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World Power Rankings — Men

Adidas Grand Prix edition Yesterday I gave you my women’s power rankings for the events contested at this Saturday’s Adidas Grand Prix. Here are the current men’s power rankings for the events being held there. Names in bold are slated … Continue reading

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World Power Rankings — Women

Adidas Grand Prix edition Who are the world’s best athletes in each event? It’s not necessarily the same ranking as on the world lists for each event (although there is quite a bit of crossover). We don’t have win-loss standings, … Continue reading

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Dual Meet Hall of Fame: Steve Prefontaine

In each class of honorees for my Dual Meet Hall of Fame, I try to spread around the choices in event areas, eras, and regions. This year’s choice for distance runner, 70s dude and the Pacific northwest is one of … Continue reading

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Dual Meet Hall of Fame: Sheila Hudson

The second-to-last athlete honored in the spring 2013 class of the Dual Meet Hall of Fame is Cal long/triple jumper Sheila Hudson. Hudson was a four-time NCAA Champion, three times in the triple jump and once in the long jump. … Continue reading

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Dual Meet Hall of Fame: Randy Matson

The next athlete honored in the spring 2013 class of my Dual Meet Hall of Fame is James Randal “Randy” Matson. Matson was the greatest collegiate thrower of all time. He lost just once in his entire college career at … Continue reading

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Dual Meet Hall of Fame: Jackie Joyner (Kersee)

As a nod to the USC-UCLA rivalry, every spring will see one athlete from each of the two universities honored in the Dual Meet Hall of Fame. The last athlete was a Trojan and this one will be a Bruin. … Continue reading

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Dual Meet Hall of Fame: Bob Seagren

The next athlete honoree for the spring 2013 class of my Dual Meet Hall of Fame is USC pole vaulter Bob Seagren. During Seagren’s freshman year of 1966, he broke the world record. Of course, back then there was no … Continue reading

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Major Conference Projection Updates

Yesterday I posted some projections for the Pac-12 and SEC Championships. The SEC team projections were my own work, and I put up the Pac-12 projections published by the Eugene Register-Guard. With another day of competition done, here are my … Continue reading

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Major Conference Championship Team Projections

The two major conference championships going on this weekend are the SEC and Pac-12. So who is going to win? One way is to look at the USTFCCCA rankings. In a situation like this, though, those are not exactly helpful–those … Continue reading

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Dual Meet Hall of Fame: Henry Carr

One of the great forgotten names in collegiate track and field is Henry Carr, who ran for Arizona State for three seasons before giving up “amateur” track and field for the NFL. It’s rare for a sprinter to set world … Continue reading

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