Duck leaders, OTC Elite newcomers highlight first TrackTown Tuesday of 2019

Two University of Oregon standouts and a trio of Oregon Track Club Elite newcomers will headline the first TrackTown Tuesday of 2019 on Feb. 5 at the Downtown Athletic Club.

The Ducks will be represented by two student-athletes who are considered team leaders by both their coaches and peers. Senior Jessica Hull is the reigning NCAA 1500m champion and was third overall at the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Jonathan Harvey, a junior who earned points for the Ducks in both hurdle races at the 2018 Pac-12 Championships, is an integral part of Oregon’s 4x400m relay.

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Family dynamic on display at TrackTown Fitness

EUGENE, Ore. – As 2019 rolls on, TrackTown Fitness continues to bring together runners and walkers of all backgrounds on Sunday mornings.

One family, in particular, illustrates the pervasive sense of community that has become the program’s defining characteristic. On Feb. 3, Jim Johnson and his son, Eric, worked to follow the quick pace of Eric’s young son, Holbrook.

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TrackTown Fitness is a free community fitness program based on concepts first taught by University of Oregon track and field coach Bill Bowerman more than 50 years ago. His community jogging classes are credited with sparking the running boom in the U.S. and we’re using those same principles to set the standard for a healthy community and state.

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