Trackcenter Top Ten

Your top news stories of the late afternoon…

The IAAF’s finalists for its women’s athlete of the year award are Kiwi shot putter Valerie Adams, British heptathlete Jessica Ennis, and American sprinter Allyson Felix.

Track and Field News released its 2012 High School boys All-Americans; event leaders are online, and the full list is in the December issue.

Buzzfeed Sports says we need to stop wasting Usain Bolt. I agree with the writer’s basic ideas, but if he thinks NBC gives a rat’s ass about track, he needs to have paid attention at any time in the last 28 years.

Running Times explains the NCAA regional cross country championships, and gives us the nitty-gritty on each region.

2:11 marathoner Nick Arciniaga’s racing singlet has been approved by George Lucas. Seriously.

The Denver Broncos see plenty of potential in speedy Trindon Holliday, a former NCAA champion at 100 meters.

Martin Bingisser found that bad excuses for excluding the hammer throw from track meets are pretty much the same now as they were in 1939.

Star US miler Morgan Uceny is moving to England to follow her coach, Terence Mahon.

In the “how the sausage is made” part of pro track and field, 2008 Olympian Amy Yoder-Begley writes about how stability in track and field contracts could be created.

For this morning’s news aggregation, try Runner’s World’s Racing News and Let’s Run’s home page.

Track on TV

Tonight, 10:00pm, Pac-12 Networks: Pac-12 Cross Country Championships
A tape-delayed package from last weekend’s meet

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