Cross Country Teams Prepare for NCAA Championships
Nov. 20, 2002
NCAA Cross Country Championships Preview
The Duck men's and women's harriers wrap up their seasons Monday, competing in the NCAA Cross Country Championships' first visit to Terre Haute, Ind. For the men, it will be their 28th trip to nationals since their first in 1963, while the women have qualified 24 teams and individuals on three other occasions in Tom Heinonen's 28 years as head coach.
The No. 6-ranked UO men look to build off a 13th-place NCAA finish in 2001 and return six of last year's seven NCAA entries. Individually in last weekend's Western Regional qualifier, the top-10 trio of senior Jason Hartmann (second), redshirt sophomore Ryan Andrus (sixth) and junior Brett Holts (seventh) paced the men to runner-up honors behind No. 1 Stanford. Fourth-year men's head coach Martin Smith will take his third Duck unit to the NCAA finale after Oregon finished sixth in 1999 and 13th in 2001 - both higher than their pre-meet rankings of 12th and 14th, respectively. Women's individual qualifier and redshirt senior Carrie Zografos paced the No. 35 UO women with top-10 finishes in the Western Regional (sixth, and the top automatic individual qualifier), and Pac-10 Champs (eighth).
BREAKING DOWN THE FIELD
Each of Monday's races will feature 31 teams (18 automatic qualifiers - the top two from each of nine regionals nationwide, and 13 at-large selections) and a total of 255 individuals (including 36 automatic qualifiers - the top four individuals from each regional - and two at-large).
Likely Duck Entries
Men's Team Yr.-Exp. Hometown (Last School/HS)Shane Ahlers Fr.-HS Black Hawk, S.D. (Sturgis Brown)Ryan Andrus So.*-1L-TR Orem, Utah (Wisconsin/Mountain View)Jason Hartmann Sr.-3L Rockford, Mich. (RHS)Brett Holts Jr.-2L Bend (BHS)Eric Logsdon So.*-1L Canby (CHS)John Lucas Jr.*-2L Eagle Point (EPHS)Noel Paulson Jr.-1L Aumsville (Cascade)Will Viviani Fr.*-HS Arlington, Va. (Lawrenceville Academy/Yorktown)
Women's Individual Yr.-Exp. Hometown (Last School/HS)Carrie Zografos Sr.*-1L Portland, Ore. (Colorado/Central Catholic)
*indicates utilized redshirt season
Pronunciations: M - AYE-lers, ANN-druhs, HOLTS, LOGS-dun, PAUL-son. W - ZOE-graf-ohs, HIGH-nah-nen.
Team Captains: M-Hartmann. W-NA.
OREGON IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Duck men's distance tradition was founded in the 1950s by Olympians and NCAA champions Jim Bailey and Bill Dellinger (who subsequently never lost a harrier race as a collegian or post-collegian), but it wasn't until 1963 when legendary coach Bill Bowerman first sent his 'Men of Oregon' to their first collegiate cross country finale. That first squad finished second with 68 points behind San Jose State (53), one of 15 top-three UO finishes (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 has also won four during that span. 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 period (Washington State, seven). On the women's side, 28th-year head coach Tom Heinonen ranks second nationally (24) behind Wisconsin's Peter Tegan (25) for the most national cross country team appearances among active coaches (25) - a span that has included top-10 Duck NCAA/AIAW finishes on 18 occasions. Heinonen has coached 30 cross country All-Americans, and 53 distance-event All-Americans. Heinonen's first season as cross country coach in 1975 coincidentally marked the first-ever AIAW harrier championship, with the NCAA cross country championships following in 1981. The former Minnesota All-America distance runner Heinonen is also the only women's coach in NCAA history to have won multiple national titles in outdoor track and field (1985) and cross country (1983, '87), and he was honored as NCAA Coach of the Year following all three national championships.
A battle is brewing nationally on the men's front after Colorado edged Stanford by one point, 90-91, last fall for the NCAA team title. Stanford returns virtually all of last year's varsity talent, while Colorado may redshirt injured sophomore Dathan Ritzenhein (fourth as a frosh in '01, and a 13:27.77 5K'er in '02). 2000 NCAA champion Arkansas returns four All-Americans and joins Wisconsin as other title contenders. The men's individual chase could be one of the fastest ever with three of last year's top four back - 2001 champion Boaz Cheboiywo of Eastern Michigan, Jorge Torres (second) of Colorado, and Alistair Cragg (third) of Arkansas - not to mention 1999 NCAA champ David Kimani of Alabama, and Kenyan Kip Kangogo, a BYU sophomore who outkicked Cheboiywo earlier this year.
BYU has won three of the past team titles (2001, 1999 and 1997), and will fend off challenges from No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Colorado, No. 4 Wake Forest and No. 5 Notre Dame. Individual favorites include the Stanford trio of Lauren Fleshman (third last year, and a two-time NCAA outdoor 5K champion) and Cardinal sophomores Sara Bei and Alicia Craig, North Carolina's Shalane Flanagan, 2002 NCAA 10K track champ Kristen Price of N.C. State, Colorado's Molly Austin and Florida State's Vicky Gill.
SIZING UP THE DUCKS
With their only two losses this season to No. 1 Stanford, the Duck men are ranked sixth nationally in the ninth and final poll of the season - and have been top 10-ranked the entire season. Senior Jason Hartmann comes off West Regional runner-up honors last week and in 2000, while he took third in the Western Regional in 2001. In his other appearances this year, he finished fourth in the Pac-10 finale and 18th in the Roy Griak season opener. Redshirt sophomore Ryan Andrus stands as the team's most improved harrier, leading the team in the season opener in Minnesota, and ranking second on the squad and top six in the recent Pac-10 (fifth) and Western Regional (sixth) finales. Juniors Brett Holts and Eric Logsdon were top-25 placers in the Pac-10 Champs (12th/21st) and top-12 in the Western Regional (seventh/12th). Juniors John Lucas and Noel Paulson also scored top-20 Pac-10 finishes (17th/18th), and freshmen Will Viviani and Shane Ahlers have shared top newcomer honors. On the women's side, the West Region's highest individual NCAA qualifier, senior Carrie Zografos led the Ducks to a strong fifth-place regional finish, only nine points behind NCAA qualifier and fourth-place Washington. The Portland native and Central Catholic High School graduate has turned up the heat in the second half of the season with top-eight West Region (sixth) and Pac-10 (eighth) finishes after also leading the team in the Roy Griak Invite (18th) and Pre-Nationals race (53rd).
