From Dec. 23 - Jan. 1, Kevin Hadsell, the director of track & field and cross country, shares with utrockets.com his list of the Top-10 cross country and track memories of the last 10 years. Hadsell is in his 12th year as the head men's and women's cross country coach and has guided the women's track team since 2004.
Former Sam Houston State pole vaulter Jennie Sewell has been named the SHSU female athlete of the decade.
More than a decade after he first came to Princeton, Tora Harris remains head-and-shoulders above the rest. Literally.
Liberty redshirt junior Sam Chelanga has been tabbed 2009 Male Collegian of the Year by the publication "Eastern Track," it was announced today.
Women's track and field will begin the 2010 indoor slate with the hosting of the Arkansas Invitational, Jan. 8.
Three-time Olympian and Moroccan native Hicham El Guerrouj made a visit to Penn's campus on December 9. He made a lasting impact on those who he met, including Moroccan Hicham Laalej, who is a member of the men's tennis team.
The 2009 cross country season was one filled with high hopes and new experiences, as Kansas returned 10 letterwinners from the 2008 campaign and welcomed a new distance coach in Michael Whittlesey, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Head Track and Field Coach Kareem Jackson announced his program's schedule for the 2010 indoor and outdoor season.
Seventy-two Nittany Lions student-athletes, representing seven fall sports, have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. Penn State's 72 honorees brings the Lions' all-time total to 3,202 during the last 16 years. The total ranks first among all Big Ten institutions. Ohio State ranks second with 3,091.
Lewis University juniors Kathryn Hague (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Assisi), Samantha Linck (Kohler, Wis./Kohler) and senior Scott Barnas (Oak Lawn, Ill./St. Laurence/Moraine Valley C.C.) opened the 2009-10 track and field campaign in fine fashion as each earned NCAA Provisional Qualifying marks at the GVSU Holiday Open on Friday (Dec. 18) afternoon.
Men's track and field will begin the 2010 indoor slate with the hosting of the Arkansas Invitational, Jan. 8.
Shippensburg University sophomore Neely Spence has been named the 2009 Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year by USA Track and Field, a prestigious national award that is awarded annually to some of the nation's highest profile runners.
Grand Valley State University saw strong individual performances in the GVSU Holiday Open on Friday, Dec. 18 at the Laker Turf Building. Sophomore Serena Black took home two first place finishes, while senior Candice Wheat took home one of her own. GVSU will compete in the new year on Jan. 7 at the Laker Early Bird.
Following a double team victory last June for the program's first ever NCAA Championships, Texas A&M earned a pair of No. 1 rankings by Track & Field News for the 2009 recruiting classes the Aggie coaching staff produced.
Liz Costello is putting the finishing touches on one of the great careers in Princeton women's track and field history. She is the No. 7 Princeton female athlete of the decade.
When Mason Finley walks through campus, people assume he's a member of the Kansas football team. When you're 6-8 and 320 pounds, football is the first sport that comes to mind.However, the freshman's size and strength has led him to success in a different athletic arena. Finley throws the shot and the discus for the Jayhawks' track and field team. In fact, he's the best thrower in the nation for his age group.
Inaugural winners of The Bowerman award presented in Orlando, Florida, were Colorado's Jenny Barringer and Oregon's Galen Rupp. Texas A&M's Porscha Lucas was among three female finalists for the honor.
Galen Rupp has been selected as the winner of the inaugural Bowerman trophy, an award given to the men's and women's collegiate track and field performers of the year. It is the sport's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy.
University of Colorado senior Jenny Barringer was named the recipient of the inaugural The Bowerman award, it was lt;br />announced.
COMPLETE RESULTS (.pdf) SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - The Seton Hall track and field team ran its second meet of the indoor season on Sunday and sent five more runners to the postseason in six events. Sophomore Charisse Bryant (Virginia Beach, Va.) became the first athlete to earn a spot in the ECAC Indoor Championships in the 60-meter hurdles after running an 8.77 in the preliminary heat. Freshman Ivanique Kemp (Nassau, Bahamas) turned in a time of 8.91 in the same event to earn her place at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships. Kemp also ran a BIG EAST qualifying time in the 60-meter dash, hitting a 7.73 in both the preliminary and final runs of the race. Junior KeAira Dickerson (Wilmington, Del.) clinched a berth at the BIG EAST's in the 500-meter dash, clocking in at 1:16.65 in the prelims. Freshman Nigjia Snapp (Mays Landing, N.J.) broke the meet record in the 1,000-meter run while earning her first conference postseason position,
The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee has selected Des Moines, Iowa for the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships and Eugene, Ore., for the 2013 and 2014 championships. The 2011 and 2012 championships, hosted by Drake University, will be held at Drake Stadium. The University of Oregon, who will also serve as the host for the 2010 NCAA Outdoor championships will hold the 2013 and 2014 competitions at Hayward Field.
