144th, 2606). The No. 12 Duck women also took seventh with 232 points in a topsy-turvy 29-team race that featured 10 current or previous top-25 ranked teams. In her first race for the Ducks, senior Hanna Smedstad (sixth, 2121) paced a contingent that included senior Katie Crabb (34th, 2159), sophomore Eri Macdonald (57th, 2220), senior Rhiannon Glenn (65th, 2227), freshmen Laura Harmon (70th, 2230) and Annette Mosey (183rd, 2356) and sophomore Annie Davis (203rd, 2418).

  • 10/7 * WILLAMETTE INVITE (M8K & W5K)

  • SALEM, Ore. (Bush Park) - Oregon made its last in-state racing appearance sweeping both individual and team wins. Two-time All-American and senior Hanna Smedstad paced the women's squad with the 5K individual crown (1705), four seconds ahead of unattached entrant Abby Peters (1709). Fellow senior Katie Crabb also placed well up front (third, 1730), joined by fellow scorers sophomore Eri Macdonald (sixth, 1757), freshman Laura Harmon (seventh, 1758), sophomores Erinn Gulbrandsen (14th, 1819) and Carrie Zografos (19th, 1832), freshman Annette Mosey (34th, 1850) and sophomore Annie Davis (47th, 1903). In the women's Division 1 team competition, the No. 22 Ducks came away with the team title with 15 points, edging the University of Portland (second, 49). The No. 16 Duck men added the other Division 1 team title with 31 points, ahead of Portland (33), San Francisco (59) and Portland State (DNS). Freshman Chris Clancy (23rd, 2506), led the mostly `B' unit on the 8K course followed by junior Sean Gross (133, 2704), senior Merrit McDole (134, 2704), junior Ross Krempley (162, 2723), freshman Mike Pluth (169, 2732) and sophomore Jake Horner (244, 2929).


  • AMES, Iowa (Iowa State Cross Country Course) - In their final regular season test, the Ducks previewed the course for the NCAA Championships a month early. The No. 18-ranked men posted an eighth-place finish with 382 points, a respectable finish against a 53-team field that included 14 top-25 teams and seven that the Ducks beat. Sophomore Jason Hartmann paced the squad with a 30th-place finish (3135.2), just ahead of senior teammate Michael Kasahun (36th, 3141.0). Junior Adam Bergquist (80th, 3214.3) and freshmen John Lucas (122nd, 3233.3) and Brett Holts (133rd, 3236.9) closed scoring, followed by freshman Noel Paulson (145th, 3241.2) and senior Sam Hill (184th, 3302.4). Other UO men competing in the open race included senior Lincoln Nehring (ninth, 3248.0) and freshman Aaron Emery (24th, 3321.4). Overall in the men's race, No. 3 Colorado outdistanced the field with 64 points, followed by No. 10 Northern Arizona (second, 215) and No. 1 Stanford (third, 255). Colorado's Jorge Torres captured the 10K individual title (3031.1), ahead of Stanford's Thomas Murley (second, 3048.8) and Jonathan Riley (third, 3049.6). On the women's side, senior Hanna Smedstad (35th, 2155.7) paced the No. 22-ranked Duck women, trailed by senior Rhiannon Glenn (123rd, 2247.9), sophomores Erinn Gulbrandsen (163rd, 2319.9) and Eri Macdonald (176th, 2316.1) and senior Katie Crabb (180th, 2319.4). Freshman Laura Harmon (202nd, 2334.3) and sophomore Carrie Zografos (304th, 2443.3). The Ducks finished 21st with 642 points in the 56-team field, including 16 top-25 teams. Returning NCAA champion and No. 3-ranked BYU won the women's team crown with 128 points, ahead of No. 1 Stanford (second, 151) and No. 5 Wisconsin (third, 189). Colorado senior Kara Wheeler took top individual honors for the 6K race (2027.3), ahead of returning NCAA champion Erica Palmer from Wisconsin (second, 2056.7).

