Stories tagged: track and field
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Prep track and field: Idaho state meets headline weekend’s events
A number of North Idaho high school track and field athletes will challenge for gold medals at the state meets Friday and Saturday.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Track and field athletes to watch at regional meets
Joseph Heitman is one hurdle away from the 4A state track and field meet in his favorite event, the 300-meter hurdles – and that hurdle comes this weekend at Richland’s …
UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
LC’s Anna Rodgers, plagued by injuries, bounces back at district
“Welcome back,” a friend close by said after Anna Rodgers won the long jump at 19 and ¾ inch on her final attempt as the District 8 4A track and …
Sat., May 13, 2017, 8 a.m.
Elaine Thompson overcomes slow start to win 100 at Shanghai meet
Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica overcame a slow start to win the women’s 100 meters at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday for her second victory in as …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Prep track: Mt. Spokane’s Hayden Dressel rounding into postseason form
Hayden Dressel is a known product in Washington prep running circles.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5 p.m.
Freeman track and field coach John Hays, speedy seniors will leave together
John Hays has coached some gifted track and field athletes in his 32-year career at Freeman.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Prep track and field: Postseason meets begin Thursday
Idaho high school track and field athletes will decide state berths in two-day meets beginning Thursday and concluding Saturday.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
WSU’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson wins her second Pac-12 heptathlon championship
Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson won her second Pac-12 Combined Events Championships title in three years Sunday, scoring a season-high 5,638 points in the heptathlon at Oregon State in Corvallis. Brooks-Johnson, …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Prep track: Mt. Spokane boys, Central Valley girls capture league titles
Hayden Dressel and Dillon Lionello finished their Greater Spokane League track and field careers Thursday as two-time conference champions.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
CV’s Anna Fomin ready for fast finish to prep career
Anna Fomin’s shy, quiet personality belies a competitive, fiery spirit that bubbles beneath the surface when she steps on the track.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 8 a.m.
Pre-2005 world records to be wiped out under proposal
A proposal has been made by European Athletics to wipe out all world records achieved in the sport before 2005 in an effort to regain public trust after recent doping …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Jamaica sweeps final 2 races, splits with US at Penn Relays
Jamaica swept the last two relays to split six races with the United States, marking the first time that the Americans didn’t win the USA vs. the World competition at …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Keni Harrison wins 100-meter hurdles at Drake Relays in Iowa
Keni Harrison cruised to victory in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays. She won in a world-leading 12.56 seconds despite the cold, rain and wind and a field …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
LaShawn Merritt cruises to 400-meter win at Drake Relays
The Drake Relays served as a reunion of sorts for the 1,600-meter relay team from the U.S. that won gold at the Rio Olympics. True to form, the anchor of …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Oregon wins distance medley without Edward Cheserek at Penn Relays
Sam Prakel filled in for standout distance runner Edward Cheserek on the anchor 1,600-meter leg and outkicked a tightly packed Penn Relays field to lead Oregon to victory in the …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Olympians descend on Des Moines for Drake Relays
Dozens of Rio Olympics standouts will return to the track this weekend for the Drake Relays. The conditions won’t feel anything like sunny Brazil. Stars like LaShawn Merritt, Omar McLeod, …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Prep track notebook: Mead boys coach John Mires survived rough winter
John Mires is grateful to be coaching his Mead boys track team this spring.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Prep track honor roll
BOYS 100 – 4A: Heitman (Mead) 11.19; Jean-Francois (Gonzaga Prep) 11.23. 3A: Wick (North Central) 10.83; Epefanio (Shadle Park) 10.97. 2A: Fisher (East Valley) 10.62; Johnson (Cheney) 10.82. 1A: Holmes …
Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
To Mars? The Eatons have elaborate plans in retirement
The first couple of multi-events is staying busy in retirement. Here’s a sampling: Ashton Eaton appeared on American Ninja Warrior, Brianne Theisen-Eaton started a food-education website, both are supporting a …
Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Russian doping whistleblower gets 4-year ban
A Russian sprinter who gave evidence of alleged doping involving a leading coach has been banned for 4 years for his own drug offenses. The All-Russia Athletics Federation says that …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Prep track: Mt. Spokane boys sweep Ferris, CV
The chase for the Greater Spokane League boys track and field championship became clearer Thursday. In a dual featuring three of the top four teams, Mt. Spokane swept Central Valley …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Prep track and field honor roll
BOYS 100 – 4A: Heitman (Mead) 11.19. 3A: Wick (North Central) 10.83; Epefanio (Shadle Park) 10.97. 2A: Fisher (East Valley) 10.62; Johnson (Cheney) 10.82. 1A: Ross (Medical Lake) 11.29. 2B: …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
EV’s Fisher continues strong season at Pasco invite
We are coming into the time of the spring track season where numbers begin to pop.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Greater Spokane League track: Josh Farr helps Mead boys sweep Ferris, Rogers
Josh Farr hopes his last name proves prophetic this spring.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Coeur d’Alene’s Grady Leonard goes to great lengths in the throws
Kristine Rothwell remembers going to the grocery story with her little brother, Grady Leonard, when he was in elementary school.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Prep track notebook: Greater Spokane League dual season opens Thursday
Spring break has passed and that generally means the high school track and field season begins with earnest.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 9 a.m.
IAAF clears 2 Russian world champions, 5 others to compete
The IAAF has approved seven Russian athletes to compete internationally while their country remains banned for doping. The IAAF says it has approved 10 Russians this year to compete as …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Shadle Park’s Jakobe Ford set to jump high and long
Shadle Park senior Jakobe Ford hopes to be a Triple Crown winner this spring.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Russia says no more athletes approved for European indoors
Russian track and field officials say they don’t expect any more of their athletes to be allowed to compete at the European indoor championships next week. The IAAF allowed three …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Russians fear missing European indoors over doping reviews
Russian competitors and officials fear they will miss another major athletics championship because they believe the IAAF is too slow in approving a partial lifting of its doping ban. The …