Damarcus Simpson’s standout performance at the Pac-12 Track & Field Championship meet last weekend came with an added bonus Wednesday.
The Oregon senior was named the conference’s men’s field athlete of the year, the first for a Duck since Ashton Eaton took top field honors in 2010.
Simpson won his second straight Pac-12 title in the long jump Saturday with a wind-aided mark of 27 feet, 4 inches. He returned Sunday to finish second in the 100 meters and as a member of the 4x100 team that finished second, helping Simpson account for a 26-point meet.
The Oregon men followed with their 12th straight Pac-12 team title, earning Robert Johnson men’s coach of the year honors.
The women’s coach of the year was USC's Caryl Smith Gilbert after her team ended the Ducks’ nine-year reign as team champs.
The women’s field athlete of the year was Arizona State thrower Maggie Ewen.
The track athletes of the year were swept by Trojans sprinters Michael Norman and Kendall Ellis.