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October 18, 2014

Missouri State University to Receive a Track and Three Synthetic fields by Byrne & Jones

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Maryland Heights-based Byrne & Jones Sports introduced another track and three synthetic turf physical fields at Missouri State University at Springfield.

Missouri State University to receive a track and three synthetic fields by Byrne & Jones

The enhancements not only include an elevated level of space but they have also come up with the intention of giving a better viewing experience to sports enthusiasts. In order to perk up the fans experience of watching the sport, enhancements by Byrne & Jones included altering the school’s track and building another simulated turf football field closer to the west grandstands. As part of the new synthetic turf soccer field, a new NCAA-regulation, eight-lane track will also be built.

Following are some them that can be enjoyed in the new track and it includes:
• Steeplechase
• Long jump
• Triple jump
• High jump
• Pole vault and
• A warm-up running area.

In order to develop the safety level, Byrne & Jones also installed a shock absorption pads for play, as well as the resilience for a new field hockey surface at Missouri State, installed by SportsTurf.

The general enhancements are dealt with Springfield, Mo.-based general builder Dewitt and Associates Inc. coming to the engineer for the changes- Creve Coeur-based Hastings + Chivetta Architects Inc.

September 19, 2014

Brockway real potential onto the track and field scene has revealed with World Junior Games medals

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With world junior games, Jessye Brockway has entered onto the track and field scene. She has exposed her hidden track and field talents; they are well-known to the world now.

The athlete who is 21 years old was born with a dislocation in her lips. Brockway has only been doing track and field for a year, however it has been a year of achievement and transformation for Jessye. Having won Gold medals in the discus and javelin throw, bronze in the shot put, Brockway recently returned home from the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation’s World Junior Games in Stoke Mandeville, Great Britain.

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Brockway said that it was an enjoyable experience and it was neat to contend with different people from all over the world. Considering shot put as her specialty, she says that she enjoys discus and javelin better, which was apparently revealed in the results of winning a gold medal.

Brockway is classified under the category of F57 for competition because she has limited mobility in her legs.

She is going to enter into het fourth year at Trinity Western University in Langley, where her real potential for track and field was uncovered by senior coach Laurier Primeau.

Having watched me during my weight training session for a couple of months, Laurier came up to me and asked if I thought about throwing says Brockway.

It was head coach Primeau who linked Brockway with Athletics Canada. She’s now coached by Sheldon Gmitroski and works attentively at track.

In a week, four times I train at Lambrick Park, Victoria, where a set of people conducts throwing practice through Pacific Athletics. Brockway qualified at the nationals in Moncton, New Brunswick for the discus.

Once you make the grade in one sport, you are able to make it with all other sports, that entered me into the World Championships,she adds.

Hoping to keep the drive going, she has competed successfully at the national and international level.

She has also revealed her future plans and that is to get into a senior team for Worlds and then Pan-Am Games Back at Trinity Western, as of now, I will be taking up human kinetics and political science along with psychology, Brockway said and “I love that school. I’m going for a sports psychologist, she adds.

September 15, 2014

Master’s endorsement program to be launched in November- Track & Field Academy

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Track and Field Academy

Track & field academy- USTFCCCA, U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has always played a vital role in taking its top-notch coaching education and development curriculum to the next level. Very soon, it will be hosting two inaugural Master’s Endorsement courses and it is expected to happen coming November 7-9, in Chicago, Illinois.

This program of Master’s Endorsement mainly focuses on two facets namely horizontal jumps (Academy course 504) and the shot put/discus (Academy course 509). In addition, it also covers the intrinsic issues and techniques in instructing advanced track & field and cross country athletes thoroughly.

With no determined limit or boundary, students will probe the challenges faced in high-level coaching in a conversation format. As with both the courses, discussions will be guided by Veteran clinician and standout coaches. The horizontal jump section is to be taken care by Boo Schexnayder and Jim Van Hootegem; on the other hand, Don Babbitt will teach the shot put/discus course.

Academy’s 400-level course completion is necessary for admission into this new course. The eligibility criteria for both courses differ. Completion of 303 Track & Field academy course is important for those who want to take up the horizontal jumps while 304 is a prerequisite for shot put/discus course.

