Friday, July 31, 2015

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Georgetown has accepted the resignation of Pat Henner

July 31, 2015

WASHINGTON - Georgetown has accepted the resignation of Pat Henner, a veteran coach and mentor to dozens of student-athletes. Henner informed Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed that he will leave his position as Director of the Track and Field and Cross Country programs after sixteen years of service to the University. Reed expressed his gratitude to Coach Henner for his service to Georgetown. “Georgetown Athletics is blessed with some of the highest quality coaches in the nation. I consider Pat to be among this elite company,” said Reed. “Pat is a talented coach who embodies Georgetown's model of a life lived in service to others and of a commitment to educate the whole person. We are grateful for his dedication to our student-athletes and his commitment to his work and wish him continued success in his coaching career.” Henner served Georgetown as a committed coach and leader, as Director of the men’s and women’s Track and Field and Cross Country programs for the past eight years and as an assistant coach for eight years prior to that. Coach Henner’s achievements as a head coach at Georgetown’s nationally competitive Division I track and field program have included the 2011 NCAA Women's Cross Country Champions, three NCAA Cross Country Podium Finishes, nine top-10 teams at the NCAA Championships, over 150 All Americans, Big East Team Championships, and numerous Academic All-Americans. “Through Coach Henner’s leadership, Georgetown’s program has not only achieved unprecedented success, but countless student-athletes have benefited individually from his leadership and passion for the sport,” said Reed. “Coach Henner is passionate about teaching, coaching and mentoring his student-athletes. He focuses on improving each student-athlete’s skills and helps them become champion athletes and stronger students.” Henner reflected on what he considered to be the keys to his success. “I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to have led this program for the past eight seasons, and I thank all of the student-athletes and coaches who have been with me and the program during this time. I attribute all of these achievements to my talented and committed assistants working in concert with our dedicated student-athletes,” he said.


Addressing the recent investigations into allegations of racial bias and misconduct within the program, Reed noted that the investigations found no wrongdoing by Coach Henner. On July 31, the University announced that investigations found no racial bias in the track program, and that Henner and the other coaches had no knowledge of misconduct by student-athletes. Speaking about his decision to resign, Coach Henner prioritized the interests of the student-athletes and the future of the track program, expressing his belief that the conclusion of two investigations into misconduct among members of the track program offered an opportunity for new leadership. “I have always demanded the highest athletic and personal standards for my coaches and student-athletes,” said Henner. “I regret that some students engaged in behavior that fell short of these expectations. I recognize the University’s need to move forward with a fresh start and I do not want to be a distraction in that process.” “Coach Henner has been a partner to the University in articulating the expectations that the University has set for our student-athletes,” said Reed. “We were disappointed that some of our student-athletes did not meet the expectations we have set and we will be working with our coaches to help rebuild our community. Coach Henner expressed to me his belief that this is a time for new leadership in the track program. I respect his decision and the selflessness that he has demonstrated during a difficult time for our track program. It is exemplary of his character and dedication to our student-athletes.” Reed will begin a process to determine the leadership and coaching staff of the track program going forward.

