Sunday, March 26, 2017

MSU Mankato Athletes Compete in the Ashley Nally Heptathlon and Herschel Neil Decathlon

Heptathlon Results HERE
Decathlon Results HERE

MSU Mankato men's summary HERE.  Women HERE

Jim Schoffman Wins Bronze Medal at the World Masters Championships

By Tom Langenfeld
Jim Schoffman was busy at the World Masters Championships and came away with a medal. He  finished sixth in the M60 400m at the World Masters Championships Saturday—and then dropped down in age group to lead-off  the US M55  4X200m relay team that won a bronze medal .
Jim got to the 400m final by finishing third in his preliminary heat (1:04.90), and fourth in his semi-final heat (1:04.89).  His time in the finals was 1:06.41.
The M55 relay team, which included world champion high jumper  Bruce McBarnette, was timed in 2:00.30, finishing behind Great Britain/Northern Ireland and Ireland. 
A listing of results from all the events of the Championships is HERE.
USATF summary of the top performances by USA athletes, including a list of all the medalists is HERE.

Hamza Ali 52nd in IAAF Junior(Under 20) XC Championships. US Team 9th

Coach Steve Plasencia and Hamza Ali

All Race Results HERE
Junior(Under 20) men's race results HERE

Running Trend in the UK: Obstacle Racing

Running Trend in the UK: Obstacle racing; Mud, Sweat, and Tears. HERE

Maggie Ewen Wins at Hammer Throw and Discus at PAC-12, Big Ten Challenge

Maggie Ewen Wins at Hammer Throw and Discus at PAC-12/Big Ten Challenge. Results HERE.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Records Fall in Indoor Marathon in New York


Plaz and Hamza Ali Represent the Gophers in IAAF World Junior XC Championships

Plaz and Hamza Ali Represent the Gophers in IAAF World Junior XC Championships HERE

Raleigh Relays Results

Raleigh Relays Results HERE

Gopher Women's summary HERE

CSB-SJU Outdoor Invitational Results

CSB-SJU Outdoor Invitational Men's Results HERE. Women HERE

St. John's summary HERE
St. Ben's summary HERE
UMD Men's summary HERE.
University of Minnesota Morris summary HERE

Hamline summary not available
Concordia Moorhead summary not available

O'Gara's St. Patrick's Day 8K Results

O'Gara's St. Patrick's Day/USATF MN Championship  8K Results HERE

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Top Ten marks of the Collegiate Weekend

Top Ten marks of the Collegiate Weekend HERE

NCAA/USTFCCCA DIII Women Outdoor Track Rankings

NCAA/USTFCCCA DIII Women Outdoor Track Rankings  HERE

NCAA/USTFCCCA DIII Men Outdoor Track Rankings

NCAA/USTFCCCA DIII Men Outdoor Track Rankings HERE

NCAA/USTFCCCA DII Men Outdoor Track Rankings

NCAA/USTFCCCA DII Men Outdoor Track Rankings HERE

NCAA/USTFCCCA DII Women Outdoor Track Rankings

NCAA/USTFCCCA DII Women Outdoor Track Rankings HERE

NCAA National Athletes of the Week

Maggie Ewen

NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN – Maggie Ewen, Arizona State

Junior | Throws
St. Francis, Minnesota
One record down: one more to go.
Maggie Ewen opened her outdoor season in a big way in front of her home crowd at the Baldy Castillo Invitational this past weekend.
Ewen shattered the American collegiate record in the hammer throw with a heave of 72.71m (238-6). Former Southern Illinois standout and two-time NCAA champion DeAnna Price held the previous record with a mark of 72.66m (238-4).
Prior to this past weekend, Ewen’s PR in the event was 70.50m (231-3) that she set at the NCAA West Regional last year.
The next record in Ewen’s sights is the overall collegiate record held by former Georgia standout Jenny Dahlgren (72.94m/239-3). Dahlgren’s record has stood for nearly 10 years.--USTFCCCA

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nancy Hobbs' story on the Chuckanut 50K

Welcome to the World of NCAA Record Keeping, Part II

Track and Field News added this twist to what the criteria can be for accepting a record in this tweet:

best hammer mark ever for American-born collegian: 238-6 (72.71) by Arizona State's Maggie Ewen. Makes her No. 8 on all-time U.S. list.

An addendum to all this is that Ewen was not supposed to compete in the meet. She was supposed to be rested this weekend HERE

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Baldy Castillo Invitational Results

Baldy Castillo Invitational Results HERE

Gopher men's summary HERE

USF Bulls Invitatonal Results

Results HERE
Gopher women's summary HERE

Ladia Albertson-Junkans Wins the Chuckanut 50K


Race results HERE

Men and Women's Course Records Fall in Hot Dash 10 Mile

Ben Sathre broke the men's course record and Andrea Rediger the women's at the Hot Dash  10 mile in St Paul.

