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Momentum Builds with Ground Breaking of New Track & Field Facility
The Ceremony Speakers Break Ground
Corvallis, Ore. – It was a mixture of Oregon State track and field past, present and future as the 400-plus guests gathered on Tuesday afternoon at the Track and Field Groundbreaking Ceremony to usher in the excitement for what’s to come for the program. Oregon State Director of Athletics Bob De Carolis opened up the ceremony explaining the four phases and what each entailed before handing the floor
over to head track and field coach Kelly Sullivan. “This is very humbling to see people like Berny, Chuck, Pat and Sam here today and the rest of our alums and so many people that have been behind this program way before I ever even got here,” Sullivan said. “There’s no question that Oregon State University is an amazing place, a special place. It’s a university where about 80 percent of my family graduated from, so when the opportunity did come *to take the job here+, it was home. I’m very proud of being a part of Oregon State and to be a part of something that a lot of people didn’t believe could happen.” “This is a wonderful day,” 1968-69 NCAA Champion, 1968 Olympic gold medalist and revolutionary high jumper Dick Fosbury said. “We’re here today to start to reconstruct the chain of meets that were held on the Oregon State campus from 1896 until 1988. But that chain was broken. We’ve been resolved because the character of Oregon State studentathletes has held strong. Our character does not quit when we lose, we don’t surrender when we’re opposed.” Oregon State President Ed Ray, head football coach Mike Riley, President and CEO Gold Medalist and Alum Dick Fosbury of the OSU Foundation Mike Goodwin and
principal donor Jim Whyte all followed, but the most important speeches of the day came from current track and field athlete Erin Jones and football player Jordan Bishop, who will be able to use the new facilities as they continue their athletic careers at Oregon State. “As a team we cannot be more thrilled to have track back,” Jones said. “It is a place to grow and evolve into the best athletes that we dream to be. It defines us. Director of Athletics Bob De Carolis We are track and field athletes. It gives us a sense of pride and confidence that it belongs to us and that we’ll be building a comprehensive team that involves throwers, jumpers, sprinters and hurdlers. We will truly be a track and field family.” “It’s not easy to being a two-sport athlete here at Oregon State, but having such a flexible and supportive coach in Mike Riley makes it that much easier,” Bishop said. “I think by having a track it will help recruiting for other sports because so many people in high school love doing track in addition to other sports. Now we can tell recruits that we have a state-of-the-art facility right here.” Over 60 former track and field alumni were in attendance including All-Americans Gerry Church (1955 – javelin), Gary Stenlund (1960, 1963 – javelin), Dan Likens (1961 – javelin), Jan Underwood (1964 – 800 yard run), Tom Woods (1972-75 – high jump), Dan Fulton (1979 – 5,000 meters), Tim Fox (1979 – discus), Terry Thompson (1968—880 yard), and fivetime All-American Darrell Horn (1959-61 – long jump and triple jump). And former coaches Sam Bell (1959-65), Berny Wagner (1966-75), Chuck McNeil (1984-88) and Pat Ingram (1975) were also in the crowd. Phase one of the track and field project will include an IAAF certified Olympic-caliber polyurethane surface, nine-lane track with one meter safety zone on the outer perimeter, steeplechase on the interior apex of the turn, Former Coach Berny Wagner dual high jump aprons, dual long jump/ triple jump runways with oppositional pits, dual pole vault runways with oppositional plant boxes, dual shot put throw sectors, dual discus rings, oppositional east/west javelin runways, FieldTurf synthetic turf infield, NCAA and high school track markings and Oregon State graphics.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Media
Pictures by Karl Maasdom KVAL News Report Program of Ceremony
OSU Athletics Write-Up and Link to Video Interviews from event on Runnerspace (Adam Schneider) OSU’s Track & Field Past Video Video Footage Ceremony on Runnerspace Dave Turnbull Interview (Leo Collins) Dick Fosbury Interview (Leo Collins) More Video Footage (Leo Collins) Leo Collins Milesplit Article Doug Binder Article on Track Focus Kevin Hampton Article in Gazette Times Kerry Eggers Article in Portland Tribune
“Where Scholars Run”
18 Women Selected on Pac-10 All-Academic Teams
First Team Taylor Hunt Marsha Lampi Hayley Oveson Krista Stangel Second Team Lauren Graebner Taylor Nowlin Honorable Mention Jennifer Macias Abby Chesimet Natosha Buruse Laura Carlyle Laurel Parks Kristen Oenning Whitney Pitman Olivia Poblacion Audrey Botti Ariel Clark Erin Jones Hilary Sharpe
*Remarkably the 18 All-Academic Selections was third most among the Pac-10 programs, despite OSU only having athletes in the distance events.
