Coach's Update

Results today, deadlines Monday!

Hello, UO Running Club — (Sunday, May 1, 2022)

What a weekend! Two days of track at OSU and three road races finishing inside Hayward Field! Results below.

Entry deadlines to me for Oregon Twilight and Portland Twilight are BOTH tomorrow morning, Monday, May 2, at 11am. I’m sorry for the short notice. Help me!

Oregon Twilight

Meet is next Friday night, May 6, at Hayward Field. We might get a couple of athletes in as “lane fillers”. Entries are due to me by 11am, tomorrow, Monday, May 2. or text 541-954-0263. No guarantee that anyone will be accepted.

Oregon Twilight “First Draft” meet schedule …relays have already been
cut from schedule.
5:42 PM Women 3,000m Steeplechase
6:00 PM Men 3,000m Steeplechase
6:15 PM Kid's Half-Lapper with The Duck
6:30 PM Women 100m Hurdles
6:35 PM Men 110m Hurdles
6:40 PM Women 400m
6:45 PM Men 400m
6:50 PM Women 100m
6:55 PM Men 100m
7:05 PM Women 800m
7:15 PM Men 800m
7:25 PM Women 400m Hurdles
7:32 PM Men 400m Hurdles
7:40 PM Recognition of Univ. of Oregon Seniors
8:05 PM Women 200m
8:10 PM Men 200m
8:15 PM Women 1500m
8:30 PM McChesney Men’s 1500m

Portland Twilight

Portland Twilight is in Griswold Stadium at Lewis & Clark on Saturday, May 7. There is a covered grandstand. It’s a really good place to compete! “All entries will be accepted”.

Entries are due to me by 11am, tomorrow, Monday, May 2. or text 541-954-0263.

No entry fee for us because I will be announcing.

Tentative Meet Schedule (as of 3/25/22)
3:30pm 4x800m W
3:45pm 4x800m M
4:00pm 4x100m W
4:05pm 4x100m M
4:15pm 800m W (heats 4-5)
4:25pm 800m M (heats 4-6)
4:35pm 1500m W (heats 4-5)
4:50pm 1500m M (heats 4-5)
5:05pm 100H W
5:15pm 110H M
5:25pm 400m W
5:35pm 400m M
5:45pm 100m W
5:55pm 100m M
6:05pm 800m W (heats 1-3)
6:20pm 800m M (heats 1-3)
6:30pm 400h W
6:40pm 400h M
6:50pm 1500m W (heats1-3)
7:10pm 1500m M (heats1-3)
7:30pm 200m W
7:40pm 200m M
7:50pm Steeplechase W
8:10pm Steeplechase M
8:25pm 5000m W
8:45pm 5000m M

OSU High Performance Results

Brock Nelson got the Club record in the 400m hurdles, and Emmett Saulnier, Owen Serricchio and Keaton Ibendahl got Club All-time top-ten marks on Friday. Saturday, Kojo Manu broke the Club record in the 400m and RJ Hendrix got the #3 mark in the 100m. Congratulations!

Races had several sections.

Friday —

M 200m
Brian Limage, 17th overall, 7th, 22.86w (+2.6mps)
Kojo Manu, 26th overall, 3rd, 23.34 (+0.8mps)
Brock Nelson, 33rd overall, 6th, 23.78 (+0.8mps)
Semon Onwo, 38th overall, 9th, 24.83 (+0.8mps)

M 400m Hurdles
Brock Nelson, 6th, 56.18 PR, Club Record

W 1500m Open
Keaton Ibendahl, 40th overall, 11th, 4:52.06 PR, 7th on Club All-time list
Iris Duxbury, 60th overall, 3rd, 5:06.83 PR

M 1500m Open
Emmett Saulnier, 3rd overall, 3rd, 3:56.54 PR, 9th on Club All-time list
Owen Serricchio, 5th overall, 5th, 3:56.67 PR, 10th on Club All-time list
Juan Munoz Martinez, 12th overall, 12th, 4:01.72, PR, 19th on Club All-time list
Abdiaziz Hussein, 16th overall, 2nd, 4:03.14, PR
Connor Kerr, 27th overall, 17th, 4:11.46
Aden Marines, 36th overall, 18th, 4:47.40
Donovan Smith, dnf

