Taylor and Claye go 1-2 in the triple jump

Aug 11, 2017

(ABC) The gold will just have to do for Christian Taylor. The triple jump world record he desperately wanted? Maybe another time. Silver will also have to do for Will Claye. Beating his American teammate? Perhaps down the road. Once again, Taylor and Claye engaged in an evening of one-upmanship in which one would take…

Phyliss Francis wins 400 gold, Allyson Felix third

Aug 10, 2017

(TELEGRAPH) There was to be no perfect 10 in London for Allyson Felix on Wednesday night, as the queen of the track fell short in her bid to become the first woman in history to reach double figures for world titles. But that is not even half the story. Bookmakers were on the verge of…

Michelle Carter Earns Bronze In Shot Put

Aug 10, 2017

(FLO TRACK) One year after winning the Olympic gold medal, Michelle Carter returned to earned bronze in the women’s shot put Wednesday at the IAAF World Championships in London. Lijao Gong of China won her first world championship gold with a throw of 19.94m, Anita Marton of Hungary claimed silver with a throw of 19.49m,…

Kerron Clement is third in the 400 hurdles

Aug 10, 2017

(REUTERS) Norway’s Karsten Warholm announced himself as one of the sport’s brightest new powerhouses as he recorded a magnificent gun-to-line triumph to lift the world 400 meters hurdles title in the pouring rain on Wednesday. The 21-year-old former decathlete demonstrated all the strength he has acquired from competing in th

Kendricks wins pole vault

Aug 8, 2017

(NY DAILY NEWS) Sam Kendricks of the United States was clean through the first five jumps in the pole vault and later was the only one to scale 5.95 meters to win gold at the world championships. Piotr Lisek of Poland took silver with a jump of 5.89, edging world-record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France…

Evan Jager Wins USA’s First-Ever Steeplechase Medal At World Championships

Aug 8, 2017

(SPORTS ILLUSTRATED) American record holder and two-time U.S. Olympian Evan Jager made history on Tuesday afternoon by winning the first-ever medal by a U.S. athlete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the IAAF World Championships with his bronze medal finish behind Kenya’s Conseslus Kipruto and Morocco’s Soufiane Elbakkali. The event, which requires runners to hurdle over…

Jenny Simpson finishes strong to earn silver in 1,500

Aug 7, 2017

(ORLANDO SENTINEL) After an excellent finishing kick, Jenny Simpson captured her third world medal of her illustrious career Monday. Simpson, a former Oviedo High School cross-country and track standout, placed second in the women’s 1,500-meter run at the IAAF World Championships in London. Simpson, 30, was slightly out of the running for a medal with…

Tori Bowie grabs 100 gold

Aug 7, 2017

(ESPN) Lying on the track, shoulder and hip burning from her fall after crossing the 100-meter finish line, Tori Bowie had no idea what to expect. “I was just trying to get to the finish line,” Bowie said. “I knew I was in the mix, I knew I was in the top three. I didn’t…

Kovacs wins silver in shot put

Aug 7, 2017

(MORNING CALL) Joe Kovacs, the defending world shot-put champion from Nazareth, narrowly finished second in his title defense. Kovacs, a Bethlehem Catholic and Penn State graduate, claimed silver at the IAAF World Championships in London. He capped the event with a long throw on his final attempt that was negated by a called foul. Kovacs…

Amy Cragg ends U.S. women’s marathon drought with thrilling bronze

Aug 7, 2017

(ESPN) To run with the women’s marathon leaders for 26.2 miles and only believe in the final 600 meters that a World Championships medal is within reach must feel like mental torture. But such an experience, along with the inevitable physical pain of racing that distance, made it all the more worthwhile for Amy Cragg…