DES MOINES, IOWA — The $15 million investment in the renovation of Drake Stadium five years ago by Drake University and the Greater Des Moines community continues to pay dividends.
Live coverage of the inaugural presentation of The Bowerman award will air at 6 p.m. via Flotrack.org from Orlando, Florida. Texas A&M sprinter Porscha Lucas is one of three female finalist for the award.
Senior Nicole McMullen was named Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Week after breaking two of her own school records at the Princeton New Year's Invitational on Friday evening.
Fordham University junior Brian Schmidt (Malverne, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) and freshmen Sean Atkinson (Brooklyn, N.Y./Nazareth Regional) and Ashley Davis (El Sobrante, Calif./St. Mary's College HS) received Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field weekly honors today, for the week ending December 13th. Schmidt captured the Men's Performer of the Week award, while Atkinson and Davis picked up the respective Men's and Women's Rookie of the Week honors.
Sophomore Cambrya Jones and freshman Rachel McIntosh record two ECAC qualifying marks, a piece, while junior Da'Lynn Mills produced one ECAC qualifying standard, as the University of Pittsburgh's women's track and field team opened its indoor season at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala.
Wake Forest's sophomore standouts Anna and Dina Nosenko represented Ukraine in the 16th SPAR European Cross Country Championships on Sunday. Anna Nosenko finished 38th overall and second on Ukraine's squad in the 6-kilometer race with a time of 22:52. Nine seconds later, Dina Nosenko finished the course in 23:01, recording 41st-overall place and third for Ukraine.
The Western Kentucky University men's and women's track and field teams opened the 2009-10 indoor campaign Saturday in the Middle Tennessee Christmas Invitational at Murphy Center. Although not a team scored competition, several individuals recorded top-three finishes to open the season.
Assistant coach Woods, redshirt freshman Nickles dominate heptathlon
In a very competitive field, the Muskies showed well Saturday at the Golden Flash Invitational hosted by Kent State University. Head coach Steve Nester said of his team, "Looking at our times for this early in the indoor season, I am quite pleased. It was nice to get on a larger track from last week, with today's oval measuring 292 meters. We faced very good competition [and] our student-athletes really responded well."
The University of Houston track and field team proved they are poised for the 2010 indoor season when the Cougars claimed three event titles, set six personal records and registered one of Houston's all-time top 5 indoor performances at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas Saturday afternoon.
Nine victories and four NCAA provisional qualifiers highlight the start of the indoor track and field season at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium for the NCAA Champion Aggies
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Oklahoma State's Cowgirl track and field team kicked off its indoor season today with nine runners competing in nine events at Kansas State's KSU All-Comers.
Senior Jeff Kluge led the Marquette throwers at the Iowa State University Holiday Preview Friday, recording a distance of 17.77 meters in the weight throw, good for second all-time in the Marquette record books.
University of Kentucky track and field athletes competed against one another in the squad's annual intra-squad Wildcat Preview Meet in preparation of indoor competition Thursday and Friday at the Nutter Field House.
One weight thrower, a trio of mile runners and a pole vaulter highlighted the final meet of 2009 for the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams. Brad Millar tallied an NCAA provisional qualification distance in the weight throw, every Blue Demon to race in the mile earned their spot at the 2010 BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championship, and Chris Johnston wrote his name in the school record books.
Edwards takes second in 5000m; Nickles, Smith finish in heptathlon Top 10
Sophomore Ari Fisher (Lebanon, OH) made her indoor track debut one to remember as she won the 5000 meter run to lead the Rockets in day one action at the Golden Flash Gala. Fisher, the MAC Cross Country champion and NCAA qualifier, claimed the title in a time of 16:48.66, over 20 seconds better than second place. Her mark is the fastest in the country to date and the fifth-fastest in school-history, and is also just four seconds away from an NCAA qualifying time. She was competing for the first time this season, and in addition to the MAC title, also won two other individual titles in cross country this fall.
