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December 01, 2022

USATF ANNOUNCES 2023 COMPETITION SCHEDULE - ALBUQUERQUE AND EUGENE SET TO HOST CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

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INDIANAPOLIS — A robust indoor and outdoor track and field schedule has been set for the 2023 season, USATF announced today, December 1, 2022.

November 30, 2022

Tatum David and Hunter Jones Capture First Place Titles in the 43rd Annual Champs Sports…

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RACE HIGHLIGHTS: Tatum David of Olney, Ill. and Hunter Jones of Thompsonville, Mich. won the Champs Sports Cross Country (formerly Foot Locker CC) Championships Midwest Regional today.

November 30, 2022

HASPA MARATHON HAMBURG ON 23rd APRIL 2023: European Champion Richard Ringer runs next marathon in…

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European Champion Richard Ringer will run his next marathon in Hamburg on 23rd April. Organisers announced this today during a press conference with the runner, who became Germany’s first male marathon gold medal winner in the long history of the continental championships.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 33rd Annual Circleville Classic will be a virtual run/walk. You can pick your own 5-mile, 5K, or 1-mile route and join in the fun. During registration, you will have your choice of a short or long-sleeved shirt that will be mailed directly to you.

You have accumulated donations with a value of $7 million in order for the track team to continue the excellence that it has attained for your university for decades. Suddenly, three administrators, the president, provost, and athletic director, decide to discontinue the program and use the money to support other sports. This is what has happened to one of the most iconic programs in the country: The College of William & Mary. This storied program has been led by coaching legends Harry Groves, John Randolph, Roy Chernock, Walt Drenth, and Dan Stimson; it has produced NCAA champions, Olympians, world record holders, Rhodes Scholars, Academic All-Americans, and many other true student-athletes.

We understand that COVID-19 has turned your world upside down as it has ours. Normally we would be seeing you at various Fall Marathon race expos but clearly that is not happening. We also know that most of you would be purchasing your Spring Marathon / Half Marathon before the end of the year.

When considering the current state of athletics on all levels that Covid 19 has caused, it is important that a great deal of imagination and innovation be used in order to ensure that sports continue; therefore, we must learn, unite, and work very hard to find effective ways to make cross-country appealing and viable, yet make certain that the rules set forth are followed in order to assure that our season continues. The same is true for track and field should the pandemic continue into spring.

Cross Country - Even with a number of invitationals being cancelled, Cross Country is in full swing. Good luck to all of the runners this season and always. Hopefully, we can social distance and wear masks and have a complete season. If you are not running, I hope you can watch a meet or two of your favorite school and support these great athletes. Rod O’Donnell updated article on - Life Lessons from Cross Country. 

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