WOW of the Year Rupp Olympic Workout - Best of 2012
American distance running was given a giant silver gleam of hope this summer as Galen Rupp finished 2nd in the Olympic 10k. This WOW shows off Galen as the complete package runner that we saw light up the track in August. Check out Galen Rupp crushing an indoor workout at altitude. - Filmed on Feb,18 2012 in Albuquerque, NM - Aired on August 4, 2012
Most Watched Track Race - Lopez lap mishap Payton Jordan 5k- Best of 2012
"Oh no, this is not good." "59 and he Stopped!" The most talked about race of the spring. A new world leading time, and most embarrassing moment for Lopez Lomong. The race received world wide media attention and set the stage for the upcoming Olympic trials. Event 18 Men 5000 Meter Run Section 1 =============================================== Name Year School Finals =============================================== Finals 1 Lopez Lomong Nike Otc 13:11.63 2 Kevin Chelimo Otc 13:14.57 3 Matt Tegenkamp Nike Otc 13:15.00 4 Chris Thompson Otc 13:15.21 5 Thomas Farrell Unattached 13:15.31 6 Andrew Bumbalough Nike Otc 13:16.26 7 David Torrence Nike 13:16.53 8 Paul Chelimo Unc-Greensboro 13:21.89 9 Garrett Heath Saucony 13:27.07 10 Nick Willis Reebok 13:29.56 11 Ryan Hill North Carolina St. 13:33.23 12 Mitch Goose Iona 13:34.41 13 Jordan McNamara Otc 13:34.64 14 Sindre Buraas Aam 13:34.72 15 Yosef Ghebray Unattached 13:35.29 16 Ian Dobson Otc 13:35.82 17 Mark Christie Ireland 13:37.32 18 Chris Barnicle New Balance 13:42.46 19 Jeroen D'Hoedt Golazo Sports 13:42.72 20 Aldo Vega Unattached 13:45.85 21 Brenton Rowe Unattached 14:08.70 22 Ross Millington Unattached 14:11.75 23 Kyle Boorsma Speed River Tfc 14:13.93 -- Reed Connor Wisconsin DNF -- Evan Jager Nike Otc DNF -- Jake Robertson Unattached DNF -- Jose Mauricio Gonzalez G Colombia DNF
G 4x400 (4a, Courtney Okolo is cheat code fast UIL 2012 - Jaw Dropping, Best of 2012)
The Jaw Dropping Moment of the Year in Flotrack's Best of 2012 goes to Courtney Okolo of Carrollton Newman Smith HS (May 11, 2012). Okolo had a historic day at the Texas UIL 4A State Championship this past May. She started off the day breaking the state record in the 400 running 52.40. The record was followed up with a 23.87 victory in the 200 meters, but she wasn't done there. In the final event of the day, the girl's 4x400 relay, Okolo got the stick 3 seconds behind a Lancaster squad that had already taken home two relay titles. With Okolo no where in sight, Lancaster looked to have the relay sweet on lock....but.... just...wait until the last 100..Mind Blown... (go to 3:43 in the video) Here's an interview with Okolo about the relay experience from Milesplit. Event 421 Girls 4x400 Meter Relay 4A ====================================================== National: ! 3:35.49 2004 Long Beach Poly, CA, Long Beach Po Woods/Harris/Lee/Solomon State: + 3:38.52 2005 Fort Bend Marshall, Fort Bend Mars Wardsworth/Cross/Mitchell/ Cross Conf 4A: * 3:40.41 2008 Lancaster, Lancaster Mergerson/Miller/D. Hill/T. Hill School Finals Points ====================================================== Finals 1 Carrollton Newman Smith 3:47.11 20 anchor 52.89 1) Adriana De La Rue 2) Mia James 3) Courtney Okolo 4) Timeka Sandifer 2 Lancaster 3:47.83 16 1) A'Driana Berkhaulter 2) Jordan Grady 3) Taylor Rockwell 4) Taije Jordan 3 Crowley 3:49.81 12 1) Khadijah Jackson 2) Taylor Hall 3) Jasmine Lewis 4) Neshia Moore 4 Carrollton Creekview 3:55.32 8 1) Olivia Smith 2) Kasie Trigg 3) Samatha Gonzalez 4) Melissa Gonzalez 5 Austin Lake Travis 3:57.16 4 1) Claire Howington 2) Cody McCrary 3) Delaney Maberry 4) Abigail Moss 6 Leander Rouse 3:58.75 2 1) Marissa Naab 2) Marielle Plunk 3) Natalie Tedesco 4) Allison Agbasoga 7 Manvel 3:59.40 1) Ikeea Brown 2) Tyra Brantley 3) Yolonda Decker-Williams 4) Mariah Shackelford 8 Canyon Randall 4:00.20 1) Libby Strickland 2) Destiny Montgomery 3) Emily Craft 4) Jasmine Mings 9 Houston King 4:03.00 1) Zandra Emanuel 2) Ikea Scott 3) Brandi Dobbin 4) Tramesha Hardy
