Following an NCAA automatic-qualifying performance in the 200-meters at the Penn State National, Nittany Lion senior Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.) has been named Big Ten Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday.
Andy Bayer has been named the Big Ten Track Athletes of the Week for the week of Jan. 23-30, the conference has announced. Bayer wins the award for the second consecutive week after posting world-leading times in the 3,000 meters and the mile in consecutive weekends. Bayer takes home his sixth Big Ten weekly honor (two cross country, three indoor, one outdoor).
Texas A&M senior Gabby Mayo will receive the Penn Relays/Frank Dolson award Monday evening during the 107th annual banquet held by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association.
Senior Sheila Reid (Newmarket, Ont.) has the fastest time in the nation in the 3000 meters this season by a margin of five seconds after winning the event in the second of two "College Saturday Night" meets at the New York Armory on Saturday evening. Reid accounted for one of six first-place finishes by the Wildcats with an NCAA qualifying time and Villanova came in third out of 10 in the team standings with the contingent of athletes it sent to the meet.
Seniors Matthew Gibney (Albury, Australia) and Carl Mackenzie (Lower Hutt, New Zealand) won their respective events in each runner's indoor season debut and Villanova had a successful outing in the second of two "College Saturday Night" meets at the New York Armory on Saturday night. A small contingent of Wildcats at the meet combined to tally 76 points and enable Villanova to finish fourth out of 12 in the team standings.
Freshman Nick Ross posted an IC4A-qualifying 8:21.41 in the 3,000-meter run, the fastest-ever time for a true freshman at La Salle, to lead the Explorers at the Welsey A. Brown Invitational hosted by Navy in Annapolis, Md. on Saturday.
With the ninth best height in Boston College Men's Track and Field history, 2.03 meters (6-8.0 ft.), senior Jon Bogosian won the high jump competition at the Boston University Terrier Classic on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the BU Track and Tennis Center.
The Huskies began to make some noise on a national scale tonight amidst the din of the UW Invitational, which closed with a marathon Saturday of track and field action in the Dempsey.
Aurieyall Scott of the UCF women's track & field team broke her own school and freshman record in the 200 meters en route to a first-place finish Saturday at the Penn State National Invitational. Scott's 23.17 finish was an NCAA automatic qualifying time and a new personal record for the first-year Knight.
Jordan Hasay set the school record in the women's 3,000 meters and David Klech scored an impressive NCAA qualifying total in his first career heptathlon Saturday at the UW Invitational at the Dempsey Indoor Facility.
The men's highlight came in the one mile run, where sophomore Tom Farrell and freshman Shane Moskowitz each ran career-best times of 4:02.38 and 4:04.39 to place third and fifth, respectively. Farrell's time places him seventh on the OSU all-time list in the event.
The Oklahoma State track and field program wrapped up a successful meet at the Razorback Invitational Saturday, highlighted by freshman Natalja Piliusina's time of 2:05.86 in the women's 800 meters, enough for a new OSU record, a first-place finish and the fastest collegiate time in the country so far this season.
Highlighted by a trio of athletes dipping under the four-minute barrier in the mile, a packed house at Ashenfelter III Indoor Track was treated to a slew of NCAA automatic-qualifying performances, several meet and facility records, as well as a pair of school records from the Nittany Lion squad, Saturday at the Penn State National.
Ben Hubers and Andrew Poore made sure that day two of the Indiana Relays was just as exciting as day one. A day after teammate Andy Bayer paced the world in the mile, Hubers and Poore put the nation on notice that Indiana is loaded in the distance events. The Hoosiers finished the meet with 12 events won and a trio of NCAA automatic qualifying marks.
Setting personal bests in the high jump and shot put, Brianne Theisen broke the collegiate record in the pentathlon, scoring 4,507 points Friday night at the UW Invitational at the Dempsey Indoor Facility.
Buckeyes hurlers set PRs with a 1-2 finish in the weight throw
The first night of the UW Invitational gives just a taste of what's to come on Saturday, so with records falling and Olympians racing tonight in the Dempsey, one can't help but look ahead to a memorable follow-up tomorrow.
The University of Notre Dame men's and women's track and field teams concluded the first day of the Indiana Relays at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse in Bloomington, Ill. Together the teams concluded the day with six first-place finishers.
