Head coach Ron Mann led the Cardinals to eight BIG EAST team titles and nearly 50 All-America honors. (via MileSplit)
No. 10 Texas places second as a team with 145 points led by four individual titles over the three-day league meet in Waco.
The University of Kansas women's track and field team were crowned team champions Sunday at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships. Four individual champions as well as wins in both the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays propelled the Jayhawks to their first outdoor team title in program history. KU finished the meet with 158 points, beating out defending champion, Texas, who tallied 145 points.
Villanova continued its dominance in the 4x800 meter relay with a meet record and junior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) was both the anchor of the relay and the individual champion in the 1500 meters as the BIG EAST Championships wrapped up at the Rutgers Track & Field Complex on Sunday afternoon. During three days of competition the Wildcats recorded nine All-BIG EAST performances - including the two titles won on Sunday - and Villanova finished in fourth place in the final team standings.
The defending champion Florida men and the Texas A&M women have moved to the top of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I National Team Computer Rankings following the removal of 2012 marks from the rankings formula. (via USTFCCCA)
A trio of distance runners, a pair of all-time great DII throwers and the victor of an epic high jump competition headline this week’s National Athlete of the Week awards, selected from one of the deepest pools of top-flight nominees seen this season. (via USTFCCCA)
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee has announced security enhancements for next week’s 2013 Drake Relays to ensure the safety and security of all fans and athletes in attendance.
Some minor shuffling took place within the top five of both the men’s and women’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Computer Rankings, one week ahead of the removal of preseason data and the potential for a much larger shake-up. (via USTFCCCA)
Nico Weiler clears inhuman heights, and not by human instinct. (via harvardmagazine.com)
Senior triple jumper Andrea Guebelle has had an incredible college career, but find out what makes her more than a number. (via www.kuathletics.com)
The University of Georgia made a clean sweep of Division I and student-athletes from all divisions made impressive gains on their all-time division record books in this week’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Athlete of the Week awards. (via USTFCCCA)
University of Alabama sprinter Diondre Batson ran the fastest 100-meter dash time in the world thus far this season with a time of 10.06 seconds to lead the Crimson Tide track and field team Saturday at the Spec Towns National Team Invitational. (via TuscaloosaNews.com)
Sophomore Tori Bliss smashed LSU's 19-year-old school record in the shot put and senior Kimberlyn Duncan sprinted to an NCAA-leading time in the 200-meter dash to lead a sweep of team titles by the Tigers and Lady Tigers during Saturday's action at the third-annual Battle on the Bayou held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium. (via LSUsports.net)
The college dual meet, when two track teams go head-to-head, feels like an anachronism. As coaches and athletes chase ever-faster qualifying times for championship races and prioritize late-season individual events, the chance for pure competition between university squads is dwindling. (via Runner's World)
The April edition of the Bowerman Women’s Watch List, released Thursday by the Bowerman Watch List Committee features a trio of additions who have made a big impression on the national scene in the opening weeks of the outdoor season. (via The Bowerman)
The greatest track meet on U.S. soil will return to TrackTown USA when the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field are contested July 1-10, 2016, in Eugene, Ore. On behalf of USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee, USATF CEO Max Siegel made the announcement today on the steps of the Oregon state capitol. He was joined in making the announcement by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, University of Oregon President Mike Gottfredson, Oregon State Senate President Peter Courtney and TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna. (via www.usatf.org)
After a strong weekend at its home Pepsi Florida Relays, the defending champion Florida men have sprinted their way into the race for the No. 1 ranking in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday, while the Kansas women remained at No. 1. (via USTFCCCA)
The No. 2 men’s track and field team will compete at home this weekend in the John McDonnell Invitational. (via www.uatrav.com)
Oregon's Jordan Hasay ran the 1,500 meters Saturday at the Pepsi Team Invitational for fun, for team points and for training. (via The Oregonian - OregonLive.com)
A division record is amongst this week’s edition of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Athlete of the Week awards, but just as worthy of recognition as all-time records are fantastic finishes. (via USTFCCCA)
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