2014 NYC Half (Special Section) *Results

LRCMutai Wins, Farah Falls Down During Race And Passes Out After, And More

Geoffrey Mutai won. Mo Farah fell during the race and then passed out after it and had to leave in a wheelchair, but was doing okay at the press conference later. The Mutai – Farah London matchup gets even more interesting. Tegenkamp was the first American and Meb is fitter than ever.
Interviews: Farah Presser, Meb, Tegenkamp, Sambu, Korir
*Official Race Play-By-Play Thread
LRC Screen Shot Photos Of Mo Farah’s Fall

LRCSally Kipyego Wins Battle Of Debuts In Record Time, Molly Huddle Fades To 3rd

Sally Kipyego and Molly Huddle battled side-by-side in their debuts until Kipyego pulled away for the win and Huddle faded to third. Desi Davila Linden made her 2014 debut. Videos: Molly Huddle & Sally Press, Sally Kipyego 1-On-1, Adriana Nelson

2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field *Results *Full Video Replays *New Day 2 Photo Gallery *Day 1 Photo Gallery

Oregonian: Duck Men And Women Sweep The NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships – Women Win Tthanks To Incredible 4 X 400 Finish *AP Recap Of Day 2

LRC  Canada’s And Mississippi State’s Brandon McBride Arrives As The 800’s Newest Collegiate Star Last year, the fastest high schooler in the history of North America flopped as a first-year collegian. Now he’s an NCAA champion. Meet Brandon McBride.

 

Anthony Rotich Wins the Mile (Photo by Kirby Lee, Image of Sport, Click for Photo Gallery)

LRC Anthony Rotich Outkicks Frontrunning Lawi Lalang To Win 2014 Men’s Mile Title As Oregon’s Mac Fleet’s Big Kick Comes A Little Too Late
*LRC Interviews: Anthony Rotich, Lawi Lalang, Mac Fleet & Rich Peters

140315 CHESEREK Edward KLLRC Men’s 3,000: KING Edward Cheserek Is Three For Three In NCAA Championships As He Completes The Indoor 3K/5K Double Edward Cheserek comes away with two NCAA individual titles as he blew away the 3,000m field on the last lap as Oklahoma State’s Kirubel Erassa was a respectable runner-up and Colorado freshman Ben Saarel was 3rd.

LRC Super-Frosh: Georgia Freshman Kendell Williams Smashes NCAA And World Junior Record In Women’s Pentathlon *MB: While on the women’s side, Georgia frosh Kendell Williams destroys the NCAA and world junior record in pentathlon

 

Edward Cheserek Celebrates the 2014 NCAA DMR Win

LRC 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 ‘Okay, I gotta go.'”
On The Boards: Cheserek’s move
*Why lawai, why? *And a-a-a-a KING is BORN!

 

Michael Atchoo Celebrates Stanfords 2014 DMR Win at Indoor NCAAs

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 Lalang (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 Message Board 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 PR – Wins LJ With World-Leading 27 Feet, 6½ InchesAnd Cand 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

Sprints:
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.

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 

LRCThere Is No Way It Gets Better Than This: World, Meet Phyllis Francis

Final event. Oregon vs. Texas for the team title. World junior champion (Ashley Spencer) vs. new American record holder (Phyllis Francis). It was over. Then it wasn’t. To the line for the title. Francis (2:04.83 as a 16-year-old) gets it for Oregon by .02.

Total Domination for Roesler

LRC: Laura Roesler Destroys The Field In An Instant, Captures Women’s 800 Title – Can She Get Collegiate Record Outdoors? Roesler’s last 160 was a thing of beauty – when will she go sub-2?

 

Lipari Wins the Mile (Kirby Lee Photo/Image of Sport, click for photo gallery)

LRC: Women’s Mile: Crazy Final Lap As Emily Lipari Comes Through With A Monster Kick To Win Villanova’s Emily Lipari came through with a big kick to get the win over Arkansas’ Stephanie Brown and Cory McGee as the brave Leah O’Connor went from 1st to 7th the final 50m.
*LRC Interviews: Emily Lipari, Stephanie Brown, Shelby Houlian, Cory McGee, Leah O’Connor

 

Abbey D'Agostino Completes the 3k-5k Double

Abbey D’Agostino Completes the Double

LRC Women’s 3,000: Abbey D’Agostino Completes The Distance Double Again, But Arkansas’ Dominque Scott Makes Her Work For It Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino won in 9:14.47 to repeat her distance double from last year, but she had to work for it as Arkansas’ Dominque Scott stayed right on her until a lap to go, finishing second in 9:16.05.

 

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 Kroeger went 2-3.
*MB: ERIN FINN HAS MORE BALLS THAN MOST MALE RUNNERS!!

 

Dominique Scott Celebrates Arkansas DMR win at 2014 NCAA Indoors

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 1,600 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)

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 NYC Half – Farah, Mutai And Meb *Watch Live 7-9am 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