Crouser throws 72-6.5 at Kansas Relays

Apr 24, 2017

The PA droned on as 2016 Olympic gold medalist in shot put Ryan Crouser waltzed to the ring for his sixth and final attempt. He’d already secured first place and the $4,000 prize, but the former Texas athlete was in Lawrence for his first event on American soil post-Olympics for another reason. To put on…

Fred Kerley’s 44.60 victory breaks meet record at Michael Johnson Invitational

Apr 24, 2017

Running his first 400m this outdoor season, Texas A&M senior Fred Kerley produced an impressive time of 44.60 seconds for the victory, breaking the meet record amid windy conditions in front of 1,852 fans at the Michael Johnson Invitational on Saturday. “This was a tough environment today, winds were tough and it was pretty cold,”…

Wheaton College student dies after track and field accident

Apr 24, 2017

A freshman at Wheaton College died Saturday after he was accidentally struck during a hammer throw event at a school track and field competition, college officials said. Ethan Roser, a 19-year-old freshman transfer student from Cincinnati, Ohio, was volunteering at the meet when he was hit by the hammer about 4:15 p.m., according to a…

London Marathon: Wanjiru beats favorite Bekele to win his first title

Apr 24, 2017

Daniel Wanjiru won his first London Marathon title on Sunday after coming home in a time of 2hrs 5mins 48 seconds. The Kenyan won the race nine seconds ahead of overwhelming favourite for victory, Kenenisa Bekele. Bekele holds the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres world records as well as eight Olympic and world titles.

2008 Olympic silver medalist Germaine Mason dies in motorcycle accident

Apr 22, 2017

Jamaica’s high jump record holder Germaine Mason was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash. Mason, who set a Jamaican record of 2.34m to win the Pan American Games gold in 2003, crashed along Palisadoes main road in Kingston this morning (20 April). Jamaica Constabulary‏ Force (JCF) confirmed “Germaine Mason, 34, Jamaican-born athlete and former national…

Wisconsin set to host 2018 NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championships

Apr 22, 2017

For the first time in 40 years, the biggest race in collegiate cross country will be coming to Madison. The NCAA announced Tuesday that Wisconsin will host the 2018 NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championships. The men’s and women’s races will be held Nov. 17 at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course, the Badgers’ current…

Former marathoner Tom Fleming dies while coaching

Apr 20, 2017

New Jersey running legend Tom Fleming collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack while coaching his Montclair Kimberley Academy team at a meet Wednesday in Verona. He was 65. Fleming’s running career included wins in the 1973 and 1975 New York City Marathons, the second win in the last race before the event moved…

Miles receives Beijing 2008 Olympic pole vault medal in special ceremony

Apr 20, 2017

American pole vaulter Derek Miles has belatedly been awarded a bronze medal from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, five months after the disqualification of initial third place finisher Denys Yurchenko. The Ukrainian was retrospectively stripped of his result after re-analysis of his samples detected banned anabolic steroid turinabol. Miles recorded the same height as Yurchenko…

Clayton Murphy runs 1:43.60 800m

Apr 18, 2017

Until their racing schedules intersect, Clayton Murphy and Donovan Brazier, two of the three leading men in this new golden era of American men’s half-miling, are content to send each other messages via texts and on the track. Brazier, who won last year’s NCAA outdoor 800-meter title as a Texas A&M freshman, got in the…

Raevyn Rogers breaks 800m collegiate record

Apr 18, 2017

The Oregon track and field team wrapped up a hectic week on Saturday with more terrific performances at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Beach Invitational. Raevyn Rogers stole headlines for the Ducks by breaking a 27-year-old collegiate record in the 800 meters, and the Women of Oregon topped their own collegiate record in the…