CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- The ribbon has been cut at Oregon State University's new track and field facility.

Current athletes were joined at Friday's ceremony by past coaches and letter winners. They walked to the finish line and broke the tape, officially opening the Whyte Track & Field Center.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports that former coach Berny Wagner did the honors by breaking the tape.

The Oregon State track program is back in the starting blocks after a 17-year hiatus.

Now that the university has a world-class track, the second phase of the rebirth will be building a grandstand and other amenities to hold meets.

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