EUGENE, Ore. – It has been an eventful month for Oregon Track Club Elite’s Sally Kipyego.
The 10,000-meter silver medalist at both the 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympics was inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame on Nov. 22 at a ceremony in Lubbock, Texas. Six days later, she placed second at the 2019 Manchester Road Race in Connecticut.
Born in Kenya, the 33-year-old Kipyego became a U.S. citizen in January of 2017. She is currently focusing on training for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials...
EUGENE, Ore. – In Maria Mutola’s final race at the Prefontaine Classic in June of 2008, the six-time Olympian and 10-time World Champion was nearly upstaged by a 17-year-old prep sensation.
Her name was Chanelle Price.
The recent graduate of Easton Area High School in Pennsylvania showed no fear as the women’s 800-meter race unfolded that day before a sold-out crowd of 14,221 at Hayward Field. Price quickly moved to the front, and surprisingly, held the lead until 150 meters were left in the race.
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon Track Club Elite's Hassan Mead placed 11th overall in the 5,000-meter final at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Monday. Mead hit the tape in a time of 13 minutes, 27.05 seconds.
This was Mead's third straight appearance in the World Championships. The former University of Minnesota standout placed 15th in the 10,000m at the past two global meets in London (2017) and Beijing (2015).
Mead, the reigning 5,000m champion at the North American, Central American a...
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon Track Club Elite's Hassan Mead picked a good time to post a season best in the 5,000 meters on Friday.
Mead, a 2016 Olympian, placed eighth in the second qualifying heat of the 5,000m with a time of 13:22.11 at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. His performance secured a spot in Monday's final of the 5,000m at 11:20 a.m. (PDT).
This is Mead's third consecutive appearance on the World Championship stage. He placed 15th overall in the 10,000m at the past two Cham...
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon Track Club Elite will have a strong presence at the 2019 IAAF World Championships to be held Sept. 27-Oct. 6 at Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
Five OTC Elite athletes have secured berths in the 10-day meet.
Ben Blankenship (1,500m), Hanna Green (800m) and Hassan Mead (5,000m) are members of Team USA, while Scotland's Neil Gourley (1,500m) competes for Great Britain and Nijel Amos (800m) represents Botswana.
Under the guidance of coach Mark Rowland, it has already been a highl...