Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Hamline Invitational has been moved from Saturday to Sunday, it will follow the same time schedule. Entries are open til noon on Friday— Hamline T&F/XC (@HamlineTFXC) March 31, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
MSU Mankato 20th in National Men's Rankings, 18th in Women's National Rankings#NCAAD2 W t5— USTFCCCA (@USTFCCCA) March 29, 2016
5 @FindlayOilershttps://t.co/jzfYjQMvzs pic.twitter.com/E8ZzlQxM4u
MSU Mankato Women 1st in Central Region. Men 2nd.
Concordia St. Paul Men and Women 14th in Central Region
UMD Women 16th in Central Region
Monday, March 28, 2016
MENWEEKEND COLLEGE T&F TOP-10: Who performed the best in each event over Easter weekend?— USTFCCCA (@USTFCCCA) March 28, 2016
MORE https://t.co/JQyUswnuBw pic.twitter.com/JgnNWaAnGm
Mason Ferlic fourth in the 1500 in 3:44.67
Gophers first in the 4 by 800 Relay in 8:47.62
Gophers first in the 8 by 1500 Relay in 18:18.65
Madeline Strandemo third in the 3K steeplechase 10:21.84
Maggie Ewen eighth in the hammer throw at 62.24m/204'2"
Shaina Burns fourth in the heptathlon
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
MEN#NCAAD3 Women t5— USTFCCCA (@USTFCCCA) March 23, 2016
5 @MITTFXChttps://t.co/ZESbrxSfPA pic.twitter.com/aoRIAD2wgZ
St. Olaf 7th
St. Scholastica 18th
St. Thomas 14th
Speedy recovery!— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) March 23, 2016
Olympic and European champion Barbora Spotakova has been sidelined by a right foot fracture. pic.twitter.com/YxfpBNP7iW
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
MENWho performed best in the 1st post-indoor weekend of #NCAATF?— USTFCCCA (@USTFCCCA) March 22, 2016
TONS of historic throws: https://t.co/rPZl6KF5xz pic.twitter.com/V0OUnTIq2Q
MSU Mankato's Myles Hunter ranked second in the 110 Hurdles 13.70
Gopher's Aaron Bartnik fifth in the 3K steeplechase in 9:03.39
Gopher's Derek Wiebke seventh in the 800 in 1:49.84
Gopher 4 by 400 relay ninth in 3:10.09
Gopher's Nick Bachinski tenth in the high jump 2.13m/6'11.75"
ASU's Maggie Ewen ninth in the discus 55.46m/181'11" and the hammer throw 64.04m/210'1"
Monday, March 21, 2016
|Herb McKenley in full stride. Photo courtesy of the|
University of Illinois
For most people the age of 12 was not that long ago, but Langenfeld is 80, and he's still jumping. He dabbled in the long jump and triple jump, but the high jump remained his first love. "I never stopped (high) jumping," he said. The competition, he adds, was "addicting." His success wasn't immediate, but it was consistent over the years and gained momentum as he aged. In recognition of his achievements during his long career, Langenfeld was inducted into the Minnesota Track & Field Hall of Fame in February.
He's won many national and international titles, starting with a third place finish in the Wisconsin State High School Championships to being a world champion and world recordholder in his age group in Masters competition. He was the first 40 year old in Minnesota to clear 6 feet. He won his first Masters high jump title in 1975. He has won 37 US Masters titles, 23 outdoor and 14 indoors. He set a Masters age 45 World record in 1980. His Age 40 indoor age-group record is now held by double Olympic bronze medalist Dwight Stones.
As Tim Zbikowski said in introducing Tom at the HOF induction ceremonies: "while most men his age are worried they won’t be able to get back up if they fall to the ground, Tom is more focused on how high he can get off the ground before he falls down." Despite the fact that his injuries these days take longer to heal, Tom is not ready to hang up his jumping shoes anytime soon.
Those jumping shoes are almost half as old as he is. "The jump shoe I’m using now will be 33 years old this summer (bought in 1983), essentially the same model as the shoe I’m wearing in the 1978 photo below, but held together precariously at this point by lots and lots of tape," he says. "The question, of course, is what’s going to fall apart first, me or the shoe?"
