Latest Women's track and field News

Woman says autistic son denied spot on cross country team

Jan. 13, 2020 12:35 PM EST

WATERTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mother has filed a complaint with the state Department of Education alleging that her 12-year-old autistic son was prevented by school officials from joining his middle school's cross country team in violation of federal law. Maura Kearns, of Watertown, says in her...

New Orleans university suspending athletics to save money

Jan. 10, 2020 12:36 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Southern University at New Orleans will suspend all of its athletics programs at the end of the academic year, trying to save money and dig itself out of years of financial problems. The Southern University Board of Supervisors approved the move Friday without objection, at the...

Sandy Ford-Centonze, Dartmouth women's track coach, dies

Dec. 16, 2019 3:15 PM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Sandy Ford-Centonze, Dartmouth College's head women's track and field coach for 28 years, has died. She was 59. Ford-Centonze, who battled cancer for several months, died Saturday in hospice care at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a spokesman for the college said Monday....

Boston Marathon will serve as qualifier for 2020 Paralympics

Dec. 4, 2019 2:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon will serve as qualifying for the 2020 Paralympics. The top two American men and women who meet the qualifying standards in the arm or vision impairment classifications will be nominated to the U.S. team for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Boston was the first major marathon to...

Portland Fire Chief Sara Boone climbing historic ladders

Nov. 29, 2019 3:41 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sara Boone never thought a question about fire extinguishers would change her life. A Marshall High School P.E. teacher in the early-90s, Boone was on her lunch break when a Portland fire inspector asked her where he could find the nearest extinguishers. The two struck up a...

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Cuba fashion show is small step for private enterprise

Nov. 23, 2019 11:11 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Thousands of young Cubans packed a Havana arena to witness a small step forward in the tumultuous relationship between one of the world’s last communist states and its small but vibrant private sector. The four-year-old fashion label Clandestina on Friday night debuted a new...