gahearn wrote: "No hint required; you got'em--Dale Story. Perhaps I should have said ". . . from Oregon." Interesting though, that the first Oregon champ was a Beaver, not a Duck."
Comment: Actually, Gary, you should have said "Which runner from an Oregon College or University was the first runner to win an NCAA X Country title" since although Dale Story ran for Oregon State University he was from Orange, CA, where he had won the California State H.S. Championship mile, in, I believe, his Senior Year.
Picky, picky, picky.