Some running news to get to at the start of this week’s LinkedUp. The Oregon Men and Women cleaned up at the Pac 12 Championships in Los Angeles over the weekend. The momentum will continue to build now that we’re less than a month away from the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field. One of the runners for Oregon, Jordan Hasay has been named Pac 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year.
According to GoDucks.com,
Hasay of Arroyo Grande, Calif., is a 17-time All-American, a four-time Pac-12 Champion and two-time NCAA Champion. She set the Pac-12 10,000-meter record (32:06.64) earlier this season. Hasay is a two-time Academic All-American and was named the 2011 USTFCCCA Academic All-American of the Year. She was a Bowerman Award semifinalist in 2011, as well. Addtionally, she earned All-American status in cross country three times and placed in the top three at the NCAA cross country championships the last three years.
A business administration major with a 3.87 GPA, Hasay was the first sophomore to be named National Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-American of the Year by the USTFCCCA in 2011. Hasay was also the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year in cross country.
In other Track and Field News, the Prefontaine Classic will see quite a few Olympians both returning and coming to Hayward Field. Two of them have raced here quite a bit. Olympians Bernard Legat and Galen Rupp will both be in the field. Rupp and Legat have been going back and forth since the Olympics besting each other in several races this year. June 1st they will face off again(in friendly competition, of course)
Onto some golf news, in case you missed it last week, for the second year in a row Oregon Golf Coach Casey Martin has advanced to U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying.
Finally it never hurts to look ahead and the 2014 NFL Draft may be a way off, but another publication, Athlon Sports, has their Mock Draft for the 1st Round and there is one Duck and one former Duck on the list.
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