Souleiman boxing clever ahead of Beijing

31 JUL 2015 Feature Stockholm, Sweden

Souleiman boxing clever ahead of Beijing

Ayanleh Souleiman winning the 1500m at the 2015 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm (Deca Text&Bild)Ayanleh Souleiman winning the 1500m at the 2015 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm (Deca Text&Bild) © Copyright
Ayanleh Souleiman presented a jubilant figures on the long, rain swept night of athletics in Stockholm’s 1912 Olympic stadium on Thursday as he celebrated his overwhelming 1500m victory with an exuberant display of shadow boxing for the benefit of his tracking TV cameraman, all the while with a trademark wide smile.
On the eve of the last IAAF Diamond League meeting before the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 get underway in three weeks’ time, this affable multi-talented 22-year-old runner from Djibouti – who has a 1500m best of 3:29.58 from last year’s IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco – announced brightly that he was looking for a fast time in the Swedish capital after the relative disappointment of finishing third in the historic Emsley Carr Mile in London less than a week earlier.
“In London it was a tactical race, and there was a lot of pushing. I had been training hard but I didn’t feel ready. Tomorrow I will run faster. I want to do 3:28, 3:27,” he said before his Stockholm outing.
By the time Souleiman entered the final straight with a classy field behind him, it was clear that his ambitions in terms of time would not be realised.
However, he crossed the line in 3:33.33 to earn four points which shifted him into the lead in the Diamond Race above the Kenyan pair of Silas Kiplagat and Asbel Kiprop, with just the double-points final in Zurich to come on 3 September.
Neither of his main rivals was in Stockholm, concentrating instead on their preparations at home for Beijing.
But the manner and measure of Souleiman’s victory – he finished 10 metres clear and had already begun celebrating before the line – were formidable and provided a warning not only about the Diamond Race but also the World Championships.
“Ayanleh was not at his best in London,” explained his coach Jama Aden. “That race came too soon for him after a block of training, but here he felt good before the race, and during it.”
What Souleiman, and Aden, now know is that he is in great shape to further his ambitions in both the metric mile – in which he won gold at last year’s IAAF World Indoor Championships – and the 800m, in which he earned a bronze medal at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, when he toes the line in Beijing.
“The World Championships are very different from the Diamond League,” Souleiman said. “Often the racing is tactical, and rough. For instance, Silas Kiplagat is sometimes not good at championships; but I am strong for them, I am ready for them.

Double destiny in Beijing

“I have a good chance in the 1500m, but I will double up in the 800 metres because this year in Beijing there is a gap, one day resting after the 800 has finished.”
Asked how easy he found it to switch between the two distances, Souleiman produced another of his broad smiles.
“Running a 1500 is just as easy as running an 800! It’s not a big difference. In the 800, the last 300 is very fast, and you have to be prepared for that. In the 1500, you have to be stronger and more ready to run the tactical races against all the guys.
“But I prepare for them by running a spread of distances. Sometimes I run a 3000 in training. Sometimes I do longer distances than that. Earlier this year, I ran the 5000m in 13:17 at the Pan Arab Championships. Next year I will be running with Mo (Farah)!” he commented; half-jokingly, half-deadly serious.
In Aden, who also coached Genzebe Dibaba to her epic world 1500m record this month, Souleiman has a coach of formidable resource and experience.
Aden, who divides his time between Qatar, where he is head athletics coach, and Europe will have seven of his athletes in Beijing next month, including the 18-year-old compatriot of Souleiman’s, Mohamed Ismail Ibrahim, who made a breakthrough in the 3000m steeplechase in Stockholm as he finished seventh in a national record of 8:24.58.
“Everybody runs differently,” said Souleiman. “But training with Jama’s group gives me experience of trying different tactics. Sometimes it is arranged for there to be pushing and chopping of legs in the last 300, 400 of our runs. It’s crazy! But it means you are ready.”
Souleiman’s bobbing and weaving after his latest victory suggested a man who knows a few moves from inside the ring as much as from inside the track, although he was presumably not serious when he answered the question of whether there was a punch bag set up at his training camp with another affirmative answer and, naturally, another grin.
Nevertheless, whatever the case, Souleiman is probably not an athlete to be messed with if the going gets tough.
Mike Rowbottom for the IAAF

Records, relays highlight Friday at USATF National Junior Olympic Championships


JACKSONVILLE -- Record performances continued Friday as another national record was set to start Day Five action Friday at the 2015 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships, held at Hodges Stadium on the campus of University of North Florida.

Brandon Marquez (Orlando, Florida) started the day off with a national record in the men’s 17-18 3,000m, which also stands as a new meet record. Marquez cruised to victory in 8:40.30, breaking Jacob Smith’s previous JO meet and national record of 8:41.25, set in 2011. See Brandon’s record-setting race on USATF.TV.

The other 3,000m final Friday went down to the final stretch to decide a winner. Michal Swepson (Durham, North Carolina) was able to edge out Morgan Risch (Tucson, Arizona) to be crowned the 15-16 boys’ champion. Swepson finished in 9:07.41 with Risch on his heels to cross in 9:08.51.

