Previewing The 2019 UW Indoor Preview


Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

This weekend marks the unofficial beginning to the 2019 track season, and the best distance action of kick-off Saturday will be at the UW Indoor Preview in Seattle. Pro athletes like Clayton Murphy, Yomif Kejelcha, Katie Mackey and Josh Kerr will look to break up the monotony of winter miles with an early-season test, and droves of collegians will line up next to them. The meet will also feature the return to action of 1,500m American record holder Shannon Rowbury, who missed the 2018 track season as she welcomed her first child.

Watch the 2019 UW Indoor Preview this Saturday, Jan. 12, LIVE on FloTrack

Here are the events to watch from Seattle:

Men’s Mile (12:10 pm PT)

Who: Clayton Murphy (Nike Oregon Project), Yomif Kejelcha (Nike Oregon Project), Drew Windle (Brooks Beasts), Sam Parsons (Adidas/Tinman Elite), Amos Bartelsmeyer (Unattached)

Analysis: Nike Oregon Project studs Clayton Murphy and Yomif Kejelcha will race each other for the first time on Saturday, and they'll do so twice as both double in the 1k and mile. The Olympic 800m medalist Murphy is prepping for a fast Wanamaker mile later this indoor season at the Millrose Games, and the two-time defending World Indoor 3k champion Kejelcha-- who won three races at the Dempsey in 2018-- will pose a significant challenge to the American.

2018 800m World Indoor silver medalist Drew Windle will also make an appearance in the fast heat, and this race will mark his first indoor mile in nearly three years. Windle probably isn’t ready to hang with the NOP duo in a distance outside of his comfort zone, but expect his 4:09 PR to drop significantly this weekend.

Two other names to watch are 3:57 miler Amos Bartelsmeyer and 3:38 1,500m guy Sam Parsons.

Women’s Mile (11:35 am PT)

Who: Konstanze Klosterhalfen (Nike Oregon Project), Katie Mackey (Brooks Beasts), Lilli Burdon (Washington), Katie Rainsberger (Washington)

Analysis: 21-year-old Konstanze Klosterhalfen of Germany will make her Nike Oregon Project debut on Saturday, and she'll do so in classic NOP fashion: by doubling in the 1k and mile in quick succession. Her 3:58 1,500m best makes her the class of the mile field, but she'll be running on tired legs with approximately 25 minutes between races.

Challenging the German will be Katie Mackey, who had a banner 2018 indoor season that culminated in the first World team of her career. The former Washington star will try to begin 2019 in victory against Klosterhalfen and two current Husky All-Americans-- Lilli Burdon and Katie Rainsberger.

Women's 3,000m (3:35 pm PT)

Who: Shannon Rowbury (Nike Oregon Project), Mel Lawrence (Oiselle), Allie Buchalski (Brooks Beasts)

Analysis: 1,500m American record holder Shannon Rowbury had a baby girl in June, and this weekend will mark her first track race since Sep. 2017. The World Indoor 3k medalist will battle Oiselle's Mel Lawrence and her 8:50 PR, as well as 2018 NCAA 5k runner-up and new pro Allie Buchalski.

Men’s 800m (2:50 pm PT)

Who: Josh Kerr (Brooks Beasts), Derek Thomas (Hoka Aggies)

Analysis: NCAA 1,500m record holder and Brooks Beasts pro Josh Kerr will step down to the 800m on Saturday as he races at the Dempsey Indoor for the first time in his career. The 21-year-old has a 1:48.87 indoor PR that could be in jeopardy this weekend as he faces 1:47 guy Derek Thomas. 

Talented ADP Squad Likes World XC Medal Chances On Tough Aarhus Course


Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

When Shadrack Kipchirchir lines up for the 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships on March 30 in Aarhus, Denmark, the 30-year-old American is hoping for the nastiest weather that the Danish city can provide.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Here's Why USATF Honoring World Rankings Would Be A Disaster

Earlier this week we published an opinion stating why it is a good thing for USATF to use time standards as the only means to guarantee a spot on the 2020 U.S. Olympic team. Our main reason was based on the fact that the new world rankings are unfair, but more importantly, the world rankings make the selection process even worse.

CAS Delays Semenya Decision Until Late April

The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced on Thursday that they will push back a ruling in the case involving Caster Semenya until late April. 

House Of Run: Everything To Be Excited About In The Outdoor Season

Jason and Kevin discuss the 42 most interesting storylines heading into the outdoor season. How healthy is Wayde Van Niekerk? Who will be the top women's 1500m runner? Can the Jamaican men win a sprint medal? What will Eliud Kipchoge do for an encore? Will this be the year of the 400m hurdles?

The Best Track And Field Athlete From Every NCAA Tournament School

The 2019 NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Tournament begins this week, and in honor of March Madness we’ve selected the best track and field athlete— past or present— from each of the tournament’s 68 schools (minus Old Dominion, who does not have a track team; get a track team Old Dominion). Some of the names below are NCAA track and field legends from major programs. Others on this list never even qualified for the NCAA Championships. The 68 here ran the gamut, from Olympic heroes to mere school record holders.

Why LetsRun Is Wrong & USATF Is Right About Olympic Qualifying

Last week, the IAAF announced its new qualification process for the 2020 Olympic Games, which included tougher entry standards and new computerized world rankings. The reaction was intense as some media outlets painted an apocalyptic worldview for U.S. athletics. In reality, it’s not that dramatic.

Cal Coach Tony Sandoval To Retire

Tony Sandoval, the director of track and field and cross country at Cal, will retire at the conclusion of the outdoor season. Sandoval spent 37 years at the university, beginning as the head women’s coach in 1982. 

Six Reasons We're Looking Forward To The NCAA Outdoor Track Season

As exciting as 200-meter ovals and banked curves are, we’re ready for the unpredictable weather, sprint relays and 10K races of spring track season. Here’s a few reasons to get excited for NCAA outdoor track and field.

FloTrack To Stream 2019 Boston Marathon In Europe

AUSTIN, Texas — March 18, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and the Boston Athletic Association, announced a partnership to provide live and on-demand coverage of the 2019 Boston Marathon on exclusively in over 40 European countries. 

Ethiopia's Belay Tilahun, Not Included In Elite Field, Wins NYC Half

(c) 2019 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved