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Securing Trials came quickly after UO hired Lananna

    Late in 2004, Greg Erwin applied to USA Track & Field for a bid packet when there was scarcely a glimmer of hope that Eugene could successfully secure the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.

    Erwin, then acting as president of the Oregon Track Club, was merely going through the motions and trying to act hopeful.

    A quote by Erwin from December 2004 demonstrates his view of an uphill climb that seemed insurmountable.

      — Excerpt from The Oregonian, June 24, 2007


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