Category Archives: college track

My Votes for the Bowerman Award

As you may already know, the Bowerman Awards are the highest honors in collegiate track and field, going to the best male and female athletes each year. The awards ceremony is held in conjunction with the coaches’ convention each December. … Continue reading

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NCAA Prelims update

The preliminary rounds of the NCAA Championships finish up today at Austin and Jacksonville. Your key links… USTFCCCA nationals home page Playoff brackets for each event Live webcasts: West | East Live results: West | East Flotrack coverage: West | … Continue reading

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College Scoreboard for April 23-29

In an effort to reward meets that keep score, every week I highlight the meets among multiple D-I teams that did so. At the end I chew out the meets that should have kept score but didn’t. Dual Meets UCLA … Continue reading

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Weekly College Awards

Thanks to Race Ready, this week’s sponsor of The Relay Network. The NCAA Indoor Championships were a thrilling wild time this weekend. Just one athlete of the week award won’t cut it. I’m giving out four, in no particular order. … Continue reading

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Ohio State’s All-Time Greats

I’m starting up a new feature, one I will try to do on a weekly basis. I will be posting my picks for the ten greatest athletes to compete for each college team in the USA. Obviously, with over 300 … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Regional Preview: Men’s Teams

The NCAA Great Lakes Regional Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday in Toledo’s historic Ottawa Park. Go to my Regional coverage page for all the details. The regionals is a qualifying round, for both teams and individuals. Team … Continue reading

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Rethinking College Track’s Regionals

Yesterday I asked a philosophical question about college track and how we select qualifiers to the national championships. Do the best athletes just naturally record the best marks in the course of competing, or do they have to go out … Continue reading

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College Power Rankings

There’s a lot of shakeups after the various conference championships, more so on the men’s side of things than the women’s. The USTFCCCA rankings came out yesterday, and I think this particular one exposes the weakness of that system. It … Continue reading

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Track Town USA, telling stories

The new June issue of Running Times includes a column by friend of the blog Parker Morse about Eugene’s success as Track Town USA. He notes lots of different factors; tradition, money, the facility, the community. But it’s how they … Continue reading

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Brianne Theisen out of Pac-10 Championships

Ken Goe of The Oregonian has just reported that Oregon’s Brianne Theisen has withdrawn from this weekend’s Pac-10 heptathlon championships, citing a back injury. That injury has kept her out of the entirety of the outdoor season. Oregon head coach … Continue reading

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