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6 11 22 NCAA Abbey Steiner

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Abby Steiner took 3rd in the 100m, won the 200m in WL (21.80) and anchored Kentucky to the 4x400m title! Who said 100/200 can't run the 400m? photo by Cierra Hitner

Shining Moments Abound

Eugene, Oregon

University of Oregon

Hayward Field

June 11th, 2022

Coming on the heels of the men's terrific finals the day before, the NCAA women were given center stage to show what they could do on the concluding day of the 100th anniversary NCAA collegiate outdoor track & field championships. And they didn't disappoint.

6 10 22 NCAA Gators

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Florida celebrates their 2022 NCAA Men's victory! photo by Kevin Neri

Eugene, Oregon

Univeristy of Oregon

Haywatd Field

June 10th, 2022


This is the day the men have been waiting for. Those athletes who have worked, have trained, have met qualifying standards, and have made it through regional competition and preliminary rounds in this championship setting know today is the day. It is the day to focus and to perform at your highest level.

With points being earned today in the 14 remaining men's events, here are the current standings of the top schools in the race for the team title heading into this final NCAA Championship session for the men: Tennessee 21 points; Texas 20 points; Florida State 16 points; Princeton 15 points; Arkansas 12 points.

On the men's final day of the competition, here are some of the truly stunning performances:


6 9 22 Camryn Nichols

Camryn Rogers, Hammer throw Champion (set a Canadian NR as well), 2022 NCAA Champs, June 9, 2022, photo by

Kevin Neri

Eugene, Oregon

Hayward Field

University of Oregon

June 9th, 2022

After the performance of the men on Day One, which, among other things, featured a gripping pole vault competition that resulted in a new national record; a buzzer-beating 6th-round winning heave in the shot put; and a dramatic 10,000-meter race in the sole track final of the opening day, it was time for the women to take center stage. Could they match the excitement the men had provided? No problem. The collegiate women are exceptionally talented, are poised and at the moment, and are tough as nails. While there were many notable moments on Day Two, here are four athletes who truly stood out:

6 8 22 NCAA m10000


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Dylan Jacobs, (Notre Dame) used a 55.45 last lap to hold off Alex Maier (Oklahoma State) to take the Men's 10,000m, June 8, 2022, photo by Cierra Hitner

Without question, the collegiate track & field championships are exciting, hard-fought contests. But one of the special and rare aspects of these gatherings is the quest for the team title. Global championships aside, most professional meets are all about individual performances - individual athletes focusing on running the fastest, jumping the highest, and throwing the farthest. There are no team titles in the Diamond League. But at this NCAA championship meet, there is a duality. The collegians, of course, want to perform at their best. But they also want to ring up points for their alma mater, to contribute to the ultimate goal: for their school to take home that coveted national championship trophy.

 2022 Nick Willis 1

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Nick Willis, 2020 New Balance Indoor GP, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

June 1, 2022

It is difficult to become a professional athlete. Aspiring athletes in all sports must perform at a very high level to even enter the professional ranks. Once there, all athletes face the difficult task of maintaining - or improving - their performance level. Most eventually find it too difficult over time. That is why professional athletes who miraculously maintain that superior performance level over extended periods of time are rare indeed. Oh, there are a few: consider football's Tom Brady (7 Super Bowl rings; widely considered as the greatest of all time; going strong at age 44)); basketball's LeBron James (the 37-year-old James has 4 NBA Championship rings; is definitely in the conversation for NBA's G.O.A.T, and will become NBA's all-time leading scorer next year - his 20th NBA season) and baseball's Cal Ripken (31 year MLB career; holds MLB record of competing in 2,632 consecutive games). And worthy of joining that select company of long-enduring, high-performing athletes is a well-accomplished track & field middle-distance specialist: New Zealand's Nick Willis.





Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Nageotte Is A Steely Performer

 2022 Katie Nageotte

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Katie Nageotte, 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto


May 2022

We've all seen it before: the game-winning field goal with no time left; the late-inning walk-off homer; the Game 7 buzzer-beater. Those game-ending come-from-behind victories comprise some of the most exciting moments in all of sport. And, yes, track & field has those electrifying moments as well: a stirring anchor leg; a torrid finishing kick; or a final round throw or jump that lifts a down-and-out field athlete to the top step of the podium. Katie Nageotte, USA's Olympic gold medalist in the women's pole vault, has been there. But she first had to travel a pathway that featured disappointment, courage, revamping, and self-confidence.



4 30 22 Athing Mu Penn

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Athing Mu takes the 600m at Penn, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

Room For All At Franklin Field

The Penn Relay Carnival

Philadelphia, PA

Franklin Field

April 28-30, 2022 

For more than a century, the Penn Relay Carnival has been one of Philadelphia's unmistakable signs of spring. But the onset of COVID interrupted all of that as the Penn Relays simply could not take place in 2020 and only a small, provincial gathering was held in 2021. But now with the pandemic ebbing and apparently under better control, the Penn Relays have returned in full force. Spring is in the air. Blossoms are in bloom. Rowers are flexing their muscles on the Schuykill. Villanova students, loud and proud, claim as their turf the seating at the top of the backstretch near the 1500m start line. On each of the three days of competition Penn's daily attendance has grown larger with Saturday's final day drawing nearly 48,000 fans, many of whom are rabid Jamaicans donned in yellow, gold, and black and ready to cheer on their countrymen and countrywomen. High school boys and girls, collegians, and even the professionals sway nervously in the paddock, eagerly awaiting their opportunity to compete on the big stage. The Penn Relay Carnival is back, baby!

 2022 Boston Jephirchir


Peres Jepchirchir added a hard fought Boston Marathon win to her list of accomplishments!

by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

The 126th B.A.A Marathon

Patriots' Day / 18 April 2022


In a year when the Boston Marathon celebrated the 50th anniversary of the race's long-awaited addition of an official women's division, Olympic gold medalist Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir and unheralded Ethiopian Ababel Yeshenah, locked horns in the final 2 kilometers of this historic racecourse. After running together for 40 kilos, racing side-by-side, chatting, and even sharing water, these two talented and determined young women engaged in what will long be remembered as the most electrifying women's battle for the laurel wreath in the history of the Boston Marathon.

The 126th B.A.A Marathon

Patriots' Day / 18 April 2022

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Evans Chebet takes his first win in Boston, April 18, 2022,

photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto



Even before the starter's pistol was fired in Hopkinton today, the April return of the Boston Marathon and all that surrounds it just felt right. No falling leaves - just blooming flowers. No MLB playoff game under the Fenway lights, but the traditional late morning ball game which would accommodate those fans who want to scramble out to watch the decisive final 5K of the race. The caution required by the pandemic's foreboding presence since March of 2020 has been replaced by the springtime hope that COVID might, at last, be coming under control. Back to its traditional Patriots Day calendar slot, the Marathon assembled star-studded athletes who were eager to engage in a 26 mile, 385 yard battle on arguably the world's most revered course. Once again, all was right in Beantown.



8 8 21 Eliud Kipchoge

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August 8th, 2021

Heading into the Tokyo Olympics there had been a sizeable legion of observers who considered Eliud Kipchoge to be the greatest marathoner ever. However, a significant number of other observers, while acknowledging the Kenyan's accomplishments, were not quite ready to award him that title. After Kipchoge's total domination and sterling overall performance in the men's Olympic marathon, there simply cannot be any remaining disbelievers. Eliud Kipchoge has confirmed that, without question, he is the greatest marathoner of all time.

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Dave HunterDave Hunter is a track & field journalist, announcer, and broadcaster.  Dave reports on the premier track & field gatherings around the globe, frequently serves as an arena or stadium announcer for championship events, and has undertaken foreign and domestic broadcast assignments in the sport.


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