Redshirt freshman Stephen Saenz became the first member of the Auburn track and field team to automatically qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships, winning the shot put to highlight the opening day of competition at the JRF Combined Events Invitational hosted by Clemson Friday.
Kurt Schneider of the Michigan State track & field team concluded action on Friday, Jan. 28 at the Bill Bergan Invitational hosted by Iowa State. Schneider ended the heptathlon in fourth place with a score of 5380, 265 points behind Brock Spandl of Minnesota in first.
UConn senior All-American Trisha Ann-Hawthorne (Elmsford, N.Y.) competed with Team Jamaica in the Visa 60m at the 104th Millrose Games held tonight at Madison Square Garden. Hawthorne ran a time of 7.41 to place fifth.
Western Carolina senior Janet Carothers has been named the Southern Conference Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for all meets so far this season. The selections are made by the league's track and field coaches.
The North Central College men's track and field team is ranked first nationally among all NCAA Division III institutions, according to the first release of National Team Computer Rankings by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
When Terrence Somerville crossed the finish line first in last weekend's All-Ohio Championships 60 meter hurdles finals, he knew that he had done something special... just not how special.
Amethyst Holmes of the Alabama women's track and field team was named the Southeastern Conference Field Athlete of the Week by the conference office Tuesday.
Alabama men's track and field student-athletes Kirani James and Kamal Fuller garnered weekly awards from the Southeastern Conference as James was named the league's Runner of the Week while Fuller was tabbed the Freshman of the Week.
Daw earns second-career WAC weekly nod
South Carolina freshman sprinter Sanura Eley-O'Reilly has been named the SEC Female Freshman of the Week after winning the 400-meter dash and helping the 1,600-meter relay team take second last week, the conference office announced Tuesday.
UCF sophomore Sonnisha Williams (Jacksonville, Fla.) was named the Conference USA Women's Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week the league office announced Tuesday. Williams claimed her first career indoor honor after breaking the school record in the long jump and winning the high jump at Virginia Tech's Hokie Invitational Saturday.
The Big 12 Conference office selected a pair of Aggie senior sprinters, Jessica Beard and Gerald Phiri, for their weekly honors in track and field this week.
Senior Rachel Kahle is named the Adidas Ohio Valley Conference Field Athlete of the Week after winning the long jump at the Illini Classic this past weekend. This marks her first conference weekly honor of her career.
Four-time NCAA champion Brianne Theisen was one of 10 student-athletes listed on the Bowerman Preseason Watch List, which was released Thursday by the USTFCCCA.
UConn senior captain Mike Rutt was named the BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Week for the period of Jan. 17-23 after winning the 800 and 1,000m runs at the Great Dane Invitational last weekend.
HOUSTON - Sophomore sprinter Errol Nolan has been named Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week as the league office announced Tuesday.
Indiana track and field ranks highly in the first release of the national computer rankings from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Hoosier men rank seventh after being slotted 10th in the preseason ranks, and the women are 16th after finding themselves outside the top 25 in the preseason. The rankings, based on a point system, find the men less than one point out of sixth and the women less than two points out of the top 15.
INDIANAPOLIS—Bellarmine University freshman track & field athlete Robert Sandlin, Jr. was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Week as UIndy's Matt Royer earned Indoor Field Athlete of the Week.
The University of Iowa track and field teams will send competitors to the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas and to the Jack Jennett Invite in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Andy Bayer and Chelsea Blanchard have been named the Big Ten Track Athletes of the Week for the week of Jan. 16-22, the conference has announced. Bayer and Blanchard won the men's and women's 3,000m invitational races at the Gladstein Invite. Bayer posted the fourth-best indoor 3,000m time in history by an American-born collegiate. Bayer takes home his fifth Big Ten weekly honor (two cross country, two indoor, one outdoor) and Blanchard wins her first.
Providence College men's track and field kicked off the second semester portion of the indoor season this weekend, turning in several quality performances at the GBTC Invitational at Harvard.
For many people there is an expression that goes, "the third time is the charm", but don't tell Penn State Junior and track runner Caitlin Lane that. After the last home Penn State track meet, the number one is looking pretty like a pretty good charm for her.
AMES, IOWA - Sophomore Dan Karys (Bartlett, Ill.) jumped 46-feet 11-inches to take home the triple jump crown at the Iowa lt;br />State Open on Saturday (Jan. 22).
