Thursday, July 02, 2015

Jedah Caldwell 6th in the 200 at USATF World Youth Track & Field Trials; Natalie Manders 10th in Shot

Jedah Caldwell sixth in the 200 at USATF World Youth Track & Field Trials. Result is HERE

Natalie Manders finished tenth in the shot put.  Result is HERE

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Gabe Grunewald Talks About Building Character

"Winning" Is Not Just for the Swift: Bryan Naykki's Story

Liz Podominick "Getting Back on the Horse"

List of US IAAF World Championship Qualifiers

List of US IAAF World Championship qualifiers HERE.

USATF MN Summer League Meet #2 Results

USATF Minnesota Summer League Meet #2 Results are HERE

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who's the Fastest of Them All?


Jedah Caldwell 13th in 100 and 7th in the 200 Prelims at USATF World Youth Track & Field Trials; Natalie Manders 6th in Discus

Jedah Caldwell 13th in 100 prelims and seventh in the 200 prelims at USATF World Youth Track & Field Trials  100 results HERE.  200 results HERE.

Natalie Manders finished sixth in the discus. Results HERE.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Science: New Guidelines to Prevent Overconsumption of Fluids

Science: New guidelines to prevent overconsumption of fluids HERE

St .Cloud Times story on Heptathlete Heather Miller-Koch

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

World Youth Track & Field Trials Live Results

World Youth Track & Field Trials Live Results are HERE

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

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

Jedah Caldwell Running in USATF World Track & Field Trials

Jamie Cheever and Other Steeplers Do Ireland


Ben Blankenship Regroups

Scott Jurek Has 500 Miles to go on Appalachian Trail Run

Amanda Smock: Don't Give Up

Monday, June 29, 2015

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

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

Science: Inactivity Reduces Muscle Strength

Research on the impact of inactivity on muscle strength HERE

USATF Saturday Photo Gallery

USATF Saturday Photo Gallery HERE

USATF Masters 3K Video

USATF Masters 3K Video HERE

Star of the North Games Results

Star of the North Games results  HERE

Gopher Women Top Ten List

Final 2015 Outdoor Track Gopher Women Top Ten List  HERE

AAU Qualifier Results

AAU Qualifier results HERE.


























USATF Women's 1500 Video

USATF Women's 1500 video HERE

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Leslie Brost 6th in the pole vault

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

Heather Miller-Koch 4th in Heptathlon

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

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


1500 result HERE




Mason Ferlic 13th in Steeple

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

Lance Elliott 5th in Masters 5K

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




Gopher USATF Men's Summary

Gopher men's summary for Saturday USATF action HERE

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

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



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

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

Molli Detloff 5th in Junior Women's Discus

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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

USATF Champs Results Days 1-3

USATF Championship results for Days 1 thru 3 HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Jamie Cheever 12th in Steeple

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

Shaina Burns 7th in USATF Junior Heptathlon

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

USATF Day 1 & 2 Results; Live Results

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

Friday, June 26, 2015

Harun Abda 11th in 800 Semis

800 results HERE.

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

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

Amanda Smock 5th in Triple Jump

Result is HERE

Wally Ellenson Tied for 12th in the High Jump

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

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

Hammer result HERE

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

Junior 800 results HERE

Mason Ferlic Conquers Water Jump, Makes Steeple Final

Steeple prelim results HERE

Grunewald and Kampf Qualify for 1500 Finals


Results are HERE.

Ruby Stauber Qualifies for USATF Juniors 800 Final


Results are HERE.

Shane Streich Top Qualifier in Junior 800

Results are HERE.

Will Leer Talks About the Season, Injuries

Will Leer talks about his season, injury HERE.

Post Race Interview with Hassan Mead

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

TCTC All Comers Meet Photos

Photos on TCTC Facebook page from TCTC All Comers meet HERE

NDSU USATF Photos

Maddie Van Beek in the steeple photos from Thursday HERE.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

USATF Day 1 Results

USATF Championships, Day 1 results HERE

Hassan Mead Books a Ticket to Beijing

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Will Leer 27th in 1500 prelims. Result HERE.

Gopher Men's Summary Day 1 USATF Champs

 Gopher Men's Summary Day 1 USATF Championships  HERE

Wieland, Ferlic are NCAA Academic All Americans


T&F News Women's USATF Champs Form Chart

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

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

T&F News Men's USATF Form Chart

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

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

USATF Live Results

USATF Championships Live results are HERE.

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

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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

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

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

Ben True and the Quest for Gold

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

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

C Tolle Run Grandma's Highlight Video

NDSU All Americans Competing at USATF Champs

RRCA to Award Training Support Grants to Olympic Marathon Hopefuls

The Elliotts of Edina

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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

Gopher Women's USATF Championship Preview


TCTC All-Comers Meet

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

Scott Jurek Appalachian Trail Update

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

Mason Ferlic Back in Eugene for USATF Championships


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

Being Ben Blankenship

New Inductees to Gopher M Club HOF