Walker's Pace: Hasay, Theisen Bowerman Semifinalists
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Oregon NCAA Champions Jordan Hasay and Brianne Theisen have been named two of the 10 semifinalists for the 2011 Bowerman Award. The bios from the USTFCCCA:
Jordan Hasay, Oregon
Sophomore, Distance, Arroyo Grande, Calif. (Mission College Prep)
Hasay won NCAA indoor titles in the mile and 3,000 meters, becoming the fifth overall and the first since Northern Arizona's Johanna Nilsson (2006) to claim such a double. Hasay also led the Ducks to a runner-up finish in the distance medley relay at the national indoor meet. Outdoors, Hasay finished fourth nationally in the 5,000 meters and eighth in the 1,500 meters.
Brianne Theisen, Oregon
Senior, Combined Events, Humboldt, Saskatchewan (Humboldt Collegiate Institute)
Theisen twice set the collegiate record in the pentathlon in the 2011 indoor season and won her second-straight NCAA crown in the event. Her score of 4,540 bettered her previous all-time collegiate best mark of 4,507 set in January at the UW Invitational and ranked among the world's top five in the event for the season. Theisen also scored at the NCAA indoor meet for the second-straight year as a member of Oregon's 4×400 relay team. Outdoors, Theisen did not compete as a result of injury.
Click here to read the complete release from the USTFCCCA.
Three finalists will be selected from this group on July 15.
The competition is pretty impressive with the likes of Jessica Beard (Texas A&M), Shelia Reid (Villanova) and Kimberlyn Duncan (LSU) among a host of high-level performers.
Hasay and many of the Bowerman semifinalists will be competing at the upcoming USA Track and Field Championships this Thursday through Sunday at Hayward Field.