Latest Women's track and field News

Still too fast: Caster Semenya arrested for speeding

May. 12, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Olympic champion Caster Semenya was sentenced to 50 hours of community service for speeding while driving in South Africa, prosecutors said Wednesday. The runner was arrested last Thursday and released on $35 bail, the National Prosecuting...

UConn women's rowers file lawsuit seeking to save program

Apr. 28, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

Members of UConn's women's rowing team filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging the university's plan to eliminate their program as part of budget cuts in the athletic department violates their civil rights. Twelve rowers were named as defendants in the suit, which...

Judge tosses suit that sought to block transgender athletes

Apr. 25, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to prevent transgender athletes from competing in girls high school sports in Connecticut. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which oversees scholastic sports in the state,...

Clemson keeping men's track and field, cross country

Apr. 22, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is keeping its men's track and field and cross country programs after planning to eliminate them at the end of the current season. The school said Thursday revised financial projections found that COVID-19 did not impact the athletic...

Olympian Richards-Ross joins Kentucky Derby coverage on NBC

Apr. 20, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Four-time Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross will provide fashion and lifestyle commentary for the Kentucky Derby on NBC on May 1. The network is announcing her addition to its coverage Tuesday morning. Richards-Ross won gold...

Front-line workers gifted entries into Boston Marathon

Apr. 19, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Five front-line workers and community members were gifted entries into this fall's Boston Marathon on Monday, the Patriots' Day holiday when the race is normally run. The Boston Globe reports Boston Marathon champion Des Linden surprised the five after...

No masks, no worries — for now; Aussies preparing for Tokyo

Apr. 18, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — No masks. No worries. For now. Dani Stevens won a record 14th national title in the women's discus throw on Sunday to earn her spot on the Australian team for a fourth Olympics, less than a year after fearing a career-threatening neck injury could force...

'Distance makes sense:' Semenya pins Olympic hopes on 5,000

Apr. 15, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Caster Semenya won the 5,000-meter race at the South African national championships on Thursday in a personal-best time and then said she's likely to focus on long-distance events for the rest of her career. That could be her best hope of...

Olympic gold: Clemson men's track tries to save its program

Apr. 07, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

Middle-distance runner Kameron Jones' lasting mark on the Clemson track and field program may not have anything to do with the times he turns in or the medals he brings home. It will be a win, for sure — just not on the track but through lobbying efforts or, possibly,...

Olympic gold: Colleges, Team USA search for new ways to win

Apr. 07, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It’s a point of pride that stretches across dozens of universities, many of them rivals, and all the college sports leagues, many of which compete for the same dollars and the same talent. As one banner on the Pac-12 conference's website puts it: “Olympians made...