By Larry Eder.  I love track and field. I have loved it since I was 14 and Father Ralph Passerelli, S.J. told me to go run six miles. I ran about two, walked a half mile, finished another mile an one half, and some how got the shower at De Smet Jesuit High. I noted that my white Kmart special sneakers were now pink from the blood oozing from my feet. I thought I had stigmata!

Jemma Reekie (coach: Jon Bigg; club: Kilbarchan) lit up the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships with a Championship record and the second best time in the world this year on the way to victory in the 800m as more places for next month’s global gathering in Glasgow were secured on a brilliant final day in Birmingham.

ALBUQUERQUE – The final race of the USATF Indoor Championships lived up to the hype Saturday at the Convention Center, featuring a head-to-head matchup of the world's top two men's sprinters. World 60 record holder Christian Coleman, the fastest starter in the business, was in lane four, and to his right was world 100 and 200 champion Noah Lyles, the world leader in 2024.

Molly Caudery (Scott Simpson; Thames Valley) produced one of the most impressive performances at a Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships in recent times as she retook the world lead in the women’s pole vault by soaring to a Championship record, personal best and national title in Birmingham.

ALBUQUERQUE – Since 1987 when the International Amateur Athletics Federation (now World Athletics) first started ratifying world indoor records, only two WR's have been set in Albuquerque.