IN THE POLLS
The Duck men finished the year with a sixth-place national ranking this week after being tabbed fifth in the previous five polls (11/5, 10/22, 10/15, 10/8 & 10/1). They opened the year tied for ninth in the preseason poll, dropped to 10th in the first regular season poll(9/17), then climbed to ninth the following week (9/24). The Oregon women received their first votes of the year two polls ago (11/5, 37th) and ended the year ranked 35th nationally and fifth in the regional.
2001 NCAA FLASHBACK
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The No. 14-ranked Duck men capped the 2001 season with their best effort, finishing 13th with 389 points in the 31-team, 255-runner NCAA Championships. Jason Hartmann fell barely 10 seconds shy of his third All-America honor, finishing 50th overall in the 10K race (30:21). In his NCAA debut, redshirt senior Adam Bergquist opened the race in the top 80 overall, and moved up progressively during the race. Over the final kilometer, he surged yet again to net a 60th-place finish at the line (30:29). The Boulder, Colo., native capped a successful stretch run in the team's second spot, making his varsity debut at October's end in the Pac-10 Championships (11th), then replicated the placing at the Western Regional Championships nine days before the NCAA finale. The remainder of the Ducks' five entries also successfully weathered their NCAA initiation, and buoyed the squads' scoring. A scorer at every meet in 2001, Brett Holts made his first season appearance in the team's third spot (96th, 30:58), while John Lucas ran in the team's top four for the third time in five meets. Eric Logsdon (156th, 31:32) scored for the third time in four meets (156th, 31:32), and was followed by Noel Paulson (176th, 31:48), and redshirt freshman Ryan Andrus (236th, 33:13). The NCAA placing capped a season which saw the Ducks gather momentum in every race. After an 11th-place finish in the Roy Griak Invite at September's end, the squad improved to fifth in their pre-NCAA Furman Invitational section, and third in both the Pac-10 Championships and Western Regional. Overall in Monday's men's race, Eastern Michigan newcomer Boaz Cheboiywo escaped the field in the first kilometer en route to a comfortable 19-second victory over Colorado's Jorge Torres (second, 29:06), Arkansas' Alistair Cragg (third, 29:10) and Colorado's Dathan Ritzenhein (fourth, 29:11). Cheboiywo, who rocketed out to a 4:24 first mile, clocked an 8K split of 23:01 that was 28 seconds faster than his October mark at another Furman-hosted race (albeit on a slightly less challenging version). At the finish, the Kenyan transplant still showed little sign of recent hip and Achilles troubles, posting a seven-second course record over the previous mark held by former UCLA runner Mebrahtom Keflezighi, the NCAA victor on the same course in 1997. Team-wise, No. 1 Colorado relied on a late surge by its fourth and fifth runners to tie the closest win in meet history. Its 90 points narrowly separated itself from Stanford (second, 91), trailed by No. 3 Arkansas (third, 118), No. 8 Northern Arizona (fourth, 193) and No. 11 Wisconsin (fifth, 245). On the women's side, University of Arizona's Tara Chaplin relied on a similar winning strategy, pushing out to a 5:10 first mile and 20-meter lead on the field. North Carolina's Shalane Flanagan pursued and passed the Wildcat senior on a long gradual uphill stretch during the fourth kilometer, but Chaplin answered with a move on a subsequent downhill. She retook the lead soon after in the fifth kilometer, passing the nearly-expired Tar Heel sophomore who was left walking up a hill. Chaplin never looked back in the stretch finishing in 20:24, while Georgia Tech's Renee Metivier surged from the chase pack for second overall (20:31), ahead of Stanford's Lauren Fleshman (third, 20:35) and N.C. State's Kristin Price (fourth, 20:36). In contrast to the men's team contest, No. 2-ranked BYU was only four points away with from tying the biggest margin of victory ever, edging No. 5 N.C. State by 86 points (second, 148), No. 3 Georgetown (third, 180) and No. 23 Arizona (fourth, 194).
Ranking seventh on the squad in his last two varsity appearances, redshirt frosh Will Viviani (Arlington, Va.) paced Duck men's newcomers in September's Roy Griak Invite in Minnesota (128th, 25:55) and November's Pac-10 Championships (46th, 25:23). Last year he attended UO but trained on his own, and ran season bests of 3:56.52 (1,500), 8:33.83 (3K) and 15:03.67 (5K) in area meets unattached. In the season opener on Sept. 13 against 'B' squads from Portland and Portland State, true freshman Shane Ahlers (Black Hawk, S.D.) took second overall (4 miles, 24:44) to pace the Ducks, then led a 'B' squad again in the Beaver Classic in Corvallis on Oct. 23 (seventh, 18:39). As a prep senior, he was the state cross country and 3,200 champion in 2001-02, and was 14th in the 2001 Midwest Footlocker Regional. True frosh Collin Stark-Benz (Portland) was 15th in the 2001 Oregon state 4A harrier meet and third on the track in the 1,500 in 2002 to go along with a regular season 1,500 personal best of 3:57.14. Entering the year with a minor Achilles injury, redshirt freshman Erik Heinonen looms as another key addition for the future. A local product out of South High School in Eugene, he placed fifth in the 2000 FootLocker Cross Country Championships, the national prep championship. On the track as a prep senior in 2001, he paced the national prep list in the 10,000 (31:26.05), while his 5,000 best of 14:35.8 dates back to his junior season. At the state harrier level, he finished third as a senior, 21st as a junior, third as a sophomore and 30th as a freshman. He also competed in the U.S. Junior Cross Country Championships in 2001 (13th) and 1999 (21st). Leading a quintet of true freshmen for the Duck women, Nicole Feest (Lombard, Ill.) has scored in three of her five races this season after placing fourth last fall in the Illinois 2A state cross country meet (14:24). On the track she finished sixth in the state 3,200 as a junior (11:07.62), then lowered her best to 10:59.7 as a senior before a shin injury slowed her at the end of 2002. Other women's additions include Portland natives Krissy Sonniksen of Westview High School and Chelsea Manesh of Sunset High School who took 19th and 27th last fall in the 4A state cross country championships. Sabrina Turner (Corvallis) of Crescent Valley High School followed close behind (31st), and on the track finished fourth in her district meet in 2002 in the 800 and 1,500. Local product Eleanor Gordon (Eugene) from South High School ranked sixth among the 11 Ducks that competed in the Willamette Invite in early October, but was diagnosed two weeks later with a stress reaction. In the Beaver Classic (10/23), she finished second overall (second, 14:16) off limited practice the weeks prior, and seventh on the team in the Pac-10 Championships (58th, 23:13).
