On the Run with Matt McGowan - from print mid September - mid November RUNOHIO
Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed in the Rio Olympics A number of athletes with Ohio connections excelled. Elyria High School graduate Tianna Madison Bartoletta won the long jump and was a member of the winning 4 x 100 meter relay. Tri-Village High School graduate and Akron University athlete Clayton Murphy captured the Bronze in the 800 meters. The USA middle and long distance runners had one of the best performances in recent memory.
Combined Enrollment Reversed
After three and half years of treating cross country different than all of the other Ohio High School Athletic Association sponsored sports and Championships the OHSAA Board eliminated the use of combined enrollment. Cross Country was the only sport where the OHSAA added both the boys and girls enrollment of the bottom three grades of a school and divided by 2 to determine a school divisional assignment.
September 2016 RUNOHIO E-Newsletter
Clayton Murphy - Bronze Medal!
Clayton Murphy became the third-fastest 800 meter runner in American history with a 1:42.93 performance for a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.
Coburn breaks American steeplechase record en route to historic Olympic bronze
(USATF) - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Emma Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado) ran the race of her life Monday morning, clinching the first Olympic women’s steeplechase medal in U.S. history and posting Team USA’s fourth women’s American record so far in Rio.
Molly Huddle sets AR of 30:13.17 in Olympic 10,000 meters!
What was so spectacular about Molly Huddle's race was her ability to pull herself back from the precipice. At 4000m, Molly Huddle was near AR pace for her own 5000 meter record! She slowed the pace down, hitting the 5000m in 14:55, nine seconds behind Alice Nawowuma and Almaz Ayana. When Ayana took off after 5,000 meters, Molly Huddle was twenty meters off the seventh placer, but moved past two in the final 4000 meters. Molly Huddle was rewarded with a 30:13.72 for the 10,000m, a new American record!
August 2016 RUNOHIO E-Newsletter
The Games of the XXXI Olympiad (2016 Summer Olympics) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 to 21. Athletics (Track & Field) will start August 12th. For a television schedule check out
2016 Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Track & Field competition starts August 12th - Schedule of events -
On the Run with Matt McGowan
I am writing this after the Friday US Track & Field Olympic Trials. There were a lot of outstanding performances. Emily Infeld after a bronze medal in the 2015 World Championships has been dealing with a few injuries and hadn’t race much this Spring took home runner up honors in the 10,000 to make the Olympic team. After winning the 2016 NCAA 1500 meter title and the NCAA Indoor 800 meter title as well as the 2015 Pan American Games 800 Gold, Clayton Murphy sprinted to the finish to win the 800 meters. Molly Ludlow finished .04 seconds out of third in the 800 meters. Her fourth place finish was her third fourth place finish at a National Championships (2012 Olympic Trials and 2015 National Championships), all combined by less than three tenth of a second.
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Five individual gold medalists, 84 first-time Olympians mark 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team
INDIANAPOLIS -- Five reigning Olympic gold medalists and five current world champions join 84 first-time Olympians on the Team USA roster nominated to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team. A roster of 126 men and women is slated to represent the United States in track & field competition August 12-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.