Nilsen breaks 19-foot barrier at Nebraska

Feb 18, 2018

Only four collegians in NCAA indoor history have vaulted higher than 19 feet, ¼ inch. South Dakota sophomore Chris Nilsen joined an elite club on Friday night at the Nebraska Tune-Up inside the Devaney Center by tying for fifth all-time. Nilsen initially broke USD pole vault coach Derek Miles’ Devaney Center facility record by clearing…

Cheserek wants to run for the USA

Feb 15, 2018

World leading runner in indoor mile distance Edward Cheserek of Kenya said he has no intention of competing for his country and will buy his time to get approval to represent USA at global championships. Cheserek, who competed at a high level last weekend over the mile and in the 3,000m, become only the fourth…

Magdalyn Ewen throws shot put world leader

Feb 11, 2018

After improving on the school record in the weight throw at the Don Kirby Elite, Sun Devil senior Magdalyn Ewen followed up her performance Friday with another phenomenal one as she launched the world-leading mark in the shot put to win the competition Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ewen won the shot put with a…

Kendra Harrison ties 60 Hurdles American Record

Feb 11, 2018

Several world-leading marks were set at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, but the headline performance came from Kendra Harrison. After clocking a season’s best of 7.81 in her heat, the 100m hurdles world record-holder sped to a 7.72 victory in the final. Her time tied the North American indoor record, set in 2010…

Holloway Breaks Collegiate 60 Hurdles Record

Feb 11, 2018

Sophomore hurdler Grant Holloway broke the collegiate record in the 60-meter hurdles, while another trio of Gators posted times and marks that rank in the top 10 nationally Friday night at Clemson’s Tiger Paw Invitational. Holloway won the 60 hurdles in 7.42 seconds, breaking the collegiate record of 7.45 seconds held by Omar McLeod—who took…

Jenn Suhr is semi-retired

Feb 8, 2018

Semi-retired. That’s how Jenn Suhr, an Olympic gold medalist, describes her current relationship with pole vaulting. “(My husband and I) got into RVing, we got into hiking and going around and visiting different places in New York State and close by and I enjoy that a lot and it’s just so much more peaceful than…

USA’s 4×400 under 20 world record ratified

Feb 8, 2018

World U20 record Men’s 4x400m: 3:00.33 USA (Zachary Shinnick, Josephus Lyles, Brian Herron, Sean Hooper) Trujillo 23 July 2017 Previous: 3:01.09 USA (Brandon Johnson, LaShawn Merritt, Jason Craig, Kerron Clement) Grosseto 18 July 2004 IAAF

Nick Willis may miss Commonwealth Games with injury

Feb 6, 2018

Top New Zealand athlete Nick Willis has a stress reaction in his fibula and faces a race against time to be fit for the Commonwealth Games, starting on April 4. The 34-year-old has been selected for the 1500 metres, and was also entered in the 5000 metres when the New Zealand athletics team was named…

Schweizer Sets Collegiate Record in 3000m at Millrose Games

Feb 4, 2018

Mizzou Track & Field senior Karissa Schweizer (Urbandale, Iowa) continued to add to her legacy as one of the most decorated student-athletes in Mizzou history on Saturday, setting the collegiate record in the 3000m run at the Millrose Games in New York City. Schweizer was the top collegiate finisher in the race, as she crossed…

Eugene’s 2021 World Championships under investigation

Feb 4, 2018

United States prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas in a far-reaching investigation of international sports corruption, seeking new information about some of the biggest sports organizations in the world — including FIFA, the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee — as well as the people who have successfully lobbied to host top…

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