Monthly Archives: November 2012

My Votes for Athlete of the Year

Every year since 1959, Track and Field News has chosen an Athlete of the Year, as voted by a panel of experts. This year it will instead be chosen by a panel of experts plus one self-appointed loudmouth with a … Continue reading

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Dual meets returning to college track

Regular readers of this space know I like college dual meets and yearn for the days when they made up the bulk of most teams’ schedules. Well, 2013 won’t be quite like the old days, but it will be more … Continue reading

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Should we dicker with the Olympic Trials?

Garry Hill, Track and Field News‘ editor in chief, says his favorite meet in the world is the Olympic Trials. Having been to two of them myself, it’s hard to argue with that position. Perhaps this time of year is … Continue reading

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Gifts for Track Fans

I can’t believe it’s been three years since I last did a post like this. Here are some Christmas gift ideas for the track fan in your life. For the younger ones and/or teachers: Track & Field Math Board Game … Continue reading

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My First Mailbag

Yesterday evening I was reading Bill Simmons’ most recent mailbag at Grantland.com. His collection of responses to off-the-wall emails is always so much fun. A few minutes later I checked Twitter and, lo and behold, I had a question! This … Continue reading

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NCAA Cross Country Championships, dot dot dot

Random thoughts, news and views from this weekend’s NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships… Louisville was a good host. Maybe not as good as Indiana State, hosts of nine of the last ten championship meets, but better than I expected. … Continue reading

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The Big Day Is Here

Today is the NCAA Cross Country Championships. It’s cool, calm and clear here at E.P. Sawyer Park in Louisville, a gorgeous day for both athletes and spectators. For basic information, refer to my previous post. Here’s today’s schedule. 10:30am: Live … Continue reading

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NCAA Cross Country Championships Fan Guide

Here it is, everything you ever wanted to know about the 2012 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships (but were afraid to ask). Key links: NCAA Championship home page Flotrack coverage page Runnerspace page Live results All your questions answered! … Continue reading

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History Lessons from Cross Country

I’m currently working on a project to compile results of past USA Cross Country Championships. Of course, the main source of data is back issues of Track and Field News; between my own collection and some scans sent to me … Continue reading

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Weekend’s Top Ten Matchups

Today’s news roundup is all about the upcoming weekend. Here are what look to be the best head-to-head competitions. 10. Guelph vs Record Books CIS Championships This Saturday is the Canadian Interuniversity Sport cross country championships, at the University of … Continue reading

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