Greg Hansen '82
Greg Hansen '82
Title: Athlete
Year: 1982
Team: Track & Field
Induction: 1998

Greg Hansen is perhaps the best multi-event track and field athlete Willamette has ever had. He won the long jump championship all four years in both the Northwest Conference and NAIA District II meets, and capped his career by placing fourth in the decathlon at the NAIA national meet. In four seasons, he won nine Northwest Conference Championships (including relays) and eight individual NAIA District II titles. As of his induction, he still ranks No. 2 all-time at Willamette in the long jump (23-9); No. 3 in the decathlon (6,825); No. 4 in the pole volt (14-8 1/4) and No. 6 in the 400 (48.94). During Hansenís career, the Bearcat track team won three conference titles (1979, í81, í82) and one District II trophy (1982).