Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Science: New Guidelines to Prevent Overconsumption of Fluids

Science: New guidelines to prevent overconsumption of fluids HERE

St .Cloud Times story on Heptathlete Heather Miller-Koch

 St .Cloud Times story on Heptathlete Heather Miller-Koch    HERE

World Youth Track & Field Trials Live Results

World Youth Track & Field Trials Live Results are HERE

Chicago TV Interviews with Lornah Kiplagat on Her Career and Clothing Line

Chicago TV, WCIU, interview with Lornah Kiplagat on her career and clothing line HERE

Jedah Caldwell Running in USATF World Track & Field Trials

Jamie Cheever and Other Steeplers Do Ireland

Ben Blankenship Regroups

Scott Jurek Has 500 Miles to go on Appalachian Trail Run

Amanda Smock: Don't Give Up

Monday, June 29, 2015

Kara Goucher's Interiew after the USATF Women's 5K

Kara Goucher's Interiew after the USATF Women's 5K HERE

Science: Inactivity Reduces Muscle Strength

Research on the impact of inactivity on muscle strength HERE

USATF Saturday Photo Gallery

USATF Saturday Photo Gallery HERE

USATF Masters 3K Video

USATF Masters 3K Video HERE

Star of the North Games Results

Star of the North Games results  HERE

Gopher Women Top Ten List

Final 2015 Outdoor Track Gopher Women Top Ten List  HERE

AAU Qualifier Results

AAU Qualifier results HERE.

USATF Women's 1500 Video

USATF Women's 1500 video HERE

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Leslie Brost 6th in the pole vault

TCTC's Leslie Brost sixth in the women's pole vault. Result is HERE

Heather Miller-Koch 4th in Heptathlon

Heather Miller-Koch 4th in heptathlon. Results are HERE

Heather Kampf 7th .02 out of 3rd; Gabe Grunewald Falls in 1500

1500 result HERE

Mason Ferlic 13th in Steeple

Mason Ferlic finnished thirtenth in the men's steeple.  Result is HERE

Lance Elliott 5th in Masters 5K

Lance Elliott finishes fifth in USATF Masters 3K.  Result is HERE

Gopher USATF Men's Summary

Gopher men's summary for Saturday USATF action HERE

Garrett Heath 4th, Jon Peterson 16th in Men's 5K

Garrett Heath 4th, Jon Peterson 16th in Men's 5K. Result is HERE.

Meghan Peyton 16th, Kara Goucher 18th in Women's 5K

Meghan Peyton finished 16th and Kara Goucher 18th in the women's 5K. Result is HERE

Molli Detloff 5th in Junior Women's Discus

Another one I missed.  Elk River grad Molli Detloff, a freshman at North Dakota, finished fifth in Junior women's discus. Result is HERE.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

USATF Champs Results Days 1-3

USATF Championship results for Days 1 thru 3 HERE

Wazata's Ruby Stauber is 2nd in USATF Junior Women's 800

Wazata's Ruby Stauber is 2nd in USATF Junior Women's 800. Result is HERE.

Shane Streich Finishes 5th in USATF Junior Men's 800

Shane Streich Finishes 5th in USATF Junior Men's 800.  Result is HERE

Forest Lake HS's Emma Benner 9th in USATF Juniors 5K

Another oversight I need to correct.  Forest Lake High School's  Emma Benner was ninth in the 5K.  Result is HERE.

Heather Miller-Koch 5th after Day 1 of the USATF Women's Heptathlon

Heather Miller-Koch 5th after Day 1 of the USATF Women's Heptathlon. Results are HERE.

Rosemount's Payton Otterdahl Wins the USATF Junior Champs in the Discus

Rosemount grad Payton Otterdahl(currently attending NDSU) wins the USATF Junior Championships in the Discus. Result is HERE.

Maggie Ewen 16th, Liz Podominick Fouls Out in Woman's Discus

Maggie Ewen finished 16th in the Women's Discus while Liz Podominick didn't record a fair throw.  Result is HERE.

Updated with quote from Ben: Ben Blankenship 4th in 1500

In a race that turned into a 400, rather than a 1500 like most championship races, Ben Blankenship was outleaned at the line to finish fourth in the 1500.  Result is HERE.

Jamie Cheever 12th in Steeple

Jamie Cheever finished eleventh in the women's steeplechase.  Result is HERE.

Shaina Burns 7th in USATF Junior Heptathlon

Apologies, missed this one.  Lakeville South grad Shaina Burns finished seventh in the USATF Women's Junior Heptathlon.  Results are HERE.

