Sunday June 7th, 2020
Hayward Field, Eugene
Distance: Women- 3,000M · Track
46th NIKE Prefontaine Classic/IAAF Diamond League meet will be held at Hayward Field in Eugene Oregon.
With the ongoing construction of Hayward Field the 2029 was held at Stanford. In advance of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials and the 2021 IAAF World Championships, an alternate site for America's flagship invitational meet was required. After an extensive search in Oregon and along the West Coast, Stanford's facility was deemed the best choice to host the NIKE Prefontaine Classic, the only member of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League series of meets in the Western Hemisphere.
"Stanford provides the best combination of excellent facilities, good weather, and institutional support that we encountered," said longtime meet director Tom Jordan. "Their athletics department administration has been exceptionally welcoming, and we anticipate being able to provide the fans in the stands and the worldwide television audience a Prefontaine Classic worthy of the name."
Said Chris Miltenberg, Stanford's Bradford M. Freeman Director of Track and Field:
'We are really excited to bring the Prefontaine Classic and some of the best athletes in the U.S. and the world to Stanford. We really appreciate Nike, the Oregon Track Club and the Diamond League for recognizing Stanford as an ideal place to host this event in 2019. It's a big addition to our already world-class home schedule with the Payton Jordan and Stanford invitationals. Our program is and has always been built on athletes who aspire to the world championship level and hosting this meet at Stanford reinforces our collective mission."
|2nd Male||45:12||Kahmari Montgomery||21||USA|
|3rd Male||45:33||Fred Kerley||24||USA|
|4th Male||45:46||Jonathan Jones||20||BAR|
|2nd Female||8:20.07||Konstanze Klosterhalfen||22||GER|
|3rd Female||8:20.27||Letesenbet Gibey||21||ETH|
|4th Female||8:21.29||Genzebe Dibaba||28||ETH|
Now in its 10th year, the IAAF Diamond League features the 14 best invitational track and field meetings across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. The series has a championship style format with athletes winning points at 12 meetings from May through August in order to qualify for the two end-of-season finals in Zurich and Brussels.