EUGENE, Ore. – The third edition of “TrackTown LIVE” returns Monday with the first of two live 90-minute webcasts showcasing the 2016 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Hayward Field.
Each of the two shows will feature a star-studded lineup of special guests as the NCAA Championships come to TrackTown USA for the 14th time, the most of any venue in the history of the meet.
The shows, which are a joint production of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), TrackTown Productions and TrackTown USA will originate from “Champions Plaza” on the turf field behind the West Grandstand at Hayward Field on Monday, June 6 from 3:30-5 p.m. and Tuesday, June 7 from 5:15-6:45 p.m.
You can access the live webcasts at TrackTownLIVE.com. They will also be simulcast on USTFCCCA.org, Flotrack and Runnerspace.
The featured guests will be a stellar group of 15 student-athletes, including multiple national champions and collegiate record-holders. Most will be joined on the set with their respective event or head coaches. Jordan Kent, a former three-sport star at Oregon, and Paul Swangard, the longtime “Voice of Hayward Field,” will serve as co-hosts of the webcasts for the third consecutive year. The shows will also include video highlights and recaps from the 2016 collegiate track and field season.
Here’s the guest lineup and timeline for both webcasts:
Monday, June 6
- TrackTown USA President and U.S. Olympic men’s head track and field coach Vin Lananna and USTFCCCA CEO Sam Seemes.
- Texas A&M decathlete Lindon Victor and head coach Pat Henry.
- Akron’s Phillip Jagers and Kent State’s Reginald Jagers, brothers who are ranked #2 and #12, respectively, in the discus.
- TCU sprinter Ronnie Baker and head coach Darryl Anderson.
- Arizona three-sport standout Gerhard De Beer and throws coach T.J. Crater.
- Clemson sprinter Tevin Hester and head coach Mark Elliott.
- Michigan steeplechaser Mason Ferlic and distance coach Kevin Sullivan.
- Virginia middle distance runners Henry Wynne and head coach Bryan Fetzer.
- The Register-Guard reporter Chris Hansen and University of Oregon journalism instructor Lori Shontz.
Tuesday, June 7
- Flotrack’s Gordon Mack and Runnerspace’s Adam Schneider.
- Georgia triple jumper Keturah Orji and head coach Petros Kyprianou.
- Kansas State heptathlete Akela Jones and head coach Cliff Rovelto.
- Arkansas distance runner Dominique Scott-Efurd and head coach Lance Harter.
- Tennessee sprinter Felicia Brown and head coach Beth Alford-Sullivan.
- Southern Illinois hammer thrower DeAnna Price and head coach Kathleen Raske.
- Texas quarter-miler Courtney Okolo and head coach Tonja Buford-Bailey.
- Harvard steeplechaser/Eugene native Paige Kouba and distance coach Patrick Wales-Dinan.
- U.S. Olympic men’s and women’s head track and field coaches Vin Lananna and Connie Price-Smith.
- Former NCAA champions Jesse Williams (USC, high jump) and Geena Gall (Michigan, 800m).
- Former NCAA champions Elijah Greer (Oregon, 800m) and Rachel Yurkovich (Oregon, javelin).
Curtis Anderson | TrackTown USA
Director of Communications