Exclusive interview with Rio Olympian and national record-holder
Matt Centrowitz is the first American to win Olympic gold in the 1500m since 1908
Ryan Fenton caught up with Jenny Simpson over Skype after she won the first U.S. Olympic medal in the 1500m.
Top 11 Olympic moments, Check em out!
Which state had the best outing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games?
Recap on Day 10: The Marathon.
After the US men faced disappointment in the 4x100m relay when a DQ took away their bronze medal, this 4x400m became even more important. Add in the fact that in the last Olympics the US men only took home silver when they were usually perennial god medalists in the event and that they were fighting with rival Jamaica, this race held a lot of significance.
Check in for all the goods on day 9 in Rio.
Here are some quick bullet point highlights to catch you up on New Jersey track and field athletes who competed at the Rio Olympics.
Track & Field Day 8 Evening Session Recap
Follow updates during and after from tonight's pole vault finals.
The men's and women's 4x100m relays highlighted the second to last day of track and field competition at the Olympic Games. The women brought home the gold medal, while the men looked like they had the bronze medal, but a lane violation gave them a DQ and no hardware. Billy Simpson recaps all the action.
The former Abington standout took sixth in her first-ever Olympic final.
Miami Northwestern class of 2009 alumni Brianna Rollins won just one state championship in her high school career. The hurdler/jumper captured the 300m hurdle crown in 2009 with a personal best of 42.56s. Recently, Rollins, who spent her college years at Clemson, led a 1-2-3 sweep for the USA women at the Olympic Games. Her high school coach, Carmen Jackson, was on hand to witness her golden moment. Take a trip to Rollins high school days and check out her state winning race as well as our photo slideshow!
Check in to get our day 7 eveing session recap
The Bethlehem Catholic and Penn State graduate took second place to USA's Ryan Crouser
Mike Leary, a longtime Florida photographer (and father of stellar Florida high school runner Ryder Leary), sent us some of his favorite photos he shot during the high school and college career of local celebrity Jenny (Barringer) Simpson who recently made history becoming the first woman to medal in the 1,500m at the Olympic Games, when she earned the bronze medal on Tuesday night in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Follow the drama unfolding in the women's 4x100m at the Olympics.
Vashti to the Finals!
Track & Field Day 7 Morning Recap, Check It.
Ali, of Philadelphia, is an Olympic Medalist in the 100m hurdles.
Miami Northwestern class of 2009 alumni Brianna Rollins was GOLDEN in the women's 100m hurdles leading a Team USA sweep in that event while Woodham HS (Pensacola - now closed) alum Justin Gatlin failed to make the 200m final, and event he was projected to medal in. Tianna Bartoletta who used to train at IMG Academy and resides in Tampa won Olympic gold in the long jump while Tori Bowie who trains with the Pure Athletics group in Clermont added a bronze in the 200m dash to go with her 100m silver!
Recap: Day 6 Evening Session.
A look at the life and career of Evan Jager, from his college days to a big moment in his life.
The Abington graduate posted a big PR to advance to the finals at the Rio Olympics.
She said yes!
Day 5 evening recap. Check it here!
Jenny Simpson made history Tuesday night becoming the first American woman to win a medal in the 1,500m run. Simpson (Barringer), a 2005 graduate of Oviedo High School, and multiple state champion in the Sunshine State, stood her ground in a slow and tactical race early on. With 400 meters to go, Simpson made her move and kicked her way to a third place finish and time of 4:10.53 behind Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia, the 2015 world champion and world record holder at 1,500m (4:10.27), and champion Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon of Kenya (4:08.92)
Sydney McLaughlin runs 56.22 in 400H semi heat.
New Jersey's Olympic high school track star Sydney McLaughlin's season came to an end on Tuesday night.
Finals Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
The former West Catholic standout ran 12.76 to easily get to the next round
Check in to see what went down this morning in Rio.
Gator Greats Christian Taylor and Will Claye became the first men in history to post a gold-silver finish at consecutive Olympiads, while Kerron Clement and Genevieve LaCaze also advanced to finals in their respective events. (via Florida Gators)
The Abington grad took second in her preliminary heat in Rio, but was DQ'd. upon protest, she's back in!
Three years after running 1:54 and 4:11, Clayton Murphy is now the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials 800m champion. Read about his progression from his high school days to now.
Former Glastonbury standout was eighth at 2012 Olympics.
What an exciting day for track and field fans! Pure Athletics athlete Shaunae Miller dove for gold in the women's 400m while former Florida High School alumni Tynia Gaither and Jeffrey Julmis advanced to the semifinals in the 200m dash and 110m hurdles respectively.
New Jersey's own Sydney McLaughlin, the youngest U.S. track and field athlete to compete at the games since 1972, had her first taste of the Olympic stage Monday night.
Seventeen years old and advancing to the Olympic Semi-Finals!
As she prepares for the first round of the 400 hurdles at the Olympic Games in Rio, let's take a look back at her high school career.
Despite having the slowest reaction time in his heat, Western Branch 2013 grad Byron Robinson traversed the ten hurdle barriers to auto-advance to the 400mH semi-finals.
Updates and recaps of the 2016 Olympic Games.
Another American record in the books!
Keturah Orji left it all out there on Sunday during the women's Olympic triple jump finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Highlights from Sunday, August 14 in Rio
In the fastest 400m ever ran, Portsmouth's own LaShawn Merritt ran his way onto the podium with a bronze medal place in 43.85.