A duo in the 15-16 girls’ 100mH posted national record times in separate semifinals. Cortney Jones (Atlanta, Georgia) bested the previous record in 13.67 in the second semifinal, only to see Tia Jones (Marietta, Georgia) break that time in the next semifinal, crossing in 13.45. The previous national record was set at the 2012 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in 2012 by Quenee Dale (13.80).

Tarrianna Jackson (East Point, Georgia) bolted to a 14.14 time in the 7-8 girls’ 100m to break another meet-record time on Friday afternoon.

400m preliminaries occupied the remainder of the morning on the track including a great 48.14 performance from Tyrese Cooper (Miami, Florida) to put him into title contention for the 15-16 boys’ division this weekend. Cooper set the record in the boys’ 15-16 200m (20.98) earlier in the week.

Quincey Wilson (Atlanta, Georgia) had the best overall 400m time at 47.70 in the men’s 17-18 division. Ryan Champlin (Arlington, Virginia) and Kenneth Chigbue (Bowie, Maryland) had the next best performances in 48.08 and 48.25, respectively.

Tyler Mapson (Union City, Georgia) had the top time from the 11-12 boys’ division finishing in 55.57. Christian Ruffin (Raleigh, North Carolina) and Cody Brown (Durham, North Carolina) advanced with the top overall times behind Mapson, finishing in 56.08 and 56.45.

Brooke Jaworski (Athens, Wisconsin) finished in 55.25, the best overall time, in a tight group of qualifiers at the top in the 13-14 girls’ division. JaEra Griffin (Glenn Heights, Texas) finished one hundredth off the top qualifying time in 55.26, with Nicole Payne (Birmingham, Alabama) and Jatana Folston (Miami, Florida) posting the third and fourth best qualifying times in 56.30 and 56.60, respectively.

Andrianna Jacobs (Rochester, Minnesota) reached 4.15m/13-7.25 in the 17-18 women’s pole vault to take home the title. Alina McDonald (Pacolet, South Carolina), Becky Arbiv (Atlanta, Georgia) and Kimberly Rushford (Deridder, Louisiana) all cleared 3.70m/12-1.50, but McDonald and Arbiv won a jump-off to tie for second with the fewest misses of the trio.

The women’s 17-18 triple jump title went to Kennedy Jones (Castro Valley, California) after her best jump of 12.26m/40-2.75. Alexandria Madlock (Ft. Hood, Texas) and Asa Garcia (Texas City, Texas) posted leaps of 12.22m/40-1.25 and 12.00m/39-4.50, respectively.

Click here for full results from the first two days of the 2015 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships.

The USATF National Junior Olympic Championships can be seen live on USATF.TV. Action concludes Sunday, August 2. Click here for more information regarding the rest of the weekend.

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Ryan Stevens
Communications Intern

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Stockholm Bauhaus Athletics From Wikipedia

Stockholm Bauhaus Athletics

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Stockholm Bauhaus Athletics
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The host stadium – Stockholm Olympic Stadium
DateJuly - August
LocationStockholm, Sweden Sweden
Event typeTrack and field
Official siteDiamond League - Stockholm
Stockholm Bauhaus Athletics, formerly known as DN-Galan is an annual, international athletics meeting that takes place at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm.[2] Previously one of the five IAAF Super Grand Prix events, it is now part of the IAAF Diamond League, the world's premier one-day meeting circuit. It was first organized in 1967.
Having been known as the DN-Galan since its first edition, a title sponsor deal with DIY company Bauhaus led to a rebranding of the event in 2015, following a period of financial instability for the organisers.[3]

World records[edit]

Over the course of its history, numerous world records have been set at Stockholm Bauhaus Athletics.
1997800 m1:41.73Wilson Kipketer Denmark
199310000 m27:07.91Richard Chelimo Kenya
1987High jump2.42 mPatrik Sjöberg Sweden

Meeting records[edit]


