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Thank you to the citizens of Portland and Oregon for welcoming over 500 track and field athletes from 144 countries to our city, our state and our country to experience the sport at its absolute best during the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Thank you to our 1,200 volunteers, 100 competition officials, 39,233 spectators, our host hotels and our government agencies for making this event successful.

Thank you to Mayor & First Lady Hales and the Portland Commissioners for supporting the event.

Thank you to our Portland 2016 Steering Committee and the TrackTown USA staff for your countless hours of …


Alexi Pappas: How I spend my Sundays

EUGENE, Ore. – When I was growing up, Sundays were always about sports. It was one of the following: organized soccer, organized running, organized softball, or on the rare occasion that there was nothing organized to play, there was something organized to watch. Sunday was all sunscreen and commotion: quick breakfast followed by the layering of combinations of cotton and mesh (must find the jersey first – if you’re lucky it’s in the dryer, if you’re not, you’ll wear the dirty jersey from last weekend) and the gathering of leather sporting tools such as gloves, balls and shoes. Hopefully, the …


Portland Indoor Track Classic draws more than 500 athletes

EUGENE, Ore. – Over 500 high school track and field athletes representing 137 communities and five states will get the opportunity to perform in a world class venue on Friday and Saturday during the Portland Indoor Track Classic at the Oregon Convention Center.  

Portland is the host city for the 2016 USATF Indoor Championships and the Portland Indoor Track Classic, featuring top high school runners, jumpers, and throwers, is sandwiched into that meet.

The PITC will feature outstanding competition in all six events on the schedule. Stanford-bound Ella Donaghu, a local distance standout from Portland’s Grant …