Steinhauer , Neil
Neil Steinhauer was a world class shot putter at the University of Oregon during the 1960s. He was voted team MVP three times and was awarded the Emerald Athletic Trophy by the school. In 1965, he won the NCAA Outdoor Championship with a throw of 62 feet 6 inches and was named an All-American. In 1966 and 1967, he placed second in the NCAA Outdoor Championships with throws of 64 feet 1/2 inche and 64 feet 2 inches respectively while earning All-American honors both years. During the 1967 Pan American Games he placed second, and in 1969 while competing for the U.S. Army he won the U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a throw of 67 feet 4 inches. Steinhauer recorded a career best of 68 feet 11 3/4 inches which is one of the world's all-time great performance. In 1967 he set the indoor world record for the shot put with a 67 feet 10 in. effort. In 1982, he was inducted into the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, and in 1995 he was inducted into the University of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.