Friday, April 18, 2014

Girls' pole vaulter aims to break her own record in try for third state title

http://www.wfaa.com/sports/high-school/Girls-pole-vaulter-aims-to-break-her-own-record-in-try-for-third-state-title-255744551.html

Legendary UH coach Tom Tellez recuperating after car accident

http://www.chron.com/sports/cougars/article/Legendary-UH-coach-Tom-Tellez-recuperating-after-5411717.php

Cal track and field set for Mt. Sac Relays

http://www.dailycal.org/2014/04/17/cal-track-field-set-mt-sac-relays/

Hurdler Lashinda Demus expects a ‘fun’ run at Mt. SAC Relays

http://www.sbsun.com/sports/20140417/hurdler-lashinda-demus-expects-a-fun-run-at-mt-sac-relays

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Diego Estrada to compete for U.S.

http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/251077-News-from-the-Track-and-Field-World/article/26179-Diego-Estrada-to-compete-for-US#.U0905nlOXIV

THE RACE FOR THE WOMEN'S BOWERMAN TROPHY LOADED WITH NATIONAL TEAM RACE CONNECTIONS






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THE RACE FOR THE WOMEN'S BOWERMAN TROPHY LOADED WITH NATIONAL TEAM RACE CONNECTIONS
April 17, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The race for the women’s NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field team crown is heating up and crossing over more than ever into the race for collegiate track & field’s highest individual honor: The Bowerman Trophy.

The April edition of the Women’s Watch List for The Bowerman announced Thursday featured four teams – all ranked within the top six in the most recent National Team Computer Rankings – with pairs of student-athletes represented on the Watch List.

Top-ranked Texas A&M, No. 3 Texas, No. 4 Oregon and No. 6 Kentucky are all duking it out in the rankings for positioning in the national team title race, all while some of their top student-athletes battle for consideration for the prestigious The Bowerman Trophy.

The Bowerman Women’s Watch List – April 2014
(Click student-athletes’ names for biographies & Notes)


NAME YEAR SCHOOL EVENTS HOMETOWN
Morolake Akinosun SO Texas Sprints Aurora, Ill.
Kamaria Brown JR Texas A&M Sprints Baton Rouge, La.
Dezerea Bryant JR Kentucky Sprints Milwaukee, Wis.
Abbey D’Agostino SR Dartmouth Distance Topsfield, Mass.
Phyllis Francis SR Oregon Mid-Distance Queens, N.Y.
Kendra Harrison JR Kentucky Hurdles/Sprints Clayton, N.C.
Kaitlin Petrillose SO Texas Pole Vault Round Rock, Texas
Laura Roesler SR Oregon Mid-Distance Fargo, N.D.
Shelbi Vaughan SO Texas A&M Throws Mansfield, Texas
Kendell Williams FR Georgia Combined Events Marietta, Ga.

Also Receiving Votes: Remona Burchell (Alabama); Julia Ratcliffe (Princeton); Shanieka Thomas (San Diego State)





Top-ranked Texas A&M, represented all season long by junior sprinter Kamaria Brown, added collegiate-leadingsophomore discus thrower Shelbi Vaughan to the Watch List. Vaughan has been a dominant force this season with a 199-3 (60.74m) career best and the top seven throws of the collegiate season.

Lone Star State rival Texas added a second sophomore Watch List member of their own as sprinter Morolake Akinosun joined collegiate pole vault leader sophomore Kaitlin Petrillose.

Akinosun ran a wind-aided 11.13 (+2.7 m/s) to win the Texas Relays 100 meters over rival Watch List member Dezerea Bryant of Kentucky. Petrillose, meanwhile, continues to soar in the pole vault after her indoor national title with the top two clearances of the 2014 collegiate outdoor season.

Fresh of their fifth consecutive indoor national team title, No. 4 Oregon’s senior duo of sprinter Phyllis Francis andmiddle-distance runner Laura Roesler remained on the Watch List. Roesler’s young outdoor season already includes a collegiate-leading 2:01.10 in her signature 800 meters race.

The duo’s appearances increases the Ducks’ nation-best total Women’s Watch List appearances count to 54, well ahead of Texas A&M’s 32. The Watch List debuted in 2010, one year after the debut of The Bowerman itself.

Junior sprinter Dezerea Bryant of Kentucky remained on the Watch List, and was rejoined for the second time this season by junior hurdler Kendra Harrison, who owns the top qualifying spot in the 100-meter hurdles at 12.68w (+2.1m/s) and the No. 2 spot in the 400-meter hurdles at 56.60.

Not to be left out of the national team rankings conversation, No. 5 Georgia was represented by frosh heptathlete Kendell Williams for the second consecutive edition. After crushing the indoor pentathlon U.S. Junior Record twice earlier this season, she already obliterated the U.S. Junior heptathlon in her first collegiate combined event.

Her collegiate-leading 6018 smashed the previous record of 5678 by Ellannee Richardson of Washington State in 1999, and the all-conditions U.S. Junior best of 5754w by UCLA’s Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 1981.

Rounding out the Watch List was active all-time appearances leader senior distance runner Abbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth for the 10th time. Though she has yet to debut outdoors in 2014, she became the 10th woman since the beginning of the Watch List in 2010 to have been included 10 or more times.

Dropping from the Watch List proper into the "also receiving votes" category were Alabama’s Remona Burchell and San Diego State’s Shanieka Thomas. The duo was joined by hammer-throwing sophomore Julia Ratcliffe of Princeton.

The SEC improved its all-time appearances count to 115, but was joined by the Pac-12 in the triple-digits as it hit an even 100. Prior to this edition of the rankings, only the SEC women and men (119) had surpassed the century mark.

Biographies on each of the members of the Watch List can be found here.



ABOUT THE BOWERMAN
The Bowerman Trophy, which was first awarded in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athletes in the nation.

Indiana’s Derek Drouin and Clemson’s Brianna Rollins are the reigning winners of The Bowerman, which is named for legendary Oregon track & field and cross country coach Bill Bowerman. In addition to their collegiate achievements, Rollins is the reigning World Champion in the 100 meter hurdles — an event for which she also holds the American Record — while Drouin has won bronze medals at both the 2012 Olympics and 2013 IAAF World Championships.

Past winners include Olympic gold medalist, World Champion and decathlon world-record holder Ashton Eaton (2010); 10,000-meter Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp (2009); and 2011 IAAF World Champion at 1500 meters, Jenny Simpson (2009).

In total, the winners from the award’s first four years have won three Olympic Medals, six World Championships (one relay, two indoor) and 11 World Championships medals (two relay, one indoor). When considering finalists for the award, 13 individuals have earned a combined six Olympic medals, eight World Championships (one relay, four indoor) and 23 World Championships medals (three realy, six indoor).

Former winners of and finalists for The Bowerman currently hold 21 national records. Each former winner of the men’s Bowerman Trophy holds at least two national records, while two of the five women’s winners are current national record-holders.

Bowerman served the sport of track and field in numerous ways. His leadership in the USTFCCCA’s predecessor organization, the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, and his contributions to NCAA track and field and the running community as a whole are among his many lasting legacies.

For more information on The Bowerman, the award, the trophy and Bill Bowerman himself, visit TheBowerman.org.



ABOUT THE USTFCCCA
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members encompassing 94% of all NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA as well as a number of state high school coaches associations. The USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches’ interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.




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The Warm-Up Lap: ACC Championships and Mt. SAC Relays Top the Weekend Outdoor T&F Schedule






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The Warm-Up Lap: ACC Championships and Mt. SAC Relays Top the Weekend Outdoor T&F Schedule
April 17, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – As this painfully protracted winter forces yet another round of cancelled outdoor track & field meets in the Upper Midwest and the Northeast, it might be difficult to believe that conference championship season is already upon us.

MORE INFO
THIS WEEKEND’S MEETS
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Weekend Broadcasts
Top 10 Teams in Action

Nevertheless, ten NCAA conferences between all three Divisions will crown their team champions this weekend, headlined most notably by the ACC Championships this Thursday, April 17, through Saturday, April 19, at North Carolina. More information can be found on the USTFCCCA’s Conference Championships Central page.

While some are battling for team glory this weekend, others are in qualifying mode at one of the season’s most largest and most prestigious meets, the Mt. SAC Relays, also April 17-19 in Walnut, Calif. Throngs of teams from all three NCAA Divisions and the NAIA will be represented, including many among the Top 10 listed below.

Being two high caliber meets with completely different goals, choosing one over the other for Division I National Meet of the Week is like comparing apples and oranges, so the two split the honor.

The Division II Meet of the Week is shaping up to be the CIAA Championships, Division III’s Meet of the Week is the Augustana (Ill.) Meet of Champions/Invitational and the NAIA Meet of the Week is the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship.

Info on each of these meets, plus the more than 120 other meets going on around the nation this weekend can be found on the USTFCCCA InfoZone "This Weekend’s Meets" page.

At the ACC Championships, the No. 5 Florida State men and the No. 15 FSU women will look to become just the third school in ACC history to sweep the indoor and outdoor league titles in the same season. FSU’s women will have a particularly tough challenge on their side, with No. 22 Notre Dame and No. 24 Maryland also aiming for the ACC title.

Check the broadcast schedule below for when you can tune in to ESPN3.com and watch live.

Two men on the most recent Watch List for The Bowerman Trophy will be in action with Florida State’s James Harris in the high jump and 200 meters, and Duke’s Curtis Beach in the decathlon and the long jump.

Other events to especially watch for include the men’s 400 (No. 3 Brycen Spratling of Pitt vs. No. 4 Patrick Feeney and No. 6 Christopher Geisting of Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Ceo Ways of North Carolina) and the women’s 400 (No. 5 Jordan Lavender of Virginia vs. No. 6 Shakima Wimbley of Miami vs. No. 9 Margaret Bamgbose of Notre Dame).

Also keep an eye on Division I men’s 5000 meters leader Nick Happe of Notre Dame against a field with as many as seven other top-25 competitors, and a top-four showdown in the women’s pole vault between No. 2 Megan Clark of Duke and No. 4 Martina Schultze of Virginia Tech.

Meanwhile at Mt. SAC many of the top collegians in the country will be rubbing elbows with some of the world’s best professionals as they try to lock up qualifying times to the East and West Preliminaries on the road to the national championships.

Members of The Bowerman Watch List (post-NCAA Indoor) who will be in action include Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino (5000 meters invite) and Oregon’s Phyllis Francis (400 meters invite) and Laura Roesler (800 meters invite) on the women’s side.

Men’s Watch List members in action include Arkansas’ Jarrion Lawson (long jump invite) and returning 2013 Finalist Julian Wruck of UCLA (discus invite).

The guys over at Flotrack will be broadcasting live from the meet and will be dissecting this loaded meet in depth over the next few days. Be sure to look at the broadcast schedule below for when they’ll be on the air and their Mt. SAC Relays 2014 page for more info on the meet.

More elite relay action will take place elsewhere around the country at the Kansas Relays and the Oregon Relays, both of which can be watched live depending on your location and/or cable provider. Check thebroadcast schedule below for more info.

Last week’s Johnson C. Smith Invitational – itself a Division II National Meet of the Week – was a dress rehearsal for this week’s top DII action, the CIAA Championships. The Friday-Saturday meet at Virginia State will feature defending national men’s champion No. 1 Saint Augustine’s and the No. 2 Johnson C. Smith women.

JCS’s women will take on No. 7 Saint Augustine’s and No. 24 Livingstone.

Division III’s National Meet of the Week at Augustana (Ill.) will feature No. 8 UW-Whitewater’s women against No. 23 Monmouth (Ill.) on Thursday, and the No. 4 UW-Whitewater men against No. 14 Augustana and No. 18 Carthage on Friday.

NAIA’s Meet of the Week, the Friday-Saturday Sooner Athletic Conference Championships, will feature top-10 match-ups for both the men and the women. On the men’s side No. 2 Wayland Baptist will square off with No. 4 Oklahoma Baptist and No. 7 Oklahoma City, while the women’s meet is headlined by No. 2 Oklahoma Baptist against No. 5 Wayland Baptist.