100 m9.84 (0.0 m/s)Tyson Gay United States6 August 2010
200 m19.77 (+0.6 m/s)Michael Johnson United States8 July 1996
400 m43.50Jeremy Wariner United States7 August 2007
800 m1:41.73Wilson Kipketer Denmark7 July 1997
1000 m2:13.93Abubaker Kaki Khamis Sudan22 July 2008
1500 m3:29.30Hicham El Guerrouj Morocco7 July 1997
Mile3:51.32John Kibowen Kenya5 August 1998
2000 m4:50.08Noah Ngeny Kenya30 July 1999
3000 m7:25.79Kenenisa Bekele Ethiopia7 August 2007
5000 m12:51.60Daniel Komen Kenya8 July 1996
10000 m27:07.91Richard Chelimo Kenya5 July 1993
3000 m steeplechase7:59.42Paul Kipsiele Koech Kenya7 August 2007
110 m hurdles12.91 (+0.2 m/s)Dayron Robles Cuba22 July 2008
400 m hurdles47.65Bershawn Jackson United States6 August 2010
High jump2.42 mPatrik Sjöberg Sweden30 June 1987
Pole vault5.95 mRadion Gataullin Soviet Union3 July 1989
Long jump8.59 m (+0.4 m/s)Iván Pedroso Cuba7 July 1997
Triple jump17.93 m (+1.6 m/s)Kenny Harrison United States2 July 1990
Shot put22.09 m [4]Christian Cantwell United States5 August 2010
Discus throw69.46 mMac Wilkins United States7 July 1980
Hammer throw77.06 mTore Gustafsson Sweden3 July 1989
Javelin throw89.78 mAndreas Thorkildsen Norway25 July 2006


100 m10.90 (+1.9 m/s)Irina Privalova Russia12 July 1994
200 m21.88 (+ 1.3 m/s)Allyson Felix United States31 July 2009[5]
400 m49.70Allyson Felix United States7 August 2007
800 m1:56.71Maria Mutola Mozambique5 August 1998
1000 m2:30.72Maria Mutola Mozambique10 July 1995
1500 m3:57.12Mary Decker United States4 July 1983
Mile4:24.6Silvana Cruciata Italy8 July 1981
3000 m8:24.66Meseret Defar Ethiopia25 July 2006
5000 m14:12.88Meseret Defar Ethiopia22 July 2008
10000 m31:07.34Meseret Defar Ethiopia31 July 2009
100 m hurdles12.42 (+1.1 m/s)Gail Devers United States16 July 2002
400 m hurdles53.70Zuzana Hejnová Czech Republic22 August 2013[6]
3000 m steeplechase9:05.02Yuliya Zaripova Russia17 August 2012[7]
High jump2.07 mBlanka Vlašić Croatia7 August 2007
Pole vault4.85 mYelena Isinbayeva Russia22 July 2008
Long jump7.05 m (+0.7 m/s)Galina Chistyakova Soviet Union3 July 1989
Triple jump14.83 m (+1.9 m/s)Caterine Ibargüen Colombia29 July 2011[8]
Shot Put20.63 m [4]Nadezhda Ostapchuk Belarus5 August 2010
Discus throw68.77 mSandra Perkovic Croatia17 August 2012[7]
Javelin throw68.59 mMariya Abakumova Russia22 August 2013[9]


  1. Jump up ^ "DN-galan". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  2. Jump up ^ "Stockholm’s DN Galan remains the most written about sports event in Sweden". IAAF. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  3. Jump up ^ Holmberg, Ludvig (2015-03-24). Efter 48 år – DN-galan får nytt sponsornamn (Sami). Expressen Sport. Retrieved on 2015-07-27.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b competition held in Kungsträdgården
  5. Jump up ^ "Felix blasts to world-leading 21.88secs at DN Galan". 31 July 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  6. Jump up ^ "400m Hurdles Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. IAAF. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Jump up to: a b Bob Ramsak (17 August 2012). "Zaripova world lead the best of new Olympic champions in Stockholm - REPORT - Samsung Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  8. Jump up ^ "Triple Jump Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  9. Jump up ^ "Javelin Throw Women: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. IAAF. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 

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