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Bill McChesney (athlete)

Bill McChesney (athlete): “

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”’Bill McChesney, Jr.”’ (1959-1992) was an American [[Long-distance track event|long-distance runner]].

He graduated from [[South Eugene High School]] and earned [[All-American]] honors in [[cross-country]] and [[track and field]] while attending the [[University of Oregon]]. He qualified for the the [[1980 Summer Olympics boycott|1980 U.S. Olympic team]] in the [[5000 metres|5,000 meters]]. McChesney was ranked first in America and fourth in the world in the 5,000-meters during the 1981 season. He remains Oregon’s record holder in the 5,000 and [[10000 metres|10,000 meters]]. McChesney lost his life died in 1992 due to injuries suffered in a car accident.

In 2002, he was inducted into the University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame. The Bill McChesney Jr. Memorial Mile Run is named for him.

==External links==
[ University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame biography]

[ Leaders of the Long Distance Decades-University of Oregon]

[[Category:1992 deaths]]
[[Category:American middle distance runners]]
[[Category:American long-distance runners]]
[[Category:Olympic athletes of the United States]]
[[Category:People from Eugene, Oregon]]
[[Category:Road accident deaths in Oregon]]
[[Category:Oregon Ducks track and field athletes]]
[[Category:Olympic competitors from Oregon]]

(Via Wikipedia – New pages [en].)

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