Dunbar wins Dillinger Award [Cross Country]

May 30, 2013
Trevor Dunbar

The University of Oregon handed out hardware at its track and cross country team banquet last week.

Kodiak runner Trevor Dunbar was basically named MVP of the men’s cross country team after winning the Bill Dillinger Cross Country Award.

Who is Bill Dillinger, you might ask?

Past world record holder and former U of O track coach who developed the great Steve Prefontaine.

Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, is following some famous footsteps in Eugene [his father Marcus also ran for the Ducks], but he’s done well to make his own name.

Dunbar won the Dellinger Invitational with an 8K time of 23:38 last fall. He was also named Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year after placing third at the conference championships in 23:28.

He was third at West Regions and 41st at the NCAA Championships, the team’s top finisher both times.

Dunbar was a two-time All-American prior at Portland State prior to transferring to Oregon two years ago.