The USATF Outdoor Championships return to TrackTown USA this June, bringing the nation’s best athletes to Eugene, Oregon to compete at Hayward Field.
The meet will also serve as the final stop on the 2015 Outdoor USATF Championship Series, which includes stops at Drake Relays and Penn Relays in April, the Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic and the Prefontaine Classic in May, and the adidas Grand Prix in June.
Athletes will earn spots on the 2015 IAAF World Championships team set for August 22-30 in Beijing, China, as well as on the Pan Am Games, Thorpe Cup, Pan Am Juniors and NACAC Championships teams.
Eugene previously hosted five U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and will do so again in 2016. Hayward Field has played host to 12 NCAA Outdoor Championships and annually hosts standing-room-only crowds for the Nike Prefontaine Classic.
The 2015 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships will be held in conjunction with this meet.
Special communications from The University of Oregon:
University of Oregon statement about the Meningitis outbreak for campus visitors:
The CDC and Oregon health authorities have indicated that there is no evidence that campus visitors are at increased risk of getting meningococcal disease from casual contact with the University of Oregon students, faculty or staff.
Meningitis is generally transmitted through direct exchange of respiratory and throat secretions by close personal contact, such as sharing drinks or kissing. Fortunately, none of the bacteria that cause meningitis are as contagious as the common cold or the flu and the bacteria cannot live outside a person’s body for an extended period of time.
People who have meningococcal disease do not always show symptoms. To prevent the spread of the disease, do not share items that touched another person’s mouth. These items include drinking cups, eating utensils, cosmetics, lip balm, cigarettes and pipes. Be aware that kissing can also spread the disease.
Currently, the guidelines provided by the CDC only authorize the use of the newly approved meningitis B vaccine under outbreak situations which limits its availability to UO students only.
For more information about meningitis, visit meningitis.uoregon.edu.