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Controversial Hayward Field renovations leave community reminiscing

In Eugene’s pitch to host the 2019 IAAF World Championships, two-time Olympic decathlon gold medalist and Oregon alum Ashton Eaton was featured in a video. He talked about the “magic” of Hayward Field during the 1,500-meter race of his world record-setting decathlon at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials. “I …

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Former Ducks reflect after final Prefontaine Classic at Historic Hayward Field

Nearly one year ago, Raevyn Rogers sprinted over the finish line in the 4×400 at Hayward Field to earn Oregon women’s track and field the triple crown along with the outdoor national championship. At the 2018 Prefontaine Classic, it was just another day for her in Eugene, where she is …

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Oregon alumni return to Hayward Field for day one of the Prefontaine Classic

Three Oregon track and field alumni-turned-professional returned to Hayward Field for day one of the 2018 Prefontaine Classic on Friday night. Laura Roesler finished fifth in the women’s National 800 meters, while Eric Jenkins and Edward Cheserek finished seventh and 15th, respectively, in the men’s two-mile race. Roesler, who won The Bowerman …

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Former Ducks talk Hayward Field renovation ahead of Prefontaine Classic

Ahead of the final Prefontaine Classic at Historic Hayward Field, former Ducks Matthew Centrowitz Jr. and Phyllis Francis participated at the pre-meet press conference among many other athletes set to compete in this weekend’s Diamond League meet. “Not just being American, but a former Duck, it’s always exciting racing at …

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Ex-Ducks, world champions stack fields for Prefontaine Classic

Before Hayward Field gets its new look for the 2021 IAAF World Championships and possibly in time to host the 2020 United States Olympic Trials, some of the world’s best track and field athletes will compete one more time at the historic stadium for the Prefontaine Classic this upcoming weekend. …

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Eugene Police in pursuit of reckless driver after crash at 14th Avenue and Hilyard Street

James Croft, a Western Oregon University student in town for the Prefontaine Classic, just wanted to go to bed when he saw his buddy’s van had been rear ended by a small, four-door sedan in front of the Hilyard House on the corner of 14th Avenue and Hilyard Street. Croft …

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Decision postponed on women’s 100-meter dash tiebreaker

5,000-meter runner Bernard Lagat also speaks about Hayward Field and his experience there.

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China’s Liu Xiang blazes past field in 100-meter hurdles at Prefontaine Classic

Xiang would have set a world record if not for a healthy wind supporting his effort.

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Photos: Records broken at Day 1 of Prefontaine Classic

The Prefontaine Classic got off to quite a start Friday night as meet records fell left and right.

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