Dawn Harper-Nelson To Retire After 2018 Season

The remarkable longevity of Dawn Harper-Nelson's hurdle career now has a deadline.

The two-time Olympic medalist announced her intent to retire at the end of the 2018 season in an interview with Reuters yesterday.

"Since I was a child, there were always three things I wanted: to be an Olympic gold medalist, a wife, and a mom,” the 33-year-old told Reuters. "Right now, I am two for three, and I’m feeling the urge to be someone’s mom." 

Harper-Nelson rose to international prominence when she qualified for her first Olympic Games in 2008 and won gold in the 100m hurdles. She earned her second global medal, bronze, at the 2011 IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Daegu. The next year, in London at the 2012 Olympic Games, she set a PR of 12.37 to secure silver. 

Most recently, Harper-Nelson turned heads at the 2017 IAAF World Outdoor Championships with her runner-up finish in the 100m hurdles behind Australia's Sally Pearson and ahead of fourth-placer Keni Harrison, who broke the world record in the event earlier that season. 

Although she doesn't own the fastest PR out of the U.S.'s formidable lineup of hurdle stars from the past 10 years, Harper-Nelson's consistency and ability to rise to the occasion has earned her more Olympic medals than her American contemporaries.  

Harper-Nelson opened her 2018 outdoor season this past weekend with a 12.93 at the Drake Relays to place fifth, but she has her sights set on loftier goals. 

“I want to run a personal best—it’s 12.37 now—and win the Diamond League final,” she told Reuters.

Her quest begins in Doha, Qatar, this Friday at the first outdoor IAAF Diamond League Meeting of the year. 

FloSports Announces Multiyear Partnership with MPSF

AUSTIN, Texas — November 12, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) announced an extended multiyear partnership to serve as the official broadcast partner. FloSports will provide live and on-demand content and coverage of two Conference Championships exclusively on FloTrack.org and FloVolleyball.tv.

2019 DII NCAA XC Championships Field Announced

The fields for the 2019 DII NCAA XC Championships in Sacramento, California, are set. The 34 teams per gender and individual qualifiers advancing to nationals can be found below.

Which DI Runners Are Still Undefeated This Fall?

With only two meets remaining on the NCAA Division I XC schedule, there are still seven undefeated runners. Some of the names are familiar, while others are lesser-known. Let's take a look at who has yet to lose heading into regionals on Friday. 

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Salazar, Brown Appeal 4-Year Bans

As expected, Alberto Salazar and Jeffrey Brown have appealed their four-year suspensions to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

DII XC Regional Recap: Mines, Adams State Strengthen Their NCAA Cases

Eight regional meets across the country went down on Saturday in Division II to build the 2019 NCAA XC Championship field.

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2019 FloXC Fantasy Standings

Here are the current standings for this year's 2019 FloXC Fantasy league. The winner this year will receive a free trip to the 2020 DI NCAA XC Championships! After two rounds 'Mantz Not Hot' is our current leader with 588 points.

2019 DII NCAA XC Championships Automatic Qualifying Teams

The 2019 DII NCAA XC Regionals went down on Saturday at eight meets across the country as teams and individuals looked to punch their tickets to nationals on Nov. 23 in Sacramento.

NCAA KOLAS Projections | November 9th

Here is where the top teams stand via the NCAA at-large points system heading into regionals weekend. Our projections are based off of current points earned through November 9th and for the sake of projections we predicted the regional finishes based off our FloXC rankings. Be sure to tune in LIVE on November 15th for the KOLAS LIVE: Selection Show.

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