Men's Cross Country Looks Ahead to NCAA Championships
Nov. 15, 2001
The No. 14 University of Oregon men's cross country squad will make its 27th NCAA Championships appearance since 1963, and their second under third-year head coach Martin Smith. The Duck men are led by two-time All-American and junior Jason Hartmann (37th in '99, 35th in '00), while the rest of the seven-man Duck lineup will make their NCAA debuts. Redshirt senior Adam Bergquist has also keyed the team's postseason run with 11th-place Pac-10 and Regional Championships finishes.
BREAKING DOWN THE NCAA FIELD
The 255-runner men's and women's races each feature 31 seven-person teams -- 18 of which qualified automatically at Saturday's nine regionals nationally and 13 at-large selected Monday -- and an additional 38 individuals (four automatically from each region and another two at-large).
SIZING UP THE DUCKS
Two-time All-American and junior Jason Hartmann has led the No. 14-ranked Duck men in all four races this fall, including third and sixth place overall at the recent Western Regional and Pac-10 Championships, respectively. Redshirt senior Adam Bergquist has quickly moved to the head of the Duck squad, ranking 11th overall and second on the unit at both the Western Regional and Pac-10 Championships, and third on the squad time-wise at the Furman Invite, albeit in the open race. Sophomores John Lucas and Brett Holts have posted top-25 Pac-10 finishes both in 2001 (17th and 21st, respectively), and 2000 (18th and 19th, respectively). Fellow sophomore Noel Paulson was also top-25 last year, while his Pac-10 open race time in Arizona was the sixth-fastest of the eight Ducks that raced on the course that day. Redshirt frosh Eric Logsdon has scored twice this season, including his regional debut (41st overall). Two freshman newcomers have played key roles -- redshirt transfer Ryan Andrus (Orem, Utah/Univ. of Wisconsin) and true freshman Seth Pilkington (Roy, Utah). Andrus has figured as the team's third finisher at three of four meets in 2001 including top-25 Pac-10 and Western Regional finishes (23rd and 27th, respectively). Pilkington ranked second on the squad at his collegiate debut at Minnesota's Roy Griak Invite, DNF'ed at the Furman Invite and Pac-10 Championships, and was held out of the regional to be at full strength for NCAA's.
THIS WEEK'S LIKELY DUCK ENTRIES
Men Yr.-Exp. Hometown (Last School/HS)Ryan Andrus Fr.*-TR Orem, Utah (Wisconsin/Mountain View)Adam Bergquist Sr.*-1L Boulder, Colo. (Fairview)Jason Hartmann Jr.-2L Rockford, Mich. (RHS)Brett Holts So.-1L Bend (BHS)Eric Logsdon Fr.*-RS Canby (CHS)John Lucas So.*-1L Eagle Point (EPHS) Noel Paulson So.-1L Aumsville (Cascade) or Seth Pilkington Fr.-HS Roy, Utah (RHS)
*indicates utilized redshirt season
Pronunciations Men - ANN-druhs, LOG-sdon, PAUL-son, PIL-king-ton.
LIFE IN A WESTERN TOWN
The Western Regional and the 'Conference of Champions' again lay claim as one of the most prolific among Monday's M&W fields. The men's field features six regional and four Pac-10 teams (No. 2 Stanford, No. 6 Portland, No. 14 Oregon, No. 15 Arizona State, No. 18 UC Santa Barbara, and No. 23 Arizona), while the women's field features five conference foes (No. 1 Stanford, No. 9 Arizona, No. 10 Arizona State, No. 19 Washington and No. 26 UCLA). In recent years, the men's regional has featured seven or more All-Americans in five of the past six NCAA finales, while the 2000 NCAA women's field featured five conference schools, and six the year before. On the track, Pac-10 women's teams flexed their muscle by going 1-2-3 at the 2001 NCAA Track and Field Championships. Individually, female league distance runners collected two NCAA titles and earned two or more All-America certificates at Hayward Field in the 800, 1,500 and 5K, and another in the steeplechase. Altogether at the past 10 NCAA Cross Country Championships, the Pac-10 has featured three team titles (2 men's, 1 women's), two team runners-up (1 men's, 1 women's) and four individual winners (3 men's, 1 women's).
IN THE POLLS
After opening the season ranked 13th, the Duck men dropped to 16th in the second week's coaches poll, 18th in the next two editions, 20th prior to Pac-10's, back to 18th before regionals, and 14th most recently, while the women were unranked in all seven versions.
MONDO Men's Cross Country Rankings
Final Poll released Nov. 13.
