Paul Springer never exaggerates. Sometimes to others it may sound that way, but if you look at his recent history, he is right on. He said he would break 15 minutes at Lehigh in the District 1 Championship. He ran 14:47. He said he would be a Foot Locker Finalist. He was. And heading into the PTFCA Indoor Championships, he said he would set a meet record for the mile. He did.So where does this confidence come from? Well, it begins from within, of course... but it also comes from a process and an approach to the sport he has embraced from his coach of two years, Bill Moss. Moss can easily be mistaken for one of the athletes (I did the first time I met him). But his wisdom about what not to do... which he has translated into what to do, is well beyond his years.
After taking part in three event victories that spurred the University of Tennessee
Weston Banks has the throw of his life on the last one. Ryann Krais puts sportsmanship first (again)
Weston Banks goes from a 175 lb frosh to a 62'02.75" thrower. Ryann Krais' doesn't win one of her specialties... and is happy for the girl that beat her. No, really! Hempfield's Weston Banks joined the 60-foot club on a perfect day. His throw of 62-02.75 - US#5 mark - eclipsed his outdoor PR of 59-04.25 and his recently set indoor PR of 59-03 by a lot. The throw was not entirely unexpected. Mechacton's Ryann Krais had a great meet as well, winning the 400, taking the long jump, and anchoring the 4x400 to a come-from-behind 2nd place. She also took 2nd in the 60 hurdles. That is where the story gets interesting.
He ran a tight ship as chief clerk for 32 years, and attended more than 65 of the carnivals. -- by Joe Juliano in the 2/27 Philadelphia Inquirer
Senior sprinter DNS in finals of 60-meter dash, dislocates elbow and fractures radial head bone during USA Indoor Championships.
Here is a wrap-up of some of the top performances from the first week of outdoor track & field 2007 in Florida. Teona Rodgers, Ebony Eutsey, Odeika Bent, Jazmyn Shorter, Daisy Glasser, Connor Revord, Chris Ward, Kevin Jones, CJ Lockhart, and Brandon O'Connor where among the best individual performers.
Jason Weller had a busy day. Mile. 3000 meters. DMR anchor. Sounds like a little much. Well, for most athletes it would have proven to be their undoing. However, Weller welcomed the challenge, and the guts and gamble paid off with his award as the Male Athlete of the Meet.Running fresh, Scott Van Kooten and Rob Speare were Weller's main competition.
At the Northern Region Indoor Track & Field Championships held at George Mason University on Saturday, Robert E. Lee senior Sean Holston made history in becoming the first male athlete in the Northern Region Meet history to sweep all three sprint events in the 55, 500, and 300 meter dashes. Right in the middle of the triple, the national leader in the 300 and 500 meter dash ran a US #7 all-time 500 meter performance of 1:03.45.
Track people, especially the ones over a certain undisclosed age, tend to compare athletes to other athletes they have either heard about or seen perform. That's a good thing. That's what makes us track people. But when you consider the thousands who participate from year to year, there are relatively few legends. One such legend is Upper Dublin's Kim Gallagher.
Ridge View alumna Jessica Young (2005) placed seventh in the women's 60-meter dash at USA Indoor Championships. Photo credit: richmondspiders.com.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Freshman Katelyn Rodrigue made history at the SEC Indoor Championships on Saturday as she broke her own school record in the pole vault for the fifth time this season and became the first Lady Tiger in program history to score at the conference meet.
Robert E. Lee senior Sean Holston put up a US #7 all-time performance for 500 meters of 1:03.45 in the midst of becoming the first athlete to sweep all three sprint events at the Northern Region Indoor Championships. Holston will be attempting the same triple next weekend at the same track at the George Mason University Fieldhouse at the AAA State Meet. The Westfield boys and Centreville girls claimed the team championships. More to come from the Northern Region Meet as MileStat.com was on-site with coverage from Brandon Miles. Click above for video interview and 500 race with Sean Holston.
Florida State, the defending NCAA outdoor track & field champions, won the ACC Indoor Championship today at Clemson.
Highlighting the weekend... At the 2007 PTFCA Indoor State Champs @ Penn State University, Chanelle Price puts on a show termed "greatest indoor PA performance ever. The record will show that Easton won the girls team title. And the word team applies. It's never a one person achievement. But the record will also show that one athlete put on a performance that few who witnessed will ever forget. Fellow junior star Ryann Krais led her team to 2nd by taking two individual events and a runner-ups in a third individual and a relay. Jason Weller of Boyertown attempted, survived and thrived in a previously impossible distance triple. McDowell win the boys' title. Highlighting the rest of the weekend... also on Saturday at the WV FLYERS INDOOR MEET #3, Katherine Ward of State College finished 2nd in the 3200. Tim Wertner of Greencastle-Antrim took 1st in the 1600 and 2nd in the 3200. State College's Rick Koubek was 2nd in the 1600. Bethany Walker of Ellwood City, took 3rd in the 1600. On Tuesday night at the 70th EASTERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS @ the NY Armory, Cheltenham senior Brandon Bing followed up his US#1 21.52 at PTFCA States with a 3rd place finish three days later in NY. Hatboro-Horsham's Joe Berry improved on states, good for 2nd in a jump-off. LaSalle College HS was 3rd in the 4x800.
