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.
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."
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.
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.