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Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Boston and Mt. SAC

April 17, 2015 | | 5 Comments

This weekend’s action is centered on the two coasts. The 119th Boston Marathon is on Monday, but the B.A.A. also puts on some shorter races on Saturday. The Mount San Antonio College Relays go through Saturday evening just outside of … Read More

College Track Issues & Answers: Half Empty or Half Full and Win Streaks

April 14, 2015 | | 3 Comments

Were the seats at Hayward Field half empty last Saturday, or half full?

The last weekend of college track had less of the big giant all-day invitationals and more of the smaller scored meets. One of those was Oregon’s traditional … Read More

Monday Morning Run: Bolt/Gatlin rivalry, Mekhissi injured, who is Elaine Thompson?

April 13, 2015 | | 2 Comments

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The proxy war between Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin is heating up, both on the track and in the media. Last week, Bolt’s manager and coach took shots at Gatlin on separate occasions. Over the weekend, … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: College Duals and Road Races

April 9, 2015 |

The women’s hammer throw kicks off the weekend with an NCAA 1-versus-2 matchup at the Tennessee Relays.

After the big Texas and Florida Relays, the collegiate season takes a breather and mostly incorporates dual and triangular competition this weekend. The … Read More

Which are the NCAA’s best conferences?

April 7, 2015 | | One Comment

The Big Ten proved it’s still big in the money sports, but how does it stack up in track and cross country?

Last night’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game was a classic. Wisconsin pushed Duke all the way until the … Read More

College Track Issues & Answers: Why do we do things this way?

April 6, 2015 | | 2 Comments

This guy had to run a race last weekend that he had no intention of trying to win. Why does the system make him do that?

A few weeks ago I used this space to talk about how college track … Read More