Rank Rank Place Last Week inRank Team Region Points Week Before Region
1 Colorado (7) MT 391 1 1 1Q2 Stanford (8) W 389 2 2 1Q3 Arkansas (1) SC 369 3 3 1Q4 Notre Dame GL 346 5 5 1Q5 North Carolina State SE 333 6 6 1Q6 Portland W 302 8 7 2Q7 Michigan GL 282 11 12 2Q8 Northern Arizona MT 281 9 9= 2Q9 Providence NE 271 10 8 1Q10 Villanova MA 265 7 14 1Q11 Wisconsin GL 250 4 4 4q12 Michigan State GL 210 19 18 3q13 Brigham Young MT 200 12 16 3q14 Oregon W 199 18 20 3q15 Arizona State W 168 14 19 4q16 William & Mary SE 153 24 -- 2Q17 Colorado State MT 135 23 22 4q18 UC-Santa Barbara W 111 13 11 5q19 Wake Forest SE 88 17 21 3q20 Air Force MT 87 15 9= 5q21 Alabama S 70 -- -- 1Q22 Georgetown MA 65 -- -- 2Q23 Arizona W 52 20 13 6q24 Duke SE 32 22 17 4q25 Butler GL 29 -- -- 5q-- Minnesota MW -- -- 1Q-- Utah MT 25= -- 6-- Eastern Michigan GL 16 15 6-- Oklahoma State MW -- -- 2Q-- Washington W -- 24 7-- Indiana GL 25= 23 7-- Utah State MT 21 25 7=-- Iona NE -- -- 2Q-- Tennessee S -- -- 2Q-- Texas SC -- -- 2Q-- Nebraska MW -- -- 3q
Also receiving votes: Minnesota 27, Utah 18, Dartmouth 16, Eastern Michigan 13, Oklahoma State 9, Washington 8, Indiana 3.
Automatic qualifiers indicated by 'Q' after Place in Region, 'at large' qualifiers by 'q'. NE = Northeast, MA = Mid-Atlantic, SE = Southeast, GL = Great Lakes, MW = Midwest, SC = South Central, MT = Mountain, W = West, S = South.
Sponsored by Mondo. Voting panel consists of members of the executive committee of the United States Cross Country Coaches Association.
FinishLynx Women's Cross Country Rankings
Final Poll released November 12, 2001.
Rank Rank Place Last Week inRank Team Region Points Week Before Region
1 Stanford (8) W 319 1 1 1Q2 Brigham Young (5) MT 317 2 2 1Q3 Georgetown MA 293 3 3 1Q4 NC State SE 280 4 4 1Q5 Boston College NE 268 5 5 1Q6 Colorado MT 257 7 10 2Q7 Michigan State GL 256 6 6 1Q8 North Carolina SE 235 9 9 2Q9 Arizona W 226 8 11 2Q10 Arizona State W 200 11 7 3q11 Providence NE 191 10 8 2Q12 Arkansas SC 187 12 12 1Q13 Northern Arizona MT 156 13 17 3q14 Virginia SE 150 14 15 3q15 Notre Dame GL 118 19 -- 2Q16 Colorado State MT 100 16 18 4q17 Villanova MA 99 21 16 2Q18 Brown NE 97 -- -- 3q19= Oklahoma State MW 92 20 -- 1Q19= Washington W 92 24 13 4q21 Marquette GL 76 18 24 3q22 Cornell NE 64 22 23 4q23 James Madison SE 42 23 19 424 Georgia Tech S 36 -- -- 1Q25 Yale NE 29 15 21 5q-- UCLA W 17 22 5q-- Minnesota MW -- -- 2Q-- Toledo GL -- -- 4-- Duke SE 25 20 5-- Weber State MT -- -- 5-- Wisconsin GL -- 14 5-- Boston University NE -- 25 7q-- Columbia NE -- -- 6q-- South Florida S -- -- 2Q-- Texas SC -- -- 2Q
Also receiving votes: UCLA 22, Minnesota 11, Toledo 8, Duke 2, Weber State 1, Wisconsin 1.
NE = Northeast, MA = Mid-Atlantic, SE = Southeast, GL = Great Lakes, MW = Midwest, SC = South Central, MT = Mountain, W = West, S = South.
2000 NCAA REVIEW
Ames, IOWA (11/20/00) -- A pair of Duck men braved an -18 degree wind chill at the 2000 NCAA Championships -- Jason Hartmann (37th) and now-graduated Michael Kasahun (65th) -- Arkansas and Providence's Keith Kelly won the team and individual crowns, respectively. The Duck women took 28th last year, while Kara Wheeler and her Colorado teammates swept the individual and team titles. The Duck men did not qualify last year after a fourth-place regional finish and an aberration of the qualifying system after defeating 19 of the 31 national qualifiers during the regular season.
1999 NCAA REVIEW
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (11/22/99) -- In their last NCAA appearance as a team, the Duck men improved from a pre-race ranking of 12th to take sixth with 306 points even without their normal fifth scorer who didn't make the trip due to an emergency appendectomy. Steve Fein led the way (third, 30:14.3) as the top American and one of three finishers under the former course record of Bob Kennedy from his 1992 NCAA win (30:15.3). South Alabama's David Kimani made the deciding move early in the eighth kilometer en route to the win (30:06.6), while Arkansas' Michael Power (second, 30:09.6) passed Fein in the last quarter-mile. Fein's place was his third All-America honor and second for the Ducks (18th in '98), and was Oregon's highest placer in 20 years since Alberto Salazar took second in 1979. Two other Ducks captured top-40 finishes and All-America honors -- Andrew Bliss (34th, 31:14.1) and the top American freshman Jason Hartmann (37th, 31:17.3) -- the most by a UO squad since four captured similar honors and helped Oregon to second at the 1989 NCAA finale. Overall, race favorite Arkansas ran away with the team title with 58 points, ahead of Wisconsin (second, 185), N.C. State (third, 201), Stanford (fourth, 223), Michigan (fifth, 282), while the Ducks (sixth, 306) edged No. 5-ranked Colorado (seventh, 307) by a point.
