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It’s not too much to say that the Road to Berlin starts this week in Eugene, Oregon. Jay Hicks and John W. Davis discuss athletes to watch at the 2009 National Championships and much more.
PreRaceJitters Track & Field Radio Show…Where the Real Playas Come to Hangout!
This week, Marshevet Hooker joins Jay Hicks and John W. Davis on PreRaceJitters’ Track & Field Radio Show to discuss her athletic family, training under Jon Drummond and the upcoming 2009 adidas Track Classic in Carson, CA.
That and much, much more on PreRaceJitters’ Track & Field Radio Show.
Special thanks to Marshevet Hooker.
PreRaceJitters’ Track & Field Radio Show…where the real playas come to hang out!
The weather at the Qatar Super Grand Prix - IAAF World Athletics Tour - meeting in Doha on Friday was predictably good. Sunny and warm with a breeze. A track that is soft but yet firm.
A place to go fast.
David Oliver led the assault on the world leader board in a meet that saw over a dozen world leads and a meet record. Oliver flew over the hurdles in 13.19 over Antwon Hicks (13.24) and Andrew Turner (13.31).
How fast can Travis Padgett go this season? Today the former Clemson standout made his move early, getting out the blocks quickly as he ran 10.00 equaling the world fastest time. With Padgett coming out gunning at 10.00, it easily be said that his personal record of 9.89 is in jeopardy.
Is Allyson Felix signaling an unofficial career shift to the 400? Felix put down 50.75, with a field including Shericka Williams (51.08) and Natasha Hastings (52.39). Last year Felix won the meet in 10.93, a world leading time at the time. This year the Beijing silver medalist at 200 meters set the world leading time in the 400 meters. A monumental shift in the women’s 400 would occur if Felix competes at major championships in the one lap race.
It was the hottest race of the evening. Abubaker Kaki Khamis of Sudan ran a dizzying second lap on the way to running 1:43.09 in the 800 meters that saw three runners peel off sub 1:44 seconds. Abubaker fought off Asbel Kipruto Kiprop and Mohammed Al-Salhi to retain victory.
Jamaica’s Kerron Stewart is going to be a force to reckon with this season in the 100. She easily ran 10.93, against a field featuring Stephanie Durst (11.15) of the U.S. and Jamaica’s Sherri Ann-Brooke (11.20).
Getting back to business as usual, Croatia’s Blanka Vlasic cleared 2.05 meters, before making a ran at a World record 2.10 meter jump. Reese Hoffa got off early heaving 21.64 to win the shot put.
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Don’t worry it’s not more idle chatter about fixing all of track and field’s ills. This week, we caught up with David “The King” Oliver and he addressed the more pressing issue this week: Who will win the NCAA men’s basketball title?
The 2008 Beijing bronze medalist at 110 hurdles is a lover of all things that are sports. In a move of openness and transparency, Oliver filled out an NCAA bracket and revealed his picks with PreRaceJitters.com.
While Oliver’s picks are solid, they may surprise you. The aggressive hurdler, did not pick many upsets however he is picking Memphis and North Carolina for the championship game with Memphis emerging as the champion.
On Day 1, Oliver picked all but five of the winning selections but missed the upset of 10th-seeded Maryland beating Cal in the West bracket, however that was a tough call that many debate before the tournament.
On Day 2, he’s going with the high seeds. Oliver stays with the safer picks in the later rounds, with Memphis, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Louisville all-No. 1 seeds in the Final Four.
How does your bracket stack up against the Olympic bronze medalist?
This week Jay Hicks and John W. Davis recap the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships that took place on the College Station on the campus of Texas A&M University. Olympic bronze medalist David Oliver stops by the show from Florida to discuss his rise in the sport, insights on the 2009 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships and his favorite memories from Beijing.
That and much more on the latest episode of PreRaceJitters’ Track & Field Radio Show.
PreRaceJitters’ Track & Field Radio Show…where the real playas come to hang out!
Special thanks for David Oliver.
February 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
-USA Track & Field Press Release.
INDIANAPOLIS - Dexter Faulk has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the men’s 60m hurdles at two IAAF indoor permit meets in Europe last week.
Faulk was victorious in Karlsruhe on Sunday, February 15 in a personal best time of 7.50 seconds before winning again Saturday in Birmingham, England, in 7.54 seconds. In Birmingham, Faulk defeated 2008 Olympic Games silver medalist David Payne (2nd-7.55) and Beijing bronze medalist David Oliver (4th-7.57). Fellow American Joel Brown was third in 7.56.
