Monthly Archives: December 2012

Track and Field News year-end awards

Last week Track and Field News announced its year-end awards: Athletes of the Year for men and women and World Rankings in each of the standard (Olympic) events. As always, there is argument about these various awards–as there should be. … Continue reading

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Superfan Achievement Awards

Remember the Albert Achievement Awards? Those are Marv Albert’s collection of “wild and wacky” sports bloopers, a schtick he’s been using for the better part of three decades. Below is Chris Elliot lampooning Albert on Letterman’s show in 1986, one … Continue reading

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Cinderella of the Year Award

What an incredible Cinderella story, this unknown comes outta nowhere… Track and field seems to have its share of out of nowhere stories every year. Who were the Cinderellas of 2012? The nominees… College track: Cam Levins His college coach, … Continue reading

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Bowerman Awards, this year and next

The Bowerman Awards were handed out last night to the top collegiate track and field athletes, as voted by a panel of experts. The winners were Cam Levins, a Canadian distance runner from Southern Utah, and Kimberlyn Duncan, a sprinter … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k of the Year Award

Time for some more awards chronicling the year in our sport. This time, we’re examining the biggest messes of the year in track and field and road running. The nominees, in chronological order… USATF disses the new Millrose Games. Way … Continue reading

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Story of the Year

The story of the year for track and field in 2012 can best be summed up by the following picture. It is not that Mo Farah won the Olympic 5000 meters or even that he won an Olympic double (also … Continue reading

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New NCAA Indoor Championships Qualifying System

Earlier this year, it was announced that there will be a new system in place for qualifying to the NCAA Indoor Championships. It’s created a bit of a tempest in a teapot, a back and forth within an extremely small … Continue reading

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College Athlete of the Week Awards

The first real weekend of the college season just finished up and it’s time to see who were the outstanding athletes and teams. Let’s get to it! Men Athlete of the week: Ryan Hill, North Carolina State Hill won a … Continue reading

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My Votes for Women’s Athlete of the Year

My last post listed my top five picks (out of ten) for Track and Field News’ men’s Athlete of the Year, as I’m part of the panel of experts (which is now a panel of experts plus one blowhard). Here … Continue reading

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