EUGENE, Oregon – No.1-ranked Oregon monitor workforce collected a trio of USTFCCCA regional accolades on Thursday with head coach honors Robert johnson, affiliate head coach Ben thomas and memorable distance Cooper teare.
USTFCCCA West Area Coach of the Yr: Robert johnson
USTFCCCA Assistant Male Coach of the Yr for the Western Area: Ben thomas
USTFCCCA Western Area Male Monitor Athlete of the Yr: Cooper teare
Johnson is now the Western Area Coach of the Yr 4 instances, having been chosen in 2015, 2017 and 2020. He has additionally been the area’s prime feminine coach thrice (2011, 2016-17). .
The Oregon males have been the nation’s top-ranked workforce for 5 straight weeks and have gained 12 NCAA indoor entries cut up between 10 student-athletes and 7 occasions. Through the season, the Geese recorded 12 prime nationwide scores, together with 5 of the NCAA’s finest performances (60m, 800m, mile, 3000m and DMR). Emmanuel Ihemeje, who’s on Johnson’s horizontal soar workforce, set a college document within the triple soar (16.41m / 53-10.25) and enter home competitors with the sixth highest rating within the nation.
Thomas is the Western Area Males’s Assistant Coach of the Yr for a 3rd consecutive season. This season, the Geese distance workforce have been answerable for two collegiate data with Teare within the mile (3: 50.39) and Group Teare, Cole hocker, Charlie hunter and Luis Peralta in DMR (9: 19.42). Hunter added a UO document within the 800 meters together with his efficiency of 1: 45.59 on the Tyson Invitational.
Thomas, the reigning USTFCCCA Nationwide Assistant of the Yr, has seen 5 of his runners dive below 4 minutes into the mile this season: Teare, Hocker (3: 50.55), Hunter (3: 53, 49), Reed brown (3: 56.51) and Evan Holland (3: 59.95).
Teare, the just lately set faculty document holder within the mile, clocked the NCAA’s finest instances in that occasion and within the 3,000 meters (7: 46.10). He’ll make his third NCAA indoor championship look within the latter. Together with his run within the mile, Teare turned the seventh quickest man in indoor world historical past. He anchored the Geese’ DMR to a second NCAA document in as a few years, posting a cut up of three: 54.61 on carry-over.
The Alameda, Calif. Native is the sixth UO man to win regional honors, together with Galen Rupp (2009), Andrew Wheating (2010), Eric Jenkins (2015), Edward Cheserek (2016-17) and James west (2020)
Moreover, Teare and Hunter continued to occupy their respective spots on the Bowerman Watchlist whereas Hocker debuted on the 10-player record. Thursday’s outing marks the primary time that three males from Oregon have been on the identical watch record. First-year pupil Micah williams is one in every of 9 males who acquired votes within the newest replace.
Since his first look on The Bowerman Watch Listing in February, Hunter has set new private bests in 800 meters (1: 45.59) and mile (3: 53.49), each nationwide indoor data for his native Australia. With these instances, he ranks respectively No. 5 and No. 6, of all time in faculty historical past. For the NCAA Indoor Championships, Hunter is entered within the 800 meters.
Hocker is the ninth man from Oregon to make an look on The Bowerman Watch Listing. He’s the Geese’ solely double to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships, entered in each the mile and three,000 meters. Hocker locations prime 15 nationally in three occasions with second place in mile and three,000 meters (7: 46.44) and 13e over 800 meters (1: 48,44).
Named for legendary Oregon Head Coach Invoice Bowerman and first honored in 2009, The Bowerman is introduced yearly to the Most Excellent Male and Feminine Performers of the Yr in Collegiate Monitor and Area.
5 Geese gained The Bowerman, a roster that includes Galen Rupp (2009), Ashton Eaton (2010), Laura Roesler (2010), Jenna Prandini (2015) and Raevyn Rogers (2017). Bowerman, Eaton and Rogers are three of the 5 UO icons depicted on the tower at Hayward Area.
The subsequent updates to the Watchlist are scheduled for March 24 (girls) and March 25 (males).
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