After years without a regular season to excite the fans, Goe asks if the "Hayward field magic" will still exist by the time the new (much larger) stadium finishes construction.
Ejore is the PAC 12 favorite, but five years ago she graduated high school in Kenya never having run a race.
7th and 35th place wasn't how they were hoping to go out in the last meet at "historic" Hayward Field.
Hatfield says the new design will have a negative effect on performance and attendance. In a way, he also blasts Phil Knight and Seb Coe when he says, "Unfortunately, not many people understand 'high performance sports,' let alone architecture, so it's relatively easy to put a shiny object in their view and get them excited. That is the phenomena we are facing today."
]Not many schools you can be considered an underdog with a 4:10 high school PB, but Stanovsek didn't make the team his freshman year, but now has a 3:57 PB.
They went 2-3 behind Tori Bowie who won in 10.94-seconds. *Register Guard article
Reavis' wants Seb Coe to remember as he tries to improve the sport that "people can't root for shoe company logos" and argues with the team component, the NCAA 4x4 would have been "just another tight, but overall meaningless exhibition of track excellence."
*Ken Goe Agrees And Commends Vin Lannana And TrackTown USA On Trying To Build The Team Concept WIth The TrackTown Summer Series
Rogers talks about last year's Olympic Trials final where contact between her, Brenda Martinez and Alysia Montano kept any of them from making the team.
The likelihood of a broken record is given a rating from good (Bill McChesney's 13:14 5K) to zilch (Ashton Eaton's decathlon).
Maton used the last of her eligibility in the fall, but is still training with the UO team while in grad school. An interesting side note, she and former Duck Parker Stinson are getting married this summer.
Coach Andy Powell says that Cheserek wants to try and "run some fast times"and lower his PRs this year in addition to winning races.
“Coming down that last straightaway, each body counts and that was definitely true for this race. In that moment I didn’t know she was from Michigan and I didn’t know that the points were as close as they were. In that moment I was doing everything I could just to finish as hard as possible…I didn’t find out until later that my final push mattered as much as it did.”
Goe caught some flack in the comment section from football fans as he wrote, "It's time to end this flirtation with disaster as a football player ... it's time for Allen to cut his losses, say goodbye to football and start preparing for the track season." *Discuss
Syracuse got all 12 of the first place votes and were followed by Oregon, NAU, Stanford and Colorado.
Devon Allen starts off their list.