2014 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships
Universal Sports will broadcast the USATF Outdoor Championships on Saturday, June 28, at 6 PM ET and Sunday, June 29, at 3 PM ET LIVE. CLICK HERE for the complete schedule.
The USATF Outdoor Championships return to “Sac-Town” for 2014. The 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships will bring the nation’s best athletes to Northern California while also serving as the final stop of the 2014 Outdoor USATF Championship Series, including stops at the Penn Relays and Drake Relays in April, the Prefontaine Classic in May, and the adidas Grand Prix in June.
Site of the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Trials for Track & Field, Sacramento has hosted several prominent track & field events in recently, including the 2011 World Masters Championships, 2010 USA Masters Championships, 2010 USA Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, and 1995 USA Outdoor Championships. Sacramento also has been home to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
The Sacramento Sports Commission will serve as the local organizing committee for the 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships, to be held at Sacramento State University’s Hornet Stadium (capacity 21,195). Site of record attendance during the Olympic Trials, the stadium has undergone significant upgrades since the 2004 Olympic Trails including new public entrances, resurfacing of the infield and track, and a new scoreboard.
Sacramento has been the site of several record-setting performances including Stacy Dragila’s first world-record pole vault in 2000 and the legendary “Night of Speed” during the 1968 USA Outdoor Championships at Hughes Stadium. On a single night, three American men broke the existing world record in the 100 meters, with a hand-timed 9.9 in the semifinals – Jim Hines, Ronnie Ray Smith and Charlie Green.
(From USA Track and Field Press Release)