Oregon State University - Beaver Yearbook (Corvallis, OR)

 - Class of 1987

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At the Pac-10 Championships, Barrington Lewis executes a successful land. At the W$U Dual Meet, Karl Van Calcar heads down the straight stretch of the track in the 1500 meter race. Julie Waage senior, gives all she's got for the Javelin event G»rv Wm DtbMf WMiKm Track and Field 235

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Ctry Wnt At the OSU Open, Shawn Bishop-Walker makes her lead during the 400 meter low hurdles. MVP Jenna Stark chats with former hurdler Kari Weston during the OSU TWilight Meet. Karma Groth, junior high jumper, goes over the top for the Beavers. All the practice, hard work and team spirit culminated for the track team as they completed a season highlighted by the Pac-10 meet in May. OSU men, although picked for last, placed ninth in the meet out of 10 teams. The women faired about the same, placing tenth. Three OSU track athletes qualified to compete in the NCAATrack and Field Championships. Junior John Thomas qualified in the hammer with a throw of 211-5 while junior Orjan Hemstrom qualified in the steeplechase with a time of 8:40.04. Senior Connie Pe-terka qualified in the javelin with a throw of 175-2. Looking back over her four years at Oregon State, Peterka recalled her first year as "a real building year." After that, she placed in the NCAA and was an All-American three years in a row. Peterka's 1987 performances qualified her for the Olympic trials. "Now I just have to work real hard," claimed Peterka. "I've done the first step by qualifying." A senior graduating with honors in Pre-physical Therapy, Peterka planned to continue her training in Arizona. "I'm a real self-motivator," she commented. "Now, I'll be doing it on my own and seeking help, rather than having someone else push me. I can't stop now." One big disappointment for the 1987 track program came in the form of injuries. Sprinter Calvin Nicholson, junior pole vaulter Greg Likens and junior distance runner Karl Van Calcar were each out due to injuries. "If we would've had their services, we would've done considerably better," stated Coach McNeil. An Electrical Engineering major from Edmonds, Washington, Van Calcar was ranked number one in the steeplechase, but was unable 234 Track and Field



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i Cary Wni Sophomore Dave Turnbull executes his triple jump effort with seemingly effortless motion. After sitting out last year because of an ankle injury, Pole vaulterCreg Likens makes his comeback over the top. OSU freshman Jason Nunoz runs the short hurdles before a captive track stand full of spectators. to compete at all. “I was injured a week before steeple," said a disappointed Van Calcar. How did athletes come to be a part of the OSU track program? Although OSU recruited some high school athletes, around 60% of the team was made up of walk-ons, people who simply tried out for the team on their own. The other 40% was made up of students on full or partial scholarships. According to McNeil, only the top 2% of U.S. athletes made it to the collegiate level in the first place. Simply competing at that level was a triumph in itself. Junior Jenna Stark was a prime example of a successful walk-on. She held the school record for the 400 meter with a time of 59.84. For the 1987 track season, she received awards for most valuable, most inspirational and most improved athlete. But Stark was not the only team member to receive awards. The women's outstanding senior award went to Peterka. She and sophomore Kelly Kaser were team captains for the women's team. Awards for the men's team went to junior John Thomas and sophomore Calvin Nicholson, who were named the most valuable athletes. Junior Guy Oekerman, junior Dave Turnbull and Nicholson were all named winners of the most inspirational award. Thomas was also chosen as the most improved athlete and hurdler Brad Carman received the outstanding senior award. Throughout the year, each individual competed with both school pride and a personal goal in mind. Awards were handed out and school records were set, but the team would always remember this was a year for coming back and making progress towards both professional and personal goals. □ by Laura Larsen Willuro $ h.Wt h 236 Track and Field

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