During the season, the Duck M&W tried to garner as many head-to-head regular season wins against other potential NCAA participants from across the nation to help their qualifying cause for the NCAA Championships. Although they avoided the at-large process with an automatic bid thanks to their second-place regional finish, the Duck men beat 12 squads in across the nation that made the NCAA field in their season opener, the Roy Griak Invite. Five of those wins came against automatic qualifiers (No. 3 Wisconsin, No. 7 Eastern Michigan, No. 12 Providence, No. 24 Iowa and No. 27 Minnesota), and seven vs. at-large selections (No. 10 BYU, No. 11 Central Michigan, No. 14 Weber State, No. 17 Ohio State, No. 28 Michigan State, No. 36 Texas and No. 37 Texas A&M). The only squad that beat the Ducks this season was No. 1 Stanford who won the Pac-10 finale and Western Regional with the Ducks finishing second in both. The Duck women fell just short of an at-large invite when regional third- and fourth-place finishers UCLA and Washington, were selected late in the at-large process. During the year, the Tom Heinonen's crew beat three NCAA qualifiers - Florida State (second in the South), Northwestern (second in the Midwest) and Ball State (fifth in the Great Lakes). The Duck women capitalized on the at-large system in 2000 after a fourth-place regional finish and previous regular season wins against five fellow NCAA qualifiers -- Marquette, North Carolina, South Florida, Wake Forest and Weber State.
LIFE IN A WESTERN TOWN
The Pacific-10 Conference qualified four, top-25 women's and two top-six-ranked men's teams for the NCAA Championships, and also respectable shots at both the M&W national and individual titles. Last season, the NCAA Western Regional and the 'Conference of Champions' again laid claim as the most prolific among the NCAA fields with 11 combined M&W teams. The NCAA men's results featured six regional and four Pac-10 teams (Stanford (second), Portland (seventh), Oregon (13th), Santa Barbara (17th), Arizona State (20th), and Arizona (21st), and the women's results featured five conference foes (Arizona (fourth), Stanford (fifth), Washington (14th), UCLA (21st) and Arizona State (23rd). In six of the past seven NCAA finales, the men's Western Regional has featured six or more All-Americans, and the 2000 & 2001 NCAA women's fields featured five conference schools, and six in 1999. Altogether in the past 11 NCAA Cross Country Championships, the Pac-10 has featured three team titles (2 men's, 1 women's), three team runners-up (2 men's, 1 women's) and five individual winners (3 men's, 2 women's).
DUCK MEN'S SEASON REVIEW
The Duck men returned six of last year's top seven from last year's 13th-place NCAA finishers -- a solid effort considering the 14th-ranked squad entered six NCAA rookies. In the recent Western Regional, the squad enjoyed their highest regional finish (second) under fourth-year head coach Martin Smith after a pair of fourth-place finishes in 1999 and 2000 and third place last season. The Ducks' runner-up league effort two weeks before was the second runner-up league finish in four seasons to go along with third-place efforts the other two seasons. Two-time All-American Jason Hartmann (Rockford, Mich.) is making his typical late-season charge and is trying to become the eighth Duck to win three or more All-America honors after missing the honor by 10 seconds last year (50th, 30:21). He has led the squad in 11 of his 13 races since his sophomore season, and was the Pac-10 Men's Newcomer of the Year as a frosh. On the track, he placed top-four in the NCAA 10K in 2001 (third) and 2002 (fourth). His lowered his 10K best in June's USA Championships (eighth, 28:48.76) and stands as the top collegiate returnee from the race in 2003, not to mention fifth all-time for the Ducks. Juniors John Lucas (Eagle Point) and Brett Holts (Bend) posted top-25 Pac-10 finishes both in 2001 (17th/21st), and 2000 (18th/19th), and scored in their 2001 NCAA debuts (117th/96th). On the track in 2002, Lucas was an NCAA provisional qualifier indoors in the 5,000 (14:16.40) and a Pac-10 10K entrant (13th). Holts was a Pac-10 scorer in the steeplechase (9:03.32), with all four of his season and career races sub-9:05 - including a best of 8:57.33 three seconds shy of the NCAA provisional mark. Junior Noel Paulson (Aumsville) was also a top-25 Pac-10 harrier finisher in 2000 (25th), and in 2001 his Pac-10 open race time in Arizona was the sixth-fastest of the eight Ducks on the course that day. Indoors in 2002, he ran an NCAA provisional mile of 4:04.31. Redshirt sophomore Eric Logsdon (Canby) scored in three of his final four harrier races of 2001, including his Regional (41st) and NCAA (156th) debuts. On the track in May, he ran an NCAA provisional best of 14:04.85 with only one shoe the last mile in the Cardinal Invite, and later scored fourth in the Pac-10 5K track finale. Redshirt sophomore Ryan Andrus (Orem, Utah) figured as the team's third finisher in three meets in 2001, including top-30 Pac-10 and Western Regional finishes (23rd/27th). On the track, he owns 1,500/5K bests of 3:46.5/14:11 as a freshman at Wisconsin in the spring of 1998. The only loss from last year's harrier top seven is Adam Bergquist, the squad's second finisher in all three championships races -- (11th at Pac-10 and Regionals, 60th at NCAAs). Seth Pilkington (Roy, Utah), a freshman on the 2001 squad and sixth in the 2000 Foot Locker Championships as a prep senior, began a two-year religious mission this fall. Redshirt freshman Erik Heinonen, one place better (fifth) than Pilkington in the prep 2000 Footlocker Champs and the fastest 10K prep in 2001 (31:26.05), is catching up to speed after a summer Achilles injury.
DUCK WOMEN'S SEASON REVIEW
Redshirt senior Carrie Zografos (Portland) led the squad in all four of her races this season and became Oregon's highest regional finisher since three-time All-American Marie Davis placed fourth in 1998. On the track last spring, she led the team in the 1,500 with a Pac-10 qualifier that was 12 seconds better than her preseason best (4:26.98), and made an ever bigger splash over the barriers. In her season steeplechase debut vs. Washington, she missed the NCAA provisional mark by barely two seconds with her school record (10:42.02), and later added fifth in the Pac-10 finale. Junior Laura Harmon (Vancouver, Wash.) has led the squad twice in her career, and this season has provided solid support in the second slot with best-ever Pac-10 (19th) and Regional (24th) efforts. On the track in 2002, she led the team in the 5K (17:12.04) and ranked second in the 1,500 (4:29.49) with Pac-10 qualifiers in both. Redshirt junior Eri Macdonald (Honolulu, Hawai'i) capped 2002 at Regionals with arguably her best-ever harrier effort (26th). She scored in all five of her races this fall to raise her career tally to 18 in 20 appearances, including NCAA finales in 1999 and 2000. Outdoors on the track in 2002, she missed an NCAA invite in the 800 by .04 seconds with her personal best (2:06.37) and made her second appearance in the Pac-10 final. Junior Magdalena Sandoval (Los Alamos, N.M.) overcame a slight hamstring injury midseason to still score top-four team finishes in all four of her races, including a best-ever regional effort (30th). Senior Erinn Gulbrandsen (Chico, Calif.) scored for the squad in four of five races, including a best-ever 47th regional placing in '02. Redshirt sophomore Alicia Snyder-Carlson (Kihei, Hawai'i) continues to mature as a distance runner and had one scoring effort this season and ran top seven in three other races. On the track, she was the only athlete to qualify for the Pac-10 meet in the 400 hurdles (61.51) and steeplechase (11:07.85), and ranked first and second, respectively, on the team. Junior Annette Mosey (Wilsonville) redshirted this season, while studying in Spain after scoring in five of her six races last fall. On the track in 2002 ranked second and third on the squad, respectively, in the 800 (2:10.55) and 1,500 (4:35.78). Freshman Sara Schaaf (Klamath Falls) did not compete this fall after switching to the Ducks' long sprint/middle distance corps. She scored once in 2001 for the varsity harrier unit before missing the regional finale because of a stress fracture.
