Coaching Athletics Quarterly

Track & Field

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It must have been the longest two minutes of her life. Midway through the women’s long jump final on the final day of the European Championships in Belgrade on Sunday (5), the heroine of the home nation, Ivana Spanovic, charged down the runway, soared into the air and splashed into the sand with what looked a leap well in excess of seven metres.

In athletics, there are certain athletes whose physical make-up seems almost crafted for their specific event. Take the tall, slender figure of Airine Palsyte in the high jump, the broad, hulking power of Konrad Bukowiecki in the shot put or the aggressive, ruthless running of Laura Muir over 1500m.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Just over a year and a half after a kidney transplant, Aries Merritt (Atlanta, Georgia) completed a storybook comeback, winning the 60-meter hurdles title to highlight the final day of the USATF Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Over the three-day Championships, two world bests were set and eight meet records were broken or tied.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- World bests in the men’s 300 meters and women’s 20-pound weight throw highlighted an action-packed Saturday at the USATF Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Two personal bests in the high jump lifted Erica Bougardto her first USATF pentathlon gold on day one of the USATF Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

NBCSN Coverage Begins this Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET & Continues this Sunday LIVE at 5:30 p.m. ET, Coverage Streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app - STAMFORD, Conn. - March 1, 2017 -NBCSN presents coverage of the 2017 USA Indoor Championships from the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., this Saturday, Mar. 4, at 10:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, Mar. 5, LIVE at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The field for the USA Indoor Championships features 39 Olympians, who have won a total of 15 Olympic medals, including 6 gold medals.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- The 2017 USATF Indoor Championships are fast approaching and whether you’re in the Land of Enchantment or at home on your couch, there are a myriad of ways to follow along with the best track & field athletes in the country.

The European Indoor Athletics championships features 564 athletes from 49 countries. Hosted in Belgrade, Serbia, the meet is the largest athletic gathering in Serbia, and they are quite proud of it.

The 2017 European Indoor Athletics are the the largest indoor athletics championships in the world in 2017. Serbia is providing a fine facility and lots of enthusiasm from its volunteers for the largest sporting event in Serbia in 2017.

WHO: HOKA NJ*NY TC 4 x 1-mile team

WHAT: This evening, a team sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: Deck), claimed a new indoor world record on the track. The HOKA New Jersey*New York  (NJ*NY) Track Club broke the indoor 4 x 1-mile world record by 3.86 seconds at the Artie O’Connor College Invitational with a time of 16 minutes, 12.81 seconds. The winning team consisted of Donn Cabral (4:05 split), followed by Ford Palmer (3:59 split), Graham Crawford (4:07 split), and anchored by Kyle Merber (3:59 split).

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