Cross Country

Hasay named Pac-10 Newcomer of Year

Oregon freshman Jordan Hasay was named Newcomer of the Year in the Pacific-10 Conference, one of eight Ducks named to all-cross country first and second teams.

A native of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Hasay finished third in her first career Pac-10 Championship meet, followed by a runner-up finish at the NCAA West Regional and an 18th-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Nov. 23. She was the Ducks’ top runner in the latter two meets and earned All-America honors for her performance at NCAAs.

Senior Nicole Blood, who won the Pac-10 individual title on Oct. 30, joined Hasay on the women’s first team, while junior Alex Kosinski and sophomore Claire Michel were named to the women’s second team.

On the men’s side, Luke Puskedra and Matthew Centrowitz — fourth- and fifth-place finishers in the men’s Pac-10 race — earned first team honors, while Danny Mercado and Jordan McNamara were named to the men’s second team.

Puskedra, Centrowitz and Mercado all earned All-America honors at NCAAs as the Oregon men took second to Oklahoma State in the team contest. McNamara, a senior, finished eighth in his first-ever Pac-10 championship race.

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