  • 10/28 * PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • SEATTLE (Lincoln Park) - The M&W picked up second and seventh-place finishes in the conference championships' first-ever stop at Lincoln Park. Sophomore Jason Hartmann led the UO men, improved 13 places from last year to finish second overall in the 8K (2347.37) and even led much of the fourth mile. Senior Michael Kasahun (10th, 2403.58) improved nine spots from 1999, while junior Adam Bergquist (17th, 2418.43) ranked third. A trio of in-state Duck freshmen ensued - Eagle Point's John Lucas (18th, 2421.79), Bend's Brett Holts (19th, 2423.02) and Aumsville's Noel Paulson (25th, 2435.14) - followed by senior Lincoln Nehring (31st, 2448.03). At the finish line, the top seven were 101 apart - the tightest margin among the top three teams. The No. 13-ranked Duck men ranked second with 66 points, trailing No. 3 Stanford (first) and ahead of No. 10 Arizona (third, 70), No. 29 Arizona State (fourth, 114) and No. 26 Washington (fifth, 117). In the women's 6K, senior Hanna Smedstad led Oregon for the fourth time (ninth, 2051.52) and was just shy of the previous course record of 2049.14. Senior Katie Crabb notched her first top-20 conference effort (20th, 2125.81), followed by freshman Laura Harmon (35th, 2217.22), sophomore Eri Macdonald (36th, 2219.68) and sophomore Erinn Gulbrandsen (40th, 2231.98). Other Duck finishers included senior Rhiannon Glenn (42nd, 2242.18) and junior Carrie Zografos (44th, 2243.48). The Duck women's squad took seventh with 140 points, while No. 2 Stanford (51) edged No. 4 Arizona State (second, 67), No. 8 Arizona (third, 79) and No. 6 Washington (fourth, 83) in a tight team battle up front. Other team finishers included Washington State (fifth, 124), UCLA (sixth, 134), USC (eighth, 226) and California (ninth, 254).


  • FRESNO, Calif. (Woodward Park) - The UO squads capped their bids for NCAA invites with fourth-place NCAA regional finishes. The Oregon women came away with their best race of the season, tallying 169 points to edge an injury-depleted No. 9 Washington (fifth, 170). No. 2 Stanford (58) won the team title over No. 4 ASU (second, 88) and No. 7 Arizona (third, 126), while Arizona State's Lisa Aguilera won the individual title (2025). Senior Hanna Smedstad led UO for the fifth consecutive race (eighth, 2042), ahead of senior Katie Crabb (15th, 2058), sophomore Eri Macdonald (45th, 2153), senior Rhiannon Glenn (46th, 2155), freshman Laura Harmon (66th, 2224), sophomore Erinn Gulbrandsen (74th, 2233) and junior Carrie Zografos (93rd, 2251). On the men's side, the No. 10-ranked Duck tallied 120 points, trailing No. 2 Stanford (first, 58), No. 12 Arizona (62) and Cal Poly (third, 114). Sophomore Jason Hartmann scored his second runner-up finish in as many meets (3042), behind Stanford's Jonathon Riley (3040). Oregon's Michael Kasahun was seconds behind (fourth, 3045), followed by a trio of first-time regional scorers - junior Adam Bergquist (34th, 3147), freshman John Lucas (38th, 3153) and senior Lincoln Nehring (45th, 3210) - and freshmen, Noel Paulson (60th, 3230) and Brett Holts (74th, 3256).

    2000 Duck Cross Country Schedule

    9/9, Pier Park Preview (W5K (1st)) - Portland, OR, Pier Park
    9/16, Bearcat Open (M4M (1st)) - Salem, OR, Bush Park
    9/23, Roy Griak Invite (M8K(7th) / W6K(7th)) - St. Paul, MN, Les Bolstad XC Course
    10/7, Willamette Invitational (M8K (1st) / W6K (1st)) - Salem, Ore., Bush Park
    10/14, ISU Memorial Classic (M10K (8th)/W6K (21st)) - Ames, Iowa, Iowa State XC Course
    10/28, Pac-10 Conference Championships (M8K (2nd)/W6K (7th)) - Seattle, Wash., Lincoln Park
    11/11, NCAA Western Regional (M10K(4th)/W6K(4th)) - Fresno, Calif., Woodward Park
    11/20, NCAA Championships (M10K/W6K) - Ames, Iowa, ISU XC Course

    M & W Team Information

    Colors: Green & Yellow
    Mascot: Ducks
    1999 NCAA Finish: M 6th, W 19th-T
    1999 Region Finish: M 4th, W 5th
    1999 Pac-10 Finish: M 3rd, W 6th
    M Head Coach: Martin Smith, 2nd Year
    W Head Coach: Tom Heinonen, 26th Year
    Returning All-Americans (2): Men: Jason Hartmann - 37th in `99, Women: Hanna Smedstad (Ok. State) - 18th in `99, 28th in `98
    NCAA Team Champions (6): Men 1971-73-74-79, Women 1983-87
    NCAA Individual Winners (4): Steve Prefontaine (1970-71-73), Alberto Salazar (1978).

    Last Meet Flashback

    NCAA Western Regional Championships
    Woodward Park - Fresno, Calif.
    Saturday, November 11, 2000

    Women's Team Results (26 Teams) - 1, Stanford, 58 points. 2, Arizona State, 88. 3, Arizona, 126. 4, Oregon, 169. 5, Washington, 170. 6, Cal Poly, 187. 7, Washington State, 188. 8, UCLA, 199. 9, UC Irvine, 219. 10, Idaho, 221.

