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Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Kelly Blair
Hall of Fame Inductee
Coach Info:
Position: Hall of Fame Inductee
Other Position: 2004 Inductee, Women's Track & Field (1990-94)

The three-time NCAA All-American as well as three-time Pacific-10 Conference champion was regarded among the best female athletes in Oregon history both on and off the track. The 1993 NCAA heptathlon champion (6,034 points) still holds the Pac-10 championship meet record (5,989 points, 1993) and remains third on the conference’s all-time list (6,038 points) as the Oregon school record-holder. One of the Ducks’ nine individuals (male or female) to claim a minimum of three U.S. Track and Field Championships, she finished eighth in the heptathlon in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta before qualifying for a return trip in 2000. In the process, she became the first American in three years to beat heptathlon world record-holder Jackie Joyner- Kersey in the 96 U.S. Olympic Trials. The two-time World Championships participant ranks fifth all time on the U.S. list in her specialty and 11th on the career collegiate ledger. She was named Pac-10 women’s track athlete of the year as a junior (1993) and individually accounted for 56 of the Ducks’ 170 conference-meet points her final two years. Upon graduating with a degree in finance and economics in 1994 (3.89 gpa), Blair ranked among Oregon’s top four performers of all time in five separate events (heptathlon, 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, high jump and long jump), and in the top 10 in a sixth specialty (200 meters). The two-time first-team academic All-American and five-time first-team academic all-conference honoree was a 1994 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship recipient as well as was one of four NCAA Top Eight Award recipients in school history