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) -- as Arkansas and Providence's Keith Kelly won the team and individual crowns, respectively. The Duck women took 28th, and Kara Wheeler and her Colorado teammates swept the individual and team titles. UO entries included Hanna Smedstad (35th), Rhiannon Glenn (123rd), Erinn Gulbrandsen (163rd), Eri Macdonald (176th), Katie Crabb (180th), Laura Harmon (202nd), and Carrie Zografos (304th). The Duck men did not qualify after a fourth-place regional finish and an aberration of the qualifying system after defeating 19 of the 31 national qualifiers during the season.
1999 NCAA REVIEW
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (11/22/99) -- In their first NCAA appearance as a team under Duck men's mentor Martin Smith, the Ducks 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 placing 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 in 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.
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 in the NCAA Championships - the most recent being Steve Fein (third in '99). The list of Oregon greats includes such legends as NCAA harrier champions 'Pre' (1970-71-73) and Alberto Salazar (1978) and fellow American track record holders Rudy Chapa and Matt Centrowitz. On the women's side, Oregon has qualified as a team in 24 of 28 NCAA meets since 1975, and has finished in the top 10 in 18 appearances. Duck women have garnered 30 All-America honors and have featured such greats as Marie Davis, Melody Fairchild, Kathy Hayes, Lisa Ondieki, and Annette Peters.
AT THE HELM
On the women's side, 28th-year head coach Tom Heinonen has been honored as NCAA Coach of the Year for each of Oregon's NCAA one track and field team and two cross country team titles, and has directed the Ducks to the collegiate harrier finale 24 times, including 18 top-10 NCAA finishes. 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 17 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. In his fourth 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 harrier finish -- its 24th top-10 national placing. Altogether in track and field and cross country since his arrival in 1998, the Ducks have garnered 20 All-America honors individually, and ninth-place NCAA track finishes outdoors in 2001 and indoors in 2002. In return, Smith was tabbed Pac-10 and West Region Men's Track Coach of the Year in 2002. 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.
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 in larger meets such as the NCAA Championships are much higher because of the larger number of teams on hand (i.e. 50-100+ points). In 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).
COMING INTO HIS OWN
Senior Jason Hartmann is on pace to cap an impressive harrier career this fall. A two-time All-American in both cross country and track and field, he returns as one of the league's top harriers after runner-up regional and Pac-10 finishes in 2000 and third- and sixth-place efforts in 2001, respectively. However, last year's track season further cemented his place among the nation's top distance runners. The Rockford, Mich., native was one of the most-raced distance runners in 2002, racing 48K (29.8 miles) in 4 meets -- including three 10K's, one 5K and one 3K in a seven-week span in May and June. He opened the year with a personal best in the Stanford Invitational 10K in March (28:51.00), was slowed by a minor injury in April, then returned to duty in May's Oregon Twilight (3K, second, 8:20.02). During the championship season, he was one of only two league members to score in the Pac-10 5K (fifth) and 10K (second), then passed three runners in the final lap of a hot and humid NCAA 10K for his second top-four honor (fourth). In the USA Championships later in June, he raised the bar again when most collegians had already peaked. He ran among a crowded pack contesting third place for the first five miles, before coming away with an eighth-place finish and second among collegians. At the finish line, he added yet another personal best (28:46.76) that ranks him fifth in school history and stands as the top collegiate returnee for the 2003 edition. He made his debut on the national track spotlight in Eugene in 2001 with his third-place NCAA 10K finish (as he outkicked three runners in the final lap) - one of seven races and six home meets at the fabled facility (2000-2 races/2 meets; 2001-4 races/3 meets; 2002-1 race/1 meet). His personal bests follow - 3K (8:09.79), 5K (14:05.72), 10K (28:46.76) - and here's a quick rundown of his career so far:
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 40th-50th range on the men's side, and 35th-40th on the women's side.
PAC-10 HONOR ROLL
Barely two weeks after the 2001 NCAA Cross Country Championships, Arizona's Tara Chaplin and Stanford's Donald Sage were named Pacific-10 Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Year after their first- and seventh-place NCAA finishes. Arizona State's J.J. Duke and Stanford's Sara Bei claimed M&W Newcomer of the Year honors, and Stanford's Vin Lananna and Arizona's Dave Murray were named M&W Coaches of the Year. Honors were decided by a vote of conference cross country coaches.
Men's head coach Martin Smith's impact on two of the past four NCAA races have carried beyond the Ducks' top-15 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).
