The young athletes heading to Europe, as members of the U.S. Athletic Trust Elite track and field team, can hardly wait to board the big jet at JFK International Airport.
NEW YORK - Six days after the last runner crossed the finish line, the men’s division of the USA Track and Field National Club Championships can at last recognize its team champion(s.)
PRINCETON, N.J. - “We’ve had a great season and this just adds to it.” Norm Oglivie, Duke University’s director of track and field and head coach, had a smile miles wide late Sunday afternoon, as he explained how his Blue Devils, men and women, ran off with twin team titles and carved out a big piece of history in the Northeast’s longest-running undergraduate track extravaganza.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - “This is spring in the Northeast, man, get used to it,” said Manhattan College coach Dan Mecca.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Weight thrower Thomas “Jake” Freeman and racewalker Maria Michta will bring gold medals back to the Metropolitan area after come-through performances on Saturday’s opening-day program of the USA National Indoor Championships
Top stars of younger-generation milers had it out on the hallowed Madison Square Garden 11-laps-to-the-mile saucer and produced a pair of rousing, crowd-pleasing races Friday night, before 9,611 enthused track and field fans.
Tigers, Tigers, still burning bright. The William Blake theme of 1794 was true all over again at Van Cortlandt Park on the final Friday of October 2010. The Princeton Tigers scorched the historic Van Cortlandt course, racing to both team and individual victories in the Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships,
NEW YORK - For the second year in a row, Shannon Rowbury reigns as queen of the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile. Just twice before in the 30-year annals of the dash from 80th Street to 60th Street has the women’s winner been a repeater. Great Brit Paula Radcliffe did it in 1996 and ‘97 - before turning her attention to the marathon - and Penn State grad Kim McGreevy won it in 2000-01.
DES MOINES, IOWA – Erin Donohue was exuberant. She’d just finished second in the women’s 1,500-meter final at the U.S. Outdoor Championships and was calling it “the greatest race of my life, since high school anyway.” That was taking in a whole lot of territory.
DES MOINES, IOWA – Just a few hundred hammer throw devotees were there to see it, but they can count themselves among the most fortunate. Just how fortunate?
“We wanted to go out with a bang, we wanted to go out with a win.”
RONKONKOMA, N.Y. - Team USA hasn’t had a medalist in a major international racewalking event in 10 ½ years - Curt Clausen’s 50K bronze at the 1999 World Championships in Seville.
“Promise made, promise kept.” When the New York Yankees moved their “home of champions” to the north side of 161st Street and River Avenue, they took away the Joseph Yancey Track and Field area at Macombs Dam Park with them.
Track and field records, like those of every sport, were made to be broken. We all know that, it’s the ancient truth of all human athletic activity. But some records were made to stay in the books a whole lot longer than a bunch of others.
Check it out, check it out. The roster of all-time Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America cross country champions simply oozes history.