"I still love to compete," Langenfeld says. In his younger days, Langenfeld was usually able to jump several inches higher in competition than in practice. Each competition Langenfeld wanted to place as high as he could, but also wanted to better his PR each time. This way he had two goals going in and if he won, but didn't set a PR, he could be satisfied with the performance. Same if he lost but set a PR. While the lifetime PRs have not been feasible for some time, he can still adjust expectations to strive from year to year to set a calendar personal best and attempt to improve on that when he can.
He has seen the event change from a variety of techniques to get over the bar to today's high jumpers who are nearly all "floppers," the head and back first over the bar aerial gymnastics invented by Dick Fosbury in the 1960s. The pits improved from sand to foam strips held together in a large bundle, to today's modern giant foam "pillows" that equally cushion the fall for jumpers who used the "straddle"method, like Langenfeld, or the floppers.
|Winning jump(over 6 feet) at the 1978 US Masters Championships in Atlanta|
Photo courtesy of Tom Langenfeld
"I was from an era where the culture was that you got better by working hard. The temptation to use "short cuts" or artificial means of performance enhancement was not as big an issue as it is today. "It's still fun," says Langenfeld, about the training and competition. "I'm still trying to get it right." It's not only kept him active. He can run with his four year old granddaughter at kids' races, and the sport has taken him around the world and introduced him to like minded other veteran athletes.
He won his first World Masters title in Australia, traveled through Germany with fellow Minnesota Masters legend, Bill Andberg. Langenfeld also "gives back" to the Athletics community by being the USATF Minnesota Masters Chairman for the past 25 years.
Like most Masters athletes, Langenfeld does not see aging as a negative thing, but rather a new opportunity to set more records. He started off 2016 with age group records in his first two meets. And he has a sense of humor. When he was travelling to Australia for the World Masters championships in 2001 he saw he flight attendant coming down the aisle eyeing the passengers. She stopped when she saw Tom and asked: "Are you the gentleman who requested the wheelchair?"
Or when he was at a meet in Richfield he was approached by some high school kids who looked at his footwear and asked: "Are those orthopedic shoes?" He laughs when he tells those stories. When he started competing as a Master "there weren't too many of us." The Minnesota AAU didn't have events split into age group competition for Masters. When the demand for Masters categories increased a Masters US Championship was created. The Masters athletes said to each other that those who won national titles were "the best guys who could afford to get to the meet."
|Langenfeld posing for a photo taken by fellow Masters athlete, Thom|
Weddle at the US Masters Outdoor Track Championships at Millikin
University in Illinois in 2004
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
ASU's Maggie Ewen won the women's discus with a toss of 55.56m
Gopher summary HERE.
MSU Mankato summary HERE.
Maggie Ewen moves into 1st place on 5th throw with a toss of 55.46m (181-11)! pic.twitter.com/ZY6JPUGKwL— SunDevilTFXC (@SunDevilTFXC) March 19, 2016
The pros and cons of wearable technology HERE.
Adding a reference to @sweatscience's @nytopinon essay that helps make his case https://t.co/lVr5AjGMnx @bachscore pic.twitter.com/325CQFVaFi— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) March 19, 2016
8K top 10 male and female HERE.
Team results HERE.
Dan Greeno your USATF Minnesota 8k Champion in an unofficial 24:40. pic.twitter.com/S4J6FnXA1R— USATF Minnesota (@USATFMN) March 19, 2016
Congrats to Emma Lee your USATF Minnesota 8 km Champion in an unofficial 28:36!— USATF Minnesota (@USATFMN) March 19, 2016
Jarrow Wahman, godfather of Northwoods - MN/WI squad. pic.twitter.com/rycAlEMpi3— USATF Minnesota (@USATFMN) March 19, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
Aaron Bartnick wins Steeple in 9:03.39
Sean Donnelly won the men's hammer throw. Gian Ferretti second
ASU's Maggie Ewen, third in the women's hammer 64.04m (210'1")
Catch Up from Indoors Ewen won A weight throw HERE.
Finished 15th in NCAA Indoors in the shot put HERE.
Gopher's summary HERE.