2002 Duck Cross Country Year in Review
NCAA Western Regional Championships, Stanford, Calif. (11/16)
The Duck men narrowed the gap between themselves and No. 1 Stanford (first, 21) from two weeks before, and finished second with 43 points in the NCAA Western Regional Championships, held at the Stanford Golf Course. The then-No. 5 Duck men placed three finishers in the top seven and all five scorers in the top 20 overall. Senior Jason Hartmann led the squad for the second time in as many meets, taking second overall (30:18) as Stanford's Donald Sage passed him in the final mile to win in 30:13. Duck redshirt sophomore Ryan Andrus and redshirt junior Brett Holts followed with their best ever regional finishes - sixth (30:37) and seventh (30:41), respectively. Also scoring their best-ever regional efforts, redshirt sophomore Eric Logsdon (12th, 30:49) and redshirt junior John Lucas (16th, 31:00) also broke the regional top 20 for the first time in their careers. Other Duck finishers included junior Noel Paulson (31st, 31:48) and freshman Shane Ahlers (95th, 33:20). Hartmann's effort matched his best-ever finish of second as a sophomore in 2000, while last year he finished third. As a team, the Ducks' runner-up regional finish was their highest under fourth-year cross country head coach Martin Smith who led young units to fourth-place placings in 1999 and 2000, and third in 2001. Overall in the men's race, No. 1 Stanford split the top nine places with the Ducks and ended with 21 points to edge Oregon. Taking third with 115 points, the Mustangs of Cal Poly led candidates vying for NCAA at-large berths, ahead of Portland (fourth, 120), No. 22 Arizona State (fifth, 125) and No. 40 Washington (sixth, 170) in the 23-team field. The Duck women stood as arguably the West Coast's most improved team and came up just short of a 25th NCAA trip after a fifth-place regional finish. Redshirt senior Carrie Zografos, paced the squad and earned an automatic NCAA individual bid with her sixth-place finish (6K 21:26). The Portland native passed the mile mark in 12th place, and just over a mile later, moved up to sixth place as she charged up a long steep grade. After cresting the top, she maintained her place in the final mile to the finish. Her effort was an improvement by 91 places from her 2001 regional placing (97th) when she competed ill, while she took 83rd as a sophomore in 2000 after transferring from Colorado. In her last eight races for the Ducks, she has paced the team seven times. In her wake, juniors Laura Harmon (24th, 22:15), Eri Macdonald (26th, 22:20) and Magdalena Sandoval (30th, 22:30) all had their best regional efforts by at least 20 places each. Senior Erinn Gulbrandsen (47th, 22:55) wrapped up scoring, followed by freshman Nicole Feest (67th, 23:24) and redshirt sophomore Alicia Snyder-Carlson (72nd, 23:33). Overall, No. 2 Stanford easily claimed the team crown (first, 24), ahead of No. 17 Arizona State (second, 70), No. 23 UCLA (third, 82), No. 21 Washington (fourth, 120), No. 37 Oregon (fifth, 129) and Idaho (sixth, 227) in the 28-team women's field.
Pacific-10 Championships, Pasadena, Calif. (11/2)
In the 34th edition of the men's Pacific 10 (formerly Pac-8) Championships, the Ducks nabbed second place in the race's first visit to UCLA's Brookside Golf Course, and split the top nine places with No. 1 Stanford against a field that featured four, top-40 teams. Senior Jason Hartmann and redshirt sophomore Ryan Andrus (fifth, 23:43) became the first Duck pair since 1995 to score top-five finishes when Karl Keska won the league title and Matthew Davis followed in fourth place. Andrus' effort was particularly impressive as the Orem, Utah native improved upon a 23rd-place finish last season as the team's fifth runner in the ASU-hosted meet. Junior Brett Holts stepped up with his best conference finish (12th, 24:08), ahead of juniors John Lucas (17th, 24:29) and Noel Paulson (18th, 24:34), redshirt sophomore Eric Logsdon (21st, 24:41) and redshirt freshman Will Viviani (46th, 25:23). No. 1 Stanford took full advantage of a new rule that allowed a maximum of 10 entries per team. Senior Grant Robison defended his title (23:27) en route to a 1-2-3 Stanford sweep that included juniors Ian Dobson (second, 23:30) and Donald Sage (third, 23:36), while altogether the Cardinal claimed seven of the top nine places and nine of the top 15 overall. Trailing the Ducks (second with 51 points), No. 25 Arizona State (third, 85) edged No. 35 Washington (fourth, 114), Washington State (fifth, 165), California (sixth, 166), Arizona (seventh, 176) and UCLA (eighth, 183). The Ducks' runner-up finish also marked Oregon's fifth top-two conference finish in the past seven years, and second in Martin Smith's four-year tenure (with third-place efforts the other two seasons). In the 17th women's edition of the Pacific-10 Conference Championships, the Ducks showed marked improvement from 2001 with two runners in the top 20 and two others in the top 40 - in comparison, the 2001 race featured only two Ducks in the top 40 overall. Redshirt senior Carrie Zografos enjoyed a breakthrough eighth-place finish in the 6K chase (21:03) - tying Hanna Smedstad (2000) for the Ducks' highest placing since Marie Davis took fifth in 1998. Looking back at past league finales, the Portland, Ore., native and Central Catholic High School graduate finished 35th last year and 44th in 2000. Junior Laura Harmon was close behind with a Pac-10 best of her own (19th, 21:25), ahead of junior Magdalena Sandoval (36th, 22:13), senior Erinn Gulbrandsen (40th, 22:22), redshirt junior Eri Macdonald (44th, 22:36) and freshmen Nicole Feest (54th, 23:00) and Eleanor Gordon (58th, 23:13). Oregon's other entrant, redshirt junior Alicia Snyder-Carlson, was injured in a fall in the opening 200 meters of the race, and received a deep gash in her arm after being spiked by another runner. The Duck women's finish also marked the final conference harrier finale for Tom Heinonen in his 28th year as head coach. During his career, the six-time Pac-10 Cross Country Coach of the Year has led the Ducks to wins in seven of the 17 Pac-10 Championships ever held - second-most among any league team - and Duck individuals have claimed a conference-best eight individual crowns. Overall in the women's race, No. 2 Stanford took four of the top five individual spots and scored 23 points, edging No. 17 Arizona State (second, 59), No. 25 Washington (third, 79), No. 19 UCLA (fourth, 86), Oregon (fifth, 134), Washington State (sixth, 197), USC (seventh, 202), California (eighth, 208) and Arizona (ninth, 242).
Pre-Nationals, Terre Haute, Ind., (10/19/02)
In a preview of the NCAA Championships course, the Duck women finished 18th with 503 points in the 37-team white race that featured 15 top-40 teams. Oregon edged two top-40 teams, No. 31 Florida State (19th, 505) and No. 37 Idaho (24th, 552), while No. 2 Stanford won the team title over then-No. 26 Wake Forest (second, 165) and No. 6 N.C. State (third, 199). Redshirt senior Carrie Zografos led the Ducks (53rd, 21:35), followed by juniors Laura Harmon (63rd, 21:41), Eri Macdonald (112th, 22:09) and Magdalena Sandoval (122nd, 22:14), senior Erinn Gulbrandsen (153rd, 22:30), redshirt junior Alicia Snyder-Carlson (191st, 23:02) and freshman Nicole Feest (19th, 23:07). The Duck scorers ran in close proximity early with the top three only two seconds apart at the 3K midway point - Harmon (10:46), Zografos (10:47), Sandoval (10:49) - with Macdonald (10:57) and Gulbrandsen (11:03) close behind. In the second half on an nearly identical section of the LaVern Gibson Championships Course, Zografos came back to run only a second slower (10:48), while Harmon and Macdonald were only five and 15 seconds slower, respectively. Overall, Florida State's Vicky Gill (first, 19:55) pulled away in the final 500 meters from Stanford's Alicia Craig (second, 20:03) and Sara Bei (third, 20:13). In the other women's race, No. 1 BYU easily won the blue section with 55 points, outdistancing No. 4 Colorado (second, 143) and No. 5 Georgetown (third, 175) in a field featuring 14 top-40 teams. North Carolina's Shalane Flanagan pulled away from the field early and held on to win by 12 seconds (19:57), over Yale's Kate O'Neill (second, 20:09) and Colorado's Molly Austin (third, 20:13). On the men's side, No. 1 Stanford validated its ranking with an easy win in the blue race, putting its top five in the top 10 overall and finishing with 27 points. No. 4 Northern Arizona followed in second place with 92 points, ahead of No. 10 BYU (third, 171) and No. 17 Indiana (fourth, 237) in a field featuring 31 top-40 teams. In the men's white race, No. 3 Colorado (first, 87 points) edged No. 16 Iona (second, 125) and No. 19 Central Michigan (third, 148) in a field featuring 31 top-40 squads. The Buffaloes featured the top three finishers - senior Jorge Torres (23:35) who broke away at the midway point - and senior teammates Steve Slattery (second, 23:55) and Ed Torres (third, 23:58).