M 5000m
Logan Jones, 15th pre-Invitational, 15:01.98 PR
Jack Chambers, 12th Open, 15.39.70 PR

M Long Jump
Erik Huynh, 22nd, 5.80m (19’ 0-1/2”) (0.0mps)

Saturday —

M 100m
Brian Limage, 12th overall, 4th, 11.11 (+1.0mps)
RJ Hendrix, 17th overall, 2nd, 11.19 (+1.9mps), 3rd on All-time Club list
Semon Onwo, 28th overall, 4th, 11.69 (+1.6mps)

M 400m
Kojo Manu, 6th overall, 1st, 50.24, PR, Club record

M 800m
Connor Kerr, 51st overall, 1st, 2:01.98, PR
Juan Munoz Martinez, 58th overall, 4th, 2:03.96 PR?
Donovan Smith, 65th overall, 8th, 2:05.30

Finish line photos and some video, as well as splits at finish line at:

Eugene Marathon Weekend Results

5km (Saturday) Two Club men beat FlapJack. Three Club women beat FlapJill.

17. Andy Solis 17:41
24. Jai Shah 18:06
*30. FlapJack 18:29
50. Caela Fenton 19:41 5th female
56. Mary Follo 19:53 8th female
87. Gwen Gray 21:00 11th female
*98. FlapJill 21:27 15th female
102. Yahir Olmos 21:32
109. James Forkner 21:48
Half-Marathon (Sunday) I missed some Club members in both Sunday races.
Men —
5. Robert Pedersen (alum) 1:09:04
10. Emmett Saulnier 1:09:51 #7 All-time Club
115. Bretten Farrell 1:27:28
115. Riley Farrell 1:27:28
211. Lance Casey 1:37:38
332. Owen Serricchio 1:45:12 with his father
572. Justin Gallegos (alum) 1:56:48

Women —
126. Ellie Kobak 1:35:17
185. Magda van Leeuwen (alum) 1:41:34
399. Charlotte Shewchuk 1:55:07
458. Lauren Hessel 1:57:26
513. Olivia Weiss 1:59:27

Marathon (Sunday)
Men —
14. Matt Spear (alum) 2:27:31
18. Evan Day (alum) 2:31:50
133. Benjamin Switzman 2:55:42
171. Champ Davis 2:58:29
Women —
43. Carolyn Gilchriese (alum) 3:08:32
305. Zoey Bailey 3:49:42
438. Emma Gunn 4:11:54
470. Emma McEvoy 4:17:52

Good running!


Here’s what I think I know ... no guarantees.

—Oregon Twilight, Fri, May 6:
There’s no telling about this meet. They don’t have all events, just what they need. It’s the week before most big schools’ conference meets. Sometimes they need “lane fillers” … that’s us!

— Portland Twilight, Saturday, May 7 at L&C:
All individual running events thru 5000m. 4x100. 4x800 first event at 3:30pm. No field events. Two sections in most events. We might get a lot of people into this meet!

— Portland Distance Carnival, Sat, May 14 at L&C:
Last distance meet of season. Events 400m thru 10,000m. Also 4x400m Everyone accepted, I think. 4-10pm.

— George Fox Final Qualifier, Wed-Thur, May 18-19, Newberg:
It’s NOT a distance meet. George Fox is a strong Division III team but all DIII schools have finished classes so students are gone. It’s probably last chance for a few DIII and DII runners to get a national mark. ‘Might be a good final race!


This week we’ll meet at 3pm on the rec field as usual on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Steady runs everyday. If you want a workout any day, ask Bob Williams or me. Tuesday, May 3 — Track workout at South Eugene HS. Two time-of-day choices. Arrive by 7:30am or 2:15pm with your warmup run done — **Bring lighter shoes or spikes** Distance runners: 1 x 400m (float 3000m date pace) with 200m jog-walk 1 x 1200m (each 400m faster than previous) 400m+ jog-walk …wanna do two? 4 x 200m (odd: float, even: fast) 200m+ jog-walk Middle distance runners: 1 x 400m (float 3000m date pace) with 200m jog-walk 2 x 300m (fast and relaxed) with 300m jog-walk …or 1 x 1200m with the distance runners 3 x 200m (1st: float, 2nd: float 150, fast 50, 3rd: fast) 200m+ jog-walk Distance alternative: 1600m, 1200m, 800m, 400m … you pick the pace … 400m jog-walk recovery [How to get to South Eugene HS track: Jog south from campus to 24th Avenue, turn right on 24th and go past the stoplight at Hilyard. Continue on 24th a quarter-mile, look for the track on the right behind the tennis courts. If you drive, there is a free parking lot on the right, beyond the tennis courts.]