Hunter who? From Tampa Jesuit you say? Nah, no way that small all-boys catholic school down in south Florida could produce a 47.54 second 400m 2A state champion, right? Wrong.
2006 Foot Locker Finalist Paul Springer of Unionville high school, has made a verbal commitment to attend and compete for the University of Notre Dame, where he'll join former PA star Jake Walker of Elwood City, who is now a freshman. After his last visit to one of the top Ivy League programs, Springer says it call came down to fit. Springer will go for an indoor state title in the mile on Saturday at the PTFCA Indoor Championships.
Michael Eaton is a freshmen at the University of Louisville. He is redshirting this indoor season to prepare for Outdoor. Michael won four state titles for Greenwood during his high school career. (Michael leading the 2006 AAA 3200)
Massey involved in accident near his home
Here is the video of Jacqulyn Coaward\'s record breaking run in the 60m hurdles.
Athlete spotlight interview with Menchville senior Kali Watkins. The Notre Dame recruit clocked a personal best time of 7.95 to win the 55 meter hurdles at the Eastern Region Meet to defeat rival Tierra Brown of Hampton as well as dip under eight seconds for the first time. Watkins is the defending VHSL AAA state champion in the 55 meter hurdles and earned All-American honors in the 60 meter hurdles at the 2006 Nike Indoor Nationals. (Photo by John Herzog)
AKRON, Ohio - The ninth-ranked University of Louisville men's track and field team earned three individual event titles and six medalists on the final day of competition to finish second overall at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, while the Cardinal women added one event champion and three medalists to finish sixth overall after the final day of action at the University of Akron's Athletics Field House. (Pictured: Sophomore Tone Belt, Long Jump, High Jump Conference Champion)
Video footage from the distance races at the 2007 Twilight Classic hosted by LSU
Led by four individual event titles and eight total medalists, the University of Louisville track and field program closed the first day of competition with the outright lead in the men's championship and in a first-place tie in the women's competition Saturday at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships at the University of Akron's Athletics Field House. (Pictured: Big East 5000m Champion Wesley Korir)
MileStat.com's Brandon Miles interviews Lee-Davis senior Rachel Butler, who tallied 62 points individually at the 2007 Capital District Indoor Track & Field Championships to help her team to the district team championship as she picked up first place finishes in the high jump, triple jump, 55 meter hurdles, and 300 meter dash as well as finished high in the long jump, pole vault, and 55 meter dash. Photo by John Herzog.
MileStat.com's Brandon Miles interviews one of the state's most improved distance runners this year as Deep Run's Courtlin LaReau has been a late bloomer in posting some great times and performances as a senior. LaReau was the Colonial District Indoor Track & Field Championships runner of the meet after winning the 1600 meter run 5:18 and breaking the district meet record with a 3:06 victory in the 1000. Photo by John Herzog.
Pendleton's Jasmine Stowers set a new freshman record in the 60-meter hurdles at the Kentucky Invitational Saturday.
Day two of the Big South/Southern Conference Championships at Clemson concludes.
Video interview by Brandon Miles with Virginia's #2 all-time high school girls pole vaulter in Anne Marie Gordon at the 2007 Colonial District Meet. The Duke bound senior has a personal best of 12'1" in the event. Photo by John Herzog
A national runner-up for the 800m on a track in Lexington? No, it is not the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championship (that’s next week) but the UK High School Invitational. Held this Saturday in Lexington at the Nutter Fieldhouse, this meet is put on by the University of Kentucky Miler’s Club.
Spartanburg, SC -- The Southern Conference winter championships season kicks off this weekend with the 2007 Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Clemson University Indoor Track and Field Facility in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18. The Championships begin on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8:30 a.m. with the pentathlon events and will conclude on Saturday with the men’s distance medley at 8:20 p.m. Competition will continue on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 10:00 a.m. with the heptathlon events and conclude with the men’s 4x400 relay at 5:40 p.m., followed by the presentation of the team championship trophies.
Meet to begin Saturday at 11 a.m. ET and continue Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Pendleton's Jasmine Stowers is entered in this weekend's UK High School Invitational at Nutter Fieldhouse in Lexington, Ky.
Jim Spier's Top 5 - 2007 Indoor - February 12 National rankings by the director of the National Scholastic Sports Foundation
Former Northwestern runner Brandon Hudgins joins field
I talked with Bona Jones about her race in Boulder, looking forward to Kenya, and other random topics in this third episode of flrunners.com\'s new interview show.