Roy Griak Invitational, St. Paul, Minn. (9/28/02)
In their varsity season opener, the Duck men joined the women in the annual Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota, and held on the Les Bolstad Golf Course. The then-No. 10 Men of Oregon won the team title with 96 points, edging then-No. 12 Eastern Michigan by nine points. Sophomore Ryan Andrus (eighth, 24:41.3) led a tight 14-second top five split that also included junior Brett Holts (16th, 24:47.8), All-America senior Jason Hartmann (19th, 24:49.1), junior John Lucas (21st, 24:49.5), and sophomore Eric Logsdon (32nd, 24:55.2). Other Duck finishers included junior Noel Paulson (88th, 25:30.4) and redshirt frosh Will Viviani (128th, 25:55). Individually, BYU sophomore Kip Kangogo upset defending NCAA individual champion Boaz Cheboiywo of Eastern Michigan, covering the 8-kilometer course in 23 minutes, 38.9 seconds. The Oregon women claimed eighth in the 22-team race with 229 points and defeated two teams ranked ahead of them in the prior national poll, host Minnesota, and Pac-10 foe Arizona. Senior Carrie Zografos paced the Oregon women, moving up from 24th midway through the 6K race to finish 18th, (21:40.8). Other Duck scorers included juniors Magdalena Sandoval (36th, 22:02.0), Laura Harmon (45th, 22:11.7), Eri Macdonald (61st, 22:28.9), and freshman Nicole Feest (83rd, 22:53.7). Other Duck finishers included senior Erinn Gulbrandsen (113th, 23:18.9), and junior Alicia Snyder-Carlson (132nd, 23:37.8). Overall, Michigan State won the team title with 72 points, and was led by individual champion Michelle Carson (6K, 20:41.6).
Duck Men's NCAA History
UO Men's Individuals in NCAA Championships
2001: 50-Jason Hartmann, 60-Adam Bergquist, 96-Brett Holts, 117-John Lucas, 156-Eric Logsdon, 176-Noel Paulson, 236-Ryan Andrus
2000: 35-Jason Hartmann, 65-Michael Kasahun
1999: 3-Steve Fein, 34-Andrew Bliss, 37-Jason Hartmann, 107-Michael Kasahun, 203-Lincoln Nehring, 210-Tom Becker
1998: 18-Steve Fein, 45-Matthew Davis, 48-Andrew Bliss, 90-Rob Aubrey, 92-Micah Davis, 133-Oliver Wirz, 140-Greg James
1997: 27-Daniel Das Neves, 49-Rob Aubrey, 86-Micah Davis, 87-Konrad Knutsen, 96-Ross Dammann, 99-Andrew Bliss, 135-Greg James
1996: 5-Matthew Davis, 18-Oliver Wirz, 34-Karl Keska, 51-Daniel Das Neves, 57-Greg James, 61-Konrad Knutsen, 96-Nick Rogers
1995: 15-Matthew Davis, 34-Karl Keska, 40-Rick Cantwell, 41-David Gurry, 165-Tracy Hollister
1994: 31-Matthew Davis
1993: 59-Tracy Hollister, 74-Karl Keska, 77-Rick Cantwell, 94-John Dimoff, 124-Jason Humble, 181-Scott Nicholas, 182-Chad Schacht
1992: 42-Karl Keska, 48-Rick Mestler, 87-John Dimoff, 95-Tim Julian, 109-Colden Baxter, 122-Jason Humble, 179-Tracy Hollister
1990: 16-Pat Haller, 47-Colin Dalton, 50-Shannon Lemora, 71-Andy Maris, 110-Colden Baxter, 128-Tye Van Schoiack, 151-Rick Mestler
1989: 8-Brad Hudson, 16-Peter Fonseca, 17-Pat Haller, 27-Terrance Mahon, 44-Danny Lopez, 48-Steve Richards, 73-Eric Peterson
1988: 31-Colin Dalton, 50-Brad Hudson, 69-Robin Card, 76-Steve Richards, 90-Danny Lopez, 99-Peter Fonseca, 146-Andy Libert
1987: 86-Chad Bennion
1986: 1-Dub Myers, 43-Rick Bergesen, 49-Harold Kuphaldt, 64-Will Kimball, 66-Chad Bennion, 165-Matt McGuirk
1983: 5-Jim Hill, 24-Brad Simpson, 36-Mike Blackmore, 69-Chris Hamilton, 80-Matt McGuirk, 107-Dan Nelson, 129-Harold Kuphaldt
1982: 32-Jim Hill, 43-Brad Simpson, 81-John Zishka, 96-Matt McGuirk, 110-Greg Erwin, 118-Harold Kuphaldt, 124-Vance Blow
1981: 44-Bill McChesney
1980: 83-Greg Erwin, 98-Jim Hill, 112-Grayden Pihlaja, 171-Mike Friton, 175-Brad Simpson, 204-Mike Blackmore, 223-Richard Kermode
1979: 2-Alberto Salazar, 10-Rudy Chapa, 24-Don Clary, 40-Ken Martin, 43-Bill McChesney, 84-Jeff Nelson, 154-Greg Erwin
1978: 1-Alberto Salazar, 7-Don Clary, 14-Rudy Chapa, 22-Ken Martin, 52-Bill McChesney, 68-Art Boileau
1977: 9-Alberto Salazar, 12-Don Clary, 27-Rudy Chapa, 28-Bill McChesney, 63-Matt Centrowitz, 114-Bruce Nelson, 137-Art Boileau
1976: 9-Rudy Chapa, 16-Terry Williams, 29-Dave Taylor, 51-Matt Centrowitz, 55-Don Clary
1975: 4-Terry Williams, 32-Dave Taylor, 67-Gary Barger, 173-Peter Spir, 175-Matt Centrowitz
1974: 4-Paul Geis, 5-Dave Taylor, 6-Terry Williams, 25-Gary Barger, 62-Lars Kaupang, 161-Bob Hensley
1973: 1-Steve Prefontaine, 22-Terry Williams, 30-Dave Taylor, 33-Randy James, 50-Gary Barger
