Spectators at Tuesday’s 10K race in the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships may not have realized they were part of a unique experiment combining music and sports. TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna commissioned the University of Oregon’s Brian McWhorter to compose an original piece and perform it with a live orchestra. McWhorter, a nationally renowned trumpet player and professor at […] Continue reading →
Although the United States has a tradition of dominating track and field, the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships for track and field have never been hosted in the country. But now Eugene — in addition to Barcelona, Spain and Doha, Qatar — is one of three cities that could host the 2019 IAAF […] Continue reading →
The 2014 Eugene Marathon will look a little bit different than in years past. Next year’s Eugene Marathon will be held in July, not in April.
Former University of Oregon track stars Ashton Eaton, Matthew Centrowitz and Brianne Theisen each home individual national titles at the USA Track and Field National Championships this week.
It was a big first day of the NCAA Track and Field National Championships with several impressive performances. Oregon four-star athlete Liz Brenner was eighth overall in the javelin, good enough to advance to the finals. The Ducks’ women sprinters also had a good day with the 4X100 team advancing and English Gardner as well in the 100 meters.
Mary Cain, a high school phenom who has yet to choose what college she will be attending, thrilled the thousands in attendance at the 2013 Prefontaine Classic, running a sub-two minute in the women’s 800 meters to set a new high school record and U.S. Junior record.
After being host in both 2008 and 2012, Eugene has once again been selected for a third straight time and will be host for the 2016 Olympic Trials.
Lane’s track and field program saw two of their athletes take the lead in the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively, at the end of day one of the Lane Multi Qualifier. Thomas Cranor is currently the leader in the men’s decathlon while Kara Hallock is leading the women’s heptathlon.