World champion hurdler Aries Merritt works hard and plays just as hard. Video games, that is. Merritt says there isn’t much else to do in College Station, Tex., where he trains on the campus of Texas A&M with coach Vince Anderson and Andreas Behm. But that leaves plenty of time to focus on his new seven-step approach to the first hurdle and dominating League of Legends on his computer for hours.
Meet Jennifer Madu! Jennifer won the 100m in 11.53, the 200m in 24.03, the Long Jump in 19-8.75 and the Triple Jump in 42-4.25 at the TX 5A Champs.
Alexis Panisse of NYC and Izaic Yorks among additions to adidas Dream Mile
Meet star sprinter and hurdler Devon Allen from Brophy Prep in Arizona. (Photo by Margot Kelly)
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David Rudisha looks at each race as the next rung on a ladder, slowly climbing until the peak. This year, the peak is the Olympic Games in London, where Rudisha will look to win his first Olympic gold medal and the only major title that has eluded him so far.
Charlie Powell has worn many hats in track and field. Until his retirement in December, Powell was the head men’s track and field coach at the University of Pennsylvania for nearly three decades.
Izaic Yorks, senior, Lakes High School, Lakewood, Washington; 800 – 1:50.56, 1600m – 4:04.77; at Washington State Meet, May 26. (photo by Runnerspace)
Todd Grasley and Jason Byrne of MileSplit teamed up with guest Alex Lohr of Flotrack at the MileSplit HQ in Orlando, Florida in this live show to preview all of the action going on tomorrow at Golden South.
This year you can donate a stitch in America’s flag for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. But you’re not just building a symbol of pride. You’re providing housing, training and equipment for the most elite athletes in America. Because unlike athletes from other countries, our Olympians receive no government funding and rely on your support.
No matter what happens from now until the end, Jeremy Wariner will finish his career as one of the greatest quarter-milers ever and the closest thing to Michael Johnson since, well, Michael Johnson. He has seen rivals rise and many fall. Wariner has peered down from the perch of success and seeks to reclaim the throne as the best in the world.
Kimyanna Rudolph, Sr, Lawrence Central HS, Indiana led the pole vault at 13’2.5”. (photo by IndyStar.com)
Welcome to Track Chats 2012! We continue with Texas sprint star and relay miracle worker Courtney Okolo from Carrollton Smith HS.
Kyle Plante (Colonie) turned on the rocket boosters at 200m to split an impressive 52.6 in the 4x400 at the Eddy Games in NY. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)
Welcome to Track Chats 2012! We continue with middle-distance ace Nick Hartle from Centennial HS in Nevada. Nick has gone 1:50.35 so far this season, and has aspirations far lower than that. Centennial is also quite a fantastic team as they have gone 10:05.84 in the event and are currently US#1. Check out more about him below!
Devon Allen, Jr, Brophy College Prep, Phoenix, Arizona; 100m (10.49), 200m (20.75), 110m Hurdles (13.58), 300m Hurdles (36.94) in Arizona State Divison I Championships, May 11-12 (photo by Margot Kelly Photography)
DeSoto blasted a 40.09 in the 4x100m relay, a tie for US#5 All-Time! More inside! (Photo by Alex Aldaco)
On the day the doctors finally released a weak and wobbly Bart Denham from the hospital, the Paul Laurence Dunbar track standout no longer could avoid the one thing he feared most. (via Kentucky.com)
Interview, Carmen Jackson, Head Coach, Miami Northwestern High School, Miami, Florida; Florida State 3A Champions, 2012
The Penn Relays Gold Watch is a coveted prize.
Kendall Williams, Jr, Kell High School, Marietta, Georgia; 100m Hurdles (13.39p, 13.49f), Long Jump (20’8.5”), & High Jump (5’8”) in Georgia State Championships, May 3
Unless Usain Bolt eschews the athletes village in favour of the delights of Brockley, south east London, he won’t face the same commute as I did on race day. (via The Independent)
Holy Trinity Academy, Florida Division 1A State Champions!!
NEW YORK CITY (May 7, 2012)—Nine athletes who have won a total of 26 World Championships medals have been added to the field for the adidas Grand Prix on June 9, organizers have announced.
Mary Cain ran US#5 AT 4:17.1 for 1500m, just missing the Olympic A standard. Marvin Bracy wins 100m in FL, but tweaks hammy. More inside! (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)
Welcome to Track Chats 2012! We continue with middle-distance ace Marcus Dickson from White River HS in Washington. (Photo by Margot Kelly)
Des Moines Roosevelt’s star sprinters - Erin Hawkins, Agnes Sayah, & Jalynn Roberts-Lewis (photo from Des Moines Register)
Boyd Anderson HS’s star sprinters - Shayla Sanders and Kali Davis-White (photo from Miami Herald) Interview, Duchane Thomas, Head Coach, Boyd Anderson HS, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
(photo by PhotoRun) Jennifer Madu, Sr, Plano East HS, TX; 100m – 11.46, 200m 23.66
NEW YORK CITY (May 2, 2012)—A trio of the world’s best hurdlers, the #1-ranked high jumper in the world, and the American Record-holder at 400 meters are among the world-class athletes joining the field for the adidas Grand Prix on June 9, organizers have announced.
This Monmouth County, New Jersey, township of some 27,000-plus, was named for the trident-bearing God of the Sea. But it’s been Neptune’s dry-land citizen-athletes who have been putting their community on the sporting map for years and years and years. Especially those of the footracing variety. Neptune High School has been the home base of a long line of outstanding track and field teams and these Fliers, both male and female, are no strangers to the record books of all varieties. One more entry on the record list appears imminent.
Cayla Hatton didn’t need four years of high school to develop into a top-class runner. All she needed was one.