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Setting the Pace

A world-class track and field facility giving athletes—including the UO’s outstanding student-athletes—an unparalleled stage, while giving fans a theater for track, with comfortable seats, in-stadium amenities, amazing sight lines and intimacy to competition.

 

2024 US Olympic Team Trials — Track & Field

June 21-30, 2024 at Hayward Field

This marks the fifth consecutive time the event has been at the UO since 2008 and the eighth time overall. The event will serve as the Team USA selection event for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

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It's been called many things. The running capitol of the world, Tracktown USA, "...a bunch of hype!" So, what's the real scoop on Eugene, Oregon, and its unique running culture?

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Celebrate the UO’s Legacy at Hayward Hall

With a history as rich and full of tradition as Oregon cross country and track and field, the stories of achievement and moments of celebration are endless and ongoing.

The resurrection of the newly imagined Hayward Field at the University of Oregon has allowed for all that history and all those stories—a lot of them, anyway—to occupy one spot.

That spot is Hayward Hall.

Closed during Olympic Trials. Email haywardhall@uoregon.edu

Experience the Legacy

Experience the Magic
of Hayward Field

"The fans are Hayward Field and
they bring that Hayward Field magic here.”


Chasing Gold at Hayward: The UO’s Olympic Trials Legacy

To mark the 100th year since the first Olympic tryouts at Hayward Field, the UO Libraries is hosting an exhibition detailing the significant connection between the University of Oregon and the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field. 

Curated by newly named Athletics Archivist, Lauren Goss, the exhibit includes a wide variety of artifacts and archival materials from the UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives that illustrate the evolution of Hayward Field from its modest origins to a world-class facility.

“Chasing Gold at Hayward: The UO’s Olympic Trials Legacy” can be viewed in person at Knight Library any time during normal hours of operation. During the summer, the library is generally open 9 a.m.—7 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. 

Going for Gold

Program for the 1956 Olympic Track Team Exhibition Meet

 

Otis Davis Bill Bowerman

Hayward welcomes UO First Olympic Gold Medalist

The newly remodeled Hayward Field includes a nine-floor tower with individual floors honoring the Ducks' eight Olympic gold medalists, of which Otis Davis became the first by winning the 400 meters in Rome on Sept. 6, 1960.

First There Was Otis

 

 

Hayward Field Flags

Celebrating Global Excellence

In a show of its international impact, the flags of 156 countries wave at Hayward Field which signifies the number of nations represented in senior-level competition at Historic Hayward Field, before construction began on the reimagined stadium in 2018.

Truly World Class