Prefontaine Classic

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Prefontaine Classic
2006Pre200m.jpg
Date June
Location Eugene, Oregon
Event type Track and field
Official site Diamond League Eugene

The Prefontaine Classic is one of the premier track and field meets in the United States. Every year it draws a world caliber field to compete at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Previously one of the IAAF Grand Prix events, it is now part of the IAAF Diamond League.

History[edit]

Originally started as the Hayward Field Restoration Race, in 1975 the name was changed to the Prefontaine Classic after legendary University of Oregon distance runner and Olympian Steve Prefontaine was killed in a car accident a week prior to the meet. Nike has been the primary sponsor since 1978.

World records[edit]

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

Year Event Record Athlete Nationality Ref
2011 30000 m (track) 1:26:47.4 Moses Mosop  Kenya [1][2]
2011 25000 m (track) 1:12:25.4+ Moses Mosop  Kenya [3][4]
1982 5000 m 15:08.26 Mary Decker Slaney  United States
1975 220 yard dash 19.92 Don Quarrie  Jamaica

Notable performances and records[edit]

Alan Webb's high school record[edit]

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

Maria Mutola in the 800 m[edit]

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

Meet records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref Video
100 m 9.80 (+1.3 m/s) Steve Mullings  Jamaica June 4, 2011 [5][6] [1]
200 m 19.72 (+1.8 m/s) Walter Dix  United States July 3, 2010
400 m 43.92 Michael Johnson  United States June 24, 2000
800 m 1:43.63 Nijel Amos  Botswana May 31, 2014 [7] [2]
1000 m 2:13.62 Abubaker Kaki Khamis  Sudan July 3, 2010
1500 m 3:32.81* Daniel Kipchirchir Komen  Kenya June 10, 2007
Mile 3:47.32 Ayanleh Souleiman  Djibouti May 31, 2014 [8] [3]
3000 m 7:35.44** Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya June 4, 2005
Two miles 8:03.50 Craig Mottram  Australia June 10, 2007
5000 m 12:56.98 Mo Farah  Great Britain June 2, 2012 [9] [4]
10000 m 26:25.97 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia June 8, 2008
25000 m (track) 1:12:25.4+ Moses Mosop  Kenya June 3, 2011 [10][11] [5]
30000 m (track) 1:26:47.4 Moses Mosop  Kenya June 3, 2011 [12][13] [6]
110 m hurdles 12.90 (+1.6 m/s) David Oliver  United States July 3, 2010
400 m hurdles 47.91 Bershawn Jackson  United States June 4, 2005
3000 m steeplechase 8:03.59 Conseslus Kipruto  Kenya June 1, 2013 [14] [7]
High jump 2.40 m Mutaz Essa Barshim  Qatar June 1, 2013 [15]
Pole vault 6.04 m Brad Walker  United States June 8, 2008 [8]
Long jump 8.74 m (-1.2 m/s) Dwight Phillips  United States June 7, 2009
Triple jump 17.66 m (+0.8 m/s) Will Claye  United States May 31, 2014 [16] [9]
Shot put 22.41 m Christian Cantwell  United States July 3, 2010
Discus throw 71.32 m Ben Plucknett  United States 1983
Hammer throw 82.65 m Koji Murofushi  Japan June 19, 2004
Javelin throw 84.65 m Vadims Vasilevskis  Latvia June 2, 2012 [17]

* en route in Mile
** en route in 2-Mile

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref Video
100 m 10.70 (+2.0 m/s) Carmelita Jeter  United States June 4, 2011 [18][19] [10]
200 m 21.81 (+1.6 m/s) Marion Jones  United States May 30, 1999
400 m 49.34 Ana Guevara  Mexico May 24, 2003
800 m 1:56.72 Francine Niyonsaba  Burundi June 1, 2013 [20] [11]
1000 m 2:32.33 Maria de Lurdes Mutola  Mozambique 1995
1500 m 3:57.05 Hellen Obiri  Kenya May 31, 2014 [21] [12]
Mile 4:21.25 Mary Slaney  United States 1988
2000 m 5:31.52 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya June 7, 2009
3000 m 8:34.47 Mariem Alaoui Selsouli  Morocco June 2, 2012 [22] [13]
Two miles 9:13.27 Mercy Cherono  Kenya May 31, 2014 [23]
5000 m 14:33.96 Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot  Kenya June 3, 2011 [24][25] [14]
10000 m 30:24.39 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia June 1, 2012 [26] [15]
100 m hurdles 12.45 (+1.4 m/s) Brigitte Foster-Hylton  Jamaica May 24, 2003
400 m hurdles 53.03 Melaine Walker  Jamaica July 3, 2010
3000 m steeplechase 9:11.39 Sofia Assefa  Ethiopia [27] [16]
High jump 2.02 m Anna Chicherova  Russia June 2, 2012 [28] [17]
Pole vault 4.72 m Stacy Dragila  United States May 26, 2002 [18]
Long jump 7.31 m Marion Jones  United States May 31, 1998
Triple jump 14.98 m (+0.6 m/s) Olha Saladukha  Ukraine June 4, 2011 [29][30] [19]
Shot put 20.59 m Nadezhda Ostapchuk  Belarus June 4, 2011 [31][32] [20]
Discus throw 69.32 m Sandra Perković  Croatia May 30, 2014 [33] [21]
Hammer throw 75.98 m Tatyana Lysenko  Russia July 3, 2010
Javelin throw 67.70 m Christina Obergföll  Germany May 31, 2013 [34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "30000 Metres Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 3, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "30000 Metres Results with 25000m Intermediate Time". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 3, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "100 Metres Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 4, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "800m Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. May 31, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Bowerman Mile Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. May 31, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "5000 Metres Results". IAAF. June 2, 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "30000 Metres Results with 25000m Intermediate Time". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 3, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ "30000 Metres Results with 25000m Intermediate Time". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 3, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  14. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Results". Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. May 31, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  15. ^ "High Jump Results". Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. May 31, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Triple Jump Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. May 31, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". IAAF. June 2, 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  18. ^ "100 Metres Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 4, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 
  19. ^ 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. 
  20. ^ Paul Gains (June 2, 2013). "Barshim scales Asian record 2.40m in Eugene,10 world leads - IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  21. ^ "1500m Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. May 31, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  22. ^ "3000 Metres Results". IAAF. June 2, 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Two Miles Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. May 31, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  24. ^ "5000 Metres Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 3, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  25. ^ 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. 
  26. ^ 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. 
  27. ^ "3000m Steeplechase Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. May 31, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  28. ^ "High Jump Results". IAAF. June 2, 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Triple Jump Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 4, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  30. ^ 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. 
  31. ^ "Shot Put Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. June 4, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  32. ^ 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. 
  33. ^ "Discus Throw Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. May 30, 2014. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  34. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. May 31, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 

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