A Season to Remember
Laura Carlyle - 2011
Junior Laura Carlyle had lofty goals heading into the 2011 Track & Field season and she met every one of them. Her biggest goal was to represent Oregon State University at the NCAA National Championships, which she did by qualifying for the 5000m, running 16:05 at the West Regional meet and breaking her own school record. Another goal was to not only make the final in the 1500m at the Pac-10 Championships, but to place in the top four. She did so by outsprinting University of Oregon middle distance phenom Anne Kesselring, who would become NCAA Champ in the 800m, in the homestretch to place 2nd in Arizona. Before the championship portion of the season Carlyle had two other big time performances at Stanford University. First, her season debut in the 5000m, where she broke the school 5000m record set just 19 minutes earlier by teammate Hayley Oveson. Carlyle cruised to a 16:19 at the Stanford Invitational, a then 36 second improvement of her personal record. Her second showing in Palo Alto, at the Cardinal Invitational was another breakthrough performance, where she broke her own school record set the season before in the 1500m, by running 4:18. The remarkable season was started in Carlyle’s first race of 2011, when she broke the school record in the Indoor 3000m by running 9:35 at the University of Washington Last Chance meet in Seattle, WA. Another year to develop and even higher goals seem to give the impression the sky is the limit for Carlyle in 2012, regardless 2011 was special.
Carlyle’s Progression at OSU 2010 2:12 4:23 16:55 2011 2:09 4:18 16:05
800m 1500m 5000m
From the Pool to the Track
Team Banquet has a Special Visitor
Olympian Nick Symmonds with OSU Track Ladies
2011 Team Awards Cross Country Most Outstanding Sandra Martinez & Jen Macias Most Improved Tosh Buruse Most Inspirational Casey Masterson Track & Field Most Outstanding Laura Carlyle Obum Gwacham Most Improved Audrey Botti Most Inspirational Hayley Oveson 2011-2012 Team Captains Tosh Buruse, Laura Carlyle Casey Masterson, Olivia Poblacion
The OSU Cross Country/Track & Field team had a great evening together at the Loge in Reser Stadium on June 5th, before departing for the summer, and for some a final good bye. Team awards were announced, seniors were honored, upcoming team captains were named, and there were special recognitions after a delicious pot luck prepared by members of the team. The evening was closed by a very special guest speaker. Olympian and National Champion Track athlete at 800m Nick Symmonds of the Oregon Track Club spoke about his college experiences with the team and took questions. Symmonds, who was recruited to Willamette University by Coach Sullivan, went on only a few weeks later to capture his 4th USA title at the USA National Championships in the 800m by running 1:44.17 in Eugene on June 26th.
Nick Symmonds Wins His 4th USA 800m Title
Optimism on the Road
Riley, Sullivan Pay Visit to Medford
Head Football Coach Mike Riley Fields Questions in Medford
Head Coaches Mike Riley of Football and Kelly Sullivan of Cross Country/Track & Field addressed a group of OSU supporters at Centennial Golf Club on June 20th in Medford, OR. Coach Riley expressed his excitement and optimistic outlook on the 2011 Football season, while Coach Sullivan discussed the ground breaking of the new Track & Field facility and how Oregon State University is a unique place, where something like the Track & Field project is possible.
