News & Notes
Volume 3, Number 55
USA Track & Field
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Track & field athletes head ESPY nominations
Olympic medalists Marion Jones, Stacy Dragila, Maurice Greene, Allen Johnson and John Godina as well as American record holder Suzy Powell lead their respective categories as best female and male track & field athletes for ESPN’s 2002 ESPY Awards. The 10th Annual ESPY Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles, on ESPN at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 10.
Outdoor entries on www.usatf.org
Want to see how the field for the USA Outdoor Championships is shaping up? Many athletes have already entered. To take a preliminary look at the fields, visit the “status of entries” section of the Outdoor Championships page at www.usatf.org. The deadline for entries is June 11. Declarations will be Monday and Tuesday, June 17-18, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Only after declarations have been made will the fields be final.
NCAA Indoors will stay in Arkansas
The University of Arkansas will continue to host the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships through 2005 at the Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, the NCAA has announced. The Razorbacks have hosted the meet the last three years.
New York State Championships live on webcast
The New York State High School Championships will be webcast live at TrackMeets.com. The entire meet will be broadcast from Rochester, beginning Friday at noon and ending Saturday at 4 p.m.
Holloway takes over Florida program
The University of Florida recently named Mike Holloway as the Gators’ new track & field head coach. Holloway was an assistant coach at Florida for four years and an associate head coach for the past three years. Holloway replaces former head coach Doug Brown.
USATF’s Martin inducted into North Hunterdon HS Hall of Fame
USA Track & Field Manager of Associations/Member Services Andy Martin will be inducted into the North Hunterdon High School Hall of Fame on September 28. As a cross country prep, Martin was the 1984 New Jersey State Champion, All-State for three years, and a 1984 Kinney National Championships qualifier. Martin was a 1984 Track & Field News First Team All-American in the 5,000m and steeplechase, and he won the 3,200m at the New Jersey State Championships in 1985.
North Hunterdon has produced a wealth of running talent throughout the years, including Anne Marie Lauck (1996 & 2000 Olympian), Brendan Heffernan (1992 Kinney Cross Country Champion), Jodie (Bilotta) D’Ariano (10-time New Jersey state champion) and Brad Hudson (2:13 Marathon PR and All-American at Oregon).
Tuesday’s Athlete of the Week release should have said that Sam Burley ran a U.S.-leading 800m time of 1:45.39 while placing second at the NCAA Championships.