Topic: Tracktown USA

Eugene passed over as host for 2019 World Outdoor Championships

By on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 9:08 am.

Eugene, Oregon was not selected as the host city for the 2019 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The decision was made by a panel early Tuesday morning in Monaco, with the honor instead going to Doha, the capital of Qatar. If chosen, Eugene would have been the first American city to host the championships. […]


UO music professor composes first original piece of music for an American track event

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 12:26 am.

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 […]


Former Oregon distance runner Jordan Hasay returns to Hayward Field

By on Monday, Jun. 2 at 8:55 am.

It’s been almost a year since Jordan Hasay ran on the track at the Historic Hayward Field. Calling it “bittersweet” when she ran her last race as a Duck in the 2013 Outdoor NCAA Track and Field Championships, one of the most decorated runners in Oregon history noted that she was just getting her running career […]


Season bests from Boru Guyota and Tanguy Pepiot highlight day two for Oregon track and field at NCAA West Regionals

By on Friday, May. 30 at 9:45 pm.

Oregon track and field continued to impress this weekend, posting a strong day two at the NCAA West Preliminary Round Friday in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The meet is all about getting athletes qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championship meet, which is taking place at the friendly confines of Eugene’s Historic Hayward Field. Only the top-12 finishers in […]


Eugene bid to host 2019 Track and Field World Championships

By on Sunday, May. 4 at 8:58 pm.

Although the United States has a tradition of dominating track and field, the International Association of Athletics Federation 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 […]


Don’t just party with your ugly Christmas sweaters, race with them at Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Run

By on Monday, Dec. 9 at 8:08 am.

The ugly sweater party is no longer simply just a party. It’s a race. On Sunday, Dec. 15, at Alton Baker Park, scores of people adorned in Christmas tree and reindeer-patterned sweaters will toe a starting line and prepare to traverse 3.1 miles of holiday cheer. The event is the first annual Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater […]


Report: Olympic Trials returning to Eugene in 2016

By on Thursday, Apr. 11 at 10:31 am.

It won’t be officially announced until Thursday, but a state official told The Register-Guard that the Olympic Trials will be returning to historic Hayward Field in 2016 for a third-straight Olympiad. According to the report, the announcement will be officially made in Salem tomorrow afternoon at a press conference featuring TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna, […]