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House of Track rocking again for third High Performance meet


By Steve Ritchie / TrackTown USA

PORTLAND, Ore. – The House of Track in northwest Portland was rocking again on Friday night as the third of four High Performance meets unfolded in exciting fashion before 1,250 spectators.

Despite the heavy showers pelting down outside, the stands in the House of Track were packed once more. Fans were standing five and six deep along the outside of the stunning lime-green track, which was built in this warehouse and will soon be moved to the Oregon Convention Center, …


Oregon Track & Field Team Previews Razorback Invite

By Ruben Garcia / TrackTown USA

EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams will venture to Fayetteville, Ark., on Friday and Saturday to compete in the 2016 Razorback Invitational.

The Ducks will be one of 15 teams competing, along with other powerhouses such as host Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Texas A&M, and Pac-12 rival UCLA. The UO men and women are both ranked fifth in the latest USTFCCCA computer rankings. Florida is the top-ranked men’s team, while Arkansas is the No. 1 women’s team.

UO junior distance runner Alli Cash will be competing in …


House of Track earns rave reviews at Second High Performance meet


By Ben DeJarnette / TrackTown USA

PORTLAND – It has been eight years since a 20-year-old Andrew Wheating shook the Hayward Field grandstands with his remarkable second-place finish at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.

The Eugene pro has a few more races under his belt now, but on Friday night he cued up some of his old magic — and the home-state crowd responded with its full voice.

Racing the 1,500 meters at the “House of Track” in Portland, the two-time Olympian held off strong finishes …


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High Performance Meet #1

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PORTLAND – Shannon Rowbury of the Nike Oregon Project had more on her mind than simply shaking off the rust in her 2016 indoor track debut on Friday.

The two-time Olympian and U.S. record-holder in the 1,500 meters had some work to do.

When she stepped onto the green 200-meter banked oval track before a crowd of 600 enthusiastic fans at the House of Track – a previously vacant warehouse in northwest Portland – Rowbury was seeking a qualifying standard in the 3,000 meters for …


House of Track welcomes
Portland youth

PORTLAND – The House of Track officially opened for business on Monday night.

A total of 92 boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 17 became the first members of the community to compete on the new 200-meter banked oval track. Judging by the wide smiles and enthusiasm shown by all those in attendance, the youth-oriented “Monday Night Rush” was an overwhelming success.

“It was a very exciting night for the youth community,” said Dion Keeton, youth committee chairman for USATF/Oregon. “We had a great diverse group of kids.”

The bright green track, which will be taken apart …


Team Eaton accepts IAAF invitation to Portland 2016

PORTLAND – To nobody’s surprise, Team Eaton has accepted official invitations from the IAAF to compete in the combined events at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.

Ashton Eaton, the world-record holder in the indoor heptathlon with 6,645 points, will take aim at his third consecutive World Indoor championship in that event after winning gold medals in the past two meets in Istanbul (2012) and Sopot (2014).

Eaton, who was born in Portland, grew up in Central Oregon, and graduated from the University of Oregon, doesn’t mince words when it comes to his goals for the four-day meet, March …