EUGENE, Ore. ––"TrackTown Tuesday" celebrated track and field on Tuesday, June 12 with a “Night of Stars” roster and some surprises, too.
More than 30 collegiate and post-collegiate athletes participated, including members of the UO team who will have competed at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa; and Julia Lucas and Olympian Nick Symmonds of Oregon Track Club Elite. At least a dozen other OTC Elite athletes and staff attended, too.
The 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials begin on June 21 with the Hammer competition in Beaverton and continue at Historic Hayward Field from June 22-July 1.
TrackTown Tuesday’s “Night of Stars” also included:
The chance to view Mercedes Benz’s latest vehicles courtesy of the June 12 TrackTown Tuesday title sponsor: Mercedes Benz of Eugene.
Coupons and giveaways from the Nike Eugene store.
Appetizers from several of the Center’s restaurants after 6 p.m., including Johnny Ocean’s Grille, Chapala’s Mexican Restaurant, Mio Sushi; and Café Yumm!.
Refreshments from TrackTown Tuesday’s sponsors: Deschutes Brewery, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Dari Mart stores and Lochmead Dairy.
Music in the courtyard by the Michael Radliff Quartet.
The evening of local track stars also featured UO Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna, co-chair of the TrackTown12 Local Organizing Committee.