Prefontaine Classic

Prefontaine Classic
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DateJune
LocationHayward Field
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
Event typeTrack and field
World Athletics Cat.GW[1]
Established1973; 49 years ago (1973)
1975 as Prefontaine Classic
Official siteDiamond League Eugene
Hayward Field is located in the United States
Hayward Field
Hayward
Field

The Prefontaine Classic, an Oregon Track Club event, is one of the premier track and field meets in the United States, held in Eugene, Oregon. Every year it draws a world caliber field to compete at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. Previously one of the IAAF Grand Prix events, it is now part of the Diamond League. The meet is one of the few international competitions to host the imperial distances of the Mile run and 2 Mile run.

History

The first Prefontaine Classic was held in 1975. The meet had its genesis with the Hayward Restoration Meets of 1973–74. The Hayward Restoration meets were launched to help replace the deteriorated wooden West Grandstands at Hayward Field. It was to become the "Bowerman Classic" in 1975 to honor longtime University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman, and was scheduled for June 7.[2] With the unexpected death of University of Oregon distance runner and Olympian Steve Prefontaine in an automobile accident on May 30, the Oregon Track Club changed the name, with Bowerman's approval, on June 1;[3][4] the first "Pre Classic" was held six days later.[5] Nike has been the primary sponsor since 1978. The 2019 edition moved to Stanford's Cobb Track and Angell Field, Palo Alto, California because of restoration of Hayward Field in anticipation of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in 2021.[6] The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[7]

World records

Over the course of its history, four world records have been set at the Prefontaine Classic.

Year Event Record Athlete Nationality Ref
2011 30 km (track) 1:26:47.4 Moses Mosop  Kenya [8][9]
2011 25 km (track) 1:12:25.4+ Moses Mosop  Kenya [8][10]
1982 5,000 m 15:08.26 Mary Decker Slaney  United States
1975 220 yard dash 19.92 Don Quarrie  Jamaica

Notable performances and records

Alan Webb's high school record

At the 2001 Prefontaine Classic, Alan Webb ran 3:53.43 in the Bowerman Mile and broke Jim Ryun's national high school record that had stood for 36 years. This was also the fastest mile by an American in three years.

Maria Mutola in the 800 m

Maria de Lurdes Mutola won 16 consecutive (1993-2008) women's 800 m races at the Pre Classic.

Meet records

Men

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref Video
100 m 9.80 (+1.3 m/s) Steve Mullings  Jamaica 4 June 2011 [11][12] [1]
200 m 19.52 (+1.5 m/s) Noah Lyles  United States 21 August 2021 [13]
400 m 43.60 DLR Michael Norman  United States 28 May 2022 [14]
800 m 1:43.63 Nijel Amos  Botswana 31 May 2014 [15] [2]
1000 m 2:13.62 Abubaker Kaki Khamis  Sudan 3 July 2010
1500 m 3:32.81+ a Daniel Kipchirchir Komen  Kenya 10 June 2007
Mile 3:47.24 DLR Jakob Ingebrigtsen  Norway 21 August 2021 [13]
3000 m 7:35.44+ b Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya 4 June 2005
Two miles 8:03.50 Craig Mottram  Australia 10 June 2007
5000 m 12:50.05 Berihu Aregawi  Ethiopia 28 May 2022 [16]
10000 m 26:25.97 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 8 June 2008
25000 m (track) 1:12:25.4+ Moses Mosop  Kenya 3 June 2011 [8][10] [3]
30000 m (track) 1:26:47.4 Moses Mosop  Kenya 3 June 2011 [8][10] [4]
110 m hurdles 12.90 (+1.6 m/s) David Oliver  United States 3 July 2010
400 m hurdles 47.16 Rai Benjamin  United States 30 June 2019 [17]
3000 m steeplechase 8:01.71 Ezekiel Kemboi  Kenya 30 May 2015 [18]
High jump 2.41 m Mutaz Essa Barshim  Qatar 30 May 2015 [18]
Pole vault 6.05 m Renaud Lavillenie  France 30 May 2015 [18]
Long jump 8.74 m (-1.2 m/s) Dwight Phillips  United States 7 June 2009
Triple jump 18.11 m (+0.8 m/s) DLR Christian Taylor  United States 27 May 2017 [19]
Shot put 23.15 m DLR Ryan Crouser  United States 21 August 2021 [13]
Discus throw 71.32 m Ben Plucknett  United States 1983
Hammer throw 82.65 m Koji Murofushi  Japan 19 June 2004
Javelin throw 89.88 m Thomas Röhler  Germany 25 May 2018 [20]

