The votes are in and the Addicted To Quack community has voted Edward Cheserek Oregon's male athlete of the year. The voting wasn't even close.
Here's how the final voting broke down:
On June 10, 2016 Cheserek won his NCAA record-tying 15th title. The event where he tied the record had the rest of the field executing the perfect game-plan to stop him with many of the runners setting personal records. But it wasn't enough to top the king of long-distance running.
Last fall there were videos of Cheserek on the Autzen video board and the footage of him crossing the finish line showed nobody else even close to him and he carried his dominance from cross country through indoor track and field before dominating outdoor track and field.
He's got a ridiculous amount of awards already including being a two-time Bowerman Award Finalist and a 2nd-Team Academic All-American.
In the nominee post I wrote:
This is maybe my favorite story. He won the 5,000-meter with a time of 13:47.89 and WITH ONLY A 30 MINUTE BREAK he anchored the distance medley relay with a time of 3:52.89. Then he won a third event, running the second-fastest time in NCAA history in the 3,000-meter, putting him in a class with Galen Rupp. In 2015 Cheserek is the first man in the history of the conference to win three consecutive individual titles in cross-country and the first man in NCAA history to win three straight NCAA individual titles. I'm sure I'm missing other things.
Edward Chesarek has one more year of eligibility remaining.