Jenn Suhr is still raising the bar at age 35

May 30, 2017

More than nine months after Rio, the pain is still there. When Jenn Suhr was reminded of her brief, anguished moments in the interview area after the women’s pole vault final, it all came rushing back to the surface. “I try not to think about it,” Suhr said by phone last Friday, her voice rising.…

Devon Allen looks fully recovered from knee injury

May 30, 2017

Less than a month into his comeback from major knee surgery, Devon Allen measures his success almost entirely by speed. Using that standard, Saturday was a rousing success for the former Oregon Duck and first-year pro, who injured his knee last September playing football soon after returning from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Allen…

Taylor and Claye impressive at Pre in the triple jump

May 28, 2017

On Thursday afternoon, two days before the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Christian Taylor made a bold prediction about his triple jump competition. “I think this will be a game-changer,” he said. On Saturday afternoon (27), the two-time Olympic champion was true to his word, unleashing a monster jump of 18.11m to take victory,…

Ryan Crouser adds to golden year with Pre Classic shot put title

May 28, 2017

One year ago at the Prefontaine Classic, Ryan Crouser wasn’t sure where his pro track career was headed. How times change. The former Barlow High School star arrived at Hayward Field for Saturday’s Pre Classic shot put competition owning a Rio Olympics gold medal, the Olympic record and a contract with Nike. He left with…

Montana: 14 year-old jumps 7-1.5 in the high jump

May 27, 2017

You could tell that something special was happening when most of the action on the Charlie Merrifield Track at Butte’s Bulldog Memorial Stadium came to a stop early Friday afternoon. It was Day 1 of the State Class AA Championships, which meant that there should have been a constant flow of activity throughout the stadium.…

Fred Kerley Destroys Collegiate 400m Record In 43.70

May 27, 2017

Texas A&M senior Fred Kerley ran 43.70 for 400 meters on Friday evening in Austin, crushing the old collegiate record by three-tenths of a second. The rest of the gap between Kerley and Quincy Watts’ old collegiate record of 44.00 is as big as the gap between Watts and the No. 7 performer on the…

Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz withdraws from the Pre Classic’s Bowerman Mile

May 27, 2017

Matthew Centrowitz, who won the Olympic gold medal in the 1,500 meters at last summer’s Olympics, has withdrawn from the Prefontaine Classic. Centrowitz tweeted that he is ill with a virus. The two-day meet begins tonight at Hayward Field in Eugene. Centrowitz had been expected to run in the Bowerman Mile on Saturday. Centrowitz’s absence…

Kiplagat leads Kenya’s marathon selections for the World Championships

May 26, 2017

Two-time world champion Edna Kiplagat has been named as one of Kenya’s marathon runners for the IAAF World Championships London 2017. The 37-year-old, who won the marathon at the 2011 and 2013 IAAF World Championships, will be competing at her fourth World Championships. Last month she won the Boston Marathon in 2:21:52, following podium finishes…

Christian Taylor looking forward to the 2017 World Championships in London

May 25, 2017

The Olympic champion hopes to complete a treble of world triple jump titles when he returns to the UK capital Christian Taylor is looking for his third world title this summer and thinks London is a great place to have the event. “I expect London 2017 to be very similar to the 2012 Olympics,” the…

Eugene (OR), Sacramento (CA), and Walnut (CA) are finalists to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials

May 24, 2017

The cities of Eugene, Oregon; Sacramento, California; and Walnut, California are finalists to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, USA Track & Field announced Tuesday. USATF, which oversees the Olympic Trials on behalf of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is conducting site visits to all three cities over the next three…