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Weekend Roundup - Jan. 17, 2017

1/17/2017
 

Allyson Felix, Michelle Carter, Carl Lewis facilitate track & field group date on The Bachelor

LOS ANGELES -- Olympic champions Allyson Felix, Michelle Carter, Carl Lewis took part in Monday night’s episode of ABC’s popular dating show, The Bachelor, overseeing a track & field group date that involved contestants participating in multiple track & field events labeled as a “Nickathlon”.


To read more on Monday night’s episode, please visit For The Win.


Hasay registers impressive half marathon debut in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas -- Multi-time NCAA Champion Jordan Hasay (Arroyo Grande, California) turned in an impressive half marathon debut in Houston Sunday, finishing in 1:08:40 for the sixth-fastest performance in U.S. history and fastest American performance in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon by more than a minute.


In addition to Hasay’s fourth-place finish, Becky Wade (Dallas, Texas) crossed third in the full marathon in 2:35:57, finishing as the top American in only her fourth career marathon.


For a full Houston recap, please visit the Houston Chronicle.


Tennessee honors Crawford, Alford-Sullivan, Fitzgerald Mosley for historic firsts

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee -- USATF Director of Coaching Terry Crawford, current Tennessee head coach Beth Alford-Sullivan and Olympic gold medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley were among those honored for their historic firsts by the University of Tennessee Monday night at the Lady Vols basketball game vs. Notre Dame.


Crawford was the coach of the first women’s national championship team at UT in track and field, while Alford-Sullivan was the first female coach of a men’s team at UT and in the SEC. Fitzgerald Mosley was the first African-American female gold medalist in the 100-meter hurdles.


For more on the ceremony, please visit the Knoxville News Sentinel.


Kate Grace, Matthew Centrowitz with huge 2017 debuts at UW Indoor Preview

SEATTLE, Washington -- 2016 Rio Olympians Kate Grace (Sacramento, California) and Matthew Centrowitz (Beltsville, Maryland) kicked off the 2017 indoor season with dominating wins in their respective 3000m races at the UW Indoor Preview.


Grace overtook Sifan Hassan in the final lap to clock a new stadium record of 8:47.26. Centrowitz, coming off a historic Olympic gold medal in the 1500m, set a meet record by clocking a time of 7:49.89.


Additionally, the meet marked 12-year-old Grace Ping’s (Park City, Utah) first race against professional athletes. The reigning USATF Junior Cross Country Championships winner finished the women’s 3000m in 9:43.31.


Armory sees wall-to-wall action with PSAL MLK Relays & more

NEW YORK CITY -- The holiday weekend began with a record-breaking performance from Sydney McLaughlin (New Brunswick, New Jersey) in the 300m at the Molloy Stanner Games, racing in 37.11 to improve upon her own no. 2 all-time high school mark. In the men’s race, Kyree Johnson (Huntington, New York) clinched a new PR by crossing the finish in 33.85.


On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Michael Miller (New York City, New York) ran a 6.38 in the 55m at PSAL Martin Luther King Jr. Relays to break the state sophomore record and tie for No. 5 nationally.


To watch video highlights of PSAL Martin Luther King Jr. Relays, please visit USATF.TV +PLUS.

 


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