INDIANAPOLIS - Ajeé Wilson (Neptune, N.J.) has been named the 2011 Youth Athlete of the Year by USA Track & Field’s Youth Committee. Wilson will be honored on Saturday, December 3, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in St. Louis, Mo.
by Larry Eder
The Nike Border Clash 13 had the best weather that I have recalled in the past decade. The 4,387 meters that the best 40 boys and girls from Washington and Oregon traversed was pretty good footing for this time in November. It is a deceptively tough course. However, there are few times in the past 13 years when runners have been this close! In fact the first three boys were within a second!
by Larry Eder
The Nike Border Clash started back in November 1999, when, at the time, two Nike employees, Josh Rowe and John Truax, convinced some Nike executives that a race pitting the top high school boys and girls from Washington and Oregon made sense. The race was to determine who had the best cross country runners? Oregon or Washington.
ARLINGTON, Va. - (November 14, 2011) - The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States, has announced the 2011 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Twenty-eight programs throughout the U.S. that collectively serve 30,000 youth will receive a total of $20,000 in grants, an increase compared to the $15,000 granted in 2010.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 17, 2011) — After 32 years as a print publication, the National High School Sports Record Book has officially moved online and can be accessed on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Web site at www.nfhs.org/recordbook.
NCAA.com will webcast each of the NCAA Cross Country Championships this weekend for free. Links to the actual webcast will likely be posted on NCAA.com a few hours before start time.
The 8th annual NXN will be held this year on Saturday, December 3, 2011 in Portland, OR. This premier year-end cross country meet showcases the best runners and teams across America as they come together at Portland Meadows racetrack for the 5,000-meter cross country challenge.
INDIANAPOLIS - Reigning Olympic decathlon champion Bryan Clay has been named the 2011 Visa Humanitarian of the Year by USA Track & Field. Clay will be honored on Saturday, December 3, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in St. Louis, Mo.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - I Am Athlete, LLC., a company that is changing the way individuals, race directors, and sports organizations promote and engage in healthy lifestyles, unveiled its loyalty program, myPR, and announced an exclusive partnership with event travel and conference planning veteran, PSA.
Lauren Fleshman is an unconventional athlete. She cross-trains on an outdoor elliptical, she splits her time between running and two entrepreneurial ventures, she isn’t scared to run her first marathon only nine weeks after the world championships, and she will use the word “balls” in an interview on national television.
Kim Smith is an NCAA champion, a World Champs finalist, has battled the best in the world on cross country courses, indoor track, outdoor track and now, roads. In April 2011, Kim Smith stunned the world, as she lead Boston for twenty miles, until her soleus muscle gave out and she could no longer run.
Finding a track and field scholarship comes down to finding the division level and track program where you can score points for your team at the conference, regional and national level.
INDIANAPOLIS - For the third year in a row, track and field fans have the opportunity to help select the annual Jesse Owens Awards winners. The honors going to the sport’s top athletes of the year is selected by a vote from both the media and online fan balloting, which will account for 10 percent of the votes again this year.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Bryan Clay (Glendora, Calif.), the 2008 Olympic decathlon gold medalist, will be teaming up with the United States Olympic Committee and VisitBritain for the “Team USA: Britain Bound” program in anticipation for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund in 2007 to assist organizations interested in implementing or currently hosting youth running programs. Small grants from the Kids Run the Nation Fund are awarded on an annual basis through an application and selection process.
DAEGU, South Korea - Twenty-year-old Will Claye became just the second American in history to qualify into the finals of the both the men’s horizontal jumps at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships Friday.
by Larry Eder with Gary Morgan
It was in the semi-final of the 1,500 meters that Jenny Simpson showed her stuff. Running a super last fifty meters, Simpson, who stayed fairly close, moved up and went by on the outside and made the final, setting her up for the final of her life.
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