As we prepare for the start of the post-Olympic track and field schedule, here is the tentative schedule for the 2021 Prefontaine Classic – Diamond League meeting which takes place at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon on August 20 and 21.
This year’s meeting has already attracted several stars from the Tokyo Games and I am looking forward to seeing some of the rematches as well as finally see some of the battles that didn’t materialize.
Among the athletes already in the book for the 2021 Prefontaine Classic are Olympic champions Athing Mu, Andre de Grasse, Joshua Cheptegei, Ryan Crouser, Pedro Pichardo, Sifan Hassan, Lomont Marcell Jacobs, and Jakob Ingebrigtsen.
Also set to feature at the meeting is American rising star Sha’Carri Richardson who missed the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for marijuana in June.
The event will start on Friday, August 20 with women’s Distance Night in Eugene, while the main program will take place the following day.
|Full Prefontaine Classic Meet Broadcast Schedule|
|Time||Where To Watch|
|Friday||8:40 PM PT / 11:40 PM ET||USATF.TV+ / RunnerSpace +PLUS||Watch LIVE|
|Saturday||1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM ET||Peacock Premium||Watch LIVE|
|1:30 PM PT / 4:30 PM ET||NBC (Check local listings)|
|Subject to change|
|Full Meet Schedule here|
All times below are listed in the Pacific Time zone.
DATE: August 20-21, 2021
LOCATION: Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2021 PREFONTAINE CLASSIC SCHEDULE (Pacific Time)
|Friday 8/20||Women’s Distance Night in Eugene|
|8:05 PM||Welcome & National Anthem|
|8:09 PM||Preview Program|
|8:20 PM||Women||800m (North American)|
|8:28 PM||Women||1500 (North American)|
|8:53 PM||Women||800m (World Class)|
|9:00 PM||Open Celebration|
|12:20 PM||Welcome & National Anthem|
|12:25 PM||Preview Program|
|12:40 PM||Men||Triple Jump (R1-R5)||West Outer Runway|
|12:43 PM||Women||Pole Vault||East Outer Runway|
|12:48 PM||Men||International Mile|
|12:57 PM||Women||High Jump||East Apron|
|1:03 PM||Women||400m Hurdles|
|1:14 PM||Women||3000m Steeplechase|
|1:42 PM||Men||Triple Jump (Final 3)|
|1:58 PM||Men||Shot Put (R1-R5)||West Ring|
|2:40 PM||Men||Shot Put (Final 3)||West Ring|
|2:50 PM||Men||Bowerman Mile|