Let Those Shoes Fly


Sitting at the edge of the track of Stoffer Family Stadium is a tree with some unusual looking foliage. Spikes and running shoes of every color hang off the branches – a tribute to George Fox University athletes long since graduated. At the end of the season, senior track and field athletes take their worn-out shoes, tie the laces together and hurl them up into the tree. In doing so, they leave their legacy and get to keep a part of themselves on the track forever.It’s a decades old tradition of Bruin Athletics, and we got a behind-the-scenes peek as a few of our newly graduated track stars gave their old track shoes the big flight up into the branches of our shoe tree.

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