Johnson wins male & female Pac-12 Coach of the Year

Johnson wins male & female Pac-12 Coach of the Year

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC’s Bryshon Nellum was named Pac-12 Conference Men’s Track Athlete of the Year, while ARIZONA STATE’s Jordan Clarke earned Pac-12 Men’s Field Athlete of the Year honors. STANFORD’s Kori Carter was tabbed Pac-12 Women’s Track Athlete of the Year, while ARIZONA’s Brigetta Barrett was named Pac-12 Women’s Field Athlete of the Year. Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year honors went to WASHINGTON’s Chris Williams on the men’s side, and OREGON’s Jenna Prandini on the women’s side. Taking both coaching honors, OREGON’s Robert Johnson was voted the Pac-12 Men’s Coach of the Year and Pac-12 Women’s Coach of the Year, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

USC’s Bryshon Nellum (Los Angeles, Calif.) capped his collegiate career with a NCAA title in the 400 meter after posting a time of 44.73, the 10th-fastest time in Pac-12 history. He was the only collegian to break 45 seconds this season at that distance, also claiming the Pac-12 title in the event with a time of 44.76. Nellum also won the 200-meter title at the Conference championships, placing third at the NCAA meet. He finished the season undefeated against collegians in five finals at 400 meters and won three of four finals against collegians at 200 meters. Nellum was also named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Associations (USTFCCCA) National Men’s Track Athlete of the Year earlier this week. Nellum was a silver medalist in the 4x400 relay at the 2012 London Olympics.

ARIZONA STATE’s Jordan Clarke (Anchorage, Alaska) wins the Pac-12 Men’s Field Athlete of the Year award for the second time in his career, winning the honor in 2011. Clarke won the men’s shot put for the third-consecutive year at the Pac-12 Championships with a throw of 19.35m/63-6, then placed second in the event at the NCAA Championships (20.28m/66-6.50). Clarke is a two-time NCAA Champion in the event, winning the title in 2011 and 2012.

WASHINGTON freshman Chris Williams (Philadelphia, Pa.) advanced to the 100-meter hurdles finals and helped the Huskies to fourth-place in the 4x100-meter relay at the Pac-12 Championships. He was also second in the pole vault with a height of 5.26m/17-3 at the league championships. Williams went on to qualify for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., in the 110-meter hurdles and was on the 4x100-meter relay squad that also reached the semifinals. Williams becomes the first-ever Husky to win the men’s newcomer of the year award.

STANFORD’s Kori Carter (Claremont, Calif.) won the 400-meter hurdles race at the NCAA Championships, running the second-fastest time in Pac-12 history, clocking a 53.21. She also placed second in the 100-meter hurdles at the national meet. She swept the hurdles titles at the Pac-12 Championships. She won the 100-meter hurdles title by a margin of .01 second, then ran a meet-record 54.21 to win the 400-meter hurdle. Carter becomes the first-ever Cardinal to win the women’s track athlete of the year honor.

ARIZONA’s Brigetta Barrett (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) has been dominant in her collegiate career in the high jump. She capped her career by setting the collegiate-meet record 1.99m/6-6.25. She set the Pac-12 Conference record last summer at the London Olympics where she won a silver medal with a height of 2.03m/6-7, the highest mark by a collegian. Barrett won the NCAA title by 3.5 inches, clearing a height of 1.95m/6-4.75, the third of her career. The Pac-12 title she claimed was also the third of her career, and she has also won three national indoor titles in her career.

OREGON freshman Jenna Prandini (Clovis, Calif.) placed seventh at the NCAA Championships in the 100-meter, then ran on the Ducks’ 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays, helping the teams to fourth-place finishes in both. She won the Pac-12 individual crown in the 100-meter, placed third in the 200 meter and helped the Ducks win the 4x100 meter. Prandini also competed in the long jump where she placed fourth with a jump of 6.15m/20-2.25. She is only the second Duck to ever win the newcomer honor and the second in three years.

In his first season as head coach of the OREGON men’s and women’s program, Robert Johnson earns both the men’s and women’s Coach of the Year honor after leading the Ducks to a sweep of the Pac-12 team titles in Los Angeles, Calif. It was the men’s seventh-consecutive title and the women’s fifth-straight title. The Ducks followed up with the Conference’s best finishes at the NCAA Championships, with the men placing fourth and the women placing third. Johnson also led the women to a fourth-straight NCAA indoor title and the cross country national championship in the fall. The women’s program was tabbed the USTFCCCA’s Program of the Year for the fifth-straight year, while the men finished third in the standings.

The honors were decided by a vote of the conference’s track and field coaches.


Previous Pac-12 Track and Field Award Winners

Women’s Award Winners
               
2013       
2012       
2011       
2010       
2009       
2008       
2007       
               
2006       
2005       
2004       
2003       
2002       
2001       
2000       
1999       
1998       
1997       
1996       
1995       
1994       
               
1993       
1992       
1991       
1990       
1989       
1988       
1987         Track Athlete of the Year
Kori Carter, STAN 
English Gardner, ORE           
Nia Ali, USC         
Keisha Baker, ORE
Charonda Williams, ASU
Alysia Johnson, CAL            
Alysia Johnson, CAL            
               
Virginia Powell, USC            
Monique Henderson, UCLA
Sheena Johnson, UCLA        
Lena Nilsson, UCLA             
Lena Nilsson, UCLA             
Brianna Glenn, ARIZ             
Seilala Sua, UCLA 
Seilala Sua, UCLA 
Amy Skieresz, ARIZ             
Amy Skieresz, ARIZ             
Amy Acuff, UCLA
Amy Acuff, UCLA
Inger Miller, USC  
               