DUCK NCAA HISTORY
Although the tradition of great Duck distance runners goes back to Bill Dellinger's and Jim Bailey's arrival in the mid '50s, former Oregon mentor Bill Bowerman never took his 'Men of Oregon' to the NCAA Championships until 1963. That first squad finished second with 68 points behind San Jose State (53), one of 15 top-three UO finishes since then (four wins, seven runner-up honors, and four third-place finishes). With the four team titles under Dellinger's guidance as a coach (1971-73-74-77), only Arkansas (11) and UTEP (9) have won more since 1963, while Villanova also won four during that period. Individually, thanks to three NCAA titles by Steve Prefontaine (1970-71-73) and another by Alberto Salazar (1978), only one school has won more individual titles in that span (Washington State, seven).
A pair of heralded freshmen arrived in Eugene this fall -- freshmen Seth Pilkington and Erik Heinonen -- after taking fifth and sixth last December at the FootLocker Cross Country Championships, the national prep championship. On the track last spring, the son of former L.A. Marathon winner Paul Pilkington ranked third nationally in the 3,200 (8:55.17). Heinonen paced the national prep list in the 10,000 (31:26.05), but redshirted this season. Two other redshirt freshmen have played big roles in their first fall seasons for the Ducks. Having trained in Eugene since January, transfer Ryan Andrus missed his 1997 freshman harrier season at Wisconsin due to a stress fracture, followed by a two-year religious mission in Mexico. Andrus clocked 3:46.5 and 14:11.8 as a freshman in 1998, and that summer finished second in the 5K at the U.S. Junior Championships to qualify for the 1998 World Junior Championships. Redshirt frosh Eric Logsdon took third at the 1999 Oregon 4A state cross country championships as a senior, but was better known for his national-caliber marks in the 1,500 (3:51.39), 3,000 (8:10.66) and 3,200 (8:47.88) as a prep senior in the spring of 2000.
ACROSS THE NATION
After coming up 11 points short of an NCAA title, last year's men's runner-up, No. 1 Colorado lost only one varsity entry from 2000. No. 2 Stanford is equally strong, and defending champion and No. 3 Arkansas joins No. 4 Notre Dame as other contenders. On the women's side, returning victor and No. 6 Colorado will have its hands full against a perennially deep BYU squad ranked No. 2, with No. 1 Stanford and No. 3 Georgetown potential spoilers. Top men's individuals include Colorado's Jorge Torres and Dathan Ritzenhein, 1999 NCAA champ David Kimani of Alabama, and Eastern Michigan's Boaz Cheboiywo. Women's individual favorites include last year's runner-up Sabrina Monro of Washington, Colorado's Jodie Hughes and Molly Austin, North Carolina's Shalane Flanagan, and Stanford's Lauren Fleshman.
During the season, the Duck men attempted to garner head-to-head regular season wins against other potential NCAA participants from across the nation so they could help their qualifying cause for the NCAA Championships. This season, the Duck men have beaten 14 NCAA qualifiers -- Air Force, Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Butler, Colorado State, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Santa Barbara, Tennessee, William & Mary. Last year, the Oregon men fell victim last year to a since-altered aberration in the system after finishing fourth in the NCAA Western Regional. Although the Ducks had previously piled up regular-season wins over 19 of the 31 eventual NCAA qualifiers, they had to wait until the third-place regional finisher, Cal Poly, was selected. However, the Mustangs were shut out of an invite (and ultimately the Ducks) after they had beat only two NCAA qualifying teams, Indiana and Nebraska, during the year. Last year the Duck women successfully qualified via the at-large route as the Pac-10 featured four top-15 ranked teams, thanks to a fourth-place regional finish and previous wins against five fellow NCAA qualifiers - Marquette, North Carolina, South Florida, Wake Forest and Weber State.
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 list of Oregon 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 five 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.
AT THE HELM
Completing his third season as men's cross country head coach, Martin Smith has solidified Oregon as one of nation's preeminent programs. In his first season as cross country head coach in 1999, he guided Oregon to a sixth-place NCAA cross country team finish -- its 24th top-10 national harrier placing, while Ducks have garnered 15 All-America honors in track and cross country in his first three 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, 27th-year coach Tom Heinonen has also been honored as NCAA Coach of the Year for each of Oregon's NCAA two cross country and one track and field team titles, and has directed the Ducks to the collegiate harrier finale 24 times. Individually, his distance pupils have scored 30 All-America honors in cross country and 53 awards on the track. In conference competition the Ducks have historically paced 'The Conference of Champions' as his teams have won seven of 16 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.
