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'Events that happen at Hayward Field benefit us extremely'

'Events that happen at Hayward Field benefit us extremely' »Play Video

From June 25 through June 28, the nation's elite track athletes compete for a shot at representing the U.S. at the World Championships in China this August. That has businesses near historic Hayward Field going ga-ga.

COC Elite Wrestling camp brings NCAA champions to Myrtle Point

COC Elite Wrestling camp brings NCAA champions to Myrtle Point »Play Video

Local wrestlers are getting the opportunity to learn from the best of the best this week at the COC Elite Wrestling Camp.

Oregon women join men as track champs; sweep a first for Ducks

Just one year after the Oregon men’s track and field team ended their 30-year drought of winning the NCAA Track and Field Championship, the women followed in their footsteps.

The Ducks completed a sweep of the outdoor team titles on Saturday afternoon at Hayward for the first time in school history, and the women won the NCAA title for the first time since 1985.

Oregon Duck men win NCAA track championship

Oregon Duck men win NCAA track championship
Oregon runners Edward Cheserek (1st-place), Eric Jenkins (2nd-place) and Will Geoghegan (Left, 4th-place) compete in the 5,000m run. Arkansas’s Kemoy Campbell kept pace with the Oregon track stars, pulling ahead of Geoghegan to take 3rd. Friday was the third day of the NCAA Track & Field Championships and finals day for the men’s events. The Oregon men earned a total of 85 points, clinching the 2015 national title. Florida and Arkansas took the next two spots with 56 points and 53 points, respectively. Cameron Shultz, Oregon News Lab

On yet another sunny evening at Hayward Field for the NCAA Track and Field Championships, Oregon Head Coach Robert Johnson stood soaking wet.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Austin Crowson

Prep Athlete of the Week: Austin Crowson »Play Video

The Monroe Dragons have been in the state title game the past two seasons and their left-handed pitcher, Austin Crowson, has been on the mound in all those big moments.

Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week

NCAA Championships: Oregon looks for early points on day 1

NCAA Championships: Oregon looks for early points on day 1 »Play Video

TrackTown U.S.A came alive with the start of the NCAA Track and Field Championships Wednesday. The Oregon men and women’s teams are looking to sweep the championships for the first time in school history.

Special Olympics Oregon holds regional golf tourney in Eugene

Special Olympics Oregon holds regional golf tourney in Eugene »Play Video

More than a hundred athletes of all ages got a chance to showcase their golf game in different areas, everything from hitting the driving range, chipping and long distance putting.

Reports allege doping in track program

Reports allege doping in track program »Play Video
Alberto Salazar and Galen Rupp congratulate Mo Farah after the 10K run during the 2015 Prefontaine Classic. Kianna Cabuco, Oregon News Lab

Investigative reports allege Nike Oregon Project track coach Alberto Salazar violated anti-doping rules, pressuring athletes to take medications they didn't need to improve performance.

The reports also allege evidence that Galen Rupp took performance enhancing drugs, starting in high school.

Salazar and Rupp deny the accusations.

Cottage Grove art students design logos for Play for a Cure tourney

Cottage Grove art students design logos for Play for a Cure tourney »Play Video

Kris Knox, the founder of Play for a Cure, visited Cottage Grove High School on Wednesday.

Each year, Play for a Cure selects a high school and has the art students design ideas for the t-shorts/posters/programs for the tournament.

It's also a way for Knox and other Play for a Cure volunteers to reach spread their message about breast cancer awareness to young people.

'He had the charisma': Pre's legacy

'He had the charisma': Pre's legacy »Play Video
Track lives at Hayward Field, home to the 2008, 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic trials, this year's NCAA championships, the 2014 IAAF Junior World Championships and the 2021 IAAF Word Championships, a global sporting event second only to the Olympics.

And Prefontaine lives at Hayward, in memorial and spirit.

Forty years ago Friday night, Steve Prefontaine attended a party near Hendricks Park.

Shortly after midnight in the early morning hours of May 30, 1975, Prefontaine lost control of his car and crashed.

He didn't survive. Pre was 24 years old.