Buzzkill

– Arizona’s 13:00 man Lawi Lalang, who has 3:52 mile speed, talking after being beaten by Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek, who pulled off a stunner at his second straight NCAA meet, ending dreams of an unprecedented 3 event victories for Lalang before victory #1 is even in the bag. Might Lalang leave with 0 victories and Oregon with 3?

2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field – Men’s Coverage *Live Results, TV Info *Start Lists/Accepted Entries *Men’s Preview *Women’s Preview

He didn't win the LRC Prediction ContestLRC Men’s 5,000: Edward Cheserek Does It Again, Stuns Heavy Favorite, Crushes Lalang In Final 300m, Lalang’s Bid For Historic Triple Over Almost Before It Started (updated) Lawi Lalang‘s attempt for wins at the 5K, mile, 3K triple is over almost before it started as Edward Cheserek got a shocking and dominant upset victory in the men’s 5,000. In an honestly-paced race, Cheserek blew away Lalang in the final 300m, winning in 13:46.67 to Lalang’s 13:52.83.
*Cheserek: ““My plan was to just relax, stay in the back behind Lawi all the time and with (300) to go I said ‘Ok I gotta go,’”
On The Boards: Cheserek’s move
*Why lawai, why? *And a-a-a-a KING is BORN!

LRC Men’s DMR: A Fresh Stanford Team Gets Dominant Victory As Oregon Picks Up More Valuable Team Points In Second Stanford gets dominant victory largely thanks to a ridiculous 400 leg from Australia’s Olympic finalist Steven Solomon as Oregon gets 2nd, Indiana 3rd and Notre Dame 4th.
MB: Micheal Atchoo – A STANFORD HERO! *Atchoos Under Appreciated Anchor Leg *OSU DFL in DMR

LRC Men’s Mile Heats: All The Favorites Are Through As Lawi Lalang Gets His Historic Triple Started It Was The Beginning Of The End For Lalalang (updated) No big surprises as all the big names were through comfortably. Oregon’s Mac Fleet and Arizona’s Lawi Lalang were 1-2 in the first heat and BU’s Rich Peters won the second.

LRC Men’s 800 Heats: Edward Kemboi Stays The Favorite As A Couple Big Names Go Out The men’s 800 saw the only big casualties in the distance heats as one of our top picks, Penn State’s Brannon Kidder, as well as the top returner from last year, Sean Obinwa (4th in 2013), didn’t make the final. The pre-meet favorite, Edward Kemboi won his heat as did Ryan Schnulle.

More Messageboard Chatter: 2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships – Mens Mile… Mac Fleet vs Lawi Lalang – Who Ya got?
*Penn State – OUCH  *D3 dmr 
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Official 2014 NCAA Day 1 Indoor Live Discussion Thread

Monster Field Event Action:
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Beamonesque: Arkansas’ Jarrion Lawson has massive 1.5 foot PB – wins lj with world leading 27 feet, 6½ inches
*FSU’s James Harris PRs twice and clears 7-7 1/4 to win HJ He got close when he attempted the CR of 7-9.75
*Albuquerque native Curtis Beach set up for heptathlon title after strong Day 1

Strints:
Deondre Batson wins 200m for Alabaman (20.32)


Team Title: Oregonian: The Oregon men barge into the title picture after great day 1
*MB:
2014 NCAA Indoor Team Battle Update – Jesse Squire predicting Oregon men, Florida women will win after day 1

More Coverage and Pre-Meet Coverage in Our 2014 NCAA Indoor Special Section

Men’s 800 Heats: Edward Kemboi Stays The Favorite As A Couple Big Names Go Out The men’s 800 saw the only big casualties in the distance heats as one of our top picks, Penn State’s Brannon Kidder, as well as the top returner from last year, Sean Obinwa (4th in 2013), didn’t make the final. The favorite to win though is Edward Kemboi and he made it through just fine as he won his the first heat and Ryan Schnulle won the second.

European Distance News

Important Industry News

US News

Pistorius Updates

Some Weekend Reading Material

LRCFemale Track And Field Stars: "Dirty" Or "Clean" Doping Poll Results

Without further ado, we present to you the results of our current female stars doping polls - from Molly Huddle (8.4%) to Carmelita Jeter (89.4%) and everyone else in between, who do the most sophisticated track and field fans think are "clean" and who do they think are "dirty." *Discuss The Poll Here

2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field – Women’s Coverage *Live Results, TV Info *Start Lists/Accepted Entries *Men’s Preview *Women’s Preview

LRC Women’s 5,000: Abbey D’Agostino Is Halfway To Repeating The Double Abbey D’Agostino came through as the favorite as she defended her title in a tactical 16:20.39 and is halfway to repeating her 5k/3K double. Behind her, Stanford’s Aisling Cuffe and Kathy Kroger went 2-3.
*MB: ERIN FINN HAS MORE BALLS THAN MOST MALE RUNNERS!!