    Women's Individual Results - 1, Lisa Aguilera, Arizona State, 2025. 2, Lauren Fleshman, Stanford, 2033. 3, Mary Duerbeck, Arizona State, 2036. 4, Elena Villarreal, Stanford, 2037. 5, Kate Bradshaw, Washington, 2037. 6, Katie Barto, UNLV, 2038. 7, Cami Matson, Washington, 2040. 8, Hanna Smedstad, Oregon, 2042. 9, Tara Chaplin, Arizona, 10, Christina Bowen, UCLA,

    Other Duck Women's Finishers - 15, Katie Crabb, 2058. 45, Eri Macdonald, 2153. 46, Rhiannon Glenn, 2155. 66, Laura Harmon, 2224. 74, Erinn Gulbrandsen, 2233. 93, Carrie Zografos, 2251.

    Men's Team Results (21 Teams) - 1, Stanford, 58, 2, Arizona, 62, 3, Cal Poly, 114, 4, Oregon, 122, 5, Arizona State. 128, 6, Portland, 150. 7, UCLA, 167. 8, Washington, 207. 9, Santa Barbara, 230. 10, California, 259.

    Men's Individual Results - 1, Jonathon Riley, Stanford, 30 minutes, 40 seconds. 2, Jason Hartmann, Oregon, 3042. 3, Tom Prindiville, Arizona, 3043. 4, Michael Kasahun, Oregon, 3045. 5, Steve Smith, Arizona, 3049. 6, Avery Blackwell, Cal Poly, 3051. 7, Thomas Murley, Stanford, 3059. 8, Louis Luchini, Stanford, 3104. 9, Girmay Guangul, California, 3111. 10, Bryan Green, UCLA, 3113. 11, Adam Boothe, Cal Poly, 3114.

    Other Duck Men's Finishers - 34, Adam Bergquist, 3147. 38, John Lucas, 3153. 45, Lincoln Nehring, 3210. 60, Noel Paulson, 3230. 74, Brett Holts, 3256.

    NCAA Flashback

    1999 NCAA Cross Country Championships
    Indiana University - IU XC Course
    Bloomington, Ind., Nov. 22, 1999

    Men's Team Results - 1, Arkansas, 58. 2, Wisconsin, 185. 3, N.C. State, 201. 4, Stanford, 223. 5, Michigan, 2828. 6, Oregon, 306. 7, Colorado, 307. 8, Notre Dame, 312. 9, Iona, 338. 10, Arizona, 346. 11, Georgetown, 12, Northern Arizona, 370. 13, William & Mary, 371. 14, Arizona State, 391. 15, Minnesota, 392. 16, Oklahoma State, 419. 17, villanova, 424. 18, Weber State, 450. 19, Providence, 458. 19, Princeton, 458. 21, Southern Utah, 466. 22, Texas A&M, 23, Alabama, 501. 24, Dartmouth, 502. 25, South Florida, 517. 26, Portland, 535. 27, James Madison, 544. 28, Missouri, 556. 29, Cal Poly, 607. 30, BYU, 717. 31, Rice, 824.

    Men's Individual Results (10K) - 1. David Kimani, S. Alabam 3006.60. 2. Michael Power, Ark. 3009.60. 3. Steve Fein, Oregon 3014.30. 4. Matthew Downin, Wis. 3025.90. 5. Matthew Lane, Wm & Mary 3027.80. 6. John Schoenfelder, Wis. 3035.70. 7. Andrew Begley, Arkansas 3040.60. 8. Paul Morrison, Princeton 3042.50. 9. Keith Kelly, Providence 3042.90. 10. James Karanu, Arkansas 3044.70. 11. Chris Merkley, Utah 3045.10. 12. Ryan Shay, Notre Dame 3046.10. 13. Tim Broe, Alabama 3052.00. 14. Scott Longefeld, Texas A&M 3054.40. 15. Jay Cantin, Michigan 3055.00. 16. Thomas Murley, Stanford 3056.20. 17. Jake Maas, Stanford 3059.90. 18. Chan Pons, NC State 3101.10. 19. Fasil Bizuneh, Arizona St 3101.60. 20. Jonathan Riley, Stanford 3101.80. 21. Christopher Mutai, Alabama 3102.90. 22. Murray Link, Ark. 3103.80. 23. Vinny Mulvey, Iona 3104.20. 24. Matt Kerr, Ark. 3104.50. 25. Kenneth Svendsen, UNC-Charlotte 3105.10.

    Other Oregon Men's Results - 34, Andrew Bliss, 3114.1. 37, Jason Hartmann, 3117.3. 107, Michael Kasahun, 3208.0. 203, Lincoln Nehring, 3329.9. 210, Tom Becker, 3334.0.

