Galen Rupp, Sifan Hassan, & More: Friday & Saturday FloTrack Viewing Guide

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

FloTrack will stream six live events from across the country on Friday and Saturday. 

Below is a viewing guide to help you keep track of all the action from around the nation. For more coverage on each meet — including a full schedule and entries — be sure to visit the coverage pages for the UW Invitational, Penn State National Open, BU John Thomas Terrier Classic, Pittsburg State Invitational, SPIRE Midwest Open, and the Black and Gold Premier.  

All times listed are CST. Remember that meet schedules are subject to change. 






DayTimeMeetEventWhat to Watch
Friday12:10 PMTerrier ClassicWomen's 800Steeplechase star Elinor Purrier drops down in distance in her first race of 2018.
Friday3:10 PMTerrier ClassicWomen’s MileNatalja Pilusina of the Brooks Beasts is the top seed. Marathoner Kellyn Taylor is also entered.
Friday4:45 PMPenn State NationalWomen's Distance Medley RelayPenn State has three teams entered (and another one that is racing as PSU unattached).
Friday5:00 PMPenn State NationalMen's Distance Medley RelayLike the women's relay, there's a heavy Penn State presence here. Akron and La Salle are also entered.
Friday5:45 PMPenn State NationalMen's 60 PrelimsPreliminary heat with 25 men entered including five from Penn State.
Friday6:10 PMTerrier ClassicMen's 3000Shadrack Kipchirchir is aiming for a quick time and the pacers are schedule to run sub-7:40 pace.
Friday6:55 PMPenn State NationalMen's 60 FinalCan Xavier Smith win on his home track? It's the first of his two individual events scheduled for the weekend.
Friday7:50 PMUW InvitationalWomen's Distance Medley RelayWashington is planning to race Anna Maxwell, Raquel Tjernagel, Hannah Derby, and Amy-Eloise Neale.
Friday8:35 PMUW InvitationalMen's Distance Medley RelayCal, Washington, Washington State, Stanford, and Portland are all entered.
Friday9:05 PMUW InvitationalWomen's 5000A pair of Stanford standouts, Vanessa Fraser and Fiona O'Keeffe, headline this field. 
Friday9:20 PMUW InvitationalMen's 5000Galen Rupp returns to the track. How much speed does the marathoner have in his legs? He will need plenty if he is going to beat his Nike Oregon Project teammate Yomif Kejelcha.
Saturday10:40 AMTerrier ClassicMen's 800Eliud Rutto is the top seed and has run 1:45 outdoors. Sam Ellison, Allen Eke, Christian Harrison, and Mitchell Black also entered.
Saturday12:55 PMUW InvitationalMen's 60 Hurdles PrelimsAleec Harris will be making his 2018 debut after making the worlds team last summer.
Saturday1:20 PMUW InvitationalMen's 60 PrelimsJoe Morris and Mobolade Ajomale are expected to advance comfortably into the finals.
Saturday2:05 PMPenn State NationalMen's 400Division II national champion Myles Pringle is the top entrant and has an outdoor PB of 45.77.
Saturday2:10 PMTerrier ClassicMen's MileA few of the 3000 runners from the night before are scheduled to double back in the mile, plus Justyn Knight, Hamish Carson, and Peter Callahan.
Saturday2:10 PMPenn State NationalWomen's 800This is the collegiate 800m race for Penn State freshman Victoria Tachinski.
Saturday2:15 PMPenn State NationalMen's 800 Isaiah Harris of Penn State is racing his best event. Ryan Martin, Domenic Perretta, Chris Sanders, and Dylan Capwell will give chase.
Saturday2:25 PMPittsburg StateMen's 60 PrelimsTravis Collins, Juante Baldwin, and Micah Larkins all have seed times faster than 6.70.
Saturday2:35 PMUW InvitationalMen's 60 FinalIf form holds, this is a good matchup between DII star Mobolade Ajomale and pro Joe Morris
Saturday2:40 PMPenn State NationalWomen's MilePenn State's Danae Rivers looked sharp last week at Clemson, running 2:03 in the 800m. What can she do for a mile?
Saturday2:50 PMPenn State NationalMen's MileColin Abert is coming off his 4:02 personal best, and victory, at the Nittany Lion Challenge two weeks ago. 
Saturday2:50 PMUW InvitationalMen's 60 Hurdles FinalAleec Harris' 6.50 personal best is two tenths better than the rest of the field.
Saturday3:10 PMPenn State NationalMen's 200Twelve men are entered in the invitational section, including Penn State's Malik Moffett.
Saturday3:20 PMPenn State NationalWomen's 3000Tessa Barrett has run 15:28.99 and 9:07.22 indoors for the Nittany Lions.
Saturday3:35 PMPenn State NationalMen's 3000Colin Abert is entered in this race and the mile. Former Nittany Lion Robby Creese is also on the start list.
Saturday4:00 PMPittsburg StateMen's 60 FinalJuante Baldwin will try to take this race on his home track.
Saturday4:15 PMPenn State NationalMen's 4x400Ashland, Coppin State, Norfolk State, and Penn State are the four teams entered in the invitational section.
Saturday5:15 PMUW InvitationalWomen's MileThis is the 2018 debut of 3:56 1500m woman Sifan Hassan. Emily Lipari is scheduled to race as well.
Saturday5:30 PMUW InvitationalMen's MileYomif Kejelcha won this race two weeks ago in Seattle. He will be facing Lopez Lomong again this week.
Saturday5:45 PMUW InvitationalWomen's 400How fast can Raveyn Rogers run a 400m on an oversized, flat track? Tune in and find out.
Saturday6:05 PMUW InvitationalWomen's 800Great Britain's Lynsey Sharp, a mainstay on the Diamond League circuit, is the favorite. 
Saturday6:15 PMUW InvitationalMen's 800It's the NCAA 800m debut for Stanford's Brandon McGorty. Collins Kibet and Clay Lambourne should also be in the mix.
Saturday6:25 PMUW InvitationalWomen's 3000This is the second race on Hassan's schedule for the day. Shalane Flanagan will make sure the pace is honest. 
Saturday6:50 PMUW InvitationalMen's 3000Dilon Maggard, Jack Bruce, and Mike Tate should all be at the front of the pack. How quick can they go in January?

