Erriyon Knighton

Erriyon Knighton

June 19, 2024

Erriyon Knighton Cleared to Compete at Olympic Trials after Provisional Suspension Is Lifted

Knighton had been provisionally suspended since April 12 after testing positive for the banned substance trenbolone -- the same substance for which Jarrion Lawson was banned (and subsequently cleared). Article includes statements from USADA head Travis Tygart as well as Knigton's lawyer Howard Jacobs. *MB: Erriyon Knighton Cleared by USADA After Provisional Suspension for Trenbolone (Tainted Meat Deemed Likely) 
June 18, 2024

The Casual Fan's Guide To The 2024 US Olympic Track & Field Trials

We share the 6 Biggest Storyline For The 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials — Track & Field. Who is the fastest man and woman in America? Can SML and Grant Holloway break the WRs? How do Athing Mu and Ryan Crouser look in their 2024 outdoor debuts? And what happens in the greatest event in track - the men's 1500?
May 28, 2024

Erriyon Knighton's agent gives an update: "I guarantee you, everyone will see him and they’ll be amazed"

Knighton hasn't raced individually in 2024 but write him off at your own peril.
May 23, 2024

Weekend Track & Field Viewing Guide: Pre Classic, NCAA Regionals, NCAA D2, D3, NAIA Nationals: May 22-May 25

The Pre Classic (4-6pm on NBC on Saturday) highlights the weekend but we also have NCAA regonals, and NAIA, NCAA D2 and D3 Nationals.
August 25, 2023

Noah Lyles & Shericka Jackson Repeat as 200m World Champions in Budapest

Jackson set a championship record of 21.41 (#2 all-time) while Lyles ran 19.52 to complete the 100/200 double.
May 05, 2023

Weekend Preview: Tuohy Goes For Sub-15, Nuguse Opens Up, Lyles v Knighton at 150

We've got a great double feature of track on Saturday with the Atlanta City Games and the Track Fest at Mt. SAC.
August 09, 2022

2022 Monaco DL Preview: World Champs Square Off, and Is the Women's 1500 WR Under Threat?

What a meet. When this meet is over the American 3000 record may be history as well as the women's 1500 WR. Plus we get Noah Lyles vs Michael Norman and Erriyon Knighton in the 200, Emmanuel Korir vs Jake Wightman in the 1000, SAFP vs Shericka Jackson in the 200. *MB: Offiical 2022 Monaco DL Discussion thread: Will Grant Fisher break the 3000 AR, Will Faith Kipyegon break the 1500 WR?
July 06, 2022

Counting Down the 10 Most Exciting Stories at the 2022 World Championships

Can Grant Fisher medal? Can Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce win global titles 14 years apart? And how about a Noah Lyles-Erriyon Knighton rematch? Worlds is going to be sick. * MB: It's less than 10 days to 2022 Worlds. Here are JG's top 10 storylines. What events are you most into?
June 26, 2022

Noah Lyles Three-Peats as US 200m Champion, Sending a Message to his Doubters – and to Erriyon Knighton

Lyles and Knighton were both brilliant, but it was the veteran Lyles who prevailed in the US 200m final in 19.67 to Knighton's 19.69, pointing across Knighton's chest on the way in.
May 18, 2022

The Eight Most Interesting Track Storylines to Follow in 2022

From world record chases to era-defining rivalries, here are the eight stories Jonathan Gault will be following closely throughout the 2022 track season. *MB Here are the 8 storylines I'll be watching most closely in track in 2022. What are yours?
June 28, 2021

Day 10 Recap: 17-Year-Old Erriyon Knighton Makes Olympic Team in 200, JuVaughn Harrison Completes HJ-LJ Double

HS junior Knighton broke the world U20 record again (19.84) as Noah Lyles won the 200 in 19.74. Harrison PR'd in the long jump (8.47 meters) after clearing 2.33m to win the high jump.
May 05, 2021

Which American Athletes Were Helped -- And Hurt -- the Most by the Olympic Postponement?

Athing Mu is certainly one of the athletes better-positioned to make the Olympic team in 2021 than she would have been in 2020. The opposite is true for Jenny Simpson. We run through some of the other athletes whose stock has risen -- or declined.
May 03, 2021

Holy Crap, 17-Year-Olds Erriyon Knighton (9.99*) and Jaylen Slade (10.03*/20.20) Just Ran Insanely Fast

Knighton became just the third US high schooler to break 10 in the 100 under any conditions, though the +2.7 tailwind means his time won't count for record purposes. Slade followed up his wind-aided 100 with a wind-legal 20.20 200m, good for #5 on the all-time HS list. MB: Holy Crap, 17-Year-Olds Erriyon Knighton (9.99*) and Jaylen Slade (10.03*/20.20) Ran Insanely Fast Yesterday