Latest Men's track and field News

Kentucky's Steiner wins NCAA 200, Texas' Alfred takes 100

Jun. 11, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Kentucky's Abby Steiner set a collegiate record in the 200 meters at the NCAA track and field championships on a soggy Saturday at Hayward Field. Steiner was focused until the finish, when she raised her arms and smiled broadly. Her time of 21.80 seconds bested...

Fahnbulleh wins 100 and 200 meters at NCAA championships

Jun. 10, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Florida's Joseph Fahnbulleh pulled away at the finishes to win the 100 and 200 meters at the NCAA track and field championships Friday night. Fahnbulleh, who competed for Liberia at the Tokyo Olympics, won the 100 title first in a personal-best 10 seconds....

Notre Dame's Jacobs wins 10K title at NCAA championships

Jun. 09, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Notre Dame junior Dylan Jacobs overcame a fall to win the 10,000 meters at the opening day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Wednesday. Jacobs took the lead on the final lap and held off runner-up Alex Maier of Oklahoma State to cross the finish line...

Athletes gearing up with world championships looming

Jun. 01, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ryan Crouser can think of no better place to set the shot put world record -- again -- than at home. The Oregon native and two-time Olympic gold medalist is among the elite athletes eyeing the world outdoor championships this summer in Eugene. ...

Vermont City Marathon complete, after pandemic cancellations

May. 29, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont City Marathon and Relay returned to Burlington on Sunday, after being cancelled or shortened the last three years amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The race started at Battery Park. To prevent a crowded start, there were waves of marathoners taking off...

Thompson-Herah edges Richardson in the Prefontaine 100

May. 28, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica held off American Sha'Carri Richardson in the 100 meters at a rainy Prefontaine Classic on Saturday. Thompson-Herah won in the 100 and 200 and the 400 relay at the Tokyo Olympics. She defended her Pre title...

Taye wins 5K on opening night of the Prefontaine Classic

May. 28, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ejgayehu Taye of Ethiopia bested world record holder Letesenbet Gidey in the 5,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Friday night. Taye surged on the final lap to win in a meet record and personal best 14 minutes, 12.98 seconds, ahead of fellow Ethiopian...

World 100 champion Coleman back up to speed after suspension

May. 27, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

The 18-month suspension is behind Christian Coleman. He's set on quickly returning to where he left off: Being the world's top sprinter. This weekend's Prefontaine Classic will be a big first step in what could be a prosperous run in Eugene, Oregon, for the 100-meter world champion. ...

AP Interview: Olympic champ Jacobs wants to win 'everything'

May. 26, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Marcell Jacobs already won another gold medal at the world indoors. He'll likely get a huge reception at Rome’s upcoming Diamond League meet. Then a reunion with his once-estranged father at the world championships. Followed by more potential medals at the European championships. ...

Tokyo a candidate for track and field world championships

May. 25, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The $1.4 billion Tokyo national stadium, built by the Japanese government for last year’s Olympics, is being viewed as a site for the track and field world championships. An inspection team from World Athletics — the governing body of the sport — met with Tokyo...