I have been a fan, athlete, coach, official, prep editor, author, blogger, and photographer since 1953.
I have announced the NCAA West, the Pac-12, the Stanford Invitational, the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, the Mt. SAC Relays, the North Coast Section, the Sac-Joaquin Section, and the California State High School Meet.
I have attended five Olympic Games and four World Championships.
I am a U.S. Correspondent for Track and Field News.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Mile wire is a regular update on the best stories, exclusive interviews and everything Mile-related.
What a year it was for the Mile! Almost half-a-million dollars awarded to Milers (252% increase since BBTM launched in 2012), more sub-4 and sub-4:30 Miles and two historic medals in Rio for the red, white & blue. Happy New Year and here's to 2017!
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile Two more U.S. high school boys go sub-4, Drew Hunter and Michael Slagowski; two historic Olympic 1500 medals won in Rio by Matthew Centrowitz (gold) and Jenny Simpson (bronze); $480,000-plus record prize money awarded; third BBTM Grand Prix Tour sets records and more highlight banner year
By Noah Frank, WTOP.com “I’m just enjoying the whole journey, this moment, this whole experience, and really just taking it in. Although my gold lasts forever, this moment doesn’t. I’m really just soaking it all in.”