Monthly Archives: May 2014
Drummond suing Gay and Tygart: What does he need to prove?May 22, 2014 | Jesse Squire | One Comment
Yesterday news broke that sprint coach Jon Drummond is suing sprinter Tyson Gay and USADA CEO Travis Tygart for defamation of character.
Recall that Gay failed multiple drug tests last summer and cooperated with USADA in investigating the matter, and … Read More
Men’s World Relays PreviewMay 22, 2014 | Kevin Sully | One Comment
Photo via TrackTownPhoto
The inaugural World Relays take place Saturday and Sunday in the Bahamas. Competitors from across the global will compete for baton-based supremacy in the 4 x 100, 4 x 200, 4 x 400, 4 x 800 … Read More
World Juniors Watch List: Decathlon and HeptathlonMay 20, 2014 | Jesse Squire | One Comment
If you’re like me, you’re excited about this summer’s World Junior Championships. They’ll be in the USA for the first time, at historic* Hayward Field, the first IAAF outdoor stadium championships of any kind ever held here.
(*I hear that … Read More
College Recap: Oregon and Texas A&M impressMay 19, 2014 | Jesse Squire | One Comment
Most of the biggest conferences had their championship meets this weekend. The SEC, Pac-12, Big Ten and Big 12 all crowned champions, plus several lower-level circuits. Who did well? I’ll look at it from several points of view.
Team Awards … Read More
GIF Highlights from Shanghai Diamond LeagueMay 18, 2014 | Jim McDannald
Renaud Lavillenie cleared 5.92m for a world lead and meeting record in the pole vault.
Blessing Okagbare jumped and sprinted her way to wins and meet records in the long jump and 200m.
Abd Ihab El Rahman … Read More
Five Things We Learned in ShanghaiMay 18, 2014 | Jesse Squire | 3 Comments
The Diamond League tour went to Shanghai today. Results are available from the IAAF and video is available from WatchAthletics.com.
Here are my five takeaways from the meet.
Sometimes it isn’t wise to go with the pacemakers. Arthur Lydiard once … Read More
Hurdle Crash at Colorado State MeetMay 17, 2014 | Daily Relay | One Comment
Video courtesy of MileSplit
The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Shanghai Diamond League and moreMay 15, 2014 | Jesse Squire
The USATF High Performance Classic at Occidental College is the first of many great competitions this weekend. (Photo: TrackandFieldPhoto.com)
It’s almost track and field overload this weekend. College track has its conference championships, the Diamond League and World Challenge tours … Read More
Run it Back: Will Leer’s run-in with USATFMay 14, 2014 | Kevin Sully
Three months before he criticized USATF on national television at the US Indoor Championships, Will Leer butted heads with the sport’s governing body at the group’s annual meeting in Indianapolis. In December, Leer questioned why Lashawn Merritt received the Jesse Owens … Read More
College Recap: Hammer stars and can Oregon win?May 12, 2014 | Jesse Squire | 4 Comments
Photo courtesy Bowling Green Athletics
Aside from a few early conference championship meets, there wasn’t much action this weekend. Most teams were saving up energy and fine-tuning for next week’s conference championships. Having to take a week more or less … Read More