SCORING THE RACE
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 would be 15 points (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).
All-America honors are awarded based on NCAA Championships finishes. The top 30 finishers from both the men's and women's races, regardless of citizenship, are honored by the U.S. Cross Country Coaches Association, along with any additional finishers that are among the top 30 U.S. finishers. Often the award will extend to Americans in the 40-50th range on the men's side, and 35th-40th on the women's side.
Men's head coach Martin Smith's impact on two of the past three NCAA races have carried beyond the Ducks' top-10 finishes. In 1999, his former Wisconsin crew - including six of the seven 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 a hypothetical 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 claimed similar honors 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).
UO MEN'S REGULAR SEASON RECORD AGAIST NCAA QUALIFIERS
Roy Griak Invitational (9/27)
(Oregon, 11th, 326 points)
Air Force, 14th-366
Portland, 2nd, 167
Furman Invitational (10/13)
Black Race (Oregon 5th-233 pts)
Colo.St., 7th, 280
Butler, 9thï¿½, 297
G'town, 10th, 311
Alabama, 11th, 321
Neb., 12th, 343
D'mouth, 13th, 247
Minn., 14th, 367
Tenn., 21st, 548
N.C. State, 2nd-94
N. Arizona, 3rd-136
Pacific-10 Conference Championships (10/27)
(Oregon 3rd, 78 pts)
NCAA Western Regional Championships (11/10)
(Oregon 3rd, 128 pts)
RECENT VARSITY RECAPS
2001 Pac-10 Championships
Pavilion Lakes Golf Course - M8K/ W6K
Scottsdale, Ariz. - 10/27/01
Men's Teams - 1, Stanford 28 points. 2, Arizona State 75. 3, Oregon 78. 4, Arizona 96. 5, Washington 102. 6, UCLA 148. 7, Washington State 163. 8, California 192.
Men's Individuals - 1, Grant Robison, Stanford, 24:04.0. 2, Fasil Bizuneh, ASU, 24:06.4. 3, Donald Sage, Stanford, 24:11. 4, Jason Fayant, Washington, 24:17.7. 5, Ian Dobson, Stanford, 234:26.3.
Women's Teams - 1, Stanford 27. 2, Arizona 64. 3, ASU 79. 4, UCLA 107. 5, Washington 109. 6, Washington State 155. 7, USC 168. 8, Oregon 210. 9, Cal 259.
Women's Individuals - 1, Lauren Fleshman, Stanford, 20:08.1. 2, Sara Bei, Stanford, 20:17.4. 3, Tara Chaplin, Arizona, 20:19.6. 4, Everlyn Lagat, WSU, 20:48.0. 5, Alicia Craig, Stanford, 20:56.0.
UO Women - 35, Carrie Zografos, 22:58.8. 37, Magdalena Sandoval, 23:06.9. 44, Erinn Gulbrandsen, 23:32.6. 46, Annette Mosey, 23:34.2. 48, Laura Harmon, 23:39.7. 56, Sara Schaaf, 25:05.1. 60, Alicia Snyder-Carlson, 27:12.3.
NCAA Western Regional Champs
Dell Urich Golf Course - M10K/W6K
Tucson, Arizona - 11/10/01
Men's Teams (20 Total) - 1, Stanford 37 points. 2, Portland 91. 3, Oregon 112. 4, Arizona State 116. 5, Santa Barbara 124. 6, Arizona 135. 7, Washington 140. 8, Washington State 194. 9, UCLA 222. 10, Cal Poly SLO 246. ... 20, St. Mary's 651.
Men's Individuals - 1, Donald Sage, Stanford, 30:43.4. 2, Grant Robison, Stanford, 30:50.1. 3, Jason Hartmann, Oregon, 30:57.6. 4, Fasil Bizuneh ASU, 30:59.1. 5, Joe Driscoll, Portland, 31:01.4. 11, Adam Bergquist, Oregon, 31:30.8.Other Oregon Men - 27, Ryan Andrus, 32:06.2. 31, Brett Holts, 32:12.7. 42, Eric Logsdon, 32:40.1. 49, Noel Paulson, 32:52.7. 55, John Lucas, 33:06.5.
Women's Teams (23 total) - 1, Stanford 39 points. 2, Arizona 81. 3, Arizona State 85. 4, Washington 118. 5, UCLA 164. 6, WSU 214. 7, UC Irvine 229. 8, Cal Poly SLO, 250. 9, Boise State 268. 10, Hawaii 295. 11, Santa Barbara 298. 12, Oregon 350. ... 23, St. Mary's 608.
Women's Individuals - 1, Tara Chaplin, Arizona, 20:40.1. 2, Lauren Fleshman, Stanford, 20:52.0. 3, Lisa Aguilera, ASU, 20:54.5. 4, Alicia Craig, Stanford, 21:04.4. 5, Everlyne Lagat, WSU, 21:06.6.
