US women get gold and for men, it's more of same in relay
For the U.S. women’s relay team, this was a shock. The women pulled a stunner over Jamaica in the 4x100 relay at world championships Saturday, while the favored men finished second after the latest sloppy baton exchange in what has been a ritual since before anyone on this team was born. Bracy fell behind in the anchor leg after twice reaching back and whiffing on the exchange from Elijah Hall, who went tumbling to the ground after he finally got the stick into his teammate's hand.news.yahoo.com
Canes challenge themselves with professional competitions in the last regular season meet
For the last regular season meet of the outdoor season the Canes headed north once again, this time to compete in Jacksonville, Fla. at the UNF Invitational. Graduate student Michelle Atherley set a personal best mark, clearing 1.81m in the high jump. Alfreda Steele led the sprints for Miami, she finished second in the 200 meter dash. Miami’s 4×400 meter relay also set a season best time and finished second overall. Their time of 3:33.43 beat out relays from South Florida, UCF, Clemson and Vanderbilt and finished second only behind South Carolina.themiamihurricane.com
Back on track: Competing, not cash, lures big names to meet
When the American Track League opens its four-week-long series on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 de Grasse will be one of the athletes competing at the indoor setting at the University of Arkansas. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)The prospect of winning prize money isn’t what brings high jumper Vashti Cunningham, sprinter Andre De Grasse and other top names in track to an indoor meet in Arkansas this weekend. The American Track League begins a four-week indoor series Sunday at the University of Arkansas. Crouser's staring at a number: 22.66 meters (74 feet, 4¼ inches), which happens to be the longstanding world indoor shot put record. The 28-year-old threw 22.58 meters (74 feet, 1 inch) at a meet in Manhattan, Kansas, on Dec. 5.
Track and field adapts for storied meet held in 7 venues
(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)GENEVA In a track and field season almost entirely wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, athletes and organizers are setting new marks in creativity. On Thursday, the storied Weltklasse meet will broadcast near-live from Zurich in an ambitious mix of social distancing and technological innovation. If this is what the new normal is for this period then lets attack it full on, the reigning Olympic and world champion said. Simply running on an actual track surface Felix in California, Taylor in Florida will be different with training facilities closed during the pandemic. Four months in the planning, the most complete track meet of the outdoor season is not expected to be a template for the near future.