BROOKS PR INVITATIONAL
In a post on media partner Flotrack, Bothell's Brooks Sports announced plans for the first annual Brooks PR Invitational high school indoor track meet on Sunday February 27th between 1-4 pm at the Dempsey Indoor on the campus of the University of Washington.
This event, which will be webcast live on Flotrack, is designed to bring in many of the country's top high school track and field athletes in what appears to be a fast, fan-friendly format.
Athletes who meet the following standards are urged to contact Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 mile: 9:10/10:30
Curiously enough, there are no field events listed…stay tuned.
NCAA CROSS COUNTRY BACK TO THE 'HAUTE IN 2011
NCAA announced that the 2011 NCAA cross country championships will be back in Terre Haute.
It originally was scheduled to be held at Portland Meadows, but apparently the NCAA felt uncomfortable with the meet being hosted in a facility that has gambling and off-track betting (really? I didn't know that!).
According to Track Focus, Oregon coach Vin Lananna is reported to have envisioned 10,000 people at Portland Meadows watching the entire race unfold from the grandstand.
JORDAN BOASE RETURNS TO NORTHWEST TRAINING BASE
Finally, our friends at Track Focus reports that former Husky sprinter Jordan Boase will spend the 2011 season training in Beaverton under Ryan Bailey's coach John Parks.
Boase, who made it to the semifinals of the 2008 Olympic Trials 400 meters as a UW junior, spent the past year training in Tallahassee, Florida.
Boase considered a move to Los Angeles, but it proved too expensive. In fact, Boase's former coach and current UCLA sprint coach LaMonte Vaughn hinted to paulmerca.blogspot.com earlier this fall that he was willing to work with Boase again if the situation presented itself.
In Beaverton, Bailey and Boase have access to Nike training facilities, especially crucial during the rainy winter.
You can read the full story here.
- ► 2015 (158)
- ► 2014 (236)
- ► 2013 (255)
- ► 2012 (300)
- ► 2011 (323)
- And now...the 2010 Mercanator Awards!
- Quick note on Jessica Pixler...
- Brooks Sports announces Brooks PR Invitational at ...
- It's Kip vs Mekkonen at the Garden to highlight 20...
- News and notes, December 18th edition...
- A conversation with Christian Belz--"I'd rather re...
- Ashton Eaton and Queen Harrison named 2010 Bowerma...
- How I voted for The Bowerman, and why...
- Washington alum & Swiss national record holder Chr...
- Taiwo, Covington, Roth & Babcock highlight Purple/...
- Brie Felnagle on cover of January 2011 Runner's Wo...
- It's been quiet on the front, but we've got some n...
- Sarah Porter gets second again at NCAA D2 cross co...
- Katie Flood named Pac 10 women's cross country new...
- Western's Sarah Porter targets national D2 harrier...
- ▼ December (15)
- ► 2009 (361)
- ► 2008 (401)