Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Zoe Buckman (Oregon)

Zoe Buckman
Player Profile:
Zoe Buckman 106987
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Canberra, Australia
High School: Canberra Grammar School for Girls
Experience: 4 Letters
2-Time Pac-10 Champion (800 Meters, 1,500 Meters)
4-Time All-American

The 2010 Pac-10 champion at 1,500 meters and the 2009 Pac-10 800 meter champion established herself as one of the NCAA’s top middle distance runners with a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters at the 2008 NCAA Track and Field Championships. Ran the fifth-fastest 800 meters in school history (2:02.50) at the 2008 NCAA West Regional. Is a two-time NCAA Cross Country Championships competitor and a three-time NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier. The World Junior Championships veteran joined the Ducks for spring term 2007 after completing her high school career in Australia. Returns to Eugene in the fall of 2010 with one season of cross country and one season of indoor track remaining.
2010-11: Indoors - Brilliant finish to her Oregon career at the NCAA Championships where she took third in the mile in a personal-best 4:33.76 to help the Ducks win their second straight NCAA title. That was the third-fastest time in school history. Was the pace-setter for the most of the race before yielding to teammate Jordan Hasay. Was the top collegian and fourth overall in the mile at the UW Invitational, running a personal-best 4:37.84 that was the third-best time in school history. Helped Oregon win the MPSF team title by anchoring the winning distance medley relay team (11:09.75). Won the mile at the season-opening UW Indoor Preview in 4:45.79. Cross Country - Led Oregon to an impressive win at the season-opening John Frank Memorial with her first place finish in 16:00.6 (4,500 meters). Was Oregon's No. 4 runner at the Notre Dame invitational, finishing 29th in 17:17 (5,000 meters) as the Ducks claimed second. The Ducks' No. 4 runner at the Pac-10 Championships, where she was 23rd overall in 20:40.32 (6,000 meters). Posted career-best 10th place finish at the NCAA West Regional (20:24.73/6,000 meters) to help Oregon automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships. Was Oregon's No. 3 scorer in her final NCAA Championships race (81st, 21:11.5/6,000 meters). Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention. Season Bests: Indoors - Mile - 4:33.76 (PR), NCAA Championships, College Station, Texas (3/12/11).
2009-10: Pac-10 1,500 meter champion. Outdoors - Ranked second nationally in the 1,500 meters and 17th in the 800. Big performer for the record-setting Pac-10 champions. Won the 1,500 meters in 4:15.95 and came back to place third in the 800 meters in a season-best 2:05.51. Opened season with a terrific second-place run in the 1,500 meters, 4:12.80, at the Oregon Preview. That time was the early nationnal leader and ranked fourth in school history. After running the 800 meters at the Stanford Invitational (2:08.19), traveled to her native Australia to participate in the Australian Championships at Perth. There, ran the 1,500 meters and finished third (4:18.58). Returned to the states in time for the Penn Relays, where she ran the anchor leg on Oregon's third-place 4x800 meter relay team (8:32.40). Was the top collegian and fourth overall in the 800 at the Oregon Relays (2:07.48). Won the 1,500 in her final regular season appearance at Hayward Field, running 4:16.66. After the Pac-10 meet, focused on the 1,500 meters for the NCAA championships. Won her preliminary heat at the NCAA West Regional in 4:23.16 before advancing through the quarterfinals with a time of 4:18.93. Was fifth in her heat in the 1,500 meter semifinals in 4:19.02 at the NCAA Championships and just missed advancing to the finals. Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention. Indoors - Ran the 800 leg on Oregon's runner-up distance medley relay team. That team set the school record in 10:58.96 as Oregon won the team title for the first time in school history. Also an NCAA participant in the 800 meters. Helped Oregon win its first-ever MPSF title with a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters in 2:06.78. Followed that with an indoor personal-best 2:05.72 at the UW Last Chance Qualifier. That time ranks tied for third all-time at the University. Took third in the 800 meters at the Jan. 30 Texas A&M Challenge in 2:06.79. Opened season by clocking 2:07.99 in the 800 meters at the UW Indoor Preview. Cross Country - Made season Oregon debut at the Bill Dellinger Invitational. Also appeared in her third Pac-10 Championships and NCAA West Regional race. Pac-10 Cross Country All-Academic honorable mention. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 2:05.51, Pac-10 Championships, Berkeley, Calif. (5/16/10); 1,500 Meters - 4:12.80 (PR), Oregon Preview, Eugene, Ore. (3/20/10). Indoors - 800 Meters - 2:05.72 (PR), UW Last Chance Qualifier, Seattle, Wash. (3/6/10).
2008-09: The Pac-10 champion at 800 meters and a key member of Oregon’s record-setting distance medley relay team. Earned All-America status after helping Oregon’s distance medley relay team place sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships in a school-record 11:02.81. That effort was part of Oregon’s best-ever finish at the indoor nationals, a tie for ninth. Outdoors, had six top-five finishes at 800 meters. Helped Oregon win the Pepsi Team Invitational with a second-place showing in 2:08.28. Was also second at the Oregon Relays in 2:06.66. Win in the 800 in 2:05.39 scored 10 points towards Oregon’s record-setting total at the Pac-10 Championships, as the women took home the team trophy for the first time in 17 years. Placed second in the 800 (2:06.44) at the NCAA West Regional to advance to her third NCAA Outdoor Championships. After advancing through her preliminary heat at the NCAA meet, ran a season-best time, 2:04.68, to finish fourth in her semifinal. Also ran a personal best at 1,500 meters, 4:15.66 (school’s No. 7 all-time mark), at the Oregon Twilight. A top-six runner for Oregon in five cross country races, including all three championship events. Season debut was a 16th-place showing at the Bill Dellinger Invitational (21:21.73). Took second at the Mike Hodges Invitational (17:15) before helping Oregon finish second at the Pac-10, NCAA West Regional and NCAA Championships for the second year in a row. Pac-10 Track & Field All-Academic honorable mention. Pac-10 Cross Country All-Academic honorable mention. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 2:04.68, NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark. (6/11/09); 1,500 Meters - 4:15.66, Oregon Twilight, Eugene, Ore. (5/9/09). Indoors - 800 Meters - 2:09.17, New Balance Invitational, New York, N.Y. (2/7/09).
2007-08: All-American at 800 meters. Sensational sophomore season at the 800-meter distance where she ran fourth at the NCAA Championships and second at both the Pac-10 Championships and the NCAA West Regional. Had a first place finish in the 800 at the Oregon Preview and a couple of seconds at the Pepsi Team Invitational and the Oregon Twilight before her spring heated up in the championship season. Took home second at the Pac-10 Championships in 2:04.52. Repeated that performance at the NCAA West Regional where she ran a personal-best 2:02.50, the fifth-fastest 800 time at Oregon. Won her semifinal heat at the NCAA Championships (2:03.64) to move on to the finals where she placed fourth (2:04.69) to earn her first career All-America award. Also drew assignments on Oregon’s 4x400 meter relay team. In her first indoor season, placed second in the 800 meters at the MPSF Championships in 2:06.88. Ran on Oregon’s NCAA Championships distance medley relay team that finished ninth (11:22.06). Helped Oregon set the school’s distance medley record, 11:10.48, earlier in the indoor season. Excelled in her first ever season of cross country, improving each time she competed. In NCAA Championships, unleashed a strong kick the final mile to gain 30 places and place 39th overall (21:06). Added All-Region honors in the West Regional (21st, 21:03) and a 17th-place finish in the Pac-10 Championships (20:42). USTFCCCA All-Academic first team. Pac-10 Track & Field All-Academic honorable mention. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 2:02.50 (PR), NCAA West Regional, Northridge, Calif. (5/31/08); 1,500 Meters - 4:20.57, Mt. SAC Relays, Walnut, Calif. (4/17/08). Indoors - 800 Meters - 2:06.88, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (3/1/08).
2006-07: NCAA Championships qualifier in the 800 meters. Enrolled at Oregon in March for outdoor track season and made NCAA outdoor debut at 800 meters. In weeks prior, finished top-four in 800 meters in West Regional and Pac-10 Championships. Was also a 1,500 meter regional qualifier and ranked second on team and first among Pac-10 freshmen in both the 800 and 1,500 meters. Season Bests: 800 Meters - 2:06.82, NCAA West Regional, Eugene, Ore. (5/26/07); 1,500 Meters - 4:24.68, Cardinal Invitational, Stanford, Calif. (4/29/07).
Prep: Finished 11th in the 2006 World Junior Championships in both the 800 and 1,500 meters (2:05.60/4:20.59). Also competed as a member of Australia’s 4x400 meter relay team in the 2004 World Junior Championships. Australia’s 2006 national under-20 800 meter champion and 1,500 meter runner-up.
Personal: Psychology major.
Personal Bests
800 Meters - 2:02.50,
NCAA West Regional,
Northridge, Calif., 5/31/08
1,500 Meters - 4:12.80,Oregon Preview,
Eugene, Ore., 3/20/10
Mile - 4:33.76 (i)NCAA Championships,
College Station, Texas, 3/12/11

