Riverside student-athlete Andrew Whaley is preparing for one of the biggest races of his life, the World Games in Athens, Greece. Like the Gladiators of ancient times, Whaley, is a true warrior, a Special Olympian, but he won't take the journey alone.
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.
Jimmy Stephens, a longtime individual involved in the sport in South Carolina, talks about bringing a set of youth meets to the state to grow the sport.
S.C. USATF Master Official Norman Venyah gives an inside look of his experience serving at the Olympic Trials.
Chris Kling's introduction to the sport of track and field wasn't exactly a pleasant experience. As a freshman at Timken Senior High School, Kling ran the 800 and threw the discus, but it was a relay that left a sour taste in his mouth.
Brett Squibbs talks about winning pole vault (15-7).
Christal Green (Dreher, University of South Carolina) talks about winning the 200 and 400 at youth nationals. Green competes with club team JumpStart.
Green-Sea Floyd alumni Matthew Elliot, now running for Brooks and GU Energy, shares his experience after competing at Hayward Field in the U.S.A. Championships.
MYRTLE BEACH -- Christal Green finished with two wins at U.S.A. Youth Nationals at Doug Shaw Stadium. Green won the young women's 400-meter dash, adding to yesterday's 200-meter dash win.
MYRTLE BEACH -- Spartanburg's Nathaniel Gordon and Dreher alumna Christal Green (Jump Start Athletics) led the state on the track with individual national titles Saturday at U.S.A. Youth Nationals.
MYRTLE BEACH -- Forty athletes will represent the United States at the IAAF World Youth Championships from July 6-10 in Lille, France, USATF announced today.
Photo by John Olson, SCRunners.com
Maddie Meyers ran pretty much solo to an impressive USR time of 6:32.02 in the 2K steeple. Wilson, Williams, Baisden and Weissenbach make it through their respective event rounds unscathed. (Photo by John Olson)
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Richard German, a student-athlete at Charleston Southern University and Wando alumni, shares a journal from his triple to USATF Junior Nationals in Eugene, Ore.
The USATF state association and City of Myrtle Beach are the hosts of world trials and U.S.A. Youth Championships that starts Tuesday at Doug Shaw Stadium.
Jerome Singleton, a disabled athlete from the state, is on the ballot for the 2011 ESPYS.
Chris Brown (Hanahan) and Leanna Morrison (Berkeley) were named Gatorade state Athletes of the Year.
Greenville alumna Sandi Morris finished second in the pole vault at USATF Junior Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. (Photo courtesy of Josh Langley)
The deadline for entry in the 2011 USA Youth Championships is Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Christal Green finished fourth in the 200 finals (24.77) and third in the 400 finals (53.54) at New Balance Nationals.
MYRTLE BEACH -- The final day of competition at the USATF State Junior Olympics concludes Sunday afternoon at Doug Shaw Stadium.
Dreher coach Daniel Brooks has been coaching track and field athletes for 30 years and helped dozens sign college scholarships, so when he says senior Christal Green ranks, "right there at the top," that is quite an accomplishment.
West Florence senior sprinter Lauren Ellis talks about her college signing with Stanford and her final choices.
A former high school and college pole vaulter and coach hopes Lexington County will allow him to build a much-needed indoor vaulting training facility.
When Tami Thompson Dennis was interviewed by a newspaper reporter as a 10-year-old state champion swimmer, she was remarkably clear about her life's calling. "I said I either wanted to be an Olympic swimmer or wanted to help kids with fitness when I got older. It's really eerie that I kne... (via www.postandcourier.com)
USATF S.C. Association told scrunners.com the USATF Youth Committee has awarded the city of Myrtle Beach two national meets for 2011.