    Women's Team Results - 1, BYU 72. 2, Arkansas, 125. 3, Stanford, 127. 4, Wisconsin, 185. 5, Kansas State, 232. 6, North Carolina, 294. 7, Georgetown, 321. 8, Colorado, 351. 9, Brown, 354. 10, Providence, 368. 11, Northern Arizona, 381. 12, Arizona State, 385. 13, Washington, 403. 14, Michigan, State, 411. 15, Michigan, 416. 16, Nebraska, 430. 17, Minnesota, 434. 18, Boston, 436. 19, Oregon, 460. 19, N.C. State, 460. 21, Villanova, 462. 22, Texas, 472. 23, Missouri, 480. 24, Bucknell, 546. 25, Duke, 572. 26, South Florida, 575. 27, Arizona, 608. 28, Boston College, 622. 29, Notre Dame, 626. 30, UCLA, 631. 31, Florida, 676.

    Women's Individual Results (5K) - 1. Erica Palmer, Wisconsin 1639.50. 2. Amy Yoder, Ark. 1644.10. 3. Larissa Kleinman, Ark. 1648.80. 4. Hanna Lyngstad, Tulane 1650.30. 5. Lauren Fleshman, Stanford 1650.90. 6. Leigh Daniel, Texas Tech 1651.40. 7. Erin Sullivan, Stanford 1656.20. 8. Maria-Elena Calle, Virginia Comm. 1657.20. 9. Kara Wheeler, Colorado 1658.40. 10. Korene Hinds, Kansas St. 1658.60. 11. Elizabeth Jackson, BYU 1659.20. 12. Amy Mortimer, Kansas St. 1659.80. 13. Christy Nichols, NC State 1701.80. 14. Julia Stamps, Stanford 1702.40. 15. Trish Nervo, No Carolina 1707.70. 16. Kara Ormond, BYU 1711.70. 17. Tara Rohatinky, BYU 1713.30. 18. Hanna Smedstad, Oklahoma St .1713.90. 19. Janelle Kraus, Wake Forest 1714.00. 20. Jessica Dailey, Ark. 1714.10. 21. Kendra Versendaal, No Arizona 1714.60. 22. Karin Ernstrom, Baylor 1715.20. 23. Sharolyn Shields, BYU 1716.00. 24. Carmen Douma, Villanova 1716.50. 25. Erin Aufderheide, Wis. 1716.90.Oregon Women's Results 65, Amy Nickerson, 1747.6. 84, Rhiannon Glenn, 1756.5. 101, Tara Struyk, 1801.6. 114, Katie Crabb, 1806.2. 226, Eri Macdonald, 1907.6. 237, Lisa Jansen, 1931.1. 239, Erinn Gulbrandsen, 1936.9.

    2000 Ames Flashback

    28th Annual Iowa State Memorial Classic
    Iowa State University XC Course
    Ames, Iowa., Oct. 14, 2000

    Women's Team Scores (56 Teams): 1, BYU 128 points. 2, Stanford, 151. 3, Wisconsin, 189. 4, ASU, 241. 5, Colorado, 251. 6, Boston College, 278. 7, Arizona, 292. 9, Georgetown, 360. 10, Colorado State, 419. 11, Weber State, 457. 12, Minnesota, 478. 13, Villanova, 493. 14, Marquette, 506. 15, Brown, 513. 16, West Virginia, 547. 17, Virginia, 591. 18, Columbia, 595. 19, Missouri, 602. 20, Northern Arizona, 640. 21, Oregon, 642. 22, Illinois, 692. 23, North Carolina, 694.

    Women's Individual Results: 1, Kara Wheeler, Colorado, 20:27.3. 2, Erica Palmer, Wisconsin, 20:56.7. 3, Shalane Flanagan, North Carolina, 20:58.6. 4, Amy Mortimer, Kansas State, 21:00. 6, Tuula Laitinen, Toledo, 21:06.5. 7, Sabrina Monro, Montana, 21:07.8. 8, Korene Hinds, Kansas State, 21:15.7. 9, Lindsey Thomsen, BYU, 21:17.2. 10, Tara Chaplin, Arizona, 21:23.0. 11,Mary Harrelson, Applachian State, 21:28.2. 12, Sara Wells, Oklahoma State, 21:31.9. 13, Elena Villarreal, Stanford, 21:37.4. 14, Sara Tindall, Brown, 21:37.6. 15, Sharolyn Shields, BYU, 21:38.4. 16, Ann Marie Brooks, Missouri, 21:39.2. 17, Ann McGranahan, Villanova, 21:40.5. 18, Bethany Brewster, Wisconsin, 21:41.5. 19, Megan Guiney, Boston College, 21:42.0. 20, Sheela Agrawal, Duke, 21:42.3.

