About Mac Court, aka The Pit, here. …Once a Southern California sports fan, I have memories of USC and UCLA powerhouse teams getting rattled and beat. …What I didn’t know until yesterday is that the Bowerman era track and cross country teams had their lockers and showers in the Mac Court basement. A guy told me he had his locker next to Pre. (I forgot to ask him if Bowerman also anointed him in the showers.) …Anyway, he had nothing but good things to say about Pre. Who had a memorable quirk. No matter how easy, friendly, forgettable the run, Pre would always be at least one step ahead.