Four-day rest break at 2012 Trials? What to do, what to do?
USATF CEO Doug Logan yesterday unveiled a new format for the 2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene: Friday-Saturday-Sunday of competition, then four days off, then a concluding three days of competition. So what do they do during the long “rest” break? How about, uh, the USATF Masters National Outdoor Championships! Masters nationals in 2010 and 2011 are spoken for (Sacramento and Cleveland), but 2012 is up for grabs. Eugene hosted nationals in 2000 and 2003. Time for a return to Hayward Field! At the least, the Oregon Track Club Masters might be willing to put on the Hayward Masters Classic during the Trials. Go for it!