USTFCCCA InfoZone: Broadcast Schedule
Thursday, April 17, 2014
1:55 PM ET /
12:55 PM CT Red Raider Open
(Orange City, Iowa) WEB: Northwestern College LIVE
5:00 PM ET ACC Outdoor Championships
(Chapel Hill, N.C.) WEB: ESPN3 LIVE
9:00 PM ET /
6:00 PM PT Mt. SAC Relays
(Walnut, Calif.) WEB: Flotrack Pro LIVE
sub. required

Friday, April 18, 2014
1:15 PM ET /
10:15 AM PT Mt. SAC Relays
(Walnut, Calif.) WEB: Flotrack Pro LIVE
sub. required
2:45 PM ET /
11:45 AM PT Bryan Clay Invitational
(Azusa, Calif.) WEB: Azusa Pacific LIVE
Sub. Required
4:30 PM ET ACC Outdoor Championships
(Chapel Hill, N.C.) WEB: ESPN3 LIVE
7:00 PM ET Kansas Relays
(Lawrence, Kan.) WEB: ESPN3 LIVE
Downtown Shot Put
8:00 PM ET /
5:00 PM PT Oregon Relays
(Eugene, Ore.) WEB: Pac-12 Network LIVE

Saturday, April 19, 2014
James Madison Invitational
(Harrisonburg, Va.) WEB: MadiZONE HD Sportsnet LIVE
12:30 PM ET Big South Outdoor Championships
(Rock Hill, S.C.) WEB: Big South Network LIVE
2:30 PM ET /
1:30 PM CT Kansas Relays
(Lawrence, Kan.) WEB: ESPN3 LIVE
2:50 PM ET /
11:50 AM PT Mt. SAC Relays
(Walnut, Calif.) WEB: Flotrack Pro LIVE
sub. required
4:00 PM ET ACC Outdoor Championships
(Chapel Hill, N.C.) WEB: ESPN3 LIVE
8:15 PM ET /
5:15 PM PT Oregon Relays
(Eugene, Ore.) WEB: Pac-12 Network LIVE

Monday, April 21, 2014
8:30 AM ET Boston Marathon
(Boston, Mass.) TV: Universal Sports LIVE



Top-Ranked Teams In Action
DIVISION I
MEN’S TOP 10

1. Florida Tom Jones Memorial Classic
2. Oregon Mt. SAC Relays
Oregon Relays
3. Arkansas Mt. SAC Relays
4. Texas A&M LSU Alumni Gold
5. Florida State ACC Outdoor Championships
6. Wisconsin Mt. SAC Relays
7. Alabama Mt. SAC Relays
8. Texas Tech Mt. SAC Relays
9. Georgia Mt. SAC Relays
War Eagle Invitational
10. LSU LSU Alumni Gold
WOMEN’S TOP 10


1. Texas A&M LSU Alumni Gold
2. Florida Tom Jones Memorial Classic
3. Texas Michael Johnson Classic
4. Oregon Mt. SAC Relays
Oregon Relays
5. Georgia Mt. SAC Relays
War Eagle Invitational
6. Kentucky Bluegrass Classic
7. LSU LSU Alumni Gold
8. Arkansas Mt. SAC Relays
9. Southern California Beach Invitational
Mt. SAC Relays
10. Arizona LSU Alumni Gold
Mt. SAC Relays




DIVISION II
MEN’S TOP 10

1. Saint Augustine’s CIAA Outdoor Championships
2. Adams State Beach Invitational
Mt. SAC Relays
Western State Invitational
3. Texas A&M-Kingsville LSU Alumni Gold
4. Ashland Jesse Owens Invitational
Walsh Quad
5. Chico State CSU East Bay/Chabot Legacy Meet
Mt. SAC Relays
6. Academy of Art Beach Invitational
Mt. SAC Relays
7. Angelo State Michael Johnson Classic
8. Pittsburg State Kansas Relays
Mule Relays (outdoor)
9. Colorado Mines Beach Invitational
Bryan Clay Invitational
Mt. SAC Relays
10. Grand Valley State Al Owens Classic
Beach Invitational
Bryan Clay Invitational
Mt. SAC Relays
WOMEN’S TOP 10


1. Grand Valley State Al Owens Classic
Beach Invitational
Bryan Clay Invitational
Mt. SAC Relays
2. Johnson C. Smith CIAA Outdoor Championships
3. Lincoln (Mo.) Dewey Allgood Invitational
Kansas Relays
4. Adams State Beach Invitational
Mt. SAC Relays
Western State Invitational
5. Angelo State Michael Johnson Classic
6. Chico State CSU East Bay/Chabot Legacy Meet
Mt. SAC Relays
7. Saint Augustine’s CIAA Outdoor Championships
8. Ashland Jesse Owens Invitational
Walsh Quad
10. Cal State Stanislaus Beach Invitational
CSULA Twilight Open
Mt. SAC Relays




DIVISION III
MEN’S TOP 10

1. UW-La Crosse UW-La Crosse Esten Challenge
2. UW-Eau Claire UW-La Crosse Esten Challenge
3. UW-Oshkosh UW-La Crosse Esten Challenge
4. UW-Whitewater Augustana (Ill.) Meet of Champions
5. Mount Union Jesse Owens Invitational
Paul "Sparky" Adams Invitational
6. North Central (Ill.) Don Church Twilight Meet
7. Whittier SCIAC Quad #2
8. Wartburg Kansas Relays
UW-La Crosse Esten Challenge
9. Central (Iowa) Central (Iowa) Open
Mt. SAC Relays
10. Whitworth Northwest (NWC) Conference Outdoor Championships
Whitworth Twilight
WOMEN’S TOP 10


1. Wartburg Kansas Relays
UW-La Crosse Esten Challenge
2. UW-La Crosse UW-La Crosse Esten Challenge
3. UW-Oshkosh UW-La Crosse Esten Challenge
4. Johns Hopkins The Mount Multis
Widener Invitational
5. Rowan Larry Ellis Invitational
6. Wheaton (Mass.) Eric Loeshner Meet
7. Washington (Mo.) Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet
8. UW-Whitewater Augustana (Ill.) Meet of Champions
9. MIT Holy Cross Combined Events
Larry Ellis Invitational
MIT Spring Invitational
10. Cal Lutheran SCIAC Quad #2




NAIA
MEN’S TOP 10

1. Concordia (Ore.) Beach Invitational
Bryan Clay Invitational
Mt. SAC Relays
Oregon Relays
2. Wayland Baptist (Texas) Sooner Athletic Outdoor Championships
3. Indiana Tech Gateway Classic
Spartan Classic
4. Oklahoma Baptist Sooner Athletic Outdoor Championships
5. Southern Oregon Oregon Relays
6. Concordia (Neb.) Doane College Relays
7. Oklahoma City Sooner Athletic Outdoor Championships
8. Cal State San Marcos Mt. SAC Relays
Soka Peace Invitational
10. Siena Heights (Mich.) Al Owens Classic
Jesse Owens Invitational
WOMEN’S TOP 10


1. Indiana Tech Gateway Classic
Spartan Classic
2. Oklahoma Baptist Sooner Athletic Outdoor Championships
3. British Columbia Beach Invitational
Bryan Clay Invitational
Mt. SAC Relays
4. Doane (Neb.) Doane College Relays
5. Wayland Baptist (Texas) Sooner Athletic Outdoor Championships
6. College of Idaho Bryan Clay Invitational
Northwest Nazarene Invitational
7. Baker (Kan.) Kansas Relays
Tabor College/Eagle Com Invitational
8. Cal State San Marcos Mt. SAC Relays
Soka Peace Invitational
10. Hastings (Neb.) Doane College Relays
Kansas Relays



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Contact: Kyle Terwillegar
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kyle@ustfccca.org
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U.S. High School Hammer Throw List

U.S. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' 12# HAMMER THROW

NATIONAL RECORD

260’05” Rudy Winkler SR Averill Park, NY 07-02-13

Class Records

213’00” Conor McCullough FR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-22-06
243’11” Conor McCullough SO Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-03-07
260’00” Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-28-08
260’05” Rudy Winkler SR Averill Park, NY 07-02-13

2014 PERFORMANCE LIST

235’04” Daniel Haugh SR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 03-08
223’07” Colin Minor SR South Brunswick, Southport, NC 04-04
220’06” Brock Eager SR Tahoma, Covington, WA 03-01
215’10” Joe Ellis SR Eastlake, Sammamish, WA 03-01
211’03” Jacob Beene JR Gilbert, AZ 04-13 *
210’03” Adam Kelly JR Barrington, RI 04-07 *
209’05” Owen Russell JR Moses Brown, Providence, RI 04-05
206’02” Richard Delphin SR Roswell, GA 03-08
202’10” Bobby Colantonio SO Barrington, RI 04-07 *
199’07” Olusegun Thomas Vadis SR Classical, Providence, RI 04-07 *
196’05” Kenneth Brinson JR Marist, Atlanta, GA 03-08
196’00” Gabriel Arcaro SR Burlington, MA 04-05
193’07” Joseph Segreto SR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 03-22
192’02” Tyler Merkley JR Los Osos, Alta Loma, CA 03-28
190’10” Connor Fugere SR Woonsocket, RI 04-05
186’10” Dustin Samms SR Aptos, CA 03-15
186’00” Robert Landers JR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 03-31
176’06” Giovanni Gray SR Lincoln, RI 04-05
173’07” Steven Tofanelli JR Del Campo, Fair Oaks, CA 01-18
172’11” Francy Mata JR Mt. Pleasant, Providence, RI 04-05
168’04” Robby Moots JR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 03-08
167’04” Mike Alvernaz JR Barrington, RI 04-05
166’00” Stefan Balestra SR Lincoln, RI 04-05
164’02” Chris Celona SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 04-05
163’09” Brayden Eiland JR Centralia, WA 03-30
163’06” Alex Cerbo SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 04-05
162’05” Brad Harp SR Pope, Marietta, GA 03-08
161’11” Isaiah Rogers SO Campbell, Symrna, GA 03-08
161’06” Mike Tarro SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 04-07 *
160’11” Hunter Wardian SR Central Valley, Veradale, WA 03-23
160’06” Jared Briere FR Woonsocket, RI 04-07 *
160’00” James Leddy SR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 04-12 *
159’04” David Collins SR North Kingstown, RI 04-08 *
159’00” Nick Todaro SR Iona Prep, New Rochelle, NY 03-22
158’09” Zack Gregory JR Timberland, Wentzville, MO 12-28
156’11” Bryan Zapata SR Hope Providence, RI 04-05
156’05” Evan McCracken JR Cherokee, Rogersville, TN 04-04
154’02” Tim Beard SO Kamiak, Mukilteo, WA 04-13 *
154’00” Jacob Yang JR Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 04-05
153’11” Patrick Kunza JR Timberland, Wentzville, MO 11-09
153’00” Jamie Heinl JR Barrington, RI 04-05
152’07” Danny Andrews JR Woodward Academy, Powder Springs, GA 11-20
151’02” Jake Brierly SR Lincoln, RI 04-05
151’01” Cullen Aubin SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 04-05
151’01” Hayden Gardner SR Cumberland, RI 04-07 *
150’11” Hayden Wolrehammer SR Central Valley, Veradale, WA 03-23
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U.S. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ 5K HAMMER THROW

National Record

263’09” Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-01-08

2013 PERFORMANCE LIST

222’02” Owen Russell JR Moses Brown, Providence, RI 04-05
208’05” Kenneth Brinson JR Marist, Atlanta, GA 04-04
205’02” Tyler Merkley JR Los Osos, Alta Loma, CA 04-04
200’09” Seth Whitener JR North Paulding, Dallas, GA 11-20
184’10” Isaiah Rogers SO Campbell, Symrna, GA 04-04
160’10” Zack Gregory JR Timberland, Wentzville, MO 02-23
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U.S. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ 6K HAMMER THROW

National Record

249’00” Rudy Winkler SR Averill Park, NY 07-02

Class Records


203’11” Conor McCullough FR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-17-06
218’01” Rudy Winkler SO Averill Park, NY 07-17-11
248’11” Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 07-12-08
249’00” Rudy Winkler SR Averill Park, NY 07-02-13

2014 PERFORMANCE LIST

173’11” Connor Fugere SR Woonsocket, RI 04-05
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U.S. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' 16# HAMMER THROW

National Record

219’07” Conor McCullough SR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 07-22-09

Class Records

168’02” Bobby Colantonio FR Barrington, RI 08-25-13
186’03” Wes Wright SO Villa Rica, GA 06-04-06
210’11” Walter Henning JR St. Anthony's, South Huntington, NY 06-20-06
219’07” Conor McCullough SR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 07-22-09

2014 PERFORMANCE LIST

187’01” Colin Minor SR South Brunswick, Southport, NC 04-12 *
186’02” Brock Eager SR Tahoma, Covington, WA 03-01
175’02” Joe Ellis SR Eastlake, Sammamish, WA 03-01
161’02” Olusegun Thomas Vadis SR Classical, Providence, RI 04-05
158’02” Gabriel Arcaro SR Burlington, MA 04-05
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U.S. HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’4K HAMMER THROW

