AAU Junior Olympic Games Profile: Athing Mu Looks For AAU National Record

Athing Mu
By Bryan Deibel, MileSplit

Athing Mu from Trenton, New Jersey, looks to finally jump into the spotlight after sitting out her freshman track season at Trenton Central. She opted to continue working with with her club coach with whom she's been training since she was 5 years old. Her success with the team over the past few years has been quite impressive. Last year at the AAU Junior Olympics she finished runner-up to McKinney North rising sophomore London Culbreath (Texas) in the 1500m, running a personal best of 4:36.55. She has also been the 2015 13-year-old AAU Junior Olympic Games 800m champion (and the 2016 14-year-old AAU Junior Olympic Games champion (2:10.85)). 
Who: Athing Mu
Age Group: 15-16-year-olds
Events: 800m, 1500m
Where: AAU Junior Olympic Games (Ypsilanti, Michigan)
When: July 29 to August 5
Breakdown: Mu has the best time in both the 15-16-year-old 800m and 1500m fields. Out of the 80 entered in the 800m field so far, Mu has the best time by over eight seconds with a 2:07.18. Her time of 4:36.78 also dominates the 1500m field by over 20 seconds. Mu will be not only looking for the win in both of these events but also potential 15-16-year-old age group national records. The current 800m record is held by 2016 World Indoor Championship silver medalist Ajee Wilson from Neptune, New Jersey, who ran a time of 2:07.08 in 2009. The current 15-16-year-old 1500m record is held by Freinds Central (Pennsylvania) rising senior Gabrielle Wilkinson who set the record at 4:32.59 in 2014. Both times are in Mu's reach as she just dropped a PR of 2:07.18 in the 800m last weekend and a 4:36.78 in the 1500m at the AAU National Club Championship.

Top NCAA All-Americans Who Might Not Qualify For NCAA Indoors


This weekend is the final weekend to qualify for the DI NCAA Indoor Championships where the top-16 individuals in each event will earn a trip to College Station to compete for an NCAA title. Below is a list of notable NCAA athletes who currently DO NOT have a top-16 mark in their respective events.

Could Christian Coleman Break Usain Bolt's 100m World Record?


This past weekend Christian Coleman made a big splash in the track and field world with a blistering 6.34 60m run shattering Maurice Greene's official world record by .05!

Coleman Does It Again, Historic Women's Hurdles, And More Pro Highlights

© Nick Fojud-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_10629115_168383134_lowres.jpg

The 2018 U.S. Indoor Championships checked off all the boxes. There were American records, world records, close races for qualification spots, upsets, and unanswered questions heading into the 2018 World Indoor Championships. 

Vin Lananna Placed On Administrative Leave By USATF Board

Image of Sport vin lannana

The following is a press release from USATF.

Who's Going To World Indoors? A Full List Of Team USA Qualifiers

PhotoRun Houlihan_Shelby15FHH-USind18.jpG

The full Team USA roster for the IAAF World Indoor Championships is 98% certain upon conclusion of the USATF Indoor Championships. There's still chance for some flip-flop in certain events, which we made note of below. Athletes in the multi-events and racewalk will be selected at the discretion of the IAAF. 

Watch Guide: Conference Championship Weekend

USA Today USATSI_9899452-862x574.jpg

Check out the full conference championship schedule for the Power-5 conferences and a few other notable races. Including the broadcast window for our innovative FloZone stream.

Baker, Dressel, And Other Highlights From The 2017 MPSF Championships

© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_9900868_168383134_lowres.jpg

The MPSF Indoor Championships begin on Friday as top collegians from the West Coast will meet at the Dempsey Indoor in Seattle to try and earn qualifying marks for the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships. Before we get into the previews and breakdowns, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights of last year’s meet.

Christian Coleman Breaks 60m World Record (Again), Wins U.S. Title!


It's difficult enough to break a world record over the course of a lifetime. But Christian Coleman has done it twice in the span of a month.

Shelby Houlihan, Paul Chelimo Complete 3K/1500m Doubles At USA Indoors

Untitled design (5).png

By David Monti, @d9monti(c) 2018 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

Coleman Breaks WR, Chelimo/Houlihan Double: USATF Day 3 Play-By-Play

Nick Fojud-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_10625099_168383134_lowres.jpg

The final day of the 2018 second day of the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships featured a world record by Christian Coleman, an American record by Sharika Nelvis, distance doubles from Paul Chelimo and Shelby Houlihan, dramatic results in the 400m races and several close battles for qualification spots to the World Indoor Championships.