NCAA West Regional meet at Hayward Field
Historic Hayward Field will be full of youth and speed and strength this weekend as the NCAA West Preliminary Round begins. The Oregon Ducks play host and, although there is no team competition this weekend, as Vin Lananna told the Register Guard, ““There is a team concept associated with the meet,” Lananna said. “If we’re going to have a shot at doing something as a team at NCAAs, it has to start right here. You can’t score (at NCAAs) unless you qualify.”
Prefontaine Classic Provides Possibilities for TrackTown against the World in the Men’s 800
“That headline might be a little dramatic. But certainly no race will have stronger Eugene-based representation than the men’s 800 meters in the 37th annual Prefontaine Classic at historic Hayward Field on June 4th.
Two-time Pre Classic winner Nick Symmonds, the Willamette University grad running for Oregon Track Club Elite, brings his No. 6 world ranking to the race, along with a personal best of 1:43.76 set last year. He will be joined by clubmate Tyler Mulder, who made a major breakthrough last Saturday with his second lifetime best of 2011, 1:44.83.
And the biggest Eugene wildcard of them all, Andrew Wheating, ranked No. 10 in the world at the 800 by Track & Field News magazine, will run either this 800 race or the Bowerman Mile, according to his coach Vin Lananna.” That’s the word from Pre Classic meet director Tom Jordan.
Maximizing Performance at Major Championships
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On Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 join some of the United States’ leading experts in Sports Performance as they discuss how to best prepare athletes to maximize performances under any condition.
Topics to include:
- Hydration and Travel Nutrition Strategies
- Altitude Training for Sea Level and Altitude Based Championships
- Preparation for Competing in Heat and Humidity
- International Air Travel: What to do Before, During and After the Flight to Reduce Jet Lag and Optimize Performance
* Emphasis will be placed on the upcoming World Championships in Daegu
Speakers to include:
Dr. Randy Wilber – USOC Physiologist
Andrea Braakhuis – USOC Nutritionist
Dr. Robert Chapman – USATF Associate Director for Sports Science & Medicine
Guest Appearances to include:
Vin Lananna – Head Coach of Team USA (Men) at the 2011 Wold Championships
Connie Price-Smith – Head Coach of Team USA (Women) at the 2011 Wold Championships
Event Schedule: Ford Alumni Center on the University of Oregon Campus
9:00am – 12:30pm