Boo Schexnayder, who is also the head of the academy, said “We are trying to put bright coaches who aspire to coach at the highest levels in a room with instructors who have been where they want to be, he also added that “this will provide the students with insight into high level coaching and offer them a chance to have questions answered in an intimate educational setting.”

The academy planning to launch new Master’s Endorsement in the future, as for January 2-4 Courses in the long sprints (Academy course 502) and the middle distances (Academy course 510) are planned to be launched in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

With specific discipline in track & field or cross country, ten additional Master’s Endorsement courses are presently in progress. Once executed fully, the courses for each discipline will be held.

The program section of the Academy website or course catalog will give a clear idea about the complete list of the Master’s Endorsement courses.

August 27, 2014

Track and Field Greets 44 Newcomers

Track and Field greets 44 newcomers

Big 12 Conference championships – (Texas Track & Field and Cross Country) as 2014-2015 batches of newcomers reported to campus, the expedition to make it extra has begun. Having high hopes, the head coach Mario Sategna welcomed the 44 newcomers for this academic year.

The athletics department welcomed the new longhorns along with their families after moving into the dorms and getting settled. The orientation was then closed by school spirit song “the eyes of Texas”.

The coach believes that the newcomers has the potential to make the best crack at the program and help scale up Texas to a national contender of both sexes.

There’s no doubt we added strengths and then filled some holes, most importantly, it doesn’t matter what was accomplished in high school or what we did to get to this level, but things will be wiped down and a fresh set of skills will be taught, Sategna added.

The group of freshmen and transfers, with strong group of returners, the women’s team will be made strong in BIG 12. In several categories, the newcomers will add power for the longhorns. Sategna along with his staffs believes to create an immediate impact while keeping them top in the NCAA as well.
With the first competition, to start in a week’s time, it is after this, the cross country season will begin. On 29th of August, the longhorns will open the season at the Baylor Invitational.

The official practices of the track and field team will start on September 2. The process of competing for the NCAA and conference championship will be initiated from then on by Sategna and his staff.

July 22, 2014

Pole Vault Record -Three Doping Cases

  It was a mixed weekend for Greek track and field, since katerina Stefanidi matched the national record in pole vault, Europe as far, together with the Greece’s shotput champion; three Greek athletes were confirmed to have used performance-enhancing drugs.

Katerina Stefanidi Pole Vault Record-Three Doping Cases

Stefanidi cleared 4.71 meters at the IAAF Diamond League meeting held in Monaco, to match the national record hit by Nicole Kyriakopoulou which was registered in August of 2011.

Having completed third in the event, Stefanidi matched Europe’s leading performance by Lisa Ryzih of Germany. This prefigures at the forefront of the European championship which will be held in Zurich!

Likely to get a two-year ban, the Greek track and field federation has broadcasted that sprinters Theopistos Mavridis and Grigoria Keramida, together with shot put champion Michalis Stamatoyiannis have failed a doping test and are suspended from action pending their hearing.

June 5, 2014

World Champion Tyson Gay Returns Diamond League meet

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  American track and field sprinter, 100m and 200m world champion Tyson Gay is all set to return from a one-year outlaw at the Diamond League meeting in Switzerland in July.

Tyson Gay

  After testing positive for a proscribed anabolic steroid, gay was suspended in May. His suspension predating to June 2013, the date he tested positive at the US World Championship trials, permitting his comeback in Lausanne.

  Gay said: “Lausanne has always been one of my favorite meets and I’m thrilled to have it be my opening meet.”
Tyson gay, who is 31 years old, will contest in the 100m in opposition to American rival Justin Gatlin, who was given a four-year prohibition after failing a doping test in 2006.

  Gay was forced to return all the silver medals he won in the 4x100m relay at the London Olympics in 2012. He also won gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the 2007 World Championships.

April 20, 2014

Matt Pyatt Best Record at London Marathon 2014

In London Marathon, Walpole St Andrew Matt Pyatt recorded his terrific hour’s which was 4th marathon in 18 months.
He has already a magnificent best time of 2 hours 40 minutes and 49 seconds. But the pyatt’s self encouragement and training made him to finish 166th overall about 35,600 runners.

