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Kvalheim , Arne
Arnie Kvalheim was a native Norwegian who ran track and cross country at the University of Oregon from 1967 to 1969. During his career he set many records running for the University of Oregon and his native Norway. Among his awards are the 1969 Emerald Athletic Award for the school's top athlete, student and citizen. He also represented Norway in the 1968 Olympic Games in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:47.4 seconds.
Among his championships and best times are:
1966 Norwegian Champion in the 800 meters and 1500 meters. He was also the Norwegian 1500 meters champion in 1967, 69,70 and 72. In 1968, he placed 4th in the NCAA 5000 meters with a time of 14.07.8 seconds. Kvalheim had a college career 3 mile best of 13:14.6 in 1968 and won the PAC-8 3-mile championship in 1969 in a time of 13:39.4 seconds. Also while at the University of Oregon he set the collegiate 2-mile record at 8:33.2 seconds, ran the mile in 3:56.4 and the 1500 meters in 3:38.5. Kvalheim was part of a world record 4-mile relay team consisting of Roscoe Divine, Dave Wilborn and Wade Bell in a time of 16:05.0. In 2007, he was inducted into the University of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.