July 3 2008 from Running USA wire (RIVERBANK, CA) In its third decade of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in partnership with RISE Magazine, has announced German Fernandez (file photo) of Riverbank High School (Riverbank, Calif.) as its 2007-08 Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
Robin Reynolds (Miami Northwest Express Track Club) collected her third and fourth individual titles at the 2008 USA Youth Track & Field Championships, after winning the youth girls 100 and 400 meters on the final day of competition. Reynolds darted down the 100m straightaway in a wind aided 11.98 seconds to claim her third win of the championships.
June 29, 2008 from USATF press release (CHARLOTTE, NC) - Conor McCullough shattered the young men's hammer throw record at the 2008 USA Youth Track & Field Championships at the Irwin Belk Track and Field Center on the campus of University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
June 24, 2008 from USATF press release (CHARLOTTE, NC) - Ryan Crouser (Team Oregon USA) collected his third individual title Firday at the 2008 USA Youth Track & Field Championships at the Irwin Belk Track and Field Center on the campus of University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
Photo of top high schooler Chanelle Price. 800 Meters Three-time U.S. Outdoor champion and two-time Olympian Hazel Clark is out to regain her supremacy in the women's 800 meters after finishing as the runner-up at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships to the then-reigning NCAA champion, Alysia Johnson.
CHARLOTTE - The 2008 USA Youth Track & Field Championships wrapped up the second day of competition at the Irwin Belk Track and Field Center on the campus of University of North Carolina - Charlotte, events highlighting the day included the 4x800 meter relay and multi-events.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two-time U.S. Junior champion's Jessica Beard and Walter Henning won their third consecutive national title's in the women's 400 meters and men's hammer throw, respectively, and Henning broke the American Junior record Sunday at the 2008 USA Junior Track & Field Championships.
June 20, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS) - More than 2,000 of the top youth track and field athletes in the nation will be on hand at the 2008 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 24-29, at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte in Charlotte, NC.
June 19, 2008 - from USATF press release INDANAPOLIS - Track and field's next generation of elite athletes will meet on June 20-22 at the 2008 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Athletes will be competing for a spot on the U.S. team that will compete at the 2008 IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland in July.
June 18, 2008. From USATF press release. USA Track & Field will heighten anti-doping education initiatives at its three youth national championships in 2008 and will begin in-competition drug testing at the 2009 championship events. The programs are a partnership with the U.S.
LSU won the women's team crown for the first time since 2003 and Florida State repeated as men's champions at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships over the weekend at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. The women's championship all came down to the final event between LSU and Arizona State.
June 14-2007 From USATF press release. Arizona State senior, Jacquelyn Johnson, has been named the nation's top female collegiate track and field athlete for 2008, for which she will receive the Honda Sports Award, given to the top women athletes in each of the 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports.
June 13, 2008 from Walt Murphy's News and Results Service. The NCAA Division One Championships are from (June 11-14) in rain-drenched Des Moines, Iowa. Threats of flooding have forced some teams to relocate. CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV) will be airing live coverage on Friday, June 13th from 7-10 p.m. CST.
By John Nepolitan / June 9, 2008. At the Great Southwest Invitational the high jump bar was risen to 6’ and for the first time in high school history three girls would clear the bar. The next height would be 6’ 1-1/4” – the “A” qualifier for the U.S. Olympic Trials. All three would miss, but Shanay Briscoe (Duncanville, TX) would get the win on misses.
2008 USA TOP 5 LIST - as of June 10
Top five performers in each event in 2008 (i=indoor performance)
Photo: High School sensation Chanelle Price led for most of the 800 meters at the recent Prefontaine Classic and is ranked in the top 5 this week!
1:59.82 Hazel Clark-Riely
2:00.01 Alice Schmidt
2:00.57 Alysia Johnson
2:01.07 Nicole Teter
By John Nepolitan June 3, 2008 / Running 4:00.29 for 1600 meters to take the California Federation State Championship almost surely would have been enough for German Fernandez (Riverside HS, CA) to be named Athletes Only Athlete of the Week, but when he came back two hours later and ran 8:34.23 to take the 3200 meter championship there was no reas
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.
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