The University of Alabama women's track and field team continued the indoor season with another solid performance at Saturday's adidas Classic at Nebraska's Bob DeVaney Sports Center. The squad recorded 20 top-10 finishes with 10 studen-athletes recording personal bests.
Michael Hartfield scores two wins for the Buckeyes in the long and triple jumps
The Wisconsin women's track and field team traveled to the Illini Classic for their first road meet of the season and came away with promising results.
Senior Mary Goldkamp (Florissant, Mo./McCluer North) finished second in the 3,000 meters to highlight the day for the Bradley track & field team at the Illini Classic Saturday at the U of I Armory.
Erin Pendleton (weight throw), Alex Leptich (mile), Megan Weschler (800-meter run) and Alexandria Williams (600-meter run) all won individual events as the Wolverines hosted the Simmons-Harvey Invitational.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Newcomer Margret Harris had a pair of top-five finishes to lead the University of Louisville women's track and field teams on the final day of the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., taking fourth in the 60m and fifth in the long jump, on Saturday afternoon at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse.
Texas Tech's Shade Weygandt highlighted a great weekend for the Tech track teams, as she automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships in the women's pole vault and cleared the highest mark by an American female under the age of 20 with her 4.40M/14'-5.25", on the final day of the Texas Tech Invitational held at the Athletic Training Facility.
Indiana finished the Gladstein Invitational in the national spotlight. Indiana produced times and marks that rank among the best in the country and the world this season and finished the meet with wins in 19 events. Day two of the meet was highlighted by Kind Butler winning a pair of events and Derek Drouin winning in dominating fashion in the heptathlon.
The University of Arizona No. 14 women's and unranked men's track and field squads finished up competition in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday after taking part in the Cherry and Silver Invitational hosted by the University of New Mexico.
Pitt Men's track and field team placed sixth overall out of 24 teams, with 39 points, Friday, at the Great Dane Classic in New York, N.Y.
The UConn women's track and field team headed to Kingston, R.I. and recorded 11 first-place finishes at the URI Invitational. The meet was a non-scoring event. Sophomore Kristen Brown (Englewood, N.J.) and junior Victoria Flowers (Providence, R.I.) each won two events with Brown taking the 55m and the long jump and Flowers claiming the shot put and the weight throw.
Senior Brian Long (Louisville, Ky.) led a trio of Villanova runners that placed first through third in the 3000 meters and the Wildcats enjoyed several individual highlights during competition on Friday at the Albany Great Dane Classic. The meet was held at the New York Armory and the Wildcats came in third out of 24 schools with 63 team points.
Kirani James set a school record and automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 20.58 in the 200m at the Cherry & Silver Invitational Friday evening in Albuquerque, N.M.
The Texas Tech track team had fireworks on the first day of the Texas Tech Invitational held at the Athletic Training Center, as All-American Bryce Lamb auto-qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the long jump.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In just the first day of competition at the Gladstein Invitational on Friday evening, the University of Louisville men's and women's track teams had 13 athletes register BIG EAST indoor qualifying marks at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse.
Redshirt sophomore Andy Bayer took the world lead with a track and school record in the 3,000 meters on day one at the Gladstein Invitational. The meet produced world-leading marks and a junior college national record, and there is still a day of competition to go.
DMR cruises to easy victory; Smith second in the heptathlon after four events
The Michigan State track & field team continues its indoor season when it travels to Notre Dame, Ind., this weekend (Jan. 21-22) for the Notre Dame Invitational hosted by the Fighting Irish. Action begins on Friday, Jan. 21 and continues on Saturday, Jan. 22. This will mark the second competition for the Spartans this season after opening the year last weekend with the Kentucky Invitational.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - With two meets under their belts, the University of Louisville men's and women's track and field teams are hoping to build on their performances at the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. The two-day event at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse, which is hosted by Indiana University, begins on Friday, Jan. 21, and continues on Saturday.
The first week of the 2011 Gamecock track and field season is in the books and it was a strong opening week for Coach Curtis Frye's South Carolina teams. Each week here on GamecocksOnline.com we will provide you with a variety of updates ranging from practice reports to student-athlete features to storylines to video interviews to everything going on in the world of Gamecock track and field. Our first report will provide an opening week breakdown of the different events that competed at the Virginia Tech Invitational as well as an overview of your Gamecocks in the national rankings.