Sathre, 26, the defending men's champion, ran the Mississippi riverfront course which started and finished near Boom Island, in 49:59.  Rediger, 28, clocked 57:24 for the women’s title and event record. 

Sathre used the wind and  40 degree temperature to his advantage. “We had a nice tailwind the first half, so I just rolled into a pace and tried to hold it coming back,” Sathre said. “I just had to stay strong coming back into the wind.”

Rediger also got off to a good start, which paid off in the end. “Right away at the half-mile or so, I knew I was in the lead,” Rediger said. “I hit the mile on my target and I felt good from there. My time was a big personal best for me, so I can’t complain about anything.”


Each earned $500.  Full results are HERE

MSU Mankato Wins First Outdoor Meet of the Season

ESU Spring Invitational Results HERE

MSU Mankato women's summary HERE. Men HERE

Friday, March 17, 2017

ESU Spring Invitational Day 1 Results

ESU Spring Invitational Day 1 Results HERE

MSU Mankato summary not available

USF Bulls Invitational Day 1 Results

USF Bulls Invitational  Day 1 Results  HERE

Gopher women's summary HERE

Baldy Castillo Day 1 Results

Baldy Castillo Day 1 Results HERE

Gopher men's summary not available
Iowa's
Bailey Hesse-Withbroe 31st in 3:58.83 and
Kevin Docherty 41st in 4:06.49

Maggy Ewen PRs at Baldy Castillo Hammer Throw: Welcome to the World of NCAA Record Keeping.




Maggie Ewen set a new PR in the Hammer Throw on her last throw in the competition.  Ewen launched the hammer 72.71 meters/238'6.5".  It was an improvement of more than two meters.  The NCAA record is 72.94meters 239' 4"by Georgia's  Jenny Dahlgren set in 2007
Hammer results HERE.  Women's Outdoor Collegiate records HERE.

Editor's Note: The NCAA does not have an official list of marks that were not set in their NCAA Championship meet.The NCAA Championships record is only the top mark made in the NCAA Championships,  The NCAA does not  keep track of marks made in  all NCAA competition.  T&F News compiles a list of the top marks set in NCAA meets done during the NCAA collegiate season.

This  is similar to the confusion about  MSHSL records.  The Miles List, for example, lists performances from all competitions done during the MSHSL season..  MSHSL accepts some but not others depending on the criteria set up by the MSHSL for what counts and what doesn't.

Any marks made by a MSHSL athlete outside the official HS season is not recognized as a record.  Times set in the increasing number of post season high school meets, for example, are not accepted as a record.

T&F News' Collegiate list, much like the Miles lists for Minnesota HS athletes,  does have an addendum that lists superior marks done on the track circuit outside the NCAA season.

Thus you have this situation where the record listed by the NCAA  for the women's hammer throw is 71.53m/234'8" by Southern Illinois' DeAnna Price, Southern IL set on June 9, 2016 at the NCAA Championships. That was the farthest recorded mark by that any female athlete has thrown in all NCAA Outdoor Championships meets.

Thus Maggie now has a throw better than any women in the NCAA Championships, but slightly shorter than Jenny Dahlgren's mark that is recognized as the longest throw by an NCAA athlete during the NCAA Outdoor season compiled by T&F News.

Hopefully this explains why Arizona State proudly announced that Maggie now has the collegiate record.  Some people would agree with that.  Others would not.  Welcome to the world of collegiate track & field record keeping.

ESU Spring Invitational Live Results

ESU Spring Invitational Live Results HERE
MSU Mankato competing

Gopher Women Open Outdoor Season in Florida


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

TCM 1988 Women's champion cleared of doping charges 29 years too late

Twin Cities Marathon 1988 Women's champion Ria Van Landeghem has been cleared of doping charges from almost 29 years ago HERE and HERE

Prior to the 1988 TCM Van Landeghem was told she had failed a drug test done in the Olympic lab in Seoul at the request of the Belgian Olympic Committee.  She was sent home and missed her chance to run in the Games.  She protested her innocence and was allowed by TCM organizers to run the marathon here.  She won in 2:28:11, a new course record for women.  Her record lasted until 1996 when Olga Appel set a new record of 2:27:59.

She never gave up on "clearing her name" of the doping charges however.  Nearly 29 years later the BOIC agreed with her and issued a press release absolving her.

The Power of the Mind.