#Gophers newcomer @SDThrows absolutely destroys the school hammer record in his official debut! pic.twitter.com/lZqtzrZ8vb— Minnesota M CC/TF (@GopherMCCTF) March 19, 2016
Gopher summary HERE
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
MENHere are the Post-Indoor #NCAAD3 National Dual Meet Rankings, headlined by @UWLAthletics.https://t.co/5qIuLYSH4t pic.twitter.com/ozem9dKYTh— USTFCCCA (@USTFCCCA) March 16, 2016
St. Thomas 8th
Concordia Moorhead 46th
St. Thomas 12th
St Ben's 25th
Concordia Moorhead 35th
St. Olaf 38th
St. Kates's 63rd
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
UMD women ranked fourth in the Central Region#NCAAD2 Indoor Champions were crowned last weekend...— USTFCCCA (@USTFCCCA) March 15, 2016
On to the outdoor season!
RANKINGS: https://t.co/5UMx3H56fu pic.twitter.com/g2p3VBJ5Lu
Monday, March 14, 2016
Laura Roesler running the 800Can't wait to see #TeamUSA take on the world at #Portland2016!! Check out our team rosters! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #USATF pic.twitter.com/HabEPbmkUM— USATF (@usatf) March 14, 2016
Full list HERE.
Ken Stone’s masters blog reported that Minnesotan Peter Haack, a masters sprinter from La Crescent, ran in the men’s 200m in one of the two exhibition Masters races at the USATF national indoor championships in Portland. He finished fourth in a field of four in 24.49—but only five one-hundredths of a second out of third and a tenth of a second out of second. Video HERE
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MSU Mankato's Myles Hunter first (7.53) and sixth(7.67) in the 60 hurdles.WEEKEND TOP-10: Who had the top marks in #NCAATF Championships?— USTFCCCA (@USTFCCCA) March 14, 2016
Lots of #NCAAD2/#NCAAD3https://t.co/vdyCEI0K1O pic.twitter.com/qLVtdTK9Z8
Winona State's Kaitlyn Long first (22.70m/74'5.75") and fifth (71'1.25") in the weight throw.
MSU Moorhead's Brady Speicher second in the mile in 4:05.18.
NDSU's Erin Teschuk fourth in the 3K(9:08.45) and eighth in the Mile(4:37.47).
Gophers' Luca Wieland fifth in the heptathlon with 5919 points.
Michigan DMR with Mason Ferlic on anchor eighth 9:37.45.
UMD's Emi Trost ninth in the Mile in 4:37.57.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Top Five Finishers(Male and Female) HERE.So fast - it's blurry! First woman at #StPatricksDay5k @JamieCheever #hautevolée pic.twitter.com/MitgjpkSFU— oiselle team (@oiselle_team) March 13, 2016
Results are HERE.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Women's 1500 results HEREWhen you run courageously and finish with nothing left, you can't be sorry. Just more committed be stronger next time. #USATFindoors— Heather Kampf (@HeatherRaeKampf) March 13, 2016
Wow. What a competition... I'm pumped to be a part of the women's pole vault right now! Bring on outdoor 👍🏻— Leslie Brost (@LeslieBrost) March 13, 2016
Women's Pole Vault results HERE.
Men's 800m results HERE.Not what I wanted but thank you @GoTrackTownUSA and @usatf for great meet and I will be back N ready for outdoor— Harun Abda (@Ha_RunAbda) March 13, 2016
Men's 1500 results HERE.
Ben Blankenship 3rd. Garrett Heath 4th. Travis Burkstrand 10th
Women's 800 results HERE.
Laura Roesler 2nd
MIAC recap is HERE.
St. Scholastica summary is HERE.
A very memorable weekend. THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this possible! #goblugolds pic.twitter.com/tlp9nddfAb— Blugold CrossCountry (@uwecCC) March 13, 2016
Congrats to men's @uwectrack, back-to-back national champions! https://t.co/liQwbvEobq pic.twitter.com/1VwGDGZThB— UWEC Athletics (@UWECblugolds) March 13, 2016
3K results with splits HERE.
