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For Immediate Release:
ANDREW WHEATING AGREES TO ENDORSEMENT WITH NIKE
Former University of Oregon Standout will Remain in Eugene, Oregon
Boston (July 28, 2010) — Former University of Oregon star Andrew Wheating will continue his track and field career as a professional in Eugene, OR and will proudly compete for Nike, his management company announced today.
With a successful string of races in June and July that began with a double victory at 800m and 1500m at the NCAA Championships, then followed by personal best performances at 800m (1:44.62), the mile (3:51.74), and 1500m (3:30.90), Wheating punctuated an already stellar career at the University of Oregon. Wheating, originally from Norwich, VT, won five NCAA Championships, three PAC 10 titles, was an 8-time NCAA All American, qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games at 800m and is a finalist for the prestigious Bowerman Award, which recognizes the top male and female collegiate men’s and women’s track-and-field athlete of the scholastic year. He holds school records at the tradition-laden program of Oregon in the indoor 800m, outdoor mile and as part of the Distance Medley Relay.
The last time the Men’s NCAA 800m/1500m double had been accomplished was in 1984 by Joaquim Cruz, also from the University of Oregon. As for his run of eye-opening performances this spring and summer, Wheating is the fastest American Miler of the 2010 season, is the fourth fastest 1500m runner in US history and is the fastest 1500m runner ever from the University of Oregon.
"I can’t even explain how excited I am about staying in Track Town, USA, and about the chance to continue working with my coach at the same school that supported me as an undergraduate. Hayward Field has been a special place for me,” said Wheating. “Nike is a great partner in all the cool things happening in Track Town and I look forward to being part of its team as I continue to train and develop. I want to be a contributing member of the Oregon Track Club and chase my dreams in front of the fans who cheered for me while I was a Duck.”
Details of his agreement were not disclosed.
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