Latest Women's track and field News

Woman accused of trying to throw teen off California bridge

Aug. 24, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly trying to push a high school cross-country runner off a bridge in Southern California. The Orange County Sheriff's Department says the boy's teammates were able to fight off the...

NCAA reprimands Texas A&M-Commerce for misconduct

Aug. 20, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

Texas A&M-Commerce has been publicly reprimanded by the NCAA for the misconduct of an assistant coach and athletes at the Division II outdoor track and field championships earlier this year. Neither the NCAA or the school identified the coach and athletes when the decision was announced Tuesday. The NCAA said...

Rosie Ruiz, Boston Marathon course-cutter, dies at 66

Aug. 9, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rosie Ruiz, the Boston Marathon course-cutter who was stripped of her victory in the 1980 race and went on to become an enduring symbol of cheating in sports, has died. She was 66. Ruiz, who was also known as Rosie Vivas, died in Florida of cancer on July 8, according to an obituary that made...

Civil rights probe opened into transgender athlete policy

Aug. 8, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The federal Office for Civil Rights has launched an investigation into Connecticut's policy that allows transgender high school athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify. The investigation was announced in a letter Wednesday from the arm of the U.S. Department of...

Kenyan runner nearly breaks Maine race's course record

Aug. 3, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — A pair of Kenyan runners celebrated victories in Maine's most anticipated road race on Saturday. Alex Korio won the men's championships while Joyciline Jepkosgei won for the women at the annual Beach to Beacon 10K race in Cape Elizabeth. Korio's time of 27 minutes 34 seconds...

Semenya won't defend 800 world title after court setback

Jul. 30, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya won't defend her title in the 800 meters at the world championships this fall after a Swiss court overturned a temporary ruling that allowed her to compete in international events without taking testosterone-suppressing drugs. Semenya is locked in a court battle...

World class: Lyles leads new cast eager to make their mark

Jul. 29, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Noah Lyles showed off his superior speed in the 200 meters at nationals. Then, his dance moves . Both are in world-class form. The 22-year-old Lyles, Christian Coleman, Rai Benjamin and Shakima Wimbley are part of the next wave of athletes ready to make their mark. For now, at the...

Felix misses out on world spot in 400, finishes 6th

Jul. 27, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Allyson Felix downplayed any hint of disappointment. This performance wasn't about the now, but a year from now for the Tokyo Games. In that respect, the six-time Olympic gold medalist feels on the right track. Maybe even ahead of schedule in her return to racing eight months after...

30 years later, Sheila Trice remembers holding NCAA record

Jul. 27, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Thirty years have passed along with some of the particulars. But one moment Sheila Trice will always remember. It was the day before the NCAA Division III women's indoor track championship in Brunswick, Maine. She was in the hotel lobby with her Christopher Newport College...

Coleman takes 100 national title as Gatlin sits out final

Jul. 26, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Christian Coleman didn't plan the gesture. He didn't even realize he was performing it. Right as he crossed the finish line, Coleman outstretched his fingers on both hands in a "V'' formation — for victory. A convincing one at that. Coleman cruised to the 100-meter title at...