MileSplit LIVE: An Olympic Coach Drops By

On this week's MileSplit LIVE, we chat with St. Edward's University cross country and track and field coach Ryan Ponsonby, who coached Leo Manzano to a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and is now leading the new men's and women's Division II track and field programs at the Austin, Texas-based school.

Run of Show: 

  • 0:42: Ryan Ponsonby joins MileSplit LIVE
  • 1:20: Describing the St. Edward's University program
  • 2:15: SEU is adding track and field teams to its athletics program
  • 3:00: Building the program from the ground up
  • 4:10: Comparisons of leading professional athletes and collegiate athletes
  • 5:50: Athletes that fit ideals at St. Edward's University
  • 8:30: How the sport has changed since Ryan was a high school recruit in 2001
  • 10:22: Social media's role in today's collegiate recruiting environment 
  • 11:05: Goals in building St. Edward's up through the Division II ranks
  • 12:02: Ryan's thoughts on the Austin running community
  • 15:47: Which freshman athlete has been the best so far this outdoor season
  • 19:35: Cole Bullock is the third best distance runner in the country
  • 23:27: Saratoga Springs' girls went US No. 1 in the DMR this weekend; this is why they're special
  • 25:30: Discussion on Bojangles Track and Field Classic
  • 28:20: The No. 1 story from the weekend was performances at the Bullis Bulldog Invitational
  • 29:30: Leah Phillips' big day at Bullis
  • 33:10: Kansas Relays are coming up this weekend
  • 35:00: New York Relays discussion

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