News Article on Visit in Medford in Mail Tribune by Kris Henry
Alums Leading High School Track & Field Teams to State Championships!
Joe Fulton in the black sweatshirt with his Boy’s State Championship Track & Field Team.
OSU Track & Field Alum Joe Fulton had accomplished just about everything a high school coach could do in his career at Philomath High School heading into the 2011 Track & Field season, except he had never had a boy’s team win a state team title in Track & Field. Joe’s boys team delivered that elusive title in the 4A ranks, when they scored 60 points over runner-up Bank’s 54. The effort was highlighted by Jeff Schreiner-McGraw’s wins in the 1500m and 800m. This was Joe’s seventh state championship team he has coached as a head coach. Congrats Joe!!
Dave Turnbull, a high-jumper during his time at OSU, has had a run , as a the Head Track & Field coach at Summit High School, that few other coaches have experienced. Dave’s teams swept the team titles at the State Championships at the 5A level. His boys team was tied with Marshfield in first place at 72 points heading into the final event, the 4x400m relay. Summit placed third to Marshfield’s fourth in the race, giving the Storm a one Dave Turnbull being carried on the shoulders point victory for the state of his athletes, after his teams swept the 5A team title. State Track & Field Championships. The Summit girls State Championship quest was a less dramatic one, when they absolutely dominated the competition scoring 112.5 points, the next closet team scored less than half their total at 55.5. It was highlighted by a rare sight, when three summit girls swept the 1500m placing 1-2-3. Dave has now coached seven state championship teams since he started the program 1-2-3 1500m Finish at Summit in 2001. Congrats Dave!! *Other Alums Please Send Us Your Stories
Graduating Seniors Krista Stangel and Hannah Soza-Hodgkinson are currently in Macedonia participating in the Beavers Without Borders program, which is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to construct a home for a local family in need.
Video Trailer of Documentary on Macedonia Trip
Day 11 Video Diary—Krista and Hannah Run through Macedonia Countryside Day 4 Video Diary—Hannah discusses a hard day’s work helping others
Hannah Doing Work
Photo by Stoddard Reynolds
As sad as the team and staff is to be seeing our Seniors leave, we are extremely excited for a promising incoming group of freshman to join the experience of running at Oregon State University. 2011 Incoming Class Latane Cox—Lakeridge Sabrah De Voir—Jesuit Kinsey Gomez—Coeur D’ Alene (ID) Haley Hunt—Southridge Lacey London—Inglemoor (WA) Shannon Mahoney—Jesuit Aly Nielson— Colleyville Heritage (TX) Sarah Olson—Boise (ID) *Transfer from Utah State Kelsi Schaer—Tigard Raelyn Robinson—Siuslaw Maureen Tremblay—Gig Harbor (WA)
THANK YOU SENIORS!!!
An Amazing Group
Combined 3.68 GPA 2 School Records Set
16 All-Time Top Ten Performances 34 All-Academic Pac-10 Team Honors
Hannah Soza-Hodgkinson (returning for 2012 Track)
YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!!
WE’RE NOT DONE
The Groundbreaking for Phase 1 of the campaign to build a new Track & Field Facility and bring back the men’s program was an important and exciting event, but one we hope will also both send the message we are serious in our efforts to re-establish the amazing legacy of Cross Country and Track & Field at Oregon State and send a shockwave of energy through the troops of supporters and inspire others to join the cause. There is a pledge form on the final page of the newsletter, please strongly consider making a gift so we can finish phases 2, 3, and 4. You can also help by recruiting others to join the cause, have former teammates and friends that might be interested? Please send us their emails. We want this effort to continue to grow, just like the program at OSU. Thank you.
Phase 1—Track & Field Facility STATUS: Started Phase 2—Ammenities to Facility STATUS: Still Raising Funds Phase 3—Bringing back the Men’s Program STATUS: Still Raising Funds Phase 4—National Caliber Cross Country Course STATUS: Still Raising Funds
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