The No. 7 Red Raiders and No. 18 Lady Raiders track teams are set to host their second meet of the season, the Texas Tech Invitational, at the Athletic Training Center with events slated to begin on Fri., Jan. 21 at 6 p.m.
Nationally ranked Texas A&M and LSU square off in a Dual meet on Saturday at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium beginning at 3:30 p.m. The weekend will also include a track and field reunion.
Freshman Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.) was named the BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Week by the conference on Wednesday afternoon after a strong performance for Villanova at the NYRR I meet at the New York Armory last Saturday night. Ellison ran in two events at the Armory to help the Wildcats have a successful outing in their return to action.
Senior Sheila Reid (Newmarket, Ont.) was named the BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Week by the conference on Wednesday afternoon after a strong performance for Villanova at the NYRR I meet at the New York Armory last Saturday night. Reid ran the Mile and posted a fast time which approached an NCAA Championships automatic qualifying time.
Washington's standout javelin corps provides the base that the throws group will build around in 2011, as a number of key returners look to give the Huskies their most well-rounded group in years.
Former Olympian Galen Rupp to race at Bronco Invite
The University of Iowa track and field teams travel to Minneapolis, MN to compete in the Jack Johnson Classic Friday and Saturday.
Notre Dame track and field senior multi-events specialist Justin Schneider (Atlanta, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) was named BIG EAST Male Field Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league Tuesday afternoon.
It was announced today by the BIG EAST Conference that UConn junior All-American Victoria Flowers (Providence, R.I.) was named BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week. Flowers led UConn to a victory at the Armory in New York, N.Y. on Saturday, January 15 with victories in the shot put and the weight throw. UConn routed the competition at the Armory, defeating the second-place finisher, No. 11 Villanova, by 52 points.
The Gladstein Invitational is the first large meet of the year for Indiana. The meet is the second of six meets hosted by IU during the indoor campaign, including four meets in 35 days. The meet will feature more than 20 teams and more than 800 athletes. This meet features combined events competition, which will begin at noon ET on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Field events begin at 3:20 p.m. and running events at 4:30 on Friday and at noon and 11 a.m. respectively on Saturday.
Kraychir Named WAC Field Athlete of the Week
Congrats to English Gardner!
Utah State men's track and field athlete Armahd Lewis has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 13-19, it was announced by the league office Wednesday.
After setting the school record in the 1,000 meters, Patrick McGregor hopes to improve upon his early success.
FRISCO, Texas - Nicholls State University senior distance runner Lauren Jones picked up the first Southland Conference Track and Field Athlete of the Week award of the 2011 indoor season, the league office announced today.
California returns to the state of New Mexico for the 2011 indoor track & field opener and will compete in the Cherry and Silver Invitational Friday-Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
South Carolina senior sprinter LaKya Brookins has been named the SEC Female Runner of the Week after her strong season-opening weekend, the conference office announced Tuesday.
Kansas sophomore thrower Mason Finley was named Male Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for Jan. 14-18 after claiming both the shot put and weight throw titles at the Kansas-Missouri Dual Meet on Friday, Jan. 14. Skylar White of Baylor was named the female Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week.
The 2010-11 Southeast Missouri State track and field team won two of the four Ohio Valley Conference Adidas Athlete of the Week honors today. Brandon Colbert and Shemeika Brewer won the OVC Field Athlete of the Week after winning their respective events at the Saluki Open.
With the beginning of the 2011 spring semester, the Oklahoma Track and Field Program welcomed two mid-year transfers to its women's team. Alexandra Acker and Lauren Guerrieri arrived in Norman from West Virginia and Southern California, respectively. Acker will compete in the pole vault while at OU and Guerrieri joins the throws group.
Samia Taylor and Elise Sigg, both sophomores on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team, have been named the Horizon League Track and Field Athletes of the Week for Jan. 17, the league office announced today.Taylor won the triple jump at last weekend's Badger Track Classic to snare the Field honor, while Sigg was the Track honoree after winning the 3000m.
Durell Busby of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's track and field team has been named the Horizon League Track Athlete of the Week for Jan. 17, the league office announced today.Busby, the reigning Horizon League champion in the 60m hurdles, broke the school record to win the event in Milwaukee's first meet of the season Saturday at the Badger Track Classic in Madison, Wis.