    Oregon Women's Finishers: 35, Hanna Smedstad, 21:55.7. 123, Rhiannon Glenn, 22:47.9. 163, Erinn Gulbrandsen, 23:19.9. 176, Eri Macdonald, 23:16.1. 180, Katie Crabb, 23:19.4. 202, Laura Harmon, 23:34.3. 304, Carrie Zografos, 24:43.3.

    Men's Team Scores (53 Teams): 1, Colorado, 64 points. 2, Northern Arizona, 215. 3, Stanford, 255. 4, BYU, 310. 5, Georgetown 313. 6, Arizona, 314. 7, Duke, 339. 8, Oregon, 382. 9, Weber State, 388. 10, Notre Dame, 404. 11, Penn State, 407. 12, Eastern Michigan, 431. 13, William & Mary, 468. 14, Villanova, 474. 15, Colorado State, 525. 16, Nebraska, 533. 17, Indiana, 537. 18, Ohio State, 553. 19, Air Force, 574. 20, UC Santa Barbara 634. 20, Portland, 634.

    Men's Individual Results: 1, Jorge Torres, Colorado, 30 minutes, 31.1 seconds. 2, Thomas Murley, Stanford, 30:48.8. 3, Jonathan Riley, Stanford, 30:49.6. 4, Luke Watson, Notre Dame, 30:52.3. 5, Christopher Mutai, Alabama, 31:01.6l. 6, Steve Slattery, Colorado, 31:06.6. 7, Blake McDowell, Eastern Michigan, 31:07.6. 8, Louie Luchini, Stanford, 31:11.8. 9, Mike Smith, Georgetown, 31:13.0. 10, Marc Striowski, Notre Dame, 31:16.0. 11, Mike Cramer, Arizona, 31:17.9. 12, Ian Connor, Ohio State, 31:18.8. 13, Eliud Njubi, Texas Christian, 31:19.3. 14, David Rodriguez, Georgetown, 31:20.4. 15, Herbert Mwangi, Texas Christian, 31:24.4. 16, Sean Smith, Colorado, 31:24.7. 17,Shadrack Kimeli, Kansas State, 31:25.3. 18, Karl Savage, St. Joseph's, 31:25.5. 19, Marcus Witter, Nebraska, 31:26.2. 20, Mike Friedberg, Colorado, 31:26.7.

    Oregon Men's Finishers: 30, Jason Hartmann, 31:35.2. 36, Michael Kasahun, 31:41.0. 80, Adam Bergquist, 32:14.3. 122, John Lucas, 32:33. 133, Brett Holts 32:36.9. 145, Noel Paulson, 32:41.2. 184, Sam Hill, 33:02.4.

    1995 Ames NCAA Flashback

    1995 NCAA Cross Country Championships
    Iowa State Cross Country Course
    Iowa State University
    Ames, Iowa
    Monday, November 20, 1995

    Women's Team Results: 1. Providence 88, 2. Colorado 123, 3. Villanova 151, 4. BYU 164, 5. Oregon 174, 6. Arizona 186, 7. Michigan 199, 8. Georgetown 288, 9. Stanford 235, 10. Wisconsin 255, 11. Dartmouth 257, 12. Arkansas 324, 13. Auburn 335, 14. Washington 347, 15. Montana State 379, 16. NC State 381, 17. SMU 387, 18. Florida 398, 19. Bowling Green 423, 20. Iowa State 478, 21. Boston College 479, 22. Missouri 495.

    Women's Individual Results: 1, Kathy Butler, Wisconsin, 16:51. 2, Amy Skieresz, 16:55. 3, Jennifer Rhines, Villanova, 17:02. 4, Marie McMahon, Providence, 17:09. 5, Mary Cobb, Stanford, 17:18. 6, Maria McCambridge, Providence, 17:22. 7, Carrie Tollefson, Villanova, 17:22. 8, Tara Carlson, Washington, 17:26. 9, Melody Fairchild, 17:28. 10, Katie Swords, SMU, 17:29. 11, Megan Flowers, Arkansas, 17:30. 12, Becki Wells, Florida, 17:32. 13, Susan Murnane, Providence, 17:34. 14, Janet Calalitin, BYU, 17:34. 15, Jenna Carlson, Oregon, 17:35. 16, Maribel Sanchez, Dartmouth, 17:37. 17, Heather Burroughs, Colorado, 17:40. 18, Molly Kerin, UNC Charlotte, 17:42. 19, Colleen Glyde, Colorado, 17:43. 20, Kresetena Sullivan, Villanova, 17:44. 21, Miesha Marzell, Georgetown, 17:45. 22, Kelly Smith, Colorado, 17:46. 23, Pauline Arnhill, Michigan, 17:47. 24, Jessica Fry, Alabama, 17:48. 25, Beth Mallory, Georgia Tech, 17:49.

