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    According to a tweet by Chris Chavez, the Prefontaine Classic will be held at Stanford on June 30th!
    Chavez said more details will come on February 5th!!

    Wow!!

    Does this mean that 10K's will be run?
    How will the Duck fan base deal with this??

    Is this weird---or what??!!

  • #2
    What a surprise....
    Deal with what? I doubt anyone will care in town. And what is so weird....it had to go somewhere...


    https://www.registerguard.com/sports...nford-for-2019

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    • #3
      Originally posted by aaronk View Post
      the Prefontaine Classic will be held at Stanford on June 30th!
      Oh man, I am soooo tempted to go . . . but I must remain patient - Eugene 21 is clearly the Prize.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by aaronk View Post
        ...

        Does this mean that 10K's will be run?
        ...
        no, it's a classic DL meet, 1-day, tight schedule.

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        • #5
          no option for a 2-day: monster soccer game in Stanford Stadium on Saturday night

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          • #6
            Looking a campus map, I see the problem--the track is right next to the big stadium and the soccer game would create insurmountable parking/traffic problems for the track events.

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            • #7
              Oh bummer, I like driving to Pre but I probably won't want to go badly enough to buy a plane ticket. What a treat for the local fans down there though!

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              • #8
                Heck yeah! I live in northern CA. I'll be there!

                I've been wanting to go to PRE for years! This is awesome!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fortius19 View Post
                  Heck yeah! I live in northern CA. I'll be there!

                  I've been wanting to go to PRE for years! This is awesome!
                  I don't think it will be quite the same....

                  Northern California isn't that far a drive. Just up I5

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                    I don't think it will be quite the same....

                    ....
                    why the negative spin? A whole new group of people are going to see the best invitatinal meet they've ever seen. That's a good thing.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gh View Post
                      why the negative spin? A whole new group of people are going to see the best invitatinal meet they've ever seen. That's a good thing.
                      That's true... I didn't say it was a bad thing. I'm sure it will be a fine meet. And Stanford really was the only choice. I was thinking more of the atmosphere at Hayward that is, or was, rather unique.

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                      • #12
                        Part of the uniqueness of Pre were the Friday night events, especially the extra middle distance/distance events. In total we got to see 5 - 6 hours of quality track and field. Also, it was easier to enjoy and appreciate tje Friday night field events that would often get lost in the 3-ring circus atmosphere of the typical Diamond League meet.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by glimp5k View Post
                          Part of the uniqueness of Pre were the Friday night events, especially the extra middle distance/distance events. In total we got to see 5 - 6 hours of quality track and field. Also, it was easier to enjoy and appreciate tje Friday night field events that would often get lost in the 3-ring circus atmosphere of the typical Diamond League meet.
                          Yes those were the best thing....and all free.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gh View Post
                            why the negative spin? A whole new group of people are going to see the best invitatinal meet they've ever seen. That's a good thing.
                            bump

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                            • #15
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyh-...&persist_app=1

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