USATF Day 1 & 2 Results; Live Results

USATF Day 1 & 2 Results HERE.
Live results for Saturday HERE.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Harun Abda 11th in 800 Semis

800 results HERE.

Gophers Emma Spagnola 6th in Junior 100 Hurdles; Kiley Sabin 7th in Junior Shot; Gopher Rrecruit Erin Huls 9th in Prelims of Junior 400M Hurdles

Junior 100 hurdles result HERE
Junior Shot put result HERE
Junior 400hHurdles result HERE.

Amanda Smock 5th in Triple Jump

Result is HERE

Wally Ellenson Tied for 12th in the High Jump

Wally Ellenson Tied for 12th in the High Jump. Result is HERE

Winona State's Kaitlyn Long Fourth in the Junior Women's Hammer Throw

Hammer result HERE

Elk River's Lucas Trapp Misses USATF Junior Final, Has Big Plans for 2016

Junior 800 results HERE

Mason Ferlic Conquers Water Jump, Makes Steeple Final

Steeple prelim results HERE

Grunewald and Kampf Qualify for 1500 Finals

Results are HERE.

Ruby Stauber Qualifies for USATF Juniors 800 Final

Results are HERE.

Shane Streich Top Qualifier in Junior 800

Results are HERE.

Will Leer Talks About the Season, Injuries

Will Leer talks about his season, injury HERE.

Post Race Interview with Hassan Mead

Hassan Mead talks about the 10K, Worlds, and the USATF Championships HERE

TCTC All Comers Meet Photos

Photos on TCTC Facebook page from TCTC All Comers meet HERE


Maddie Van Beek in the steeple photos from Thursday HERE.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

USATF Day 1 Results

USATF Championships, Day 1 results HERE

Hassan Mead Books a Ticket to Beijing

It's not a rags to riches story, but Hassan Mead has overcome a lot.  It wasn't that long ago when he'd gone through a season lost via an Achilles injury. Then a collapsed lung.  The long road back.  On Thursday night in Eugene Mead booked a ticket to Beijing.  The World Championships.  The Big Show.

Though he doesn't show much emotion, the joy in his accomplishment is reflected on the faces and the words of his teammates, coaches, fans, friends.
10K results are HERE.

Sabin 11th in USATF Juniors Discus; Bates 11th, Peyton in 10K; Cheever Advances to Steeple Final; Pennel 11th, Grey 14th in 10K

Gopher's Kiley Sabin 11th in Junior women's discus with a throw of 150'5"(85.45m). Result is HERE.

Emma Bates 11th in women's 10K, Meghan Peyton 16th.  result HERE.

Jamie Cheever 13th, Maddie Van Beek 16th in steeple prelims. Result HERE.

Tyler Pennel 11th, Jonathan Grey 14th in 10K. Result HERE.

Will Leer 27th in 1500 prelims. Result HERE.

Gopher Men's Summary Day 1 USATF Champs

 Gopher Men's Summary Day 1 USATF Championships  HERE

Wieland, Ferlic are NCAA Academic All Americans

T&F News Women's USATF Champs Form Chart

T&F News Women's USATF Champs Form Chart HERE. Amanda Smock, Liz Podominick, Heather Kampf, Gabe Grunewald, Kara Goucher, Emma Bates, Heather Miller-Koch listed in top ten though for some it won't be the event they compete in at the championships.

Women with World Championship qualifying marks HERE. Podominick, Miller-Koch, Kampf, Grunewald.

T&F News Men's USATF Form Chart

T&F News Men's USATF Form Chart HERE. Harun Abda, Ben Blankenship, Will Leer, Garrett Heath, Hassan Mead, Wally Ellenson listed in top ten for their events.

Men with World Champs qualifying marks HERE. Blankenship, Mead, Heath, Ellenson

USATF Live Results

USATF Championships Live results are HERE.

Abda and Deng Running for Records and World Team spot in Eugene

St. Paul Pioneer Press article on 800 runners Harun Abda and Goaner Deng is HERE

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NOP Allegations: Point/Counterpoint Between Alberto Salazar and Pro Publica writer David Epstein

It's not exactly bedtime reading but the debate about what happened at the Nike Oregon Project has two main voices at the moment. Today's installment is comprised of a two part letter from the accused, NOP coach Alberto Salazar.  Part one is HERE  Part 2 is HERE.

Pro Publica writer David Epstein, who did the reporting Salazar is disputing, responds to Salazar's response HERE. Neither is likely to be the last word on this issue.

