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Practice Schedule

American River College (ARC)

The practice facility for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials is located at Beaver Stadium on the campus of American River College (ARC). ARC is located approximately 6 miles (or a ten minute drive) from the Doubletree Hotel. This facility provides a complete track and field stadium, weight rooms, and a fully equipped training room. ARC will be the only practice facility available on competition days (Friday, July 9 - Monday, July 12 and Thursday, July 15 - Saturday, July 17). No practice will be permitted at the warm-up track or hammer/discus warm-up area on competition days.

ARC Practice Schedule

Friday, July 9 - Monday, July 12: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 15 - Saturday, July 17: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Note: Practice on July 7, 8, 13, and 14 will be at the Competition Venue at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex.

Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex

Practice for credentialed athletes will be held at the competition track at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex on the campus of Sacramento State University, Sacramento on non-competition days. The ARC Practice Facilities are closed on these days.

Wednesday, July 7 - Thursday, July 8: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13 - Wednesday July 14: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For safety purposes long throws practice will only be allowed during the following times at the warm-up and competition facilities:

Date Discus Hammer Javelin
Warm-up Stadium Warm-up Stadium Warm-up Stadium
Wednesday, July 7 12-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m. 3-6 p.m. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. n/a 12-2 p.m.
Thursday, July 8 12-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m. 3-6 p.m. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. n/a 12-2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13 12-3 p.m. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. n/a 4-6 p.m. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  12-4 p.m.
Wednesday July 14 12-3 p.m. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. n/a 4-6 p.m. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 12-4 p.m.

All competition equipment and medical services will be available for athlete use during the practice period.

The hammer/discus warm-up area is located about a half mile north of the warm-up facility.

Note: No practice will be allowed on the warm-up or competition track on competition days.

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