BY THE NUMBERS: Another Weekend, Another Record for Stephen F. Austin Vaulter Demi Payne
The Year of the Vault continued in full force this weekend, as Demi Payne of Stephen F. Austin obliterated her collegiate indoor women's pole vault record at New Mexico on Saturday with a huge leap of 15-7 (4.75m). Not only has she left the collegiate record book in wreckage this year, but she's now vaulted into some of the same rarified air breathed by such vault legends as indoor world record holder and 2012 Olympic Champion Jenn Suhr of the United States, and two-time Olympic champion and outdoor world record holder Yelena Isinbaeva of Russia. How so, you might ask? Follow along ...
THE WARM-UP LAP: The Weekend’s Best Collegiate T&F Action Outside Kentucky
We spent two articles yesterday previewing Kentucky's Rod McCravy Memorial - this weekend's USTFCCCA National Meet of the Week – and justifiably so with 16 nationally ranked teams and national individual contenders competing in each and every event. (You can read those previews here and here, by the way). But by no means is that the only college track & field action of consequence this weekend. Below is a breakdown of some of the top action scheduled throughout the rest of the country. We refer to the USTFCCCA lists throughout the post, which is a combination of ...
THE WARM-UP LAP: Rod McCravy Memorial Distance and Jumps Preview
THE WARM-UP LAP: Rod McCravy Memorial Sprints/Hurdles and Throws Preview
QA₂ Max PODCAST: Kendell Williams of Georgia & 2015 Indoor T&F Hurdles and Multis Preview
After a near-perfect freshman year—she won the indoor and outdoor multis titles, set American junior records in both, and won the World Junior Championship in the 100 meter hurdles, setting the American junior record in that—Kendell Williams returns to Georgia and the NCAA for her sophomore year. She called in to talk about what those experiences were like, what pressure those wins and records have put on her, and what it’s like to be on the same college team as her brother. Stick around after our chat with Kendell, as we broke down the coming season in hurdles and multis.