Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Hall of Fame Inductee
|Position:||Hall of Fame Inductee|
|Other Position:||2005 Inductee, Track & Field (1980-83)|
Oregon’s three-time Olympian earned her way into the games in 1984, ‘88 and ‘92 in the marathon for her native Australia after helping lead the Ducks to their first women’s NCAA championship in 1983. The three-time All-American was Oregon’s second finisher in the collegiate cross country meet, in addition to earning AIAW honors on the track in the 3,000 in 1981 and finishing fourth in the 1983 NCAA 5,000. Before her collegiate career was completed, she had left her mark among the 10 fastest times in the program’s history in five events, including the school record at 10,000 meters (33:12.1). The former 400-meter hurdler quickly transformed her talents to become one of the nation’s premier collegiate women’s distance runners. Yet it wasn’t until she resumed her running career as a post-collegian that she became proficient in the marathon, finishing seventh in the 1984 Games in Los Angeles before winning the silver medal in the 1988 Olympiad in Seoul, South Korea.