Latest Women's track and field News

Florida Atlantic gave false information on female athletes

May. 18, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Atlantic University says it reported false information to the Department of Education, exaggerating its percentage of female athletes. The Palm Beach Post reported that Florida Atlantic told the department in 2017 that 51 percent of its athletes were women. One year earlier,...

Ex-Arizona assistant coach gets prison term in stalking case

May. 14, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former University of Arizona assistant track and field coach convicted of assaulting a female student-athlete has been sentenced to five years in prison. Craig Carter was sentenced Monday after being convicted in March of aggravated assault and assault with a dangerous instrument. He...

McLeod edges 110 hurdles in Shanghai Diamond League

May. 12, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Olympic and world champion Omar McLeod surprised himself by edging the men's 110-meter hurdles at a rain-drenched Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday. The Jamaican narrowly defeated Orlando Ortega of Spain by one hundredth of a second in an ordinary 13.16 seconds to capture his third...

Lacrosse season canceled after player accused of racial slur

May. 11, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a New Jersey school district canceled the remainder of the boys' lacrosse season Friday after allegations that a white team member used a racial slur against a black female athlete from another school. Interim Haddonfield School District Superintendent David T....

American Galen Rupp wins Prague international marathon

May. 6, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race. Rupp pulled ahead away from the favorite Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia with about four kilometers to go and finished...

Husband's deployment motivated winner of Nashville marathon

May. 5, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stella Christoforou had her work cut out for her last Saturday morning at the St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon. In addition to the 19th annual race being just her second full marathon, the 26-year-old from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was attempting to complete the hilly...

Semenya wins 1500 in Diamond League opener in Doha

May. 4, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Caster Semenya's quest for a title double in the Diamond League started well when she won the 1,500 meters in a South African record time on Friday. The loudest cheers at Qatar Sports Club, however, were reserved for local high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim, the world champion and 2017 IAAF...

Boston Marathon offers prizes for non-elite female finishers

May. 3, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon has agreed to pay the equivalent prizes to five women whose net times would have placed them in the money if they had run in the elite field. Five women who ran in Wave 1 — which left Hopkinton about 35 minutes after the elite women — had net times from start...

Caster Semenya's backers prepare for battle at CAS

May. 3, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Track and field authorities in South Africa say they are prepared to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to challenge new rules that could sideline women with high natural testosterone levels from middle-distance races. Athletics South Africa calls the rules "skewed" and says that if the...

Ex-Arizona assistant coach pleads guilty in stalking case

Apr. 30, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former University of Arizona assistant track and field coach convicted of assaulting a female student-athlete in 2015 has pleaded guilty to felony counts of stalking and violating a restraining order. Pima County prosecutors say Craig Carter entered a plea deal Monday. He'll serve...