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December 17, 2014

Olympian Sarah Cowley Takes Farewell of Track and Field

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Heptathlete and high jumper Sarah Cowley kissing her 14 year international career in Athletics says goodbye to track and field.

Emotional Cowley couldn’t even finish it off saying that she was going to retire. “The essence of sport is having fun, I enjoyed every crumb of it and this decision is not something I wanted to rush into, she said”

With mixed emotions, it’s distressing, but I can look back and be self-righteous of what I’ve done all this while and also of the people that I’ve met, the places I’ve been to and the opportunities that this sport has afforded me.

The 30 year old Olympian represented New Zealand at 16 and went on to battle for the country at two Commonwealth games and the London Olympics.

Last year, the multi-disciplined and talented athlete decided to concentrate on one event and specialized in high jump. At Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games this year she completed 9th which was her most excellent Games result, but still not up to scratch.

“As much as I would have loved the fairy tale in Glasgow, in the finals I just wasn’t physiologically at my best but I did my best with what I had on the day. It was a huge disappointment for me in terms of I wanted to jump a lot higher in the final.”

1.91m is her personal and the second best high jump ever witnessed by a female New Zealander, 1cm off the national record.

She has been approached by the team of NZ women’s rugby sevens with reference to playing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but at this point she’s intense to take a break.

The qualified physiotherapist is at the final stage of a communications degree and will be shifting into a funding role with a sportswear company early next year while building her health and wellness website.

The multifaceted athlete has mentioned in her twitter page “Despite the struggle to transition away from the life of a high performance athlete I am really looking forward to a new chapter in life. I will always be an athlete and need some sort of goal in front of me. I am wired in this way. I am retiring – proud of what I achieved; grateful for the people, places and opportunities; and excited about new journeys to come”.

December 5, 2014

Emmanuel Yeboah Crowned as Ghana’s Fastest Human

Emmanuel Yeboah crowned as Ghana's Fastest Human

Ghana’s fastest human race, Yeboah tops all!

In the category of boy’s 100 metres race, Under-18, Emmanuel Yeboah of Kumasi Academy has been crowned the winner. The event sponsored by Standard Chartered -second edition; Ghana’s Fastest Human at the El Wak Sports Stadium, Accra.

Having put up some outstanding piece of sprinting to the admiration of dignitaries at the venue, Yeboah, strike off competition from Richard Seklorwu of T.I. Ahmadiya Secondary School (AMASS) and Isaac Botwe of Obrachire Senior High School, who placed second and third.

Topping Ernestina Ayi of Tema Comm 8/1 JHS Latifa Ali of AMASS won the girls’ 100 metres race, with Hor Halute of AMASS attaining the third place. While Yeboah and Ali, received GH¢3,000 each, GH¢2,000 and GH¢1,000 was given to the second and third-placed athletes respectively.

For the performance delivered by the winning athletes, the respective Physical Education (P.E.) teachers received GH¢1,000.

In an interview, Yeboah stated that, he was striving to achieve greater disputes and try to win at the highest level of athletics.

He said, he was much interested on boosting his performance level in the following contests on the local panorama in order to ensure he gets to the highest i.e. top level of athletics.

November 25, 2014

Capital City of Qatar to Host 2019 World Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Capital city of Qatar to host 2019 World Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Doha- The capital city of Qatar to play host to the 2019 IAAF world outdoor championships! With much deliberation, the 27-member IAAF Council governing the international track & field made the decision after a deep discussion of two hours. With the list of Eugene, Doha and Barcelona, the council picked Doha. Having made final presentations in front of the council, it then retired to deliberate and vote.

Out of the three cities, none of them had the votes on the first ballot, IAAF president Lamine Diack said. After Barcelona elimination, Doha won with 15 votes on the second ballot.

Following people represented for Eugene namely:
• TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna
• World record-holder Hicham El Guerrouj
• Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix

The council members were told that: “Destiny is calling. America is waiting. Eugene is ready.”

Having waited in vain for this opportunity, will have ample of things to do in the weeks and months ahead- Lananna and the TrackTown USA

They will stage the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the Portland Convention Center and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for Track & Field in Eugene at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.

On the instantaneous possibility are the 2015 NCAA Track & Field Outdoor Championships and the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships.

In a declaration released by TrackTown USA, Vin Lananna acclaimed the effort that Eugene made.

“With an audacious vision, we made an for this great event and we will go on with it to collaborate with USA Track & Field in attracting other major events to the U.S.,” Lananna said. “I have no doubt that the U.S. will field another fantastic track and field team in the summer of 2019, and we with all hopes look forward welcoming the world to Portland in the spring of 2016.”

One of the most apparent issues with Eugene’s bid for the championships was infrastructure. In order to meet up the minimum requirements of IAAF, Hayward Field needs major refurbishment. In addition, Eugene’s metropolitan area is much smaller when compared to the other cities that have staged for championships; also the city’s hotel space is limited which is a negative constraint.

USA Track & Field, USATF CEO Max Siegel released a statement which stated: “The United States pass on good wishes to Doha on attaining the 2019 IAAF World Championships. With a sincere heartfelt thanks to president Diack, IAAF Council and IAAF bid evaluation commission, we look forward to team USA competing in Doha in opposition to the best athletes in the world.

November 10, 2014

Dominican College to Include Men’s Cross Country To Athletics Program

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Dominican college to include men's cross country and track and field to athletics program

Orangeburg, N.y. (11/5/14) Dominican College of Blauvelt will include men’s cross country and men’s Olympic style sports to its games program starting in the 2015-2016 academic year as was declared by Director of Athletics, Joseph S. Clinton.

Excited about the expansion of men’s cross country and Olympic style sports programs,” Clinton said. “With cross country officially being a gathering title sport and men’s Olympic style events turning into one in 2015, it will permit both projects to have quick post-season opportunities as a major aspect of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.”

Jamie Kempton has been appointed as the new head coach for both programs, right now she’s the mentor for the ladies’ cross country and Olympic style events programs.

Kempton brings an abundance of training background to the staff as he was most as of late the head mentor of the men’s and ladies’ cross country and Olympic style events programs at St. Thomas Aquinas College from 2004-2007. Preceding that, he served as the head coach of the indoor and outside track programs for both the young men and young ladies squads at Albertus Magnus High School from 1998-1999.

October 28, 2014

Erica Fancied To Win The Shot Put

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Erica fancied to win the shot put

The Mackay girl ERICA Hamilton hot favorite to secure her title for the shot put at the Queensland Secondary Schools at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre in Brisbane

Having thrown a personal best of 11.50m, the Mackay girl won the last year’s U14 national championships, moreover must book a spot in the team this year again.

Erica will also be participating in the 13-years discus event.

There are other two promising fellow Mackay athletes- Jessica Grech (1500m walk) and Maggie Monckton (90m and 200m hurdles, 100m and 200m sprints)

With a couple of Mackay athletes having excelled, the Queensland Primary School Athletics Championships have just wrapped up.

With a throw of 12.96m, William Bella won the 11 years shot put, whilst Lukas Ripley with a huge and amazing throw of 52.48m won the 12-years discus

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.

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