FloTrack's Best Kicks of 2016: Courtney Okolo's NCAA 4x400m Victory

Courtney Okolo
Courtney Okolo won four national titles in 2016, but the Texas senior had to throw down a nasty kick to get it done in the NCAA outdoor 4x400m finals in Eugene, Oregon, in June.

The 2016 Bowerman Award winner, 400m collegiate record-holder, and eventual Olympic 4x400m gold medalist split 50.45 to defeat Arkansas' Taylor Ellis-Watson and lead the Longhorns past the Razorbacks 3:27.64 to 3:27.94.

Okolo got the baton in third place behind Florida and South Carolina. The Texas sprinter closed in during the final 100m, moved into lane three, and secured the victory for the Longhorns.

How to Watch: 2021 WHSAA Girls Indoor Championships

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Here's how to watch the 2021 WHSAA Girls Indoor Championships on FloTrack.

USA Olympian Paul McMullen Has Died

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Paul McMullen, the 1996 USA Olympic Team Trials 1500m champion who would run a lifetime best of 3:33.89 for that distance five years later, has died according to several people prominent in the track and field community in Michigan where McMullen, grew up, lived and attended college at Eastern Michigan University.  The cause of death was said to be a skiing accident which occurred in Northern Michigan, but no other details were yet available.  McMullen was 49.

How to Watch: 2021 NMAA Cross Country Championships

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Here's how to watch the 2021 NMAA Cross Country Championships on FloTrack.

SPIRE Academy Student Athletes Train with the Best

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This story is sponsored by SPIRE Institute & Academy. SPIRE and its expert coaches, teachers and performance trainers offer residential camp and academy training programs in basketball, track and field, swimming, esports and drone racing.

How to Watch: 2020-21 BIG EAST XC Championships

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Here's how to watch the 2020-21 BIG EAST XC Championships on FloTrack.

How to Watch: 2021 DIAA Indoor Championships

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Here's how to watch the 2021 DIAA Indoor Championships on FloTrack.

How to Watch: 2021 AAU Region 4 Qualifier

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Here's how to watch the 2021 AAU Region 4 Qualifier on FloTrack.

How to Watch: 2021 AAU Region 17 Qualifier

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Here's how to watch the 2021 AAU Region 17 Qualifier on FloTrack.

How to Watch: 2021 AAU West Coast National Championship

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Here's how to watch the 2021 AAU West Coast National Championship on FloTrack.

How to Watch: 2021 AAU West Coast Junior Olympic Games

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Here's how to watch the 2021 AAU West Coast Junior Olympic Games on FloTrack.