Dick Fosbury addressing the crowd at the GB Ceremony
B E A V E R S B E A V E R S
2011 ‘A Look Back’
The year of 2011 was amonumental year for the track &field and cross-country programsat Oregon State University. A yearin which the efforts of so manywere rewarded and the dreams of many were realized, when the firstshovels moved dirt to build thenew track & field facility at OSU. Anecessary piece to allow the pro-gram to grow and for the return of
the men’s program.
The groundbreaking cere-mony was an exciting collection of all those who have worked so hard and donated time, funds,and their energy to allow the creation of a new facility, whichwill be so much more than nine polyurethane covered laps.Over 400 people gathered on June 14th, a mix of alumni of the programs, generous donors, and fans. Some enthusiasti-cally brought their own shovels. Smiles were abundant,stories were shared, and everyone was optimistically discuss-ing the future, the day they would return to see the first trackmeet held at the facility.The work is not done, but June 14th, 2011 was a bigday, a day to be celebrated and remembered. Thank you allwho attended and made that day possible.
The Groundbreaking: If You Build It, They Will Come