Wednesday, March 04, 2015

News: Dulian/Sportsmanship Award;

Rankings: Entries by Team for NCAA DI & DII

NCAA DI entries, by team HERE

NCAA DII entries, by team HERE .

UMAC Indoor Track Top 10; MIAC AOW

UMAC Indoor Track All Time top ten marks in each event HERE.

MIAC women's AOW HERE.  Men HERE.

MIAC Preview

MIAC Indoor track championships info page is HERE(women), HERE(men) and HERE.  Heat sheets, links, records, history, etc.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

NCAA DI Declared Entries and DII Qualifiers

List of the men and women  participants declared for NCAA DI and DII Indoor Track Championships Qualifiersare HERE(DI) HERE(DII).

News: UMAC Champs Summary and Awards; MSU Mankato/NSIC; Long Jump WR

UMAC Indoor Championship men's winners, Athletes of the Meet, etc. HERE.  Women's HERE.

Mankato Times stories on the men's team win at NSIC Indoor Championships and the women's third place finish are HERE and HERE.

How many kids does it take to demonstrate how far the world record in the long jump is?

Science/Coaching: The Myth of the Perfect Workout; Greater Aerobic Fitness=Longevity

Self importance and the myth of the perfect workout HERE.

Greater aerobic fitness may result in greater longevity HERE.

Rankings: NCAA DII, DIII

NCAA DII rankings are HERE.

NCAA DIII rankings are HERE.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Science: Overtraining; Tips on Treating Tendon Injuries

Over training looked at in relationship to the time need for recovery HERE.

Tips on treating tendon injuries HERE.

News: MN Daily on Big Ten; Woman Beats the Men; Lihrman's Record Throw Video; MIAC Indoor Championships; Street Meet

Minnesota Daily article on the Big Ten Championships HERE.

Almost 50 years ago female cyclist Beryl Burton set a woman's world record that was faster than the men HERE.
Concordia Moorhead info page for this weekend's MIAC Indoor Championships HERE.

USATF hoping to do a "Street Meet" in Indianapolis HERE.

Rankings: NCAA DI: Best Marks from Combined NCAA I, II, III; NCAAS DII All Region Honorees

NCAA DI women's rankings are HERE. Men HERE

Best marks from last weekend HERE.

NCAA All Region Indoor Track Honorees HERE.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

New Ideas: Time; Checkpoints/Social Running League

Entertainment sports are concerned about the length of their events, creating rules to speed up the games HERE.

Checkpoints race--The Social Running League HERE.

News: Streakers; Lydiard, Ferlic, Ellenson,

Ellenson wins Big Eight HJ title(2.22m (7' 3.25").

USATF Indoors: Smock, Blankenship, Caldwell, Brost, Abda

Amanda Smock defends her USATF Indoor title, results HERE. The win is Smock's 7th US title.

Ben Blankenship was runner-up in the mile.  In a roller derby, tactical run, Blankenship finished second in his second event at the championships, running 4:02.14 to winner Matt Centrowitz's 4:01.40. Results HERE.

In the women's pole vault, Brits Pub vault winner Kalya Caldwell finished fourth.  TCTC's Leslie Brost was sixth.  Results are HERE.

Harun Abda seventh in the 1000.  Results are HERE.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Big Ten

Big Ten results are HERE.
Gopher men's summary is HERE. Women HERE

Summit League

Summit League Championship results are HERE.
Championships summary is HERE.
NDSU Women's summary is HERE. Men HERE.
South Dakota summaries is HERE.


UMAC Championships

Women's team champions, St. Scholastica. Photo by Brooke Krautbauer
UMAC Championships results HERE.
St. Scholastica women's summary is HERE. Men's HERE
Minnesota Morris summary is HERE.  .
Men's team champions, St. Scholastica Photo by Brooke Krautbauer

Big Ten: Lihrman NCAA Record; Ferlic Wins 5K: USATF Live Results; Blankenship second, Garrett Heath fourth in 2-Mile

USATF Indoor Championship live results are HERE. Ben Blankenship second, Garrett Heath fourth in men's two-mile. As always a tactical race that heated up in the last half with the distance guys, XC champ Chris Derrick and steeplechase champ Evan Jaeger trying to stretch out the run for the finish while eventual winner Ryan Hill, Blankenship, and Heath trying to get in position to launch a kick.  In the end Hill had the most tactical skill and speed left to take the win in 8:26.72, Blankenship in 8:27.31, Jager 8:37.44, and Heath 8:27.99.  Derrick finished fifth in 8:32.51.

German Fernandez took the early pace as the entire field was strung out in a straight line behind them.  Blankenship followed in second, Heath in fourth.  Derrick and Jager took over with around 3/4 to go and began to wind up the pace.  There was a lot of jostling for position going into the last quarter before Hill took over to grab the win.