Men's mile results HERE. Women's HERE.It's a #MIACmile sweep at @NCAADIII Indoor T&F! Congrats to Paul Escher & Emily Gapinski! #MIACpride pic.twitter.com/CMljvkrS5u— MIAC (@MIACathletics) March 12, 2016
Recap: Thomas Feichtinger Finishes Ninth at NCAA Indoor Championships:https://t.co/RuB076aBR8 pic.twitter.com/GJzy8fTQyQ— SJU Johnnies (@SJUJohnnies) March 12, 2016
KEVIN WAGNER @kevwags ALL AMERICAN IN THE HEPTATHLON 2ND PLACE 4995 POINTS **SCHOOL RECORD** pic.twitter.com/bX4jYqJkTo— CSS SAINTS T&F (@CssSaintsTnF) March 12, 2016
Women's high jump results HERE.ALL AMERICAN!! NICOLE CHRISTIANSON TIES FOR 6TH PLACE IN THE HIGH JUMP!!! pic.twitter.com/r4w6Mvhqm2— CSS SAINTS T&F (@CssSaintsTnF) March 12, 2016
Gopher men's summary is HERE. Photo gallery HERE.
5:30PM CST ESPN3 💥🔫— GOANER DENG (@gdengXX) March 12, 2016
Made it too far to shy away now 〽️ pic.twitter.com/wzw2cTluw0
800m results are HERE.Tripped & fell with about 100m to go in the race tonight. Things happen. I apologize for letting everyone down. Thanks for the support.— GOANER DENG (@gdengXX) March 13, 2016
#Gophers @LucaRaiWieland grabs back-to-back First Team All-America nods in the hept. 5th at #NCAATF Indoors. pic.twitter.com/3Uq2RGFFS2— Minnesota M CC/TF (@GopherMCCTF) March 12, 2016
Shot put results are HERE.Senior captain Luke Johnson earns his first career All-America honor, finishing 14th at the #NCAATF indoors. pic.twitter.com/iuIMQYqdky— Minnesota M CC/TF (@GopherMCCTF) March 12, 2016
NDSU's Erin Teschuk doubled, taking 4th in the 3K and 6th in the mile.
Women's mile results HERE.
Women's 3K results HERE.
MSU Mankato men's summary HERE. Women HERE.
U-Mary women's summary is HERE.
MSU Moorhead summary is HERE. Day 1 summary is HERE.
St. Cloud State summary is HERE. Day 1 summary is HERE.
UMD summary is HERE. Day 1 summary HERE.
Minnesota State Men's TF | Hunter Wins National Title in 60m Hurdles; Veldman & Stewart All-Americans https://t.co/T4b9J2Bbk4— Minn. St. Athletics (@msumavericks) March 13, 2016
It's a #MIACmile sweep at @NCAADIII Indoor T&F! Congrats to Paul Escher & Emily Gapinski! #MIACpride pic.twitter.com/CMljvkrS5u— MIAC (@MIACathletics) March 12, 2016
In the @NCAADII women’s indoor T&F 3K final, Lexi Zeis of @UMaryXCTF placed 9th in school-record time of 9:35.32. Missed 8th by .02 seconds.— U-Mary Marauders (@umarysports) March 13, 2016
Top ten results HERE. Eric Finan in 10th.Quite a journey for @Biya_simba35. Ethiopia to Houston to @TeamUSAMN. Now on AthleteBiz: https://t.co/JXYHbfL6DV pic.twitter.com/GbxMShOm12— AthleteBiz (@athletebizusa) March 11, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
#Gophers thrower @Gianlo_Ferretti adds his second career Second Team All-America nod! 15th in the weight throw. pic.twitter.com/k9oSOzot9b— Minnesota M CC/TF (@GopherMCCTF) March 12, 2016
#Gophers senior captain @gdengXX moving on to the #NCAATF 800m finals after clocking a 1:47.98 in the prelims.— Minnesota M CC/TF (@GopherMCCTF) March 12, 2016
Thank you everyone for sending love. Had to throw up, chug Pedialyte and come back to life. On to the final tomorrow & Go Gophers!〽️— GOANER DENG (@gdengXX) March 12, 2016
Make it 2 #Gophers All-Americans! Ryan Lockard finishes 10th in the #NCAATF HJ for his first career All-America! pic.twitter.com/FvmZt5G7Hf— Minnesota M CC/TF (@GopherMCCTF) March 12, 2016
A nasty spill out on the track, and Mora goes down. McLaughlin gets the baton and is making up ground!— Michigan Track&Field (@umichtrack) March 12, 2016
Men's DMR is off and running! Mora (1,200), McLaughlin (400), Munley (800) and Ferlic (1,600) repping for U-M— Michigan Track&Field (@umichtrack) March 12, 2016
More evidence that track, especially indoor track is a contact sport HEREMason Ferlic crosses in 8th to score in the DMR— Michigan Track&Field (@umichtrack) March 12, 2016
Unofficially, U-M's final time will be 9:37.45.
