Stories tagged: track and field
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 7:27 p.m.
Newsmakers: LA Lakers sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram, vet Yi Jianlian
The Los Angeles Lakers signed top draft pick Brandon Ingram and Chinese NBA veteran Yi Jianlian and re-signed center Tarik Black.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 9:21 p.m.
Felix, Merritt help bring U.S. medal total to 31 in track
Allyson Felix and LaShawn Merritt are two savvy track stars who’ve been around long enough to know that not everything always goes to plan.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 10:36 p.m.
In Usain Bolt’s shadow, U.S. women’s track and field team keeps raking in medals
In the shadow of mighty Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix achieved something unprecedented in women’s track and field Friday by winning her fifth Olympic gold medal.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 7:22 p.m.
Before football careers, many NFL stars excelled at track
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. has a unique perspective on Usain Bolt, who further burnished his credentials at the Rio Olympics as the greatest sprinter in history.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 11:15 p.m.
Ashton Eaton ties Olympic record, but it’s Bolt’s show again
Ashton Eaton retained his title as the best all-around athlete in the world by tying the decathlon Olympic record and, within minutes, had stepped back for track and field’s ultimate …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 8:14 p.m.
Olympic Roundup: U.S. beats France 86-67, advances to women’s basketball final
Team USA captain Sue Bird missed Thursday’s semifinal because of a right knee injury, but that did not much matter for the U.S., which advanced to Saturday’s gold-medal game with …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016, 11:06 p.m.
Bolt shines bright, wins another gold in Olympic 100
If there were any doubts, it took less than 10 seconds – 9.81, to be exact – for Usain Bolt to erase them.
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016, 11:06 p.m.
Van Niekerk shatters Johnson’s 17-year-old world record in 400
Exploding out of the blocks in lane eight, Wayde van Niekerk didn’t see another runner during the entire Olympic 400-meter final.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson seizes gold in women’s 100
A changing of the guard in women’s sprints doesn’t mean a redrawing of the map.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 6:52 p.m.
Newsmakers: Utah receiver charged with damaging police car, building
Suspended Utah receiver
Sun., July 31, 2016, 11 p.m.
Usain Bolt brings light to a sport in peril
Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird’s Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
Three sisters go from homeless shelter to junior track stardom
Every morning, three young sisters wake up together with their mom in one bed in a Brooklyn homeless shelter. Every afternoon, they train in a sport that they hope will …
Fri., July 22, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
Kendra Harrison breaks 28-year record in 100-meter hurdles
Kendra Harrison of the United States broke a 28-year world record in the 100-meters hurdles by running 12.20 seconds at the London Diamond League meet.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:35 a.m.
Steve Christilaw: Track teaches lessons beyond sports
Track Town, USA is heaven on earth for track fans, and it didn’t disappoint in the recent Olympic trials.
Mon., July 11, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Despite injury, Usain Bolt listed on Jamaican Olympic team
Usain Bolt’s quest for more Olympic gold is back on, as expected.
Sun., July 10, 2016, 9:31 p.m.
Doubled up. Allyson Felix finishes 4th, no chance for Olympic double
EUGENE, Ore. – Allyson Felix had the star power to change the Olympic schedule. Now, it’s her schedule that needs adjusting.
Sat., July 9, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
Bernard Lagat, Justin Gatlin bull their way into Olympics
A few more kids are on their way to Brazil after Saturday’s racing at the U.S. Track and Field Trials. In this case, they are 41-year-old Bernard Lagat’s son and …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Rain wreaks havoc on Olympic track and field hopefuls
Until this year, Miesha Tate seemed destined to spend her career in Ronda Rousey’s shadow. She persevered for several years as the second-best fighter in her emerging sport, twice failing …
Thu., July 7, 2016, 10:38 p.m.
LaShawn Merritt moves on in quest for Olympic double
LaShawn Merritt considers his 200-meter races to be more of a lark than anything else.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:54 p.m.
CV’s Ben Craig headed to Russia before landing at BYU
Central Valley senior Ben Craig had just finished third in the State 4A 110-meter hurdles, behind repeat champion Nick Johnson of Gonzaga Prep, when Craig approached the winner.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 6:45 p.m.
Youth notebook: Pair of area football standouts commit early to Oregon
It will be two more years before a pair of Inland Northwest high school football players head off to college, but they have given early commitments to one of the …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 9:28 p.m.
Felix, Gatlin, Merritt book trips to Olympics
America’s Olympic mainstays, Allyson Felix, LaShawn Merritt and Justin Gatlin, are all on their way to Rio de Janeiro. With the best times in the world this year to boot.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 9:33 p.m.
No celebration this time: Huddle runs hard across finish
EUGENE – Molly Huddle ran hard through the finish line this time. Didn’t matter. Nobody was going to catch her anyway. The long-distance runner who gave up the bronze medal …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 11:19 p.m.
Mead grad Baylee Mires excited for Olympic Trials
Baylee Mires is headed to the Olympic track and field trials hoping it’s a dry run for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games.
Sat., June 4, 2016, 10:04 p.m.
IronWood Throws Classic brings out big talent on ‘field of dreams’
Britney Henry’s start as a hammer thrower was as modest as can be, so she appreciated just how grand both the competition and the facilities were at the second IronWood …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Sprinter Gatlin not concerned by Zika
Justin Gatlin is already on his way to Rio de Janeiro and he’s not concerned about the Zika virus.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 7:16 p.m.
Boys State 1A/2B/1B track: Northwest Christian’s Ammon dedicates wins to best friend
Northwest Christian’s Jack Ammon ran away Saturday with two state championships. And he dedicated the wins to his best friend who was unable to run: Micah Henry.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 6:54 p.m.
Girls 1A/2B/1B track: St. George’s wins 2B championship, Oakesdale ties for 1B title
At the end of the State 2B girls track meet on Saturday afternoon, the St. George’s distance runners embraced something just as important as the medals:
Fri., May 27, 2016, 9:38 p.m.
Girls 1A/2B/1B track: Lakeside’s Swannack soars to state high jump win
Basketball is Sienna Swannack’s first love, but track and field has a special place for the sophomore from Nine Mile Falls.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 9:24 p.m.
State 1A/2B/1B boys track: Lakeside’s Annanie rides like the wind, wins 1A javelin
On a Friday with throwing conditions at Eastern Washington University that his coach called brutal, Lakeside sophomore Zach Annanie kept getting frustrated.