Monthly Archives: April 2016
The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Saturday, all over the USAApril 30, 2016 | Jesse Squire
There is no track meet atmosphere quite like the Penn Relays.
Today is the climax to an amazing weekend of track and field. You have the Penn Relays and Drake Relays, featuring the best high schoolers, collegians, and professionals. The … Read More
The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Friday at the Penn and Drake RelaysApril 29, 2016 | Jesse Squire | One Comment
As I said on Tuesday, this weekend is chock full of great domestic track and field action with no fewer than seven top-level competitions. We’ll take the weekend one day at a time.
Today’s competitions are the Penn Relays and … Read More
The Week’s Best Matchups: Penn and Drake RelaysApril 26, 2016 | Jesse Squire | One Comment
No, that’s not a typo in the headline. This is the week’s best matchups.
The weekend has a huge amount of competition:
the Penn Relays, featuring the best high school, college and pro relays and nearly 100,000 fans; the … Read More
America’s Track & Field Stadiums: IowaApril 26, 2016 | Jesse Squire
Whereas most major universities have removed the track from their football stadiums to increase seating capacity, Drake Stadium lost seating capacity in order to upgrade the track and widen its turns.
Welcome back to our 50-part series on America’s track … Read More
Kipchoge bucks the marathon trend, Sumgong’s fall, Dibaba’s scratch: The Monday Morning RunApril 25, 2016 | Kevin Sully
Photo via London Marathon
The London Marathon and a smattering of track results highlight the weekend. I didn’t watch the race live. When you have a seven month old, all opportunities for sleep must be honored. I did … Read More
America’s Track & Field Stadiums: KansasApril 22, 2016 | Jesse Squire
Kansas’ Rock Chalk Park opened last year and is one of only five IAAF Class I facilities in the United States.
Welcome back to our 50-part series on America’s track and field stadiums and facilities. Our attention turns to the … Read More
America’s Track & Field Stadiums: NebraskaApril 20, 2016 | Jesse Squire
Burke Stadium is the site of the Nebraska high school championships.
Largest: Burke Stadium
The stadium at Omaha’s Burke High School is the largest in Nebraska with a track in it. Its 8,000 seats make it a natural choice for … Read More
Baysa goes stealth to win Boston, brewing Semenya storm and saying goodbye to the best nickname in T&FApril 19, 2016 | Kevin Sully
Photo via Track and Field Photo
Here’s the good news track and field– doping might not be the main story hanging over the sport heading into the Olympics. This seems like an impossibility with Russia currently suspended, Kenyan … Read More
America’s Track and Field Stadiums: New MexicoApril 18, 2016 | Jesse Squire
Welcome back to our 50-part series on America’s track and field stadiums and facilities. Tonight is the season finale of AMC’s Better Call Saul, which is filmed in Albuquerque and its environs, so today we look at New Mexico.
Largest: … Read More
America’s Track & Field Stadiums: MassachusettsApril 17, 2016 | Jesse Squire | 2 Comments
Every Patriot’s Day transforms the streets of Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Newton, Brookline and Boston into the world’s largest track and field stadium.
Tomorrow is one of the very best days of the year for track fans, the Boston Marathon. That … Read More