NCAA Outdoor Track Championships2010 - 1,500 Meters s-6th, 4:19.02
2009 - 800 Meters, s-4th, 2:04.68
2008 -  800 Meters, 4th, 2:04.69
2007 - 800 Meters

NCAA Indoor Track Championships2011 - Mile, 3rd, 4:33.76
2010 - 800 Meters, 17th, 2:10.35
2010 - Distance Medley Relay, 2nd, 10:58.96
2009 - Distance Medley Relay, 6th, 11:02.81
2008 - Distance Medley Relay, 9th, 11:24.83

NCAA Cross Country Championships2010 - 81st, 21:11.5
2008 - 100th, 21:12.5
2007 - 39th, 21:06

NCAA West Regional Track Championships2010 - 1,500 Meters, 4th, 4:18.93
2009 - 800 Meters, 2nd, 2:04.66
2008 - 800 Meters, 2nd, 2:02.50
2007 - 800 Meters, 5th, 2:06.82

NCAA Cross Country West Regional
2010 - 10th, 20:24.73
2009 - 42nd, 22:01.71
2008 - 34th, 21:00.53
2007 - 21st, 21:02.50

Pac-10 Track Championships2010 - 1,500 Meters, 1st, 4:15.95
2010 - 800 Meters, 3rd, 2:05.51
2009 - 800 Meters, 1st, 2:05.39
2008 - 800 Meters, 2nd, 2:04.52
2007 - 800 Meters, 3rd, 2:07.48

Pac-10 Cross Country Championships2010 - 23rd, 20:40.32
2009 - 36th, 21:04.83
2008 - 32nd, 21:09.26
2007 - 17th, 20:41.5

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