Weekly Summer All-Comers' Track & Field Meet Information

July 4, 2003


* NOTE: Information courtesy of www.oregontrackclub.org, and meets are entirely staged and supervised by the Oregon Track Club (and not by the University of Oregon or UO Athletic Department).


WHO: You! Anyone, any age. You'll compete with others of similar age. Single-year age groups for kids 1-12: other divisions are 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, Open (19-29), Submasters (30-39) and Masters (5 year age divisions, starting at 40). Oregon Track Club (OTC) coordinates volunteers for the meet. Our great VOLUNTEER officials make this meet a huge success. If you are interested in helping, please call 302-9416.

WHAT: All-Comers' Track and Field meet. These meets are low-key and offer a variety of events (see back). Place ribbons will be awarded to 1st-5th place finishers; all others will receive a participation ribbon.

WHERE: University of Oregon's Hayward Field (15th and Agate). Registration is at the south end of the track.

WHEN: Wednesdays (ages 1-12) and Thursdays (ages 13 & older): June 25-26, July 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, & 23-24. Meets begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

WHY: Eugene is Track Town, USA! Legendary coach Bill Bowerman started these meets in the late 1940s and they've been offered each summer since the mid-1950s.

HOW TO GET STARTED: Come to Hayward Field the day of the meet and sign up for the event(s) of your choice. Beginners may wish to enter the less technical events and come to free OTC clinics to learn the basics of other events. (Instructional clinic schedule listed on back)

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR OTC: OTC membership is available year-round at www.oregontrackclub.org or fill out the form at the website and mail to OTC.

COST: $3 per athlete, a maximum of three events. OTC Junior Members (high school and younger) compete for free; OTC adult members compete for $1. Free OTC memberships available for low-income youth.



Oregon Track Club All-Comers' Meet Information

Dates: June 25-26, July 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24 at Hayward Field


Wednesdays (ages 1-12)

5:30 p.m. Long Jump          High Jump (ages 10-12)          Shot Put (ages 10-12)          Discus (10-12) follows shot5:30-6:30 Softball throw*6:00      60 meter (ages 1-6)6:15      low hurdles (ages 9-12)6:30      100 meters (ages 7-12)7:10      400 meters (ages 7-12)7:25      200 meters (ages 4-12)7:50      Distance race** (ages 7-12)

*Softball throw held on hammer field, outside the stadium, south end. Kids take three consecutive throws

**Weekly distance event schedule

  • Week 1 800 meters
  • Week 2 1500 meters
  • Week 3 Mile
  • Week 4 800 meters
  • Week 5 1500 meters


    Thursdays (ages 13 & Older)

    5:00 p.m. Pole Vault          High Jump5:30      Long Jump (followed by Triple Jump)          Shot Put (followed by Discus)          Hammer/Javelin**6:00      Women's 100m Hurdles6:10      Men's 110m Hurdles6:20      Joggers' Mile6:35      400 meters6:50      100 meters7:05      1500 meters7:20      200 meters7:35      800 meters7:50      Distance race*

    *Weekly Distance/Throw Event Schedule

  • Week 1 Javelin, 3K/5K
  • Week 2 Hammer, 2-mile
  • Week 3 Steeplechase 3K(M), 2K(W), Javelin
  • Week 4 Hammer, 3K,5K
  • Week 5 Javelin, relays at end of both Meets, Steeple 3K(M), 2K(W)


    Free Instructional Clinics
    The following clinics offer an excellent opportunity to work with knowledgeable coaches and athletes from the community and learn more about an event. The free clinics are open to all ages and will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Hayward Field.

  • July 2 Long Jump
  • July 9 Throwing
  • July 16 Sprint mechanics
  • July 17 Speed Mechanics and drills for distance runners
  • July 23 High Jump

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