OSU Ready to Host First Meet in 25 Years

Courtesy: OSU Sports Information CORVALLIS, Ore.– The long wait will finally be over this Saturday, when the Oregon State track & field program hosts Portland and Willamette for a meet at the school’s brand new Whyte Track & Field Center. The home event at the team’s state-of-the-art facility will be the first for the Beavers … Continue reading »

Thomas Shines At 2013 Oregon Preview

Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information EUGENE, Ore.– De’Anthony Thomas’ three victories – including a meet record in the 4×100 meter relay – highlighted the Oregon Preview as the Ducks opened the outdoor season Saturday at Historic Hayward Field. The Preview meet also saw an American record in the women’s 2,000 meter steeplechase and a total of … Continue reading »

Non-Profit Raises Funds for High Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — Team Run Eugene, a local non-profit, hosted a sale on Sunday for six Springfield and Eugene high school track and field programs. New and used apparel was offered at discounted prices. The group has been around for about 18 months, but has managed to enlist the support of several well-known athletes such … Continue reading »

Olympian Speaks at Kelly Middle School

EUGENE, Ore. — A Brazilian track-and-field Olympian returned to Eugene this week to visit friends and volunteer his time with the students of Kelly Middle School. Jose Luis Barbosa picked Kelly because of his relationship with school principal Jose da Silva. The two have been friends for more than 30 years, and Principal da Silva … Continue reading »

Vin Lananna Inducted into Hall of Fame

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a big day former Oregon track and field coach Vin Lananna. He’ll be inducted Wednesday into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In his 35 years of coaching, Lananna (left) led teams to 11 NCAA titles and 42 conference crowns. He also spearheaded campaigns … Continue reading »

Symmonds, Others Lash Out On Twitter

LONDON — Nick Symmonds has had a long standing beef with the powers that be of Track & Field, upset because the rules vastly limit his ability to get sponsors. Those limitations are even more pronounced during the Olympics, where, among other restrictions, athletes aren’t allowed to even tweet about their own sponsors, unless they … Continue reading »

What Not to Bring to the Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Security will be extremely tight over the next week and a half near Hayward Field. Spectators are not allowed to bring food or any type of drink or glass objects inside the area. Plastic water bottles are okay if they are 1.5 liters or less. Water will be free throughout Hayward Field and TrackTown … Continue reading »

Big Names Discuss Redemption, Bacon on Eve of Trials

EUGENE, Ore.– Track & Field’s big names were front and center for today’s press conference on the eve of the Olympic Trials. The theme was redemption, particularly for Justin Gatlin, one of the biggest and most polarizing names in the sport. After serving a four-year doping ban, the embattled star returns to the Trials with … Continue reading »

Restaurant Partners With Nike For Olympic Track Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Many Eugene restaurants are hoping to double their sales once the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials begin. Businesses are gearing up for the influx of thousands of visitors for the trials. The Bridge Bar and Grill didn’t get to benefit from the trials last time they were in town, but now … Continue reading »

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