OREGON SPORTS HISTORY/2000: Runyan sets U.S. Olympic history by making team in women's 1,500 meters

July 12-16, 2000

The Portland Timbers name former Seattle Sounders coach Bobby Howe to lead their A League team.

•¬†Marla Runyan, 31, of Eugene becomes the first legally blind athlete to make the U.S. Olympic track and field team as she finishes third in the women's 1,500 meters at the U.S. championships in Sacramento, Calif.

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