LRC Women’s DMR: Arkansas Denies Stanford A DMR Sweep As They Win It In The Last 400 The race came down to a two-team fight between Arkansas and Stanford with Dominique Scott (Arkansas) and Justine Federonic (Stanford) duking it out on the 1600-leg. In the end it would be Scott who got the job done as she got her team the dominant win in 11:05.83 to Stanford’s 11:08.28.

LRC Women’s Mile Heats: Leah O’Connor And Cory McGee Win Their Heats As There Is Still No Clear Favorite (updated) No big surprises after round 1. The race was wide open coming in, but anyone who could have been considered a contender made it through.  Leah O’Connor won the first heat and Florida’s 2013 World Championships runner Cory McGee took the second.

LRC Women’s 800 Heats: Laura Roesler Remains The Heavy, Heavy Favorite Going Into The 800 Final The women’s 800 has probably one of the biggest favorites in any of the distance events in Oregon’s Laura Roesler and she made it through the heats comfortably here as Andrew Keklak won the first heat and Savannah Camacho the second. Roesler is an even bigger favorite in the final as the #2-4 seeds coming into the meet went out.

Non LRC Coverage
Field Events:
Texas Kaitlin Petrillose sets NCAA meet record in pole vault at 15’1″ (4.60m)
Sprints: Dezerea Bryant wins Kentucky’s 1st ever sprint national title in women’s 200 (22.69)

2014 NYC Half – Farah, Mutai and Meb *Watch Live 7-9 am ET

Nice NYRR Video Where Mo Talks About His Move To 26.2

NYC Half Sunday:Farah Vs. Mutai And Meb, Molly Huddle And Sally Kipyego Half Debuts

A great one Sunday in NYC. Mo Farah vs. Geoffrey Mutai, plus Meb Keflezighi and Matt Tegenkamp‘s half debut. On the women’s side, it’s the half debuts of Sally Kipyego and Molly Huddle and the return of Desiree Davila Linden. RRW preview from last week.
*More On Farah *MBoard Thread: Who You Got?

Good Read: Q&A With Chris Solinsky Talking About His Decision To Move To The Marathon, The Training And Mistakes He’s Made In His Career Solinsky says even if he didn’t get hurt, he always thought the marathon would be a good event for him anyway. He hasn’t given up on the 10k completely, though, and may run one this spring.

Post-Sopot/2014 World Indoor News

News From Britain


Pre-Meet NCAA News

LRC 2014 NCAA Indoor Track And Field Projected Team Scores – Florida Men Favored Is it really possible Arizona could win with just 2 scorers?

ArizonaLRC The Meeting Of The Minds: Top NCAA Coaches Share Their Thoughts Ahead Of The 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships The topics for discussion at the pre-meet press conference were largely distance-based as the coaches talked about racing at altitude, the men’s DMR, and Lawi Lalang‘s triple (and whether Arizona could win the meet with just two guys). We also had a one-on-one conversation with Coach Franklin on his guys in the 5,000 and got an update on Princeton alum Peter Callahan.

Men’s Preview: LRC Lawi Lalang Looks For History And Unprecedented NCAA Triple – Can His Legendary Status Get Even Bigger? (

LRC Meet New Mexico’s 5,000 Studs Luke Caldwell And Adam Bitchell Caldwell, who was 10th in NCAA XC, has improved from 14:37 to 13:29 in less than a year by running up to 100 mpw at 6:10 pace or faster, Bitchell broke 14:00 on less than 50 mpw. Could one of them take down Lalang?

LRC 2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Projected Team Scores – Oregon women favored Florida is ranked #1 but not according to us.

Abby D'AgostinoWomen’s Preview: LRC Abbey D’Agostino Looks For History To Repeat Itself, Laura Roesler Looks For Individual Glory And A Wide Open Women’s Mile
*Oregon Women Looking For 5th Consecutive Indoor Title Laura Roesler: “My sophomore year was a little different. We had Brianne (Theisen), English, Jordan, Anne, Becca – people who would score just a lot of big points. Whereas this year we’re going to have to nickel and dime and scrap.” *Photos: Ducks Land In Albuquerque
*USTFCCCA Women’s Preview Including Sprints / Field Events
*USTFCCCA Event-By-Event Stat Compilation

Week That Was

LRC8 Thoughts About The 2014 World Champs: Chanelle Price Is Golden, 26 Years Old Is Over The Hill In Running, Bold Frontrunning Rewarded, DQ City, Love For Ashton Eaton, And Genze Bulut, Treniere Moser And Ajee' Wilson Were Far From Golden

We tell you why Chanelle Price's gold medal was even rarer than you think, why running is definitely a young person's game, discuss what gets your DQed on the international level, ponder how Ashton Eaton isn't a cross-over star, look at the disappointing runs of Ajee' Wilson, Treniere Moser and Genze Bulut, and share with you two message board gems.

 Looking Ahead To Track