Here is a list compiled of each event with the top twenty athletes coming back for the 2007 outdoor track & field season in Florida. Harry Adams, Chris Ward, Joseph Franklin, Michael Anderson, Bryan Turner, and Joe Davis are among the biggest names on the nation level coming back for Florida this year. There will no doubt be some new breakout stars as well. An exciting spring awaits Florida!If anyone is missing from this list it probably means one of three things: 1) the result was never reported to us 2) for some reason I missed the performance 3) we do not have a graduation year on record for the athlete. Let me know if there are any mistakes or exclusions.
scrunners.com sat down with Ed Boehmke (Eastside coach, Furman graduate), Bill Keesling (former Furman coach), Michael McCauley (Fleet Feet Sports, Greenville co-owner), and Mickey McCauley (Blue Shoes elite mile coordinator, FIRST, Furman Fitness Center) to talk about the upcoming Track Extravaganza at Furman University on April 7.
The UH/All-Comers Meet in Houston had some great High School Indoor times. Led by Fort Worth Dunbar's JR Victoria Jordan. ran #3 all-time indoor 60m with a quick 7.24. That time would put her on top of the NCAA List. Another young sprinter continued his solid indoor season. Rynell Parsons tied the Sophomore indoor record with a 6.73 60m. The scary part was that it was in the prelims. He had a false start in the finals and did not have a chance to lower the record. Mansfield Sophomore Pole Vaulter Shade Weygandt continued a great season with a 12-05.50 clearance. She holds the class record with a 13-00.00 in Reno early this year.Results Found Here
Ohio has 728 boys high-school track and field teams. Only basketball and baseball are offered by more schools than boys track and field. The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s State Track and Field Championships will celebrate their 100 th anniversary this June.
Running against the best juniors in the nation, Estero High alumni and NC State freshman, Bona Jones, took second place at the USA Cross Country championships today in Boulder, Colorado.Jones, who burst on to the Florida scene her junior year, after growing up in Germany, was beat out only by 15-year-old starlet Jordan Hassay of California. She bested many nationally well-known names such as Footlocker runner-up Aurora Scott, Aislinn Ryan, and Marie Lawrence. The 18-year-old college freshman from Fort Myers covered the 6K course in 21:58. In doing so, she earns a spot on Junior Team USA and will compete at the IAAF World Championship in Kenya on March 24, 2007.Congratulations, Bona! You make Florida proud!
White Knoll's Shuler second in vault. Northwestern's McDaniel runs 4:34.09 1600 at Volunteer Indoor Classic.
McNeese State pole vaulter Brad Gebauer has been named the Southland Conference track and field athlete of the week. He was honored for his nation leading 18-4 1/2 vault at the Houston Invitational last Saturday.
Despite their strong showings at the 100th Millrose Games on February 2nd, Boyertown senior Jason Weller and Easton junior Chanelle Price don't see themselves as milers. But they're getting to that point. Quickly. (Photos of Jason Weller and Chanelle Price by Maroon News of NJ)
Robert E. Lee\'s Sean Holston nearly took down a long standing 300 meter national record of 33.19 set in 1986 by clocking a US #2 all-time 300 meter performance of 33.21 at the College Games in New York! The time this weekend now makes Holston the fastest Virginian prep ever the event surpassing now US #6 all-time Lashawn Merritt at 33.51. Meanwhile, Fork Union\'s Axel Mostrag won the junior 1000 meter run at the Collegiate Games over a loaded high school field in a US #9 all-time performance of 2:26.11. National record holder Alan Webb is the only Virginian prep ever to run faster for 1000 meters. Photos to left of Holston and Mostrag by David Fleenor. At the St. Christopher\'s Mid-Atlantic Track Clash, the track facility proved itself to be one of the fastest 200 meter flat tracks in the country with the performances turned in. There were a total of four US #2 flat track times recorded with Midlothian\'s Jason Witt in the 3200 meter run (9:17.57), Cox\'s Eddie Judge in the 1600 meter run (4:16.28), and the Manchester boys in the 4x200 (1:30.60) and 4x400 (3:22.44) meter relays.
Seneca senior Kya Brookins placed fourth overall in the Hershey\'s women\'s 60-meter dash Friday night at the 100th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.
It is hard to imagine that 24 years ago, Alisa Harvey set the VHSL AAA State Meet record for 1600 meters at 4:50 in Newport News while competing for Thomas Jefferson High School (Alexandria). Now at age 41, Harvey is still racing and running a 4:50 mile as the World and American indoor masters record holder in the event. The mother of two will be one of the featured athletes in the college and open divisions at the first annual St. Christopher\'s Mid-Atlantic Track Clash in Richmond, Virginia. MileStat.com\'s Brandon Miles was able to interview one of Virginia\'s greatest female distance runner at any competitive level (high school, college, professional, or masters).
Methacton track star Ryann Krais is working toward the 2012 Olympics in England - from Rise Magazine
Already the proud owner of national and state titles, Methacton track star Ryann Krais is working toward the 2012 Olympics in England - From Rise Magazine
NEW YORK -- The competition heats up for the LSU track and field teams this weekend as they travel to New York City on Friday and Saturday to compete in the prestigious New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory Track and Field Center.