Now in its eighth year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on the USATF website. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.
2009 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 6, Mason Finley; January 13, Amber Campbell; January 20, Josh Cox; January 27, German Fernandez; February 3, Ashton Eaton; February 10, Shalane Flanagan; February 17, Galen Rupp; February 25, Dexter Faulk.
Courtesy of USA Track & Field.
Three-way battle to victory.
David Oliver, David Payne and Joel Brown compete Saturday in the 60 meter hurdles at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham, which is traditionally one of the largest meets of the indoor season. David Oliver is coming into the race with a season’s best performance of 7.45 from Stuttgart from a week ago.
What happens when you try something new?
When you try something new is there excitement? Or is there nervousness? After all it could fail. Reigning champion Christine Ohuruogu is not accustomed to running indoors and adding to matters, she is running the shorter sprints. So far this indoor season, the first female British athlete to win 400 meter Olympic gold, is set to run the 60 and 200 meters and so far they have run 7.36 and 23.41 respectively.
A new world record?
Speaking of new things. Lolo Jones is entering the 60 meter and 60 meter hurdles. The 2008 Olympian placed first in the Aviva International Match last month, while racking up subsequent wins in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe and is the world’s number one ranked 60 meter hurdles.
In two attempts Yelena Isinbayeva vaulted 5 meters, breaking her own world indoor pole vault record in Stuggart, her first competition of the season last Sunday. The Russian superstar is the 2008 Beijing champion, current outdoor world record holder and number one ranked in the world.
Of course Isinbayeva is the women to beat this week – or any week. Her competitors won’t deny it. Will the Russian superstar break her own world record again this weekend?
Keep your eyes on these two
Bernard Lagat is undefeated in the 2009 season and is set to tow the 1,500 meter line against Kenya’s Augustine Choge and Portugal’s Rui Silva. Last month, Mo Farah set the 3,000 British national record last month at the Aviva International Match. This meet, the talented British runner is competing in the 3,000 meters, and might lower his national record.
400 meter showdown
Tyler Christopher of Canada, goes head-to-head against Xavier “X Man” Carter and Johan Wissman. The “X Man” is coming off of a 46.98 second victory at the Tyson Invitational, this race however will give a view into how race ready he is right now.
Drop alert: Pamela Jelimo committed to the meet prior to cancelling the rest of her indoor season. Kelly Sotherton pulled out the competition because of a heel injury and hopes to be ready for the next month’s European Indoor Championships in Turin.
The Sparkassen Cup meeting in Stuttgart is a fixture on the series of ten meets making up the IAAF Indoor Permit. Despite the fact that world records attempts did not materialize at the meet this year eight world leads were produced. A top shelf group of athletes were assembled at Stuttgart’s Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle stadium.
Another first occurrence in her career. In front of 7,500 spectators, Lolo Jones blazed 7.85 seconds, another season’s fastest time by .01 seconds in a dominating winning of the 60 meter final.
“I had never won in Stuttgart, despite running here three times, so I wanted to win pretty bad,” said Jones.
In a photo-finish, David Oliver won the 60-meter hurdles in 7.45 secconds, narrowly edging out Russian Evgeniy Borisov – who finished with the same time. Joel Brown of the U.S. placed third in 7.48. Olympic champion Dayron Robles withdrew from the meet on Thursday with an ankle injury.
She put the record out there. Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar ran a season’s best time of 8:26.99 over 3,000 meters. Which was still well off of her own indoor record of 8:23.72, which was set on the same track last year.
In a flat out bonkers performance, Bernard Lagat shattered the world’s top 3,000 meters mark in 7:35.41 to better Britain’s Mohammed Farah, who is coming off a 7:40.99 win in Glasgow.
And in the men’s 1500m, Ethiopia’s Deresse Mekkonen ran a new world leading time of 3:36.41.
Since missing gold in Beijing, the Vlasic Blanka has been brilliant, clearing a world-leading 2.04 in Stuttgart.
November 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
It is good to go back home.
Howard University, a historically black college, recently honored Olympian David Oliver, Class of 2004, for his bronze medal in Beijing.
The 110-meter hurdler joins the likes of Thurgood Marshall, Roberta Flack, and Debbie Allen as a distinguished alumni of the historically black university located in Washington, D.C.
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