Unfortunately, on the NBCSN broadcast the video cut away in mid race for what seemed like an eternity, eliminating coverage of the middle of the race.  The belief that distance races are too long and boring for the viewing public still prevails in network TV, even on the Internet.  When what the broadcast really needs is intelligent announcing that injects the drama and tension, even in pedestrian, tactical races. All events have drama and a story line.  It just needs to be presented well.  They haven't figured out how to do that yet, and do not seem to want to make the effort.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Updated Results: Big Ten Day 1; UMAC; Summit League, Kilt Classic; Ole Open

Big Ten Day 1 results are HERE.
Gopher women's summary is HERE. Gopher men's summary HERE. Photo gallery HERE.
UMAC Championships preview is HERE.  Championships Day 1 results HERE  Live results are HERE.
Minnesota Morris day 1 summary is HERE.

Summit League Championships Day 1 summary is HERE.

Kilt Classic results are HERE.
Hamline men's summary is HERE. Women HERE.
Macelester women's summary is HERE. Men's HERE
St. Kate's summary is HERE.
Augsburg women's summary is HERE. Men's HERE
Gustavus men's summary is HERE. Women's HERE.
Bethel women's summary is HERE. Men HERE.

Ole Open results are HERE.
Carleton women's summary is HERE. Men are HERE
St. John's summary is HERE.
St. Olaf women's summary is HERE.  Men's HERE.
St. Mary's summary is HERE.
St. Ben's summary is HERE.
St. Thomas men's summary HERE. Women's HERE
Concordia Moorhead summaries will be posted when we get them.

Updated NSIC Results

NSIC full results are HERE.
MSU Mankato men's summary HERE.  Women HERE.

U-Mary's women's summary is HERE. Men HERE.
MSU Moorhead summary is HERE.
Winona State women's summary is HERE.
Bemidji State women's summary is HERE.
Concordia St. Paul summary is HERE.
Southwest Minnesota State University summary is HERE.
St. Cloud State summary is HERE.
UMD women's summary is HERE.  Men HERE

Bulletin: MSU Mankato Takes Men's, U-Mary Women's Team Titles at NSIC Indoor Championships

Women - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored
1) University of Mary 142 2) Augustana College 119
3) Minnesota State Mankato 101 4) Minnesota Duluth 83
5) Winona State University 78 6) MSU-Moorhead 60
7) St. Cloud State University 37 8) University of Sioux Falls 36
9) Wayne State College 33 10) Northern State University 21
11) Concordia University, St. 15 12) Minot State University 12
13) Bemidji State University 2 13) Southwest Minnesota State 2

Men - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored
1) Minnesota State Mankato 163 2) University of Sioux Falls 120
3) MSU-Moorhead 96.50 4) Augustana College 94.50
5) St. Cloud State University 45 5) Minnesota Duluth 45
7) Concordia University, St. 44 8) Southwest Minnesota State 42
9) Wayne State College 34 10) Northern State University 23
11) University of Mary 21 12) Minot State University 11

NSIC Photos

Gopher Men Big Ten Preview; Summit League Championships Info

Gopher men's preview with links to live results, schedule, heat sheets HERE.

Summit League Indoor Track Championships info is HERE. Live results, schedule of events

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Updated: NSIC Championships Day One

NSIC Championships day one results are HERE. Photos are HERE.
MSU Mankato men's summary HERE.Women HERE.
Winona State women's summary is HERE.
St. Cloud State summary is HERE.
Bemidji State summary is HERE.
Southwest Minnesota State summary is HERE.
MSU Moorhead summary is HERE.
Concordia St. Paul summary is HERE.
U-Mary women's summary is HERE.
UMD summaries will be posted when we get them

NSIC Champs Underway

News: Pittsburgh Liberty Mile/Prize Money; Smock & Garrett Heath/USATF Foundation; Year of the Vault; The Throwdown: IOC Rule 40

IOC changes Rule 40 to allow athletes to promote their sponsors in ads as long as the ads are "generic" and don't afiliate with the Olympics HERE.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Big Tens: Women's Preview

Gopher women's Big Ten Preview HERE

News: NSIC Championships; MIAC AOW; XC Ski Medals; Saying Sorry: Pan Am XC Highlight Video; USATF Championships Preview

NSIC Indoor Championships begin on Thursday.  Schedule, links to live results, video HERE.


Stillwater XC skiers make history HERE and HERE.  Are interviewed HERE.

An English teacher's view of the continuing Lance Armstrong saga HERE.

Highlight video of the Pan American XC Cup from last Sunday HERE.

USATF Indoor Championship preview is HERE.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

News: Drake; Brixton; NSIC Summaries and AOW; Annie Bersagel

NSIC women's weekly summary and AOW are HERE. Men HERE.

Rankings: NCAA DII & DIII

NCAA DII Indoor rankings HERE. MSU Mankato men stay in Fifth

NCAA DIII rankings are HERE.

Monday, February 23, 2015