Latest Track and field News

Table tennis CEO Virginia Sung gets board spot on USOPC

Aug. 10, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — USA Table Tennis CEO Virginia Sung won an election to serve on the board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Wednesday. She will take over a spot held by former Duke athletic director Kevin White. Sung won in a race that came down to her and Max Siegel,...

Korir joins Jepchirchir in defending NYC Marathon title

Aug. 10, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Korir is joining fellow Kenyan runner Peres Jepchirchir in attempting to defend his title at the New York City Marathon. Korir won the 50th edition of the five-borough race last November, two years after finishing second. He'll be joined in the men's field by...

Florida track coach Holloway agrees to 4-year extension

Aug. 04, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As a reward for leading Florida to three national championships this past season, track and field coach Mike “Mouse” Holloway is getting a four-year extension that puts him under contract through 2032. Athletic director Scott Stricklin announced the...

3 hurt when fight breaks out at youth track meet in NC

Aug. 03, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Three people were taken to a hospital after a fight broke out during a youth sporting event at North Carolina A&T State University on Tuesday, officials said. Greensboro police said a fight broke out during the AAU’s Junior Olympic Games track meet on...

USOPC chooses triathlon exec Rocky Harris as sports leader

Aug. 02, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee hired USA Triathlon and onetime Arizona State athletics executive Rocky Harris on Tuesday to head its sports performance department. As chief of sport and athlete services, Harris will have a sprawling network to oversee —...

McLaughlin's next move among key stories on road to '24

Jul. 25, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The conversation about what track sensation Sydney McLaughlin will do next involves more than the clock. Yes, she brought the record in her 400-meter hurdles race down by nearly three-quarters of a second at the world championships, to a once-unthinkable mark...

Nigerian Amusan gets world record on wild night in hurdles

Jul. 25, 2022 01:39 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — First she set the record. Then she won the medal. Even if the order was awkward, Sunday night at world championships was beautiful for Nigerian hurdler Tobi Amusan. She won the 100-meter hurdles title about 90 minutes after she opened the final...

Ode to Pre: Ingebrigtsen takes 5K in Prefontaine's backyard

Jul. 25, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — They all had stories about how the distance runner known as “Pre" gave them motivation. How they considered it an honor to race in his backyard, in his signature event, at one of the biggest track meets in the world. The presence of the late Steve Prefontaine...

Sydney McLaughlin anchors US on record-setting day at worlds

Jul. 25, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It only made sense that Sydney McLaughlin would run the last, victorious lap of world championships for the United States. It only made sense she would win that race by a lot. America’s burgeoning speed star turned a close 4x400-meter relay...

Felix comes out of retirement, helps 4x400 relay into final

Jul. 24, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Enjoying retired life, Allyson Felix was eating hot wings and sipping on a root beer float in Los Angeles when the phone rang. She was needed back in Oregon for the prelims of the 4x400 women's relay. Could she return to world championships? The...