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Long Jump: Gators Leap to History

By RJ Chavez

 

The last time two teammates finished one-two in the long jump event at the NCAA Track and Field Championships was in 1987.

 

Thirty years later, at the 2017 NCAA Track and Field Championships on Wednesday at Hayward Field, the dynamic duo from the University of Florida, KeAndre Bates and Grant Holloway, rewrote the history books.

 

“It’s not about how you start, but how you finish.” said Holloway. “And KeAndre came out with a wonderful jump on his last one.” 

 

In the last round of the long jump final, Bates leaped for what would end up being a winning jump of 26 feet, 5 inches. Two inches behind Bates was Holloway.

 

“A loss is a loss in my book,” said Holloway. “But best for it to be against another Gator.”

Men’s 10K

By Kim Holm

 

Tulsa 10,000-meter runner Marc Scott was out Monday morning in Eugene with his trainer, and he was four miles into his 10-mile run when he had what he called a mini-seizure. He said he was too far from his car to turn around and go back. So he just finished his six miles and went back to the car. 

So he then went to the hospital, where they kept him for 24 hours. Doctors gave him a CT scan and checked out his heart, and everything came back inconclusive. They don't know what caused it. But they cleared him Tuesday afternoon to compete on Wednesday, and Scott said he wasn't worried about it at all.

Wednesday at Hayward Field, two days later, Scott won the NCAA title at 10,000 meters with a time of 29 minutes, 1.54 seconds. It was his first national title in five years at Tulsa, including his redshirt year.

“I didn't know how it would affect me after I was released,” Scott said. “The lack of sleep was the biggest issue.” 

Kenya’s crème de la crème of distance-running talents were in action on the first of the two-day Kenyan World Championships Trials in Nairobi on Friday (23).

SACRAMENTO, California -- The 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships kicked off at Sacramento State University with upset heats and riveting finals, as top USATF athletes began battling for spots on Team USATF at the IAAF World Championships

Thirty-five podium finishers from Rio, including 11 gold medallists, and 10 world champions will compete at the Müller Anniversary Games on 9 July in what could be their final IAAF Diamond League appearance before the IAAF World Championships London 2017 in the same stadium one month later.

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA -- Thursday’s schedule for the USATF Outdoor & Junior Outdoor Championships at Hornet Stadium has been adjusted due to high temperatures.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 17:56

Van Niekerk clocks 9.94 personal best in Velenje

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Olympic champions Wayde van Niekerk and Sandra Perkovic produced the key performances at the 22nd edition of the International Athletics Meeting in Velenje, Slovenia, on Tuesday (20).

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 17:47

Bolt to race in Monaco – IAAF Diamond League

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Organisers of the Herculis EBS meeting have confirmed that Usain Bolt will compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 21 July as part of his farewell tour.

Jeff Benjamin wrote this piece about the upcoming Tracktown Summer Series, being held in Palo Alto (June 29), Portland (July 2) and finally, New York (July 6). Here's Jeff's story about the series in 2017. We encourage you to attend the meets!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 02:21

Sandi Morris: The View From 5.00 Meters

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By Dave Hunter

 

When Sandi Morris sailed over 5.00 meters/16’5” in last year’s Diamond League pole vault final in Brussels, she became only the third woman in history to conquer that mythical height. It was a clearance that clinched for Morris Track & Field News’ #1 world pole vault ranking and was the perfect capper for Morris’ 2016 breakout year. It was quite a year indeed for the young South Carolina native who just four years earlier was a bundle of unharnessed potential utilizing unrefined technique to clear 4.15 meters/13’ 7¼”.

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