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Ducks Track & Field BIO
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2014-15: Cross Country – Took 15th at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in 25:18 (8,000 meters).
2013-14: Did not compete in track and field. Cross Country - Finished second in the first meet of the 2013 season at the PSU Vikings Classic coming in at 20:13.37 in the four mile. Claimed fourth with a 24:14 mark in the 8k at the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown. Pickering was one of six Ducks that finished in the top-10 as Oregon claimed the top spot in Boston, Mass. Clocked in at 24:39 at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in UO’s lone home meet and finished 16th in the 8k as the men of Oregon won their second-consecutive race.
2012-13: Outdoors - NCAA West qualifier at 10,000 meters. Saw action in five meets. Won the 10,000 meters at the Oregon Relays in a personal best 29:48.52. Took third in the 5,000 meters at the West Coast Invitational in a personal best 14:19.49. Indoors - Competed in the 3,000 meters at the UW Invitational. Cross Country - Opened sophomore season running 6,000 meters at the Dellinger Invitational with a time of 24:33, helping the Oregon team place second. Competed for Oregon in the Pre-Nationals meet running the race in 24:35.9 (8,000 meters). Was one of Oregon’s top four finishers at the Pac-12 Conference Championships, placing 32nd with a time of 24:22 (8,000 meters). Represented Oregon at the NCAA West Regional and ran the 10,000 meter race in 30:42. Helped the Ducks place fourth overall out of 26 teams. Was Oregon’s third place finisher at the NCAA Championships with a time of 31:04.3 (10,000 meters). Helped the Ducks place 20th overall. Earned a Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention. Season Bests: 5,000 Meters - 14:19.49 (PR), West Coast Invitational, Salem, Ore. (5/3/13); 10,000 Meters - 29:48.52 (PR), Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (4/19/13).
2011-12: Outdoors - U.S. Junior national champion at 10,000 meters. Ran a season best 30:56.77 to win and qualify for the IAAF World Championships, where he placed 15th (31:33.69). Also ran the 5,000 meters at the U.S. Junior meet, finishing third (14:29.25). Redshirted the outdoor season. Ran unattached in four meets, including a 14:25.99 5,000 at the John Knight Twilight and a 8:1.98 3,000 at the Oregon Twilight. Indoors - Redshirt season. Cross Country - One of five freshmen to factor in the scoring for the Ducks at the Pac-12 meet. Was Oregon’s No. 5 runner (39th overall) in 24:29 (8,000 meters). In Oregon debut, was the team’s No. 3 runner (15th overall) at the Bill Dellinger Invitational (24:07.48/8,000 meters). Also ran at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. Finished first cross country season with his initial NCAA West Regional debut. Season Bests: 3,000 Meters - 8:11.98 (PR), Oregon Twilight, Eugene, Ore., (5/5/12); 5,000 Meters - 14:25.99, John Knight Twilight, Monmouth, Ore. (4/13/12); 10,000 Meters - 30:56.74, U.S. Junior Championships, Bloomington, Ind. (6/16/12).
Prep: Backed up his 2010 Florida state track title at 1,600 meters as a junior by winning the 4A cross country championship as a senior for John I. Leonard High School. Time of 15:03.01 was a state meet record. Followed the cross country win by running 14:55.48 at the Invitational cross country race and then took ninth at the Foot Locker national championships in San Diego in 15:25. His senior season on the track, was the state runner-up at 3,200 meters in a personal-best 9:12.17. Also took fifth in the 1,600 meters. His junior season, led Leonard to a fourth-place finish at the state meet with his victory in the 1,600 meters in 4:11.77. Was also fourth in the 3,200 meters. High School Bests: 1,600 Meters - 4:11.77, 2010; 3,200 Meters - 9:12.17, 2011.
Personal: Major is geology.
Personal Bests
5,000 Meters - 14:19.49,
West Coast Invitational,
Salem, Ore., 5/3/13

10,000 Meters - 29:48.52,
Oregon Relays,
Eugene. Ore., 4/19/13
NCAA Cross Country Championships
2012 - 144th, 31:04.2
NCAA Cross Country West Regional
2012 - 60th, 30:41.9
2011 - 94th, 31:24
Pac-12 Cross Country Championships
2012 - 32nd, 24:21.7
2011 - 39th, 24:29

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