March 11, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. – For most of his life, Drew Piazza was focused on pursuing his dream of playing professional soccer in the U.S.

It wasn’t until his sophomore year at Danvers High School in Massachusetts that he even thought about track and field when a friend suggested he join the team to build fitness for soccer.

Guess what?

By his senior year, Piazza discovered he was a much better middle distance runner than midfielder, and while he still loved soccer, his goal shifted to finding a spot on a...

March 9, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Track Club Elite’s Neil Gourley said he felt “better than ever” after winning his 1,500-meter qualifying heat at the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland on March 1.

Unfortunately, the first-year pro out of Virginia Tech never got to the starting line for the final.

“I came off Friday’s heat feeling better than ever,” Gourley said. “I was feeling fresh on Saturday, and I couldn’t have been more ready for the final the next day. (But) I woke up on...

February 28, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Track Club Elite’s Neil Gourley will represent Great Britain in the 1,500 meters at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland this weekend.

The three-day meet begins Friday (March 1) and concludes Sunday at the Emirates Arena. An estimated 637 athletes from 49 countries are expected to compete.

Gourley, a first-year pro out of Virginia Tech, is in the first of three 1,500m qualifying heats on Friday. His personal best of 3 minutes, 38.32 seconds ranks f...

February 28, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Track Club Elite’s Hanna Green closed out a productive indoor season with a runner-up finish in the 1,000 meters at the USATF Indoor Championships on Feb. 24.

Green, a second-year pro out of Virginia Tech, crossed the line with a personal best of 2 minutes, 35.40 seconds in the seldom-run distance at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Facility in Staten Island, N.Y.

Her performance ranks fourth all-time on the U.S. women’s indoor list.

“I was really happy with how everything turned out...

February 22, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Track Club Elite will be represented by three athletes at the 2019 USATF Indoor Championships this weekend. The three-day meet begins Friday (Feb. 22) and runs through Sunday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Facility in Staten Island, N.Y.

OTC Elite’s Hanna Green is entered in the 1,000 meters, while teammates Harun Abda and Drew Piazza are scheduled to compete in the 600m and 1,000m, respectively. The meet will be televised on NBCSN (all times Pacific) from 3:30-5 p.m. on Satur...

February 21, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Track Club Elite’s Neil Gourley couldn’t have asked for a better start to his professional career.

In just five indoor races this season, the 24-year-old native of Scotland has lowered his personal best in the 1,500 meters by more than six seconds, claimed his first British Indoor national title in that event, and secured a berth in the European Athletics Indoor Championships, March 1-3, in his hometown of Glasgow.

He can’t wait to compete on the global stage in front of his...

February 11, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. – For Oregon Track Club Elite’s Neil Gourley, it was mission accomplished last weekend.

The 24-year-old native of Glasgow, Scotland captured the 1,500 meters title at the British Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England on Sunday (Feb. 10). He ran an indoor personal best of 3 minutes, 44.76 seconds.

With the victory, Gourley secured a berth in the European Athletics Indoor Championships, March 1-3, in his hometown.

“I’m pleased with that,” Gourley told Athletics Weekly aft...

February 8, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Track Club Elite’s Neil Gourley is entered in the 1,500 meters at the British Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England on Saturday and Sunday.

Gourley, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, is aiming for a berth on the British team that will compete at the European Athletics Indoor Championships, March 1-3, in his hometown. He tuned up for the meet with a victory in the 800m in Glasgow last Saturday (Feb. 2) with a time of 1:48.65.

The 24-year-old Gourley is one of thre...

January 31, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Track Club Elite’s Hanna Green and Drew Piazza are both entered in the 800 meters at the seventh annual Camel City Elite indoor track and field meet in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday (Feb. 2).  Both athletes are familiar with the Camel City meet.

Green is the reigning women’s 800m champion after winning last year’s title in her first season as a pro. She was ranked 8th in the U.S. in the 800m after reaching the finals at both the USATF Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2...

January 29, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Track Club Elite’s Hanna Green and Neil Gourley won the women’s and men’s mile races, respectively, at the UW Invitational in Seattle last Saturday (Jan. 26).

Green, a second-year pro out of Virginia Tech, used a strong finish to claim first place in the fifth and final heat of the women’s mile with an indoor personal best of 4 minutes, 35.20 seconds. Her time was the fastest among 54 finishers in five separate heats.

Green was ranked eighth in the U.S. in the 800m last year,...

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