Annette Peters - Oregon22 Heritage Trail Plaque
Coburg OR 97401
Annette Peters was born in 1965. Representing the Oregon Ducks at Hayward Field, Annette won three national championships and ten years out of college, Annette still ranked second in all-time Duck performances in the mile. She won the bronze for the 3000 meters at the Goodwill Games in 1994. After graduation she taught elementary school in nearby Springfield. Annette is listed in the University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame. A plaque is installed for her at Pavilion Park at N 44° 08’16.019, W 123° 03’57.389. In honor of the first World Athletics Championships in the United States, the Oregon22 Heritage Trail celebrates 22 of Oregon’s iconic track and field stars with commemorative plaques developed by the Museum of World Athletics (MOWA). The plaques are located in the athletes’ hometowns or at locations meaningful to the athletes. Oregon22 Heritage Trail plaque eligibility was based on four criteria: achieving global medal status, no doping violations or connection to doping, retired from professional competition, and a resident connection to Oregon before or beyond college competition. The eight women and 14 men selected to be part of the Oregon22 Heritage Trail have combined for nine Olympic gold medals, four Olympic silver medals, eight Olympic bronze medals and numerous indoor and outdoor World Athletics Championships medals. Goodwill Games medalists and World Cross Country Championships medalists are also being honored.