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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #175 on: June 28, 2022, 03:25:54 PM »
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« Reply #176 on: June 28, 2022, 04:13:52 PM »
Janee Kassanavoid finished second in the hammer at the US Championships last weekend, which means she'll be competing in the world championships in a couple of weeks (for the first time ever, the world championships will be held in the U.S. in the self-annointed "track town USA" aka Eugene). She's currently ranked sixth in the world and has a decent chance to medal.

The K-State SID folks suck with track, so hard to say if Kassanavoid will be the only alum competing, but the official start list should be up in another week or so.


Great for her.

Less than impressed with the crowds I'm seeing for major meets in Eugene. 


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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #177 on: June 28, 2022, 04:28:54 PM »
Janee Kassanavoid finished second in the hammer at the US Championships last weekend, which means she'll be competing in the world championships in a couple of weeks (for the first time ever, the world championships will be held in the U.S. in the self-annointed "track town USA" aka Eugene). She's currently ranked sixth in the world and has a decent chance to medal.

The K-State SID folks suck with track, so hard to say if Kassanavoid will be the only alum competing, but the official start list should be up in another week or so.


Great for her.

Less than impressed with the crowds I'm seeing for major meets in Eugene.

I've been beating the drum about the Eugene crowds for years, now.

Also, she could crush me like an anaconda with those thighs!  :eek:

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #178 on: June 28, 2022, 04:51:02 PM »
Locals who used to go are backing away apparently.  It all got very corporate after they built the new facility.

Stories of the locals taking vacation during the big meets to attend and being able to buy discounted tickets at the old track etc. etc. 


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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #179 on: June 28, 2022, 08:39:39 PM »
Locals who used to go are backing away apparently.  It all got very corporate after they built the new facility.

Stories of the locals taking vacation during the big meets to attend and being able to buy discounted tickets at the old track etc. etc.

My view of Eugene is that it received the hype of "Track Town" mostly because of comparisons to how much most of the other cities across the U.S. care about track (which is to say that, outside of a few annual events that draw well, most people don't care). Because Eugene "kind of" cared, it became the standard bearer in the U.S. (which still pales in comparison to most international cities that host major meets).

Eugene is also - by far - the smallest city to host a track world championship meet in the last 30 years.


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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #180 on: June 28, 2022, 09:54:58 PM »
Locals who used to go are backing away apparently.  It all got very corporate after they built the new facility.

Stories of the locals taking vacation during the big meets to attend and being able to buy discounted tickets at the old track etc. etc.

My view of Eugene is that it received the hype of "Track Town" mostly because of comparisons to how much most of the other cities across the U.S. care about track (which is to say that, outside of a few annual events that draw well, most people don't care). Because Eugene "kind of" cared, it became the standard bearer in the U.S. (which still pales in comparison to most international cities that host major meets).

Eugene is also - by far - the smallest city to host a track world championship meet in the last 30 years.

I agree, no doubt those are all substantial factors and yes T&F is much bigger in Europe.  American's are far too short attention span theater for most track and field meets. 




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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #181 on: June 28, 2022, 10:38:27 PM »
The other piece is that if the IAAF was set on the meet being in the U.S., there are probably less than 10 Class 1 tracks in the country.

I went to a meet at Randall's Island in NY shortly after it opened in 2004 or 2005 and if I remember correctly, it was the only Class 1 track in the country at that time.

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #182 on: June 29, 2022, 12:09:56 AM »
Rock Chalked "longterm lease" Park is a Class 1 rated facility.

RV Christian Track has the same surface.


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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #183 on: July 03, 2022, 08:31:17 AM »
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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #184 on: July 03, 2022, 12:51:54 PM »
Helluva vault

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #185 on: July 15, 2022, 04:10:07 PM »
For the track nerds - World Championships started today. Fair bit of it is on TV (schedule link below).

Kassanavoid already threw in the prelims this morning and advanced with the best mark in her group.

Results:
https://worldathletics.org/competitions/world-athletics-championships/oregon22/timetable

TV/Streaming Schedule:
https://www.letsrun.com/news/2022/07/television-and-streaming-information-for-2022-world-athletics-championships-in-eugene/

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #186 on: July 17, 2022, 11:40:36 AM »
One of my college bffs is a major track geek.  He is in Eugene for the 10 day event.


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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #187 on: July 17, 2022, 02:52:28 PM »
Less than stellar crowds so far...

Kassanavoid takes the bronze and another American wins gold (first time the U.S. has captured two podium spots in the hammer at the world championships)

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #188 on: July 24, 2022, 10:05:29 PM »
That crap was lit! :excited: