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Jason Hartmann
Position: Distance
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
City/State: Rockford, Mich.
High School: Rockford

 

The three-time All-American on the oval in the 10,000 returns for his final seasons of indoor and outdoor track eligibility. Will look to add to a hat trick of top-four NCAA 10K track finishes, and will also boost team’s scoring chances in the league 5,000. Also a three-time harrier All-American and four-time NCAA top-50 finisher with best finish as a senior (20th) as he led Ducks to fifth-place team finish in 2002. Ranks third all-time among Ducks in the 10,000 (28:31.96) behind a World Championships qualifier (Bill McChesney Jr., 27:50.82) and an American record-holder and Olympian (Alberto Salazar, 28:06.12). Returns for senior season ranked fourth in 10K among collegians based on 2003 season bests. Also ranked 17th in U.S. in 10,000 (28:31.96) and 26th in 3,000 (7:59.43).

2002-03: All-American (10,000/XC). Ran a 14-second season best in NCAA Championships 10,000 (fourth, 28:31.96) as the first-ever Duck to record three top-four NCAA finishes in the event after entering race seeded 12th. Earned NCAA return thanks to his automatic time in the Mt. SAC Relays (second, 28:52.03) after leading part of the fourth and fifth miles when the pace slowed. Scored for squad in two Pac-10 events for the second straight season (10,000, second, 29:18.00; 5,000, eighth, outdoor PR 14:17.04). Overall, competed in six outdoor races (10,000-3; 3,000-1; 5,000-1) with a 3K outdoor best in the Oregon Twilight (first, 8:02.39). Redshirted indoors, but ran unattached and clocked would-be NCAA qualifying times in Seattle in the 3,000 (third, 7:59.43, NCAA Last Chance) and 5,000 (first, 13:53.53, Washington Invitational). At season end awards banquet, won award team’s Bill Dellinger Cross Country Award for second time in career. In cross country, became Oregon’s third harrier to notch three or more All-America honors in his finest NCAA showing (20th, 30:18) as Ducks took fifth after entering meet ranked sixth nationally. Overall, led Ducks in three of his four meets, and was eight seconds out of its top spot in his season debut in Roy Griak Invite (19th, 24:50). Earlier in championships run, repeated his highest Western Regional placing (second, 30:18) after finishing fourth in Pac-10 finale (23:38). Helped team to runner-up finishes in the Pac-10 and regional meets for the first team since 1998 and first under head coach Martin Smith. Was one of 10 All-Americans from the conference and regional.

2001-02: All-American (10,000). Again relied on his patience in collegiate finale, outkicking four runners in 200 meters to finish fourth overall in Baton Rouge’s muggy conditions (29:28.80). In collegiate finale, trailed only an NCAA cross country champion, the defending NCAA 10K track champion, and a World Championships ĎA’ standard qualifier. Finished second among collegians a month later in the USA Championships, running most of the race in contention for fourth place, before slowing in the final three laps (eighth, PR 28:46.76) - a mark that ranked him 22nd in the U.S. and sixth among U.S. collegians. Also ran 10K then-personal best to open season in Stanford Invite (seventh, 28:51.00). Scored vital points for runner-up Ducks in Pac-10 Championships, kicking to second place in final 50 meters of 10K (30:28.92), then returned for points in 5,000 (fifth, 14:30.01) against field featuring eight All-Americans - also was one of only league runners to score in both events. Tuned up for year-end stretch in Oregon Twilight 3,000 (second, 8:20.02) after a quad injury limited his availability in April and May. Ran two 5,000s indoors, including team’s season best in UW Qualifier (third, NCAA provisional 14:07.12) in early March. That NCAA provisional mark was only 1 1/2 seconds shy of his personal best from 2001, and ranked him 26th nationally on the NCAA qualifying list. Overall, was one of the most-raced distance runners in outdoor slate, 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. Claimed track squad’s Harry Ritchie’s Award as top championship scorer based on his NCAA and Pac-10 points. Led squad in all five cross country meets, and was only 10 seconds shy of third All-America honor in NCAA Champs (50th, 30:21). Finished third in Western Regional (30:58). Recovered from a fall late in the Pac-10 Champs to still take sixth (24:31). Also led squad in Furman (17th, 25:03-Black Race) and Roy Griak Invites (12th, 24:32).

