Hi! Originally, I had planned to blog each day from the Trials, but what I didn’t know was that my days would be jammed packed from 5am to 11pm. Since, there were so many highlights from my four-day experience at the Olympic Trials Youth Leadership Camp, I have decided to do a recap of my most memorable ones. This was definitely an experience I will never forget!
Photos by Vic Sailer, PhotoRun
Check out MaineTrackXC's coverage of the US Olympic Track & Field Trials. (Updated 7/1)
Invited out to Oregon for the Nike Elite Camp to train with some of best returning high school distance runners in the nation for 2012-2013, Chantilly rising senior Sean McGorty also got the opportunity to race in front of a huge crowd gathered for the U.S. Olympic Trials with a special high school mile race organized for the elite campers in the middle of the meet this past Friday.
ROCK HILL -- Five years ago, Brandon Hudgins was in a hospital bed at MUSC, receiving chemotherapy and other treatments to ward off a rare disease that was destroying his body's immune system.
The South Carolina USATF association is holding its annual meeting this Saturday at Dreher in Columbia. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. Interim state president Tim Tyler talks about USATF in the state and the past year.
Murray State sprinter Alexis Love's tremendous 2012 season came to an end Friday when she was eliminated from the semifinals of the 200 meter run at the USA Olympic Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore.
S.C. USATF Master Official Norman Venyah gives an inside look of his experience serving at the Olympic Trials.
In his second report on New Jersey HS alumni at the US Olympic T&F Trials, George Kochman highlights a pair of former teammates and an ex swimmer from the shore.
Former Kentucky athletes competing in the US Olympic Team Trials.
Virginia State University’s seven time All-American student-athlete, Samantha Edwards (senior/ Elmont, NY) and USA World Indoor Silver Medalist, Track and Field Assistant Coach Jernail Hayes (New Castle, DE), will toe the line over the next two weeks attempting to earn a spot representing the USA later this summer at the 2012 London Olympic Games. From June 2011 until this past Sunday (June 17th) anyone in the country had the opportunity to qualify for the Olympic Trials, held in Eugene, OR on June 22nd – July 1st. The USA Track & Field (USATF) selects the top 28 athletes in the entire country in the two events which VSU will be represented. Edwards has qualified in the 400m dash, while Hayes has qualified in the 400m Hurdles.
More to come tonight. Posted now:
Correspondent George Kochman left Eugene with a ton of memories, including some that were courtesy of 3 Track Town USA volunteers. Read his profiles on these fine folks.
There are a lot of results and coverage to pour through around the internet. So we'll do the work for you. We will summarize all the Florida results, commentary, and coverage that we can.
New Jersey is well represented at the US Olympic T&F Trials and George Kochman jr. is keeping us updated on how many of the Garden State's alumni are faring out in Eugene. Check out our first group of profiles.
George Kochman gives us one last look at few of the athletes, including one winner, who competed in the latter days of the US Olympic T&F Team Trials.
Hoover graduate Ashley Muffet-Duncan is ready for the Olympic Trials and has found her calling in coaching. (via )
Dendy eyes leap across the pond Middletown grad to vie for spot in Olympics
Former Loyola University Maryland Head Track & Field Coach Julie Culley realized her Olympic dream last night, winning the 5,000 meters at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials to qualify for the London games. (via )
In a race such as the 1,500 meters, knowing when to run in front or hang back can be the difference between triumph and disappointment. (via Washington Post)
TV Schedule on NBC for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field.
Men's 1500 Semi-Finals Results Look Who's Back! Centro Looks Smooth 1 Matthew Centrowitz Nike 3:41.90 Q [3:41.893] 2 (1) 2 Leonel Manzano Nike 3:41.90 Q [3:41.898] 2 (2) 3 Robby Andrews adidas 3:42.14 Q 2 (3) 4 Jeff See Saucony 3:42.16 Q 2 (4) 5 Miles Batty Asics 3:42.33 Q 2 (5) 6 Andrew Bayer Indiana University 3:42.56 q 2... (via )
US Olympic athletics coaches Andrew Valmon and Amy Deem said on Tuesday that they like the chances of the American squad meeting its goal of capturing at least 30 medals at the London Olympics. ATHS (via )
AMES, Iowa � The future of Iowa State thrower Christina Hillman looks bright. No one knows that more than her coach, Iowa State throws mentor Grant Wall. He knew Hillman was special. By resume alone, Hillman was a great catch for the Cyclone track and field program. Now, after winning the shot put title at the U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships last weekend in Bloomington, Ind., her actions are speaking louder than words. (via )
Middle distance runner Robby Andrews is competing in New York, with an eye toward the U.S. trials and a spot in London for this summer’s Olympics. (via )
The 1996 Olympic marathoner is coaching now. (via )
14 September 2012 – Monte-Carlo – The following World records have recently been ratified… (via www.iaaf.org)
It all caught up with University of Maryland swimmers and divers, men's cross country runners, women's water polo players and other athletes young enough to have rarely confronted limits on their talents and dreams. (via )
Video coverage on track and field running events. Watch interviews and gain insights with top running athletes and coaches from around the world (via )
Scandal in the Sky Brooks CEO, Jim Weber and 3 other Brooks employees were actually kicked out of Olympic Trials by security guards. In what was believed to be a response to an aerial banner that read "Run Happy'', three Brooks executives were escorted out of the stadium on the final day of competition at the Olympic Trials. On Saturday and Sunday afternoon, a small plane flew over Hayward Field that carried a banner that touted a small Brooks logo and the company's popular... (via )
The 2012 installment of New York City's famed Milrose Games, being the first outside of Madison Square Garden since 1913, had an overall peculiar feel to them. The meet and its illustrious history had been transferred 130 blocks uptown to The Armory, yet the recreation of that good old fashioned Milrose ambiance proved difficult. Instead of the standard wonky, character building, and undersized track surrounding the covered hardwood of MSG (where the San Antonio Spurs bested the New York Knicks in 5 games during the 1999 NBA Finals), a state of the art Mondo... (via )
Andrew Valmon tries to focus energy on Team USA’s upcoming Olympic effort in London, while not forgetting that his teams back home at Maryland need him for a massive fundraising effort to save the men’s program. (via )
EUGENE, Ore. - Tracktown USA has always been an incubator of running talent. (via )
BIRMINGHAM, England -- The first two tears came in unison, not from the sides of Jeneba Tarmoh's brown eyes, but straight from the bottom. They rolled down her cheeks, paused on her chin as if considering whether to jump off, and then fell to the floor at her feet. Others followed with some urgency, until Tarmoh began blotting them with the sleeve of her sweatshirt, a losing battle that she waged intermittently. Public tears can be relentless when they've been denied freedom for more than three weeks, like Tarmoh's had. Because tears are the truth. (via SI.com)
U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field 2012
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