Oregon senior Sam Crouser was named the USTFCCCA
men's athlete of the week following his eye-opening start to the season last weekend.
Kate Avery of Iona was the USTFCCCA
women's national athlete of the year after becoming the first runner not from a power conference to win the national title.
put out its preseason rankings for the outdoor track and field season on Tuesday and both Oregon teams made the top five.
That means a week of rest for, among others, freshman standouts Jasmine Todd and Sasha Wallace, and senior Laura Roesler, who was named the USTFCCCA
athlete of the week after recording the second-fastest indoor 800 in NCAA history at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet in Kentucky last Saturday with a time of 2 minutes, 1.
Cheserek also earned three awards from the Pac-12 - Athlete of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and first-team all-conference - and won USTFCCCA
all-America honors by virtue of his NCAA victory.
Monday he was named a USTFCCCA
all-American, a week after being named the West Region athlete of the year.
Earlier this week, Cheserek was named the USTFCCCA
West Region athlete of the year, the first Duck to earn such distinction since Galen Rupp in 2008.
The Ducks victory in Boston propelled them further up the USTFCCCA
polls after opening the year at No.
The Oregon men are ranked 12th in the USTFCCCA coaches' preseason poll, and Portland is No.
Although none of the other teams at the meet are ranked in the USTFCCCA preseason poll, Portland and Oregon State are listed eighth and ninth, respectively, in the West region.
Oregon was named the USTFCCCA
women's program of the year for the fifth consecutive season, and the Duck men took third.