Sprinters, contact Rob Fritz to see when athletes are getting together for SPRING term training. Rob is at 208-473-1818 and He is a junior who sprinted for Lakeridge High School and has two years of experience with the Club.

Be sure you do the sign up online before you run the first step with us. Details below.


Do you want to run in the water instead of on dry land? Aqua jogging? Water training? Just swimming? To get a lane in the rec pool, you must make an appointment.

— go to:
— log in with your Duck ID
— make a reservation

Wanna know how to run in the water? Ask Tom or Bob at 3pm.


Your first week of Club attendance is free. After that it’s $50 for the rest of the school year. What a bargain! Here’s how you pay:

— Bring $50 cash to any workout, or
— Bring a check for $50 made out to “UO Running Club”, or
— Go online to this link, click on “relaunch”, then scroll down to Running Club:
— or, go online to our website, In the upper right corner click on
“donate”, then “electronic donation”. We are the Club Sports Running Fund. If you donate this way, please let me know. I don’t have easy access to who donates this way.

These 75 people have already donated; thank you, all of you!


‘Wanna do some training in Leadville or Breckenridge, Colorado, this summer? And get board and room, transportation and pay? Be a part of a study in the UO Cardiopulmonary and Respiratory Physiology Lab. It’s a study of the effects of iron and of EPO on “exercise performance and acute altitude sickness”. Study involves six days of baseline testing in Eugene, ten days over four weeks of drug treatment (EPO, iron, or placebo), two full weeks in the mountains in Colorado, one day of testing after return to Eugene. Inquiries to Sonja Abbott: <541-913-3401>. She is research assistant study coordinator Andrew Lovering, principal investigator, is at: Office phone: 541-346-0831


These are all meets which at least some of our athletes might have access to. We will NOT attend all of them.

Fri, May 6 Oregon Twilight Hayward Field
[our fastest runners might qualify]

Sat, May 7 Portland Twilight Lewis & Clark
[many of our runners might qualify]

Sat., May 14 Portland Distance Carnival Lewis & Clark

Wed-Thur, May 18-19 George Fox Final Qualifier Newberg


All Club members, both returning and new, must sign up before actually running with the group. Here’s the link:


Sprinters, contact Rob Fritz to see when athletes will be getting together for fall training.

Rob is at 208-473-1818 and Rob is a junior who sprinted for Lakeridge High School and has two years of experience with the Club.

Be sure you do the sign up online before you run the first step with us. Details below.


Sixty-two of you have already paid $50 to be in the Running Club for the whole 2021-22 school year. If you have not, here are the two online methods:

1) Go to this link, click on “relaunch”, then scroll down to Running Club:

2) Go to In the upper right corner click on “donate”, then “electronic donation”. We are the Club Sports Running Fund. If you donate this way, please let me know. I don’t have easy access to who donates this way.

‘See you on the field,

Tom Heinonen



Who we are. What we do!

UO Running Club gives students the chance to get together to run, train and race. Most of our sessions are steady runs. A couple of days each week we offer harder training sessions (intervals, repetitions, hills, tempo runs, cruise intervals).

The club is coached by Tom Heinonen, a member of the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame who coached the University of Oregon women for nearly three decades. In his time coaching the women, he transformed the team from a young program into an NCAA powerhouse. He retired in 2003 to start the club and has been coaching it since.

In the Fall, we compete in collegiate cross country races throughout Oregon, then finish our season at the NIRCA Championships, where we face other college clubs. In the Spring, we enter in collegiate track meets. Several of our runners earn the opportunity to race at Hayward Field each spring. There are road races throughout the year.

We have a wide range of talent and commitment levels, from recreational runners to All-Americans.

Club members receive an e-mailed workout schedule for the following week every Sunday. There is no fee to join the club.

All running sessions are optional. To join, just show up to one of the practices or contact one of us.

The Running Club is a great way to get together with students and to enjoy running!



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