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Oregon Will Host NCAA Track and Field Championships

October 14, 2020
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Via Oregon Communications

EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Oregon will host the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships from 2024 through 2027, as announced Wednesday by the NCAA. Hayward Field at the University of Oregon will now serve as the host site for six of the next seven NCAA Championships having previously been awarded the meet for 2021 and 2022.

The Ducks most recently hosted the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2018, marking the 16th time the national meet was held in Eugene. Oregon first hosted the NCAA meet in 1962.

“We appreciate the opportunity the NCAA has awarded us to host the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships from 2024 through 2027.  It is another opportunity to once again provide an incredible student-athlete experience at Hayward Field, the finest track and field facility in the world,” said University of Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens. “The Eugene-Springfield community, TrackTown USA, loves this event and provides unparalleled support for track and field championships, and passionate track fans attending championship events at Hayward Field have always provided an unrivaled atmosphere for elite competitors. We look forward to hosting this marquee event in six of the next seven years, beginning in 2021, and we know these championships will continue to produce many powerful and memorable moments.”

Upcoming NCAA Championships at Hayward Field

2021: June 9-12, 2021

2022: June 8-11, 2022

2024: June 5-8, 2024

2025: June 11-14, 2025

2026: June 10-13, 2026

2027: TBA

“We are always excited to get a chance to host the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field,” Oregon head coach Robert Johnson said. “The NCAA meet has become such a showcase event for our university and the city of Eugene. The fans are so invested and knowledgeable, and always help create an unbelievable atmosphere and experience for all student-athletes competing at the meet.”

The 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be the mark the Ducks’ first national hosting duties at the newly renovated Hayward Field. Between 2010 and 2018, Oregon hosted the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field seven times and drew more than 40,000 fans over the four-day event on each occasion.

Inspired by the setting of Hayward Field, there have been 10 current collegiate records set in Eugene including nine set at an NCAA Championships meet.

The University of Texas, the scheduled host for the cancelled 2020 meet, was awarded the NCAA Championships for the 2023 season.

In addition to upcoming NCAA Championships, Hayward Field is set to host the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 2021 (June 18-27) and the World Athletic Championships in 2022 (July 15-24).

For more news and information about Oregon Track and Field, follow @OregonTF on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 
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