Sandi Morris Earns Olympic Silver Medal in Pole Vault

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Arkansas alum Sandi Morris earned the silver medal in her first Olympic appearance. Ekaterini Stefanidi of Greece won the gold medal with less misses.



Morris, 24, and Stefanidi battled through three attempts at 4.90m. Neither athlete managed a clearance, but Stefanidi had one less miss than Morris. Morris' final attempt appeared clear until her elbow hit the bar, causing it to fall and solidifying Stefanidi's victory.

19-year-old Eliza McCartney of New Zealand earned bronze.

Reigning Olympic Champion Jenn Suhr failed to clear 4.70m and finished tied for seventh. Suhr had been battling illness all week in Rio, as reported by her husband Rick Suhr.




Morris earned the world indoor silver medal after finishing second to Suhr in Portland last March. Prior to Rio, Morris broke the outdoor American record with a clearance of 4.93m at the American Track League meeting in Houston. 

Stefanidi, a Stanford grad, claimed the world indoor bronze medal and posted personal bests of 4.86m outdoors and 4.90m indoors this year. Her performance in Rio marks her first Olympic final and first Olympic medal of her career.

NCAA Cancels DI Cross Country Championships This Fall

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The 2020 DI NCAA XC Championships, which were to be held this November in Stillwater, OK have officially been canceled by the NCAA. NCAA President Mark Emmert announced the cancellation was due to a majority (over 50%) of institutions canceling their fall seasons.

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Big Ten, Pac-12 Call Off Fall Sports

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Two of the NCAA’s Power 5 conferences won’t be competing this fall. The Big Ten and the Pac-12 are suspending fall sports, including cross country, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Stahl, Vetter Post Big Throws In Turku

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The Continental Tour kicked off on Tuesday with the first stop taking place in Turku, Finland. As expected, the throws stole the show.

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How to Watch: 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour | Turku

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Here's how to watch the 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour: Turku on FloTrack in the United States.

Ritz-Led On Athletics Club Rolls Out Inaugural Roster

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On Running, the Swiss-based shoe company, just released its full roster for the newly formed On Athletics Club. 

Erriyon Knighton Has Arrived With 200m National Record

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Erriyon Knighton put everyone on notice on Friday. 

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London Marathon To Go Forward As Elite-Only Race On October 4

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Organizers of the postponed 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon announced today that the gala 40th edition their event would proceed as an elite-only race on a closed course within St. James's Park in Central London on Sunday, October 4.  Organizers said that they would create a "secure biosphere," a contained COVID-safe environment, which would allow the race to be run on a small circuit, at least for top athletes.  Citizen runners will only be able to participate remotely, running on their own.

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NCAA Division II/III Fall Championships Canceled

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Fall sports national championships for NCAA Division II and Division III have been canceled. 

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Tamaal Myers Is Ready For His Encore At AAU

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One of the most anticipated races of the AAU Junior Olympic Games this week is led by an athlete that few might know about. 

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Confidence Is Key For Aly Conyers Ahead Of The AAU JO Games

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With less than one week until the AAU Junior Olympic Games, Heathwood Hall's (SC) Aly Conyers is ready to see the results of her season's -- or to some, pandemic -- training finally pay off.

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