PreClassic Diaries: It's all about the Presser

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IMG_2940.JPGTom Jordan with his row of stars, photo by Larry Eder

The press conference for the Prefontaine has the longest press row of the many meets I attend on the Diamond League schedule. Meet Director, Tom Jordan smiles a wonderful smile, of a man bereft of sleep as only a meet director of a major athletic meeting can.

On his stage, a line of stars including Asbel Kiprop, Renaud Lavillenie, Vashti Cunningham, Justin Gatlin, Christian Taylor, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Sonya Richards Ross, Aries Merritt and Dafne Schippers. I reached all of the press stars, which is an interesting dodge and weave move.

Watch for our audio interviews over the next weekend! Here is the schedule for the weekend. Watch our live coverage and enjoy!

d by Larry Eder2 hrs

2016 Pre Classic Schedule ( all Pacific time)

FRIDAY
6:51 p.m.: Welcome
6:55 p.m.: Men's hammer
8:00 p.m.: National anthem
8:03 p.m.: Preview program
8:11 p.m.: Women's long jump
8:15 p.m.: Women's discus
8:18 p.m.: Men's shot put
8:23 p.m.: Girls 400 meters, high school
8:30 p.m.: Boys 400 meters, high school
8:37 p.m.: Women's 800 meters, USATF High Performance
8:42 p.m.: Introduction of sub-4 legends
8:52 p.m.: Women's 5,000 meters
9:18 p.m.: Men's 10,000 meters

SATURDAY
12:00 p.m.: Welcome/national anthem
12:03 p.m.: Preview program
12:15 p.m.: Men's triple jump
12:18 p.m.: Men's pole vault
12:20 p.m.: Introduction of legends
12:33 p.m.: Men's 110 hurdles
12:42 p.m.: Men's mile
12:53 p.m.: Women's 100 meters
1:00 p.m.: Start of international signal
1:03 p.m.: Men's 400 hurdles
1:09 p.m.: Women's high jump
1:12 p.m.: Women's steeplechase
1:26 p.m.: Men's 800 meters
1:32 p.m.: Men's javelin
1:35 p.m.: Men's 400 meters
1:43 p.m.: Men's 5,000 meters
2:04 p.m.: Women's 200 meters
2:13 p.m.: Men's 100 meters
2:22 p.m.: Women's 1,500 meters
2:33 p.m.: Women's 100 hurdles
2:42 p.m.: Women's 400 meters
2:51 p.m.: Men's Bowerman Mile

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