2012


Men's Team

Name Yr. HS Hometown
Samuel Van De Velde Fr Dana Hills Dana Point, CA
Michael Maisonville So Southridge Beaverton, OR
Jacob Berkner So Siuslaw Florence, OR
Drake Davis Fr Roosevelt Wyandotte, MI
Elias Gedyon Fr Loyola Los Angeles, CA
Corbin Helt Fr Creswell Creswell, OR
Trenton Kershner Fr Redmond Redmond, OR
Aaron Kirch So Tigard Tigard, OR
Sergio Marroquin Fr Marshfield Coos Bay, OR
Caleb Patrick Fr Sheldon Eugene, OR
Theodore Puentes Fr Newport Newport, OR
Kyle Ruhlin So Thurston Springfield, OR
Javier Velasco Fr Hermiston Hermiston, OR

 

Women's Team

Name Yr. HS Hometown
Alexandria Church Fr Wilsonville Wilsonville, OR
Blair Harris Fr Dallas Dallas, OR
Gabrielle Head Fr Sheldon Eugene, OR
Rochell Pappel Fr Churchill Eugene, OR
Ana Villa-Amparo Fr North Eugene Eugene, OR
Macauly Wilson Fr Mt. View Bend, OR

 

Coaching Staff

Mike Blackmore - Head Cross Country/Assistant Track Coach

2012-present

Eugene, OR - Lane Community College's Director of Cross Country/Track & Field, Grady O'Connor, recently announced the hiring of Mike Blackmore as the new Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Assistant Track & Field Coach for the Lane Titans.


Blackmore has had a positive presence in the Eugene running community going back to his days competing at the University of Oregon, where he was an NCAA All-American and sub-four minute miler, running 3:57, and a scoring member of the 1984 Men’s NCAA Outdoor National Championship Track & Field team. A member of three USA teams, he was the 1987 World University Games Silver Medalist at 5000m. Recently, Blackmore was the Head Cross Country coach at Churchill High School the last five years, where one of his many highlights was coaching State Champion Russell Drummond in the 800m in 2008.


The Prosser, WA native has had a renaissance in his own running the last few years, becoming one of the best Masters runners in the United States and the World, running times of 4:03 in the 1500m, 15:16 in the 5000m, and 31:46 in the 10,000m, while also capturing Masters National Championships in the 800m and 5000m in 2010 and just recently claiming a National title in his age group for the U.S. Half Marathon Trail Championships.


Blackmore graduated from the University of Oregon with a Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Training and has been a licensed massage therapist since 1998. He has also worked at Steens Mountain Running Camp dating back to the 1980’s and has attended and been a featured speaker at the prestigious coaching clinic the JA Summit. Blackmore’s knowledge of the human body and his experience coaching and working with distance runners will help continue the strong tradition Lane Community College has had in the distance events.

 

Andrea Gruber - Assistant Coach

2010-present

Andrea grew up in Northern California, graduating from Placer High School in 2004. After high school, she attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she ran both XC and Track.  While running at UCSB, she battled injuries for two years before leaving to enlist in AmeriCorps and contribute to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 
 
In 2007, Andrea moved to Eugene and joined the Lane XC and T&F teams, where she earned one All-American honor. Andrea now enters her second year as an Assistant Coach for the Titans, while also recently completing Lane's strenuous EMT-Paramedic program. "The experience I had running at Lane was what I always envisioned my collegiate running career to be. Now that I'm done competing on the track, I'm thrilled I can continue to contribute to the Titans as a coach. The running community in Eugene is unlike anywhere else. I hope to find my niche by combining my love of running and caring for peoples' needs."

 

2012 Schedule

Date Meet Host Location Results
Sept. 15 Oak Knoll Loop Run Willamette Oak Knoll Golf  (Independence, OR) M | W
Sept. 22 Nortwest Classic Lane On Campus (Eugene, OR) M | W
Oct. 6 W. Washington Classic Western Washington On Campus (Bellingham, WA) M | W
Oct. 13 Adidas Classic Concordia Fernhill Park (Portland, OR) M | W
Oct. 19 Beaver Classic Oregon State Avery Park (Corvallis,OR) M | W
Oct. 27 Southern Regionals Lane On Campus (Eugene, OR) M | W
Nov. 10 NWAACC Championships Spokane On Campus (Spokane, WA)