June 2, 2008 / From Running USA wire. MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL - (May 29, 2008) - Team USA Minnesota's Carrie Tollefson will hold her second annual Training Camp from July 10 through 13 in the Twin Cities. Designed for boys and girls in grades 7-12 who run distances from the 800 meters up through cross country, the performance-driven camp will be held at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul.
By John Nepolitan / May 28, 2008. One throw two records - Johannes Swainpool a sophomore at Shawnee Mission-South in Kansas uncorked a 221' 2" throw in the javelin to set a new Kansas 6A record and a new USA class record.
For his record performances, Johannes Swainpool, has been named Athletes Only Athlete of the Week for the week of May 27th.
By John Nepolitan / May 20, 2008. Dusty Jonas (University of Nebraska) entered his last Big 12 Championship looking for his first title. Jonas, who hales from La Vernia, TX (population of 921) not only won the title but would go on to clear 7'8-3/4". With the jump he set the school record, Big 12 Championship meet record, Big 12 Conference record and put his name at the top of the World list.
The Athlete’s Viewpoint. By Chris Lukezic. Chris Lukezic, Georgetown '06, has run 3:33.28 for 1,500 meters and 3:54.46 for the mile. My mother wasn't exactly thrilled that day in October 2000 when she discovered that I had carved numbers into the drywall next to my bed. It wasn’t just a bunch of numbers, though.
Held under sunny skies with temperatures in the high 80s, the adidas Track Classic is the second event of USA Track & Field's 2008 Visa Outdoor Championships Series. In the men's 3,000m Josh Rohatinsky, Galen Rupp and Jonathan Riley engaged in a terrific men's 3,000m tussle that saw all three competitors with the lead during the bell lap.
New York - May 14, 2008 -- Patience Knight, an NCAA Division I track & field thrower at Texas Tech, has been named the 2008 recipient of the 20th annual Honda Inspiration Award. This award is given annually to an outstanding female college athlete who has overcome adversity to excel in her sport.
By John Nepolitan / May 13, 2008. At first glance the news that Rochelle High School won the 1A Texas title it was big, but then somebody has to win. The real story is how the "team" went about it. Then Rochelle representation at the State championship was a team of
one person: Bonnie Richardson. By the end of the two day meet
By Jessica Hillam (Idaho State, 2007) / Summer 2007
Jessica Hillam (Idaho State, '07) has been a thrower (shot,discus and hammer) since her high school days in Idaho Falls. Here's her personal take on some of the problems girl throwers encounter, and how she has succcessfully dealt with them.
Summer 2007 / Courtesy of kimbia.net
Matt Tegenkamp broke the American Record for 2-miles, running 8:07.07 at the Prefontaine Classic. Here he recalls the three spring races that led up to the Pre two- mile, and then discusses that American Record race as he experienced it. (courtesy of Kimbia.com, used by per- mission).
BEFORE: June 4, 2007
The pole vault is still a recent event in women's track and field. Stacy Dragila was the first to better 15 feet, in 1999, and she went on to win the first Olympic gold medal in the event in 2000. She raised the American record to 15-10 in 2004.
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