Senior Dimitrios Fylladitakis has been named the Men's Indoor Track and Field Conference USA Athlete of the Week the league announced Tuesday morning.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University junior Lydia Kosgei has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week following her performance at the Kentucky Invitational this weekend in which she finished fourth in the mile with an OVC-best time of 4:47.69.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Athletes are constantly told to set goals. In this day in age, where bigger is better, loftier goals reign supreme.
Faith Sherrill has been named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week, the conference has announced. Sherrill won the shot put with a Lambert Fieldhouse record throw to help the Hoosiers throttle Purdue on Saturday, Jan. 15. The junior has the top two throws in the world this season. The award is the fourth of Sherrill's career.
Fordham University senior Kerri Gallagher (Belle Harbor, N.Y./Bishop Kearney) earned her second straight Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Performer of the Week honor, it was announced today by the league office.
All-American debuts with a pair of victories at "The Dual"
Junior sprinter picked up two wins for the Buckeyes in the "Dual" meet victory at Michigan
Rhode Island sophomore Anthony Davidson picked up Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors following his strong performance at last Saturday's URI Sorlien Invitational.
The Penn State men's track team is on the move, not only is it running around the indoor facility on campus, but it is moving up the national rankings as well.
If Saturday's results at the Badger Track Classic were any indication, Taylor Smith could have a very special year. Her performance in throws led the way as the Wisconsin women's track team scored wins in eight events to open the 2011 season Saturday at The Shell.
Youth was served Saturday as the Wisconsin men's track and field team won six events to close out the 2011 Badger Track Classic.
Christina Manning scored two first-place finishes for the Buckeyes
LUBBOCK, Texas (SMU) --- The SMU track and field provided a strong showing during the two-day Texas Tech Invitational. The well-rounded Mustangs placed high in sprints, distance and throwing events at the Athletic Training Center.
Gamecock seniors Shayla Mahan and Antonio Sales gave South Carolina the 200-meter dash sweep as action concluded on the final day of competition at the Virginia Tech Invitational at the Rector Field House.
The Marquette University men's and women's track and field squads competed in their first meet of 2011 at the Badger Track Classic in Madison, Wis. all day Saturday. For the Golden Eagles, Lauren Darnall and Blake Johnson finished in first place in the pole vault and 3,000-meter run, respectively.
The University of Iowa track and field teams hosted the Iowa Open Saturday. The men's and women's team each finished the day with ten first place finishers.
• Photo Gallery Michigan earned seven individual wins, sweeping the mid-distance and distance events, but fell to rival and 23rd-ranked Ohio State, 83-78, in the inaugural "The Dual."
Six Wolverines won events, including meet-record efforts by Carl Buchanon (60-meter hurdles) and Jack Greenlee (pole vault), but Michigan lost "The Dual" at Ohio State, 88-74.
Buckeyes earn third win in a row over rivals
The Eastern Michigan University men's track and field team went head-to-head with four other teams and beat each of them handily, as the squad competed at the Chip Invite, Friday, Jan. 14, in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
BOONE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville men's and women's Indoor Track and Field squads are competing today at the Appalachian Open held at the Holmes Center on the campus of Appalachian State University. It is the second meet of the year for both Bulldog teams and the first one in 2011. Asheville opened the track and field season at Appalachian State last month (Dec. 4).
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - On day one of competition at the Kentucky Track and Field Invitational at E.J. Nutter Field House, senior D'Ana McCarty led the University of Louisville men's and women's track and field teams with a first-place finish in the weight throw.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. - The UIC men's and women's track & field teams knocked off the rust and put forth several strong showings Friday night at the Dick Pond Open hosted by Lewis University.
COMPLETE RESULTS New York, NY – Wagner's Track and Field team placed three student-athletes in the record books following an impressive performance at the NYC Gotham Cup on January 14, 2011.
The Red Storm put together a strong effort, including 14 top 10 finishes, at the NYU Gotham Cup on Friday.
The Georgetown track & field program hosted the inaugural Hoya Spiked Shoe Club Invitational today at the Hanley Center for Athletic Excellence on the campus of Georgetown Prep in Bethesda, Md. The Hoyas hosted three other institutions in Howard, Richmond and William & Mary as well as an impressive array of post-collegiate athletes, some coached by legendary former Georgetown coach and GU Hall of Famer Frank Gagliano.
