Keni Harrison Wins First U.S. Title Ahead Of Ali, Manning, Harper-Nelson

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Kendra Harrison won her first U.S. outdoor title less than a year after breaking the world record and less than two months after breaking her hand on a race. Nia Ali, Christina Manning, and Dawn Harper-Nelson filled out the U.S. team headed to worlds behind her. (Harrison has a bye to worlds as the 2016 Diamond League champion.)


100 meter hurdling is so competitive in the United States that the hierarchy is perpetually shuffling. With Manning making her first team, nine different women have made world/Olympic outdoor teams since 2013. Or look at it another way: just last August, Brianna Rollins, Ali, and Kristi Castlin swept the medals in the Olympic final. Out of those three, only Ali is even back on the team this summer. Castlin was sixth in the final today and Rollins is serving a one-year suspension for missing three drug tests.

Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic champ, was suspended for three months earlier this year for medicine she took in an emergency room visit for hypertension. The 33-year-old has now made world/Olympic teams in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015.

​Dawn Harper-Nelson talks to the media after making her sixth major Team USA squad:



The win was a major redemption for Harrison, who is the fastest hurdler in world history at 12.20 seconds but struggled in major finals last year. She ran the fastest semifinal time at world indoors and finished eighth in the final there; she finished sixth at the Olympic Trials just fourteen days before breaking the world record. She seems to have solved whatever was plaguing her last year, as she's won U.S. titles indoors and out in 2017.

Matthew Centrowitz Moving To D.C., Still With Nike Oregon Project

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Matthew Centrowitz announced on Instagram that he is still with the Nike Oregon Project, but has relocated back to the Washington, D.C. area. The 2016 Olympic champion in the 1500m attended Broadneck High School in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Oregon and remained in Oregon for his professional career. 

All The Best Things That Happened In The NCAA This Weekend

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Three collegiate records highlighted NCAA action this weekend, as UTEP sophomore Michael Saruni, Texas Tech junior Vincent Crisp, and Georgia senior Keturah Orji set standards in their respective events.

Keturah Orji Breaks American, Collegiate Indoor Record For Triple Jump

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Georgia's Keturah Orji broke her own American and NCAA indoor records in the triple jump on Saturday with a leap of 14.53m/47-8 at the Clemson Invitational.

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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Today, in his first meet of the year, Christian Coleman set the bar for his season incredibly high and put the world on notice. 

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

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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

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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

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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.