2000-01: Two-time All-American (10K/XC). In NCAA track debut, posted Oregon's second-highest finish ever in the 10,000 (third, 29:28.97) thanks to dramatic last lap surge past three runners. Ran 10K debut in Stanford Invite in March (sixth, 28:56.06) to rank seventh all-time in Duck history. Turned in pair of third-place finishes against Washington in dual (1,500-3:56.20, 3,000-8:20.53). Opened outdoor slate with 8:09.79 3K personal best to win Oregon Preview. Indoors, ran personal best of 14:05.72 in Iowa State Classic and ranked 15th nationally at season's end, but declined NCAA invite to tune up for Stanford 10K track debut. In cross country, locked up second NCAA All-America honor (35th, 31:03.5), and runner-up honors in Western Regional (30:42) and Pac-10 Championships (23:47.37) to pace team to fourth and second-place finishes, respectively. Led team in previous meet, the Iowa State Memorial (30th, 31:35.2), and ranked second on squad in season opener at Roy Griak Invite (18th, 24:52). Won team's Bill Dellinger Cross Country Award.

1999-2000: All-American (XC). Redshirted outdoor track season after cross country season extended through March's World Junior Cross Country Championships in Belfast - (66th, 8K-25:50). Earned World XC trip after a sixth-place finish in the U.S. Cross Country Championships in Greensboro, N.C. (26:40). Redshirted outdoor campaign, and ran only one indoor race (Iowa State Open, 5,000, third, 14:47.44) in lead-up to February's U.S. harrier championship. Raced twice locally outdoors as unattached entrant - an 800 in May in the Oregon Twilight (seventh, 1:56.18), and a 5,000 at the end of April in the Oregon Invite (sixth, 14:22.25). During the fall collegiate season, improved steadily as season wore on to net All-America honors (37th, 31:17.3) as a true frosh. At the NCAA race's end, he ranked first among American frosh and third including foreigners. Also paced freshmen in NCAA Western Regional (16th, 31:05) and Pac-10 Championships (15th, 24:46), and was later rewarded with the inaugural Pac-10 Men's Cross Country Newcomer of the Year Award. Overall, ranked third on team in four races and second in the NCAA West Regional. Other races included Roy Griak Invite (23rd, 25:08) and Pre-NCAA Invite (55th, 25:11.75).

Prep: One of nation's top 1,600-3,200 runners as a senior in 1999, yet showed potential for more since 3,200 best came in early May in a dual meet double (4:17/9:01). Finished with 1,600 season best of 4:10.7, and took second in the 1,600 and 3,200 in the Michigan state meet. Earned initial national recognition as a senior in the 1998 FootLocker Cross Country Championships (fourth, 15:32.39). Appeared in the 1998 National Scholastic Championships as a junior, and finished fifth in the 3,200 (9:14.98). As a junior, he won the state 1,600 (4:12.8) and 3,200 (9:24.54), and ran on the fourth-place 4x800 relay (7:56). As a sophomore at the state level, he finished second in the 3,200 (9:27), after missing the meet his freshman season due to injury. In the state cross country meet, he won as a senior and junior and led team to runner-up finishes. Qualified for the state harrier meet as a sophomore (sixth, 15:56.45) and freshman (39th, 16:41). High School (Coach): Rockford '99 (Brad Prins/Mark Nessiner).

Personal: Major: Elementary Education/Sociology. Born Jason Randall Hartmann on March 21, 1981 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

 

Personal Bests

800 meters - 1:56.18, Oregon Twilight, 5/13/00
3,000 meters - 7:59.43, NCAA Last Chance, 3/8/03
5,000 meters - 13:53.53-indoors, UW Invite, 2/15/03
10,000 meters - 28:31.96, NCAA Champs, 6/12/03

 

NCAA Championships Performances

2003 - 10,000, 4th, 28:31.96
2002 - 10,000, 4th, 29:28.80
2001 - 10,000, 3rd, 29:28.97

 

Pac-10 Championships Performances

2003 - 5,000, 8th, 14:17.04
2003 - 10,000, 2nd, 29:18.00
2002 - 5,000, 5th, 14:30.01
2002 - 10,000, 2nd, 30:28.92
2001 - 10,000, 12th, 31:33.83

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