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EL PASO, Texas — Ted Banks, who led the UTEP men’s track & field and cross country teams to a combined 17 national titles in nine years (1972-81) as head coach, passed away at his home in... [Read more...]
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Potential Collegiate Breakout Stars From Rio
NEW ORLEANS — By the time the 2016 Rio Olympic Games concluded this past weekend, 10 collegians from the 2016 track & field season had won medals either as an individual or part of a relay team.
RECAPPING RIO: By The Numbers | Former Bowerman Winners
Those medalists were headlined by Ryan Crouser and Clayton Murphy, both of whom either exhausted... [Read the rest of the story...]
Former Bowerman Award Winners Shine In Rio
NEW ORLEANS — Five former winners of The Bowerman Award earned medals at the Rio Olympic Games and each triumph came with its own piece of history.
Jenny Simpson (formerly Barringer), who hoisted the women’s trophy in 2009, became the first American woman — as well as the first woman from either of the America continents — to medal in... [Read the rest of the story...]
By The Numbers: Collegiate T&F Stars at the Rio Olympics
NEW ORLEANS – After a week of spectacular track & field action, the 2016 Rio Olympics have finally drawn to a close.
Now that the dust has settled, we take a look at how 2015-16 collegians fared on the world stage against the planet’s best athletes, by the numbers.
(Hint: They did pretty well).
Olympic Record Set By A Collegian
Ryan... [Read the rest of the story...]
What to Watch: Collegians in Day Eight of #Rio2016 T&F
NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday night, Ryan Crouser of Texas (USA) did a lot more than win the lone individual gold medal of these Rio Olympic Games by a 2016 collegian.
With a heave of 22.52m (73-10¾), he threw farther than any other man in Olympic history and moved to No. 5 on the all-time American performers list. For good measure, he also threw... [Read the rest of the story...]
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