Walker's Pace: Football's James, Three Others Join Track Team
Monday, January 11, 2009, 4:45 p.m.
Freshman All-America running back LaMichael James and three others have been added to the 2010 track and field roster.
James, who planned to run for the Ducks in 2009 before an injury set him back, was one of the elite sprinters in the state of Texas as a prepster. His 2010 debut could come as early as the Texas A&M Challenge in College Station, Texas, in two weeks. As he was in football, James is a redshirt freshman in track.
Also joining the team from the football roster are senior running back Andre Crenshaw and junior offensive lineman Josh Sanford. There may be more down the road, but those are the first three.
Crenshaw will compete in the jumps for the Ducks this spring, while Sanford does the shot put and discus.Crenshaw competed indoors in the long jump on the track and field team in 2008. Sanford won the 2009 Golden Valley Conference title in the discus for College of the Siskiyous and took second in the shot put.
Also joining the team for the spring is Travis Stanford, a junior middle distance runner who transferred to Oregon from Northern Colorado.
Oregon opens the indoor season this Saturday at the UW Indoor Preview.