Robby Andrews seeks spot in world meet at TrackTown Series
Generally speaking, the focus will be on "team" when the TrackTown Summer Series hits Mt. Hood Community College on Sunday.
It'll be the Portland Pulse versus the defending champion San Francisco Surge, the Philadelpia Force and the New York Empire.
But there is no "qualifying standard" in team, and that's why an individual spotlight also will be on Robby Andrews.
Last week, Andrews upset Matthew Centrowitz, the reigning Olympic champion and former University of Oregon standout, for the U.S. title at 1,500 meters in Sacramento, California.
Centrowitz, who finished second, earned a spot on Team USA for the London world championships in August.
Andrews did not, because he has not met the qualifying standard for the event.
The 26-year-old former University of Virginia standout's winning time at Hornet Stadium was 3 minutes, 43.29 seconds. He needs to run 3:36.0 or better by midnight, July 21, to get into the world meet.
Mt. Hood CC will be the site of his first attempt.
If he doesn't run fast enough in Gresham, he'll try Thursday, July 6, in the TrackTown Summer Series championship meet at New York's Randall's Island Park.
The TrackTown Series begins with the men's and women's shot put at 1:15 p.m. with professional teams from Portland, Philadelphia, New York and San Francisco competing.
Other events for the women include the 100-meter dash, high jump, 3,000 and 400, while the men will compete in the triple jump, 100, 800 and 1,500.
Admimission is $10.