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STAMFORD, Conn. – March 10, 2016 – NBCSN presents coverage of the 2016 USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend from Portland, Ore., beginning tomorrow, Friday, Mar. 11, at 11:30 p.m. ET and continuing live this Saturday, Mar. 12, at 8 p.m. ET.
One week from now, the focus of the athletics world will be on the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016, which takes place from 17-20 March.
It’s nearly midnight in California on Sunday night, Feb. 21 and I’ve just returned from New York and the Millrose Games. A quick trip out Friday, then returning on Sunday for a full week of work, but the trip was worth it.
It was a fantastic meet with a receptive crowd in the New Balance Armory. The meet ended as all meets should, with a fantastic race. This year, it was the Wanamaker mile and it was epic! Nick Willis and Matt Centrowitz dueled for all to see, with Matt getting just ahead of Nick with a lap to go, and sealing the deal with a 26.5 final 200 meters!
To me though, what’s most important is that this meet was nearly dead five years ago. I wasn’t a fan of moving it to the Armory. I felt it was sacrilege to move the then-104-year-old meet to another venue. But Norb Sanders, Ray Flynn, and their supporters have proved me wrong.
In past years, there was a polite mention of the meet in the New York Times. Today, there are FOUR stories. But most of all, it was so good to see the support that the New York Road Runners has put into the meet. Seeing Peter Ciaccia and Mike Capiraso there, I felt that the late Fred Lebow and, of course, Alan Steinfeld, would approve.
And that is good.
Nick Willis wins NBIGP mile! photo by PhotoRun.net
Nick Willis is a middle distance veteran. He’s also the 2008 Olympic silver medalist at the 1500 meters. Watching Willis race is a real treat for any distance runner: Nick makes few mistakes in his racing. He positions himself well, he prepares for his final move, and that move is done with the precision of a surgeon. His race at the 2015 Millrose Games was near-perfect. In the end, he and Matt Centrowitz took it to the line, with Centrowitz taking the win. But that’s the issue with a guy like Nick Willis. The Kiwi Michigander just doesn’t like to lose. And he doesn’t lose often. In watching Willis go to the line on Sat., Feb. 20 in NYC, we should be prepared for an exciting race.
Molly Huddle is a runner of amazing complexity. Her focus this weekend is on a very fast 5000m indoors at the Millrose Games. I’ve watched Molly run most of her major races, and some not-so-major races. When Huddle races, she’s fully committed. In her 5000m AR race, (actually, both of them) she put everything into them— there was never any time to relax. I expect that the 5000m she’ll run tonight will be another one for the ages and for the books. Whatever happens, just know you are watching one of the finest American distance runners in any era when you watch Huddle race.
Agencies are reporting that former IAAF president Lamine Diack was named responsible for corrupt schemes in regard to doping in Russia at the ruling athletics body in a report which also said that the council must also have been aware of the wrongdoings. The report, published and presented by an independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), also said that "there was an evident lack of political appetite within the IAAF to confront Russia with the full extent of its known and suspected doping activities." The 89-page report
IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 Single-session tickets for Portland 2016 available FridayWritten by Super User
PORTLAND, Ore. – Single-session tickets for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 go on sale to the public on Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. (Pacific).
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the world’s greatest track and field athletes take their first global steps of the season on the Road to Rio.
Track & Field SuperClinic
Sat, 30 January, 2016 - Sacramento City College
Presented by Coaches Choice Books & DVDs - Featuring many of America's top coaches!
Clinic Schedule: (check pausatf.org website for detailed schedule in January)
8:00-9:00am - Registration in foyer of Lillard Hall, Sacramento City College
9:00-9:20am - Introduction and Orientation
9:20am-5:00pm - Four 90 minute sessions in five areas:
Frank Gagliano - former Rutgers and Georgetown coaching great and coach of multiple Olympians
Terry Ward - former Bellarmine Prep Coach (San Jose) perennial state powerhouse with Presentation HS coach Chris Cozort
Carol McLatchie - Seoul Olympic Marathoner currently coaching at multiple state champs Summit HS, Oregon with husband and international coach Jim McLatchie
Mike Holman - USATF elite coach and currently at Marian Univ., Indianapolis
Tony Veney - Master sprint/hurdles coach. Former UCLA Sprint coach while serving on numerous international teams
Boo Schexnayder - Arguably America’s top jumps event coach who has a gift to break down the events into layman’s terms
Wilson Soohoo - Demonstrated Pole Vault technician shares his log time observations and insights on the ‘vault
Jack Batson - High Jump guru from New Mexico with proven success in the HJ and youth coaching
Rob Lasorsa - USATF Men’s shot put development chair who has guided the program to huge success. A clinic favorite, Rob has authored several books and DVDs.
Tony Green - CIF coach of the Year and veteran throws coach form Bishop O’Dowd with proven success over 30 years.
Jeff Magley - Successful Sac State throws coach and interim Hornet Head coach
Auxiliary: (topics that make a BIG Difference)
Matt Fitzgerald - Prolific speaker and writer on Sports Psychology plus author of the recent book How Bad Do You Want It?
Tena Harms – El Dorado HS co-head cross country coach discussing Performance Nutrition
Dr. Dave Shrock - Mandatory USATF Coaches – Officials SafeSport Training
$69.95 – Indiv. pre-registered by Wednesday, 27 January; School or club staffs or 3 or more: $54.95 by Wednesday, 27 January
$89.95 - registration at the door for individuals
Registration page (for individuals and staffs): https://www.simplyregister.net/register/?e=104364
What you get:
- all preregistered coaches will receive presentation notes of each session they attend
- coaching swag for first 200 registrants; printed speaker notes and vendor goodies
- vendors expo with equipment and information to start your season
- generous raffle during lunch
- Pacific Association of USATF Coaches Committee Annual meeting from 12:45-1:15pm
Directions: Lillard Hall, Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, 95822.
Refer to the following link for clinic and campus location: http://www.scc.losrios.edu/campus-map/
Driving: from Hwy 5: Exit at Sutterville Road (south of Hwy 5-Bus. 80-50 interchange), travel east until 'T' intersection at Freeport, turn left. At first light, turn right back onto Sutterville, turn left into SCC main entrance at the first light and park in west parking lot to your left.
From Hwy. 99: Exit at Sutterville/12th Ave. exit (south of Hwy 50-Bus 80), travel west until pass Hughes Stadium on your right. Turn right into SCC main entrance 100m after Hughes Stadium into campus, park in west parking lot to your left. No parking charges on weekends.
Accommodation: Best Western Sandman - 236 Jibboom St, Sacramento, CA 95811, $95.00 sgl. or dbl. GREAT RATE!
Reservations can be booked by calling (916) 443-6515 and asking for the ‘SuperClinic’ rate until 22 January. Free airport shuttle: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with shuttles to SacCC. Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of waffles, breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee and hot items. Complimentary wireless internet available throughout the hotel.
or click on the website: https://www.pausatf.org/coaches/track-field-superclinic/
Don’t miss this incredible learning opportunity!
Here is the just released schedule for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, to be held, July 1-10, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon. The Olympic Trials is one of the most amazing nine or this time, ten days of athletics in the world! If you can get there, find a way, it is a great time with twenty thousand of your closest friends!