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Matt Pyatt oversees his own personal best time of 2 hours 39 minutes and 1 second and beat his previous best time by 1 minute 48 second .
Now Matt Pyatt aspires to break from marathon for a year. He procures a championship entry for the next 2 London marathons and also a free entry to the Edinburgh marathon.
In 2013, Friskney Half Marathon he got 1st place by 1 hour 15 minutes and 19 seconds. In 2014 Friskney Half Marathon he got 1st place by 1 hour 14 minutes and 17 seconds.

April 7, 2014

Scottish Athletic Prominent Lee McConnell Announced Her Retirement

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Scottish Athlete Lee McConnell announced retirement

Scottish Athletic Prominent Lee McConnell Announced Her Retirement

The Scottish athletic prominent, Lee McConnell announced her retirement from athletics.

She said about her retirement, when she was in pregnant. She made the decision to continue with training through and in post pregnancy, but now she reached the decision to end up her career as a professional athlete.

Lee McConnell’s 12 years career in athletes, she won major championship medals than other Scottish athlete’s history. She’s a triple Olympian, and completed Athens and Beijing Olympics; she has been ranked regularly in the world’s top ten 400m runners.

Lee McConnell’s has competed for Scotland, Great Britain and Europe.

In last 11 years she has been qualified for every major outdoor championship, competing in individual 400m and 400m Hurdles. She broke onto the scene in 2002, at the Manchester Commonwealth Games winning a silver medal in individual 400m and in the same year she wins the bronze in the European Championships and finish 4th place in the world cup, whilst representing Europe.

In young age she loves to participate in sports. When she before being captured by athletics at the age of 13. She competed in swimming, volley ball, net ball and figure skating.

In 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, winning performance of Sally Gunn ell’s passion and determination shown by Derek Redmond – that initially inspired her.

In 2000, she starts her athletics career in High Jumper and she won medals at UK Championships, achieves a personal best of 1.88.

Initially she dreamed of making the Sydney Olympics in 2000 as a High Jumper but unfortunately that dream didn’t come true.

The women’s 400m gave her a new dream. In Sydney Olympics, the Australian athletes Cathy Freeman won, but the actual performances of the British athletes Katherine Merry and Donna Fraser who’s inspired her to switch into the 400m.

Lee McConnell’s Achievements:

Year Competition Venue Place Distance
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester,England 2nd 400 metres
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 400 metres
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 3rd 4×400 m relay
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 4×400 m relay
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne,Australia 3rd 400 m hurdles
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 3rd 4×400 m relay
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd 4×400 m relay
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd 4×400 m relay


March 12, 2014

USA Team – IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 2014

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A team of ten athletes will be representing team USA at the IAAF/AL Bank World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 29, USATF

Having set a record of 1:01:49 at the USA Half Marathon Championships by Josphat Boit who finished third followed by   Tyler Pennel fourth in 1:01:44 and Matthew Llano crossed the line in fifth (1:01:47).

Lauren Kleppin being the runner-up in USA Half Marathon Championships this year, the finishing time was1:12:12.  Caitlin Comfort also turned crossing in 1:12:16.

Having competed in the first event of the year Annie Bersagel managed to finish on a high note last year with 2:30:53 in the USA Women’s Marathon Championship.

 The competition will be commencing at 6:30 a.m. ET with the women’s half marathon, whereas the men’s race begins at 6:55 a.m. ET.

 Team USA Roster – 2014 IAAF/AL Bank World Half Marathon Championships

Men

Josphat Boit – Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Tyler Pennel – Blowing Rock, N.C.

Matthew Llano – Flagstaff, Ariz.

Shadrack Kiptoo – Folsom, Calif.

Fernando Cabada – Boulder, Colo.

Team Manager – Peter Henkes

Women

Annie Bersagel – Victoria, Minn.

Lauren Kleppin – Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Caitlin Comfort – Madison, Wisc.

Wendy Thomas – Windsor, Colo.

Clara Santucci – Dilliner, Pa.

Team Manager – Colleen De Reuck

January 16, 2014

Usain Bolt to get into track at Golden Spike in June again

Usain Bolt to get into track at Golden Spike in June again

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Competing again at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on June 17, Usain bolt has yet to come to a decision whether to run the 100 or 200 meters.

In the previously said note, bolt has stated that his goal for the year is to break his own 200 world record of 19.19 seconds.

Looking forward to good weather and good performances in 2014, Ostrava is a fast track he adds.

The six-time Olympic champion will contest for the seventh time at the rally, which is part of the IAAF World Challenge series.

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