Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Hall of Fame Inductee
|Position:||Hall of Fame Inductee|
|Other Position:||2005 Inductee, Track and Field (1947-50)|
Considered one of the nation’s best pole vaulters of his time, the two-time NCAA champion (1947, 1948) was ranked third in the United States in the event in 1949 while ascending to a personal-best 14-4. The three-time NCAA All-American (1947, 1948, 1949) and two-time Pacific Coast Conference winner was annually rated among the country’s top 10 vaulters each year from 1947-50, yet consistently fared better in head-to-head competition than his national ranking. He placed second in the USA national meet in both 1949 and 1950 (tie) with identical 14-0 marks despite being ranked third and sixth, respectively, in the U.S., and finished among the top five finishers in the national championships four out of five years from 1947 through 1951.