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Ducks Track & Field BIO
Elijah Greer
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Elijah Greer 470155
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
City/State: Lake Oswego, Ore.
High School: Lake Oswego
Experience: 1 Letter

2-Time NCAA Champion (800 Meters; 800 Meters-i)
2-Time Pac-12 Champion (800 Meters)
School Record (Distance Medley Relay-i)
7-Time All-American

2012-13: Capped one of the best senior seasons in school history with an NCAA Championship and a U.S bronze medal at 800 meters. Accomplished the rare feat of winning the NCAA indoor and outdoor 800 meter crowns. Pac-12 800 champion. Did not lose an 800 meter final until the U.S meet. Outdoors - Opened season with a personal best in the 1,500 meter of 3:43.56 to finish fourth at the Stanford Invitational. Opened in the 800 meters in impressive fashion at the Arkansas Dual, winning in 1:46.20. At the Pac-12 Championships, defended his title in 1:49.48. Won both his preliminary (1:48.22) and quarterfinal (1:46.20) races at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds to advance to the NCAA Championships. There, coasted to a third-place finish in the the semifinal (1:48.76) before securing his first outdoor national championship in 1:46.58. After the collegiate season, had a pair of brilliant races at the U.S. Outdoor Championships. Ran 1:46.66 to place second in his semifinal. In his final race in an Oregon singlet, took the bronze medal in a season-best 1:46.16. Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention. Indoors - Compacted schedule leading up to the NCAA meet produced a personal best in the mile at the UW Invitational (4:01.51). Won the 800 meters at the MPSF Championship in an indoor-personal best 1:46.73. That was the second fastest time in school history. Won his first NCAA indoor title in 1:47.13. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 1:46.16, U.S. Outdoor Championships, Des Moines, Iowa. (6/21/13); 1,500 Meters - 3:43.56 (PR), Stanford Invitational, Stanford, Calif. (3/29/13); Indoors - 800 Meters - 1:46.73 (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (1:46.73); Mile - 4:01.51 (PR), Seattle, Wash. (1/25/13).

2011-12: Outdoors - Long outdoor season saw him run all the way to the finals of the 800 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Opened year with a couple of longer runs at 1,500 meters in the Oregon Preview and the Pepsi Team Invitational. Won the race at the Pepsi meet in a personal-best 3:45.84. At the Penn Relays, ran the anchor leg on Oregon's runner-up 4x800 meter relay (7:20.22) and lead leg on the fourth-place distance medley relay (9:43.11). Returned to the 800 meters for the conference championships, where he claimed his first Pac-12 title in 1:48.48. Also took the third leg on the third-place 4x400 meter relay team (3:08.30) to help the Ducks win their sixth straight league crown. Dropped seasonal 800 time to 1:48.08 in advancing through the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds to the NCAA Championships. There, Survived a rugged semifinal race in 1:46.22, before taking third in the finals for the second straight year (1:46.05). After the collegiate season, made an impressive run at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 800 meters. Was second in his opening round heat in 1:47.42 to move on to the semifinals. In the semis, was an automatic qualifier for the finals with a third-place finish in 1:46.28. In the finals, ran a season-best 1:45.40 in a sixth-place finish. Also ran the 800 in a pair of meets in Europe over the summer. Indoors - Redshirt season. Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention. Cross Country - Did not compete. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 1:45.40, U.S. Olympic Trials, Eugene, Ore. (6/25/12); 1,500 Meters - 3:45.84, Pepsi Team Invitational, Eugene, Ore. (4/7/12).

2010-11: Outdoors - Posted his best showing at the NCAA Championships, finishing third in the 800 meters, to close out the college season. Won his national semifinal 800 meter heat in 1:47.17 before setting a personal-best of 1:45.06 in the final, finishing third. That was the third-fastest time in school history trailing only Olympians Joaquim Cruz and Andrew Wheating. Strong performance at the NCAA West Preliminary meet, where he had the top quarterfinal time in the 800 meters, 1:45.98. Also timed the top opening round time of 1:48.56. Was the Pac-10 runner-up in the 800 meters as Oregon won its fifth-straight league title. Ran a season-best 1:47.70 in the final. Also took the third leg on Oregon's fourth-place 4x400 meter relay team (3:07.21). Helped Oregon set an outdoor school record in the distance medley relay (9:28.01) at the Oregon Twilight with his 1:46.30 800 meter leg. Ran a personal-best 3:48.98 in the 1,500 meters at the Oregon Relays. Helped Oregon tie UCLA by winning the 800 meters (1:50.46) and running a leg on the winning 4x400 meter relay team. Opened up with a strong third-place finish in the 800 meters at the Pepsi Team Invitational (1:48.87). Also ran the third leg of the winning 4x400 meter relay team (3:10.93). Following the collegiate season, advanced to the semifinals of the 800 meters at the USA Championships. Was second in his preliminary heat in 1:46.86 to advance to the semifinals. Finished fifth in the semifinals (1:49.52), missing the national final by one spot. Pac-10 all-academic second team. Indoors - Ran a nation-leading 1:47.02 in winning the 800 meters at the Husky Classic. Indoor personal-best ranked second in school history behind only Andrew Wheating (1:46.36) and was just .03 off his outdoor PR. Wrapped season with an appearance in the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships. At the MPSF Championships, ran the 800 meter leg on the winning distance medley relay that clocked the second-fastest time in NCAA history: 9:26.78. That was also a school and MPSF meet record. Solid time in a win at 800 meters (1:48.45) at the UW Invitational. Also ran the 800 leg on the winning distance medley relay team (9:35.98). Won the 600 at the season-opening UW Indoor Preview (1:18.51). Cross Country - Did not compete. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 1:45.06 (PR), NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa, Ore. (6/10/11); 1,500 Meters - 3:48.98, Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (4/22/11). Indoors - 800 Meters - 1:47.02, Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/12/11).

