Aries Merritt

Aries Merritt

April 06, 2017

April 29: Reigning Olympic Gold Medalist Omar McLeod Announced As Part of World-Class 110-Meter Hurdle Field for the 2017 Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee

McLeod will face top Americans Aries Merritt, David Oliver, Aleec Harrris and Ronnie Ash.
October 13, 2015

Week That Was: Ryan Hall = Joan Benoit?, Chicago Drops Pacers, We Celebrate Steve Jones' 1985 Run, Great Advice From Joe Newton

Is Ryan Hall this generation's Joan Benoit Samuelson? Chicago drops pacemakers, we remember Steve Jones's magical 1985 run, and great advice from legendary coach Joe Newton. *MB: Ryan Hall=Joan Benoit Samuelson?
September 02, 2015

WTW: Did Centro Bomb In Beijing? Is Dafne Schippers Clean? Did The US Suck In Beijing? + Ben True's Shoes, Dennis Mitchell And More

We look back at the wonderful (or not so wonderful??? for the US) World Champs.

August 28, 2015

Day 7 Recap: Dafne Schippers & Ashton Eaton Set the Track on Fire; Tianna Bartoletta Wins LJ Gold with PB on Final Attempt

Schippers' 21.63 set a meet record and made her the third-fastest woman of all-time. Jamaica's Elaine Thompson ran 21.66 (#5 all-time) but had to settle for silver as 3 women broke 22.00 in the same race for just the second time ever. Eaton ran 45.00 for 400 during the decathlon (best-ever during a decathlon) and could challenge his WR on Saturday.

April 24, 2015

Drake Relays Preview: Talk About Tremendous Early Season Matchups - Ajee vs Brenda vs Chanelle vs Alysia for $20,000, Kirani James vs Lashawn Merritt @ 400, Leo vs Centro in the Mile

The US pro track season starts off with a bang tonight with Ajee Wilson, Brenda Martinez, Chanelle Price, and Alysia Montano racing for $20,000, plus Kirani James vs LaShawn Merritt for $20,000, Ashton Eaton vs the hurdlers, and more. Saturday Leo Manzano and Matt Centrowitz square off in the mile.

April 27, 2014

US's Kristi Castlin Wins Drake Relays 100H In Upset Victory Over World Champ Brianna Rollins.

It was a photo finish as Castlin beat Rollins 12.571 to 12.576. Rollins hadn't lost a 100H race in almost two years. The USA White team which included Aries Merritt won the men's shuttle hurdle relay over Jamaica.