    Other Oregon Women's Finishers: 41. Milena Glusac 18:04, 59. Marie Davis 18:13, 77. Rosy Gardner 18:21, 150. Niamh Zwagerman 19:05, 175. Kaarin Knudsen 19:54.

    Men's Team Results: 1. Arkansas 100, 2. Northern Arizona 142, 3. Oklahoma State 150, 4. Colorado 181, 5. Stanford 209, 6. Georgetown 212, 7. Oregon 228, T8. Notre Dame 237, T8. Providence 237, 10. BYU 254, 11. Michigan 267, 12. Tennessee 272, 13. NC State 283, 14. Wisconsin 285, 15. Villanova 302, 16. Dartmouth 390, 17. William & Mary 398, 18. Iowa State 451, 19. Michigan State 474, 20. Wake Forest 498, 21. SMU 514, 22. Southern Illinois 596.

    Men's Individual Results: 1, Godfrey Siamusiye, Arkansas, 30:09. 2, Mark Carroll, Providence, 30:45. 3, Eric Mack, Air Force. 4, Patrick Kiptum, Oklahoma State, 30:54. 5, Ryan Wilson, 30:57. 6, Aam Goucher, Colorado, 30:58. 7, Tony Cosey, Tennessee, 30:59. 8, Kevin Sullivan, Michigan, 30:59. 9, Meb Keflezighi, UCLA, 31:00. 10, Jon WIld, Oklahoma State, 31:01. 11, Bob Keino, Arizona, 31:01. 12, Ryan Bolton, Wyoming, 31:02. 13, Vadim Nemad, Kentucky, 31:03. 14, Conor Holt, Oklahoma, 31:07. 15. Matthew Davis, Oregon, 31:08. 16, Mark Johansen, BYU, 31:17. 17, Ian Carswell, Harvard, 31:18. 18, Faizal Emamaullee, Alabama, 31:19. 19, Andy Downin, Georgetown, 31:21. 20, Jama Bile, Northern Arizona, 31:23. 21, Dmitry Drozdov, Iowa State, 31:24. 22, Pat Joyce, NC State, 31:24. 23, Greg Jimmerson, Stanford, 31:25. 24, Alan Culpepper, Colorado, 31:26. 25, Kim Critchley, Oklahoma State, 31:27.

    Other Oregon Men's Finishers: 34. Karl Keska 31:45, 40. Rick Cantwell 31:50, 41. David Gurry 31:51, 165. Tracy Hollister 34:36.

    2000 NCAA Regional Championships Breakdown

    Men's NCAA-Qualifying Teams

    Southeast1. Will. & Mary      492. N.C. State        593. Duke              754. Wake Forest      143

    Midwest1. Oklahoma St. 682. Missouri 983. Minnesota 1094. Illinois State 1495. Nebraska 156

    South1. Alabama 472. South Florida 70

    Mountain1. Colorado 382. BYU 110*3. N. Arizona 128*4. Weber State 150*5. Colorado St. 152*6. Air Force 185

    Great Lakes1. Wisconsin 752. E. Michigan 100*3. Notre Dame 143*4. Indiana 151*5. Ohio State 181

    Mid-Atlantic1. Georgetown 412. Villanova 57

    West1. Stanford 582. Arizona 62

    South Central1. Arkansas 452. Texas 91

    Northeast1. Providence 272. Iona 75*3. Dartmouth 104

    Women's NCAA-Qualifying Teams

    Southeast1. N.C. State        722. North Carolina    83*3. Wake Forest     117*4. Duke            120

    Midwest1. Kansas State 612. Minnesota 84*3. Missouri 124

    South1. South Florida 712. Ga. Tech 107

    Mountain1. Colorado 382. BYU 50*3. Colorado St. 102*4. Weber State 105

    Great Lakes1. Wisconsin 652. Michigan 1133. Marquette 146

    Mid-Atlantic1. Georgetown 362. West Virginia 943. Villanova 96

    West1. Stanford 582. Arizona St. 88*3. Arizona 126*4. Oregon 169*5. Washington 170

    South Central1. Texas A&M 522. Arkansas 68

    Northeast1. Boston Coll. 472. Yale 56*3. Brown 87*4. Providence 95*5. Columbia 143

