2016 OT to Eugene


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Re: 2016 OT to Eugene

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:49 am

Okay, I guess the front page story answers my question. July 1-10. So pretty much the same schedule as last year. The weather should be hot and dry then.
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Re: 2016 OT to Eugene

Postby polevaultpower » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:12 pm

Conor Dary wrote:Okay, I guess the front page story answers my question. July 1-10. So pretty much the same schedule as last year. The weather should be hot and dry then.


Uggh I hate it when the Trials overlap with my beach vaults! :(
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Re: 2016 OT to Eugene

Postby exdrake » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:20 am

Kevin M: NOoooooo. My beloved Drake Fieldhouse indoor track was 12 laps to the mile, not 11. I loved it! No crazy splits to decipher (i.e., 3 laps to a quarter, 6 for a half when doing repeats) and huge mechanical clock at start finish to see if you'd hit 24 when trying to knock out 72 sec quarters, etc.

It was kinda velofrome-esque but I had Coughlin type build and loved it. Not for the long-legged.

Conor: My PRS (as Drake soph) I wrote--nowhere near track records. Long, dull story re why not bettered outdoors or indoors after.

Randy Wilson used to work out there readying for '80 Olympics in his post-collegiate days.
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Re: 2016 OT to Eugene

Postby CKuykendall » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:22 am

Conspicuously, nobody--not even fans of a northeastern site--have mentioned Buffalo. I wonder why that is? (A wild guess: Starts with a 1, ends with an 8, and has two 9s in the middle. Institutional memory still lingering?)
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Re: 2016 OT to Eugene

Postby DrJay » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:53 am

gh wrote:what I'm eager to see is how much upgrade this (and next year's World Juniors) will spur in terms of the aging physical plant.


Well, I thought The Wild Duck was up-to-date enough....shiny stainless, plenty of big screen TVs, sidewalk tables with big umbrellas, firepit, etc.



Oh, you mean Hayward! 8-)
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Re: 2016 OT to Eugene

Postby bruce3404 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:20 am

gh wrote:what I'm eager to see is how much upgrade this (and next year's World Juniors) will spur in terms of the aging physical plant.


There's long been talk of rebuilding the West grandstand to allow for more seating and better legroom; the idea is to maintain the historical look while modernizing seating for those of us over 5'6". If and when that ever happens, I hope they retain the steep rake that allows one to feel like they're right in on the action below. I imagine the announcing crews would also appreciate a more modern press box with better visibility.
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