Black and white photo of University of Oregon javelin thrower Sally Harmon about to release a throw at Hayward Field in 1981. That same year Harmon became the first Duck to become an individual champion in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women with a throw of 177-10 at the AIAW championships in May. ©University of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Black and white photo of University of Oregon javelin thrower Sally Harmon about to release a throw at Hayward Field in 1981. That same year Harmon became the first Duck to become an individual champion in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women with a throw of 177-10 at the AIAW championships in May. ©University of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Black and white photo of University of Oregon cross-country runners Rudy Chapa (in front) and Alberto Salazar running up a hill during a 1978 race. ©University of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Black and white photo of University of Oregon cross-country runners Rudy Chapa (in front) and Alberto Salazar running up a hill during a 1978 race. ©University of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Race winner Steve Prefontaine with 2nd place finisher Finnish distance runner Rune Holmen, after both ran the 3000m in Madras, Oregon, May 4, 1975 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Race winner Steve Prefontaine with 2nd place finisher Finnish distance runner Rune Holmen, after both ran the 3000m in Madras, Oregon, May 4, 1975 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Black and white photo of runners at the water jump during the 3000 meter steeplechase at the 1971 AAU Championships held June 25-26 at Hayward Field. Mike Manley won, representing the Oregon Track Club. Identifiable are Steve Savage (2nd from left) and Barry Brown (4th from left). ©University of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Black and white photo of runners at the water jump during the 3000 meter steeplechase at the 1971 AAU Championships held June 25-26 at Hayward Field. Mike Manley won, representing the Oregon Track Club. Identifiable are Steve Savage (2nd from left) and Barry Brown (4th from left). ©University of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Recap of Oregon women's track & field 1978-79. From the 1979 Oregana (University of Oregon yearbook). www.CampusAttic.com

Recap of Oregon women's track & field 1978-79. From the 1979 Oregana (University of Oregon yearbook). www.CampusAttic.com

Oregon women's track & field athlete Mary Officer leads in a hurdles race at Hayward Field 1976. From the 1976 Oregana (University of Oregon yearbook). www.CampusAttic.com

Oregon women's track & field athlete Mary Officer leads in a hurdles race at Hayward Field 1976. From the 1976 Oregana (University of Oregon yearbook). www.CampusAttic.com

Black and white photo of University of Oregon high jumper Kari Easton ready to begin her approach during a meet held at Hayward Field in 1982. ©University of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Black and white photo of University of Oregon high jumper Kari Easton ready to begin her approach during a meet held at Hayward Field in 1982. ©University of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Black and white photo of University of Oregon cross country runners (from l-r) Art Boileau (1), Jeff Nelson (8), and Greg Erwin (4) trailed by a fourth Duck, Bruce Nelson, at the 1979 Northern Division Championships held at Lane Community College. Boileau finished in 11th place, Erwin 9th, and Nelson 7th. ©University of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Black and white photo of University of Oregon cross country runners (from l-r) Art Boileau (1), Jeff Nelson (8), and Greg Erwin (4) trailed by a fourth Duck, Bruce Nelson, at the 1979 Northern Division Championships held at Lane Community College. Boileau finished in 11th place, Erwin 9th, and Nelson 7th. ©University of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

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