Eugene, Oregon: And then there were eight. I'm telling you, it is tough to be a duckling these days.
DT and I were back to Historic Hayward Field for the final day of the 2011 USATF Championships. The competition was fast and furious this afternoon and the weather was spectacular!
There may have been some cookies (& brownies!) involved.
Personal side note: DT and I were honored tonight be included to a "Send Off" party for Michael Reilly. Michael has been the "behind the scenes" organizer for every track and field event held at Hayward Field for the past several years. Michael was instrumental in the success of the 2008 Olympic Trials. Unfortunately for the University of Oregon, Reilly's expertise did not go unnoticed and he will now head off to London to help organize the 2012 Olympic Games. As sad as DT (and I) are to see Michael go, we couldn't be happier for him. This opportunity is a once-in-a-life-time situation and you can all relax knowing the 2012 Olympics will run smoothly with Mr. Reilly at the helm.
Thank you, Michael. You will be missed.
Until my next update, I remain, your mixed-emotioned correspondent.