Sandi Morris Becomes Second Woman to Clear 5.00m Outdoors

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Sandi Morris shattered her own outdoor American best in the pole vault when she cleared a height of 5.00m to win today's Brussels Diamond League meeting, making her only the second woman ever to clear 5.00m outdoors. She joins world record-holder Yelena Isinbayeva (5.06m outdoors) and Jenn Suhr (5.03m indoors) as the only women to clear 5.00m in the event.

Morris's performance improved her previous American best of 4.93m. Today's clearance set a world lead, a Diamond League record, and a Brussels meet record. However, the performance will not be ratified as an official outdoor American record, as Morris' mark is just below Suhr's indoor record of 5.03m from last January, and USATF does not recognize outdoor records. 

Morris thrilled the crowd and made the competition exciting as she cleared 4.94m to improve her own record of 4.93m. But she didn't stop there -- she continued to raise the bar in an attempt to clear an even better height. After clearing 4.94m, Morris attempted 5.00m, and cleared it on her second jump. Moments later, she raised the bar yet again to 5.07m. 

Although she missed all three attempts at 5.07m, Morris still maintained the victory in Brussels over Katerina Stefanidi of Greece.  

The performance follows a breakthrough year for the 24-year-old, which included a world indoor silver medal and an Olympic silver medal.

Katelyn Tuohy Shatters Mary Cain's National High School Record For 5K

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North Rockland High School, New York sophomore Katelyn Tuohy ran the fastest 5K ever for a high school girl --indoors or outdoors-- today with her winning time of 15:37.12 at the VA Showcase in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Christian Coleman Crushes 60m World Record In His Season Opener


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Vincent Crisp Runs Fastest Collegiate Time Ever For 600 Yards

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Texas Tech junior Vincent Crisp posted the fastest indoor collegiate mark of all time over 600 yards on Friday. Competing at the Texas Tech Red Raider Invitational in Lubbock, Texas, Crisp ran 1:08.16 and held off TCU’s Derrick Mokaleng, who ran 1:08.18.

Michael Saruni Runs World Best In Indoor 600m

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On Friday night, Michael Saruni continued his hot start to 2018. The UTEP sophomore ran a world best time of 1:14.79 in the 600m at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Albuquerque.  

Austin, Texas, Chasing History With Olympic Trials Bid


Austin, Texas, has hosted the NCAA track and field championships and currently stages one of the largest track meets of the calendar, the Texas Relays. The city has a robust road racing scene, bolstered by the presence of elite athletes and high-level training groups. But Austin has never hosted a USA track and field championship event — not for any distance on the roads, cross country or track and field. And certainly not the Olympic Trials. 

Justin Gatlin Switches Coaches After Investigation Uncovers Doping Scandal


Justin Gatlin has officially begun his career after Dennis Mitchell. Reuters reported on Friday that Gatlin is being coached by Brooks Johnson in Orlando, Florida. Gatlin fired Mitchell in December after Mitchell was implicated in a doping sting facilitated by the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph. 

Robert Kigen, Felix Kandie Headline Napoli City Half Marathon


Nobert Kigen and Felix Kandie of Kenya headline a men’s pro field aiming for a sub-60 minute performance at the fifth Napoli City Half Marathon in Naples, Italy.

Olympians, Top Collegians Clash At Larry Wieczorek Invitational


The Larry Wieczorek Invitational this Friday and Saturday at the University of Iowa has it all: top professional athletes like Fred Kerley, Olympic champions and world record holders like Aries Merritt, and defending NCAA champions like Mikiah Brisco of LSU. 

Centro Passing On Indoors In 2018

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Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz is skipping the indoor season and instead will race outdoors in Australia. 

20 Events You Cannot Miss at The VA Showcase!

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The 2017 VA Showcase saw 11 U.S. No. 1 performances, two national records, and its alumni went on to win a staggering 33 indoor national titles. Needless to say, it was the greatest regular season meet of all time.