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Saturday, 20 February 2016 17:16

Huddle Gears Up For A Fast 5000m at Millrose Tonight

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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.


The Track & Field Athletes Association (TFAA) will host the first working group meeting on doping in the sport for professional track & field athletes on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. At the teleconference via Skype, some of the world's greatest athletes and top agents from around the world will share their experiences and ideas, and the working group will identify preliminary strategies for how athletes can better align and create a culture that promotes 
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 02:23

TrackTown Downsizes World Champs Plans, Commentary

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Vin Lananna and his team at TrackTown are facing the Perfect storm: Budget cuts at the University of Oregon, budget cuts across state of Oregon budget, concerns by local community on changes at Hayward Field, concerns by University of Oregon staff on academics versus athletics. Lots to deal with, and on top of that, the IAAF crisis, which can not be overestimated.
With over 50 hours of track & field, cross country and road racing scheduled, USATF will have event coverage 11 of the first 12 weeks of 2016, including a full slate of the best athletes in the world competing in the USATF Championship Series and taking to the roads for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon.
The 2016 USATF Championship Series will be televised nationally for the fourth consecutive year as the Armory Track Invitational, New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the NYRR Millrose Games and the USATF Indoor Championships will be 
Saturday, 16 January 2016 01:17

Hoka One One West Coast Super Clinic: Don't Miss It!

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There are still spots for the Hoka One One West Coast Super Clinic that will take place at Sacramento City College on Jan. 30. Discounted registration is still available for this event that features more than a dozen successful coaches who will help you take your coaching skills to the next level. Choose from speakers in the following categories: Endurance, Sprints/Hurdles, Jumps, Throws, and Auxiliary topics. 

Saturday, 16 January 2016 00:56

Report Claims Diack Didn't Confront Russian Doping

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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 Thursday 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 

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.

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 21:42

Best Ever Lineup for January's HOKA ONE ONE SuperClinic

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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  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


Clinic Cost:
$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
Contact Peanut Harms at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for coaching staff discounts of 3 or more coaches prior to 27 January

Registration page (for individuals and staffs):

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:
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.

Further Info: Peanut Harms:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dave Shrock:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

or click on the website:


Don’t miss this incredible learning opportunity!

So, here is the real story on David Hunter: the guy loves track & field. In his second career, after a life in the world of business, David is now living his dream: announcing track meets, and cross country meets for that matter, and writing about the sport he loves.  I have always thought that the really fine writers can communicate to their readers the excitement of events that they never have tried. That is what Mr. Hunter has done here: his obvious affection for Michelle Carter, and her journey to be a clean Olympic medalist is just what our sport needs right now.  The truth is, the athletes know. Not much gets by your fellow competitors. While we are in the darkening clouds of extortion and corruption in our sport, we must reach the maelstrom before we can find the higher ground.  —Larry Eder
When it comes to track & field - and the all that surrounds our sport - Michelle Carter likes to do it her way. It’s not that she lacks respect for those who approach the sport differently than she does. Michelle Carter - the American outdoor standard bearer in the shot put with a 2013 record heave of 20.24m [66'4¾"] - finds the pathway that works for her - even if it is something as simple as adopting a nickname. “When I was in college [at the University of Texas], I was the only thrower on our team. And all the other girls were calling themselves ‘The Track Divas’ and they wanted me to join in,” Carter explains. “But I’m not really a track diva because I’m not on the track like that. So actually, I started calling myself ‘The Shot Diva’ and it just stuck.”
Sunday, 29 November 2015 02:46

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Schedule Released

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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! 

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