Palm Beach Lakes class of 2010 alumni Eddie Lovett was a part of two high school 110m hurdles championship, and while at Florida racked up an indoor title in 2013, two runner-up finishes outdoor in 2013 and 2014, and was a member of four national championship teams (2 indoor, 2 outdoor). We caught up with Lovett in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where he will be competing in the 110m hurdles for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Check out the day three morning recap here.
Joe Kovacs, Darrell Hill, Nia Ali, and Leah Nugent are the former PA high schoolers ready to compete this week in Rio.
Recap from Saturday night in Rio
Florida's trio of 100m sprinters Justin Gatlin, Trayvon Bromell, and Marvin Bracy all moved on to Saturday's semifinal action, while the road to Rio ended for Andres Arroyo in the 800m run. We recap all the day two action for Florida Olympians!
Day Two Morning Session Recap
Our favorite 10 images from day 1 of track & field action at the Rio Olympics.
Florida High School alumni Jenny Simpson and Andres Arroyo advanced to the semifinals in both the 1,500 and 800m run respectively at the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.
The Adidas based Pure Athletics Training Group in Clermont, Florida boasts nearly a dozen Olympians in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. We caught up with the group before they left for one of their last workout sessions at the National Training Center in Clermont. See how sprinters Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Shaunae Miller, Nickel Ashmeade, Alonso Edward, and Tony McQuay get prepared for the biggest stage in sport!
Updates from the PM session of Day 1 in Rio
Marvin Bracy showed his true passion and dedication for the sport when he rode his bike on one pedal to practice. He showed up scraped, bruised, and clothes ripped and almost being hit by a car, just so he could make it on time. Learn more about this eye opening moment to Coach Ricky Argro and Bracy's road to Rio.
Trayvon Bromell is one of the top young sprinters in the world and has his eyes set on a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Bromell's Coach Mike Ford gave us an exclusive look at the training log for his star athlete during his time in Brazil on the eve of the first round of the 100m dash.
Check in for updates and recaps from Rio.
How did the American record holder fare in at Foot Locker Nationals?
Track and field starts today! Three-time Olympian Jenny Simpson will compete in the first round of the women's 1,500m run in primetime tonight at 7:30 p.m. Simpson, who graduated from Oviedo High School in 2005 and is one of over a dozen track and field standouts competing the Olympic Games, that are from Florida. Take a look at who is competing and when you can cheer them on!
Central Florida serves as a training ground for dozens of elite track and field athletes, many who will be competing over the next two weeks in Rio at the Olympic Games. Our Zack Bias made a trip to Montverde to chat with seven-time Olympic medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica who is competing in her fifth Olympic Games, as well as members of the Pure Athletics Group. after their final workouts in the U.S. Pure Athletic athletes include Shaunae Miller, a favorite to medal in the 400 meters, Trinidad & Tobago's Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Alonzo Edwards who was the flag-bearer for Panama in the opening ceremony, and former Florida high school standout and University of Florida alumni Tony McQuay.
Guess which states produced the most track and field Olympians in 2016!
Mike Holloway's coached Olympians, world champions, and, along with his staff, is building an ongoing dynasty at Florida. But what still drives him, and where did it all start for the coach more commonly known as "Mouse"? (via Florida Gators)
Andres Arroyo idolized Roberto Clemente as a kid growing up. Like Clemente, the former Colonial Grenadier, dreamed of roaming the outfield in baseball's major leagues. As he entered high school, those dreams changed and track and field called his name. Now, at the University of Florida, Arroyo will compete in his first Olympic Games in the 800m, and represent his birthplace of Puerto Rico. We caught up with him to talk about his road to Rio, the Olympic Games, and much more.
Northeast High School senior Damion Thomas is one of the top hurdlers in the country and one of the best in the world. Thomas is in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil at the Olympic Games, but he's not competing. He was selected at part of the TD Ameritrade Olympic Hopefuls program, which sends promising Tokyo 2020 Olympians, to the games for a week of mentorship, training opportunities, and a look at what it is like to be in the best environment in all of sports.
The state of Florida is well represented at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. From the high school ranks, to those who went to college here, and call the Sunshine State their training ground as professional athletes. Over the next two weeks we will give you an inside look at their Road to Rio and experiences at the Olympic Games. See how former Florida high school stars enjoyed the Opening Ceremony on Friday night.
The Team USA men's 4x100m relay will face off against defending gold medalists Jamaica at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with the fastest sprinters from both nation's coming together and gunning for the top spot. Baylor Associate Coach, Mike Ford, who coaches Trayvon Bromell, gave us an inside look at Friday's practice.
FloTrack filmed Marvin Bracy and Nickel Ashmeade in Florida before the duo qualified for the Olympic Games
On the eve of the blackout, check out what some of the world's best track and field athletes, coaches and non-Olympic sponsors had to say in their final hoorahs to those who shall remain nameless until August 24.
Check in with Shalane Flanagan and Run Fast. Eat Slow. for a fabulous, healthy burger recipe and chance to win a prize.
Sydney McLaughlin is one of the best athletes in history - but she's still only 16
FloTrack filmed this video a month before the Olympic Trials
Scroll through the slideshow to see all 13 Olympic flags
Sydney McLaughlin and Jayson Tatum were named the 2015-16 Gatorade Male and Female Athletes of the Year
The youngest Team USA track & field Olympian since 1972 will not compete at World Juniors
Desi Linden will race the marathon this August at the Olympic Games in Rio
The Rio-bound high jumper stars in new ad campaign for the Nike Pro Indy Bra
Eighteen-year-old high jumper is the youngest U.S. Olympian since 1980