The fastest returning girls runners within the Foot Locker South Region for the upcoming 2014 cross country season between the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Bryaña Robinson from Pebblebrook HS signed her NLI with the University of Pittsburgh.
The fastest returning boys runners within the Foot Locker South Region for the upcoming 2014 cross country season between the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Former UGA and Team USA track and field standout Torrin Lawrence was killed early Monday when a tractor trailer hit his car on Interstate 75 near Cordele, the school has confirmed. He was 25. (via Online Athens)
Georgia tracksters made a long trip to Texas and did our state proud brimging back a treasure chove of hardware winning 31 Golds, 19 Silvers and 24 Bronzes in the 13-18 age groups at the USATF JO National Championships held in Texas this past week. Double Gold medalists included Candace Hill (pictured), Tia Jones, Daloria Boone and Sterling Lester.
Watch the United States women go 1-2 in the 100 meter hurdles finals at the World Junior Championships with University of Georgia freshmen Kendell Williams set a new meet record with her 12.89 gold medal victory, while high school senior Dior Hall from Colorado broke a US high school record which lasted since 1979 (Candy Young from Pennsylvania at 12.95) with her 12.92 silver medal finish at Hayward Field.
The quartet of Teahna Daniels (FL), Ariana Washington (CA), Jada Martin (GA), and Kaylin Whitney (FL) brought home gold for the United States in the first relay finals of the World Junior Championships with a World Junior leading time of 43.46. Watch their gold medal winning race video above and post-race video interview below.
Long a traditional staple of early season Cross Country in Georgia with a festival like atmosphere, Berry College is changing the event to be ran in heats. Rather than divide races by school size, it will divide races by individual seed times. In effect it will be one large race with one set of complete results. The complete results will include one winner, one second place, one third place, etc. This has been a hot button topic on the Discussion Board and MD Coach Paul Deaton has responded here in the article.
Rising North Oconee senior Mary Terry placed second in the high jump at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Games in Humble, Texas on Wednesday. (via Online Athens)
Every 2 years not only does the GHSA re-align class and regions, but a door is opened for schools from the GISA to accept the challenge to compete against the best Georgia has to offer. 3 Macon area schools lead the way including Mount De Sales (who has a strong XC program) following First Presbyterian Day's move a few years back. Also, many may not be aware that the GHSA announced that it will begin allowing competition in non-power ranking team sports excluding Football, Basketball, Baseball and Softball.
The Summer XC Series finale is upon us Thursday at Bramlett Elementary School in Auburn. The first 2 races had over 200 runners compete in 3Ks and will conclude with a 4K at the same venue as the Winder-Barrow Invitational. Its just $5 to run and everyone is welcome to participate with proceeds going to the host's XC program. Find included the entry form that can be printed. Registration begins at 5:45 and racetime is 7pm.
Despite being a veteran to the IAAF World Championships meet experience as a World Youth bronze medalist last summer in Ukraine, the feeling is just the same for US hurdler Kenny Selmon. Nothing like it. Selmon won his preliminary heat with a 52.15 clocking and appears in strong contention to compete for a World championship medal again.
Coach Tim Hamling from Woodward Academy is in the 'Spotlight' this week. He coached the Woodward Girls team to the AAA State Track title last Spring in Albany winning a nailbighter over region rival St.Pius X.
John Rudd, the 5A State pole vault champ, has committed to Rice University. Rudd had the second best vault in the state this year at 14-7.
Effective with the 2015 high school track and field season, the prohibition of jewelry will be eliminated. This was one of several rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field Rules Committee at its June 16-18 meeting in Indianapolis. The committee’s recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
Men's T 44 100m Final IAAF Diamond League Glasgow 2014 (via YouTube) Jarryd Wallace of Georgia Track Club places 4th!
ALBANY, GA -- Alice Coachman Davis, the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, died Monday at the age of 90, according to Albany (via www.11alive.com)
Please congratulate W.D. Muhammed school hurdler Naim Fareed. He signed a scholarship to attend Coker College in Hartsfield, South Carolina.
Rockdale County freshmen Candace Hill continues to earn accodolades and titles in her first year of high school track. Add MileSplit All-American to one of her new honors as she was selected as one of the nation's top 8 sprinters this spring in the 100 meter dash. Don't be surprised the same recognition is bestowed on her in the 200 as well soon.
A couple of interesting situations occurred at the USATF Junior Nationals with either event champions or top 2 finishers with the IAAF World Junior qualifier standard not meeting the criteria to be selected by the USATF and/or eligible according to the IAAF to be on the US team for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Eugene. Here is our unofficial World Junior Championships "Snub Team" for the United States. (via MileSplit)
Record-setting high schoolers and NCAA champions highlight Team USA's 89-member roster for the 8th IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. (via MileSplit)
Thursday's race is a 3K ran on the same course as NEGA. Each event is low-key team Fundraiser The entry fees paid go directly to the host school's XC programs enabling them to perhaps buy new uniforms, team tents or even fund an overnite trip to a distant race in the Fall, while giving local student athletes an opportunity to stretch out their legs from base training, test their level of conditioning while forming bonds with athletes from other schools for years to come. The Series also gives area Road Racers and the casual runner/jogger a chance to run on real XC courses that have grass, dirt, mud, trails and hills instead of boring asphalt while dodging speeding cars, trucks and Fido!
Fisher Earns Spot on Team USA with USATF Juniors Leap - B-CUAthletics.com - The Official Web Site of Bethune-Cookman Athletics
The freshman surpassed the school record in the long jump at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Championships and earned a first-ever berth to represent team USA. (via www.bcuathletics.com)
Here is the most updated Georgia HS All Time Track and Field Top 10 Lists composed by Coach Andrew Hudson. I do not have a page that this can be added onto the website, but will soon try to work a link in that one can bookmark and keep a click away. These performances are pulled from 'HS Prep' meets including all regular instate competion and national meets like Golden South/West and the New Balance Nationals (NBN) It does not include Club performances like USATF/AAU, etc. etc.
Live twitter updates throughout the weekend (July 5th & 6th) from Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon from the 2014 USATF Junior National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which is the qualifier meet for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships to be held July 22nd through July 27th for the first time on American soil back at Hayward Field. (via MileSplit)
A list of the top 50 freshmen girls performers in each event nationally from the 2014 outdoor track & field season.
Kim Batten considers one of her protégés, recent New Balance National Outdoor 400m IH champion Kenny Selmon of Pace Academy, Ga., among a very small group that have potential to match the excellence of past great U.S. Olympians and his consistency to never break stride in the demanding race.
The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best girls throwers in the nation for the shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw.
The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best boys throwers in the nation for the shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw.
The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best girls jumpers in the nation for the pole vault, high jump, long jump, and triple jump.
The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best boys jumpers in the nation for the pole vault, high jump, long jump, and triple jump.