Morgan Uceny

Morgan Uceny

July 16, 2020

I Was Bored, So I Watched Jenny Simpson's Shock Gold at the 2011 Worlds

2011 was far from Jenny Simpson's best year, but she wound up as a shock world champion in Daegu. Jonathan Gault explains how it happened.
August 28, 2019

BAA Head Coach Ricardo Santos Is Leaving To Take Distance Coach Position At Stanford; 2012 Olympian Morgan Uceny Will Take Over

Uceny has been an assistant coach with the BAA, but has now been named interim head coach while the they search for a permanent replacement for Santos. *Discuss
December 28, 2016

2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's 1500: Faith Kipyegon Unseats Genzebe Dibaba as World #1; Jenny Simpson Back on Top of U.S. Rankings

Kipyegon broke the Kenyan record twice this year, won the Olympic title with ease and became just the second woman in history to break 3:57 three times in one year. Last year, Simpson's medal chances went up in smoke when her shoe came off in the WC final. This year, with her shoes on, she took bronze in Rio.
December 14, 2016

Morgan Uceny Was No Quitter - The Former World #1 Calls It A Career

It’s fair to say that Uceny never won a medal at a global championship but it’s not fair to call her a quitter simply because she didn’t finish the 2012 Olympics. Uceny was a fighter.
December 14, 2016

US Olympian Morgan Uceny Announces Her Retirement From The Sport

The three-time US champ and #1 ranked 1500m runner in the world in 2011 will sadly be remembered more for what could have been than what was. In two consecutive global championship 1500m finals (2011 Worlds and the 2012 Olympics), Uceny took a hard fall to the ground with less than a lap to go when she was poised to contend for a medal. *LRC Archives: Women’s 1,500 Final: Disaster Strikes Twice As Morgan Uceny Gets Tripped Again And A Former Doper Wins Gold *LRC Morgan Uceny Archives
August 22, 2016

RRW: Kyle Merber, Katie Mackey Take Home Victories at Aetna Falmouth Mile

Merber ran 3:58.14 to beat out Colby Alexander by .01 as Drew Hunter was 8th, just ahead of Leo Manzano. Mackey ran 4:29.73 to win over Morgan Uceny. *Results
July 27, 2016

TrackTown Summer Series Preview: Robby Andrews vs. Ben Blankenship in an Olympic Trials Rematch, Plus Matthew Centrowitz vs. Erik Sowinski & Melissa Bishop vs. Brenda Martinez at 800

With the Olympics just over two weeks away, several top Americans will get one final tuneup before Rio in the final meet at Hayward Field before it begins renovations. Overall, 23 Brazil-bound athletes will be in action, with Will ClayeBrittney Reese and Erik Kynard all taking part.
July 21, 2016

London DL Preview: Mo Farah vs. Bernard Lagat in 5K & Usain Bolt in 200 Headline Final DL Meet Before 2016 Olympics

The last DL meet before the Olympics is a 2-day affair. We break down both days (Bolt day #1), (Farah day #2) for you free of charge. The meet features a lot of US 4th placers including Ludlow, Eccleston, Kipp, ManzanoJenkins and 5th placers (Sowinski, Uceny, Garcia) trying to get over their Trials disappointments.
July 16, 2016

Elite Fields Released: Drew Hunter Will Make His Professional Debut At The Sir Walter Miler On August 5th In Raleigh, NC

This race has provided great atmosphere in the past and looks to again as Hunter faces Olympic Trials finalists Kyle Merber, Colby Alexander, Johnny Gregorek, Cory Leslie and more. Women's Field has Morgan Uceny, Sara Vaughn, Stephanie Brown, Nicole Tully, Heather Kampf.
March 09, 2016

2016 USA Indoors Preview, W 1500: Shannon Rowbury Attempts to Defend Her Title Against Brenda Martinez

Rowbury and Martinez are the favorites for the spots on Team USA, but there are plenty of familiar names in this one including Katie MackeyHeather KampfTreniere MoserMorgan UcenyAlexa Efraimson and the rapidly-improving Amanda Eccleston.
February 29, 2016

Some Star Studded Action At Boston University Last Chance Meet As Dejen Gebremeskel, Dawyit Seyaum And Asafa Powell Impress

Olympic silver medalist Gebremeskel dropped a world leading 7:38 in the 3K, while Seyaum ran 4:00 in the 1500. Sheila Reid won a competitive mile in 4:27.
February 04, 2016

Week That Was: A Must-Read On Ryan Hall, The Syracuse Men And Allie Ostrander Keep On Rolling, Kim Conley Is A Beast, Is Morgan Uceny On Her Way Back, Boris Berian Is No Fluke, Mike Rossi, And Updates From Kenya

We span the globe of the world of running and have quite a few gems in this week's Week That Was, if we must say so ourselves.
February 03, 2016

Drew Hunter Has His Sights Set On Breaking The 4-Minute Barrier In The Armory Track Invitational Mile This Saturday

Hunter would join Alan Webb as the only two high schoolers to go sub-4 indoors. Chris O'Hare and Cristian Soratos are also in the mile, Jordan Hasay, Nicole Tully and Emma Bates are in the 3000, Ajee Wilson, Morgan Uceny and Laura Roesler in the 800 with Robby Andrews in the men's 800.
April 18, 2015

Ethiopians Dejen Gebremeskel And Dawit Seyaum Win BAA Invitational Mile

Seyaum ran 4:35 as Heather Kampf (4:37.0) and Morgan Uceny (4:37.7) were a close 2-3. Gebremeskel won easily in 4:04.1 as Chris O'Hare was 2nd (4:07.0). *Results

February 28, 2015

Video Interviews from 2015 USATF Indoor National Track and Field Champs

Interviews with Ryan Hill, Shannon Rowbury, Chris Derrick, Evan Jager, Ben Blankenship, Cas Loxsom, Brycen Spratling,  Ryan Martin, Erik Sowinski, Alysia Montano, Katie Mackey, Ajee Wilson, Jordan Hasay, Morgan Uceny, Thomas Scott, Robby Andrews, Harun Abda, Alexa Efraimson, Charlene Lipsey and more.

February 14, 2015

Shannon Rowbury Hangs on to Win 2015 Wanamaker Mile by Over 3 Seconds

Poor pacing ruined the AR attempt and Rowbury wobbled during the final straight but held on for a dominating victory. Treniere Moser 2nd, an upbeat Jordan Hasay faded the last lap, and Mary Cain struggled.

February 05, 2015

2015 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Preview: Action everywhere - American record attempts in w 2-mile and m 1k, a WR attempt in w DMR, plus a loaded men's 3k

Oh baby is this one loaded. Season debuts for Bernard LagatEmma Coburn and Jenny Simpson. A three-way slugfest for the 1000m AR between  CentrowitzSowinski and Loxsom. A world record attempt in the women's DMR. Other stars like Mary CainNick Willis and Lawi Lalang. Saturday's meet in Boston is going to be good.