Sandi Morris Earns Olympic Silver Medal in Pole Vault

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.

Agent: Mo Farah Will Not Compete At World Championships In Doha

Reigning 10,000m world champion Mo Farah will not defend his title at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, according to his agent Ricky Simms. Farah was not listed among the IAAF's provisional entries released on Thursday.

No Farah, Willis Out, Hassan Undecided | Takeaways From Doha Entries

The entries are out for next week's IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Here are five takeaways.  

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Can NAU Keep The Win Streak Going? McNichols Invite Preview

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After all the previews, prognostications, and polls, the NCAA cross country season begins in earnest on Saturday at the John McNichols Invitational. The race puts a bunch of top-10 teams together in Terre Haute — a course they will see again in November for the NCAA Championships. 

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How Many Distance Medals Will The U.S. Win In Doha?

There is just over one week until the start of the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. While the U.S. medal count will likely be higher in the sprints than in the distance, the Americans can expect to tally plenty of hardware in the longer races as well. 

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Mixed Gender Relay, Pink Track & All The Other Unique Parts Of World Champs

Sometime around 2:10 AM on September 28, I will be standing on a Middle Eastern waterfront watching a marathon finish.  

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FloTrack Predicts Team USA's Relay Lineups

Based on the announced relay pools, here's who we think Team USA should line up in Doha for the relay prelims and finals. 2019 season's best listed in parentheses.

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The 10 Most Important People At The 2019 World Championships

The 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, are 11 days away. We’ve weathered the longest track season ever and now all eyes turn to the Qatari capital as the first-ever Middle Eastern host of a track and field global championship. From the air-conditioned track and pink surface to the midnight marathon, there will be plenty that makes this year’s marquee event completely different from anything that’s ever come before it.

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USATF Announces Roster For 2019 IAAF World Championships

On Monday, USA Track and Field released their roster for the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, on September 27-October 6.

Geoffrey Kamworor Smashes Half Marathon WR With 58:01

Three-time half marathon world champion Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya is the new half marathon world record holder after the 26-year-old smashed the old mark by 17 seconds on Sunday with his 58:01 run in Copenhagen, Denmark.