7 Breakthrough Performances of the Weekend

Get up to speed on the biggest breakthrough performances of the weekend. 


Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake Breaks Through With 19.95 200m

The LSU sprinter threw down a standout performance to claim the SEC title in the men’s 200m on Saturday. Mitchell-Blake blasted a PR and NCAA No. 7 all-time mark of 19.95 to win the event. He is the only NCAA athlete to run under 20 seconds so far this season. 




Marquis Goodwin Leaps World Lead in Long Jump

The Buffalo Bills wide receiver topped the world list this weekend when he jumped 8.45m at the Meeting Region Guadeloupe. The performance improved his personal best by a whopping 0.12m. The last time Goodwin was on this good of a trajectory was in 2012, when he claimed the NCAA title for Texas, went on to win the Olympic Trials and ultimately finished 10th at the Olympic Games. 


Megan Moye Runs NCAA No. 2 1500m

The North Carolina State senior threw down a massive personal best in the 1500m to claim the ACC title with the No. 2 time in the NCAA this season. Moye put on a clinic in the 1500m with the victory in 4:11, which stands as a school, meet and facility record. She continued her momentum by finishing second in the 5K. In total, she added 18 points to North Carolina State’s team score. 




Colby Gilbert Breaks 5K School Record and PRs in 1500m

The Washington Husky continued his breakthrough season by winning the men’s 5K at the Pac-12 Championships in a winning time of 13:35. The performance broke the Washington school record and his personal best by 11 seconds. Prior to winning the 5K, Gilbert finished sixth in a stacked 1500m that led him to another PR of 3:40.99. 




Kate Grace Battles Rain to Run 2:00 in First 800m Since 2014

After battling injuries the past couple of years, Kate Grace finally returned to the 800m with a standout performance at Portland Twilight. Despite the rainy conditions, Grace won in 2:00.05, which is less than a second off her PR of 1:59.47 from 2013. The performance follows her recent breakthrough 1500m PR of 4:07.15 at Drake Relays. 

Her 800m breakthrough became our "Tasty Race of the Week:"



Omar McLeod Blasts 12.98 110m Hurdle Win in Shanghai

The Jamaican hurdle sensation rolled on the competition at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting with a world-leading time of 12.98. The World Indoor champion beat the field by 0.14 seconds, which included Hansle Parchment, Wenjun Xie, Dimitri Bascou, and David Oliver. 




Netsanet Gudeta Runs World Lead in 10K

The Ethiopian distance runner laid down the law in the women’s 10K at adidas BOOST on Friday night with a world-leading time of 30:56. The performance is a personal best by 10 seconds and a world lead by two seconds.

DI Men's XC Championships Could Soon Move To 8k

A major change could be coming to NCAA DI men’s cross country in 2020 as the Division I Track and Field and Cross Country Sport Committee is recommending a proposal to switch the championship distance from 10,000m to 8,000m.

Norman's Absurd Debut, Divine's Double | Weekend Recap

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Michael Norman runs ahead of schedule. 

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Michael Norman Debuts With 43.45 400m, #4 All-Time

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It’s only April 20, but already 21-year-old Michael Norman has put the 400m world record on notice:

Asbel Kiprop Banned Four Years For Doping Violation

Former 1,500m Olympic and World champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya has been banned four years for a doping violation, the IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Saturday. The 29-year-old Kiprop tested positive for EPO in a out-of-competition test in late 2017, and was provisionally suspended from competition on February 3, 2018.

Weekend Watch Guide: Loaded Distance Races At Bryan Clay, Cardinal Classic

Another busy weekend of college and professional track and field is on tap, and FloTrack has you covered Thursday through Saturday with five live events:

FloTrack To Stream 2019 London Marathon In Select Countries

AUSTIN, Texas — April 18, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced an agreement with London Marathon Events to provide live and on-demand coverage of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon on FloTrack.com exclusively in Canada, Australia, Pan Europe (excluding UK, Ireland, and Italy) and Pan Asia (excluding China and Japan). The deal was agreed to in collaboration with TCB Sport Media.

Bryan Clay Is The Place To Be For NCAA Champs This Weekend

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Good weather and deep fields will once again make the Bryan Clay Invitational fast. Here are four events to watch on Thursday and Friday at Azusa Pacific University.

'It's About Dang Time': Fauble, Ward Break Through In Boston

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The last time that an American man not-named Galen Rupp broke 2:10 in the marathon before Monday, a 25-year-old Jared Ward owned a 2:16 PB and Scott Fauble was a junior in college.

House Of Run: Two Ohhhh Nine

Jason and Kevin discuss a tight finish in the men’s race, a dominant performance by Worknesh Degefa, the American men smashing the 2:10 barrier, Jordan Hasay bouncing back and all the other news from the 2019 Boston Marathon.

'SPEED CITY' Episode Two Debuts LIVE On April 17 At 6PM CT

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Two weeks ago, we debuted our season-long series, "SPEED CITY: A Season With The Houston Cougars," which follows the Houston men's track and field program as they pursue their first-ever NCAA team title.