Latest Women's track and field News

NBC's Olympics coverage shifts into higher gear with trials

Jun. 11, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

The opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics is six weeks away but NBC's coverage of the upcoming Games shifts into high gear beginning this weekend. NBC will present 13 nights of primetime coverage of U.S. trials in four sports over the next two weeks, beginning Saturday...

5 women win field-event titles at NCAA outdoor championship

Jun. 10, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ohio State’s Adelaide Aquilla won the NCAA outdoor women's shot put title Thursday night, edging Wisconsin’s Josie Schaefer with a mark of 62 feet, 3 1/4 inches on her final attempt at newly renovated Hayward Field. Aquilla also won the indoor...

Eddy Alvarez tries to add baseball medal to speedskating

Jun. 09, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

Eddy Alvarez can display his medal, along with his mettle. Alvarez told his unusual story when he met his new U.S. baseball teammates last month in the old Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse in Vero Beach, Florida. "This feels like a little bit of a...

Gidey breaks 2-day-old women's world record in 10,000 meters

Jun. 08, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

HENGELO, Netherlands (AP) — Letesenbet Gidey lowered the women’s 10,000-meter world record on Tuesday, just two days after Sifan Hassan set the mark on the same track. Gidey clocked 29 minutes, 1.03 seconds at the Ethiopian Olympic trials, which are being held in the...

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...