Claye sails 58-9.25 in Sacramento

Jun 24, 2017

Will Claye climbed to the No. 9 spot on the all-time triple jump list to highlight the second day of the US Championships in Sacramento on Friday (23). Claye, the two-time Olympic silver medallist, produced a superb series. Opening with 17.47m, the 26-year-old improved to 17.68m and 17.79, in the next two rounds, the latter…

Justin Gatlin holds off youngsters to win 100 at nationals

Jun 24, 2017

Justin Gatlin showed the youngsters that age is just a number. As in, get down the track quick and post a good one. A changing of the guard? Not on his watch. The 35-year-old Gatlin surged past up-and-comer Christian Coleman to win the 100 meters on Friday night at the U.S. track and field championships.…

Coleman poised to upstage Gatlin at USA Championships

Jun 21, 2017

The next generation of American sprinting talent will be on display Thursday when the US Track and Field Championships get under way in Sacramento with places at this year’s World Championships up for grabs. With Usain Bolt preparing to hang up his spikes later this year, the athletics world will get a glimpse of the…

Ajee Wilson loses American 800 indoor record from eating meat

Jun 19, 2017

SADA announced today that Ajee Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa., has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by her without fault or negligence. Wilson, 23, provided a urine sample on February 11, 2017, at the NYRR Millrose Games in New York, NY. Her sample tested positive for zeranol. Zeranol…

Tennessee’s Christian Coleman is turning pro

Jun 17, 2017

Tennessee sprint champion Christian Coleman has told SEC Country he’s ready to turn professional after a record-setting year with the Vols. “I’ve had a lot of time to think about this and discuss it with my family, and I felt this was the best decision for myself and my family,” Coleman said. “I’ve had a…

49.85 400-meter split for Sydney McLaughlin

Jun 17, 2017

Aside from the world junior and national records, aside from the comparisons to LeBron James as the best-ever high school athlete and aside from becoming the youngest runner to represent the United States at the Olympics since 1972, Sydney McLaughlin isn’t all that different from anyone trying to grind out a few miles after work.…

Shalane Flanagan responds to Sanya Richards-Ross’ comments on track athletes and abortion

Jun 15, 2017

On Wednesday, Olympic long-distance runner Shalane Flanagan tweeted that she doesn’t know any track and field athlete who had had an abortion after sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross told Sports Illustrated Now on June 6 that every female track athlete she knows has had an abortion. Richards-Ross, a five-time Olympic medalist, made the comment after revealing in…

At 14, sprinter Tamari Davis is already eyeing 2020 Olympics

Jun 15, 2017

NBC track and field analyst Lewis Johnson – with a flair for the dramatic – called Tamari Davis “the fastest 14-year-old girl in the history of the planet.” And he’s right. Davis, a native of Gainesville, Fla., is a middle-school kid who won’t even turn 15 until February. She has never lifted any weights, and…

Mixed relays added to Tokyo Olympics program in 2020

Jun 12, 2017

Mixed relays in athletics and swimming were added to the programme for the next Olympics on Friday in a radical shake-up of the Games. A male-and-female 4×400 metres will be held on the track at Tokyo 2020, alongside a corresponding 4x100m medley in the pool. A mixed team relay was also added in triathlon, along…

Christian Coleman Shatters 100m Collegiate Record At NCAA Championships

Jun 8, 2017

In the first heat of the men’s 100m semifinal at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Tennessee’s Christian Coleman shattered the collegiate record with a winning time of 9.82. Coleman’s mark makes him the fourth fastest American in the history of the event. Only Tyson Gay, Justin Gatlin, and Maurice Greene have run faster marks. Coleman, who…