Gopher summary is HERE.
Photo gallery HERE.
St. Thomas summary is HERE.#MIAC D3 ITF results:— MIAC (@MIACathletics) March 12, 2016
W5K-Ruth Steinke CAR 2nd, Mollie Gillbertson BU 11th
M5K-Hart Hornor CAR 13th
MWT-Sam Fischer GAC 15th
|St. Thomas DMR. Photo courtesy of St. Thomas|
Pentathlon results HERE. Heptathlon Day 1 results HERE.
MSU Mankato women's summary HERE. Men HERE.
U-Mary women's summary HERE.
Winona State summary is HERE.
Winona State's Kaitlyn Long defended her Weight Throw title with a record-setting toss of 22.70m/74'5.75". Teammate Megan Seidl was 17th with a throw of 16.31m/53'6.25". Sprinter Abbey Ristow was 16th in the 400 prelims in 55.41 and 15th in the 200 on 24.94.
UMD's Emi Trost had double duty finishing third in mile qualifying in 4:52.24. Her next mile was the anchor leg of the Distance Medley relay where her 4:37 anchor leg took the team from 7th to 2nd at the finish. Teammate Hannah Olson also qualified for the women's mile final in 9th in qualifying with a time of 4:54.62. UMD's DMR time was 11:26.86.
MSU Moorhead's Molly Montonye was 11th in the mile qualifying in 4:56.35. In the men's mile qualifying her teammate Brady Speicher was 2nd in 4:05.18. Their teammate Brian Huber finished 6th in the long jump with a leap of 7.47m/24'6.25".
Kaitlyn Long defends her national title with a new D2 meet and all time record of 74-5.75. pic.twitter.com/bQG1yri7cE— Winona State Throws (@WinonaStateThro) March 12, 2016
Kaitlyn Long of @WSUWarriors wins the women's weight throw with a record at the @NCAADII Championships. #MakeItYours pic.twitter.com/MZ9gDQLPIx— NCAA Division II (@NCAADII) March 12, 2016
NCAA II Indoor Meet Update: @UMDTFCC's DMR places 2nd in school-record time. Trost, Olson qualify for mile finals. pic.twitter.com/dXe7WjpKTR— UMD Athletics (@UMDBulldogs) March 12, 2016
2nd place. All-Americans. pic.twitter.com/6AjSmvz9Cx— UMD T&F/CC (@UMDTFCC) March 12, 2016
Ryan Hill and Paul Chelimo! That's your team! A lightning quick 7:38!! The fast pace took its toll on Rupp pic.twitter.com/Xzi94g1FBI— FloTrack (@FloTrack) March 12, 2016
.@OregonTF alum @lroesler5 narrowly takes the first heat of the 800m at the #USATFindoorshttps://t.co/JMaEYkJ97R pic.twitter.com/51LCixzzQj— TrackTown USA (@GoTrackTownUSA) March 12, 2016
A HUGE PR for #Gophers transfer @SDThrows at the @usatf Indoor Championships to finish third! pic.twitter.com/HAbcprN9Np— Minnesota M CC/TF (@GopherMCCTF) March 11, 2016
Live Results HERE.
Amanda Smock 8th in TJ. Results HERE.
Zack Siegmeier 7th in Pole Vault. Results HERE.
Sean Donnelly 3rd in the Weight Throw. Results HERE.
Garrett Heath 5th, Hassan Mead 6th in 3K. Results HERE.
Harun Abda second in Men's 800 prelims. Results HERE.
Laura Roesler first in women's 800 prelims. Results HERE.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Travis Burkstrand 800m
Harun Abda 800m
Ben Blankenship 1500
Garrett Heath 1500/3K
Hassan Mead 3K
Zack Siegmeier PV
Sean Donnley Weight Throw
Laura Roesler 800m
Heather Kampf 1500
Leslie Brost PV
Amanda Smock TJ
IAAF Athletes Commission Supports Paula Radcliffe's Petition for Return of Ill Gotten Prize Money from Banned Athletes
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Wayzata's Ruby Stauber running in the 3rd Section of the Girl's Championship race on Sunday at 2:49 PM Eastern Time.