National Record

214’04” Shelby Ashe JR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 06-15-10

Class Records

173’04” Casey Kraychir FR Twentynine Palms, CA 05-04-07
192’05” Sabrina Gaitan’ SO Sprayberry, Marietta, GA 06-02-13
214’04” Shelby Ashe JR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 06-15-10
211’01” Shelby Ashe SR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 05-15-11

2014 PERFORMANCE LIST

174’10” Sabrina Gaitan’ JR Sprayberry, Marietta, GA 03-08
167’10” Leia Mistowski SR Narragansett, RI 04-05
167’07” Kamryn Brinson SO Marist, Atlanta, GA 03-08
164’01” Danielle Borriello SR Ellenville, NY 03-22
164’00” Nyla Woods SR Henry W. Grady, Atlanta, GA 11-20
157’03” Alva Hicks JR Classical, Providence, RI 04-05
156’00” Hannah Frost SR Mary M Knight, Elma, WA 03-01
155’09” Elisa Grandemange SR Kamiakin, Kennewick, WA 10-27
154’07” Leah Colbert SR Buchanan, Troy, MO 02-23
153’05” Mohogany Baker SR Berry Academy of Tech., Charlotte, NC 04-05
152’02” Victoria Ebert SR Exeter/West Greenwich, West Greenwich, RI 04-08 *
151’05” Andrea Vahoua SR Pope, Marietta, GA 11-20
147’07” Monae Cooper SO New Rochelle, NY 04-12 *
146’09” Tatiana Taylor JR Walton, Marietta, GA 03-08
146’00” Bianca Donadio SR Classical, Providence, RI 04-05
145’06” Jackie Esmay JR LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI 04-07
145’06” Olivia Seifert JR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 03-22
141’11” Bailey Simmons SR Alabama Christian, Montgomery, AL 11-20
140’06” Meagan Malloy SO Smithfield, Esmond, RI 04-07 *
140’04” Lauren Swanson JR East Greenwich, RI 04-05
137’00” Alexandra Collins JR Cactus Shadows, Scottsdale, AZ 03-30 *
135’11” Sochima Bishop JR New Rochelle, NY 03-22
135’04” Jessica Jeffrey SO New Rochelle, NY 04-12 *
135’02” Savannah Marlow JR Cherokee, Rogersville, TN 04-05
134’09” Cheyanne Nalle JR Woonsocket, RI 04-07 *
133’01” Grace Workman SR Tumwater, WA 03-16
132’08” Emelda Malm-Annan JR Monterey Trail, Elk Grove, CA 01-18
132’06” Faith Estelle JR Bloomfield, CT 04-12 *
131’10” Cydnee Collins-Luther JR Trinity Chapel Academy, Powder Springs,GA 03-08
131’06” Lysah Russell SO Classical, Providence, RI 04-05
131’04” Tara Rochefort SO Woonsocket, RI 04-05
131’01” Madison Caron SR Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 04-05
130’04” Abby Cousens SO Portsmouth, RI 04-09 *
130’02” Riley Scocco SO Shorewood Christian, Seattle, WA 03-30
129’05” Ashley Pierce SR Shadow Ridge, Las Vegas, NV 02-22
127’02” Elizabeth Tevnan SR Hingham, MA 04-05
125’01” Carly Timpson JR Narragnaset, RI 04-05
124’10” Tamia Crockett JR Hardin Valley Academy, Knoxville, TN 11-20
121’11” Olivia Reeves SO River Ridge, Woodstock, GA 11-20

U.S. HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’3K HAMMER THROW

National Record

208’05” Sabrina Gaitan’ SO Sprayberry, Marietta 05-12-13

2014 PERFORMANCE LIST

207’08” Haley Showalter JR Valor Christian, Highlands Ranch, CO 04-04
205’11” Sabrina Gaitan’ JR Sprayberry, Marietta, GA 03-08
185’00” Kamryn Brinson SO Marist, Atlanta, GA 03-08
180’07” Alva Hicks JR Classical, Providence, RI 04-05
161’07” Olivia Reeves SO River Ridge, Woodstock, GA 04-04
159’07” Meagan Malloy SO Smithfield, Esmond, RI 04-05
158’05” Lauren Swanson JR East Greenwich, RI 04-05
152’02” Leena Morris JR Etowah, Woodstock, GA 04-04
147’05” Tara Rochefort SO Woonsocket, RI 04-05
142’00” Olivia Seifert JR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 04-04
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Standards: Boys’ 5k – 160’, 12# - 150, 6k - 145’, 16# - 140’
Girls’ 3k – 140’, 4k - 120’

Although the 3k hammer (girls) and 5k hammer (boys) throw are not normally contested
in the U.S. it is conducted in some meets at the Youth level. Girls 3k performances
of 140’ and boys’ 5k performances of 160’ or more in an officially sanctioned
meet will be included in the performance list providing the athlete is no older than
17 years old through December 31, 2014 (born no earlier than in 1997).

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UCLA Track and Field Adds Four More Signees to Talented Class

UCLA Track and Field Adds Four More Signees to Talented Class
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Release: Tuesday 04/15/2014

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LOS ANGELES – UCLA director of track and field Mike Maynard announced the addition of four more prep standouts to the already highly talented recruiting class. The Bruins inked Curtis Godin, Misana Viltz, Leon Powell and Joe Herrera.

"Coach Johnson and Coach Hayes have done an exceptional job of bolstering a great group of male sprinters in this year's recruiting class,” Maynard said. “With this group, and the great group on the team, we are poised to return to the sprint powerhouse that we have been in the past."

Godin attends Mater Dei in Santa Ana, Calif., and is currently the top 100m and 200m runner in the state of California and has the third best times in the country in both events. Godin is coming off an impressive weekend where he won the 100m (10.36) and placed second in the 200m (21.03) with two personal bests at the Arcadia Invitational. Godin has run 10.50 or better in the 100m five times this season and has yet to lose in the event. Godin is relatively new to the sport of track as he played baseball until his junior season.

“We are very excited about Curtis,” Maynard said. “He is relatively a beginner in this sport, yet he has burst on to the sprints scene nationally. It’s extremely rare, and indicative of a great talent, for an athlete to improve this dramatically in one year. Until recently he was a baseball player, as this is only his second season running track.”

Powell attends Kennedale High School in Kennedale, Texas. He has not lost a race this season and has posted personal best times of 10.33 in the 100m and 20.90 in the 200m. He has run 10.60 or better in four races this outdoor season and has run 21.60 or faster in four races. Powell posted the third best prep 60m indoor time in Texas with a 6.92.

“Leon is currently the number three sprinter in America, and ranked number two in Texas,” Maynard explained. “His character and discipline will allow him to develop his great natural speed. He will have an impact in his first year.”

Viltz attends Millikan High School in Long Beach, Calif. Viltz is one of the top prep hurdlers in the country as he boasts a personal best 13.93 in the 110m hurdles which is the second fastest time in the country this season. Viltz won the California Indoor State Championships with a time of 7.36 in the 55m hurdles. He places second at the CIF State Championships last season in the 110m hurdles with a 14.08. He holds a personal best of 38.31 in the 300m hurdles.

“Misana is currently the number two hurdler in the country, after a big win at Arcadia this past weekend,” Maynard added. “We believe he has a tremendous upside in both hurdle races at this level.”

Herrera attends Tulare Western High School in Tulare, Calif. Herrera has the third fastest 400m time in the state of California with a time of 47.67. He has also run a 21.88 in the 200m. Herrera placed eighth at the CIF State Championships last season with a 47.99 in the 400m. He won the 600 yards at the California Indoor State Championships this season with a time of 74.08.

“Joe has been on our radar since the day Coach Johnson arrived here at UCLA,” said Maynard. “Joe's strength endurance and size are very impressive and perfect for the 200/400m. His physicality and drive will make him a 400m force at the top NCAA level.”


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Sprinters Off to a Fast Start on The Bowerman Men's Watch List for April

Sprinters Off to a Fast Start on The Bowerman Men's Watch List for April
April 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – It’s fitting that the members of the April edition of the Men’s Watch List for The Bowerman released Wednesday who are off to the fastest starts to their 2014 outdoor campaigns are the two sprints specialists.

Lone newcomer Dedric Dukes of Florida and Watch List mainstay Deon Lendore of Texas A&M both posted world-leading times within the past two weeks to boost their profiles in the race for collegiate track & field’s highest individual honor: The Bowerman Trophy.


The Bowerman Men’s Watch List - April 2014
(Click student-athletes’ names for biographies & notes)


NAME YEAR SCHOOL EVENTS HOMETOWN
Curtis Beach SR Duke Combined Events Albuquerque, N.M.
Edward Cheserek FR Oregon Distance Newark, N.J.
Ryan Crouser JR Texas Throws Gresham, Ore.
Dedric Dukes JR Florida Sprints Miami, Fla.
James Harris SR Florida State Sprints/High Jump Lanett, Ala.
Lawi Lalang SR Arizona Distance Eldoret, Kenya
Jarrion Lawson SO Arkansas Jumps Texarkana, Texas
Deon Lendore JR Texas A&M Sprints Arima, Trinidad & Tobago
Anthony Rotich JR UTEP Distance Nairobi, Kenya
Julian Wruck RS SR UCLA Throws Brisbane, Australia

Also Receiving Votes: Shawn Barber (Akron); Trayvon Bromell (Baylor); Arman Hall (Florida); Sam Kendricks (Mississippi); Omar McLeod (Arkansas); Garrett Scantling (Georgia); Michael Stigler (Kansas)







Two weeks ago Dukes became just the ninth man in collegiate history and the first since Walter Dix’s collegiate record in 2007 to dip below 20 seconds with legal wind during the college season with his 19.97 performance to win the Florida Relays, into a 0.6 m/s headwind, no less.

With the performance he moved up to No. 8 on the all-time collegiate performers list. The junior followed that performance up with a leg of Florida’s 2:59.73 4×400 relay to jump to No. 2 in collegiate history.

Lendore answered this week with a pair of big quarter-mile performances of his own at the Arizona State Sun Angel Classic. He first blazed to a 44.90 win at 400 meters for a new personal record before two hours later anchoring the Aggies’ 4×400 with a 44.7 split.

Joining Lendore among the returners from the end of the indoor season are Division I leaders Anthony Rotich of UTEP at 1500 meters and in the 3000-meter steeplechase, Ryan Crouser of Texas in the shot put, and 2013 The Bowerman Finalist Julian Wruck of UCLA in the discus.

Wruck is accompanied on the list once again by fellow 2013 Finalist and all-time Men’s Watch List appearance leaderLawi Lalang of Aizona with his 21st inclusion. He needs only one more to tie Oregon’s Brianne Theisen as the all-time leader, regardless of gender, since the Watch List began in 2010.

One more appearance for Wruck and Duke’s Curtis Beach, who now both have been included nine times, would also make them the seventh and eighth men to reach the double-digit s.

However, none of their other six double-digit men went on to claim The Bowerman Trophy. Ashton Eaton of Oregon, the 2010 winner, with eight total would likely have reached 10+ appearances had the Watch List existed during his 2009 Finalist campaign.

Oregon’s Edward Cheserek, Florida State’s James Harris and Arkansas’ Jarrion Lawson rounded out the Watch List.

On the outside looking in for this April edition in the "also receiving votes" column are collegiate leaders Trayvon Bromell of Baylor (100 meters), Sam Kendricks of Mississippi (pole vault) and Garrett Scantling of Georgia (decathlon), along with Akron’s Shawn Barber, Florida’s Arman Hall, Arkansas’ Omar McLeod and Kansas’ Michael Stigler.

With Dukes, Lendore and Lawson, the SEC increased its all-time best appearances total to 119, while the Pac-12 was boosted by Cheserek, Lalang and Wruck to 84.

Biographies and notes for each of the members of the Watch List can be found here.



ABOUT THE BOWERMAN
The Bowerman Trophy, which was first awarded in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athletes in the nation.

Indiana’s Derek Drouin and Clemson’s Brianna Rollins are the reigning winners of The Bowerman, which is named for legendary Oregon track & field and cross country coach Bill Bowerman. In addition to their collegiate achievements, Rollins is the reigning World Champion in the 100 meter hurdles — an event for which she also holds the American Record — while Drouin has won bronze medals at both the 2012 Olympics and 2013 IAAF World Championships.

