By: Kenny Fried, Running USA- Verzbicas Defends Foot Locker Cross Country National Title - Cuffe captures girls crown in San DiegoSAN DIEGO - (December 11, 2010) - Aisling Cuffe of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. and Lukas Verzbicas of Orland Hills, Ill.
by Larry Eder
Guy Morse will become the Senior Director of External Affairs of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, and Tom Grilk will move from B.A.A. President to Executive Director of the B.A.A. Boston marathon. "This is not so much about Grilk becoming Executive Director, but more about keeping Guy Morse involved and using his skills to focus on the tasks that he enjoys and keeping some continuity within the organization." noted Tom Grilk. Morse and Grilk will assume their positions on January 1, 2011.
BOSTON - (December 8, 2010) - Global athletic leader New Balance has announced an official multi-year partnership with the National Scholastic Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in New York City for the New Balance Indoor Nationals. The event will bring together the best indoor track and field high school athletes from across the country for a weekend of intense competition.
INDIANAPOLIS - Trevor Barron, of Bethel Park, Penn., has been named the 2010 Youth Athlete of the Year by USA Track & Field's Youth Committee. Barron will be honored on Saturday, December 4 at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va.
INDIANAPOLIS -Megan Venables (Blackwood, N.J.) has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the Group 3 individual championship Saturday at the NJSIAA/Star-Ledger/M-F Athletic Group Championships in Holmdel Township, N.J.
INDIANAPOLIS - Allyson Felix and David Oliver on Tuesday were named the winners of the 2010 Jesse Owens Awards by USA Track & Field. Oliver is a first time winner of the Owens Award and this marks the third time in her career that Felix has earned this prestigious distinction.
INDIANAPOLIS - USA Track & Field announced on November 4 that all-time great athletes Jearl Miles Clark, Dyrol Burleson, Roy Cochran, Ralph Craig and journalist James Dunaway have been elected to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame.
Monte Carlo – Five women from five different countries and three continents have been shortlisted for the 2010 World Athlete of the Year award.
BOSTON: The Association of Athletics Managers (AAM) representing most of the world´s top athletes completed their three day Annual Meeting in Boston (Nov 9-11). Along with representatives from Samsung Diamond League Organizers (DL) and world´s major shoe companies they agreed to continue their strong relationship by forming a working group which will meet several times throughout the year, building common platforms to market their athletes in the worlds largest athletics meetings.
INDIANAPOLIS - All-time track and field greats Jearl Miles Clark, Dyrol Burleson, Roy Cochran, Ralph Craig and journalist James Dunaway have been elected to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame, USA Track & Field announced on Thursday.
Monte-Carlo - The IAAF is giving you the unique chance to help select the 2010 World Athlete of the Year.
Two-time Olympian Darvis "Doc" Patton has been named the 2002 USA Outdoor 200m champion following the October 22 announcement by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that the winner of that race, Ramon Clay, has received a doping suspension and been stripped of his title.
INDIANAPOLIS - Track and field fans once again have the opportunity to help select the 2010 Jesse Owens Awards winners. The honors going to the sport's top athletes of the year are selected by a vote of the media; the online fan balloting will account for 10 percent of the votes.
Two track and field athletes have been nominated for Sports Illustrated's 2010 SportsKid of the Year Award.
NFHS survey surpasses 7.6 million for 2009-10; outdoor track and field reports largest participatory gain; #1 sport for girls and #2 for boys based on total numbers
INDIANAPOLIS - Participation in high school sports increased for the 21st consecutive school year in 2009-10, eclipsing the 7.6 million mark for the first time.
INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation has presented Elite Athlete Development Grants to twelve athletes, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today.
Courtesy of IAAF
Monte-Carlo - The IAAF World Challenge meetings in Berlin and Rieti at the end of August were highlighted by two 800m World record performances by Kenya’s David Rudisha which improved on the 13-year-old mark of 3-time outdoor World champion Wilson Kipketer.
INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation has come to the aid of T.C. Howe High School of Indianapolis, Ind., with a special grant of $2,000 after a Labor Day fire destroyed much of the team's track & field and football equipment, announced USATF Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic on Wednesday.