The Michigan State track & field team participated in its lone 2009 indoor event when it hosted its intra-squad scrimmage on Friday, Dec. 11. The men's high jump team highlighted the event with three heights of 2.08m (6-10) or higher. Leading the way with his height of 2.10m (6-11) was sophomore Cliff Miller (Ann Arbor, Mich.). Both sophomore Kevin Jackson (Detroit, Mich.) and freshman Kurt Schneider (Oakland, Mich.) posted leaps of 2.08m (6-10). Junior Kristopher Amos (Detroit, Mich.) and sophomore Brent Shuttleworth (Edwardsburg, Mich.) each tallied a mark of 2.03m (6-8).
Baylor's track and field team will officially begin their 2010 slate with the Reveille Invitational, hosted by the Texas A&M on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. Head coach Todd Harbour will take a partial squad to the only December meet on the schedule.
In voting by the Atlantic 10 head coaches, the Charlotte 49ers track and field squads were both picked to capture the 2010 Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships. Since joining the Atlantic 10 conference in 2006, Charlotte has captured 13 of the league's 16 indoor and outdoor championships.
University of Iowa Head Men's Track Coach Larry Wieczorek announced the 2008-09 award winners from its annual awards banquet held this week. Twelve Hawkeyes shared 13 awards, including Most Valuable Competitor, Paul Chaney.
After a successful start to the 2009-10 indoor season last weekend at the Blue and Gold Meet, the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams look to add to their list of accolades on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Classic. Held at the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse, throwing and jumping events begin at 4 p.m. (CST), while the Blue Demons hit the track at 4:35 p.m.
Coming off a seventh-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships, the Nittany Lion women's track and field team is once again poised and ready for another record-breaking season that will kick off this weekend at the annual Blue-White Meet at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. Meanwhile, the Penn State men's squad is also primed for a success 2010, following a 14th-place finish in last year's John McDonnell Program of the Year standings, as well as a program-best bronze-medal effort at the 2009 Big Ten Indoor Championships.
AMES, IOWA - The Drake men's and women's track and field team will opened the indoor season this Friday, competing at the Iowa State Holiday Preview. Activities start at 2 p.m. at the Lied Recreation Center.
Kate Niehaus was honored by the NCAA as one of the Elite 88 winners, given to the top student who competed at the NCAA championships in her sport. Niehaus finished 140th at the NCAA meet, helping Stanford to a 16th-place finish.
STILLWATER, Okla. - The Oklahoma State Cowboy track team released its indoor schedule today, with the Kansas State Invite on Jan. 16 kicking off the season.
The University of Cincinnati women's indoor track and field team open its 2009-10 season on Friday Dec.11, when it travels to Kent, Ohio, to compete in the Golden Flash Gala. The meet will be held Dec. 11-12 at the Kent State University Field House.
Ben Bishop (Cantrall) broke the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville record in the indoor weight throw this past weekend at the Bob Timmons Challenge in Lawrence, Kan.
Tulsa senior John Beattie was named Conference USA Male Cross Country Athlete of the Year for the second-straight season, as voted on by league coaches and announced today by the conference office. He becomes just the third athlete to repeat as C-USA Cross Country Athlete of the Year.
It was announced today that junior Stephen Hankinson (Summit, N.J.) has been named the BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Week. Hankinson won both events he competed in this weekend. On Friday, December 4 at the Fordham Invitational, Hankinson earned first place in the mile in a time of 4:24 before winning the 3,000m race in a personal best time of 8:29.52 at the Brown University Alden Invitational on Dec. 5.
UTEP freshman Risper Kimaiyo has been tabbed Conference USA Female Cross Country Athlete of the Year the league announced Tuesday.
Senior David Emerson recorded a time of 8:39.28 to finish third in the 3000m run as the Boston College men's track and field team opened its 2009-10 indoor season on December 5 at the Husky Winter Carnival at Northeastern University.
The Boston College women's track and field team made its debut at the Husky Winter Carnival on December 5 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
Rashad Little captured gold in the 300 meter dash to lead the Explorers at the Jack Pyrah Invitational at Haverford College to open the 2009-10 indoor season on Saturday afternoon. Several La Salle track & field athletes had strong performances as well.
The Providence College men's and women's track and field teams traveled across town to compete at the Brown University Alden Invitational. The men swept the top-four places in the 3000m while graduate student Katie DiCamillo (Garden City, N.J.) won the women's 3000m race by 30 seconds.
