This year more than any other year the talk about going to a football bowl games has been discussed in the news and in many bars and Holiday parties. While at the same time universities have been dropping Olympic sports. The reasons given for dropping men’s programs range from Title IX compliance to athletic department cost cutting measures.
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Bonus available for male and female marathoner winner at 2012 event - CLEVELAND - (Nov. 29, 2011) - With preparation well underway for the 35th running of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on Sunday, May 20, 2012, the race directors have announced an increased prize structure for winners of its marathon (26.2 mile) and 10K (6.2 mile) events.
The USATF National Club Cross Country Championships will feature the top clubs from across the United States as they vie for honors and bragging rights as the nation's top cross country team.
Kettering, OH, 11-19-11 - The Mid-East Cross Country Championships presents the best high school men & women senior runners from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and other area states. The event provides an excellent regional forum that supports the athlete and college coaches looking for new talent. It is sponsored by the members of the Greater Dayton Track and Cross Country Officials Association and the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches. The race has been held annually since 1987.
The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.
By Matt McGowan - Much of the talk leading up to this year’s Championships was how would the new course compare to the Scioto Downs course which was used for the past twenty six year. The following is my opinion combined with comments I received from runners, coaches and media at the meet.
In every corner of Ohio, the goal of the high-school runner was not to “make it to states,” rather, it was to “make it to Scioto Downs.” The place was the state cross country championships. Read the rest of the story -
Circleville October 16 - Athens’ Stephen Ragg (25:32) pulled away from Kettering’s Austin Fritzke (26:47) before the two mile mark to win the 24th annual Circleville Classic 5 Miler. Circleville’s Zach (28:56) finished third as the top three won pumpkin pies and coffee mugs.
Rod O’Donnell - If you are reading RUNOHIO, you are most likely someone who is interested in running, but you may not understand that cross-country is a great sport. It doesn’t always get the attention that it truly deserves, and, at times, those who are passionate about it don’t communicate how special this sport really is.
Dayton October 9 - A nice pack of six runners hit the first mile of the 35th annual Dayton River Corridor Half Marathon in just over five minutes. The runners would exit the road at the mile and half mile mark and enter the River Corridor Bike Trail along the Great Miami River. The runners would exit the bike trail with about a half mile to go before finishing in front of the University of Dayton Arena. 2009 winner Julius Kiptoo from Kenya living in Toledo took home the top prize money award as he hit the finish line in 1:08:55. Former University of Dayton cross country standout Matt Lemon finished a close second in 1:08:59. Kettering’s Joshua Laughlin (1:10:50) drafted off of 2008 winner Josh Ordway (1:10:52) until fifty meters to go before outsprinting Ordway of Bellbrook to take home the bronze.
The 57th Annual Men's and the 31st Annual Women's All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championships will be held Friday, September 30th at Cedarville University.
Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD - Protein is a hot topic among athletes of all sports. They want to know how much protein they need, when they should eat it, what's the best kind of protein, and if they should buy sports drinks with protein. The purpose of this article to answer some of these questions and leave you with this message: While adequate protein is important in your sports diet, protein should take it’s place as the accompaniment to carbs (grains, fruits, vegetables) in each meal and snack.
Runner return to running after fracturing the top of the tibia in his left shin… Jordan Lucki proved to be a promising competitor for the Watterson High School boys cross country team the previous two seasons.
By Rod O’Donnell
1. I will run at least one home meet each fall.
2. I will run a full schedule and not abbreviate meets to save days to train and will score