Best U.S. Distance Coaches At Worlds: Joe Bosshard And Jerry Schumacher

Two months ago, we crowned Bowerman TC's coach Jerry Schumacher as the highest scoring distance coach at the USATF Outdoor Championships. Now let's take a look at how the U.S. distance coaches performed at the IAAF World Championships last week in London. 

Jerry Schumacher once again scored the most points with 23 total points via seven athletes.

First-year coach Joe Bosshard had the best points-per-athlete tally after going one for one with Emma Coburn's historic steeplechase win.

Note: Only U.S. athletes were factored for each coach.

COACH PTS/ATHLETE PTS # of ATHLETES
Joe Bosshard 10.0 10 1
Mark Wetmore 8.0 8 1
Derek Thompson 4.0 8 2
Jerry Schumacher 3.3 23 7
Scott Simmons 1.4 10 7
Ray Treacy 0.3 1 3
Alberto Salazar 0.0 0 3
Alleyne Francique 0.0 0 1
Brent Vaughn 0.0 0 1
Danny Mackey 0.0 0 1
Drew Wartenburg 0.0 0 1
Frank Gagliano 0.0 0 1
Hanson Brothers 0.0 0 1
Isaya Okwiya 0.0 0 2
Jason Vigilante 0.0 0 1
Joe Vigil 0.0 0 1
John Gondak 0.0 0 1
Mark Rowland 0.0 0 1

Weekend Recap: Holloway Impresses, Texas Frosh Tops Irby

From national record-breaking high school action in Virginia, to fast early-season collegiate marks across the country and a near American record at the Houston Half Marathon, this past weekend had a little bit of everything for track and field fans.

Emily Sisson Runs No. 2 U.S. All-Time Half Marathon

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With Caution, Emily Sisson Hopes For Fast Time At Houston Half Marathon

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HOUSTON (18-Jan) -- Emily Sisson has a very short résumé when it comes to the half marathon.  It is, nonetheless, impressive. 

In two starts at the distance, both at the United Airlines NYC Half in March of 2017 and 2018, she finished a close second to the winner.  In her first attempt she clocked 1:08:21 and was narrowly defeated by her training partner, Molly Huddle, who set the American record for an all-women's race: 1:08:19.  In the second, on a brutally cold and windy day, she lost by just one second to in a sprint finish to Ethiopia's Buze Diriba, clocking 1:12:24.  In those races, Sisson raced for position and wasn't focused on time.