Kelly Blair, ORE    
Chryste Gaines, STAN          
Paula Berry, ORE  
Sheila Hudson, CAL              
Tonya Sedwick, UCLA         
Gail Devers, UCLA               
Gail Devers, UCLA               
  Field Athlete of the Year
Brigetta Barrett, ARIZ
Brianne Theisen, ORE
Brigetta Barrett, ARIZ
Brianne Theisen, ORE
Sarah Stevens, ASU              
Jacquelyn Johnson, ASU
Sarah Stevens, ASU              
               
Chelsea Johnson, UCLA
Jessica Cosby, UCLA            
                 Newcomer of the Year         
Jenna Prandini, ORE              
Shelby Houlihan, ASU          
English Gardner, ORE           
Julie Labonte, ARIZ               
Mel Lawrence, WASH          
Charonda Williams, USC
Shalina Clarke, USC/             
Shana Woods, USC
Nicole Leach, UCLA             
Erica McLain, STAN             
Jacquelyn Johnson, ASU
Virginia Powell, USC            
Monique Henderson, UCLA
Sheena Johnson, UCLA        
Lauren Fleshman, STAN
                 Coach of the Year
Robert Johnson, ORE
Vin Lananna, ORE
Fred Harvey, ARIZ
Vin Lananna, ORE
Vin Lananna, ORE
Greg Kraft, ASU
Greg Kraft, ASU
 
Greg Kraft, ASU
Edrick Floreal, STAN
Jeanette Bolden, UCLA
Jeanette Bolden, UCLA
Jeanette Bolden, UCLA
Jeanette Bolden, UCLA
Jeanette Bolden, UCLA
Jeanette Bolden, UCLA
Jeanette Bolden, UCLA
Jeanette Bolden, UCLA
Ron Allice, USC
Jeanette Bolden, UCLA
Jeanette Bolden, UCLA/
Leonard Braxton, ASU
Bob Kersee, UCLA
Tom Heinonen, ORE
Tom Heinonen, ORE
Bob Kersee, UCLA
Bob Kersee, UCLA
Bob Kersee, UCLA
Bob Kersee, UCLA


Men’s Award Winners
               
2013
2012
2011
2010
               
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
               
1999
               
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
                 Track Athlete of the Year   
Bryshon Nellum, USC           
Chris Derrick, STAN             
Jeshua Anderson, WSU         
Andrew Wheating, ORE        
               
Galen Rupp, ORE  
Lionel Larry, USC 
Lionel Larry, USC 
Robert Cheseret, ARIZ          
Robert Cheseret, ARIZ          
Robert Cheseret, ARIZ          
Ryan Wilson, USC
Anson Henry, WSU              
Marcus Brunson, ASU          
Ja’Warren Hooker, WASH    
               
Jerome Davis, USC/              
Bernard Lagat, WSU
Ja’Warren Hooker, WASH    
Mebrahtom Keflezighi, UCLA
Ato Boldon, UCLA               
John Godina, UCLA              
Josephat Kapkory, WSU        
Martin Keino, ARIZ               
Quincy Watts, USC               
Samuel Kibiri, WSU              
Steve Lewis, UCLA               
Derek Huff, ARIZ 
Danny Everett, UCLA           
Jim Banich, UCLA
Gabriel Tiacoh, WSU             
Darwin Cook, USC               
Joaquim Cruz, ORE               
Dean Crouser, ORE               
Dean Crouser, ORE               
LaMonte King, ASU              
James Sanford, USC              
Greg Foster, UCLA               
Clancy Edwards, USC           
Clancy Edwards, USC           
Tony Sandoval, STAN/         
Ken Randle, USC     Field Athlete of the Year
Jordan Clarke, ASU               
Nick Ross, ARIZ   
Jordan Clarke, ASU               
Ashton Eaton, ORE               
Ryan Whiting, ASU
Ashton Eaton, ORE               
Corey White, USC 
Noah Bryant, USC 
Tommy Skipper, ORE
Jesse Williams, USC Newcomer of the Year
Chris Williams, WASH
Johnathan Cabral, ORE
Stephen Sambu, ARIZ
Nick Ross, ARIZ   
 
Matthew Centrowitz, ORE
Jeshua Anderson, WSU
Ahmad Rashad, USC
Kevin Craddock, UCLA
Galen Rupp, ORE  
Tommy Skipper, ORE
Allen Simms, USC
Julien Kapek, USC 
Donald Sage, STAN              
Jason Boness, ORE               
               
                 Coach of the Year
Robert Johnson, ORE
Vin Lananna, ORE
Fred Harvey, ARIZ
Vin Lananna, ORE
 
Vin Lananna, ORE
Dan Steele, ORE
Vin Lananna, ORE
Ron Allice, USC
Coaching Staff, ORE
Art Venegas, UCLA
Ron Allice, USC
Martin Smith, ORE
Vin Lananna, STAN
Ron Allice, USC
Vin Lananna, STAN
Ron Allice, USC
 
Bob Larsen, UCLA
Ron Allice, USC
Bob Larsen, UCLA
Bob Larsen, UCLA
Bob Larsen, UCLA
Bob Larsen, UCLA
Bob Larsen, UCLA
John Chaplin, WSU
Bill Dellinger, ORE
Bob Larsen, UCLA
Bob Larsen, UCLA
Bob Larsen, UCLA
Bill Dellinger, ORE
John Chaplin, WSU
Bill Dellinger, ORE
John Chaplin, WSU
Jim Bush, UCLA
Len Miller, ASU
Jim Bush, UCLA
Bill Dellinger, ORE
Bill Dellinger, ORE
Vern Wolfe, USC
Vern Wolfe, USC
Ken Shannon, WASH