Track and Field News has released their 2011 World and US Rankings for men and women.
No athletes with Ohio roots made the World Rankings. Ohio’s athletes in the US rankings are represented below.
5. Brian Olinger (Ridgewood HS, West Lafayette)
10. Ryan Wilson (Westerville North HS)
3. Erik Kynard (Rogers HS, Toledo)
6. Dan Taylor (Berkshire HS, Burton)
7. Gray Horn (Waynesfield-Goshen HS, Waynesfield)
7. LaShaunte’a Moore (Archbishop Hoban HS, Akron)
6. Jessica Beard (Euclid HS)
10. Mary Wineberg (Walnut Hills HS, Cincinnati)
4. Treniere Moser (Monroe Falls HS, Stow)
8. Emily Infeld (Beamont School for Girls, Cleveland Heights)
2. Bridget Franek (Crestwood HS, Mantua)
8. Angela Bizzarri (Mason HS)
5. Abbie Stechschulte (Columbus Grove HS)
If I missed any, post ‘em in the comments.
At the Hakone Ekiden, Japan’s collegiate men’s road racing championships, Toyo University broke the course record by eight minutes in a historic win.
Toyo redefined what was possible … the first school ever to average under 3:00/km for the entire course, its ten men averaging 2:59.4 per km, an average of 1:03:05 for a half marathon for all ten men on the team. Only ten American men, all pros, ran that fast for a half marathon in all of 2011.
Brett Larner has the story.
Hitler secretly filmed Irish throwers in the 30s. The film’s whereabouts are unknown and being sought.
Domestic pro meets are shaping up nicely. David Oliver, Jason Richardson and Dwight Thomas are hurdling at New York’s US Open, and Mo Farah, Jenn Suhr and Morgan Uceny will compete the following week at Boston’s New Balance meet.