Monthly Archives: May 2007

>State Meet Division II Preview

>GirlsIn the team competition, Akron Buchtel is the overwhelming favorite. The fight for second should be between Kettering Alter and Mantua Crestwood. Crestwood’s Cassandra Schenk is attempting the impossible, a distance quadruple (it has been attempted only once; her former … Continue reading

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>Ohio High School Championships – DIII Preview

>There is no elite post-collegiate inviational in Ohio, and the major college scene is a train wreck. But high school track’s popularity is deep and wide, and the best of it will be this weekend at Ohio State. It’s nothing … Continue reading

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>High School Regionals

>To most people, Memorial Day weekend is a road-trip time that signifies the beginning of summer. For me, it’s a road-trip that starts the real track season. In Ohio, it’s regional weekend. This is a do-or-die format in every event. … Continue reading

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>Cleveland 10k in Chaos

>From Cleveland.com (via Let’s Run): A wrong turn sent between 200 to 300 runners off course in today’s Rite Aid Cleveland 10K race. So instead of running 6.1 miles some of them ran close to 9 miles. And now the … Continue reading

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>adidas Track Classic

>Random thoughts about the meet and its TV coverage… Larry Rawson says some wierd things every now and then, but saying no one in the NFL can beat Allyson Felix at 200m is probably the wierdest. Did it infuriate you … Continue reading

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>Barry Bonds, track & field

>It seems as though everyone is talking about Barry Bonds and the home run record this week. He’s on the cover of Sports Illustrated (“What San Franciscans Think of Bonds“), George F. Will wrote a rare two-page column about the … Continue reading

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>Track Etymology Debate

>Over at the Track & Field News forums, a discussion has arisen about the origin of the term “thinclads”. It’s a passe term, but considering what people like Isinbayeva are wearing these days it might be more descriptive than ever.

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>NCAA Regionals

>A few weeks ago E. Garry Hill proposed some changes to the NCAA championships in his Track & Field News column. In short, he favored fields of 12 t0 16 athletes per event, with Regionals being a do-or-die qualifier. This … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>Wow…it’s been almost two weeks since I’ve posted. Today’s arbitration hearing for Floyd Landis took a strange turn today. It appears that the defense has been involved in witness tampering.

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>Best College Teams

>Who are the four best men’s dual-meet teams in the country? Find out over at my Trackshark blog.

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