Sam Kendricks and Emma Coburn Named USA Track & Field’s Athletes of the Year

Nov 25, 2017

Former Ole Miss track star and pole vaulting world champion Sam Kendricks was voted USA Track & Field’s top male athlete for 2017, according to national media reports. Kendricks, an Oxford High School graduate and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, received the Jesse Owens Award as the men’s winner. He went undefeated with a 17-0 record…

Victory Is Sweet For Justyn Knight & Ednah Kurgat

Nov 19, 2017

It was worth the wait for Syracuse senior Justyn Knight and New Mexico sophomore Ednah Kurgat. Knight and Kurgat each won their first individual titles on Saturday at the 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships and capped undefeated seasons in the process. Past experiences at this meet paid dividends for Knight at E.P. “Tom”…

Northern Arizona wins NCAA Men’s XC Championships

Nov 19, 2017

As if they were going to go out any other way, the Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team ended its perfect season by winning its second-consecutive NCAA Division I National Championship at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park on Saturday afternoon. The Lumberjacks dominated the meet, winning with a 74 point performance and beating the…

New Mexico wins NCAA Women’s XC Championships

Nov 19, 2017

After Saturday, the University of New Mexico may never want to run another national championship outside of Louisville. For the second time in the last three years, the Lobo women’s cross country team won the national title at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Louisville, relying on a dominant performance by individual winner…

Russian Officials Fume Over Possibility Of Athletes Ban At Winter Olympics

Nov 19, 2017

Russian officials are fuming over the possibility that Russian athletes could be banned from the Winter Olympics in February because of doping, with Russian state television threatening not to broadcast the games. “What’s the point of showing the games, if our athletes aren’t there?” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said on November 17, according…

Chaunte Lowe gets HJ bronze decade later

Nov 17, 2017

It was late 2016 when Chaunté Lowe heard the news. The sixth-place high jumper from the 2008 Beijing Olympics was informed that three competitors who finished ahead of her had been caught doping when their samples were retested years later. Still, Lowe had to wait for the appeals process to run it course. Now, officials…

NCAA announces cross country championship qualifiers

Nov 17, 2017

The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee announced today the team and individual qualifiers for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. In order to be eligible to participate in the championships, teams and individuals qualified at their respective NCAA regional competitions. Thirty-one teams…

Aries Merritt surprised by world record

Nov 17, 2017

“The moment when I glanced over at the clock after the 2012 Brussels Diamond League and I ran a time of 12.81 – which was rounded down to 12.80 – was very special. “I had chased the world record all that season but in my penultimate race of the season – a 12.97 clocking with…

Sprinter Carmelita Jeter retires

Nov 17, 2017

Carmelita Jeter, the second-fastest woman in history, is no longer competing in track and field. “I am going to miss when they say, ‘Carmelita Jeter, lane five,’ and everyone screams,” Jeter, a 37-year-old who last competed in June 2016, said Thursday night at the USATF Black Tie and Sneakers Gala. Jeter is the fastest woman…

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