Results suggest that a performance reserve is conserved, involving anaerobic energy contribution, which can be utilised given a belief that the exercise will be sustainable however there is an upper limit to how much deception can be tolerated. These findings have implications for performance enhancement in athletes and for our understanding of the nature of fatigue during high-intensity exercise.
HERE

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gopher Men Indoor Track All Americans

Gopher Women Indoor Track All Americans

Park Flyers T&F Track Receives $2K Grant from USA T&F Foundation

Park Flyers Track and Field Receives $2K Grant from USA Track &Field Foundation  HERE

Interview with Courtney Dauwalter

NCAA DIII Indoor Track All Americans

Satire: Acme Unveils Sub-2 hour Marathon Shoe

Satire: Acme Unveils Sub-2 hour Marathon Shoe HERE

St. Olaf men 11th, Carleton Women 17th in NCAA DIII Program of the Year Awards

St. Olaf men 11th, Carleton Women 17th in NCAA DIII Program of the Year Awards HERE

NCAA Announces 2017 NCAA DIII Championships

NCAA Announces 2017 NCAA DIII Championships HERE

MIAC Summary of NCAA DIII Championships

MIAC Summary of NCAA DIII Championships HERE

Heather Kampf Writes About Drake Relays Memories

Heather Kampf Writes About  Drake Relays Memories HERE

UMD Women #5 in NCAA DII Program of the Year Rankings

UMD Women #5 in NCAA DII Program of the Year Rankings HERE

Monday, March 13, 2017

New Research Concludes that a Sub 2 Hour Marathon is Possible

New Research Concludes that a Sub 2 Hour Marathon is Possible for Current Athletes  HERE

NCAA Collegiate Indoor Bests for 2017

NCAA Collegiate Indoor Bests for 2017 HERE

54 NSIC Athletes Earn All American Honors

Two Masters Legends Trained in Graveyards

The Wall Street Journal obit on Masters' Marathon legend Ed Whitlock (HERE)  and Athletics Illustrated's (HERE) note that Whitlock often trained in graveyards.  Not uncommon on Masters distance runners.  Anoka's Bill Andberg was nicknamed the Grey Ghost because of the use of similar training grounds.  Andberg bio is HERE.

Whitlock trained in the graveyard because of its proximity of his house.  Andberg did it to avoid harrasing by those who wondered why an "old man" was out running,  and to "get away from dogs."

Another Masters legend, Dr. Alex Ratelle trained at night, after dark, because he didn't want his Edina neighbors seeing him running around the neighborhood in his running gear.

How things have changed.

Gopher Women's Final 2017 Indoor Track Performance List

Saturday, March 11, 2017

NCAA DI Indoor Indoor Track Championships Results

NCAA DI Indoor Indoor Track Championships Results HERE
 Colorado's Joe Klecker 4th in 3K in 7:58.90
Joe Klecker

Maggie Ewen 4th in Shot Put(15.57m; 57' 7 3/4"), 6th in Weight Throw(20.97m; 68' 93/4")

NDSU NCAA Photo Gallery HERE Summary HERE

NCAA DII Indoor Track Championships Results

NCAA DII Indoor Track Championships men's Results HERE. Women  HERE

NSIC men's summary HERE. Women's HERE
Altoniece Williams
Emi Trost

NCAA DIII Indoor Track Championship Results

NCAA DIII Indoor Track Championship Results HERE

Bethel men's Summary HERE
St. Ben's summary HERE
Concordia Moorhead men's summary HERE. Women HERE
Carleton men's summary HERE. Women HERE
St. Olaf summary HERE

Gate River Run 15K(US Championships) Results

Gate River Run 15K(US Championships) Men's results HERE. Women's HERE

Men
Jon Grey 7th in 43:51
Biya Simbassa 8th in  44:04
Ryan Rutherford 36th in 46:37
Dan Docherty 43rd in 47:09
Jon Peterson 45th in 47:19
Josh Dedering 47th in 47:29
Rob Molke in 53rd in 48:45.

Women
Meghan Peyton 15th in 52:34.
Sam Rivard 41st in 56:56.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 09, 2017

NCAA DII Indoor Track Championships Day 1 Results

NCAA DII Indoor Track Championships Men's Results HERE. Women HERE
Day 1 Recap video HERE
NSIC Summary HERE


Winona State's Kaitlyn Long 2nd in Hammer Throw HERE



NCAA DIII Indoor Track Championships Rankings and Live Stream Schedule

NCAA DIII Indoor Track Championships Rankings and Live Stream Schedule HERE

MIAC Elite 22 Award Winners

KEYC Profile on MSU Mankato's Tanner Ogren and John Schuster

KEYC Feature on MSU Mankato's Tanner Ogren and John Schuster HERE

Live Results for NCAA DI Indoor Championships

  NCAA DI Indoor Championships Live Results  HERE

Live Results for NCAA DII Championships

Live Results for NCAA DII Championships http://results.leonetiming.com/?mid=1140

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Royal Page Profile on Hopkins' HS's Bit Klecker