The University of Rhode Island women's track & field team kicked off its 2011 schedule on a high note as the Rams claimed 10 events and posted three ECAC qualifying marks during the Sorlien Invitational on Friday afternoon at Mackal Field House.
Student-athletes give back to local community
FSU's Charles Clark is one of 10 student-athletes on the watch list for track's version of the Heisman Trophy, announced Wednesday by the Bowerman Men's Watch Committee in conjunction with the USTFCCCA.
Texas A&M head coach Pat Henry releases a statement regarding Aggie senior sprinter Curtis Mitchell, who decided to pursue a professional career with a year of eligibility remaining at Texas A&M.
The Aggies, with the women No. 2 and the men No. 3 in preseason rankings, host the Texas A&M Conference Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium. Action begins at noon with prelims and finals start at 2 p.m.
In his final season at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, senior Ben Bishop continues to raise the bar. His performance over the weekend was a prime example.
The Horns will open the 2011 indoor campaign with a dual meet against the Razorbacks, this Friday, Jan. 14 in Fayetteville.
Larry Wieczorek, one of the most optimistic track and field coaches on the planet, admitted to being a bit pessimistic before the University of Iowa opened the men's indoor track and field season Jan. 8 against Illinois in Champaign.
Transitioning from the trails to the track has the Husky men's distance group brimming with optimism. With key returners in each event and talented newcomers, Coach Metcalf is waiting impatiently for the first gun to go off.
After the first meet of 2011, Georgetown's track & field program continued to garner conference recognition for its performances. Senior and two-time All American Chris Kinney (Stockbridge, Ga./Stockbridge) was named BIG EAST Male Track Athlete of the Week and freshman Eghosa Aghayere (Henrietta, N.Y./Rush Henrietta Sperry) earned honors as Male Field Athlete of the Week after both notched top-three BIG EAST marks at last weekend's Father Diamond Invitational hosted by George Mason University on January 8.
University of Iowa sophomore Justin Austin was recognized Monday as the Big Ten conference's men's Track Athlete of the Week. Austin made his debut as a Hawkeye at the Illinois Open last weekend, running in the 60 meters and 200 meters. He finished first in both events.
The junior thrower chats with TexasSports.com about the upcoming season and this weekend's meet.
Michigan has its first home meet of the season, hosting Ohio State in "The Dual" on Saturday (Jan. 15) at the U-M Indoor Track Building, with field events beginning at 11 a.m. and running slated for a 1 p.m. start.
Derek Drouin and Faith Sherrill set the bar for the nation at the Indiana Open, posting marks that lead the country this season, and the Big Ten Conference has taken notice. The conference named Drouin and Sherrill the Big Ten Field Athletes of the Week for the week of January 2-8. Sherrill set a Big Ten record with one of the best throws ever by a collegiate athlete and Drouin narrowly missed tying the Big Ten high jump record. Drouin wins his second weekly conference honor and Sherrill takes her third. This is the second straight season that Drouin and Sherrill have garnered the honors after the first meet of the season.
Pole vaulter Mike Uhle, a senior on the Akron track and field team, currently owns the top mark in the nation after clearing 17-04.50 in a dual meet against Temple last Friday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Three University of Louisville track and field athletes and two coaches were honored on Jan. 8 in Lexington at the sixth annual Kentucky Association of USA Track & Field/Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (KTCCCA) awards banquet.
The Husky women's distance runners are a young group but as talented as ever and head into the 2011 track season with high expectations.
The Georgetown track & field program competed in its first meet of 2011 and the first since the women had been tabbed preseason No. 21 by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association when they traveled locally to Fairfax, Va., for the Father Diamond Invitational, hosted by George Mason University on Saturday, January 8.
Sophomore Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Conn.) set new school and facility records in the 500-meters, propelling the Nittany Lion track and field teams to outstanding results at the Penn State Relays, Saturday at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track.
After day one of competition at the Clemson Invitational, the Georgia Tech men's and women's indoor track and field teams ended with 10 top-5 finishes including a first place showing in the triple jump by Omar Morrison.
Junior transfer McNary stars in debut; Jennewine returns to the track
Senior Ben Bishop wasted little time in making his final season one to remember by turning in a record-breaking performance in the first meet of the year at the Missouri Invitational on Friday.
Saint Louis track and field broke five school records and achieved numerous personal bests Friday at the Missouri Invitational in Columbia, Mo.
