Dec 4, 2016

Dec 3, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Casey Clinger wins the boys race in the 15:28 to become the first repeat champion during the Nike Cross Nationals at Glendoveer Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-354080 ORIG FILE ID:  20161203_ads_al2_327.JPG

Utah’s Casey Clinger Becomes First Repeat Nike Cross Nationals Champion

Dec 4, 2016

Casey Clinger became the first runner to repeat as Nike Cross Nationals boys champion as he rolled to victory Saturday at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Ore. Clinger from American Fork (Utah) pulled ahead from the lead pack at the 10-minute mark and began to increase his advantage. He finished in 15:28.4. A year ago,…

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 21: Brie Oakley of Grandview looks like the next great Colorado HS runner gets in practice September 21, 2016 at Grand View high school. She recently ran the best time in the nation for a high schooler this year and she did it at altitude. In the process she broke the record at the Liberty Bell XC meet, one of Colorado's biggest XC meets, taking the record from another superstar runner. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Brie Oakley Of Colorado and Manlius (N.Y.) Dominate Girls Race At Nike Cross Nationals

Dec 4, 2016

In one of the most dominant performances in Nike Cross Nationals history, Brie Oakley of Colorado overpowered the field to win the girls race by 28 seconds Saturday at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Ore. Oakley, the Colorado 5A state champion from Grandview High (Cherry Creek), pulled away early and was largely running the course…

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Ban On Russia’s Track And Field Will Continue Into 2017

Dec 4, 2016

The ban on Russia’s track and field athletes will continue into 2017 after the taskforce responsible for assessing the country’s fight against doping confirmed it would wait until February to outline a road map for a return to international competition. However, there was a chink of light for Russia, with Rune Andersen, the Norwegian heading…

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Jessica Ennis-Hill In Line For 2011 Gold As Chernova Loses Medal

Nov 30, 2016

Jessica Ennis-Hill has expressed her delight at the news that she is to become a triple world heptathlon champion after the Russian Tatyana Chernova was finally stripped of her 2011 title. Ennis-Hill won gold medals in Berlin in 2009 and Beijing in 2015, but could only finish second in Daegu behind Chernova – who was…

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Resolution Filed Over USATF Suspensions

Nov 30, 2016

Earlier this year, in separate actions USATF suspended 13 members of its Youth Executive Committee and Women’s Track & Field Chair Sue Humphrey. In reaction, activist David Greifinger has filed a resolution for this week’s Annual Meeting: <<RESOLUTION SUBMITTED BY DAVID GREIFINGER, MEMBER, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION For Consideration at the 2016 USATF Annual Meeting WHEREAS,…

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198 Pound Eighth Grader Becomes Championship Runner

Nov 30, 2016

For someone who had never tasted victory before, David Czerwonky sure knew how to celebrate in a sweet way. On October 8, Czerwonky, a West Lafayette (Indiana) High School senior, took part in an Indiana high school sectional cross-country championship. Through much of the 5K race, held at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater in West Lafayette,…

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20:  Matthew Centrowitz of the United States reacts with Nicholas Willis of New Zealand after winning gold and bronze respectively in the Men's 1500 meter Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Matthew Centrowitz Doesn’t Shy Away From Expectations

Nov 28, 2016

For an Olympic champion who’s spent the year checking goals off his list and making U.S. track and field history, Matthew Centrowitz doesn’t shy away from thinking about his future. Four years, eight years. Centrowitz, 27, isn’t afraid to say he plans to stick around for the next two Olympics — maybe racing in the…

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Nike Still In The Lead, But Losing Ground To Adidas, Under Armour

Nov 28, 2016

It was barely a year ago that Mark Parker, Nike’s chief executive, made a public pledge as big and bold as his company. The Beaverton-area juggernaut’s sales would explode, he predicted, pushing annual revenue from $30 billion to $50 billion by 2020. Having built a seemingly impregnable position atop the athletic footwear and apparel industry,…

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Sixteen-Year-Old Pole Vaulter Olivia McTaggart Jumps 14-1.25

Nov 28, 2016

Sixteen-year-old pole vaulter Olivia McTaggart just keeps on getting better. Less than a month after breaking Olympic bronze medallist Eliza McCartney’s national under-17 record by 11cm with a 4.22m vault, McTaggart has extended her own record by 8cm. McTaggart’s 4.30m vault in Auckland at the weekend means she has now vaulted 19cm higher than McCartney…

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New York Times Obituary For Stan Huntsman

Nov 28, 2016

Stan Huntsman, who coached outstanding college track and field teams for 39 years, led a dominant United States men’s team at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, and fought tirelessly against cuts in financial support for the sport, died on Wednesday in Austin, Tex. He was 84. His wife, Sylvia, said the cause was complications of…

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New Jersey High School Runner Cheats In Race

Nov 28, 2016

For the second time this season, it appears that a high school runner from New Jersey has cheated his way to a strong finish in one of the top cross-country races in the country. After the 2016 Manhattan Invite in October, a fellow runner reported Terry Varicelli of Union City had snuck into the boys…