Phyllis Francis

Phyllis Francis

March 11, 2018

World and American Records Tumble on the Greatest Night of NCAA Sprinting Ever

Michael Norman broke the 400m world record, Elijah Hall the American 200m record, Kendall Ellis the American 400m record, and Gabby Thomas had to settle for the 200m American record, and then USC won the 4x400 crushing the world record, but Texas A&M which finished second got the record.
August 23, 2017

Sunday: Caster Semenya Leads List Of Eight World Champions Competing In The ISTAF Meet At Berlin's Olympic Stadium

Semenya specifically requested that the meet run the 600 instead of the 800 and she may go for the 20-year-old WR of 1:22.63 while facing world silver medalist Francine Niyonsaba. Other world champions include Phyllis Francis, Ramil Guliyev, Dafne Schippers and Sam Kendricks vs Renaud Lavillenie.
April 09, 2017

2017 Sun Angel Track Classic Results

BYU's Shea Collinsworth ran 2:01.51 to beat out former world indoor champ Chanelle Price. Sprint action included wins from Phyllis Francis in the 400 (51.63) and GB's Chijindu Ujah in the 200 (20.39).
December 16, 2016

New York City’s Golden Trio of Natasha Hastings, Phyllis Francis And Dalilah Muhammad Announced For 2017 NYRR Millrose Games

Muhammad and Francis will go against Olympic champion Shaune Miller in the 500m while Hastings runs the 300m.
August 11, 2016

Olympic Women's 400 Preview: Allyson Felix Goes for a Record Fifth Olympic Gold Medal But Will Shaunae Miller Crash The Party?

Did you know that no woman has ever won 5 Olympic gold medals (even counting relays) in track and field history? Allyson Felix is hoping to be the first.
June 05, 2016

2016 American Track League - Atlanta Results

Distance highlights included Jamaica's former NCAA champ Natoya Goule winning the 800 in 1:59.38 from Justine Fedronic (1:59.86) and Rachel Johnson taking the steeple in 9:46. In sprint action, winners included Asafa Powell (100 - 10.01), Queen Harrison (100H - 12.72), Steven Gradiner (400 - 44.62), Phyllis Francis (400 - 50.92), Jeshua Anderson (400H - 48.88) and Ashley Spencer (400H - 54.51). *MB: American Track League Atlanta Discussion Thread *Sanya Richards-Ross Carried Off Track After Pulling Up With Hamstring Injury It was also a rough day for DeeDee Trotter who had to receive treatment for an asthma attack and Lolo Jones who was a DNS with injury.
March 18, 2014

The Week That Was: A Great Week For The Men And Women Of Oregon, Edward Cheserek, Phyllis Francis, Laura Roesler, Shalane Flanagan, And Ben True - Plus A World Record Attempt Comes Up Just Short In New Orleans

This week we introduce you to Oregon's two newest female stars, take a look back and show you how Oregon of all schools somehow went into NCAAs under-hyped on the men's side, tell super-frosh Edward Cheserek to stay in school, talk about Ben True's sweet revenge on Chris Derrick and heap praise on Shalane Flanagan. Plus  a world record attempt in New Orleans that you didn't hear anything about just misses, high school nationals with big wins by Foot Locker stars Barrett and Fisher. And finally, why can't American 14:03 collegians run 2:06 like they can in Kenya?
March 16, 2014

Track And Field At Its Finest: The Greatness Of Phyllis Francis Leads Oregon To Title

There is no way it could be better than this. Final event. Oregon vs. Texas for the team title. World junior champion (Ashley Spencer) vs. new American record holder (Phyllis Francis). To the line for the title. Francis (2:04.83 as a 16-year-old) gets it for Oregon.