Despite just 15 female athletes competing in seven events, the No. 10 Oklahoma women still came away with eight top-three finishes Friday at the season-opening Arkansas Invitational. The Sooners were led by freshman Kelsey Brown who won the 800-meter run and Molly Ferguson who took the win in the mile.
The Grand Valley State men's track and field hosted the Laker Early Bird on Friday evening (Jan. 7) at the Laker Turf Building. Junior Matt Armstrong showcased the meet by setting a new school record and automatically qualified for the NCAA Division II Indoor Nationals in the shot put. His first place finish was one of six for Grand Valley State. The Lakers will host the Bob Eubanks Open on Thursday, Jan. 13 with the start of the multi events at 6:00 p.m. at the Laker Turf Building.
he South Carolina women's track and field is ranked No. 20 in the 2011 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) preseason computer ranking, giving the Gamecock women four consecutive Top 20 preseason rankings since the organization began conducting a preseason computer ranking in 2008.
The indoor track season will kick into full swing next week and Villanova will return to competition ranked No. 11 in the nation in the first computer rankings released this week by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The national rankings are based on performance data from previous seasons; coaches report those eligible for the rankings (based on a top-50 finish during the previous season) before the start of the year.
USTFCCCA Preseason RankingsThe Carolina men's track and field team is ranked No. 21 in the nation for the 2011 indoor season according to a preseason poll released Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
With both its men's and women's squads ranked in the national top 20, the Nittany Lion track and field program will kick of the 2011 indoor campaign on Saturday, hosting the Penn State Relays at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track.
Arkansas took home three event wins Friday at the Arkansas Invitational.
The Razorbacks had five event wins Friday at the Arkansas Invitational.
Defending NCAA champion Oregon opened the season No. 1 in the 2011 USTFCCCA preseason poll, which was released Thursday.
The Auburn women's track and field team is ranked seventh and the men are 11th in the preseason national indoor rankings released Thursday by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
On the eve of the 2011 track and field season, the Oklahoma Track and Field program received top-20 rankings in both the men's and women's opening rankings released by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Thursday afternoon. The Oklahoma women open the year at No. 10 while the men follow at No. 18.
TUCSON - The University of Arizona women's cross country team will start the season at No. 14 as ranked by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's preseason computer rankings, released by the USTFCCCA on Thursday afternoon.
The Hoosiers open the 2011 season with the Indiana Open on Saturday, Jan. 8. The meet is the first of six meets hosted by IU during the indoor campaign, including four meets in 35 days. The meet was a very successful start to a historic 2010 season, as four Hoosiers came out of the meet leading the NCAA in their respective events, including a school-record performance from Faith Sherrill in the shot put and an NCAA automatic qualifying clearance from Derek Drouin in the high jump.
Tony Houchin, who has served as the cross country coach and assistant track & field coach at UNLV the past four seasons, has been hired as the head coach for UAB's cross country program and an assistant coach for track & field.
Oklahoma Track and Field alum Amy Backel was named one of eight recipients of the NCAA Today's Top VIII Award the organization announced Tuesday. The two-time All-American and 2010 Big 12 champion in the javelin, Backel completed her Civil Engineering degree requirements with an overall 3.98 grade point average en route to becoming Oklahoma's first ever, male or female, three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. Backel was one of two track and field athletes nationally to receive the honor and the only student-athlete from the Big 12 Conference to do so.
Thirteen current and former Golden Bears were ranked among the top 40 in the United States in their respective events in 2010 by Track & Field News, including a pair who were rated No. 1 - Alysia Johnson in the 800 meters and Magdalena Lewy Boulet in the marathon.
• Meet Information Michigan, which brings back 22 letterwinners from 2010, begins the 2011 indoor campaign at the EMU Invitational on Saturday (Jan. 8) at 10 a.m.
The Hawkeyes travel to Champaign, Ill. to open up the 2011 indoor season at the Illinois Open. The men's only event is scheduled to begin at noon Saturday. The teams will face off in the U of I Armory indoor track.
Director of Track and Field and Head Coach Beth Alford-Sullivan and the Nittany Lion track and field teams will be honoring program history on Saturday, recognizing members of the 1942, 1947, and 1950 NCAA Champion Cross Country squads, in conjunction with the teams' first indoor competition - the Penn State Relays - on January 8.