Women

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref Video
100 m 10.54 (+0.9 m/s) DLR Elaine Thompson-Herah  Jamaica 21 August 2021 [13]
200 m 21.77 (+1.5 m/s) DLR Tori Bowie  United States 27 May 2017 [21]
400 m 49.34 Ana Guevara  Mexico 24 May 2003
800 m 1:55.04 Athing Mu  United States 21 August 2021 [13]
1000 m 2:32.33 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 1995
1500 m 3:52.59 Faith Kipyegon  Kenya 28 May 2022 [22]
Mile 4:21.25 Mary Slaney  United States 1988
2000 m 5:31.52 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 7 June 2009
3000 m 8:18.49 DLR Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 30 June 2019 [17]
Two miles 8:59.08 Francine Niyonsaba  Burundi 27 May 2022 [23]
5000 m 14:12.98 Ejgayehu Taye  Ethiopia 27 May 2022 [24]
10000 m 30:24.39 DLR Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 1 June 2012 [25] [5]
100 m hurdles 12.24 (+0.7 m/s) Kendra Harrison  United States 28 May 2016 [26]
400 m hurdles 52.77 Dalilah Muhammad  United States 21 August 2021 [13]
3000 m steeplechase 8:53.65 Norah Jeruto  Kenya 21 August 2021 [13]
High jump 2.04 m Mariya Lasitskene  Russia 30 June 2019 [27]
Pole vault 4.85 m Eliza McCartney  New Zealand 26 May 2018 [28]
Jenn Suhr  United States 26 May 2018 [28]
Long jump 7.31 m Marion Jones  United States 31 May 1998
Triple jump 15.04 m (+1.7 m/s) Yekaterina Koneva  Russia 30 May 2015 [18]
Shot put 20.59 m Nadezhda Ostapchuk  Belarus 4 June 2011 [29][12] [6]
Discus throw 69.32 m Sandra Perković  Croatia 30 May 2014 [30] [7]
Hammer throw 75.98 m DLR Tatyana Lysenko  Russia 3 July 2010
Javelin throw 67.70 m Christina Obergföll  Germany 31 May 2013 [31]

Notes

References

  1. ^ "IAAF World Ranking Calendar". IAAF. 2019.
  2. ^ Newnham, Blaine (April 25, 1975). "A great season". Eugene-Register Guard. p. 1D.
  3. ^ "Moore: I knew he was happy". Eugene-Register Guard. June 4, 1975. p. 1D.
  4. ^ Newnham, Blaine (June 4, 1975). "The Pre Classic". Eugene-Register Guard. p. 1D.
  5. ^ Moore, Kenny (June 8, 1975). "Pre's peers pay tribute". Eugene Register-Guard. (New York Times). p. 2B.
  6. ^ Brian Russell (June 28, 2019). "Quality clashes at every turn in Stanford – IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "Wanda Diamond League announces updates to 2020 calendar". IDL Diamond League.
  8. ^ a b c d Dave Martin (June 4, 2011). "Mosop rips apart World records for 25,000 and 30,000m in Eugene - Samsung Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  9. ^ "30000 Metres Results" (PDF). www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 3, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 25, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  10. ^ a b c "30000 Metres Results with 25000m Intermediate Time" (PDF). www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 3, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 25, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  11. ^ "100 Metres Results" (PDF). www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 4, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 25, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2011.
  12. ^ a b Dave Martin (June 5, 2011). "Oliver and Jeter shine on a day when world leading marks dominate in Eugene - Samsung Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g "Prefontaine Classic 2021 Complete Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. August 21, 2021. Retrieved August 27, 2021.
  14. ^ Cathal Dennehy (May 29, 2022). "Norman reigns in fierce 400m clash with record run in Eugene". World Athletics. Retrieved June 15, 2022.
  15. ^ "800m Results" (PDF). www.diamondleague-eugene.com. May 31, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 2, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  16. ^ Cathal Dennehy (May 29, 2022). "Norman reigns in fierce 400m clash with record run in Eugene". World Athletics. Retrieved June 15, 2022.
  17. ^ a b Brian Russell (July 1, 2019). "Hassan takes historic 3000m victory in Stanford – IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  18. ^ a b c d "Prefontaine Classic 2021 Complete Results".
  19. ^ "Triple Jump Results". IAAF. May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  20. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". flashresults.com. May 25, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  21. ^ "200m Results". IAAF. May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  22. ^ Cathal Dennehy (May 29, 2022). "Norman reigns in fierce 400m clash with record run in Eugene". World Athletics. Retrieved June 15, 2022.
  23. ^ Cathal Dennehy (May 28, 2022). "Mahuchikh and Taye triumph on opening night in Eugene". World Athletics. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  24. ^ Cathal Dennehy (May 28, 2022). "Mahuchikh and Taye triumph on opening night in Eugene". World Athletics. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  25. ^ Paul Gains (June 2, 2012). "Dibaba 30:24.39 and Kiprop 27:01.98 on stunning but wet first night in Eugene - Samsung Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
  26. ^ "Prefontaine Classic 2021 Results".
  27. ^ "High Jump Results". flashresults.com. June 30, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  28. ^ a b "Pole Vault Results". flashresults.com. May 26, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  29. ^ "Shot Put Results" (PDF). www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 4, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 25, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  30. ^ "Discus Throw Results" (PDF). www.diamondleague-eugene.com. May 30, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 31, 2014. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
  31. ^ "Javelin Throw Results" (PDF). Diamond League. Omega Timing. May 31, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2013.[permanent dead link]

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