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A July 29 high performance meet is set for Hayward Field. It will be part of the TrackTown USA Summer Series, with team competition. I talked with TrackTown USA CEO Michael Reilly yesterday, He said Eugene . 1 in the final set of Track & Field News men's college dual meet rankings. . Kristen Rohde of High Performance West: Athletes need to train the. USTFCCCA InfoZone: All-Time Meet History. TrackTown USA High Performance I. Indoor Track & Field. NOTE: This may be an incomplete list of all-time.
Just miles south of the host city on the I-5 Pacific Highway, Eugene can boast a proud record on the outdoor track at Hayward Field which, sincehas hosted the annual Prefontaine Classic. That meeting, of course, was named in honour of Steve Prefontaine, whose hopes of improving on the fourth place he earned in the Olympic 5, metres final were tragically ended when he died on May 30,aged 24, after crashing his MGB convertible on Skyline Boulevard near his alma mater of the University of Oregon.
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The Oregon Invitational - which ran from to - was established under the direction of Bill Bowerman, the head coach at the University of Oregon whose athletes included, in time, Prefontaine. And from the word go, the atmosphere at the venue was raucous.
The Beatles played there inand inthe year of his first outstanding run there, another well-known music attraction had been centre-stage. The following year Prefontaine defended the title on the narrow, wooden boards by running 8min AndOlympic year, inspired him to an even greater flourish in the Coliseum.
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Shortly before the Olympic trials, US medal favourite Jim Ryun - then world record holder at both m and the mile - rang the meeting director to request a race against the prodigious youngster over two miles. By the time the 22 laps were run, Ryun had almost been lapped by the local hero, whose time of 8: For along with the two miles, the pole vault was one of the stand-out events of the Oregon Invitational. But the Invitational appeared to be on the brink of extinction after spectator levels diminished throughout the early s.
Enter Pacific Northwest Bell as sponsors in - and new meeting director Tom Jordan began to use the new funding to bring together world-class athletes. This hurt the marketability of the event.
The track length was a standard laps to a mile banked board. This was the size that would fit in most American indoor multi-use facilities. Olympic m hurdles champion and world record-holder Aries Merritt also made his comeback at this low-key meet. The year-old, who underwent a kidney transplant operation just four days after claiming a bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing last summer, clocked 7.
Michal Haratyk was virtually unknown at this stage of the season 12 months ago. He finished a lowly ninth at the Polish Indoor Championships with Haratyk improved his lifetime best from After opening with In the last round, Haratyk capped off his breakthrough competition by claiming the world lead with Bukowiecki finished second to Haratyk and improved his European indoor junior record to His last-round throw was in excess of this record but he fell out of the front of the throwing circle.
Majewski had to settle for third with Another Pole to excel on home soil was world indoor high jump champion Kamila Licwinko.Ciaran O Lionaird - 3:41.41 1500m @ TrackTown USA High Performance #2
The Pole equalled the world-leading mark of 1.