Ben True and the Quest for Gold

Sarah Barker writes about Ben True's quest to reach the top in distance races, and do it without doping HERE.

Erin Teschuk Selected as Female Summit League Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year

C Tolle Run Grandma's Highlight Video

NDSU All Americans Competing at USATF Champs

RRCA to Award Training Support Grants to Olympic Marathon Hopefuls

The Elliotts of Edina

Article on the Elliott family of Edina, which includes some pretty fair runners and those who support them HERE. There also lobbying for a share the road effort in Edina so cyclist, runners, etc can exercsie safely in the city streets.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Start Times for Men's and Women's 5K at the USATF Championships Changed Due to Weather

Gopher Women's USATF Championship Preview

TCTC All-Comers Meet

Twin Cities Track Club All Comers Meet Wednesday at St. Paul Central HS.  Registration starts at 5:15 PM.  More info HERE.

Scott Jurek Appalachian Trail Update

Scott Jurek is updating his Appalachian Trail Record attempt run on his Facebook page HERE.

Mason Ferlic Back in Eugene for USATF Championships

Mason Ferlic returns to the scene of the dive this weekend. He was selected as Athlete of the Year for track and cross country at Michigan with hockey player getting the prize for Wolverine male Athlete of the Year.

Being Ben Blankenship

New Inductees to Gopher M Club HOF

Monday, June 22, 2015

Grandma's Legends, Round 2

Thus far nobody has even guessed at the trio pictured below. So here's a hint.  Two of the men shown won the event more than once.  The third never won it.   Can you name these three men?
Use the comments section below for your answers.

Shane Streich National Boy's Performer of the Week

AAU MN District Qualifier Results

AAU Minnesota District Qualifier results HERE

Dan Bucy One of Four New Members Inducted into Carleton Sports HOF

Dan Bucy new Carleton HOF member 
New members for the C Club Hall of Fame inducted this weekend.  Press release HERE.

Gopher's USATF Championships Preview

Gopher's USATF Championships men's preview HERE.

C Tolle Run Grandma's Photo Album

C Tolle Run Grandma's Photo Album is HERE.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Grandma's Legends

Here's a challenge.  One of the nice things about races with great histories is that many of those whose performances brought attention to events, such as Grandma's keep coming back.  Can you name these three men?
Use the comments section below for your answers.

HS XC Coaches Pre-Season Rankings, DII "Small Schools"

The NCA, High School Cross Country Coaches pre-season rankings for the "Small Schools," Division II, are HERE. Mora and Perham boy's teams are ranked. Waseca, Annandale, and Perham girl's teams are ranked

DNT Marathon Coverage

The Duluth News Tribune coverage of Grandma's Marathon is HERE.

Strib/PP Grandma's Coverage

Kevin Pates stories for the Strib HERE(marathon) and HERE(half-marathon, wheelers, notes)

Pioneer Press story is HERE.

Mead and Blankenship Talk About USATF Champs

Oregon Track Club team members Charles Jock, Ben Blankenship, Hassan Mead and coach Mark Rowland talk about next week's USATF Championships HERE.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Gene Niemi' s Grandma's Photo Album

Leaders in the men's race at Mile 19(Lester River). Elisha Barno(2),
Jordan Chipangama, Noah Chepngabit, and Dominic Ondoro(1).
Photo by Gene Niemi

Women's winner Jane Kibii. Photo by Gene Niemi

USATF Minnesota Marathon champ, Eric Loeffler(42) and Ryan Cosens
(47). Photo by Gene Niemi

USATF Minnesota women's champ
Katie McGregor. Photo by Gene Niemi

Nicole Cueno(F26) in the pack. Photo by Gene Niemi

Ruby Stauber 4th in 800; Joe Klecker 11th in the 2-mile at Brooks PR invite

Ruby Stauber was foirth in the 800; Joe Klecker 11th in the 2-mile at the Brooks PR Invitational.  2-Mile Results are HERE. 800 results are HERE

News Briefs: Kenyans Sweep Men's and Women's Titles at Grandma's; Bjorklund Half Results

Grandma's Marathon Top Ten M&W HERE
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon results are HERE.
GBH Half results by gender, Men HERE. Women HERE. Top Ten Men & Women HERE

HS XC Coaches Pre-Season Rankings

High School track season just winding down with the various summer invitationals, but the HS Cross Country Coaches NCA already has  pre-season cross country rankings HERE.

Hopkins, Edina, and Stillwater are among the top 25 for the boys.  Wayzata, Edina, and Willmar for the girls.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Grandma's Men's Marathon Record Could Be in Danger Again

Former Duluth News Tribune reporter Kevin Pates writes a preview of this year's race for the Strib HERE.

