The reigning World Champion at 1500 Meters, Jenny Simpson, will open her 2012 season debut, and Matthew Centrowitz will make his professional track debut on February 4 at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced yesterday. Tickets for the 17th annual event are on sale now at www.nbindoorgrandprix.com or by calling 1-877-849-8722.
NEW YORK – American record holders and Olympic medalists David Oliver and Jenn Suhr have joined the parade of international stars competing at the U.S. Open Track & Field on January 28 at Madison Square Garden, USA Track & Field announced Monday.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Six pending U.S. 5K records produced by athletes competing in the USA Masters 5K Championships at the 2011 Syracuse Festival of Races (SFoR) on Sunday, October 2, 2011 have been approved for U.S. 5K record status by USA Track & Field (USATF) at the national governing body’s annual convention, held in St. Louis, Mo.
SEATTLE – Defending individual champion Aaron Braun (Flagstaff, Ariz.) and the two-time men’s team titlists McMillan Elite (Flagstaff, Ariz.) will join more than 100 USATF club teams Saturday at the 2011 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships at Jefferson Park in Seattle, Wash.
INDIANAPOLIS - Ryan Bak (Bend, Ore.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after running his debut road marathon at the California International Marathon in 2:14:17 as the top American finisher.
The ASBA, founded in 1965, is a non-profit association focused on professionalizing the process of developing, designing and building sports facilities. Their Technical Meetings, which I have attended since 1991, are one of my favorite convention and trade shows each and every year. These folks build the sports sanctuaries across the country.
Monte-Carlo – Following a study on the approved Qualification Standards for the Athletics Competitions of the Games of the XXX Olympiad, London 2012 (3 to 12 Aug), the requirements in six event disciplines have been eased.
ST. LOUIS – The 33rd edition of the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting came to a close Sunday at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis with the Closing Session. Approximately 1,000 volunteers, officials, athletes, coaches and supporters of the sport were involved with the Annual Meeting.
ST. LOUIS – USA Track & Field Chairman and President Stephanie Hightower, United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun and USATF Interim CEO Mike McNees highlighted Thursday at the Hyatt Regency in downtown St. Louis as the 33rd edition of the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting officially kicked off with the Opening General Session.
New York, USA - Former World 100m record holder Asafa Powell will make his New York indoor track debut at the 2012 U.S. Open Track & Field on 28 January at Madison Square Garden, the first of the six-meeting 2012 IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting series.
INDIANAPOLIS – USA Track & Field and BP America Inc. announced today that BP will be the official Oil/Gas/Energy sponsor for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, to be held in Houston on January 14, 2012.
NEW YORK – Former world record holder and sprinting legend Asafa Powell will make his New York indoor track debut at the 2012 U.S. Open Track & Field on January 28 at Madison Square Garden, USA Track & Field announced Wednesday.
November 28, 2011 - Portland, OR: Outgoing Board Chairman Joe Whitworth announced today the appointment of a new Board Chair and a new Executive Director for the Council for Responsible Sport (CRS). Current Executive Director Marisa McGilliard will become Board Chair, and Keith Peters will succeed McGilliard as Executive Director. Both appointments become effective immediately.
INDIANAPOLIS - Ajeé Wilson (Neptune, N.J.) has been named the 2011 Youth Athlete of the Year by USA Track & Field’s Youth Committee. Wilson will be honored on Saturday, December 3, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in St. Louis, Mo.
by Larry Eder
The Nike Border Clash 13 had the best weather that I have recalled in the past decade. The 4,387 meters that the best 40 boys and girls from Washington and Oregon traversed was pretty good footing for this time in November. It is a deceptively tough course. However, there are few times in the past 13 years when runners have been this close! In fact the first three boys were within a second!
INDIANAPOLIS –Team USA will compete Wednesday in the 2011 International Chiba Ekiden. The 23rd annual event will be in Chiba, Japan, and, in addition to Team USA, the marathon relay will feature teams from nine nations including host team Japan, Kenya, Poland, Russia, Australia and Canada.
INDIANAPOLIS - Christine Kennedy (Los Gatos, Calif.) has been named the 2011 Masters Athlete of the Year by USA Track and Field’s Masters Committee. Kennedy will be honored on Saturday, December 3, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in St. Louis, Mo.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 17, 2011) — Ten individuals who have made outstanding contributions to interscholastic athletics have been named recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Service Awards given by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 17, 2011) — After 32 years as a print publication, the National High School Sports Record Book has officially moved online and can be accessed on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Web site at www.nfhs.org/recordbook.
NEW YORK - Track & Field will return to the country's premier sports and entertainment venue for the 99th year on Saturday, January 28, when the U.S. Open Track & Field at Madison Square Garden kicks off USA Track & Field's 2012 Visa Championship Series, USATF announced Thursday.