May 12, 2009
From the USATF: "All members of the media interested in covering the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, June 25-28, must apply for credentials online at the USA Track & Field web site: www.usatf.org.
"The sixth and final event of the 2009 USA Track & Field Outdoor Visa Championships Series, the USA Outdoor Championships will feature the nation's finest professional track and field athletes competing for national honors and spots on the Team USA roster for the 2009 World Outdoor Championships in Berlin, Germany. The World Championships will be held at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Stadium, where National Track & Field Hall of Famer and American icon Jesse Owens won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump. The USA Junior Championships, held in conjunction with the USA Outdoor Championships, will serve as the selection meet for the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, July 31-August 2 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
"To apply for media credentials, click on the "Resources For" link in the upper right corner of the USATF homepage. When the "Media" section appears, look under the "Credentials" section and click the link for the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Fill out the form completely and hit the submit button. USATF will review your application, and if approved, confirmation will be emailed to you. The deadline for credential requests is June 12, 2009. The media hotel is the Red Lion, 205 Coburg Road Eugene, OR 97401; (800) 733-5466 redlion.rdln.com
"If you have any questions, please contact USATF Media Information Manager Tom Surber at 317-713-4690, or via email at Tom.Surber@usatf.org. For more information on the 2009 USATF Visa Championship Series, including television air dates and times, visit www.usatf.org.