College Track and Field Recruiting | Oregon | George Fox University

A Winning Tradition

  • 6 Northwest Conference Championships - Women (2000, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)
  • 1 Northwest Conference Championship - Men (2017)
  • 10 Conference / District Coaches of the Year
  • 130 All-Americans (68 men, 62 women)
  • 8 Men's National Champions (5 NAIA, 3 NCAA)
  • 13 Women's National Champions (2 USTFF, 7 NAIA, 4 NCAA)
  • 38 Academic All-Americans (17 men, 21 women)
  • 1 Academic All-American of the Year (Ryan Chaney, 1997)
  • Three Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year (Irene Johnson - 2011, Joel Krebs - 2007, Michelle Forbes - 2004)
  • One Bill Hayward Amateur Athlete of the Year - Female Finalists (Jill Beals - 1992)
  • 1 Cascade Conference Men's Championship (1995)
  • 2 NAIA District Men's Championships (1979, 1980)
  • 12 NAIA Women's National Meets (4 Top 10 finishes)
  • 1 NAIA Women's District Championships (1992)
  • 1 NAIA Female Athlete of the Year (Nancy Rismiller, 1996)
  • 2 Women's Conference of Independent Colleges Championships (1979, 1980)
  • 1 Cascade Conference Women's Championship (1995)

State of Oregon: A hotbed for track and field

If you’re a track and field athlete, what better place than to compete than in Oregon – traditionally a Mecca for distance runners and home of some of the best track athletes this nation has ever produced.

Four straight conference titles

Here at George Fox, we’ve had our share of success as well. In the past six years, our women's team has been Northwest Conference champions four times and runners-up twice. Our men's team joined them as conference runners up in 2016. Our athletes have been individual national champions multiple times and we've had dozens of All-Americans wear our blue and gold.

NCAA All-Academic honors

We also excel in the classroom; both our men’s and women’s squads were named 2013 and 2016 NCAA Division III All-Academic Teams by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, with our women recording the second-highest grade point average in the nation in 2013.

Some of the benefits of our program include … 

  • Family-like environment
  • Technical coaching/individual coaching
  • Memorable spring break trips to Southern California
  • Fun team gatherings

State-of-the-art training equipment

We also offer the best in training equipment, including an Alter-G (anti-gravity) treadmill, altitude training equipment, and AQx deep-water running training. We have a brand new track facility on campus, Stoffer Family Stadium, and a new weight room in the Duke Athletic Center.

Let's talk

If you have any questions about our program, don’t hesitate to contact me at or 503-554-2915.

- John Smith, Head Coach

George Fox: A top-ranked Christian college

  • We are top-flight Christian university, ranked among the top Christian colleges in the nation (Forbes) and in the first tier of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities (West) category.
  • You will get the opportunity to compete in a Christ-centered program that emphasizes good citizenship, sportsmanship and a commitment to team.
  • Our mission in athletics is to “provide the most formative athletic experience in the country.”
  • You won’t be another “number.” You will “Be Known” at a university with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13.6-to-1.

Become an NCAA student-athlete

At the Division III level, we maintain a proper perspective between academics and athletics. Character, work ethic, sportsmanship and teamwork take precedence over winning. Such a commitment reflects our philosophy that the athletic arena is more than just a place where games are played – it’s a venue vitally critical to your leadership development, mentoring and education. 

The region’s premier small-college conference

George Fox is a member of the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference, a group of nine selective private colleges which all rank in the first tier of U.S. News' National Liberal Arts Colleges or Regional University categories. The other members are Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Pacific Lutheran University, Pacific University, University of Puget Sound, Whitman College, Whitworth University and Willamette University.