Monthly Archives: February 2014
College Weekend RecapFebruary 18, 2014 | Jesse Squire | One Comment
This weekend was all about speed. Who ran the fastest, and what does it tell us about next month’s NCAA Championships?
The weekend’s college action was centered around big meets and fast times. Most of the top teams traveled to … Read More
The Mount Rushmore MilersFebruary 18, 2014 | Ben Enowitz | 2 Comments
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“The mile has a classic symmetry. It’s a play in four acts…” – John Landy
With the retirement of Alan Webb, it seems appropriate to reflect on the great milers in U.S. history. While … Read More
Daily News Roundup: Celebrity PacemakersFebruary 17, 2014 | Jesse Squire
Few runners ever become so popular that they are professional celebrities. This guy might be one of them.
The pacemaker as a feature of distance running has been part of the landscape since before Roger Bannister first broke 4:00 for … Read More
The Monday Morning RunFebruary 17, 2014 | Kevin Sully | 2 Comments
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World records were the story of the weekend in track and field. There were three in total, one on the roads, one in the field and one on the track. Not to be outdone, the … Read More
The Weekend’s Best MatchupsFebruary 14, 2014 | Jesse Squire
The last time two high schoolers took on and beat the country’s best was fifty years ago. Will it happen again this weekend? (Photo by TrackTownPhoto)
There’s a ton of track and field and cross country action this weekend: big … Read More
Daily News Roundup: The Olympics via CBCFebruary 13, 2014 | Jesse Squire
Forget the Peacock. If you have a chance, go with the Maple Leaf.
From Yahoo! Sports Canada:
TORONTO – Bashing Olympics coverage in the United States seems to have become a sport in itself for fans seeking live coverage south … Read More
The 4 x 1: Rupp’s DNF, Simpson’s finish, best 4 x 800 team and Millrose match-upsFebruary 12, 2014 | Kevin Sully | One Comment
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Jason and Kevin take four minutes to discuss:
-After dropping out of the mile in Boston, is Galen Rupp still the favorite in the 3,000 at the USA Indoor Championships?
-Could Jenny Simpson have … Read More
Daily News Roundup: Drake Relays Going BigFebruary 11, 2014 | Jesse Squire
Members of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, perform above Drake Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 102nd Drake Relays. (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)
One of the great success stories on the domestic front for track … Read More
College Weekend RecapFebruary 11, 2014 | Jesse Squire | One Comment
The capitol of indoor track hosted the Armory Collegiate Invitational. (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)
The college action this weekend took place in classic college towns: crazy fans in South Bend, a breakout performance in College Station, a thriller in State … Read More
Daily News Roundup: Cheat SheetFebruary 10, 2014 | Jesse Squire
Tyson Gay in 2007, at the peak of his powers. (Photo by Jesse Squire)
A story by Sports Illustrated writer David Epstein, titled Cheat Sheet: They Tyson Gay File, was released earlier today at Pro Publica. It’s a must-read.
If … Read More