Past winners include Olympic gold medalist, World Champion and decathlon world-record holder Ashton Eaton (2010); 10,000-meter Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp (2009); and 2011 IAAF World Champion at 1500 meters, Jenny Simpson (2009).

In total, the winners from the award’s first four years have won three Olympic Medals, six World Championships (one relay, two indoor) and 11 World Championships medals (two relay, one indoor). When considering finalists for the award, 13 individuals have earned a combined six Olympic medals, eight World Championships (one relay, four indoor) and 23 World Championships medals (three realy, six indoor).

Former winners of and finalists for The Bowerman currently hold 21 national records. Each former winner of the men’s Bowerman Trophy holds at least two national records, while two of the five women’s winners are current national record-holders.

Bowerman served the sport of track and field in numerous ways. His leadership in the USTFCCCA’s predecessor organization, the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, and his contributions to NCAA track and field and the running community as a whole are among his many lasting legacies.

For more information on The Bowerman, the award, the trophy and Bill Bowerman himself, visit TheBowerman.org.



ABOUT THE USTFCCCA
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members encompassing 94% of all NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA as well as a number of state high school coaches associations. The USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches’ interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.


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Concordia (Ore.) Men Overtake the Outdoor T&F NAIA National Team Rankings







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April 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – It only took one week for the NAIA National Team Computer Team Rankings to undergo their first major upheaval with a new top-ranked men’s team in Concordia (Ore.) in its week two edition released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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Qualification for the NAIA Championships will not be determined in any way by these rankings, which are not officially sanctioned or endorsed by the NAIA for the 2014 season. These rankings are supported by the NAIA from the standpoint of media and entertainment purposes only.

Team rankings points do not equate to NAIA Championships team points scored at the national meet, but rather the number of student-athletes a team has near the top of the descending order list in their resepctive events and how highly they are ranked.

A description of how the system works can be found here.

Concordia (Ore.) (474.13 team rankings score) moved up one spot to No. 1 and Wayland Baptist (Texas) (459.68) jumped up two to the No. 2 position, while the inaugurally top-ranked Oklahoma Baptist men (419.17) fell three spots to No. 3.

MEN’S TOP FIVE
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
Concordia (Ore.)
474.13 pts Wayland Baptist
459.68 pts Indiana Tech
428.55 pts Oklahoma Baptist
419.17 pts Southern Oregon
280.35 pts
View Complete Men’s Rankings

NAIA leaders Matthew Clowes (1500) and Darien Moore (shot put) led five top-10 performers for Concordia.

Wayland Baptist improved a whopping 156 team points behind a pair of NAIA leaders from Wayne Northover (long jump/triple jump) and another from Durawn Howard (400 meters).

No. 3 Indiana Tech (428.55) and No. 5 Southern Oregon (280.35) remained in place from a week ago.

WOMEN’S TOP FIVE
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
Indiana Tech
591.98 pts Oklahoma Baptist
430.86 pts British Columbia
406.64 pts Doane (Neb.)
323.86 pts Wayland Baptist
294.26 pts
View Complete Women’s Rankings

Meanwhile in the women’s rankings, top-ranked defending outdoor champion Indiana Tech was the constant while the rankings below it shifted.

After the Warriors (591.98) was two-time defending indoor champion Oklahoma Baptist (430.86) at No. 2 after trading places with No. 3 British Columbia (406.64).

The Bison of OBU improved more than 72 points from a week ago behind an NAIA leader from Jura Levy at 200 meters and four other top-five performances this past weekend.

Rounding out the top five were a pair of teams that both improved two spots from a week ago in No. 4 Doane (Neb.) (323.86) and No. 5 Wayland Baptist (294.26).

The No. 22 Goshen (Ind.) men made this most headway this week of any top-25 team in the country after a 53-spot improvement, while the Cornerstone (Mich.) earned that distinction for the women with a 32-position increase from last week.

USTFCCCA NAIA
MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)
2014 Week #2 — April 16
next ranking: April 23

Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr)
1 Concordia (Ore.) 474.13 Cascade Isaac Frederick (2nd) 2
2 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 459.68 Sooner Athletic Rohan Thompson (3rd) 4
3 Indiana Tech 428.55 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (5th) 3
4 Oklahoma Baptist 419.17 Sooner Athletic Ford Mastin (18th) 1
5 Southern Oregon 280.35 Cascade Grier Gatlin (3rd) 5
6 Concordia (Neb.) 261.46 Great Plains Kregg Einspahr (22nd) 8
7 Oklahoma City 242.20 Sooner Athletic Conor Holt (3rd) 9
8 Cal State San Marcos 206.99 Independent (NAIA) Steve Scott (15th) 7
9 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 205.08 Sun Conference Michael Rosolino (11th) 6
10 Siena Heights (Mich.) 183.56 Wolverine-Hoosier Tim Bauer (30th) 18
11 Carroll (Mont.) 149.97 Frontier Harry Clark (1st) 15
12 Missouri Baptist 147.95 American Midwest Patricia Hanna (4th) 36
13 Hastings (Neb.) 142.66 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (1st) 12
14 Central Methodist (Mo.) 141.97 Heart of America Mark Nelson (3rd) 23
15 British Columbia 141.79 Independent (NAIA) Marek Jedrzejek (13th) 11
16 Wiley (Texas) 140.35 Red River Micah Tirop (1st) 10
17 Westmont (Calif.) 130.56 Golden State Russell Smelley (35th) 13
18 Bethel (Ind.) 129.89 Crossroads Tony Natali (16th) 33
19 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 125.40 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (13th) 20
20 Doane (Neb.) 122.73 Great Plains Ed Fye (12th) 14
21 Shawnee State (Ohio) 109.23 Mid-South Eric Putnam (8th) 16
22 Goshen (Ind.) 100.29 Crossroads Doug Yoder (3rd) 75
23 Marian (Ind.) 98.58 Crossroads Michael Holman (2nd) 46
24 Concordia (Calif.) 95.01 Golden State Mark Sellers (1st) 34
25 St. Francis (Ill.) 93.63 Chicagoland Jeff Barker (2nd) 22
dropped out: No. 17 Dickinson State (N.D.), No. 19 William Carey (Miss.), No. 21 Dillard (La.), No. 24 SCAD Savannah (Ga.), No. 25 College of Idaho
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25



Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Sooner Athletic 1136.51 3
2 Cascade 964.92 2
3 Wolverine-Hoosier 730.19 2
4 Great Plains 603.75 3
5 Crossroads 512.66 3
6 Heart of America 443.04 1
7 Golden State 436.64 2
8 Independent (NAIA) 396.15 2
9 Sun Conference 374.69 1
10 Red River 351.41 1



USTFCCCA NAIA
WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)
2014 Week #2 — April 16
next ranking: April 23

Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr)
1 Indiana Tech 591.98 Wolverine-Hoosier Doug Edgar (5th) 1
2 Oklahoma Baptist 430.86 Sooner Athletic Ford Mastin (18th) 3
3 British Columbia 406.64 Independent (NAIA) Marek Jedrzejek (13th) 2
4 Doane (Neb.) 323.86 Great Plains Ed Fye (12th) 6
5 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 294.26 Sooner Athletic Rohan Thompson (3rd) 7
6 College of Idaho 276.58 Cascade Pat McCurry (10th) 4
7 Baker (Kan.) 260.92 Heart of America Zach Kindler (7th) 5
8 Cal State San Marcos 215.30 Independent (NAIA) Steve Scott (15th) 8
9 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 210.62 Sun Conference Michael Rosolino (11th) 10
10 Hastings (Neb.) 201.76 Great Plains Ryan Mahoney (1st) 9
11 Westmont (Calif.) 194.01 Golden State Russell Smelley (35th) 11
12 Concordia (Neb.) 182.72 Great Plains Kregg Einspahr (22nd) 12
13 Carroll (Mont.) 155.82 Frontier Harry Clark (1st) 20
14 Xavier (La.) 155.21 Gulf Coast Joseph Moses (5th) 14
15 Indiana Wesleyan 152.18 Crossroads John Foss (27th) 24
16 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 147.69 Chicagoland Michael McDowell (13th) 19
17 The Master’s (Calif.) 141.46 Golden State Zach Schroeder (6th) 13
18 Siena Heights (Mich.) 138.03 Wolverine-Hoosier Kirk Richards (2nd) 21
19 Southern Oregon 136.94 Cascade Grier Gatlin (3rd) 17
20 Biola (Calif.) 134.56 Golden State Jonathan Zimmerman (8th) 15
21 Vanguard (Calif.) 131.30 Golden State Bryan Wilkins (26th) 18

22 Concordia (Ore.) 126.25 Cascade Isaac Frederick (2nd) 16
23 Cornerstone (Mich.) 113.66 Wolverine-Hoosier Paul Koutz (2nd) 55
24 McPherson (Kan.) 107.61 Kansas Collegiate Cameron Magnall (3rd) 26
25 Bethel (Ind.) 104.29 Crossroads Tony Natali (16th) 35
dropped out: No. 22 Wiley (Texas), No. 23 Concordia (Calif.), No. 25 St. Francis (Ill.)
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25



Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 Wolverine-Hoosier 907.61 3
2 Great Plains 856.87 3
3 Cascade 752.53 3
4 Sooner Athletic 744.98 2
5 Golden State 716.90 4
6 Independent (NAIA) 636.25 2
7 Crossroads 428.49 2
8 Sun Conference 399.34 1
9 Heart of America 339.22 1
10 Chicagoland 328.39 1


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Kastor Runs Down American Masters Half-Marathon Record in NYC



NEW YORK - About one hour into the 11th edition
More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women's Half Marathon on April 13, there was an air of excitement and anticipation around the finish line. As fans awaited the arrival of Deena Kastor, the question wasn't so much whether she'd win, but whether she'd break the course record of 1 hour, 13 minutes, 25 seconds she set last year.



Kastor went one better. As for the event record, "break" wasn't quite the right word: She crossed the finish line in 1:11:38, smashing her own mark by nearly two minutes. But she also managed to accomplish something that had recently eluded her: After having missed Colleen De Reuck's American masters (age 40+) half-marathon record by a mere seven seconds in Dallas last month, Kastor chopped 12 seconds off the mark this time. The 41-year-old distance great was all smiles as she came down the final stretch, and after breaking the tape, she took a bow and handed her medal to a young girl watching from the sidelines.



Kastor, who added this record to the list of more than 10 American open and master's road-running standards that she already held, faced early competition from eventual runner-up
Tsehay Getiso, who finished in 1:15:07, but by the five-mile mark, Kastor had pulled away. She insisted afterward that new records were not her mission.



"I knew I was in good shape, but you never know what the day will bring," Kastor told NYRR afterward. "It was actually great conditions this morning, but I think it was the spirit of the event that brought it out in me today."



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2014 Boston Marathon® Means $175.8 Million in Spending for Area Economy


BOSTON - The 118th Bos ton Marathon® on Monday, April 21, 2014, and surrounding marathon-related events, including the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and the B.A.A. 5K, will bring an estimated $175.8 million (USD) in spending impact to the Greater Boston region, the highest-ever Boston Marathon spending impact, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO, Patrick Moscaritolo.


Held annually on Patriots' Day, the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has managed and organized the Boston Marathon since the event's inception in 1897.



This year, there will be more than 35,660 official participants in the Boston Marathon, including more than 5,330 participants from more than 70 countries outside the United States. More spectators than ever before will line the 26.2-mile course on Patriots' Day to view the Marathon.


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2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registrants Notified
CHICAGO - This week, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that 45,000 entrants we re selected to run the 2014 race. The field will be comprised of non-guaranteed lottery entrants and guaranteed entrants, which include time qualifiers, legacy finishers, international tour groups, and charity runners. The 37th annual event will take place on Sunday, October 12, 2014, where participants will compete on the flat and fast Chicago course.


"Bank of America is proud to welcome runners from around the world to Chicago to experience this first class race," said
Tim Maloney, Bank of America Illinois president. "The Chicago Marathon is a memorable event for all who are involved, and it is incredibly impactful on the local economy and charity organizations worldwide."


This year marked the first time that the Bank of America Chicago Marathon filled its field through the use of a guaranteed and non-guaranteed entry system after introducing a partial lottery system in 2013 to help service the demand of participants.


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Sport Circuits Launches "Hola Run" Series


SAN JOSE, Calif. - Mexico City-based race organizers
Sport Circuits believe the U.S. Hi spanic community should be up and running. That is the motivation behind the new family run/walk series, Hola Run™, which will kick off on Saturday, May 3 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose. Adrian Soria Bejar, founder of Sport Circuits, announced that the new nationwide series will host events in Los Angeles, Raleigh, Dallas, Chicago and Miami in 2014.