2009-10: Outdoors - Ranked 16th nationally at 800 meters and was third-best among freshmen. Was the Pac-10 800 meter runner-up, finishing in 1:48.66. Also ran the third leg on Oregon's fourth-place 4x400 meter relay team (3:10.13) as the Ducks won their fourth straight Pac-10 title. Won both of his races at the NCAA West Regional to advance to the NCAA Championships. At the Regional, won his 800 first round race in 1:49.23 and then took his quarterfinal heat in 1:49.51. Ran a personal-best in the semifinals in Eugene, finishing third in his heat in 1:46.99. Finished 10th overall and won his second career All-America award with the sixth-fastest time in school history. Ran the third leg on Oregon's 4x800 relay team that placed second at the Penn Relays (7:15.55). Solid run in the 800 at the Oregon Relays (1:48.09). Set a seasonal-best in the mile at the Oregon Twilight (4:05.35). Took third in the 800 meters (1:50.62) in the dual meet with UCLA in his Hayward Field debut. After the collegiate season, ran 1:47.92 in his preliminary 800 heat at the USA Track & Field Championships to move on to the semis, where he ran 1:47.62 and missed the final by. 02. Indoors - All-American (800 meters). Ran an NCAA automatic time in the 800 meters at the Feb. 13 Husky Classic. His time, 1:47.33, ranked third nationally and is the second-best in school history. Two weeks earlier, helped Oregon record the top distance medley time in the nation, 9:29.82, at the Texas A&M Challenge. Ran the 800 meter leg on the relay that ranks third in school history. Also clocked a 1:50.11 third place finish in the 800 at Texas A&M. Opened season by setting the school record in the 600 meters (1:18.01). At his first NCAA Indoor Championships, earned All-America status by finishing 10th overall in the 800 in 1:50.55. Cross Country - Redshirt season. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 1:46.99, NCAA Championships, Eugene, Ore. (6/9/10); Mile - 4:05.35 (PR), Oregon Twilight, Eugene, Ore. (5/8/10). Indoors - 800 Meters - 1:47.33, Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/13/10).

Prep: Capped senior season by winning the state 800 meter title for the second year in a row (1:59.51) and claiming his second career 1,500 meter crown (3:50.56) for Lake Oswego High School. Also won the 800 as a junior (1:50.60) and the 1,500 as a sophomore (3:57.76). His last two years of high school also saw him post eye-catching times in national and international competition. Ran the fourth-fastest junior 800 meter time in U.S. history, 1:47.68, to win the event at the 2008 USATF Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Columbus, Ohio. That sent him to his first IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, where he advanced to the semifinals. It was also the fastest time ever run by a junior and broke the Oregon state high school record. As a senior, his season-best time of 1:48.97 at the Oregon Twilight ranked second nationally, while his time in the mile from the Portland Track Festival, 4:08.08, ranked 10th nationally. Was a three-time Three Rivers League district champion at 800 meters and a two-time winner at 1,500 meters. Also ran cross country for Lake Oswego and finished ninth in the state as a senior and 15th as a junior. Won the district meet as a senior. Named the Johnny Carpenter Prep Athlete of the Year at the 2008 Oregon Sports Awards. High School Bests: 400 Meters - 50.31, 2008; 800 Meters - 1:47.68, 2008; 1,500 Meters - 3:50.56, 2009; Mile - 4:08.08, 2009.

Personal: Major is business.

Personal Bests
800 Meters - 1:45.06,
NCAA Championships,
Des Moines, Iowa, 6/10/11
1,500 Meters - 3:43.56,
Stanford Invitational,
Stanford, Calif., 3/29/13
Mile - 4:01.51,
UW Invitational,
Seattle, Wash., 1/25/13

NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2013 - 800 Meters, 1st, 1:46.58
2012 - 800 Meters, 3rd, 1:46.05
2011 - 800 Meters, 3rd, 1:45.06
2010 - 800 Meters, 10th, 1:46.99

NCAA Indoor Track Championships
2013 - 800 Meters, 1st, 1:47.13
2011 - 800 Meters, 15th, 1:54.48
2010 - 800 Meters, 10th, 1:50.55

Pac-12 Track Championships
2012 - 800 Meters, 1st, 1:49.48
2012 - 800 Meters, 1st, 1:48.48
2012 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 3rd, 3:08.30
2011 - 800 Meters, 2nd, 1:47.70 (Pac-10)
2011 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 4th, 3:07.21 (Pac-10)
2010 - 800 Meters, 2nd, 1:48.66 (Pac-10)
2010 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 4th, 3:10.13 (Pac-10)

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