I guess we're supposed to call her "Jennifer" now... but she'll always been "Jenny" to us! It's with tears in my eyes that I am so happy to post the news that our hometown girl has done it! WORLD CHAMP!!! We have seen Jenny go from promising freshman talent to two-time flrunners.com Invitational champion to state champion to NCAA Champion to Bowerman Award winner to American Record Holder to Olympian... to 2011 1500 METER WORLD CHAMPION!!
DAEGU, South Korea - Trey Hardee and Ashton Eaton scored a historic 1-2 finish in the decathlon, Brittney Reese defended her world title in the womenâ€™s long jump, and Walter Dix claimed a silver in a shocking menâ€™s 100m final Sunday night at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics.
Walter Dix claimed his second silver medal of the IAAF World Championships, and in the process made it very clear that he will be a factor in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Dix, the former Florida State star and current US champion in the 100 and 200, finished second to world record-holder Usain Bolt in the 200-meter dash Saturday in Daegu, Korea. His silver medal time of 19.70 was 1/100th of a second off his all-time best (19.69), which he ran as a Seminole in the 2007 NCAA Regional in Gainesville, Fla.
MATTHEW CENTROWITZ Event: 1,500m Height: 5-9 Weight: 133 PR: 1,500m - 3:34.46 (2011); Mile - 3:57.92i (2009) Born: October 18, 1989 Current Residence: Arnold, Md. High School: Broadneck High School (Annapolis, Md.) '07 College: Oregon '11 Coach: Via Lamanna (via www.usatf.org)
Championships in Daegu, South Korea, set for August 27 to September 4. But Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) executives said they are still seeking the financial assistance to cover the estimated cost of $91,000 for their travel. Yesterday, the first part of the team - led by team manager Ralf McKinney and including athletes Trevor Barry, Adrian Griffith, Ramon Miller and Anthonique Strachan - left town for Atlanta, Georgia and then Seoul. Michael Mathieu, Demetrius Pinder and Latoy Williams all left from Texas and will meet up with the team in Seoul. The other members of the team are scheduled to leave today from Atlanta and fly directly into Seoul. (via www.tribune242.com)
IU legend Danielle Carruthers ran a lifetime best 12.47 seconds for the silver medal in the 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships, becoming the first world championships medalist with IU ties since Rachelle Boone-Smith took second at the 2005 world meet. Carruthers outleaned fellow Team USA member Dawn Harper by less than .01 seconds.
The unthinkable happened! After coming into these 13th International Association of Athletic Federations’ (IAAF) World Outdoor Championships as one of the better teams in the world, The Bahamas’ Men’s 4x400-meter relay squad has failed to qualify for the final. (via www.thenassauguardian.com)
Just over one year after he completed a successful career on the Hilltop that featured seven All-America recognitions including one NCAA Runner Up finish, former Hoya Andrew Bumbalough will now represent the United States in the 5,000-meter run at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships held in Daegu, South Korea from August 27-September 4. (via www.guhoyas.com)
From the brink of elimination in the preliminaries to a leap of acceleration in the final of the men's high jump, Trevor Barry can now add the IAAF World Championships' bronze medal to his growing list of achievements. (via The Tribune)
Adrian Griffith false started in the first round of the Men’s 100 meters (m) and never got to show the world what he was capable of doing. He was so distraught that he opted not to speak to reporters afterwards. Now that he had some time to gather himself and his thoughts, Griffith said that it was a difficult pill to swallow but he’s prepared to move on. (via www.thenassauguardian.com)
The storied career of Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie has yet another chapter. Back for an eighth International Association of Athletic Federations’ (IAAF) World Outdoor Championships, one of the most accomplished women in Bahamian track and field history said that the passion and will to compete is as strong as it ever was. (via www.thenassauguardian.com)
Justin Gatlin talks about heading into IAAF Worlds next week after his long suspension from track
IAAF World Championships 2011
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