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The U.S. Olympic team includes more than 75 athletes from the northwest. One of them is Minnesota transplant Ben Blankenship. He’ll be competing in the men’s’ 1,500 meter race later this month.

Rachael McDonald

Eugene area fans will have a unique opportunity to watch elite athletes compete at a new summer track meet at Hayward Field on Friday. 17 Olympic runners will be there.


The past weeks' Olympic Trials were a massive undertaking. The 2021 World Championships will bring events at Hayward Field to another level. That's the goal for the nonprofit Track Town USA, which aspires to expand the sport nationally. Eugene is preparing to package its track enthusiasm and deliver it to other cities.

Karen Richards

The singular reason more than 1,000 track and field athletes are in Eugene this week is to vie for a spot on the 2016 Olympic team. Spectators have many different reasons to be at Hayward Field.

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The U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials are underway at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Photo by Bryan Rodriguez

  Tracktown: the Movie is a film by Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas that blends the truth of an elite runner’s life with a fictional story. The movie’s Eugene debut is at the McDonald Theatre on July 5th, while co-director and star Alexi Pappas is training to run with the Greek Olympic Team in Rio. Eric Alan speaks with Jeremy Teicher, in an interview that includes clips from the film.  

Washington Makes Huge Splash But Ducks Fall Short

Jun 12, 2016

The University of Oregon Women's Track and Field squad was unable to repeat as NCAA champions. But they came very close Saturday at historic Hayward Field.

Last year Raevyn Rodgers wasn't well known when she won the 800 meters. She continued her dominance in the event this year, earning back-to-back titles. Following in her footsteps, redshirt freshman Ariana Washington made a huge first impression, winning the 100 and 200 meters.


Track and field fans are invited to historic Hayward Field Saturday for the 2nd annual "Fan Fest."

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The University of Oregon's Vin Lananna will lead the U.S. men's track and field team at the Olympics in Rio next year.

Lananna has been instrumental in bringing the U.S. Olympic Trials to Eugene's Hayward Field in 2008 and 2012. He also successfully led efforts to bring the world championships here in 2021.

Lananna says being selected as head coach for the Olympic team is a huge honor. He sees it as his number one accomplishment.

Corinne Boyer

Hayward Field hosted the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships this weekend. A heat wave pushed temperatures into the mid 90s making it even hotter for athletes on the track. KLCC’s Corinne Boyer was there.

Saturday’s early morning cloud cover provided some relief during the Track and Field Outdoor Championships. Sprinklers and misters were set up around to keep the crowd and athletes cool.