Alan Webb to race and progression in 2012

Alan Webb to race and progression in 2012

Alan Webb has had a shaky year and return to racing in the eyes of most. However, after battle the ups and downs of a few bad years, three different coaches, three different homes and dealing with pressures that come with being an American Record holder, it seems that Webb has turned a corner. 

This past weekend at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational Webb showed steady improvement as he dropped his 1500 time by 5 seconds from his previous race and by 16 seconds from his run at the Florida Relays only three weeks prior. Three weeks ago Webb ran a 3:43/14:15 double in the 1500/5k in what was reported to be over about a two hour span (results & recap from GM). This past week at Stanford Webb turned in a 3:38/13:49 double....but this time in a matter of about 40 minutes! Webb did not win either ran and really wasn't contending for the win but he is showing steady signs of improvement. In reality, this past weekend's 1500 was Webb's fastest spring race since the 2008 season. 

Payton Jordan Men's 1500 (Webb 3:38)

Payton Jordan 5k sec 2 (Webb 13:49)

Watch more video of 2012 Stanford Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational on flotrack.org



This weekend Webb is marked down to run the 800 meters at Duke University against training partner Robby Andrews and decathlon specialist Curtis Beach. Webb's last 800 was at the Florida Relays when he race 1:54 (FL Relays races 800 | 1500). After last weekend at Stanford we think Webb will have the confidence and momentum to carry him to a much faster mark. Start list below:

Event  24   Men 800 Meter Run
Sunday 5/6/2012 - 6:00 PM
Wallace Wade: 1:44.03 7/6/1974 Rick Wohlhuter
Section   1 of  5   Finals
Lane Name Seed Time Yr  School
1 373 Andrews, Robbie Unattached
2 282 Webb, Alan Nike
3 413 Owswald, Sean-Pat Unattached
4 281 Rutt, Mike New Jersey-N
5 331 James, Jamaal Unattached
6 280 Gonzalez, Christian New Jersey-N
7 85 Beach, Curtis SO Duke
8 87 Clark, Stephen SR Duke

For Andrews and Beach, this will be a rematch of their 2009 New Balance Outdoor National Championships where Andrews outkicked Beach for the title. Results are below and following that a video of Beach talking in 2010 about how he was super hungry to race Robby Andrews again.

Boys 800 Meter Run
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 All but top 2 sections at 1:07pm; top 2 sections at 6:15pm
    Name                    Year School                  Finals 
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  1  1058 Andrews, Robby      09 Manalapan HS           1:50.05  
  2   120 Kaiser, Nick        11 Bedford HS             1:50.47  
  3    31 Beach, Curtis       09 Albuquerque            1:50.75  
  4   689 Ledder, William     10 Gonzaga HS             1:51.44  
  5  1924 Callahan, Peter     09 Una-Il-Evans           1:51.57  
  6  1889 Fleet, Mac          09 Una-Ca-San_d           1:51.58  
  7  1372 Brinn, Tommy        09 Otsego HS              1:51.81  
  8  2084 Livingston, Terran  09 Una-Ny-Great           1:51.86  
  9   735 FitzSimons, Chris   10 Hamden HS              1:51.96  
 10  1035 Gedyon, Elias       11 Loyola HS              1:52.61  
 11  1791 Frisch, Moise       09 Toledo Whitm           1:52.71  
 12  2428 Loxsom, Cas         09 Wilbur Cross           1:52.85  
 13  1289 Wade, Nick          09 North Attleb           1:52.92

Watch more video of Curtis Beach on flotrack.org

Bowerman Awards Photo Gallery

Johanna Gretschel 2017 Bowerman Award finalists

Last night, the USTFCCCA named Raevyn Rogers of the University of Oregon and Christian Coleman of the University of Tennessee as the 2017 Bowerman Award Winners. Rogers, the NCAA record holder for 800m, is the third women's winner from Oregon, and Coleman, the NCAA 60m and 100m record holder, is the first-ever winner for the Volunteers. Check out the photo gallery from the evening in Phoenix, Arizona below; watch interviews and highlights from the event here.

Christian Coleman Wins The 2017 Bowerman Award

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Tennessee’s Christian Coleman has been named The Bowerman award winner for the 2017 NCAA season.

Raevyn Rogers Wins The 2017 Bowerman Award

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Oregon’s Raevyn Rogers has been named The Bowerman award winner for the 2017 NCAA season.

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How Raevyn Rogers Could Win The Bowerman

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Christian Coleman Could Win The Bowerman Award

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

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2017 Bowerman Blind Resume Test

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The Bowerman Award Ceremony will be LIVE on FloTrack this Friday, December 15, at 9 PM ET.