DNT on the William A Irvin 5K Race

Duluth News Tribune's story on the William A Irvin 5K HERE.

Sixty Year Olds go for a Record at Grandma's

Amby Burfoot writes about two Sixtygenerians go for one of Doug Kurtis' records at Grandma's HERE  One of them is Doug's younger brother.

William A. Irvin 5K Results

William A. Irvin 5K results HERE.

By gender results: Men HERE.  Women HERE.

Grandma's Zero Tolerance Anti-Doping Policy

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Grandma's Marathon Men's Course Recordholder Dominic Ondoro Returns

Grandma's Marathon Men's Course Recordholder Dominic Ondoro rerturns to defend his title HERE.

Dot McMahan and Three Kenyans Front the Women's Field at Grandma's

Women's course recordholder Sarah Kiptoo is the early favorite among the female participants at this year's Grandma's Marathon.  Jane Kibii and Doreen Kitaka are expected to challenge Kiptoo with "ageless wonder" Dot McMahan potentially leading the US runners HERE.

Rain and Thunder Possible for Grandma's Marathon

The Duluth News Tribune weather forcast for Saturday's Grandma's Marathon includes the possibility for rain and thunder HERE.

Joe Klecker Aiming for Low 8:40s at the Brooks PR Invitational this Weekend

Annie Bersagel to be Inducted into Wake Forest Sports HOF

Annie Bersagel to be inducted into Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame HERE.

T& F News USATF Track Championship Men's Form Chart

T& F News USATF Track Championship Men's Form Chart HERE. Ben Blankenship, Hassan Mead, Garrett Heath, Will Leer, Wally Ellenson

T&F News USATF Championships Women's Form Chart

T&F News USATF Championships Women's Form Chart HERE. Amanda Smock, Liz Podominick, Heather Kampf, Gabe Grunewald, Heather Miller-Koch, and Kara Goucher

Heather Miller-Koch's Athlete Biz page is HERE.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Grandma's Runners with Backstories

Among those who will be running in Saturday's Grandma's Marathon or Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, the Duluth News Tribune selected a few to feature in their pre-race coverage.  Their stories are HERE.

Mason Ferlic Talks About His Steeple Dive

Mason Ferlic says he doesn't know how he ended up in the water while attempting the water jump at the NCAA Championships HERE.

Wayne Kryduba's 2014 Grandma's Marathon Photo Album for MDRA

Wayne Kryduba's 2014 Grandma's Marathon Photo Album for MDRA is HERE.

How the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Got its Name

Duluth News Tribune story on how the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon got its name HERE.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ron Clarke, One of the Greats

Australian distance runner Ron Clarke was one of the great distance runners of all time.  He rewrote the record book in the 5 and 10K, but was found wanting by many because he never won a Commonwealth or Olympic gold medal.

He had "old fashioned values" in that he helped his rivals.  He said that he wanted to run against others at their best, not when they were performing below that level.  What good is it to win like that? he said.  Clarke  was asked in a BBC documentary if it didn't bother him that he never won Olympic gold.  He said no because he never defined himself as just a runner.  It just happened to be what he was good at. Running wasn't even his first choice in sports.  He wanted to be an Australian football player, but an injury to his hand--one of his fingers was broken and permanently bent so he couldn't grip a football--ended that.

Clarke took up running and ended up setting 17 World Records(11 in one year-1965).  But perhaps the greatest tribute he received was from another distance runner, Emil Zatopek, the only runner to win the 5K, 10K, and marathon at the Olympics, who was a hero and an inspiration for Clarke.  Clarke visited Zatopek in Czechoslovakia after he had retired from the sport.  When he was leaving Zatopek shook Clarke's hand and placed in its palm a small box.

Clarke didn't open the box until he was on the plane heading home because he thought it was some trinket or memento Zatopek was giving him.  It was an Olympic gold medal. Clarke treasured the gift, not because it was a gold medal, but that it was one of Zatopek's gold medals. Clarke died Wednesday morning in Australia.  He was 78.  RIP Ron Clarke.

Clarke's obit is HERE.

Stop Teaching Robots

USATF MN Summer Meet #1 Photo Album

USATF MN Summer Meet #1 Photo Album is HERE.

USATF MN Summer Meets #1 Results

USATF Minnesota Summer All-Comers Meet #1 results are HERE.

