NAU Nearly Sweeps, Allie O Shows She's Fit With Wins At Louisville Classic

@SportsinLou allieo-cropped.jpg
In what would be our first glimpse into the form of many of the nation's best athletes, the No. 1 NAU men and No. 2-ranked individual Allie Ostrander stormed to convincing wins at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, perhaps foreshadowing the glory they'll be seeking in November come NCAAs on the same course. No. 5 Matt Baxter took the individual crown on the men's side while Allie O led her No. 13 Boise State Broncos to the women's team title.


On the women's side, No. 13 Boise State women left little to chance as they weren't afraid to race their top runner in Allie Ostrander. In her first NCAA cross country race in nearly two years, Ostrander showed she's still got it as she won the meet by eight seconds in 16:28.15, ahead of Eastern Kentucky's Charlotte Imer. At first it looked like a win for the Broncos could be in doubt, as #9-ranked individual Brenna Peloquin didn't start and they didn't land any other runners in the top fifteen. But with their next four runners all finishing within ten places of each other from 16th to 26th, it was enough to convincingly take the crown over No. 17 Wisconsin, 74 to 101.

There were results issues on the men's side, but one thing is clear: Other teams will have a tough time if they want to beat NAU this season. The Lumberjacks swept the top spots and almost notched a perfect score en route to a dominant victory. They were led by a one-two punch from No. 5 individual Matt Baxter and No. 18 individual Tyler Day, both notching quick sub-23:15 clockings. Senior Cory Gilnes was the only one of the NAU projected top five not to appear in the results, but that was no issue for the Lumberjacks as newcomer Luis Grijalva filled in nicely as their fifth scorer.

More to come!

Human, Or Super Saiyan? Grant Holloway Keeps The World Wondering

Florida Athletics Grant Holloway.jpg

By Zach Dirlam

Area code 757, tattooed on Holloway’s left wrist, services the southeastern-most portions of Virginia, covering the Virginia Peninsula, Eastern Shore and Hampton Roads.

Big 12 Preview: Divine Oduduru's Coming Out Party, NCAA Record Chase In HJ Screen Shot 2018-02-22 at 6.28.03 PM.png

The Big 12 is one of the most well-rounded conferences in the NCAA, with solid sprint matchups, distance races, and even a potential high jump collegiate record battle set to go down in Ames, Iowa, this weekend at Iowa State's 300-meter track. Read on for a rundown of the top events to watch.

14 Athletes Set To Represent Canada At 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships

© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Untitled design (6).png

Feb. 14 release courtesy of Athletics Canada:

House Of Run Podcast: Coleman, Nelvis, Brazier Show Out

© Nick Fojud-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_10637940_168383134_lowres.jpg

On this week's episode of the House of Run Jason and Kevin discuss Christian Coleman's world record, Sharika Nelvis's American record, the doubles by Shelby Houlihan and Paul Chelimo and all the other action from the 2018 US Indoor Championships.

Star-Studded 3K, 60mH Tiebraker Headline 2018 MPSF Indoor Championships

© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Track and Field: Pac-12 Championships

By Taylor Dutch

Powerhouse teams from the Pac-12 and West Coast Conferences come together this weekend to compete at the 2018 MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships, which you can catch LIVE on FloTrack.

Teahna Daniels Set To Extend Texas Sprints' Legacy At Big 12s

© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Track and Field: 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays

By Lincoln Shryack

Texas sprinter Teahna Daniels wasted no time in becoming the fastest woman in Big 12 history. Less than two months into her NCAA career, back in 2016, Daniels won the 60m NCAA crown in 7.11 — the fastest ever by a freshman and then the fourth-best performance in collegiate history. She hadn’t even won a Big 12 title yet, but it was clear that the Longhorn freshman would soon dominate the conference.

The Best Races From The 2017 Big 12 Indoor Championships

© Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_9899787_168383134_lowres.jpg

This weekend Ames, Iowa, will play host to the 2018 Big 12 Championship. Like 2017, FloTrack will have live coverage of the meet as teams chase a conference championship and qualifying marks to the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships. 

On The Run: NCAA Mile Champion Josh Kerr | Ep. 75

Kirby Lee USATSI_9935150_168383134_lowres.jpg

NCAA mile and 1500m champion Josh Kerr of New Mexico joins Jojo and Kevin to discuss his approach to this weekend’s Mountain West Conference Championships, how his life has changed since he finished second at the Millrose Games, beating Edward Cheserek in the mile, following the collegiate scene growing up in Scotland, and choosing to attend New Mexico before he even visited the school. 

Cas Loxsom On Depression And The Realities Of Chasing The Running Dream

Anthony Alvarez cas loxsom

We caught up with Cas Loxsom at this past weekend's USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque after the American indoor record holder dropped out of his race. 

Josh Kerr, Ednah Kurgat Highlight Mountain West Championships

© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_10111911_168383134_lowres.jpg

Some of the nation’s top distance runners will be action during the distance medley relay at the Mountain West Conference Championships. Ednah Kurgat, Allie Ostrander, Dillon Maggard, and Josh Kerr are all expected to play pivotal roles in their team’s chances on Thursday night. Outside of the distance medley relay, the four are expected to be in action throughout the three day meet which you can watch live on FloTrack.