The Royal Page profile of Hopkins' HS's Bit Klecker HERE

NCAA DII Indoor Championships Preview

NCAA DIII Indoor Championships Preview

NCAA DIII Indoor Championships Preview HERE

NCAA DIII Championships Start List

NCAA DIII Championships Start List HERE

Updated USATF Minnesota Indoor Records

NCAA DI Start Lists

Minnesota Olympians



Tuesday, March 07, 2017

USATF MN Indoor #4 Results

USATF MN Indoor #4 Results HERE

Gopher Women's NCAA Championships Preview

NCAA DII Indoor All Region Selections

NCAA DII Indoor All Region Selections HERE

Central Region Award winners:
MSU Mankato's Jim Dilling(coach), Chris Parno(Assistant coach), Mike Sandle(field)
UMD's Emi Trost(track)
Winona State's Kaitlyn Long(field)

Monday, March 06, 2017

USTFCCCA/NCAA DI Women's Pre-Championship Rankings

USTFCCCA/NCAA DI Women's Pre-Championship Rankings HERE

USTFCCCA/NCAA DI Men's Pre-Championship Rankings

   USTFCCCA/NCAA DI Men's Pre-Championship Rankings HERE

USTFCCCA/NCAA DIII Men's Pre-Championship Rankings

USTFCCCA/NCAA DIII Men's Pre-Championship Rankings HERE

USTFCCCA/NCAA DIII Women's Pre-Championship Rankings

USTFCCCA/NCAA DIII Women's Pre-Championship Rankings  HERE

USTFCCCA/NCAA DII Men's Pre-Championship Rankings

USTFCCCA/NCAA DII Men's Pre-Championship Rankings  HERE

USTFCCCA/NCAA DII Women's Pre-Championship Rankings

USTFCCCA/NCAA DII Women's Pre-Championship Rankings HERE

NCAA DIII Indoor All Region Selections

Minnesota teams well represented in the NCAA DIII Indoor All Region Selections HERE


Ben Blankenship and Liz Podominick Awarded USATF Foundation Grants

Ben Blankenship and Liz Podominick Awarded USATF Foundation Elite Athlete Development Grants.  Full list is HERE.

Maggie Ewen Chosen as West Region Field AOY

Maggie Ewen chosen as NCAA DI West Region Field Athlete of the Year HERE.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Blankenship Wins Mile, Kampf 2nd in the 2-Mile, and Garrett Heath 3rd in the Mile at the US Champs


Results HERE

USATF Indoor Track Championships. Ben Blankenship Wins the mile, Garrett Heath 3rd. Heather Kampf 2nd in the 2-Mile, Sean Donnelly 3rd in the hammer throw All three qualified for the US team for the London IAAF World Championships.
Sean Donnelly


Laura Muir's Victory Lap

Saturday, March 04, 2017

USATF Indoor Track Championship Results: Heather Kampf 3rd in the Mile

USATF Indoor Track Championship Results HERE 

Heather Kampf 3rd in the Mile


Rochester Post Bulletin Feature on Gopher's Derek Wiebke

Rochester Post Bulletin Feature on Gopher's Derek Wiebke HERE

NACAC XC Championship Results

NACAC XC Championships  Race Results: Men's 8K HERE
Women's 8K HERE
Under 20 Men 6.5K HERE
Under 20 Women's 5K HERE

Former Team USA Minnesota runners Biya Simbassa(1) and Jon Grey(5) bookended the US men's sweep for the team title.




Friday, March 03, 2017

2017 MIAC Women's Indoor Track and Field Awards.

                                 2017 MIAC Women's Indoor Track and Field Awards. HERE

Updated: St. Olaf NCAA Qualifier Results

St. Olaf NCAA Qualifier Results HERE

St. Olaf men's summary HERE. Women HERE
Carleton women's summry HERE. Men HERE
Macalester women's summary HERE.
St. Ben's summary HERE
St. Kate's summary HERE.
St John's summary HERE
Northwestern(MN) men's summary HERE

Hamline summary not available
Concordia Moorhead summary not available
St. Thomas summary not available
U of M Morris summary not available
St Mary's summary not available

Updated 2017 Men’s Track & Field Indoor Performance List

Updated 2017 Men’s Track & Field Indoor Performance List HERE

Gopher's Temi Ogunrinde is Women's Big 10 Sportsmanship Award Recipient

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

NSIC Men's Weekly Summary, AOY and COY

NSIC Men's Weekly summary HERE

UMD's Emi Trost Selected as NSIC AOY

Winona State's Kathleen Taylor Earns NSIC Newcomer of the Year Award

NCAA DII Championship Qualifiers

  NCAA DII Championship Qualifiers HERE

All-UMAC Selections, UMAC Indoor Awards





UMAC Indoor Awards HERE

NCAA DI Indoor Track Championship Qualifiers