"This series was created to engage and activate Hispanic communities around the country. We believe it can inspire families to live healthier and prevent child obesity through a fun community event," Bejar said.



The event will be held in conjunction with the
Univision Cinco de Mayo Music Festival at the fairgrounds and the first 500 runners to sign up will even receive a free entrance pass to Sunday May 4 concert by presenting their bib

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Former U.S. Army Runner Wins Marine Corps 17.75K


QUANTICO, Va. - It was a stimulating run through the twists and turns of Prince William Forest Park for the 1,749 finishers in the Marine Corps 17.75K held in Prince Wi lliam County, Va. on Saturday, April 12. Former U.S. Army runner Steven Henry of Odenton, MD met the challenge while winning the Marine Corps-themed, 11.03-mile event in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds.





"I guess I am in a lot better shape than I thought I was," Henry joked as he completed the 17.75K, named for the founding of the United States Marine Corps. "It was challenging and very tough but I really enjoy it," he added. Henry, 38, is a retired Infantry Soldier and five-time Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) finisher who previously completed the Marathon while a member of the U.S. Army's elite running team.

Finishing just over a minute behind was
Jeremy Lynch, 33 of Springfield, VA, who placed second (1:05:08). "This is one event that captures the essence of the Marine Corps because it's one where you have to take hill after hill and meet the challenge just like a Marine," said Lynch.


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Reigning Champion Wartburg Women Reclaim Top Spot in Division III Outdoor T&F Rankings







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Reigning Champion Wartburg Women Reclaim Top Spot in Division III Outdoor T&F Rankings
April 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – Both defending outdoor team champions in Division III are now back atop the week three Division III National Team Computer Rankings released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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The two-time defending champion Wartburg women overtook preseason favorite UW-La Crosse for the top spot, while the defending men’s champion UW-La Crosse men retained a firm handle on their top position.

Occupying the top spot is nothing new for Wartburg, which has now been No. 1 in 18 of the past 22 rankings dating back to the beginning of its national title 2012 season.

This most recent surge to the top was driven largely by Libby Schubert’s second-ranked performance (including preseason marks) at 200 meters in 24.30w (+3.3 m/s).

This is the final week that preseason marks from 2013 will be included in the rankings calculation.

Her time boosted the Knights’ team rankings score by nearly 14 points to 177.70, while UW-La Crosse suffered a nearly 21-point drop to fall to No. 2 at 146.46.

WOMEN’S TOP FIVE
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
Wartburg
177.70 pts UW-La Crosse
146.46 pts UW-Oshkosh
140.63 pts Johns Hopkins
126.27 pts Rowan
119.45 pts
View Complete Women’s Rankings

Two-time defending indoor champion No. 3 UW-Oshkosh (140.63) and two-time defending cross country champion No. 4 Johns Hopkins (126.27) remain in close pursuit, as does No. 5 Rowan (119.45).

The UW-La Crosse men (246.33) held steady at No. 1 for the sixth consecutive edition of the rankings and the eighth time in the past nine dating back to 2013.

MEN’S TOP FIVE
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
UW-La Crosse
246.33 pts UW-Oshkosh
151.10 pts UW-Eau Claire
140.99 pts UW-Whitewater
113.48 pts Mount Union
98.40 pts
View Complete Men’s Rankings

After swapping spots just last week, No. 2 UW-Eau Claire (151.10) and No. 3 UW-Oshkosh (140.99) once again traded spots after squaring off at UW-Platteville this past weekend. Thurgood Dennis impressed once again with a DIII-leading 100 meters performance in 10.28, but it was fourth-ranked – including preseason marks – Matt Scott at 5000 meters who boosted the Blugolds’ score with his 14:18.63.

No. 4 UW-Whitewater (113.48) held course, while Mount Union (98.40) stepped up one spot to round out the top five.

The No. 25 Baldwin Wallace men improved 39 positions for the biggest jump of the week, while National Athlete of the Week Andrew Carey led his No. 13 Johns Hopkins men to a 21-spot increase.

No. 23 St. Lawrence was the most significant mover on the women’s side after an 18-position jump from last week.

The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national team race. Rankings points do not equate with NCAA Championships team points. A full description of the rankings can be found here.

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION III
MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)
2014 Week #3 — April 16
next ranking: April 23

Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 UW-La Crosse 246.33 WIAC Josh Buchholtz (6th) 1
2 UW-Eau Claire 151.10 WIAC Chip Schneider (12th) 3
3 UW-Oshkosh 140.99 WIAC Eamon McKenna (2nd) 2
4 UW-Whitewater 113.48 WIAC Mike Johnson (5th) 4
5 Mount Union 98.40 OAC Kevin Lucas (4th) 6
6 North Central (Ill.) 88.33 CCIW Frank Gramarosso (4th) 5
7 Whittier 83.96 SCIAC Dave Hogan (7th) 7
8 Wartburg 82.91 IIAC Marcus Newsom (16th) 8
9 Central (Iowa) 73.54 IIAC Joe Dunham (6th) 9
10 Whitworth 73.02 Northwest Toby Schwarz (18th) 10
11 Christopher Newport 68.67 CAC Tyler Wingard (8th) 12
12 Bates 65.88 NESCAC Al Fereshetian (19th) 14
13 Johns Hopkins 64.55 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (15th) 34
14 Augustana (Ill.) 64.53 CCIW Paul Olsen (45th) 20
15 Greenville 63.81 SLIAC Brian Patton (20th) 16
16 MIT 63.00 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (24th) 11
17 Salisbury 61.30 CAC Jim Jones (15th) 13
18 Carthage 60.90 CCIW Brett Witt (9th) 18
19 Wabash 60.59 NCAC Clyde Morgan (6th) 15
20 Moravian 56.59 Landmark Jesse Baumann (3rd) 23
21 SUNY Cortland 56.54 SUNYAC Steve Patrick (7th) 17
22 Washington (Mo.) 54.70 UAA Jeff Stiles (13th) 19
23 UW-Stout 54.47 WIAC Kyle Steiner (1st) 24
24 Buffalo State 52.33 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (14th) 21
25 Baldwin Wallace 51.64 OAC Bill Taraschke (29th) 64
Dropped out: No. 22 SUNY Oneonta, No. 25 Widener
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25



Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 778.55 5
2 CCIW 232.33 3
3 IIAC 214.45 2
4 OAC 196.82 2
5 SCIAC 175.37 1
6 CAC 170.46 2
7 SUNYAC 170.10 2
8 NESCAC 164.51 1
9 Centennial 155.28 1
10 Northwest Conference 133.58 1



USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION III
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)
2014 Week #3 — April 16
next ranking: April 23

Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Wartburg 177.70 IIAC Marcus Newsom (16th) 2
2 UW-La Crosse 146.46 WIAC Pat Healy (23rd) 1
3 UW-Oshkosh 140.63 WIAC Ben Dorsey (2nd) 3
4 Johns Hopkins 126.27 Centennial Bobby Van Allen (15th) 4
5 Rowan 119.45 NJAC Derick “Ringo” Adamson (7th) 5
6 Wheaton (Mass.) 100.89 NEWMAC Dave Cusano (3rd) 6
7 Washington (Mo.) 88.88 UAA Jeff Stiles (13th) 9
8 UW-Whitewater 88.79 WIAC Mike Johnson (3rd) 7
9 MIT 88.46 NEWMAC Halston Taylor (7th) 8
10 Cal Lutheran 86.64 SCIAC Matt Lea (6th) 10
11 Williams 77.60 NESCAC Nate Hoey (1st) 11
12 North Central (Ill.) 74.83 CCIW Kari Kluckhohn (11th) 13
13 Buffalo State 70.23 SUNYAC Eugene Lewis (14th) 12
14 Baldwin Wallace 58.55 OAC Bill Taraschke (29th) 16
15 Ramapo 56.86 NJAC Mike Jackson (10th) 14
16 Birmingham-Southern 56.44 SAA Kenneth Cox (5th) 15
17 St. Thomas (Minn.) 54.54 MIAC Joe Sweeney (34th) 25
18 Oberlin 52.60 NCAC Ray Appenheimer (8th) 28
19 Illinois Wesleyan 47.06 CCIW Chris Schumacher (17th) 23
20 Concordia Moorhead 46.86 MIAC Marv Roeske (19th) 17
21 WPI 46.18 NEWMAC Brian Chabot (6th) 19
22 St. Lawrence 45.78 Liberty League Kate Curran (6th) 40
23 Monmouth (Ill.) 45.00 Midwest Roger Haynes (14th) 18
24 Washington and Jefferson 42.47 PAC Dale Boring (1st) 20
25 La Verne 40.24 SCIAC Pat Widolff (22nd) 21
Dropped out: No. 22 Whitworth, No. 24 UW-Eau Claire
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25



Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 WIAC 476.52 3
2 NEWMAC 283.01 3
3 IIAC 246.01 1
4 NESCAC 189.33 1
5 NJAC 180.52 2
6 CCIW 177.27 2
7 MIAC 163.50 2
8 SCIAC 163.32 2
9 UAA 156.49 1
10 Centennial 153.26 1


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tight Top-Five Races Developing in Division II Outdoor T&F National Team Rankings

Tight Top-Five Races Developing in Division II Outdoor T&F National Team Rankings
April 15, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – Ashland’s men and Adams State’s women both moved to No. 4 at the leading edge of the changes in the week five Division II National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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The top three teams from last week remained the same in both the men’s and women’s rankings, and the aforementioned Ashland and Adams State squads were the only two new top-five teams this week.

The National Team Computer Rankings for Division II are a reflection of performances that have been recorded only during the 2014 outdoor track & field season.

While some teams have been competing outdoors regularly since February, many have only recently opened up their spring campaigns.

The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national team race. Rankings points do not equate with NCAA Championships team points. A full description of the rankings can be found here.

MEN’S TOP FIVE
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
Saint Augustine’s
290.19 pts Adams State
194.50 pts TAMU-Kingsville
185.45 pts Ashland
174.32 pts Chico State
149.23 pts
View Complete Men’s Rankings

Led by National Athlete of the Week Drew Windle’s historic 1:46.91 performance at 800 meters, No. 4 Ashland soared straight into the thick of the battle for spots No. 2 through No. 4 behind defending national outdoor team champion Saint Augustine’s (290.19 team rankings score).

No. 2 Adams State (194.50) and No. 3 Texas A&M-Kingsville (185.45) remained relatively steady from a week ago, while the Eagles (174.32) improved three spots from last time and saw its team rankings score improve by nearly 70 points.

No. 5 Chico State (149.23) dropped one position to make room for Ashland’s ascent.

Another big top-10 mover was No. 8 Pittsburg State, which improved five spots from last time.

WOMEN’S TOP FIVE
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
GVSU
201.12 pts Johnson C. Smith
163.47 pts Lincoln (Mo.)
162.18 pts Adams State
155.23 pts Angelo State
150.99 pts
View Complete Women’s Rankings

Five is also the number of positions the Adams State women climbed to reach the No. 4 rank on the women’s side.

Behind the power of Kayon Robinson’s fourth-ranked performance at 200 meters in 23.71 and several other top-15 sprints performances, the Grizzlies (155.23) improved their team score by more than 44 points.

The move put ASU in the midst of a tight top five battle headed by No. 1 Grand Valley State (201.12), whic bolstered its position by nearly 16 points.

Little more than 12 rankings points separate the next four teams: No. 2 Johnson C. Smith (163.47), No. 3 Lincoln (Mo.) (162.18), No. 4 Adams State and No. 5 Angelo State (150.99), which slipped one spot from a week ago.

While the top half of the top ten was relatively unchanged, the bottom half underwent more of an overhaul. No. 6 Chico State remained steady, but No. 7 Saint Augustine’s fell two positions from last week while No. 8 Ashland and No. 9 Central Missouri were both up two. Cal State Stanislaus rounded out the top 10 after a three-slot drop.

Making the biggest move of either the men’s or women’s top 25 were the No. 21 Western State women behind collegiate high jump leader Barbara Szabo and her high-jumping teammate Susan Jackson.

No. 24 Lake Erie was up 24 positions for the most significant move on the men’s side, also powered by a high jumper in second-ranked Edward Dudley.

