Collins Hill grad Amanda Winslow has become of the nation's top college runners at Florida State. (via www.gwinnettdailypost.com)
Longtime McIntosh HS Coach Chuck Buckle is retiring after 35 years of being an educator, mentor and Coach of countless young student-athletes in Peachtree City. Coach Buckle achieved the rare accolade of achieving 2 State team titles in Boys Cross Country and Track in his final year of service. Coach Andy Christie interviewed him recently to honor his successful career. Christie fondly remembers his 96' Cross Country team that was so dominate (Andy ran for South Gwinnett from 92-95) Coach Buckle will certainly be missed in the coaching ranks and looks forward to having weekends back and traveling to new and interesting places other than by school bus, lol!
http://cache.milesplit.com/user_files/11171/usatf_level_1_school-1.pdf The upcoming USA Track & Field Coaching Education Level 1 School, takes place on June 7-9, 2013, at the Mill Springs Academy, in Alpharetta, GA. Coaches who pass the USATF Level I Coaching School can earn CEUs toward the requirements to maintain other certifications (worth 10 USAT CEU's for USAT Certified Coaches). The school staff includes Director & USATF Master Coach & DIrector of Speed and Movement and Track & Field and Cross Country, IMG Academy, Loren Seagrave, Jumps Coach, Ian Dube, Georgia State University, Endurance Coach, Ryan Bailey, Mercer State University, and Throws Coach, Mike Judge, Throw 1 Deep, Marietta, GA.
Golden Stripes 2013, adidas is bringing together the fastest high school athletes from around the country to compete as part of the Dream Mile and Dream 100 at the 2013 NYC Grand Prix. See the latest running videos on track and field events around the US and the world. Watch running videos and interviews with the greatest coaches and athletes. (via FloTrack)
Congratulations to Cory Nicholls of McEachern, who is now #5 on the all time 800 list with a 1:50.69 and Henry Dwyer of Athens Academy, who is now #6 on the all time 1600 list with a converted 4:08.86 Also congratulations to Junior, Kenny Selmon, from Pace Academy winning 400 Meter Hurdles Champ at Golden South in a time of 52.30 - new number #1 in the nation for high school boys. Way to go Kenny. Nolan Daniels of Marist won the 400 m prep division with a new PR of 49.29..
Highlights and all of the coverage round-up from the 2013 Golden South Classic.
Dustin Shinholser hopes to open his Fleet Feet store in Five Points in late June. (via www.fleetfeetathens.com) And now, Shinholser is realizing his dream: he's opening his own Fleet Feet Sports franchise in Athens. In Five Points, where he hopes to strengthen the running community.
Track and Field News - The Bible Of The Sport Since 1948 (via www.trackandfieldnews.com)
"Etowah High School is hosting the 2nd Annual Burrito Mile. The race will be held on Saturday, May 18th starting at 10am at Etowah's track. Last year there were close to 80 competitors of all ages. The winning times last year were William Wright of Winder-Barrow High School with a combined time of 6:45 (1:34 eating) and Kait Cook an Etowah XC alumni with a combined time of 9:49 (3:09 eating). We are looking to have a stronger outing this year!
The Atlanta Track Club is dedicated to inspire and engage the community to achieve health and fitness through running in Georgia. (via www.atlantatrackclub.org)
NSAF Partners with Chicagoland Throwers Series | Chicagoland Throwers Series | National Scholastic Athletics Foundation
The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation is an organization dedicated to the support of junior age (sub-20) and high school track and field. Aside from offering support to the USATF Junior Track and Field and selected high school track and field meets, we own and operate the NB Indoor Nationals, the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, and the Great American Cross Country Festival. (via National Scholastic Sports Foundation)
Here is the Final Statistical Report for the 2013 GHSA Girls State Championships including DQ Reports, Top 4 by Division Team Scores, Best Performances by Event, J.Ferrell Henry Trophy Winners (Field Events), Roy Crenshaw Memorial Trophy Winners (Track Events) and the Lewis C.Smith Memorial High Point Trophy winners. Kendell Williams and Leah Banks of OLM tied with 31 points each in this category! http://cache.milesplit.com/user_files/11171/78243/2013_ghsa_girls_state_meet_summaryrev.pdf