Coach Solinsky?

Solinsky to coach at University of Portland
August 7th, 2012


Chris Solinsky has been relatively quiet in 2012. The broad shouldered American battled his way through injuries that required him to miss the Olympic Trials and is currently on a slow road to recover following a surgery to his hamstring. He announced recently via twitter that his first race back will be the Falmouth Road Race, a 7.1 mile jaunt up the Massachusetts coastline this coming weekend; the running community rejoiced.

Today, the running community has more to rejoice--particularly those located in the Pacific Northwest--as Jonathan Marcus, an assistant coach at the University of Portland, posted a picture of Solinsky donning Portland Pilots gear with the caption "A big Pilot welcome to new University of Portland Asst. XC and T&F coach Chris Solinsky!"

The new career seems like the right one, as doing nothing but train, think about training, and train some more can be taxing. Much like Alan Webb was forced to pick up piano, Solinsky taking on the new career can only be a good thing for the psyche of former American Record holder.

And notch one in the victory category for University of Portland. Imagine being an athlete--a Portland Pilot, if you will--coming down to the last few reps in an interval session. You're really starting to grind, hoping your coach calls the workout, then, out of nowhere, a man who would hold his own against Sylvester Stallone in an arm wrestling match starts screaming "you think you know pain? I'm the first white man to break 27 minutes in the 10k! I'll show you pain!" as he rips off his shirt and you finish having run the workout of a lifetime.

Kenny Bednarek Makes History With 19.82/44.73 Double At JUCOs

One day after riding a blustering tailwind to the fastest wind-aided 200m in history, Indian Hills freshman Kenny Bednarek decided to give wind legal a try on the final day of the 2019 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The result? Still damn fast.

Shanghai Diamond League: Lyles Stuns Coleman, Samba Tops Benjamin

The second leg of the 2019 Diamond League season made its stop in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, and it was jam-packed with marquee matchups and tight finishes.

Kenny Bednarek Runs Fastest Wind-Aided 200m In History

If you’ve ever wondered how fast a world-class sprinter could run with a comically strong tailwind, Indian Hills Community College freshman Kenny Bednarek had your answer on Friday with his 19.49 200m (+6.1 m/s) in the 2019 NJCAA Track and Field prelims.

What Did It Take To Qualify For NCAA Prelims Over The Years?

Since the NCAA moved to a two-regional system in 2010, the qualification process for the NCAA Championships has consisted of the top 48 individuals and top 24 relays in the West and East regions competing for 12 qualifying spots during the last weekend of May.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Samba/Benjamin Pt. I, McLaughlin Debut Headline Shanghai DL

The first six-ish weeks of the professional track season have offered one clear lesson: the late World Championships aren’t going to tamp down fast times. From Michael Norman’s 43.45 to Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s 49.05, it’s feeling like mid-August already. Perhaps the non-championship year in 2018 caused some energy and emotion to be bottled up, only being released in a year with a clear championship target. 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Schneider, Praught-Leer Notch 5k Olympic Standards At Oxy

(c) 2019 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

NCAA Prelim Entries Reaction: Six Scratches You Need To Know

With Wednesday’s release of the NCAA East and West Preliminary Round declarations, we now know the 48 athletes in every individual event and 24 relay teams that will compete in Jacksonville and Sacramento for a spot at the NCAA Championships in Austin.

House Of Run: Evaluating The U.S. Performance At World Relays

Jason and Kevin discuss Matthew Boling’s epic weekend, the struggles of the US at the World Relays, Mondo Duplantis’ collegiate record, a big NCAA upset, an American record in the 25K and this weekend’s Shanghai Diamond League.

Infinite Tucker's SEC Superman Dive Deserved An Article

The following is an actual conversation between FloTrack writers Kevin Sully and Lincoln Shryack regarding Infinite Tucker’s Superman dive to win the SEC 400m hurdles title over the weekend.

Mondo Breaks Collegiate Record, Roberts Upsets Holloway

Ever since Mondo Duplantis stepped on campus at LSU, breaking the collegiate record seemed inevitable. That’s a logical assumption when you vault 6.05 meters en route to a gold medal at the European Championships before you begin your freshman year.