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION II
MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)
2014 Week #5 — April 15
next ranking: April 22

Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Saint Augustine’s 290.19 CIAA George Williams (38th) 1
2 Adams State 194.50 RMAC Rock Light (1st) 2
3 Texas A&M-Kingsville 185.45 Lone Star Ryan Dall (6th) 3
4 Ashland 174.32 GLIAC Jud Logan (11th) 7
5 Chico State 149.23 CCAA Oliver Hanf (2nd) 4
6 Academy of Art 113.97 PacWest Charles Ryan (4th) 8
7 Angelo State 113.69 Lone Star James Reid (15th) 6
8 Pittsburg State 105.03 MIAA Russ Jewett (26th) 13
9 Colorado Mines 103.19 RMAC Matt Sparks (1st) 5
10 Grand Valley State 88.53 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (15th) 10
11 Alaska Anchorage 87.00 GNAC Michael Friess (24th) 9
12 Findlay 81.56 GLIAC Marc Arce (26th) 12
13 Lincoln (Mo.) 72.58 MIAA Victor Thomas (13th) 26
14 Minnesota State 66.51 NSIC Jim Dilling (1st) 36
15 Texas A&M-Commerce 65.31 Lone Star Tom Dibbern (1st) 11
16 Cal State Stanislaus 64.61 CCAA Diljeet Taylor (2nd) 16
17 Shippensburg 58.42 PSAC Dave Osanitsch (9th) 14
18 Tarleton State 56.61 Lone Star Patrick Ponder (8th) 19
19 Indianapolis 51.26 GLVC Scott Fangman (17th) 28
20 Central Missouri 50.03 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (18th)/Kip Janvrin (16th) 20
21 Mount Olive 48.54 Conf. Carolinas Matt van Lierop (6th) 18
22 Missouri Southern 47.25 MIAA Bryan Schiding (1st) 23
23 Lake Erie 46.94 GLIAC Ryan Rademacher (1st) 47
24 UC San Diego 46.75 CCAA Tony Salerno (15th) 21
25 Johnson C. Smith 44.64 CIAA Lennox Graham (7th) 22
Dropped out: No. 15 Nova Southeastern, No. 17 West Texas A&M, No. 24 Tiffin, No. 25 Cal State LA
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25



Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 GLIAC 489.05 4
2 Lone Star 484.44 4
3 MIAA 413.97 4
4 CIAA 383.00 2
5 RMAC 354.04 2
6 CCAA 297.38 3
7 PSAC 155.20 1
8 GNAC 132.15 1
9 PacWest 116.85 1
10 GLVC 115.98 1



USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION II
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)
2014 Week #5 — April 15
next ranking: April 22

Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Grand Valley State 201.12 GLIAC Jerry Baltes (15th) 1
2 Johnson C. Smith 163.47 CIAA Lennox Graham (7th) 2
3 Lincoln (Mo.) 162.18 MIAA Victor Thomas (13th) 3
4 Adams State 155.23 RMAC Rock Light (1st) 9
5 Angelo State 150.99 Lone Star James Reid (15th) 4
6 Chico State 134.04 CCAA Robert Nooney (1st) 6
7 Saint Augustine’s 128.01 CIAA George Williams (38th) 5
8 Ashland 118.92 GLIAC Jud Logan (11th) 10
9 Central Missouri 117.47 MIAA Kirk Pedersen (18th)/Kip Janvrin (16th) 11
10 Cal State Stanislaus 98.03 CCAA Diljeet Taylor (2nd) 7
11 Academy of Art 87.75 PacWest Charles Ryan (4th) 8
12 West Texas A&M 85.36 Lone Star Darren Flowers (5th) 12
13 Wayne State (Neb.) 79.05 NSIC Marlon Brink (14th) 19
14 New Mexico Highlands 75.50 RMAC Bob DeVries (22nd) 14
15 Indianapolis 66.70 GLVC Scott Fangman (17th) 17
16 Western Washington 65.70 GNAC Pee Wee Halsell (27th) 15
17 Alaska Anchorage 63.30 GNAC Michael Friess (24th) 13
18 Texas A&M-Kingsville 61.64 Lone Star Ryan Dall (6th) 16
19 New Haven 56.23 Northeast-10 Shaunnaya Williams (3rd) 18
20 Pittsburg State 56.07 MIAA Russ Jewett (28th) 21
21 Western State 49.57 RMAC Chris Bradford (5th) 82
22 Seattle Pacific 43.52 GNAC Karl Lerum (9th) 20
23 Tiffin 41.92 GLIAC Jeremy Croy (14th) 37
24 Livingstone 41.60 CIAA Justin Davis (5th) 23
25 Findlay 39.05 GLIAC Marc Arce (26th) 36
Dropped out: No. 22 Southwest Baptist, No. 24 Edinboro, No. 25 Central Oklahoma
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25



Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 MIAA 496.85 3
2 GLIAC 484.42 4
3 CIAA 362.29 3
4 RMAC 354.51 3
5 Lone Star 328.12 3
6 CCAA 277.95 2
7 GNAC 202.48 3
8 NSIC 170.93 1
9 GLVC 159.12 1
10 PSAC 148.51


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Georgia Women on the Rise in the Latest Division I Outdoor T&F National Team Rankings







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Georgia Women on the Rise in the Latest Division I Outdoor T&F National Team Rankings
April 15, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – It was a quiet week for nearly every team in the week two edition of the Division I National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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For everyone but the Georgia women, that is.

The Lady Bulldogs jumped three spots to No. 5 behind newly minted American Junior Record holder Kendell Williams in the heptathlon, while each of the top four women’s teams and the top six men’s squads held steady.

Williams’ score of 6018 surpassed the former record of 5678 held by Ellannee Richardson of Washington State from 1999 and the all-time US Junior best 5754w from 1981 by UCLA’s Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Joining Williams as a Division I leader was Leonita Kallenou in the high jump.

Behind those two and a pair of other top-five performances, the Bulldogs improved their team rankings score by 80 points from last week to 238.77. No other team, men or women, improved by more than 22 points.

WOMEN’S TOP FIVE
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
Texas A&M
396.89 pts Florida
349.08 pts Texas
320.26 pts Oregon
250.13 pts Georgia
238.77 pts
View Complete Women’s Rankings

Remaining in line ahead of Georgia was No. 1 Texas A&M (396.89), No. 2 Florida (349.08), No. 3 Texas (320.26) and No. 4 Oregon (250.13). The Aggies were able to extend their advantage over the Gators by 24 points.

On the men’s side, No. 1 Florida (331.99) came back to the pack but retained a lead over No. 2 Oregon (307.27), No. 3 Arkansas (291.61) and No. 4 Texas A&M (283.07). Also holding steady at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, were Florida State (197.05) and Wisconsin (187.26).

MEN’S TOP FIVE
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
Florida
331.99 pts Oregon
307.27 pts Arkansas
291.61 pts Texas A&M
283.07 pts Florida State
197.05 pts
View Complete Men’s Rankings

The first movement came with No. 7 Alabama (171.27) and No. 8 Texas Tech (167.47) both moving up two spots to lead a pack of eight teams within 20 points of one another.

By position, the biggest gainers of the week were the No. 23 Missouri women with a five-spot improvement and the No. 24 Illinois men after a six-slot increase.

The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national team race. Rankings points do not equate with NCAA Championships team points. A full description of the rankings can be found here.

Preseason marks will be included in the rankings calculations through the week three edition.

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION I
MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)
2014 Week #2 — April 15
next ranking: April 22

Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Florida 331.99 SEC Mike Holloway (12th) 1
2 Oregon 307.27 Pac-12 Robert Johnson (2nd) 2
3 Arkansas 291.61 SEC Chris Bucknam (6th) 3
4 Texas A&M 283.07 SEC Pat Henry (10th) 4
5 Florida State 197.05 ACC Bob Braman (11th) 5
6 Wisconsin 187.26 Big Ten Mick Byrne (1st) 6
7 Alabama 171.27 SEC Dan Waters (3rd) 9
8 Texas Tech 167.47 Big 12 Wes Kittley (15th) 10
9 Georgia 166.97 SEC Wayne Norton (15th) 8
10 LSU 162.28 SEC Dennis Shaver (10th) 7
11 Mississippi 151.99 SEC Brian O’Neal (2nd) 13
12 Nebraska 147.33 Big Ten Gary Pepin (31st) 14
13 Baylor 146.68 Big 12 Todd Harbour (9th) 11
14 Southern California 145.33 Pac-12 Caryl Smith Gilbert (1st) 12
15 UCLA 133.81 Pac-12 Mike Maynard (5th) 15
16 Texas 126.06 Big 12 Mario Sategna (1st) 16
17 Tennessee 113.20 SEC J.J. Clark (5th) 18
18 Penn State 107.82 Big Ten Beth Alford-Sullivan (8th) 20
19 Arizona 103.89 Pac-12 Fred Harvey (12th) 17
20 BYU 101.47 Independent Ed Eyestone (1st) 19
21 Cornell 93.74 Ivy Nathan Taylor (15th) 21
22 UTSA 85.45 Conference USA Aaron Fox (11th) 22
23 California 83.66 Pac-12 Tony Sandoval (22nd) 23
24 Illinois 75.30 Big Ten Mike Turk (5th) 30
25 Kentucky 74.13 SEC Edrick Floreal (2nd) 24
dropped out: No. 25 Kansas
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Men’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 1891.99 9
2 Pac-12 978.42 5
3 Big 12 740.68 3
4 Big Ten 714.21 4
5 ACC 623.62 1
6 Conference USA 291.23 1
7 Ivy 191.76 1
8 Mountain West 159.72
9 American 136.40
10 Missouri Valley 125.14



USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION I
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL TEAM COMPUTER RANKINGS (TOP 25)
2014 Week #2 — April 15
next ranking: April 22

Rank School Points Conference Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Texas A&M 396.89 SEC Pat Henry (10th) 1
2 Florida 349.08 SEC Mike Holloway (7th) 2
3 Texas 320.26 Big 12 Mario Sategna (1st) 3
4 Oregon 250.13 Pac-12 Robert Johnson (2nd) 4
5 Georgia 238.77 SEC Wayne Norton (15th) 8
6 Kentucky 233.80 SEC Edrick Floreal (2nd) 5
7 LSU 189.87 SEC Dennis Shaver (10th) 6
8 Arkansas 163.63 SEC Lance Harter (24th) 9
9 Southern California 155.18 Pac-12 Caryl Smith Gilbert (1st) 7
10 Arizona 136.80 Pac-12 Fred Harvey (12th) 11
11 Kansas 128.98 Big 12 Stanley Redwine (14th) 10
12 Penn State 118.37 Big Ten Beth Alford-Sullivan (15th) 14
13 Washington 117.09 Pac-12 Greg Metcalf (12th) 16
14 UCLA 116.85 Pac-12 Mike Maynard (2nd) 12
15 Florida State 114.26 ACC Bob Braman (11th) 15
16 Texas Tech 111.07 Big 12 Wes Kittley (15th) 19
17 Stanford 109.46 Pac-12 Chris Miltenberg (2nd) 18
18 San Diego State 108.65 Mountain West Shelia Burrell (5th) 13
19 Baylor 107.24 Big 12 Todd Harbour (9th) 17
20 Providence 90.82 Big East Ray Treacy (30th) 20
21 Arizona State 86.83 Pac-12 Greg Kraft (18th) 21
22 Notre Dame 84.98 ACC Joe Piane (39th) 22
23 Missouri 84.42 SEC Brett Halter (4th) 28
24 Maryland 81.20 ACC Andrew Valmon (11th) 24
25 South Carolina 80.56 SEC Curtis Frye (18th) 23
droppped out: No. 25 UCF
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25



Women’s Conference Index Top 10
Rank Conference Points Top 25 Teams
1 SEC 1934.43 8
2 Pac-12 1060.49 7
3 Big 12 926.14 4
4 ACC 596.05 3
5 Big Ten 409.53 1
6 American 218.89
7 Conference USA 192.87
8 Mid-American 184.39
9 Mountain West 181.88 1
10 Big East 174.54 1


