Kelly-Ann Baptiste is admittedly a shy person. Yet the 100-meter star, representing Trinidad and Tobago, is doing all she can to remain in the spotlight.
Nickel Ashmeade is hungry. He’s hungry for a place on the medal stand and hungry for success. But Ashmeade doesn’t go hungry at home.
World champion hurdler Aries Merritt works hard and plays just as hard. Video games, that is. Merritt says there isn’t much else to do in College Station, Tex., where he trains on the campus of Texas A&M with coach Vince Anderson and Andreas Behm. But that leaves plenty of time to focus on his new seven-step approach to the first hurdle and dominating League of Legends on his computer for hours.
David Rudisha looks at each race as the next rung on a ladder, slowly climbing until the peak. This year, the peak is the Olympic Games in London, where Rudisha will look to win his first Olympic gold medal and the only major title that has eluded him so far.
No matter what happens from now until the end, Jeremy Wariner will finish his career as one of the greatest quarter-milers ever and the closest thing to Michael Johnson since, well, Michael Johnson. He has seen rivals rise and many fall. Wariner has peered down from the perch of success and seeks to reclaim the throne as the best in the world.
Today Eddie Owens was packing a bag to join his future Princeton teammates at a preseason training camp in Utah. While he stuffed a suitcase to prepare for his future he still couldn’t shake his feelings of the recent past.
More that 60 former St. Joseph by the Sea track alumni and hundreds of athletes and spectators took on the heat Saturday to honor a former teammate, coach and friend in the second annual Daniel Kelley Twilight Mile.
Jen Clayton, former state long jump champion and New York State record holder, has transferred from LSU to the University of Central Florida, according to the UCFToday.com website.
National champ Eddie Owens placed second at the Pan Am Junior Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Sunday at the Ansin Sports Complex in Mirmar, Fla. Owens, a recent graduate of Packer Collegiate in Brooklyn, crossed the line in 9:07.11.
Rolyce Boston learned more than he expected when he went down to the Florida for the Pan Am Junior Games Friday. He didn’t have much practice time after nationals last season. The new Sheepshead Bay graduate was resting a right knee he injured at the state championships.
Recent Sheepshead grad Roylce Boston will represent his native Guyana this weekend at the Pan American Junior Championships in Mirmar, Fl.
The summer is a great time to look ahead but it’s also the perfect opportunity to reflect. And there were so many moments this past outdoor season worthy of recognition. This is in no particular order. In fact, I shuffled them on purpose. So you ranked them. Let me know if I’m missing something
North Shore junior Brianna Nerud broke the New York State record while finishing seventh in the 2,000 steeplechase Saturday at the World Youth Championships in Lille, France. PHOTOS BY PHOTORUN.NET
North Shore’s Brianna Nerud advanced to the final in the 2,000 steeplechase Friday morning at the World Youth Championships in Lille, France.
North Shore coach Neal Levy said that his star steeplechaser might have been overwhelmed by the moment at the World Youth Trials last week. Now she’ll have a chance to shine on an even bigger stage.
Lateisha Philson (pictured right) broke the New York State junior class 100 hurdles record in 13.69, finishing third at World Youth Trials Wednesday.
Bronxville’s Mary Cain finished second in the 1,500 meters at the USA Junior Championships Sunday in Eugene, Ore., then found out that she is too young to compete at the Pan Am Games next month and also too young to compete at the World Youth Championships this summer, effecting ending the most proflic freshman campaign of any runner to put on spikes in New York State.
Here is a list of New Yorkers entered and listed as “qualified” for the World Youth Track and Field Trials as of today, June, 24, 2011. The World Youth Championships are July, 6-10 in Lille, France.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Fayetteville-Manilus (N.Y.) senior Courtney Chapman summed it best when she explained why she could close the gap on Cami Chapus of Harvard-Westlake (Calif.). Chapman grinded a 15-meter lead down to a single step.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Anyone who has ever seen Edward Cheserek knows that he doesn’t waste any time. The St. Benedict’s star sophomore doesn’t like being behind and regardless of the size of a deficit, he will try to erase it in one towering, intimidating move.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mary Kate Anselmini said since she joined the Ward Melville track team in eighth grade, she had as much fun as she did this season.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Some of New York’s top teams were stuck in airports or at home while their events went off at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals because of severe storms that rocked the New York City area yesterday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The last individual race that Aisling Cuffe will run as a high school athlete told everything about who she is as a runner.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Everything seemed out of wack when Myles Andrews took over the anchor leg in the 4x800 for Long Beach Poly.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Rudy Winkler arrived at the point in his competition where he figured the whole thing a wash.
Wesley Frazier (Raleigh, N.C.) set the national sophomore 5,000-meter record at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 16:24.83 at Aggie Stadium, on the campus of North Carolina A&T. St. Benedict’s superstar sophomore Edward Cheserek broke a meet record while claiming his first national title in the 5,000 in 14:25.74.
As many as four Middletown athletes will compete as freshman at Southern University, including Mel and Manny Mosley, as well as Daniel Simon of Boys & Girls.