UO Women - 45, Laura Harmon, 23:07.1. 75, Erinn Gulbrandsen, 23:59.5. 78, Magdalena Sandoval, 24:03.7. 81, Annette Mosey, Oregon, 24:07.2. 97, Carrie Zografos, 24:25.8. 125, Alicia Snyder-Carlson, 25:07.5.
NATIONAL REGIONAL RECAP
(only NCAA team qualifiers listed)
Southeast1. N.C. State 302. Will. & Mary 72*3. Wake Forest 82*4. Duke 86
Midwest1. Minnesota 782. Oklahoma St. 88*3. Nebraska 94
South1. Alabama 552. Tennessee 84
Mountain1. Colorado 482. N. Arizona 93*3. BYU 115*4. Colorado St. 119*5. Air Force 133
Great Lakes1. Notre Dame 712. Michigan 82*3. Mich. State 86*4. Wisconsin 97*5. Butler 143
Mid-Atlantic1. Villanova 752. Georgetown 90
West1. Stanford 372. Portland 91*3. Oregon 112*4. Arizona St. 116*5. S. Barbara 124*6. Arizona 135
South Central1. Arkansas 562. Texas 115
Northeast1. Providence 592. Dartmouth 111
Southeast1. N.C. State 452. North Carolina 49*3. Virginia 86
Midwest1. Okla. State 562. Minnesota 97
South1. Ga. Tech 542. South Florida 102
Mountain1. BYU 312. Colorado 48*3. N. Arizona 81*4. Colorado St. 85
Great Lakes1. Michigan St. 582. Notre Dame 124*3. Marquette 128
Mid-Atlantic1. Georgetown 222. Villanova 69
West1. Stanford 392. Arizona 80*3. Arizona St. 83*4. Washington 115*5. UCLA 159
South Central1. Arkansas 362. Texas 85
Northeast1. Boston Coll. 532. Providence 95*3. Brown 118*4. Cornell 120*6t. Yale 143*6t. Boston 143*8. Dartmouth 158
NCAA MEN'S HISTORY
Most Team Titles11 Arkansas8 Michigan State, UTEP4 Villanova, Oregon3 Drake, Indiana, Penn State, Wisconsin
Longest consecutive winning streaks4 UTEP (1978-79-80-81) Arkansas (1990-91-92-93)3 Drake (1944-45-46) Villanova (1966-67-68) Arkansas (1998-99-00)2 Michigan State (1948-49, 1955-56, 58-59) San Jose State (1962-63) Western Michigan (1964-65) Oregon (1973-74) UTEP (1975-76) Arkansas (1986-87) Stanford (1996-97)
Lowest Winning Score17 UTEP (1981)25 Drake (1944)28 Michigan State (1956)
Closest Margin of Victorytie 57-57 Indiana and Penn State 19421 85-86 Villanova over Oregon 19702 53-55 Penn State over Mich. St.19503 54-57 Michigan State over Wisc. 1939 65-68 Indiana over E. Michigan 1940 65-68 Michigan St. over Indiana 1952 53-56 Stanford over Arkansas 19974 88-92 UTEP over Wash. State 19755 91-96 Villanova over Air Force 1967 100-105 Oregon over UTEP 1977
Largest Margin of Victory122 31-153 Arkansas over BYU 199394 58-152 UTEP over Arkansas 198092 17-109 UTEP over Providence 1981
Highest Winning Score134 Tennessee (1972)121 Notre Dame (1957)108 UTEP (1983)105 Wisconsin (1982)101 Arkansas (1984)100 Oregon (1977), Arkansas (1995)
NCAA WOMEN'S HISTORY
Most Team Titles6 Villanova2 Virginia, Oregon, Wisconsin1 BYU, Kentucky, Providence, Stanford, Texas
Longest Winning Streaks6 Villlanova (1989-94)2 Virginia (1981-82), Wisconsin (1984-85)
Lowest WInning Score36 Virginia (1981)
Closest Margin of Victory2 97-99 Texas over Wisconsin 1986 97-99 Oregon over N.C. State 1987 100-102 BYU over Stanford 19983 95-98 Oregon over Stanford 1983
Largest Margin of Victory90 82-172 Villanova over Providence 1990
Highest Winning Score123 Villanova (1992)
Lowest Second-Place Score64 Wisconsin (1986)71 Arkansas (1993)83 Oregon (1983)
NCAA FLASHBACK - FURMAN '97
1997 NCAA Championships
Furman University Cross Country Course
M10K/ W5K - Greenville, S.C. - 11/24/97
Women's Teams (22 Teams) - 1, BYU 100 points. 2, Stanford 102. 3, Colorado 178. 4, Dartmouth 205. 5, Wisconsin 227. 6, Providence 230. 7, Michigan 232. 8, OREGON 234. 9, Boston College 240. 10, Georgetown 256.
