I think the Ducks have a shot at both records.
I don't think they will be peaking for the event though.
One of the amazing things the Ducks are doing this year is posting great results and excellent times while focused on peaking for the NCAA Champs, and getting a 3rd national title in a row.
It is sweet times for Ducks and Duck Alumni...
And, it can only get better. The Golden Era of the late 70's and early 80's was predicated by a few cycles of duck excellence, and then Prefontaine's celebrity attracting a hoard of talented runners to Eugene...
The rise to prominence, should, perhaps depending on how long Vin wants to coach etc., attract even more talent over the next decade...really re-establishing the program...and probably taking it to new heights...
...This and Nike's support is what creates the haters. But why should Nike not help Oregon (and Stanford) the alma mater(s) of the founder of the company?
It is all good for track and field, an American company, a sports company, really investing in track and running, and with a huge history supporting the sport at a time when the economy is not great, and, I think Nike's stepping up for so many athletes and programs over the years...has challenged the othe companies to do so as well. Frankly without Nike supporting running for so long, I really doubt that the foriegn shoe companies would have been called to action to sponsor as much as they have... Nike stepped up the dollars, and in effect that made other companies do the same.
The next question now is if Vin and Company can have the Ducks peak at the NC's
Vin seems to have a strong reputation for peaking athletes at the right time, an art in itself.
This 4x1mile should be very exciting!