Sarah Baxter Rips Mt. SAC Course Record! (Mt. SAC XC 2012 - Girls Sweepstakes)
Sarah Baxter has had some historic runs over the past few years. Now a senior, she will step to the line at Mt. SAC for the final time in her high school career. How fast will she run? Can she be the only female to ever break 16:00? Watch live on Flotrack this Saturday... Best of 2012 - Most Watched XC Race: 16:00!? For a girl?! At Mt. SAC!? Sara Baxter runs without fear of competitor or exhaustion. Some of the NCAA's greatest athletes have come through Mt. Sac but no one has ever seen the sheer dominance that the soft spoken Baxter had at the 2012 Mt. SAC XC Invitational.
Best Steeplechase FAIL - Best Blooper, Best of 2012
Best Blooper in Flotrack's Best of 2012 - Possibility one of the most epic steeplechase fall/fail in history! Katy Andrews takes a spill but gets up like a champ. Thanks to contributor Reagan Fry for catching this gem....which made it all the way to Sports Center's Not Top Ten! Recommended viewing in fullscreen mode. Uploaded on May 1, 2012. Watch an alternate view of this fall by clicking this link or viewing below
FloHouse reaction to Leo Manzano silver medal - Most Memorable Moment, Best of 2012
Flotrack's Most Memorable Moment, Best of 2012 - Watching men's 1500 final in London! (August 7, 2012) - This is a video of the Flocasts crew (Flotrack, Flowrestling, Cyclingdirt and Gymnastike) all together watching the men's 1500 meter final. Flocasts started in Austin where Leo Manzano lives and trains. Mark Floreani, the founder of Flotrack, was a teammate of Leo's at the University of Texas. Texas along with Leo was one of the first programs and athletes to open there doors to Flotrack. In addition Leo's coach, Ryan Ponsonby, was Mark's partner in crime from day one of Flotrack as they drove around the country getting the first videos anyone ever saw on the site. Since then we have been there almost every step of the way from traveling with Leo, filming workouts, actually pacing Leo in his workouts and celebrating specials occasions (birthdays, holidays, etc...). As we grew closer to Leo throughout his career we understood how much the Olympic dream meant to him. And as you can see in the video, it wasn't only the lovers of track & field....everyone in the company who knew Leo understand. The emotions in the room we something like we had never felt before and it is a moment we won't ever forget.
Andrew Wheating makes moment with Michael Phelps - Funniest Athlete, Best of 2012
(August 1, 2012) Wheating Missed his moment, with his his long lost twin.. Olympic Medal Monster Michael Phelps.
Kick of the Year-Levins On Fire! Best of 2012
Kick of the Year in Flotrack's Best of 2012 goes to Mr. Cam Levins (April 29, 2012). This is the race when the world finally stopped to notice. No longer was Levins a flavor of the month, but a gamer with no weaknesses. Who runs 150mpw but still has this ferocious of a kick like this? (May 2, 2012 Kick of the Week from Payton Jordan Cardinal Invite) Levins - He's so hot right now. The #1 Time in the world this year.Taking down the top pros and the new American Collegiate Record Holder. Oh he's going to London, and the 10k/5k at NCAAs is setting up to be completely ridiculous.