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TrackTown says good-bye to World Juniors

TRACKTOWN USA SAYS GOODBYE TO WORLD JUNIORS, TURNS ATTENTION TO FUTURE CHAMPIONSHIPS By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.   EUGENE, OREGON (28-Jul) -- Thirty-eight buses have begun the back-and-forth journey to airports here and in Portland, Ore., shuttling more than 1700 athletes who competed at the IAAF World Junior Championships. Fewer than 24 hours after the final gold medal was presented, TrackTown USA has begun a transformation, bidding adieu to thousands of spectat...

Torrin Lawrence killed in crash

American 400-meter athlete and former University of Georgia standout Torrin Lawrence was killed early Monday morning when a tractor trailer hit his car on Interstate 75. He was 25.   The accident occurred near Cordele, GA after Lawrence’s car blew a tire, according to WALB-TV. The car came to a stop in the middle lane of a three-lane highway and was then struck by the truck. He was killed after being thrown from the vehicle. County Sherrify Billy Hancock told NBC OlympicTalk, “We’re not exactly sure where he was in ...

Bowerman fan voting now open

Bowerman fan voting now open

Flo Track

July 28, 2014, 9:58am

CAST YOUR VOTE: Fan Voting for The Bowerman Trophy is Now Live July 28, 2014 NEW ORLEANS – Which of the three Men’s Finalists and three Women’s Finalists do you think should win collegiate track & field’s highest individual honor, The Bowerman Trophy? Starting today, track & field fans around the world will be able to make their opinions known as the annual fan vote component of The Bowerman selection process is officially open at THEBOWERMAN.ORG. Fans will choose between Edward Cheserek of Oregon, L...

Hallowed Ground: Mt. SAC

Hallowed Ground: Mt. SAC

Joe Battaglia

July 28, 2014, 7:44am

By Lincoln Shryack When the heat of July and August finally wear off, and as summer turns to fall, runners all across the country are ready to cash in on months of training in the form of cross-country season. Long, slow runs to build the runners' base have been replaced with a more-focused, speed-oriented regimen that leads to peak form come November. While each athlete’s ultimate goal is to be at their best at the end of the season, there are a few meets early in the schedule that coaches and runners circle on their calendars. For over...

Lananna Reacts To News of Four Ethiopians Missing from World Junior Championship

LANANNA REACTS TO NEWS OF FOUR ETHIOPIANS MISSING FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.   EUGENE, OREGON (27-Jul) -- In his press conference wrapping up the 15th edition of the IAAF World Junior Championships, TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna was pleased with the overall success achieved here at historic Hayward Field. Speaking about the Eugene community and enthusiasm that filled the stands each morning and afternoon, Lananna smiled for ...

RESULTS: Commonwealth Games 2014

RESULTS: Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow, UK July 27th - August 2nd, 2014 FULL RESULTS HERE

The Tale of the Tape: Women's 1,500-meter Final

The Women's 1,500-meter final is today at 6:55pm ET. Could an American grab a medal? It could happen. Below, we preview each automatic qualifier in our Tale of the Tape. Team USA The Stanford-bound senior is hoping go go sub-4:10 in the final. The rising high school senior said she saved something in the tank for the final. Team Ethiopia The big favorite looked like a 3:59 metric miler in her semifinal. Won the first semifinal with relative ease as she pulled away from Kenya's Sheila Keter. Team Kenya She set a personal best in the semifinal. ...

RESULTS: Run TrackTown HP Meet 2014

RESULTS: Run TrackTown High Performance Meet 2014 Eugene, Oregon | Hayward Field July 26th, 2014 Courtesy: GoDucks.com #1 Women Hammer Throw #2 Men High Jump #3 Men Triple Jump #5 Women 100 Meter Dash #6 Women 4x800 Meter Relay #4 Men 4x800 Meter Relay #7 Men 1500 Meter Run #8 Men 110 Meter Hurdles

Ethiopians Kejelcha, Haji Go One-Two In 5000m at WJC

ETHIOPIANS KEJELCHA, HAJI GO ONE-TWO IN 5000M AT WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.   EUGENE, OREGON (25-Jul) -- Through three days of competition here at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Ethiopian men had gone without a medal of any kind, unable to reach the podium in the middle and long distance disciplines. That all changed in the span of thirteen minutes here on Friday evening, as Yomif Kejelcha and Yasin Haji swept 5000m gold and silv...

Worth the Wait: Roth Breaks 35-Year-Old U.S. HS Steeplechase Record

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. EUGENE, OREGON (25-Jul) -- When it comes to records, 35 years is a pretty darn long time. Rewind the clock back three and a half decades and the calendar reads 1979. Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" was atop the music charts, a gallon of gasoline cost 90 cents, and Bill Rodgers was Boston Marathon champion (his third of four wins). In 1979, Jeff Hess was a high school student-athlete attending South Eugene High School, just over a mile from ...