Jager Named USATF Athlete of the Week
INDIANAPOLIS – 2012 Olympian Evan Jager has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week following his American record performance in finishing third in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase at the Monaco Diamond League meet Friday.
Demps Added to Team USA Roster
BIRMINGHAM - Jeff Demps (Winter Garden, Fla.) has been added to Team USA’s roster for the London 2012 Olympic Games as a member of the 4x100m relay pool. Demps will serve as a replacement for Mike Rodgers (Round Rock, Texas) who suffered a stress fracture in his left foot.
More than 150 London Olympians have Performed at The Armory
New York, July 24, 2012 - When the 2012 Olympic Games' Opening Ceremony begins July 27, many of the world's most famous track & field athletes in London can count The Armory as a place where they showcased their extraordinary talents. As many as 156 athletes competing in the 2012 Olympics have performed at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.
Rudisha Set for Record Run in Zürich
Courtesy of IAAF
Experts consider David Rudisha the most likely athlete to next set a new World record. The Kenyan athlete, who is already holding the current 800m World record, is the latest illustrious entry to the cast of the 2012 edition of Weltklasse Zürich – Samsung Diamond League.
Scars and Streaks: Molly Beckwith
by Jon Gugala
MONACO - It's Saturday morning (July 21, 2012). Molly Beckwith, 24, crosses her legs, left over right, and the long, vertical scar on her knee is white, surrounded by the tan of the skin.
Getting into a winning mindset
The world of track and field consists of people who are fast runners, and those who obliterate the competition. To become a winner, you need the winning mindset. You have to remember that, tempting as OnlinePoker.com and self doubt might be, you can't afford to let them affect your goal.
Eaton Named USOC Athlete of the Month, Felix Finishes Third
Thanks to brilliant performances at the recent U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, Ashton Eaton has been named Athlete of the Month by the United States Olympic Committee while Allyson Felix finished third in the women’s voting for the month of June. The USOC made the announcement Wednesday.
Interview: Julie Culley, 5,000m Olympian
by Larry Eder
On June 28th, 2012, Julie Culley qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics with a first place finish in the women's 5000 m at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials. We spoke to her about training, ASICS and the Olympic Trials.
Champion Won’t Defend
Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya, the world 5,000- and 10,000-meter gold medalist, said she would not defend her titles at the Moscow world championships in August.
Pistorius Will Not Compete This Year
Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic champion who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, will not compete this year, his coach said Monday.
Rudisha Wins in Season Opener
David Rudisha, the world and Olympic champion, cruised to victory in the 800 meters at the season-opening Diamond League meet in Doha, Qatar.
Herd Sends Eight to NCAA Prelims
Eleven days after finishing an all-time best fifth place at the Conference USA Championships, the Marshall track and field team will send a school-record eight individuals to the NCAA East Preliminaries held May 23-25 in Greensboro, N.C.
Walker Places Fourth in Long Jump on Day 3
Senior Crystal Walker placed fourth in the long jump on Saturday, day three, of the Conference USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships from Rice University-Holloway Field.
Jules Leads Heptathlon after Day 1
Senior Vanessa Jules placed first in three of four heptathlon events Thursday in the first day of the Conference USA Track and Field Championships from Houston, Texas.
Heptathlon Kicks Off C-USA Championships
Marshall will begin competition at the Conference USA Track and Field Championships at 1 p.m. ET. on Thursday in Houston, Texas with Vanessa Jules and Shanice Johnson in the heptathlon.
Hottenstein Named Student-Athlete of the Week
Junior Amanda Hottenstein won the hammer throw Friday at the Ohio Open in Athens, Ohio with a personal best throw of 50.18 meters and has been named Marshall's Student-Athlete of the Week.
Distance, Throws to Compete at Ohio Open
With the Conference USA Championships just around the corner, the Marshall track and field team will have one final tune-up on Friday at the Ohio Open in Athens, Ohio.
School Records Fall at Penn Relays
For the eighth time this season, Marshall's track and field team broke a different school record in the outdoor season as the 4x200 meter relay team set a new mark Friday at Penn Relays.