    * Designates At-Large Qualifiers

    Duck Women's Cross Country Profiles

    Katie Crabb

  • Sr.-2L, 5-10
  • Chico, Calif.2000 XC: Competed at six races, leading team at Pier Park (third, 5K-18:56), and ranking second on squad at four other contests. Other runner-up highlights came at Regional (15th, 20:58), Pac-10 (20th, 21:26) and Roy Griak meets (34th, 21:59). 1999 XC: Rebounded from Achilles injuries in September and October to race at NCAA (114th, 18:06.2) and Western Regional (49th, 18:24) off less than two weeks of training. 1998 XC: Scored in final four races. Finished 99th (18:15) in her first NCAA chase and third for the Ducks. Placed fourth on squad at the Western Regional (33rd, 18:04) and Pac-10 Championships (33rd, 18:44). 1997 XC: Competed in four races as the Ducks' eighth runner. 1996 XC: Redshirted. TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: 2000: ALL-AMERICAN in 1,500 with seventh-place NCAA finish (4:19.30). Took third in Pac-10 1,500 (4:21.41). Overall, clocked six races sub-422.00 in the 1,500 during the collegiate season, including two personal bests. 1999: Ran 800 and 1,500 season bests of 2:09.57 and 425.12. Finished seventh in Pac-10 1,500 (4:33.50) behind six All-Americans. 1998: NCAA Qualifier. Finished ninth in NCAA 1,500 qualifying heat (4:28.02) after taking fourth in her Pac-10 800 debut (2:07.69). Opened April with an 11-second personal best in 1,500 (4:21.19) 1997: Stood seventh on team in 800 (PR 2:12.79). Major Journalism.

    Rhiannon Glenn

  • Sr.-1L, 5-2
  • Eugene, Ore.2000 XC: Has scored at four of five races, including second-place ranking at Iowa State Memorial Classic (123rd, 23:19.4). Stood fourth on squad at Western Regional (46th, 21:55) and Roy Griak (65th, 22:27). 1999 XC: Ran in top three at all six contests, including two runner-up team finishes. Took 84th in NCAA finale (17:56.5), 23rd at NCAA Western Regional (17:50) and 22nd at Pac-10 meet (18:09.1). 1998 XC: Spent academic year in Europe. 1997 XC: Ran two races, finishing seventh for team and 56th overall at Oregon Invite (18:57). Also finished 23rd overall and second on team at Willamette Open (18:34). 1996 XC: Redshirted. TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: 2000: Missed portion of season because of injury. Did race 1,500 at the Hayward Relays (13th, 4:53.50) and 3,000 in the Washington Dual (fifth, 10:39.27). 1999: Redshirted. 1998: Ranked fifth for Ducks in the 800 (2:16.07) and 10th in the 1,500 (445.2). 1997: Owned season best of 2:19.09 in the 800. Major Business.

    Erinn Gulbrandsen

  • So.-1L, 5-8
  • Chico, Calif.2000 XC: Has run at sixth spot or better at all six races. Scored for squad at Pac-10 Championships (40th, 22:31.98) and Iowa State Memorial Classic (163rd, 2320). Ranked sixth at Regional (74th, 22:33). 1999 XC: Ran five meets, including NCAA (239th, 19:36.9), West Regional (85th, 1859) and Pac-10 Championships (31st, 18:39.9). Scored at collegiate debut at Clackamas Open (sixth, 1816). TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: 2000: Ran eight races - six 800's, one 1,500 and a 1,200-meter DMR leg. Stood third on team in the 800 (214.80) and sixth in the 1,500 (448.40). Major Youth Ministries/English.

    Laura Harmon

  • Fr.-HS, 5-2
  • Vancouver, Wash.2000 XC: Top freshman on team, has scored at five races. Figured third for team at Pac-10 Championships (35th, 22:18) and fifth at Regional (66th, 22:24). PREP: As a senior, captured 4A wins in the 1,500 (4:39.67) and 3,000 (10:04.32), respectively. In cross country finished third as a senior at the 1999 4A state meet (19:03), ninth as a junior (19:42) and eighth as a sophomore, and Jesuit to team titles in 1998 and 1999.

    Eri Macdonald

  • So.-1L, 5-6
  • Honolulu, Hawaii2000 XC: One of only two Ducks to score at every race. Has ranked third for team at three key races, including Roy Griak Invite (57th, 22:20) and Regional (45th, 21:53), and fourth at three races, including Pac-10 Championships (36th, 22:20) and Iowa State Memorial Classic (176th, 23:16.1). 1999 XC: Scored at five meets, including NCAA Championships (226th, 19:07.6). Was fourth on team at Pac-10 finale (31st, 18:39.9) and sixth at the Western Regional (85th, 18:59). Stood second on team at adidas Notre Dame Invite (10th, 17:44). TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: 2000: Led the team in the 800 with her Oregon Invite PR (2:08.62). In the 1,500 barely missed Pac-10 mark with PR 4:40.31 at the Willamette Open. Major Undeclared

