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Organisers of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix have announced ten more major championship medallists for the meet which will be held on February 7. Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell, Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr and Diamond League champion Jenny Simpson have all been added to the second stop of the 2015 Indoor USATF Championship Series. Other distance stars added
Olympic silver medallist Galen Rupp will be returning to The Armory for the first time since his high school days when he races at the Armory Track Invitational . The Nike Oregon Project athlete’s last outing at the Armory was at the New Balance Indoor Games, where he was beaten by Josh McDougal in the 2 mile, running a time of 8:54.45. Rupp will also be competing at the Millrose Games at the same venue on . Although Rupp now has to balance being a father with being an athlete, he says that “things haven’t changed too much.”
Renaud Lavillenie, the 2014 World Athlete of the Year, posted a world-leading pole vault mark of six metres in Rouen, France on Jan. 24 at the special pole vault meet. He tried at 610 afterwards. In front of a packed audience in the Stade Sottevillais 76, he opened at 570 and, with the competition already won, then went over 5.86m, clearing both heights with his first attempt before asking for the bar to be raised to 6.00m.
RENO (USA, Jan 16): Olympic winner Renaud Lavillenie is in top shape early in the season. In his second meet, Pole Vault Summit in Nevada, he cleared in first attempt 592, a new meet record and World lead. He also tried at six meters. Last year at the same meet, he won with 575. "His goal was to break the meet record 591," said his coach Philippe D´Encausse
Friday´s elite competition at the Pole Vault Summit offers some top names. The biggest star in Reno will be the Olympic winner and World record holder Renaud Lavillenie in his second meet of the indoor season. His main rivals could be US record holder Brad Walker, in-shape Sam Kendricks, last year in good shape jumping Mark Hollis. In the tentative start list also Briton Steve Lewis and decathlon star Trey Hardee. On the women side the Greek European medalist Ekaterini Stefanidi leads the field with experienced US group Mary Saxer, Becky Holliday and April Steiner-Bennett. In good shape already this indoor season is Melissa Gergel and Kelsie Ahbe.
Organizers of the (NYC) Armory Track Invitational have named more top athletes that will compete at the meet on January 31. Mary Cain’s world junior indoor record ambitions in the 2 miles is already announced. The athletes which she will have to contend with in that race are
Molly Huddle was here for one reason, setting the American record once again, and putting it out of reach for awhile. During most of the race, she had the company of Shannon Rowbury who followed her every move, as she had in Sacramento.
Greatest Ever Weekend Of High School Sprinting/Fastest USA Girls & Boys 100 & 200: Kaylin Whitney, 11.10 (100) and 22.49 (200) – also WORLD YOUTH RECORDS; Trentavis Friday, 10.00 (100) and 20.03w (200).Written by Fred Baer USATF Pacific Association Media Chair / Track and Field Writers of America
Kaylin Whitney of East Ridge (Clermont, Fla.) and Trentavis Friday of Cherryville, N.C. staged what is being called the greatest weekend display of sprinting in high school history during USA Track & Field’s Junior Championships at University of Oregon in Eugene.
A pair of national record-breaking “amateur” 100-meter sprinters, Kaylin Whitney and Trentavis Friday, stole the show from “pro” Mary Cain amid a bit of qualifying drama on the first day of USA Track & Field’s Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore. (July 5).
Tarmoh Finally Earns U.S. 200 Meter Title - SACRAMENTO (June 29) — On the fifth and final day of the 2014 U.S. Outdoor Championships, Jeneba Tarmoh (Nike, Los Angeles) lined up in the women’s 200 meter finals without a U.S. Championship title on her impressive resume.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A stunning men’s hurdle race closed the 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships Sunday, as NCAA champion and Oregon freshman hurdler/wide receiver Devon Allen (Phoenix, Arizona) captured the national title in the men’s 110-meter hurdles in a wind-aided 13.16 (+2.1). 32,783 fans enjoyed the 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships, as well as 5,500 at the Capitol Shot Put.
SACRAMENTO (June 28) — Even in a so-called “off year,” with no Outdoor World Track and Field Championships or Olympic Games on the calendar, U.S. athletes rose to the occasion on the fourth day of competition at a robust championships held on the California State University Sacramento campus. Here are highlights from an array of finals.
SACRAMENTO, California — The accolades for Francena McCorory continued from indoors to outdoors as her USATF Outdoor Championships finish in the BMW 400 meters not only earned her a title, but also ranked among the top-five all-time American performances.