I was checking over the USATF Press releases, and I had missed some great quotes and some of the events that made this a unique indoor season. The USATF Indoor Meet was an improvement on last year, in terms of the way the site was presented, size of crowd and access for media to the event. We have been told that TV on Sunday night was very good. Negatives are focused on how little we communicate of the excitement of the sport. Kudos to runnerspace.com on the Liveweb cast of the event. It gave the fans at home a great view of the meet. Even the live chat, with Dan O’Brien and John Godina, to name two, was a great way to listen to the meet.
This logo issue, which infuriated sponsors this weekend, just shows how little education has been done on marketing the sport. More on that later!
Valerie Brisco, Gail Devers and Dan O’Brien have been named as nominees
for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, the U.S. Olympic Committee
announced Monday. Fans are eligible to vote for their favorites of the
18 Olympic athletes, five Paralympic athletes and five teams nominated
beginning today and running through April 9 by going to
Visa Championship Series titles on the final day of competition at the
USA Indoor Track & Field Championships. The near sell-out crowd
witnessed an American record by Lowe in the women’s high jump and
another world-leading time from Sanya Richards-Ross in the women’s 400m.
in the final lap of the men’s 3,000-meters while William Claye jumped a
world leader in the men’s triple jump and Amber Campbell established a
meet record during the first day of the USA Indoor Track & Field
Championships Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The meet
continues Sunday beginning at noon Mountain Time.
American record holders Lagat, Rupp, Oliver, Trammell to highlight men’s running events at USA Indoors | 2/24/2012
two-time World Indoor gold medalist Terrence Trammell will battle in the
men’s 60m hurdles while American record holder Galen Rupp and reigning
World Indoor 3,000-meter champion Bernard Lagat will renew their rivalry
in the 3,000m once again when the USA Indoor Track & Field
Championships converge on the Albuquerque Convention Center February
25-26 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Richards-Ross, Madison, Simpson headline women’s running events at USA Indoor Championships | 2/23/2012
along with reigning world champion Jenny Simpson highlight strong fields
in the women’s running events at the USA Indoor Track & Field
Championships February 25-26 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in
Taylor, who brought Team USA back to prominence in the jumps, and the
ever-entertaining quartet of shot putters highlight the men’s field
events at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships February 25-26
at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
Spratling Named USATF Athlete of the Week | 2/22/2012
been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting a
collegiate record in the 500-meters Saturday at the Big East Conference
Suhr, Camarena-Williams, Reese highlight women’s field events at USA Indoor Championships | 2/21/2012
Jillian Camarena-Williams along with two-time World Outdoor
Championships long jump gold medalist Brittney Reese will lead a number
of loaded groups of women’s field events into the USA Indoor Track &
Field Championships February 25-26 at the Albuquerque Convention Center
in Albuquerque, N.M.
USATF teleconference excerpts | 2/15/2012
teleconference with Bernard Lagat, Jillian Camarena-Williams and Jenn
Suhr, who all recently set American records.
Week in Review – February 6-12 | 2/15/2012
In addition to the USA Track & Field Classic, here is a recap of last week’s action:
News and Notes, Volume 12, Number 7 | 2/15/2012
USATF Foundation launches Run With US! in Los Angeles
records, Jillian Camarena-Williams has been named USA Track &
Field’s Athelete of the Week after bettering her own American record
with a mark of 19.89m/65-3.75 in the shot put at the USA Track &
Field Classic in Fayetteville, Ark.
Forest Park, leading contenders Aaron Braun, Sara Hall, Molly Huddle,
and Chris Rombough met with members of the media at a press conference.
N.C.) each used late charges to outrun the competition as each won their
first career USA Cross Country titles Saturday at Forest Park in St.
American records as five world-leading marks – including one in each
round of the women’s 60 meters – were posted at Saturday’s USA Track
& Field Classic.
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