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Bend’s own Ashton Eaton is currently in first place for the men's decathlon at the London Olympics.

 

Wednesday's events included the 400 meter run, shot put, long jump and 100 meter run.  He has more than 200 points from his nearest competitor, fellow American Trey Hardee.

 

Ashton's coach, Tate Metcalf is also in London and spoke with our news partner, News Channel 21 about his latest conversation with Ashton:  "We always say “Bring it and leave it on the track!’  That I love him and then he immediately responded ‘I love you too.’ And he goes 'We're going to show the world something big’ and I truly believe that."

 

Eaton's final event for the decathlon are Thursday; beginning with the javelin throw at 10:30 our time.  The last event, the 1500 meter race is at 1:20 p.m.  You can watch Eaton's progress live at the Tower Theatre Thursday; doors open at 9:30 a.m.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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