1972: 14-Randy James, 36-Rich Ritchie, 54-Pat Tyson, 65-Gary Barger, 79-Robert Grubbs, 106-Knut Kvalheim
1971: 1-Steve Prefontaine, 19-Randy James, 33-Pat Tyson, 35-Mike Long, 48-Rich Ritchie
1970: 1-Steve Prefontaine, 26-Steve Savage, 30-Rick Ritchie, 38-Randy James, 46-Mark Savage
1969: 3-Steve Prefontaine, 15-Mike McClendon, 27-Roscoe Divine, 64-Tom Morrow, 82-Terry Dooley
1965: 29-Ken Moore, 54-Dave Wilborn, 55-Brian Clarke, 79-Bruce Mortensen
1964: 19-Ken Moore, 20-Don Scott, 25-Dan Tonn, 27-Bruce Mortenson, 51-Bob Williams
1963: 11-Clayton Steinke, 14-Ken Moore, 23-Mike Lahner, 26-Dan Tonn, 28-Keith Forman, 64-Archie San Romani, 72-Bruce Mortenson
UO NCAA Men's Team Results
2001: 1. Colorado 90, 2. Stanford 91 . . . 13. OREGON 3892000: 1. Arkansas 83, 2. Colorado 941999: 1. Arkansas 58, 2. Wisconsin 185 . . . 6. OREGON 3061998: 1. Arkansas 97, 2. Stanford 114 . . . 5. OREGON 2331997: 1. Stanford 53, 2. Arkansas 56 . . . 8. OREGON 2661996: 1. Stanford 46, 2. Arkansas 74, 3. OREGON 1401995: 1. Arkansas 100, 2. Northern Arizona 142 . . . 7. OREGON 2281994: 1. Iowa State 65, 2. Colorado 881993: 1. Arkansas 31, 2. Brigham Young 153 . . . .15. OREGON 3231992: 1. Arkansas 46, 2. Wisconsin 87 . . . .8. OREGON 3761991: 1. Arkansas 52, 2. Iowa State 1141990: 1. Arkansas 68, 2. Iowa State 96 . . . 5. OREGON 2011989: 1. Iowa State 54, 2. OREGON 721988: 1. Wisconsin 105, 2. No. Arizona 160 . . . 7. OREGON 2331987: 1. Arkansas 87, 2. Dartmouth 1191986: 1. Arkansas 69, 2. Dartmouth 141 . . . 4. OREGON 1851985: 1. Wisconsin 67, 2. Arkansas 1041984: 1. Arkansas 101, 2. Arizona 1111983: 1. Texas-El Paso 108, 2. Wisconsin 164, 3. OREGON 1711982: 1. Wisconsin 59, 2. Providence 138 . . . 10. OREGON1981: 1. UTEP 17, 2. Providence 1091980: 1. Texas-El Paso 58, 2. Arkansas 152 . . . 20. OREGON 4621979: 1. Texas-El Paso 86, 2. OREGON 931978: 1. Texas-El Paso 56, 2. OREGON 721977: 1. OREGON 100, 2. Texas-El Paso 1051976: 1. Texas-El Paso 62, 2. OREGON 1171975: 1. Texas-El Paso 88, 2. Wash. St. 92 . . . 11. OREGON 3191974: 1. OREGON 77, 2. Western Kentucky 1101973: 1. OREGON 89, 2. Texas-El Paso 1571972: 1. Tennessee 134, 2. East Tenn. State 148, 3. OREGON 1581971: 1. OREGON 83, 2. Washington State 1221970: 1. Villanova 85, 2. OREGON 861969: 1. Texas-El Paso 74, 2. Villanova 88, 3. OREGON 1111968: 1. Villanova 78, 2. Stanford 1001967: 1. Villanova 91, 2. Air Force 961966: 1. Villanova 79, 2. Kansas State 1551965: 1. W. Michigan 81, 2. Northwestern 114 . . . 8. OREGON 2291964: 1. W. Michigan 86, 2. OREGON 1661963: 1. San Jose State 53, 2. OREGON 681962: 1. San Jose State 58, 2. Villanova 691961: 1. Oregon State 68, 2. San Jose State 821960: 1. Houston 54, 2. Michigan State 801959: 1. Michigan State 44, 2. Houston 1201958: 1. Michigan State 79, 2. Western Michigan 1041957: 1. Notre Dame 121, 2. Michigan State 1271956: 1. Michigan State 28, 2. Kansas 881955: 1. Michigan State 46, 2. Kansas 681954: 1. Oklahoma State 61, 2. Syracuse 1181953: 1. Kansas 70, 2. Indiana 821952: 1. Michigan State 65, 2. Indiana 681951: 1. Syracuse 80, 2. Kansas 1181950: 1. Penn State 53, 2. Michigan State 551949: 1. Michigan State 59, 2. Syracuse 721948: 1. Michigan State 41, 2. Wisconsin 691947: 1. Penn State 60, 2. Syracuse 721946: 1. Drake 42, 2. New York 981945: 1. Drake 50, 2. Notre Dame 651944: 1. Drake 25, 2. Notre Dame 641943: Not held1942: 1t. Indiana 57, 1t, Penn State 571941: 1. Rhode Island 83, 2. Penn State 1101940: 1. Indiana 65, 2. Eastern Michigan 681939: 1. Michigan State 54, 2. Wisconsin 571938: 1. Indiana 51, 2. Notre Dame 61
Duck Women's NCAA History
UO Women's Individuals in NCAA/AIAW Championships
2000: 64-Hanna Smedstad; 153-Rhiannon Glenn; 176-Katie Crabb; 194-Eri Macdonald; 196-Laura Harmon; 220-Carrie Zografos; 240-Erinn Gulbrandsen
1999: 65-Amy Nickerson; 84-Rhiannon Glenn; 101-Tara Struyk; 114-Katie Crabb; 226-Eri Macdonald; 237-Lisa Jansen; 239-Erinn Gulbrandsen
1998: 9-*Marie Davis; 90-Heather McMahon; 99-Katie Crabb; 144-Annie Ebiner; 148-Liz Howell; 183-Robyn Sutherland; 236-Kylee Wells
1997: 9-*Marie Davis; 34*-Milena Glusac; 83-Annie Ebiner; 85-Kaarin Knudson; 102-Liz Howell; 108-Heather McMahon; 137-Kylee Wells
1996: 18-*Marie Davis