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Alabama Track Roster

2013-14 Roster
Coaches


Men
Name Event(s) Year Hometown (Last School)
Ahalt, Justin Cross Country/Distance SO College Park, Md. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
Airola, Matt Cross Country/Distance JR Altaville, Calif. (American River College)
Amankwah, Alex 400/800 SO Los Angeles, Calif. (West Los Angeles College)
Arthur, Bryan 200/400 FR Huntsville, Ala. (Columbia)
Ballard, Payton Cross Country/Distance FR Mountain Brook, Ala. (Mountain Brook)
Batson, Diondre 100/200/Relays SR Sacramento, Calif. (American River College)
Brown II, Tony Sprints FR Beaumont, Texas (Ozen)
Brown, Imani Long Jump/Triple Jump SO Reading, Pa. (Reading)
Davis, Dwight Sprints SO Hollywood, Fla. (Hallandale)
Deuel, Parker Cross Country/Distance SO Alamo, Calif. (San Ramon Valley)
Edmondson, Jeff Cross Country/Distance FR Chantilly, Va. (Westfield)
Efkamp, Nick Sprints JR Madrid, Iowa (Iowa State)
Faris, Andrew Cross Country/Distance SO Chippewa Falls, Wis. (Chippewa Falls)
Felpel, Kyle Throws RS FR Ephrata, Pa. (Cocalico)
Fondren, Justin Jumps SO Oxford, Miss. (Oxford)
Freiberger, George Jumps SO Mocksville, N.C. (High Point)
Fuller, Kamal Jumps SR Kingston, Jamaica (Wolmer's Boys)
Glosson, Ryan Multi-Events FR Memphis, Tenn. (Christian Brothers)
Green, Jeremiah Long Jump/Triple Jump FR Tampa, Fla. (Hillsborough)
Guffin, Mark Throws FR Little Rock, Ark. (Little Rock Christian Academy)
Hakansson, Elias Throws SO Halmstad, Sweden
Harris, Andrew Cross Country/Distance SO Jasper, Ala. (Walker)
Haynes, Akeem Sprints SR Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Barton County CC)
Jenkins, Alex Cross Country/Distance SO Downingtown, Pa. (Downingtown West)
Karr, Nathan Throws RS FR Tuscaloosa, Ala. (American Christian Academy)
Lahbi, Jacopo 800 FR Treviso, Italy
McCullan, Josh Jumps SO Hinesville, Ga. (Bradwell Institute)
Parks, Brennan Sprints/Hurdles SO Huntsville, Ala. (Alabama-Huntsville)
Pierson, Ryan Pole Vault FR Linfield, Pa. (Spring-Ford)
Prizy, Evan Cross Country/Distance FR Schaumburg, Ill. (Schaumburg)
Reed, Hayden Throws RS FR Orange, Texas (Little Cypress-Mauriceville)
Richardson, Charodd Throws JR Blakely, Ga. (Early County)
Sanders, Alex Sprints SR Kansas City, Kan. (Johson County CC)
Shannon, Kevin Throws RS FR Birmingham, Ala. (Vestavia Hills)
Sivill, Eric Cross Country/Distance SO Chesterfield, Mo. (Parkway Central)
Smith, Quincy Sprints SO Phenix City, Ala. (Smiths Station)
Stiegler, Jonny Pole Vault SO Mobile, Ala. (McGill-Toolen)
Taylor, Ken Sprints SR Spartanburg, S.C. (Benedict College)
Thompson, Conner Cross Country/Distance FR Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland)
Vardaman, Nathan Jumps SO Huntsville, Ala. (Huntsville)
Walton, Gil Cross Country/Distance SO Fairhope, Ala. (McCallie (Tenn.))
Wanstall, Taber Throws RS JR Tuscaloosa, Ala. (American Christian Academy)
Williams, Joe Throws RS FR Birmingham, Ala. (Spain Park)

Women
Name Event(s) Year Hometown (Last School)
Amelinaite, Berta Throws RS FR Huntsville, Ala. (Huntsville)
Barnes, Nia Throws JR West Orange, N.J. (West Orange)
Bernard, Candicea Throws JR Golden Spring, Jamaica (Central Arizona College)
Burchell, Remona 100/200/4x100/4x400 JR Montego Bay, Jamaica (Butler County CC (Kan.))
Burks, Quanesha Sprints/Jumps FR Hartselle, Ala. (Hartselle)
Chandler, Shani Hurdles SR Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake)
Clerveaux, Vanessa Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps RS SO Brockton, Mass. (Eastern Michigan)
Conn, Autumn Pole Vault SO St. Charles, Ill. (Burlington Central)
Dent, Lacey Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps SO Mobile, Ala. (St. Paul's Episcopal)
Ficenec, Kimberley Cross Country/800 SO Stafford, Va. (Mountain View)
Gamble, Passion Sprints RS FR Mobile, Ala. (McGill-Toolen Catholic)
Gholston, Alex Sprints FR Town Creek, Ala. (R.A. Hubbard (Courtland, Ala.))
Greenleaf, Katelyn Cross County/Distance SO St. Petersburg, Fla. (Northside Christian)
Gregg, Allison Cross Country/Distance FR Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Falls)
Hancock, Reed Pole Vault SO Albany, Ga. (Deerfield-Windsor)
Ives, Callie Long Jump/Triple Jump SO Andrews, Texas (Andrews)
Kemper, Susie Cross Country/Distance SO Liberty Hill, Texas (Liberty Hill)
Kimpel, Dominique Sprints JR Kankakee, Ill. (Iowa Central CC)
Leinheiser, Anna Cross Country/Distance FR Hoover, Ala. (Hoover)
Malcolm, Yanique 800/Cross Country SR Kingston, Jamaica (Essex County (N.J.) CC)
Mays, Dacia Sprints SR Pensacola, Fla. (Pine Forest)
Myrex, Palee Cross Country/Distance SR Bremen, Ala. (Cold Springs)
Ortiz, Olivia Cross Country/Distance FR Bradenton, Fla. (Lakewood Ranch)
Panagiotou, Meropi Cross Country/Distance SO Nicosia, Cyprus (Koutsofta-Panayide)
Rawles, Anna Pole Vault SO Katy, Texas (Seven Lakes)
Sassaman, Nicole 400/800 FR Colorado Springs, Colo. (Pine Creek)
Sims, Brianna 100/200/Relays FR Birmingham, Ala. (Ramsay)
Smith, Britainy Pole Vault FR Tampa, Fla. (Wharton)
Stafford, Hilary Cross Country/Distance FR London, Ontario, Canada (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Stover, Rebecca Cross Country/Distance SO Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden)
Tabor, Kyri Sprints SO Miami, Fla. (Hallandale)
Taylor, Lakan Pole Vault FR Fort Worth, Texas (Boswell)
Thomas, Sarah Sprints SR Tallassee, Ala. (Tallassee)
Turner, Claire Cross Country/Distance SR Signal Mountain, Tenn. (Red Bank)
Uudmae, Merilyn Jumps RS JR Tallinn, Estonia (Tallinn English College)
Waggoner, Hannah Cross Country/Distance FR Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland)
Wright, Aubrielle 800/Cross Country SR Hampton, Ga. (Westlake)

Coaches

Dan Waters - Head Coach
Dick Booth - Assistant Coach - Jumps
Matt Kane - Assistant Coach - Sprints/Hurdles
Miguel Pate - Assistant Coach - Sprints
Doug Reynolds - Assistant Coach - Throws
Adam Tribble - Assistant Coach - Distance
Tabarie Henry - Volunteer Assistant
Otis McDaniel - Volunteer Assistant
Mookie Salaam - Volunteer Assistant
Brad Smith - Volunteer Assistant
Meredith Tribble - Volunteer Assistant
Flora Hyacinth - Massage Therapist

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Tide wins 14 Events at Border Clash; Batson Runs Wind-Aided 10.01 in 100 Meters

Tide wins 14 Events at Border Clash; Batson Runs Wind-Aided 10.01 in 100 Meters





April 11, 2014

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama track and field team won 14 events and set more than a dozen personal bests at the inaugural Border Clash at Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium Friday. The Crimson Tide had 10 performances in nine events land in the school's all-time top 10 during the day-long meet, which pitted teams from the state of Alabama (Alabama, Auburn and Samford) against teams from the state of Mississippi (Mississippi, Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi).

The state of Mississippi topped the men's standings by a score of 107-92, while the state of Alabama won the women's competition 121-76.

"It was a great meet from a team standpoint," said Waters. "We were able to pick up quite a few victories and set some new personal records, and we competed really well. It was a unique and fun meet just by the way it was set up, and I think that helped create some quality competition from both states. I'm pleased with our performances, and hopefully this gives us some good momentum heading into the Mt. SAC Relays next weekend."

Alabama will cross the country next weekend for the Mt. SAC Relays, one of the world's premier track and field meets, held annually at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California.

An event-by-event breakdown of Alabama's performances:

RUNNING EVENTS

Men

100 Meters - Diondre Batson of Alabama (American River College, Sacramento, CA) was dominant in the men's 100-meter dash, running a wind-aided (2.3 meters per second) time of 10.01. That's the second-fastest time in school history and matches his PR set last June at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Alabama's Akeem Haynes was second in 10.20, well ahead of his PR of 10.37. Alex Sanders of Alabama was fourth in 10.32. Batson bettered the facility record of 10.07 set by LSU's Trindon Holliday in 2007.

400 Meters - Brandon McBride of Mississippi State beat a field of 13 runners in the two-heat final of the men's 400 meters, running 46.82 seconds for the victory. Alabama's Dwight Davis was second in 47.04 with Elbert Rogers of Southern Mississippi third in 47.05. Alex Amankwah was fifth in 47.38.

400-Meter Hurdles - Mississippi State's Javon Davis took a commanding victory in the men's 400-meter hurdles in a time of 51.55 seconds. Scottie Hearn of MSU was second in 53.18 with Adam Civitano of Auburn third (53.87). For Alabama, Brennan Parks was fifth in 54.83 as the top five times ran in the first heat of the two-heat final.

800 Meters - Mississippi's Sean Tobin overtook Alabama's Jacopo Lahbi down the final stretch to win the men's 800 meters in 1:47.99. Samford's Brandon Hazouri was second in 1:48.54 with finishing Lahbi third in 1:48.69, the 10th-fastest time in Alabama history. The race's top four finishers (Tobin, Hazouri, Lahbi and Alabama's Matt Airola (American River College, Sacramento, CA) all ran in the first heat of the two-heat final as Tobin defeated a field of 15 competitors. Alabama's Ken Taylor, a 400-meter specialist, took the field out for a fast 600 meters before leaving the race, setting up the final duel between Tobin, Hazouri and Lahbi.

1,500 Meters - A duel by Mississippi's Robert Domanic and Alabama's Parker Deuel (San Ramon Valley HS, Danville, CA) resulted in a tight victory for Domanic, who broke the tape in 3:47.01. Deuel was second in a PR of 3:47.82, setting a PR by approximately 6 seconds. Other Alabama competitors were Payton Ballard (6th, 3:55.94) and Jeff Edmondson (7th, 3:58.59).

3,000-Meter Steeplechase - Crimson Tide sophomore Eric Sivill took a commanding lead early and was never challenged in winning the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:30.73. Trevor Gilley of Ole Miss was second (9:47.78) with Curtis Kelly of Mississippi State third (9:51.84).

4x400-Meter Relay - The Alabama men's 4x400-meter relay quartet of Dwight Davis, Alex Amankwah, Jacopo Lahbi and Ken Taylor ran a strong, consistent race in posting its fastest time of the season, breaking the tape in 3:08.22 with Mississippi State second in 3:09.08 and Ole Miss third in 3:09.92. The race was tight through the first leg with Alabama's Davis handing off to Amankwah with a slight lead ahead of Ole Miss and Mississippi State in a virtual dead heat. Amankwah extended the Alabama lead on the second leg before passing off to Jacopo Lahbi with a three-meter edge ahead of Ole Miss with State about 10 meters back. Lahbi gave the baton to Ken Taylor for the final leg with a five-meter advantage over the Rebels and the diminutive Taylor sustained the lead throughout before extending it down the final straightaway on strong anchor leg that sealed the victory for the Crimson Tide.

Women

100 Meters - Alabama senior Remona Burchell ran the third-fastest 100-meter dash in school history when she clocked an event-winning 11.23. Burchell distanced herself from runner-up Shekara Martin (11.72) of Auburn and the field by the 50-meter mark of the first heat. Burchell's time is the second-best wind-legal time in the country this season. Alabama junior Dominique Kimpel placed fourth with a time of 11.84, while Tide senior Sarah Thomas finished sixth with a season-best 11.97.

200 Meters - Auburn's V'alonee Robinson won the women's 200-meter dash with a time of 24.01. Alabama's Sarah Thomas (24.57) finished third, just behind Mississippi's Breanna Tate (24.53). Alabama freshman Brianna Sims clocked a season-best 24.96 to finish fifth.

400 Meters - Alabama finished 1-2 in the women's 400-meter dash, as senior Yanique Malcolm and freshman Alex Gholston finished first and second, respectively. Malcolm (54.06) and Gholston (54.90) each set personal records in the process. Alabama senior Dacia Mays finished sixth with a time of 57.53.

