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2002 Outdoor Golden Spike Tour

USA Track & Fields 2002 Outdoor Golden Spike Tour (GST) will feature three IAAF Grand Prix events, including the most prestigious invitational meets in the country, as Americas best athletes compete in Oregon and California.

The Golden Spike Tour begins May 18 with the adidas Oregon Track Classic in Portland, Oregon. It continues May 26 at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, and on June 8 moves to the U.S. Open in Palo Alto, Calif., on the campus of Stanford University.

The final stop returns the Tour to Stanford for the 2002 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held June 21-23 at Cobb Track & Angell Field. It was at the Stanford GST stop in 2001 that fans had to be turned away when the crowd quickly swelled to standing-room only.

The USA Outdoor Championships also will feature the top U.S. junior athletes competing virtually alongside their world-class counterparts. The USA Junior National Championships, part of the Verizon Youth Series, will be held during the morning sessions on June 21 and 22 at Stanford, with the elite athletes taking the track in the afternoon.

The USA Multi-Event Championships - heptathlon and decathlon competitions - will be held June 19 and 20 in Berkeley, Calif., with the junior multi events being held June 18 and 19 at Berkeley.

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