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Daily News Roundup: Olympic Marathon Trials to LA

January 29, 2014 |

Photo by USATF

Shortly after 3:00pm Eastern time, the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials site was announced as Los Angeles. USATF, municipal, and Los Angeles marathon bigwigs held a press conference at the Los Angeles Coliseum to make the announcement.

Thirteen … Read More

Daily News Roundup: College Rankings

January 28, 2014 |

The various college team rankings are out today.

The USTFCCCA released its rankings for Division I and Division II plus D-I regional rankings.

Yours truly compiled Track and Field News’ dual meet rankings for men and women.

This afternoon … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Short list of best US distance runners?

January 27, 2014 | | 12 Comments

Does this person leap to mind when you think “greatest American runners?” She should.

You may have heard that Galen Rupp broke the American Record for the indoor 2-mile over the weekend. It led SI’s Tim Layden to tweet the … Read More

Daily News Roundup: USTFCCCA Excellence in Communication Award

January 23, 2014 | | One Comment

The USTFCCCA, the national coaches’ association, announced this new award yesterday.

The efforts of athletics communications representatives at schools and conferences around the nation are crucial in generating interest and exposure for the sports of collegiate track & field … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Simpson running cross country

January 21, 2014 |

Today saw a lot of entrant announcements by races and meets, and many of them look like they’ll be great fun to watch. One of them struck me as highly unusual. And in a good way.

Jenny Simpson, the USA’s … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Missed Opportunity

January 20, 2014 |

I’m working on a story for Track and Field News about the resurgence of dual meets in college track and field. Or, more accurately, a resurgence over the last few years followed by a step backwards in 2014.

There are … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Records tonight?

January 16, 2014 |

Tonight, several members of the Nike Oregon Project will be racing at Boston University. They will run in special sections during the BU Multi-Team Meet, a women’s 1,000 meters at 7:30pm and a men’s 5,000 meters at 7:40pm. You can … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Asafa Powell’s Hearing

January 15, 2014 |

Last June, former 100 meter world record holder Asafa Powell tested positive for a banned stimulant (oxilofrine). His hearing in front of an anti-doping panel began yesterday and continued today. It has been interesting to say the least.

Besides Powell, … Read More

Daily News Roundup: First College Team Rankings

January 14, 2014 |

The year’s first college team rankings were released yesterday and today.

The USTFCCCA released its pre-season rankings yesterday, with Arkansas and Texas as the #1 men’s and women’s teams. Those rankings seek to predict national championships scoring potential.

Track and … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Whither the Marathon Olympic Trials?

January 13, 2014 | | One Comment

Leading into December’s USATF Annual Meeting, it was expected that the host site of the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials would be announced by the end of the weekend (December 9). USATF’s official twitter account announced that it would be (a … Read More