2024 Prefontaine Classic Highest Scoring Single Day Meeting Ever

EUGENE, Ore. – The 2024 Prefontaine Classic, which took place this past weekend atHayward Field at the University of Oregon, scored 96,053 points in the World Athletics Competition Performance Rankings. This is the most points a single day meet has ever scored, and the fourth-most points ever scored by a professional invitational meet. In September 2023, The Prefontaine Classic hosted the prestigious Wanda Diamond League Final over the course of two days and earned the best score in the history of competition performance rankings. 

The competition performance rankings are calculated based on results scores, participation scores, and world record scores. With a world record in the women’s 10,000 meters and seven world-leading performances,  this year’s Prefontaine Classic earned the second highest results specific score of all-time (88,568 points). Only the 2023 edition of the Pre Classic has achieved a higher score (90,096 points). A full breakdown of this year’s Pre Classic points in each category may be found here (WorldAthletics.org).

A part of the Wanda Diamond League circuit, the world’s top athletes descended upon Hayward Field for the Pre Classic on Saturday, May 25 and earned points in their respective event based on how they performed. The top-performing athletes with the most points will earn a trip to the 2024 Wanda Diamond League Final in Brussels, Belgium.    

Fans can sign up to receive updates on the 2025 Prefontaine Classic, the 50th edition of the meet, at PreClassic.com.


About The Prefontaine Classic

The Prefontaine Classic is the premier track and field meet in the United States. Since its inception in 1975, the meet has been a fixture in the global track and field calendar, earning a reputation for bringing the world’s best athletes to Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. The meet is named after Steve Prefontaine and serves as a “living memorial to Pre” (Bill Bowerman, June 1, 1975). The Pre Classic is a member of the Wanda Diamond League circuit and has been sponsored by Nike since 1978. For more information, visit PreClassic.com.

About the Wanda Diamond League                                                           

The Wanda Diamond League is the premier one-day meeting series in athletics. It comprises 15 of the most prestigious events in global track and field. Athletes compete for points at the 14 series meetings in a bid to qualify for the two-day Wanda Diamond League Final in Brussels on 13th-14th September.