Women's Individuals (180 Finishers) - 1, Carrie Tollefson, Villanova, 16:29 (new course record by 4 seconds over Leslie Welch, Virginia, 16:33, 1982). 2, Amy Skieresz, Arizona, 16:39. 3, Angela Graham, Boston College, 16:47. 4, Julia Stamps, Stanford, 16:47. 5, Katie McGregor, Michigan, 16:48. 6, Carmen Douma, Villanova, 16:50. 7, Amy Yoder, Arkansas, 16:56. 8, Courtney Pugmire, BYU, 16:58. 9, MARIE DAVIS, OREGON, 16:59. 10, Amy Swier, Northern Arizona, 16:59. 11, Charity Wachera, West Virginia, 17:00. 12, Sarah Dupre, Providence, 17:00. 13, Kate Landau, Georgetown, 17:00. 14, Amina Amaddah, George Mason, 17:01. 15, Rosemary Ryan, Boston, 17:01. 16, Laura Rhoads, N.C. State, 17:01. 17, Shannon Smith, Boston College, 17:03. 18, Kelly Smith, Colorado, 17:03. 19, Maggie Chan, BYU, 17:04. 20, Sally Glynn, Stanford, 17:04. 21, Sarah Salmon, McNeese State, 17:08. 22, Mary Cobb, Stanford, 17:09. 23, Elizabeth Kampfe, Michigan, 17:11. 24, Sharlyn Maughan, Weber State, 17:15. 25, Marne Findlay, Colorado State, 17:16.
Men's Teams (22 Teams) - 1, Stanford 53 points. 2, Arkansas 56. 3, Coloardo 108. 4, Michigan 116. 5, Wisconsin 201. 6, N.C. State 214. 7, Michigan State 257. 8, OREGON 266. 9, William & Mary 274. 10, Weber State 278.
Men's Individuals (179 Finishers) - 1, Mebrahtom Keflezighi, UCLA, 28:54 (course record by 7 seconds over Hans Koeleman, Clemson, 29:00, 1981). 2, Kevin Sullivan, Michigan, 29:01. 3, Bernard Lagat, Washington State, 29:05. 4, Adam Goucher, Colorado, 29:10. 5, Ryan Wilson, Arkansas, 29:13. 6, Cleophas Boor, Nebraska, 29:22. 7, Abdi Abdirahman, Arizona, 29:34. 8, Nathan Nutter, Stanford, 29:34. 9, Sean Kaley, Arkansas, 29:39. 10, Brad Hauser, Stanford, 29:43. 11, John Mortimer, Michigan, 29:44. 12, Michael Power, Arkansas, 29:45. 13, Daniel Kinyua, Mt. St. Mary's, 29:52. 14, Jason Balkman, Stanford, 29:53. 15, Phillip Price, Arkansas, 29:57. 16, Matt Lane, William & Mary, 29:58. 17, Brent Hauser, Stanford, 30:01. 18, Ben Noad, Providence, 30:02. 19, John Cline, North Carolina, 30:03. 20, Jeroen Broekzitter, Nebraska, 30:06. 21, Todd Snyder, Michigan, 30:07. 22, Jay Schoenfelder, Wisconsin, 30:08. 23, Jonathan Riley, Stanford, 30:08. 24, Chan Pons, N.C. State, 30:09. 25, Saul Lempirikany, Iowa State, 30:12.
Oregon Finishers - 27, Daniel Das Neves, 30:16. 49, Rob Aubrey, 30:34. 86, Micah Davis, 31:13. 87, Konrad Knutsen, 31:14. 96, Ross Dammann, 31:20. 99, Andrew Bliss, 31:22. 135, Greg James, 31:56.
DUCK MEN'S PROFILES
RFr.-TR - 6-0 - Orem, Utah - Mountain View HS / Univ. of Wisconsin
2001 XC: Team's top addition this fall, has run at third position at three of four races -- Western Regional Champs (27th, 32:06.2), Furman Invite (41st, 25:28) and Roy Griak Invite (84th, 25:15.6). Also scored at team's fifth spot at Pac-10 Champs (23rd, 25:23.8). Arrived in Eugene in January 2001 after a two-year religious mission. Competed as a freshman for head coach Martin Smith at Wisconsin during 1997-98 season. 1997 XC: Ran one race for Wisconsin before redshirting season due to a stress fracture. TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: 1998: Clocked personal bests of 3:46.5 in the 1,500 and 14:11.8 in the 5,000 for the Badgers. Qualified for 1998 World Junior Championships after finishing second in the 5,000 at the 1998 U.S. Junior Championships in Edwardsville, Illinois. Redshirted indoor season. MAJOR: Business.
