6 Weird Things That Happened The Second Day At USAs

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Day two of the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships is in the books! If you missed any of the action, click here for a full play-by-play, and here for the full results. Below are our top six things that happened on Friday.

1) Noah Lyles takes over the world

100m world leader, Mike Rodgers randomly scratched the 100m semifinals, however moments later Noah Lyles tied the world lead in the semis running 9.89 (+0.7 m/s) then went onto lower the world lead to 9.88 (+1.1 m/s) in dramatic fashion closing on Ronnie Baker in the final 25 meters.


2) The NCAA takes over the women’s 100m

62.5% (5 out of 8) of the women in the 100m final ran in the NCAA this year, with the top two finishers being LSU's Aleia Hobbs (10.91) and San Diego State's Ashley Henderson (10.96).


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3) Under the radar kick

Brandan Lasater quietly had the best kick of the day, going from last to second in the final 75 meters in his 800m semifinal.


4) Useless rounds

The women’s 100m hurdles kept to the three round format despite only having 18 athletes as a result the first round eliminated just two people! (18 -> 16 -> 8) In our opinion they should’ve just had two rounds and go 18 -> 8. If the NCAAs can go 24 -> 8, USAs can go 18 -> 8.


5) Watching an empty track

There was over an hour break in the middle of the meet with no track races, due to the women’s 400m hurdles first round being cancelled.


6) 2018 is not the same as 2017

The top two finishers at last year’s championship in the men’s 400m hurdles failed to make the final this year. Eric Futch was 6th in his semifinal and Michael Stigler was a DNS.

Brown Cuts Men's Track & Field/XC

Brown University is cutting men’s track and field and cross country along with nine other varsity sports at the school, the school announced on Thursday as part of their roll out of The Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative.

2020 Boston Marathon Canceled

For the first time in its 124 year history, the Boston Marathon has been canceled as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

David Rudisha Undergoes Surgery After Breaking Ankle

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Appalachian State Cuts Men's Indoor Track And Field

Appalachian State is dropping men’s indoor track and field, the latest program to make cuts to collegiate running programs since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Leo Daschbach Becomes 11th U.S. Prep To Break 4:00 With 3:59.54

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On Saturday night in El Dorado Hills, California, high school senior Leo Daschbach (AZ) became the 11th U.S. prep runner to break 4:00 in the mile with his 3:59.54 clocking.

Is NCAA Track/XC Dying?

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The recent announcements of program cuts to men's cross country at Akron and men's track at Central Michigan have resurfaced a feeling of uncertainty for the future of NCAA cross country and track. Here is a breakdown of where our sport currently stands within the NCAA system.

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Understanding Resting And Maximum Heart Rate

Throughout the past years, business has combined the health and technology industries to create a society where fitness tracking has become a regular pastime. People have become more invested in their health and want fun devices to assist in that. These smartwatches and apps have made it easier than ever to know what your exact heart rate is, how many hours of sleep you get, or how far you run. However, with all the knowledge presented to you, it’s equally important to actually understand what those numbers mean to best achieve all of your fitness goals. A big part of this is knowing the different active and resting heart rate zones. 

Pre-Run And Post-Run Stretches

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The History Of Track And Field

Track and field has been around since the start of the Olympics in Ancient Greece in 776 B.C. It was created alongside religious events and celebrations for the Greek gods where men (no women were allowed) could show off their athletic abilities. From there it spread to the Romans who continued the games until the Christian Emperor Theodosius I banned them in 394 A.D. because of their ties to pagan beliefs. 

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History could be headed our way on Saturday in California.