Five Races That Will Be Especially Close At NCAA Prelims

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The Road To Eugene Runs Through The NCAA DI Preliminary Rounds

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The Road To Eugene Runs Through The NCAA DI Preliminary Rounds

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Miller-Uibo & Hunter Shine In Boston, Centro Doubles, Wilson PRs; Pro Recap

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With no Diamond League in the schedule, there was no central meeting point for the elite in track and field. Instead, the fastest in the world split up between not one but two street meets and a couple other interesting locations: a distance carnival in Los Angeles, a sprint-heavy meet in Jamaica, and a race in England that had a bar on the track.

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Greg Metcalf Resigns From The University Of Washington

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University of Washington head track and field and cross country coach Greg Metcalf has resigned from his position. A press release from the Huskies describes his departure as "a mutual separation."

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House Of Run: Sydney Won't Slow Down

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Jason and Kevin discuss Sydney McLaughlin's NCAA record, what race she will focus on in the future, Grant Holloway's standing in the world, the crowded field in the men's 400m, the struggles of Andre De Grasse and the highlights from the Shanghai Diamond League meet.

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USATF Distance Classic Double Has Centro Feeling Optimistic

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On The Run: Virginia Tech's Rachel Pocratsky

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The weekend was quite busy for NCAA athletes, with conference championships taking place across the country. One of the stars of the weekend was Virginia Tech's Rachel Pocratsky. The junior swept the 800m and 1500m at the ACC Championships, posting the nation's top time in the 1500m in the process.