RSr.-1L - 6-1 - Boulder, Colo. - Fairview HS
2001 XC: Has enjoyed biggest improvement on team over the course of this season. Rehab from winter injury slowed his summer training, but during postseason has returned to form as the squad's second finisher in the Pac-10 (11th, 25:00.4) and Western Regional Championships (11th, 31:30.8) -- his highest career finishes at both. Foreshadowed postseason success with eighth-place finish in Furman Invite open race (8K, 25:40), and third among collegians behind two potential All-Americans (Teren Jameson, Utah, second, 24:58, Devin Swann, N.C. State, sixth, 25:34), while his time ranked fourth among the eight Ducks that competed that day in either the Black Race or the Open Race. 2000 XC: Stood out as team's third finisher in every appearance, including Pac-10 debut (17th). Pac-10 Cross Country All-Academic First Team selection. 1999 XC: Redshirted. 1998 XC: Finished 61st at Western Regional for runner-up Ducks (32:53). Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic Team. 1997 XC: Saw limited action during collegiate season. Competed at USA XC Junior Champs (29th, 8K-26:19). TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: 2001: Missed season because of foot injury from winter. 2000: Ranked first on team in the mile (4:08.03), third in the 1,500 (3:50.31), third in the 3,000 (8:21.67) and fourth in the 5,000 (14:25.21). Ran 5K season best at the Cardinal Invite (23rd, 14:25.21) and 3K season best in the Washington dual (fourth, 8:21.67). 1999: Redshirted because of hamstring injury. 1998: Took third in 5K at U.S. Junior Champs (14:59.75) but declined invite to World Junior Champs. Finished 11th in Pac-10 5,000 (14:45.51) and tops among Ducks. Missed NCAA provisional mark by less than a second in his 5K debut (21st, 14:14.51) and fastest by a Duck frosh since 1989. PREP: At 5A state harrier meet, placed as a senior (14th) and junior (20th). Twice an all-state miler, he owned a 3,200 best of 9:40.8. As a senior, took second in 1,600 (4:25) and eighth in the 3,200, then added leg on 4x800 relay (1:58 split). As a junior took third in state 1,600 (4:30). MAJOR: Physics/Exercise & Movement Science.
Jason Hartmann - *Two-time XC All-American*
Jr.-2L - 6-3 - Rockford, Mich. - Rockford HS
2001 XC: Has followed similar schedule of picking up speed over course of season, especially after a third-place Western Regional finish (third overall, 30:57.6). At Pac-10 Champs, fell hard in the fourth mile and was slow initially getting back up, but eventually moved back up to sixth overall (24:30.9). Also led squad at his two other races -- Roy Griak Invite (12th, 24:31.7) and Furman Invite (17th, 25:03). 2000 XC: All-American. At NCAA finale, captured second top-40 honor (35th, 31:03.5). In prior meets, claimed runner-up honors at Western Regional (30:42) and Pac-10 Champs (23:47.37) to pace team to fourth and second-place finishes, respectively. 1999 XC: All-American. Stood as top American freshman at NCAA finale (37th, 31:17.3). Named Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year and led frosh at Western Regional (16th, 31:05) and Pac-10 Champs (15th, 24:46). Finished 66th in World Junior Champs (25:50), after taking sixth at U.S. Jr. Champs (26:40). TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: 2001: All-American: Finished third in 10,000 in NCAA track debut at Hayward Field (29:28.97). Ran 10K PR at Stanford Invite (28:56.06) in debut, and 5K mark indoors at Iowa State (14:05.72). 2000: Redshirted outdoor season. Race unattached locally in 800 (1:56.18) and 5,000 (14:22.25). Indoors, raced once in 5K (14:47.44). PREP: Finished second in state 1,600 (4:11.19) and 3,200 (9:21.57) to his teammate after wins in both as a junior. Placed fourth in 1998 FootLocker Champs after winning state harrier titles as a junior and senior. MAJOR: Elementary Education.
So.-1L - 5-8 - Bend, Ore. - Bend HS
2001 XC: Has scored in all four races, the most recent three at the team's fourth spot -- Western Regional (31st, 32:12.7), Pac-10 Championships (21st, 25:17.2) and Furman Invitational (65th, 25:52). Opened year as UO's fifth finisher at Roy Griak Invite (93rd, 25:19.4). 2000 XC: Scored at three of four varsity meets, including Pac-10 Championships (19th, 24:23.02), Iowa State Memorial Classic (133rd, 32:36.9) and Roy Griak Invite (58th, 25:21). In collegiate debut, won Bearcat Open (20:15.2). TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: 2001: Redshirted track season, but ran 3K once unattached locally (8:25.75). PREP: One of state's top harriers, placed second in 4A state cross country finale as a senior, sixth as a junior and 39th as a sophomore. Finished 15th in 1,500 and seventh in 3K as senior at 4A state track championships. MAJOR: Undeclared.
RFr.-SQ - 6-2 - Canby, Ore. - Canby HS
2001 XC: Although known nationally as a top prep performer in '00 on the track, is progressing as a collegiate harrier. Has scored for team twice in its last three meets -- NCAA Western Regional (42nd, 32:40.1) and Furman Invite (73rd, 25:58). Placed sixth on team at Pac-10 Champs (30th, 25:50.1) and seventh for Ducks at Roy Griak Invite (11th, 25:29.6). 2000 XC: Redshirted. TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: 2001: Redshirted collegiate season. Raced unattached locally, and his 1,500 season best would have ranked first on the squad (3:49.66). Ended season at U.S. Junior Championships (1,500, fifth, 3:56.48) a week after clocking his season best at Stanford (16th, 3:49.66). PREP: Finished state prep career with 4A 3,000 state title and meet record (8:10.66) and nation's fastest of 2000. Also claimed state 1,500 title (3:51.39). Nationally as a senior, ranked third in the 1,500 (3:51.39) and 3,200 (8:47.88). As senior, took third in 4A state harrier meet and 20th at FootLocker final (15:28). Was fourth as a junior at state meet and 59th as a sophomore. MAJOR: Undeclared.
