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The multi-sport athlete will head to Eugene for the next phase of his athletic career.

The list of Gervais High School athletes signing to compete at the college level has grown by one more. Gervais graduate Brian Limage signed to compete with the University of Oregon track and field team next season. Limage is expected to compete in the 200- and 400-meter races.

PMG FILE PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais senior Brian Limage holds the school record in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter races, and will be competing with the University of Oregon next year.

Limage, who began running track for the first time in seventh grade -- he also played football and basketball in high school -- said he was excited to get the opportunity to compete with such a renowned track and field program.

"It's felt good," Limage said. "Knowing that I came from a small school and they came to look at my times, you know, look at the film. It feels good because you know, I'm from a small school, you don't really get opportunities like this. So I took the opportunity and ran with it."

Limage signed with Oregon the week he competed at the Outdoor Nationals, where he ran in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.3 seconds. It was there his future coaches got a good look at him in action, in addition to watching tape of him compete in high school.

The now-college athlete plans on redshirting his freshman season to increase his chances at future success.

"I want to get the feel for it," Limage said. "I don't really want to run the first year and then … everything goes downhill. I want to red shirt, get stronger, get faster. Because coming from a 2A school, the competition wasn't there. I feel like there'll be a drastic difference. I want to be able to build up muscle, get faster, get stronger, and then my sophomore year just kind of pop off."

Limage leaves Gervais as the school record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters.


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