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.
November 13, 2013 |
Bob Larsen, who coached UCLA's men's track team to two NCAA outdoor titles and guided Bruins alumnus Meb Keflezighi to a silver medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon, and shot putter John Godina, a two-time Olympic medalist and three-time world champion who competed under Larsen at UCLA, were elected to the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. The honors were announced Wednesday by USA Track and Field, the sport's national governing body. Their induction will take place Dec. 7 in Indianapolis at USATF's Jesse Owens Hall of Fame banquet.
May 8, 2000 |
If Frank Shorter's 1972 Olympic gold medal was the high point in the history of American marathoning, Sunday's U.S. Olympic men's marathon trials in Pittsburgh may well qualify as rock bottom. With no runner reaching the Olympic qualifying standard of 2 hours 14 minutes, the United States will send only one runner--trials winner Rod DeHaven of Madison, Wis.--to this year's Olympic marathon, an all-time American low.
January 18, 2005 |
USA Track and Field has agreed to act as an escrow agent to ensure that elite athletes who compete in the venerable but financially troubled Millrose Games will get their money, Craig Masback, USATF's chief executive, said Monday. The 98th edition of the Millrose Games is scheduled for Feb. 4 at New York's Madison Square Garden. The track and field event, in its second year under the ownership and management of Pro Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
April 4, 1993 |
Carl Lewis and his Santa Monica Track Club teammates didn't let a steady rain slow them down Saturday as they blazed to a Texas Relays record with the fastest 400-meter relay this year. Lewis, holder of eight Olympic gold medals, anchored the invitational event victory by a solid 20 meters over the Prime Time Sports team with a clocking of 38.94 seconds. Prime Time Sports was second in 40.29.
December 16, 2000
Helene Elliott admirably lays out the strategy put forth by USA Track and Field's CEO, Craig Masback, for bringing track back into the big time. Masback identifies Los Angeles as one of four major U.S. track centers, then states (quite rightly): "Successful events in track and field are those with tradition, and you can't snap your fingers and have tradition." So could Elliott please explain why she writes extensively about the inaugural edition of the L.A. Indoor Track and Field championships on Feb. 11 at Staples Center, but says not one word about the 41st L.A. Invitational Indoor Track Meet on Jan. 20 at the Sports Arena?
August 12, 2001 |
Marion Jones won her final race at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships, anchoring the U.S. women's 400-meter relay team to an impressive victory in 41.71 seconds. The men's 400-meter relay team feared it had run its final race when it was disqualified in the semifinals Saturday, but it got a reprieve when the decision was reversed and it was reinstated. The problem arose when leadoff runner Jon Drummond felt a cramp in his right quadriceps about 40 meters into the race.