The world’s finest Track & Field facility is coming to Hayward Field

New Hayward Field 2020
New Hayward Field will be finished by 2020 for the World Championships.


New Hayward Field 2020
Best Track and Field facility in the world. Period.


New Hayward Field 2020
Legacy = more National Championships and Olympic trails have been done here than anywhere else in America.


New Hayward Field 2020
Current 2018 nighttime image.


The finest Track and Field facility in the world is being built for the 2020 World Championships.

There have been more USA National Championships and more Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon than any other place in America.

Tracktown, USA.

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London 2012 Olympics Team USA Track & Field results

USATF truck

Team USA should be proud of the way they prepared for, competed in, and spread good will and inspiration at the 2012 London Olympics. Here’s a cut and paste from USATF’s official press release:

Team USA Superlatives

  • Allyson Felix is the first woman since Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988 to win three gold medals at a single Olympic Games
  • 1st time U.S. women won 2 medals in the long jump
  • The .55 improvement in the women’s 4x100m relay world record (41.37 to 40.82) was the largest drop in that event in the modern era.
  • Will Claye’s bronze in the LJ and silver in the TJ marks the first time since 1936 that any man has medaled in both jumps at the Games and the first time an American has done it since Meyer Prinstein in 1904
  • 2012 marks the fifth time the U.S. has gone 1-2 in the decathlon; the last time was 1956
  • Ashton Eaton’s 10.35 in the 100m is an Olympic decathlon record
  • Galen Rupp’s silver medal in the men’s 10,000m is the first medal by an American since Billy Mills’ gold in 1964
  • Leo Manzano’s silver medal in the men’s 1,500m is the first medal by an American since Jim Ryun’s silver in 1968
  • Sanya Richards-Ross is only the second U.S. woman to win the 400 at the Games
  • The two-medal effort by Richards-Ross and DeeDee Trotter in the 400 is the second for the U.S. in that event in Olympic history.
  • The two-medal effort by Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter in the 200 is the second for the U.S. in that event in Olympic history.
  • The U.S. won multiple mens’ medals in distances 1,500m and above for the first time since 1968
  • Best U.S. team finish in the men’s 1,500 since 1936 (2nd, 4th)
  • Brigetta Barrett’s silver in the women’s high jump is the first U.S. medal since Louise Ritter won gold in 1988.

U.S.-best performances at Olympic Games (18)

  • Galen Rupp, men’s 10,000m – 27:30.90
  • Trevor Barron, men’s 20km race walk – 1:22:46
  • Dawn Harper, women’s 100m hurdles (tie) – 12.37
  • Matt Centrowitz, men’s 1,500m (run in the semifinals), 3:34.90
  • Leo Manzano, men’s 1,500m – 3:34.79 (surpassing Centrowitz’s semifinal time)
  • Maria Michta, women’s 20K walk – 1:32:27
  • Justin Gatlin, men’s 100m – 9.79
  • Duane Solomon, men’s 800m – 1:42.82
  • Aries Merritt, men’s 110m hurdles – 12.92
  • Men’s 4x100m relay – 37.38 in prelims
  • Women’s 4x100m relay – 41.64 in prelims
  • Women’s 4x100m relay – 40.82
  • Men’s 4x100m relay – 37.04
  • Brigetta Barrett, women’s HJ – 2.03m/6-8
  • Ashton Eaton, men’s decathlon – 8,869 pts.
  • Lashinda Demus, women’s 400m hurdles – 52.77
  • Amber Campbell, women’s hammer – 69.93m/229-5
  • Brittany Borman, women’s javelin – 59.27m/194-5

Records set at Olympic Games by Team USA
World Record – Women’s 4x100m relay (40.82)
American records – Men’s 4x100m relay (37.38), Men’s 4x100m relay (37.04), Women’s 4x100m relay (40.82)

USATF website

USATF = United States Track & Field.  Everything from our US Olympic Team, US World Team, plus Collegiate, Masters and High School meets, athletes, training, etc., are found here.

Here’s the Home page for the 2009 World Championships – USA Master’s World Team

I’m making final logistical preparations to attend.

My training is slowly getting faster and more intense.  That part really is exciting. 

However, I still can’t shake the left heel pain.   That part isn’t really exciting.

Now, when it’s really difficult, is the time I get the most pressure to find an excuse to give up.

But I can’t give up.  Instead, I rested today.   And spent the work day in Jury Duty.

Keep your head up, as difficult as it may be.   Your health is too important to quit.  Do something healthy and carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