The USA Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has named these coaches as the Kentucky Coaches of the Year!
Shannon Rowbury ran 3:56.29 to break the American record in the 1500m at the Herculis Monaco meeting, as Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba ran 3:50.07 to set a new World Record
USATF announces the Pan Am Junior team to compete in Edmonton, Canada at the end of the month
Over a decade has passed since a major international sporting event was held on U.S. soil. However, that will all change July 22-27 with the 177 member federations and the 1,758 junior athletes, ages 16-19, entered to compete in the 16th IAAF World Junior Championships at Historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
Record-setting high schoolers and NCAA champions highlight Team USA's 89-member roster for the 8th IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Redemption and records were the big stories on the final day of the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships on a warm and breezy day at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. The 200 meters for both men and women produced fast finishes as high school sophomore Kaylin Whitney (Clermont, Florida) set a World Youth best (ages 15-17) in 22.49, and the soon-to-be Florida State University freshman Trentavis Friday (Gastonia, North Carolina) ran a wind-aided 20.03 (+2.9) for the fastest junior 200m time in any conditions.
Young stars made strong impressions in the junior multi-events during the opening day of USATF Outdoor Championships at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State University Wednesday.
Denzel Harper of The Quicksilver Track Club/Henderson MS was named USATF Athlete of the Week after winning a record 5 Gold medals in Baltimore last week. He is the first person to win 5 individual events at one JO meet (Pentathlon, Long Jump, Triple Jump, 100m H, 200m H). You can find the article in the link below. http://www.usatf.org/News/Harper-named-USATF-Athlete-of-the-Week.aspx
Team USA brings a group of athletes with an incredible depth and diversity of talent to the 2012 Olympic Games. With a mix of seasoned veterans including Reese Hoffa, Meb Keflezighi, Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix along with Olympic newcomers like Ashton Eaton, Christian Taylor, Will Claye and Carmelita Jeter, Team USA has the potential to bring home multiple Olympic medals every day of the Olympic Games.
USATF Georgia Announces the 2nd Annual Class of Hall of Fame Inductees led by Olympic Gold Medalists: Antonio McKay, Sr and Edith McGuire Duvall Press Release Link below: https://dop3o1hd82eb7.cloudfront.net/user_files/11171/55951/press release usatf ga hof inductees.pdf
St. Pius X grad Shelby Ashe was named the USATF 'Athlete of the Week' http://USA Track & Field - Ashe named USATF Athlete of the Week Shelby dominated the Women's Hammer Throw at the USATF Junior Nationals this past weekend after breaking the American Junior record and establishing a new meet record in the hammer throw at USA Junior Championships on Saturday of 223-06 which also gave her an automatic qualifying mark for the Olympic Trials beginning Thursday.
Nearly 800 of the country’s top high school and young collegiate athletes will compete at the USA Junior Track & Field Championships June 15-17 in Bloomington, Ind.
First Lady Michelle Obama today joined U.S. athletes, including Team USA track stars Bernard Lagat, Lashinda Demus, Wallace Spearmon and LaShawn Merritt, to announce a nationwide commitment to get more than 1.7 million American children active as part of her Let’s Move! initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity. (via USA Track & Field)
Check out the USATF athlete spotlight on Ben True
PARIS, FRANCE – Competing at the Paris Diamond League meet Friday, American shot put thrower Jillian Camarena-Williams tied the existing American record with her third place throw of 20.18m/66-2.5. photo by www.photorun.net
INDIANAPOLIS — Aisling Cuffe has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after her record-setting performance in the girls’ two mile at last weekend’s New Balance Outdoor Nationals.
NEW YORK – A new event at the 104th Millrose Games will bring three generations of U.S. decathletes – all medal threats for the 2012 Olympic Games in London – to Madison Square Garden for a unique competition. photo by PhotoRun.net
NEW YORK - Returning for its 104th edition, the Millrose Games in 2011 will give one of its greatest stars his biggest challenge and will feature the most heated national sprint rivalry in the world. The 104th Millrose Games will be contested Friday, January 28, 2011 at Madison Square Garden. The first event of USA Track & Field's Visa Championship Series, the Millrose Games will be televised live from 8-10 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN2.
INDIANAPOLIS - Robin Reynolds has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning gold medals in the 400m and mixed medley relay last week at the Youth Olympic Games at Singapore's Bishan Stadium.
Florida athletes Robin Reynolds and Tynia Gaither started out the week competing for and winning medals for different countries. Tynia won silver representing her native the Bahamas, while Reynolds earned gold for the USA. They ended the week competing together on an international mixed medley relay for "Team Americas" and taking home gold.
University of Tennessee senior Phoebe Wright has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after running on three winning relays last week at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
Sanya Richards won a long sought after individual 400m gold medal and Kerron Clement held on to his world hurdles crown Tuesday evening at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at the 1936 Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.
BERLIN - Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay put on a remarkable display of speed and power in the men's 100m final Sunday evening at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at the 1936 Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.
Tyson Gay's second-place, American-record run in the men's 100m final in Berlin was a performance of which all fans of track and field should be proud. Jill Geer's latest Off the Record blog, "Thank you, Tyson Gay," puts Sunday night's race in historical context and lauds a performance that was nearly impossible, but which Gay made real. To read the blog by Jill Geer (USATF), click here.
Already holding the title of the fastest youth ever over the 110-meter hurdles, Wayne Davis (Raleigh, N.C.) is now the fastest junior athlete ever in the 110m hurdles. Having already run a world junior leading 13.19 in the first round, Davis shot out of the blocks and into the lead accelerating all the way down the track to win in a pending world junior record time of 13.08 seconds. The previous record of 13.12 was set in 2002 by 2004 Olympic gold medalist Liu Xiang. 2008 World Junior silver medalist Booker Nunley (Columbia, S.C.) once again claimed silver in 13.32.
Tennessee State University head coach and former Florida high school great Chandra Cheeseborough women's ahead coachfor Team USA at the 2009 IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Berlin, Germany, USA Track & Field announced Monday.
Longtime USA Track & Field volunteer and contributor Bob Fine of Delray Beach, Fla., was struck and killed by a car while running at 5:45 a.m. In Reno, police confirmed Wednesday morning. Fine, 77, was in Reno to attend USATF's 2008 Annual Meeting.
EUGENE, Ore. - If the sprinting world had any question about how prepared Tyson Gay is to repeat his gold-medal performances of the 2007 World Championships at the Olympic Games, he answered that question with a roar Sunday at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field. (KYtrackXC.com's Jonathan Grooms and Tyson Gay)
2008 USA Men's 10 km champion Abdi Abdirahman (Tucson, Ariz.) will defend his title against a field that includes two fellow Olympians at the USA Men's 10 km Championship in Richmond, Va., this Saturday. This year's championships are hosted by the Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers in conjunction with the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K. Abdirahman will face challenges for the title from the likes of 2004 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials champion Alan Culpepper (Lafayette, Colo.), 2004 10,000 and marathon Olympian Dan Browne (Portland, Ore.); and USA 25 km champion and record holder Fernando Cabada (Boulder, Colo.).