Creswell, Cottage Grove host World’s Best
■ Lane County hosted the World Athletic Championships on July 15-24, the biggest track and field competition in the world. There were 179 nations in the Championships, and two of those nations made special connections to two towns in our area.
Creswell hosted the Finnish National Team, well-known for their connection with Lane County through Steve Prefontaine who was close friends with many Finnish Athletes. Just down the road, meanwhile, Cottage Grove hosted Team Botswana Athletics.
Both teams used the local high schools . . .