Hello! Welcome to our blog -- Down the Backstretch -- brought to you by Pete Miller and Charlie Mahler. (You may know us as two of the people who put together Minnesota Running & Track for USA Track & Field Minnesota .)
In this independent effort, we hope to offer a great "first stop" for information, results, insights, and comments about what's going on in track and field and running in Minnesota. We intend to keep a close eye on the wide variety of athletics that make up the sport -- from the Olympic hopefuls at Team USA Minnesota and the Big Ten Champions at the University of Minnesota to masters running and age-group track and field. From sprinting to ultras, from throws to jumps we think you'll find something interesting here.
We hope you enjoy Down the Backstretch. Please write us with suggestions, news tips, and ideas, and please feel free to comment on our posts for others to read.