Andy Powell — “One of the easiest years I’ve had coaching.”

Andy Powell after team win.

With a dominant performance at the Indoor NCAAs this past weekend, the Ducks scored 74 points. Only four of those points came from Greg Skipper’s 5th place finish in the weight throw, making 70 points  scored by the distance team. The men’s distance coach, Andy Powell, gave the credit not to himself but to the leadership of the team. He said “They do all the work, and it makes my job really easy.”

The Ducks accomplished a remarkable feat by qualifying with an outstanding number of runners in just one category. A 1st place finish in the distance medley relay, three qualifiers in the mile, five qualifiers in the 3000m, and three qualifiers in the 5000m led Oregon to an outstanding victory, crushing 2nd place Florida who came in to the championship ranked above the Ducks.

Oregon men after 3K vitcory.

Oregon men after 3K vitcory.
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Powell said, “They’re good because they work well together, and they’re running for something greater than themselves.” This was evident in how Edward Cheserek opted out of the 5000m, where he has been dominant, to anchor the DMR and run the mile.

It has truly been a great indoor season for the Ducks, with all the men stepping up at the right time. Hopefully they can recreate their success this outdoor season.

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Isaac Gibson

Isaac Gibson

Isaac Gibson was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas when he decided to make his way up north to be a Duck. A former track and field athlete, he decided he wanted to live in Tracktown USA and attend school at The University of Oregon. He has always had a passion for sports and is looking to get more involved as well as refining his craft in writing. His main focus is to bring the exciting sport of track and field further into the public eye, and what better team to cover than one of the current best in the nation and one so rich in history as the Ducks. Isaac is a freshman in the school of journalism with as well as in the Pre-Law program at the U of O.