COMPETE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ELITES!
MARCH 11-12, 2016
OREGON CONVENTION CENTER, PORTLAND
Over 500 high school track and field athletes representing 137 communities and five states got the opportunity to perform in a world class venue during the Portland Indoor Track Classic at the Oregon Convention Center.
Portland was the host city for the 2016 USATF Indoor Championships and the Portland Indoor Track Classic, which featured top high school runners, jumpers, and throwers.
The PITC featured outstanding competition in all six events on the schedule. Stanford-bound Ella Donaghu, a local distance standout from Portland’s Grant High School, was the headliner in the girls mile on Friday night. Donaghu was expected to be pushed as seven girls are entered with seed times under five minutes with Donaghu’s 4:40 leading the way.
The boys 60-meter dash on Friday had most of the top sprinters from Oregon and the boys 800 meters on Saturday included 17 athletes with qualifying times under 2:00, led by Washington’s Nathan Pixler.
The Portland Indoor Track Classic began Friday at 7 p.m. after the conclusion of the opening day of competition at the USATF Indoor Championships. It finished on Saturday morning before the final day of the USATF Indoor Championships got under way.
There was no admission fee for spectators at the PITC and all athletes and coaches were admitted free with their meet credentials. Athletes and coaches also received free admission into the USATF Indoor Championships on Friday and Saturday.
Portland Indoor Track Classic schedule of events:
Friday, March 11
7:00 p.m. Girls long jump
7:00 p.m. Girls 60m (Timed Final)
7:05 p.m. Boys 60m (Timed Final)
7:10 p.m. Girls Mile (Timed Final)
7:18 p.m. Boys Mile (Timed Final)
7:26 p.m. Girls 60m (Heats)
7:47 p.m. Girls Mile (Heats)
8:35 p.m. Boys 60m (Heats)
8:56 p.m. Boys Mile (Heats)
Saturday, March 12
9:00 a.m. Boys long jump; girls and boys shot put
9:00 a.m. Girls 800m (Heats)
9:35 a.m. Girls 200m (Heats)
9:55 a.m. Boys 800m (Heats)
10:25 a.m. Boys 200m (Heats)
10:55 a.m. Girls 200m (Timed Final)
11:03 a.m. Boys 200m (Timed Final)
11:11 a.m. Girls 800m (2 heats of Timed Finals)
11:21 a.m. Boys 800m (2 heats of Timed Finals)
Run Of Show
The Portland Indoor Track Classic will be hosting track and field events on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Friday, March 11, 7pm-10pm
First running event and long jump start at 7 pm sharp.
- Girls long jump
- Girls 60 Timed Final
- Boys 60 Timed Final
- Girls Mile Timed Final
- Boys Mile Timed Final
- Girls 60 Heats – 7 heats
- Girls Mile Heats – 5 heats
- Boys 60 Heats – 7 heats
- Boys Mile Heats – 6 heats
Saturday, March 12, 8am-12pm
First running event starts at 9am sharp. Long jump and girls shot put start at 9 am.
- Boys long jump
- Girls and boys shot put
- Girls 800 heats – 5 heats
- Girls 200 heats – 10 heats
- Boys 800 heats – 5 heats
- Boys 200 heats – 10 heats
- Girls 200 Timed Final
- Boys 200 Timed Final
- Girls 800 – 2 heats of Timed Finals
- Boys 800 – 2 heats of Timed Finals
Qualifying Standards for the Portland Indoor Track Classic.