800 Meters - Samford's Marie Demedicis won the women's 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.67. Auburn sophomore Sage Blackwell (2:12.79) finished second, just ahead of Alabama senior Aubrielle Wright (2:13.55).

1,500 Meters - Alabama sophomore Kimberley Ficenec shattered her previous personal record by six seconds when she clocked a time of 4:21.44 to finish second in the women's 1,500-meter run. Meropi Panagiotou placed third in a time of 4:21.44. Ficenec's time ranks sixth in Alabama history, while Panagiotou's time ranks ninth. Freshman Olivia Ortiz (4:40.00), freshman Anna Leinheiser (4:41.19) and senior Claire Turner (4:42.58) each set personal records. Sophomore Susie Kemper (4:42.84) also competed for the Tide.

3,000-meter Steeplechase - Freshman Hannah Waggoner won the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:02.33--the seventh-fastest time in school history and a new personal best.

100-meter Hurdles - Yvana Hepburn-Bailey, an unattached competitor, finished first overall in the women's 100-meter hurdles, while Mississippi State sophomore Keisha Wallace (13.14) was the top collegiate finisher. Alabama redshirt freshman Passion Gamble ran a personal-best 14.24.

400-meter Hurdles - Alabama senior Shani Chandler placed fifth in the women's 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.59. Auburn's Danielle Hill won the event in a time of 58.85.

4x100-Meter Relay - Alabama's team of Quanesha Burks, Remona Burchell, Dominique Kimpel and Sarah Thomas won the women's 4x100-meter relay with a time of 44.15, the fifth-fastest time in school history.

4x400-Meter Relay - Alabama's team of Brianna Sims, Dominique Kimpel, Alex Gholston and Yanique Malcolm finished first in the women's 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:38.29, which ranks seventh in school history. Auburn placed second in the event with a time of 3:41.16. Alabama's second team dropped the baton and did not finish the event.

FIELD EVENTS

Men

Hammer - Charodd Richardson of Alabama set a new personal best (PR) in winning the hammer throw with a mark of 63.08 meters (206 feet, 11 inches), improving his PR by 10 inches. Richardson outdistanced runner-up Nathan Loe of Ole Miss by 6.48 meters (21 feet, 3 inches) as Loe was second at 56.60 (185-8).

Discus - Hayden Reed of Alabama won the men's discus with a personal-best performance, posting a winning mark of 60.68m (199-1), well ahead of runner-up Joe Williams of Alabama (57.78m/177-4). Reed's mark improved his PR (193-10) by more than 5 feet from his prior PR set last week and gave him a victory for the third consecutive meet. Reed established the lead on his first throw, an effort of 58.65, before getting the clincher on his second toss and fouling on the subsequent four tries. Reed's winning mark ranks third on the all-time Alabama javelin performances list.

Shot Put - Alabama's Hayden Reed won the men's shot put with a best effort that ranks sixth all-time in Alabama history at 18.68 meters (61 feet, 3.50 inches). Reed's winning effort came on his sixth and final attempt of the night. Reed's series: 17.35.56-11.25; 17.74/58-2.50; 18.01/59-1.25; 18.28/59-11.75; and 18.68/61-3.50. Marcus Popenfoose of Auburn was second (18.13/59-5.75) with Robert Collingwood of Southern Miss third (17.95/58-10.75). The Crimson Tide's Kyle Felpel was fourth with a best of 17.82/58-5.75. Alabama's Nathan Karr was seventh (15.70/51-6.25).

Javelin - Austin Britton of Mississippi State won the men's javelin with a throw of 62.46 meters (204 feet, 11 inches) on his second attempt. Kevin Shannon of Alabama was third with a best of 60.02 (196-11). Ryan Glosson of Alabama finished eight with a best effort of 39.51 (129-7).

Long Jump - Ole Miss senior Ricky Robertson leaded 7.64 meters (25 feet, 0.75 inches) on his fifth attempt to overtake teammate Malcolm Davis (7.51/24-7.75) for the victory. Alabama's Kamal Fuller was third at 7.35 (24-1.50) with Josh McCullan of Alabama in fourth (7.01/23-0) and the Tide's Nathan Vardaman in fifth (6.93/22-9).

Triple Jump - Phillip Young of Ole Miss won the men's triple jump with a mark of 15.64 meters (51 feet, 3.75 inches) as he produced a series of four legal jumps in six attempts with all four of more than 50 feet in duration. Young's teammate, Ricky Robertson, was second (15.60/51-2.25) with Alabama's Imani Brown third (15.30/50-2.50) and the Tide's George Freiberger fourth (14.05/46-1.25).

High Jump - Alabama's Justin Fondren cleared 2.15/7-0.50 to win the men's high jump ahead of Southern Miss's Courtland Wells (2.10/6-10.75). Fondren entered action on the event's second height (2.00/6-6.75) and cleared it on his first try. He then cleared 2.05/6-8.75 on his first attempt before eclipsing 2.10/6-10 on his second try. A clearance on his second attempt at 2.15/7-0.50 clinched the victory and he went on to attempt 2.22/7-3.25, but could not clear that height.

Pole Vault - Mississippi junior Sam Kendricks won the men's pole vault handily, clearing 5.50 meters (18 feet, 0.50 inches), more than 2 feet ahead of the closest competitor. Alabama's Ryan Pierson was sixth with a clearance of 4.55 (14-11).

Women

Hammer - Samford's Emily Allen won the women's hammer throw with a mark of 59.59 meters (195 feet, 6 inches), while Alabama junior Nia Barnes took runner-up with a mark of 55.89 meters (183 feet, 4 inches).

Discus - Auburn's Rachel Dincoff (50.58 meters/165 feet, 11 inches) edged Southern Mississippi's Rachel Polk (49.60 meters/162 feet, 9 inches) to win the women's discus throw. Alabama freshman Berta Ameliniate set a personal record of 48.09 meters (157 feet, 9 inches) en route to a fourth-place finish. Junior Candicea Bernard placed fifth with a mark of 45.02 meters (147 feet, 8 inches).

Shot Put - Auburn sophomore Rachel Dincoff won her second event of the evening when she topped the women's shot put standings with a mark of 15.89 meters (52 feet, 1.75 inches). Alabama junior Candicea Bernard finished runner-up with a season-best throw of 15.41 meters (50 feet, 6.75 inches). Sophomore Lacey Dent also competed for the Tide and finished ninth with a mark of 11.11 meters (36 feet, 5.5 inches).

Javelin - Alabama junior Nia Barnes won the javelin throw with a mark of 42.80 meters (140 feet, 5 inches.) Barnes' first attempt spanned 34.36 meters (112-9), while her second attempt covered 40.89 meters (134-2). She fouled on her third and fourth attempts. She launched her winning throw on her fifth attempt before fouling on her sixth and final attempt.

Pole Vault - Alabama freshman Lakan Taylor won the women's pole vault with a clearance of 4.20 meters (13 feet, 9.25 inches), which is tied for tenth-best in school history. Tide teammate Autumn Conn, a sophomore, finished runner-up after clearing 3.87 meters (12 feet, 8.25 inches). Freshman Britainy Smith cleared 3.57 meters (11 feet, 8.50 inches) for the Tide. Sophomore Anna Rawles no-heighted.

Long Jump - Mississippi junior Kierra White edged Alabama freshman Quanesha Burks to win the women's long jump. Burks jumped 6.17 meters (20 feet, 3 inches) on her second attempt and led the event heading into the final round, but White covered a wind-aided 6.25 meters (20 feet, 6.25 inches) on her sixth and final attempt to take first place.

Triple Jump - Auburn freshman Marshay Ryan won the women's triple jump with a mark of 12.76 meters (41 feet, 10.50 inches). Alabama junior Merilyn Uudmae finished runner-up with a season-best mark of 12.46m (40 feet, 10.50 inches), which ranks ninth on the school's all-time top 10 list.

Border Clash

(Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Samford, Southern Miss)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Team Scoring

Men

1. Mississippi (Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss), 107 points.

2. Alabama (Alabama, Auburn, Samford), 92 points.

Women

1. Alabama (Alabama, Auburn, Samford), 121 points.

2. Mississippi (Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss), 76 points.

Alabama Results

Men

Track Events

100 Meters (w: +2.3) - 1. Diondre Batson, 10.01w; 2. Akeem Haynes, 10.20w; 4. Alex Sanders, 10.32w.

400 Meters - 2. Dwight Davis, 47.04; 5. Alex Amankwah, 47.38.

800 Meters - 3. Jacopo Lahbi, 1:48.69; 4. Matt Airola, 1:49.40; 5. Andrew Harris, 1:50.21; 13. Alex Jenkins, 1:53.22; Ken Taylor, DNF.

1,500 Meters - 2. Parker Deuel, 3:47.01; 6. Payton Ballard, 3:55.94; 7. Jeff Edmondson, 3:58.59.

400-Meter Hurdles - 5. Brennan Parks, 54.83.

3,000-Meter Steeplechase - 1. Eric Sivill, 9:30.73.

4x100-Meter Relay - DNF - Alabama (baton failure on first exchange).

4x400-Meter Relay - 1. Alabama (Dwight Davis, Alex Amankwah, Jacopo Lahbi, Ken Taylor), 3:08.22.

Field Events

Hammer - 1. Charodd Richardson, 63.08 (206-11).

Shot Put - 1. Hayden Reed, 18.68 (61-3.50); 4. Kyle Felpel, 17.82 (58-5.75); 7. Nathan Karr, 15.70 (51-6.25).

Discus - 1. Hayden Reed, 60.68 (199-1); 2. Joe Williams, 57.78 (189-7); 9. Kyle Felpel, 48.33 (158-6); 11. Taber Wanstall, 45.47 (149-2).

Javelin - 3. Kevin Shannon, 60.02 (196-11); 8. Ryan Glosson, 39.51 (129-7).

Long Jump - 3. Kamal Fuller, 7.35 (24-1.50); 4. Josh McCullan, 7.01 (23-0); 5. Nathan Vardaman, 6.93 (22-9).

Triple Jump - 3. Imani Brown, 15.30 (50-2.50); 4. George Freiberger, 14.05 (46-1.25).

High Jump - 1. Justin Fondren, 2.15 (7-0.50).

Pole Vault - 6. Ryan Pierson, 4.55 (14-11).

Women

Track Events

100-meter dash (w: +0.5) - 1. Remona Burchell, 11.23; 4. Dominique Kimpel, 11.84; 6. Sarah Thomas, 11.97.

200-meter dash - 3. Sarah Thomas, 24.57; 5. Brianna Sims, 24.96.

400-meter dash - 1. Yanique Malcolm, 54.06; 2. Alex Gholston, 54.90; 6. Dacia Mays, 57.53.

800-meter dash - 3. Aubrielle Wright, 2:13.55.

1,500-meter dash - 2. Kimberley Ficenec, 4:21.44; 3. Meropi Panagiotou, 4:26.70; 15. Olivia Ortiz, 4:40.00; 17. Anna Leinheiser, 4:41.19; 18. Claire Turner, 4:42.58; 19. Susie Kemper, 4:42.84. 3,000-meter steeplechase - 1. Hannah Waggoner, 11:02.33.

100-meter hurdles (w: +1.6) - 9. Passion Gamble, 14.24.

400-meter hurdles - 5. Shani Chandler, 1:01.59.

4x100-meter relay - 1. Alabama (Q. Burks, R. Burchell, D. Kimpel, S. Thomas), 44.15.

4x400-meter relay - 1. Alabama (B. Sims, D. Kimpel, A. Gholston, Y. Malcolm), 3:38.29;

DNF. Alabama (K. Ficenec, M. Panagiotou, A. Leinheiser, H. Waggoner).

Field Events

Hammer Throw - 2. Nia Barnes, 55.89m (183-4).

Discus - 4. Berta Amelinaite, 48.09m (157-9).

Shot Put - 2. Candicea Bernard, 15.41m (50-6.75); 9. Lacey Dent, 11.11m (36-5.50)

Javelin - 1. Nia Barnes, 42.80m (140-5)

Pole Vault - 1. Lakan Taylor, 4.20m (13-9.25); 2. Autumn Conn, 3.87m (12-8.25); 9. Britainy Smith, 3.57m (11-8.50); NH. Anna Rawles, NH.

Long Jump - 2. Quanesha Burks, 6.17m (20-3)

Triple Jump - 2. Merilyn Uudmae, 12.46m (40-10.50)

High Jump - Lacey Dent, No Height.