RSo.-1L - 5-7 - Eagle Point, Ore. - Eagle Point HS
2001 XC: Has run in team's top three at two of four varsity races -- Pac-10 Champs (17th, 25:10.0) and Furman Invitational (37th, 25:25). Ranked sixth on squad at Roy Griak Invite (98th, 25:21.9) and seventh at West Regional Champs (55th, 33:06.5). 2000 XC: Arguably the team's top newcomer, scored in all four varsity races, including NCAA Western Regional (38th, 31:53) and Pac-10 Champs (18th, 24:21.79). Pac-10 Cross Country Honorable Mention All-Academic selection. 1999 XC: Attend University of Oregon, but was not part of the squad. TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: 2001: Ranked second on squad in the 10,000 (30:34.72) and third in the 5,000 (14:47.30). Made 10K debut at Stanford Invitational (63rd, 30:34.72). 2000: Attended UO, but was not part of squad. PREP: Placed fifth as senior in 1999 4A state 3,000 (8:48.06), while doubling as a junior in the 1,500 (13th, 4:10.10) and 3,000 (17th, 9:05.67). In cross country, finished second at '98 4A finale, and 20th as a junior in '97. MAJOR: Psychology/Sociology.
So.-1L - 6-2 - Aumsville, Ore. - Cascade HS
2001 XC: Has scored once for squad at fourth position at the Roy Griak Invite (85th, 25:16.0), and finished as sixth man at West Regional Champs (49th, 32:52.7) and Furman Invite (88th, 26:07). 2000 XC: Finished as team's sixth runner in all four races, including Pac-10 Championships (25th, 24:35.14) and NCAA Western Regional (60th, 32:30). TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: 2001: Redshirted. Ran unattached locally with 1,500 season best of 3:53.80. PREP: Ranked third nationally in 2000 in 1,500 (3:53.4) and 3,000 (8:18.72), sixth in mile (4:07.14) and seventh in 3,200 (8:53.98). Won 3A state titles in 1,500 and 3,000 as a senior, in cross country as a senior and junior, and was harrier runner-up as a sophomore. MAJOR: Undeclared.
Fr.-HS - 5-9 - Roy, Utah. - Roy HS
2001 XC: Started season off as squad's second finisher at Roy Griak Invite (52nd, 25:01.4). Did not finish Furman Invite, withdrawing in final quarter-mile due to dehydration and heat stress. Was pulled out of Pac-10 Championships before midpoint, held in record-heat conditions in Tempe, Ariz. Did not compete at West Regional Champs to be at full strength for potential NCAA Championships entry. PREP: As a senior in 2001, ranked third nationally in the 3,200 (8:55.17) and ran a national-class 1,500 mark (3:52.37) at the Harry Jerome Classic in Vancouver, BC. At the Utah 4A state championships in 2001, he won the 1,600 (4:13) and 3,200 (9:20) at the Provo-hosted meet (4,700 feet). Also won both titles as a junior (4:17 / 9:11). As a junior, owned 3,200 season best of 9:06 at the Golden West Invite. At the state cross country championships, won the state title as a senior, took second as a junior, ninth as a sophomore and 22nd as a freshman. Owned 3.8 GPA and was National Honor Society member. Personal: Seth is the son of one of America's top marathoners, Paul Pilkington, winner of the 1994 Los Angeles Marathon, and a 1995 World Championships marathon participant. MAJOR: Undeclared.
2000 PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC HONOREES
Men's First Team
Adam Bergquist, Exercise and Movement Science/General Science
Men's Honorable Mention
John Lucas, Psychology/Sociology
*Sam Hill, Exercise and Movement Science/Environmental Science?
Women's Second Team
Erinn Gulbrandsen, English/Exer. and Movement Science
* indicates graduated student-athlete.
M & W TEAM INFORMATION
Colors Green & Yellow (Pantone 342 & 109)
- 2000 NCAA Finish M NA, W 28th (619)
- 2000 Regional Finish M 4th, W 4th
- 2000 Pac-10 Finish M 2nd, W 7th
- M Head Coach Martin Smith, 3rd Year
- W Head Coach Tom Heinonen, 27th Year
DUCK HARRIER HISTORY
- Returning All-Americans (1)Men Jason Hartmann - 37th in '99, 35th in '00. Women NA
- NCAA Team Champions (6)Men 1971-73-74-79, Women 1983-87
- NCAA Individual Winners (4)Steve Prefontaine (1970-71-73), Alberto Salazar (1978)
- All-AmericansMen 52 (since 1963), Women 30 (since 1979)
- Conference Champions*Team Men's 13 , Women Women's 11Individual Men's 9, Women's 8
- Regional Champions**Team Men's 13 , Women Women's 12Individual Men's 9, Women's 8
*since M-1969,W-1982**since M-1979,W-1975
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