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Michael Simmons
Position: Javelin
Height: 6'2"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Happy Valley, Ore.
High School: Clackamas
Other College: Clackamas CC
Experience: Transfer
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All-American

An All-American in the javelin who ranks sixth all-time at the University in the event. One of three javelin All-Americans on the roster had a solid senior season after sitting out 2008-09 recovering from surgery. 2008 and 2010 Pac-10 scorer.

2009-10: Outdoors - Ranked 12th nationally in the javelin. One of four 2010 Pac-10 scorers in the javelin for the Ducks. Had a memorable comeback from the 2009 injury by throwing a personal-best 234-0/71.32m javelin against UCLA. Throw was No. 6 all-time at the University. Finished second in that meet to help Oregon defeat the Bruins. Placed sixth in the javelin at the Pac-10 Championships with a throw of 228-7/69.68m. Wrapped career with a throw of 205-10 at the NCAA West Regional. Season Bests: Outdoors - Javelin - 234-0/71.32m (PR), UCLA Dual, Eugene, Ore. (4/17/10).

2008-09: Redshirted the season recovering from surgery.

2007-08: Earned All-America status in the javelin with his ninth place finish at the NCAA Championships (215-0.5). Threw over 210 feet in all six meets. Hit mark of 214-11 to finish ninth at the NCAA West Regional. Also picked up a couple of points for Oregon’s Pac-10 Championship track & field team with his seventh-place finish (210-10) in the event. Season-best effort of 226-8 came in a first-place showing at the Oregon-UCLA dual meet as he helped the Ducks defeat the Bruins. Was third at the season-opening Oregon Preview (211-1) and fourth at the Oregon Relays in April (215-10). Season Bests: Outdoors - Javelin - 226-8/69.08m, Oregon-UCLA Dual, Eugene, Ore. (4/19/08).

Before Oregon: Competed for Clackamas Community College in Portland, and was a two-time NWAACC Conference javelin champion in 2006 and ’07. Threw season best to win conference title in ’07 (224-0).

Prep: As a senior in 2005, was state runner-up with prep best (213-0), and finished only five inches behind winner and Duck teammate Alex Wolff and those marks ranked top-two overall in the state that season. Placed sixth in state as a junior (187-1) and ranked third overall in state season rankings (195-1).

Personal: Sociology major.

Personal Bests
Javelin - 234-0/71.32m,
Oregon-UCLA Dual,
Eugene, Ore., 4/17/10

NCAA West Regional Track Championships
2010 - Javelin, 22nd, 205-10/62.73m
2008 - Javelin, 9th, 214-11/65.50m

NCAA West Regional Track Championships
2008 - Javelin, 9th, 214-11/65.50m

Pac-10 Track Championships
2010 - Javelin, 6th, 228-7/69.68m
2008 - Javelin, 7th, 210-10/64.26m