June 18, 1988 |
Olympic gold medalist Roger Kingdom ran the world's fastest 110-meter hurdles since 1985, and Texas football star Eric Metcalf won the long jump to highlight competition in the USA/Mobil Track Championships Friday. Emmit King won the men's 100 meters in 10.04 seconds, and Sheila Echols easily took the women's 100 meters in 11.04 on a humid night at Pepin/Rood Stadium on the University of Tampa campus. The meet concludes today with finals in 9 field events and 16 running events.
June 19, 1988 |
Larry Myricks got two medals while competing in only one event, Sheila Echols completed a rare double and Mac Wilkins won his record-tying seventh men's discus title Saturday in the Mobil Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Myricks was presented with the bronze medal for finishing third in the long jump in the 1987 World Championships at Rome nine months ago before he earned a gold medal for winning his first national championship in the men's 200 meters.
February 2, 2004 |
In a step that may prove pivotal for U.S. Olympic gold won at the 2000 Sydney Games, USA Track & Field admitted Sunday that U.S. sprinter Jerome Young had tested positive for a banned steroid in 1999 but had been cleared by a USATF panel to compete in Sydney. After tenaciously guarding Young's identity since a positive test in June 1999 for the steroid nandrolone, USATF for the first time said it would turn over key documents naming him as the athlete whose case has for years strained U.S.
July 31, 1996
Alemany High sprinter Miguel Fletcher took first place in the 100- and 200-meter races at the USA Track and Field national championships for 15-16-year-olds at the University of Houston last weekend. Fletcher's time in the 100 was 10.77, and he clocked 21.70 in the 200.
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March 16, 1996
It's time to start thinking about participating in the Human Race, described by organizers as a "5K-10K-run-walk-wheelchair competition" in Griffith Park. Sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Los Angeles, it is scheduled for May 11. Charities are invited to form teams to raise money through pledges, said Hank Castillo, spokesman for the volunteer center. Individual runners are also invited to participate in the USA Track and Field-sanctioned event.
August 18, 2013 |
Brenda Martinez of Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday became the first American woman to win a medal in the 800 at the world track and field championships, using a late kick to finish third at the Luzhniki Stadium track in Moscow on the final day of competition. According to USA Track and Field, the UC Riverside alumna was eighth at 200 meters and seventh at 400 meters but managed to find her way through traffic to make another of her late pushes toward the finish line. Martinez, who trains in Big Bear and is coached by Joe Vigil, finished in a personal-best 1 minute, 57.91 seconds, behind Eunice Sum of Kenya (1:57.38)
September 25, 2000 |
World champion shotputter C.J. Hunter flunked a drug test earlier this year, track officials said in a statement issued today. Hunter is not competing at the Sydney Olympics, where his wife, Marion Jones, is trying to win five gold medals. The International Amateur Athletic Federation statement said only that Hunter "tested positive for a banned substance."
February 2, 1999 |
Jon Drummond wants to put a face with the name USA Track and Field. Preferably, that face would be his. But if that can't be, he will be happy to see someone else, someone with personality, elevate the sport to a higher level of consciousness in the public mind.
November 21, 1997
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * ABC commentator Dan Fouts --"Up Close," today, 3 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., ESPN * UCLA basketball Coach Steve Lavin and Craig Masback, executive director of USA Track and Field. --"The Irv Kaze Show," tonight, 6:15, KIEV * Boxer George Foreman --"The Late Late Show With Tom Snyder," tonight, 12:30 a.m., CBS * Former UCLA quarterbacks Wayne Cook and Matt Stevens --"The Big Show," Monday, 6-9 a.m.