Johnson named coach, Lananna focuses on admin



EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has promoted Robert Johnson to head coach of its track and field and cross country teams, while Vin Lananna focuses on administrative duties.

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens says Lananna will pursue larger-scale national and international events for Hayward Field, which hosted the U.S. Olympic track trials earlier this summer.

Johnson has been at Oregon for seven years, serving as associate head women’s coach for the past three. The Ducks’ women have won three straight NCAA indoor national championships and four straight Pac-12 titles.

Lananna has served as head coach of track and cross country for seven years. He has led the Ducks to six national titles and 13 conference titles. He was named the 2012 Pac-12 coach of the year.