USATF Minnesota Summer Track Series Starts Tonight

Gopher Women 16th in USTFCCCA Program of the Year Rankings

The University of Minnesota women's XC, indoor & outdoor track teams were sixteenth in the USTFCCCA Program of the Year rankings, a compliation of the teams' results during the track and cross country seasons HERE.

Scott Jurek Almost Half-way Through his Appalachian Trail Run

Scott Jurek almost half-way through his Appalachian Trail run record attempt HERE.

Monday, June 15, 2015

MDRA Spring Training Series Standings

MDRA Spring Training Series Standings HERE.

Tatyana McFadden Attempts to Win a Marathon She Hasn't Won Yet, Grandma's

Emily Hackert New M&W Track Coach at Augsburg

Winona Post story on the Ping Sisters

Winona Post story on the Ping Sisters HERE

Heath 2nd(1500), Pennel 3rd(5K), Peterson 10th, Sathre 26th, Docherty 34th, Jacobs 12th at Portland Track Festival

Garrett Heath finished second in the 1500 at the Portland Track Festival Sunday night in 3:34.13(His PR is 3:34.12). Result HERE.

2014 Medtronic TC Marathon champion was third in the 5K in 13:32.06. Jon Peterson was tenth in 13:50.39.  Ben Sathre 26th in 14:21.36, and Danny Docherty was thirty-fourth in 14:38.56.  Result is HERE.

Run 'N Fun's Ben Jacobs finished 12th in the 10K in 31:34.56. Result is HERE.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

USATF Minnesota Junior Olympic Championships Results

USATF Junior Olympic Championships full results HERE

Heather Kampf 3rd in Rabat

1500 result is HERE.  YouTube video of the race is HERE.

Overtraining Syndrome: Running on Empty?

Outside magazine article on Overtraining Syndrome HERE.

Waseca's Shane Streich Breaks 1:50

Took a few years, but finally part of the Sub-1:50 Club

800 results are HERE Streich also finished third in the 1600. Result is HERE
Other meet results are HERE.

Science: Impact of Marathons and Ultras on the Heart

Despite the warnings that running marathons or ultra events can be damaging the heart, the one thing most scientists agree upon is that there is not enough data to make a definitive answer to the question of what the impact of training and racing for these events does for and/or to the heart HERE.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Goucher 4th, Peyton 10th in Portland

Kara Goucher finished fourth , Meghan Peyton tenth at the Portland  Track festival Saturday night.  Result is HERE.

NCAA DI Complete Results

NCAA DI Complete Results HERE

NDSU's Erin Teschuk Fifth and Maddie VanBeek eighth in the Steeplechase. Result HERE.

Emma Bates ninth in the 5K. Result is HERE.

USATF Minnesota Junior Olympics Championships Day 3 Results

USATF Minnesota Junior Olympics Championships Day 3 Results are HERE.

Carrie Tollefson Tells Usain Bolt to "Get After It!"

NCAA DI Results Days 1-3

NCAA DI results for all three days leading up to today's women's finals HERE.

Liz Podominick 7th in the Big Apple

Discus results are HERE.

Joe Klecker Runs PB in Dream Mile, Finishes 4th

Minnesota knows who Joe Klecker is, but apparantly the stat people working on the adidas meet don't.  Others get PB listed next to their time, but not Joe?  video of the race is HERE.

Mason Ferlic Takes a Dive

If you dive into the steeple pit during the NCAA Championships, there will be photos.
Mason Ferlic photo album from NCAA's HERE.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Joe Klecker Interview Prior to the Dream Mile

Joe Klecker interviewed prior to Saturday's Adidas Grand Prix meet where he's running in the high school "Dream Mile" HERE.

Former Gopher Wally Ellenson 5th in HJ

Marquette's Wally Ellenson, a former Gopher, jumps 7'2.25"/2.19m to finish fifth in the high jump
HJ results are HERE.

Multi Results from USATF Minnesota Junior Olympic Champs

USATF Minnesota Junior Olympic Championship Multis results for Days 1 & 2 are HERE.

On Their Off Day Gopher Women Visit Pre's Rock

Strib on Endless Summer Trail Running Series

Mason Ferlic 12th in Steeple

Steeple results HERE. Ferlic fell during the race in the water pit.

USATF Minnesota Junior Olympic Championships, Day 2 of Multis Live Results

Second day of multi events at USATF Minnesota Junior Olympic Championships. Live results HERE.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

USATF Minnesota Junior Olympic Championships Day 1 Results

USATF Minnesota Junior Olympic Championships Day 1 Results are HERE.

Gopher Women's Summary

Gopher women's summary is HERE.