Latest Women's track and field News

Semenya wins Prefontaine 800 in world's best time this year

May. 26, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — South Africa's Caster Semenya set a meet record in the 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday while controversy swirls about a rule that could limit her from competing at the distance. Semenya defended her title in the event in 1 minute, 55.92 seconds, which is also the top...

Athletes ready for final Pre at historic Hayward Field

May. 26, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — South Africa's Caster Semenya is preparing to defend her 800-meter title at the Prefontaine Classic amid controversy over international track and field's impending rule that could limit her from competing at the distance in the future. Semenya won the 1,500 in a South African-record...

Historically black colleges make gains in NCAA APR report

May. 23, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Athletes at historically black and colleges and universities are closing the gap in the classroom, according to the latest academic report from the NCAA. On Thursday, the NCAA's newest Academic Progress Rate showed that single-year scores at HBCUs had climbed to 962 — a 34-point...

Florida Atlantic gave false information on female athletes

May. 18, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Atlantic University says it reported false information to the Department of Education, exaggerating its percentage of female athletes. The Palm Beach Post reported that Florida Atlantic told the department in 2017 that 51 percent of its athletes were women. One year earlier,...

Ex-Arizona assistant coach gets prison term in stalking case

May. 14, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former University of Arizona assistant track and field coach convicted of assaulting a female student-athlete has been sentenced to five years in prison. Craig Carter was sentenced Monday after being convicted in March of aggravated assault and assault with a dangerous instrument. He...

McLeod edges 110 hurdles in Shanghai Diamond League

May. 12, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Olympic and world champion Omar McLeod surprised himself by edging the men's 110-meter hurdles at a rain-drenched Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday. The Jamaican narrowly defeated Orlando Ortega of Spain by one hundredth of a second in an ordinary 13.16 seconds to capture his third...

Lacrosse season canceled after player accused of racial slur

May. 11, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a New Jersey school district canceled the remainder of the boys' lacrosse season Friday after allegations that a white team member used a racial slur against a black female athlete from another school. Interim Haddonfield School District Superintendent David T....

American Galen Rupp wins Prague international marathon

May. 6, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race. Rupp pulled ahead away from the favorite Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia with about four kilometers to go and finished...

Semenya wins 1500 in Diamond League opener in Doha

May. 4, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Caster Semenya's quest for a title double in the Diamond League started well when she won the 1,500 meters in a South African record time on Friday. The loudest cheers at Qatar Sports Club, however, were reserved for local high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim, the world champion and 2017 IAAF...

Boston Marathon offers prizes for non-elite female finishers

May. 3, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon has agreed to pay the equivalent prizes to five women whose net times would have placed them in the money if they had run in the elite field. Five women who ran in Wave 1 — which left Hopkinton about 35 minutes after the elite women — had net times from start...