USATF Outdoor Championships
June 26-29, 2014
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 on 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.
In conjunction with this meet will be the USATF Junior Outdoor Combined Events on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26. This will serve as the qualifier for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, OR on July 22-27, 2014.