1995: 9-*Melody Fairchild; 15-*Jenna Carlson; 41-Milena Glusac; 59-Marie Davis; 77-Rosy Gardner; 150-Niamh Zwagerman; 175-Kaarin Knudson
1994: 33-*Milena Glusac; 72-Niamh Zwagerman; 112-Melody Fairchild; 117-Rosy Gardner; 125- Liz Howell; 159-Christie Engesser; 170-Kaarin Knudson
1993: 12-*Milena Glusac; 23-*Jenna Carlson; 71-Melody Fairchild; 83-Niamh Zwagerman; 127-Joni Wareham; 170-Christie Engesser; 181-Jen Doyle
1992: 61-Heidi Van Borkulo; 79-Erika Klein; 80-Jenna Carlson; 127-Niamh Zwagerman; 136-Jill Callero; 161-Joni Wareham
1991: 3-*Lisa Karnopp; 8-*Lucy Nusrala; 49-Carol Holmen; 77-Nicole Woodward; 121-Sally Maier; 132-Jill Callero; 179-Jenna Carlson
1990: 26-*Stephanie Wessell; 32-*Liz Wilson; 64-Lucy Nusrala; 66-Nicole Woodward; 102-Lisa Karnopp; 121-Carol Holmen; 140-Erika Klein
1989: 58-Stephanie Wessell
1988: 10-*Penny Graves; 17-*Liz Wilson; 42-Stephanie Wessell; 60-Kathy Tracy, 71-Lise Johansen; 93-Karen Rayle; 102-Francie Faure
1987: 5-*Annette Hand; 12-*Penny Graves; 15-*Liz Wilson; 35-Lisa Johnson; 73-Karen Rayle; 82-Deanna Schiedler; 115-Libby Tyson
1986: 13-*Penny Graves; 37-Lisa Johnson; 39-Liz Wilson; 78-Deanna Schiedler; 83-Libby Tyson; 103-Susan Long; 114-Birgit Petersen
1985: 60-Birgit Petersen; 61-Kim Roth; 73-Brenda Bushnell; 85-Deanna Schiedler; 88-Cathy Schiro; 123-Jeanie Higinbotham; DNC-Penny Graves
1984: 12-*Kathy Hayes; 13-*Leann Warren; 16-*Kim Roth; 60-Ranza Clark; 65-Claudette Groenendaal; 66-Gretchen Nelson; 73-Lisa Johnson
1983: 3-*Kathy Hayes; 17-*Lisa Martin; 27-*Kim Roth; 41-Kim Ryan; 52-Gretchen Nelson; 63-Claudette Groenedaal; 72-Birgit Petersen
1982: 15-*Eryn Forbes; 39-Kathy Hayes; 41-Kim Roth; 48-Rosa Gutierrez; 66-Lisa Martin; 94-Allison Snow; 101-Claudette Groenendaal
1981: 2-*Leann Warren; 13-*Eryn Forbes; 16-*Kathy Hayes; 22-Lisa Martin; 58-Rosa Gutierrez; 67-Claudette Groenendaal; 88-Ranza Clark
1980: 35-Eryn Forbes; 39-Robin Baker; 60-Joan Hopfenspirger; 81-Lisa O'Dea (Martin); 107-Leann Warren; 117-Tina Francario; 133-Susie Niedermeyer
1979: 9-*Jody Parker; 28-Cheri Williams; 32-Molly Morton; 39-Eryn Forbes; 40-Ellen Schmidt; 58-Katy Mountain; 140-Leann Warren
1978: 32-Cheri Williams; 35-Ellen Schmidt; 48-Robin Baker; 88-Katy Mountain; 113-Lori Alzner; 148-Jody Parker; 196-Molly Morton
1977: 31-Heather Tolford; 47-Debbie Richie; 72-Ellen Schmidt; 74-Kim Conner-Spir; 88-Molly Morton; 135-Katy Mountain; 161-Char Marino
1976: 32-Debbie Roth; 33-Ellen Schmidt; 54-Katy Mountain; 82-Kim Conner-Spir; 99-Kori Hasselblad; 123-Jenifer Bates
1975: 20-Kim Conner; 30-Dala Ramsey; 38-Nancy Alleman; 42-Marie Williams; 65-Cindi Eckersley; 99-Deliene Wikoff; 102-Jenifer Bates
1974: 4-Maryl Barker (AIAW Invitational)
**The NCAA Championships began in 1981. ***The AIAW Championships was conducted from 1975-1980.
UO NCAA/AIAW Women's Team Results
2001: 1. BYU 62, N.C. State 1482000: 1. Colorado 117, BYU 167 . . . 28. OREGON 6191999: 1. BYU 72, 2. Arkansas 125 . . . 19. OREGON 4601998: 1. Villanova 106, 2. BYU 110 . . . 12. OREGON 3841997: 1. BYU 100, 2. Stanford 102 . . . 8. OREGON 2341996: 1. Stanford 101, 2. Villanova 1061995: 1. Providence 88, 2. Colorado 123 . . . 5. OREGON 1741994: 1. Villanova 75, 2. Michigan 108 . . . 13. OREGON 3491993: 1. Villanova 66, 2. Arkansas 71 . . . 8. OREGON 2381992: 1. Villanova 123, 2. Arkansas 130 . . . 15. OREGON 3721991: 1. Villanova 85, 2. Arkansas 168 . . . 5. OREGON1911990: 1. Villanova 82, 2. Providence 172 . . . 5. OREGON 2211989: 1. Villanova 99, 2. Kentucky 1681988: 1. Kentucky 75, 2. OREGON 1281987: 1. OREGON 98, 2. NC State 1011986: 1. Texas 62, 2. Wisconsin 64 . . . 4. OREGON 1671985: 1. Wisconsin 58, 2. Iowa State 98 . . . 11. OREGON 2641984: 1. Wisconsin 63, 2. Stanford 89 . . . 4. OREGON 1191983: 1. OREGON 95, 2. Stanford 981982: 1. Virginia 40, 2. Stanford 91, 3. OREGON 1551981: 1. Virginia 36, 2. OREGON 83*1980: 1. NC State 76, 2. Arizona 133 . . . 5. OREGON 251*1979: 1. NC State 108, 2. OREGON 120*1978: 1. Iowa State 119, 2. NC State 142 . . . 5. OREGON 178*1977: 1. Iowa State 92, 2. Penn State 116 . . . 6. OREGON 218*1976: 1. Iowa State 62, 2. CS Northridge 110 . . . 7. OREGON 300*1975: 1. Iowa State 96, 2. Penn State 104 . . . 116, 4. OREGON 143
**The NCAA Championships began in 1981. ***The AIAW Championships were conducted from 1975-1980.
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