Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Hall of Fame Inductee
|Position:||Hall of Fame Inductee|
|Other Position:||Inductee, Women's Track & Field (1991-1995)|
While the Pacific Northwest may not be synonymous with producing great sprinters, the Vancouver, Wash., standout defied the odds to not only reign as one of the Oregon women’s top sprinters of all time but finish as high as third in the 400 in the NCAA Championships in 1995. The four-time NCAA All-American claimed a trio of Pacific-10 Conference individual titles and anchored the 4x400 relay to a league gold medal in 1992. Her efforts also were vital to the Oregon women winning a pair of Pac-10 team titles in 1991 and ’92. Completing her collegiate career as the holder of the school and conference meet records in the 400 meters (51.44, 1995), as well as running legs on the Ducks’ record-setting 4x100 (44.87) and 4x400 relays (3:33.11), she also was part of the 4x400 quartet that finished first in the 1995 World Championships in Goteborg, Sweden. The three-time first-team academic all-conference choice and NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship recipient received the university’s Emerald Athletic Trophy as its top senior scholar-athlete in 1995 before earning her law degree from Oregon. Camara Jones Banfield currently practices law in Vancouver, Wash.