Track and Field National Championship in Eugene, Or. The city is Track Town USA and it felt like it each of the four days. Fans gave standing ovations and clapped along for field and track events alike. The last time I was shooting at Historic Hayward Field was for the Olympic trials a couple of years ago. The stadium was filled with energy and I thoroughly enjoyed shooting there as always. Watching the elite athletes compete for the podium, something many have been dreaming of for their whole lives. As a college athlete I understand the hours of sacrifice and sweat that they put in to get there. When they took their place on the top of the podium I felt their joy. Sharing moments like that is the reason I love sports and photography.