Conlon runs to D-I All-American statusKatie Conlon played a key role in putting Oregon back on top of NCAA Division I cross country.
Katie Conlon played a key role in putting Oregon back on top of NCAA Division I cross country.
The former Blue Jay and Jimmie placed 39th to earn All-American honors Saturday at the national championship meet in Louisville, Ky.
Conlon, who had been the Ducks fifth or sixth runner in most meets during the season, was Oregon’s third finisher on Saturday, covering the 6,000-meter course in 20 minutes and 15 seconds.
Oregon easily won the team title for the first time since 1987. It was the school’s 20th national title in all sports, 19 of which have come in track or cross country.
Conlon was a three-time All-American in cross country at Jamestown College from 2008-10. She has one more season of eligibility remaining in indoor and outdoor track.
— Sun Staff