TrackTown Radio to be sold at U.S. Olympic Trials

For the first time, TrackTown USA is selling portable radios to interested spectators at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field. Each radio will have four channels providing expert commentary on the field events final. The radios will be sold at the kiosks selling programs (located at the entrances to the fan festival) and at the Eugene Cascades Coasts Booth on the corner of 15th Ave and Agate. The cost of a TrackTown Radio is $10.

Tracktown Radio Event Schedule

July 1:
5:40 PM – Men’s Shot Put Final

July 2:
10:45 AM – Women’s Discus Throw Final
11:45 AM – Women’s Long Jump Final

July 3:
3:15 PM – Women’s High Jump Final
4:15 PM – Men’s Long Jump Final

July 4:
3:30 PM – Men’s Pole Vault Final
4:25 PM – Men’s Javelin Final

July 6:
3:00 PM – Women’s Hammer Throw Final
7:00 PM – Men’s Hammer Throw Final

July 7:
4:45 PM – Men’s Triple Jump Final
6:15 PM – Women’s Shot Put Final

July 8:
3:30 PM – Men’s Discus Throw Final

July 9:
4:00 PM – Women’s Javelin Final
4:15 PM – Men’s Triple Jump Final

July 10:
1:45 PM – Women’s Pole Vault Final
3:00 PM – Men’s High Jump Final

TrackTown Radio Commentators

Rachel Yurkovich – M&W Javelin Finals

  • 2012 London Olympics in javelin
  • 2009 IAAF World Championship finalist in Berlin
  • 3-time USA runner-up (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • 2-time NCAA champion & 4-time Pac-10 champion at Oregon

Tom Heinonen – M&W Shot Put Finals

  • UO women’s head track and field coach (1975-2002)
  • 8-time Pac-10 coach of the year; 3-time NCAA coach of the year
  • Guided UO teams to 3 NCAA titles & 9 conference titles
  • Elected to USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006

John Gillespie – M&W Long Jump Finals

  • Assistant UO T&F coach (1982-1998); Specialized in horizontal jumps
  • Coached current UO record-holders Latin Berry (LJ) & Spencer Williams (TJ)
  • Legendary prep coach at South Eugene HS; led Axemen to 9 state titles
  • Elected to Western Oregon University Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006

Lauren Crockett – M&W High Jump Finals

  • 2015 Pac-12 high jump champion at Oregon
  • 4-time All-American in high jump
  • Ranks #2 all-time at UO in indoor high jump
  • Ranks #3 all-time at UO in outdoor high jump

Tom Jordan – M&W Discus Finals

  • Meet director for annual Prefontaine Classic since 1984
  • Author of “Pre,” the story of America’s greatest running legend

Piotrek Buciarski – M&W Pole Vault Finals

  • 2004 Olympian in pole vault for Denmark
  • 5-time qualifier for IAAF World Championships (indoors & outdoors)
  • 3-time All-American in pole vault at Oregon
  • 2-time Pac-10 champion in pole vault

Michael Eskind – M&W Triple Jump Finals

  • Fourth season as assistant coach at Stanford
  • Oversees jumps, pole vault and multi-events
  • Served in similar capacity at Virginia for four years
  • Former decathlete at Wake Forest