    Hanna Smedstad, Two-time All-American

  • Sr.-TR, 5-7
  • Sundsvall, Sweden2000 XC: If recovered from recent sickness, has good chance of notching third All-America honor. Has led team in all five of her races in debut season for the Ducks. Slowed by a cold at recent Western Regional, but still hung on to finish eighth to lead team to NCAA berth (20:42). Finished ninth at Pac-10 debut (20:52), 35th at Iowa State Memorial Classic (21:56), first at Willamette Invite (17:05) and sixth at Roy Griak Invite (21:21). 1999 XC ALL-AMERICAN. Competing for Oklahoma State, placed 18th for second All-America honor. 1998 XC ALL-AMERICAN. Won first harrier All-America honor with 28th-place finish. Placed second at Big 12 Conference Championships. TRACK HIGHLIGHTS 2000: Competed at NCAA outdoor finals in the 3,000 (ninth, 9:25.03) and 5,000 (16th, 16:51.54). 1999: Placed 13th in outdoor 5,000 (16:48.71). 1998: ALL-AMERICAN. Earned first All-America certificate on DMR (eighth, 11:20.55), and also ran in the 3,000 (11th, 9:37.43). Redshirted outdoor season. 1997: Won the Big 12 outdoor 5,000 - and was runner-up in the conference indoor 5,000. Major Neuroscience Ph.D.

    Carrie Zografos

  • Jr.-TR, 5-7
  • Portland, Ore.2000 XC: Has run top seven for Ducks in five races and ranked sixth at Willamette Invite (19th, 18:32). Also ran at Regional (93rd, 22:51), Pac-10 Championships (44th, 22:44), Roy Griak Invite (119th, 23:09) and Iowa State Memorial Classic (304th, 24:43.3). 1999 XC: Competed for Colorado and ranked as their eighth runner at season's end. 1998 XC: Did not compete. TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: 1999: Indoors, ranked as team's fastest in 600-yard dash, taking 10th at Big 12 finale (1:26.86). Outdoors ranked second on team in 400 hurdles with her 14th-place clocking at Stanford Invite (103.36).

    Duck Men's Cross Country Profiles

    Jason Hartmann, All-American

  • So.-1L, 6-3
  • Portland, Ore.2000 XC Has stepped up in past two meets as a legitimate All-America threat with runner-up honors at Western Regional (30:42) and Pac-10 Championships (23:47.37) to pace team to fourth and second-place finishes, respectively. Also led team at previous meet, the Iowa State Memorial (30th, 31:35.2), in 360-finisher field. Opened year ranking second on squad at Roy Griak Invite in St. Paul, Minn. (18th, 24:52). 1999 XC All-American. At World XC Championships in Vilamouro, Portugal, finished 66th in the 8K junior race (25:50). Took sixth in the U.S. XC Champs (sixth, 26:40) in February in Greensboro, NC. Was top American frosh at NCAA meet (37th, 31:17.3). The Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year led freshmen at NCAA Western Regional (16th, 3105) and Pac-10 Champs (15th, 24:46). TRACK HIGHLIGHTS 2000 Redshirted outdoors. Raced unattached in Oregon Invite (5K, sixth, 14:22.25). Ran indoors at Iowa State Open (5K, third, 14:47.44). Major Elementary Education

    Michael Kasahun

  • Sr.-1L, 5-7
  • Fresno, Calif.2000 XC Another Duck with All-America aspirations, has ranked second on team at three most recent meets. Turned in breakthrough effort in Regional, finishing fourth overall and only five seconds back of the winner. Regional effort stood as an improvement of 22 places from his debut in 1999. Two weeks before, finished 10th in Pac-10 Conference Championships, nine places better than his junior season debut. Stood second on team at Iowa State Memorial Classic (36:14.0, 36th) at NCAA preview contest. Opened year leading squad at Roy Griak Invite in St. Paul, Minn. (13th, 24:48.18). 1999 XC Ran in team's top four in all six meets behind three All-Americans. Scored in debuts at NCAA (107th, 32:08.0), West Regional (26th, 31:41) and Pac-10 Champs (19th, 24:59.4). TRACK HIGHLIGHTS 2000 Ranked first on team in the 10,000 and third in the 5,000. Lowered 10K personal best by 24 seconds to 3011.43 en route to a seventh-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships. Dropped 5K best by 40 seconds during year with final best of 1416.98 from the Oregon Invite. Ran 3,000 best (818.42) at Washington Dual. 1999 At Fresno City College, won 5K (15:06.51) and 10K (31:56.07) at the California Community College Champs, and owned season best of 30:35.07 in the 10,000. 1998 As the same meet, finished second in 5K (14:56.70) and 10K (31:09.90). Immigrated from Adwa, Ethiopia during high school. Major Sociology. Name pronounced kahs-ah-hoon.

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