Some top pros from the post-2000 era share their favorite Hayward Field races with us. What are your favorite Hayward memories?
Bill Huntington wrote:
I first visited Hayward Field in August 1968. Jim Ryun raced Marty Liquori in an Olympic Trials tuneup meet. Ryun won 3:59.0 to 3:59.3. I remember it was raining and they still had the old cinder track.
Next time I went was 1971 AAU. Pre won the 3-mile against Shorter and Lindgren. Also was at the 1972 OT when Pre won the 5,000 against George Young in an AR 13:22.8.
Since then, attended many Pre Classics and other events. Saw Rudy Chapa and Alberto Salazar run a great 3,000 at Oregon Twilight. I think Chapa ran an AR 7:37, Salazar about 7:43.