Villanova opened the indoor track and field season on Saturday evening hosting the annual Jack Pyrah Invitational. The Wildcats had several BIG EAST qualifiers at the meet.
The Ole Miss track and field team opened the 2009-10 season with nine individual titles to highlight competition Saturday afternoon at the Arkansas State Kickoff Classic
Junior Kurt Felix earns NCAA provisional mark in the men's heptathlon.
FINDLAY, OH – Three individuals scored event titles as the University of Toledo's track team began its indoor slate with a good performance at the Findlay Oiler Opener on Saturday. Junior Amanda Kaverman (Sylvania, OH) took first in the 300 meters with a time of 40.75, besting Central State's Brittany Brown by over half of a second. Junior Kimara Morgan (Columbus, OH) placed third in the event in 41.79.
CINCINNATI- The Xavier men's and women's track and infield started off their indoor season in style breaking five school records at the Oiler Invitational. The competition was held at the Malcolm Athletic Center located on the University of Findlay campus. Sophomore Brian Armstrong broke two records, while junior Tommy Kauffmann, sophomore Emily Tyler and freshman Kristen Bennett each shattered records.
The Rhode Island women's track and field team competed at the 2009 Alden Invitational Saturday afternoon. The non-team scoring event took place on the campus of Brown University.
The Georgetown University track & field team opened the 2009-10 indoor season with the men traveling to Annapolis, Md., for the Navy Invitational and the women traveling to Lewisburg, Pa., for the Bucknell Opener. Junior Chris Kinney (Stockbridge, Ga./Stockbridge) ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 60-meter hurdles and the men's 4x400-meter relay team ran a facility record at the Wesley A. Brown Field House with an IC4A-qualifying time of 3:14.27.
In the first meet of the 2009-10 track and field season, Kansas saw two athletes qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships, while seven other individuals and two KU relay teams found themselves in the winners circle on Saturday in Anschutz Pavilion.
St. John's won nine individual events and qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in three events at the 2009 Fordham Season Opener held on Friday, Dec. 4 at the Vincent T. Lombardi Center Fieldhouse in the Bronx.
The Providence College men's and women's track teams traveled to Bronx, N.Y. to open the 2009-10 season at the Fordham Invitational. Junior Stephen Hankinson (Summit, N.J.) and graduate student Richard Yeates (Dublin, Ireland) finished first and second in the mile while graduate student Alan Pandiani (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and junior Thomas Manglaviti (Southhampton, N.Y.) tied for second in the 400m dash.
Mountaineers' quest for another SoCon title begins at the Holmes Center Saturday.
On October 29, 2005 at the Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championship, the Arkansas-Little Rock women's team put four runners in the top-10 compared to the three all-league athletes from host Western Kentucky University, and the Trojans defeated the runner-up Lady Toppers by 24 points. That was the last time any women's track and field program in the SBC other than WKU has victoriously raised the league championship trophy.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams kick-off the 2009-10 indoor season with the Blue and Gold Meet on Friday, Dec. 4. Hosted by BIG EAST Conference rival Notre Dame, the meet commences at 4 p.m. (CST) when the field events start inside the Loftus Sports Center. Track events begin at 5 p.m.
Kansas Track and Field will kick off its 2009-10 season with the Bob Timmons Challenge in Anschutz Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 5. This event marks the first time in over 20 years the Jayhawks have opened the indoor season with a home meet. The Bob Timmons Challenge will feature over 500 athletes from several different universities and club teams, as well as individual competitors.
The Irish track and field squads will open the 2009-10 indoor season Friday with the Blue and Gold Meet at the Loftus Center.
Sophomore Neely Spence was named the PSAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season on Thursday afternoon by the conference office after winning the PSAC and Atlantic Region title during the 2009 campaign.
Shippensburg cross country coach Steve Spence '85 became the first PSAC head coach in 10 years to be honored with both of the league's cross country coach of the year awards in the same season. Spence was honored by the PSAC on Thursday after completing his 12th year at the helm.
Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year Jordan Hasay led eight Ducks who were named to the Pacific-10 Conference's all-cross country teams, the league office announced Wednesday.
The University of Iowa track and field squads will open the indoor season this weekend with the annual Intrasquad Meet on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4:00 p.m. CT at the UI Recreation Building.
Hurdler Carl Buchanon, distance runner Craig Forys and multi-event performer Frank Shotwell were named team captains for the upcoming 2010 season.