Latest Women's track and field News

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...

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...

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...

US women get gold and for men, it's more of same in relay

Jul. 24, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For the U.S. women’s relay team, this was a shock. For the men -- more of the same. The women pulled a stunner over Jamaica in the 4x100 relay at world championships Saturday, while the favored men finished second after the latest sloppy baton...

Miller-Uibo wins 400 at worlds, says days in event numbered

Jul. 23, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Shaunae Miller-Uibo ran away with the 400-meter title at world championships. Now, she may be walking away from the one-lap event for good. From now on, the sprinter from the Bahamas will dabble more in the 200-meter realm. Although she's hinted...

Sydney McLaughlin shatters 400 hurdles record with 50.68

Jul. 23, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — In the hurdles world before Sydney McLaughlin, it took years to shave fractions of seconds off records, and winning races didn't always mean rewriting history. This once-in-a-lifetime athlete is obliterating that mindset as quickly as she's destroying the...

Felix postpones retirement for women's 4x400 relay at worlds

Jul. 22, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Turns out, Allyson Felix hasn't run her last race. The most decorated sprinter in U.S. history will return to the world championships to race in the preliminaries of the women's 4x400 relay Saturday. She said team officials coaxed her out of her brief retirement...

US men, women get baton around, advance to 4x100 relay final

Jul. 22, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — As he approached the finish line, anchor leg Marvin Bracy pretended the baton was a can, popped the top and took a giant gulp. Good reason for the mini-celebration — the American men got the baton around in the 4x100 relay. That hasn't always been a guarantee....