POLK COUNTY, OREGON – WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY (MONMOUTH), CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (INDEPENDENCE), DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL (DALLAS)

Polk County, Oregon:

Located in the heart of Oregon is Polk County: a pastoral landscape of rolling hills, fields, and streams in the Willamette Valley, dotted with small farms and dozens of vineyards and wineries, less than 20 km away from the state capital of Salem. Polk County is the ideal centralized location in the state of Oregon. The urban center of Portland is just one hour to the north, the site of the competition in Eugene just one hour to the south, and the rugged and beautiful Pacific coast just one hour to the west. Here you will find running trails, the spectacular Willamette River, a scenic wildlife refuge, wineries, hop farms, and the welcoming communities of Monmouth, Independence, and Dallas, each of which all feature excellent track and field facilities.

Polk County, Oregon

Polk County, Oregon

Polk County, Oregon

Western Oregon University (Monmouth):

Founded in 1856, Western Oregon University is a public, four year University located in the quaint college town of Monmouth, Oregon. Covering 157 acres, the attractive campus features historic brick buildings and modern on-site lodging and dining that can easily accommodate large numbers. McArthur Field, the stadium that is home to the Western Oregon Wolves, has been called one of the premier track facilities in the nation. The design of the stadium is one of the first of its kind in the United States, and showcases an international standard 400 meter track, which was resurfaced in the summers of 2005 and 2015. The Western Oregon campus also features an expansive, state of the art wellness and fitness center. It is situated directly adjacent to the heart of shopping and dining in downtown Monmouth, with nearby access to large supermarkets, parks, trails, and entertainment.

Ariel of Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University – Track

Western Oregon University – Training Facility

Central High School (Independence):

Central High School is a secondary school serving students from grades 9-12 located in the charming, riverfront town of Independence, Oregon. The school provides excellent track and field facilities including a training room, weight room, and fitness center. It is located on main thoroughfare through Independence, 2.2 km from a new boutique hotel overlooking the Willamette River to be completed in 2019. The athletic facilities and the hotel are a short distance from large supermarkets and many excellent local restaurants. The notably picturesque downtown Independence features shopping, cafes, and a cinema, as well as an expansive riverfront park with running trails, water access, and a live music series throughout the summer months.

Independence – Central High School

Independence, OR

Dallas High School (Dallas):

Dallas High School is a secondary school serving students from grades 9-12 located in the historic town of Dallas, Oregon. It is well-equipped with athletic facilities for track and field as well as a training room and weight room. The 8-lane outdoor track will be renovated and resurfaced prior to the 2021 events. Athletes will also have access to the state of the art aquatics center in Dallas, as well as parks, cafes, bowling, and a cinema in the historic downtown square. Full service hotel lodging is available 3 km from the school, and is situated near a large supermarket and a variety of restaurants.

Dallas, Oregon

Dallas, Oregon

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Located in Polk County, Oregon
  • 71 miles (114 km) from Portland International Airport
  • 66 miles (106 km) from competition venue (Hayward Field, Eugene, OR)

FACILITY FEATURES

  • 400m 8 lane track
  • Long/Triple Jump runway (Less than 45 m)
  • High jump
  • Pole Vault
  • Shot Put (Less than 25 meters)
  • Discus/Hammer
  • Long throw fields
  • Weight room
  • On-site fitness center
  • On-site traning/medical room
  • On-site locker rooms

ACCOMMODATION

  • The information will be updated to include a new hotel in Independence.
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CONTACT INFORMATION

Ali Salzer
asalzer@ci.independence.or.us
(503) 838-1212