Monthly Archives: February 2013

Three notes of interest

Three notes to throw at you this afternoon… First, a retraction of sorts. Late last week I posted a list of Ohio’s indoor all-comers records, the best marks ever made within the state. I’m fairly certain that I’m the only … Continue reading

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Weekly College Awards — Women

Yesterday I posted my men’s awards, today we go to the women’s awards. This was the Conference Championship weekend, and virtually everyone was competing and going all-out. Let’s get to it! Athlete of the Week Awards Sprint/hurdle athlete of the … Continue reading

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Weekly College Awards — Men

This was Conference Championship Week, and nearly everyone was in action and going all out. There were some truly great efforts this week. Let’s get to it! Athletes of the Week Sprint/hurdle athlete of the week: Deon Lendore, Texas A&M … Continue reading

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Diversifying Coverage

We all know that track and field struggles to get much attention at the levels between high schools and the Olympics. It’s an endemic problem. I try to do my part to address that problem here, and others reach larger … Continue reading

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The Weekend’s Best Matchups

This weekend has two kinds of big matchups: college meets and road races. Here are the ones to watch. Mo Farah vs Martin Lel Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon has a lot of star power. Farah is … Continue reading

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Weekly College Awards — Women

As with the men, there wasn’t as much collegiate competition this weekend, but the small quantity still had very high quality. Let’s get to it! Athletes of the Week Sprint/hurdle athlete of the week: English Gardner, Oregon Gardner won the … Continue reading

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Weekly College Awards — Men

There wasn’t as much collegiate competition this weekend, but the small quantity still had very high quality. Let’s get to it! Athletes of the Week Distance athlete of the week: Chris O’Hare, Tulsa O’Hare finished fourth in the legendary Wanamaker … Continue reading

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My Track Fan Bucket List

Last Monday, two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds posted his “Running Bucket List”. It’s something he first formulated in 2005. Since then, others have offered up their own list of things to do before they die. Just two days before Symmonds’ post, … Continue reading

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The Toledo Scandal

We all have chapters of our lives we’d rather keep unpublished. –Lord Grantham in “Downton Abbey”, the BBC’s smash-hit Edwardian soap opera On Tuesday, Deadspin.com published enough to fill a book on former University of Toledo head coach Kevin Hadsell, … Continue reading

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The Weekend’s Best Matchups

There’s a lot going on this weekend, but unlike previous weekends it’s fewer meets and a lot higher caliber. Here are the upcoming matchups I’m looking forward to seeing, in no particular order. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce vs. Carmelita Jeter (60 meters) … Continue reading

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