USA Track & Field National News

Last Saturday, University of Missouri junior Karissa Schweizer (Urbandale, Iowa) stunned the crowd with a burst of speed in the final straightaway to take the women’s 6K individual title at NCAA DI Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Migliozzi (North Canton, Ohio) won his second International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50 km world title Saturday, earning him USATF Athlete of the Week honors.
INDIANAPOLIS -- University of Texas co-interim head coach and three-time Olympian Tonja Buford-Bailey has been named Nike Coach of the Year, USATF announced Thursday. Buford-Bailey’s pupils won three Olympic medals for Team USA in Rio and her Texas athletes captured six NCAA titles in addition.
In a sea of over 51,000 runners at last Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon, 2016 Olympian Molly Huddle (Providence, Rhode Island) pushed through to finish her debut marathon in third-place, running the sixth-fastest American woman’s NYC Marathon debut in history.
Team USA won 74 gold and 181 medals overall at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Perth, Australia over two weeks, which concluded Sunday.
Richards-Ross, Hoffa officially retire from competitive track & field, Masters XC champions crowned in Tallahassee, Michta-Coffey, Podlaski break American records at USATF Race Walk Championships, Canaday, Bracy capture USATF Trail Marathon Championships
Modern Athlete Inductee Connie Price-Smith (Saint Charles, Missouri) owns the distinction of being the winningest USATF female combo athlete in the shot put and discus.
Contributor Inductee Dr. Frank Zarnowski (York, Pennsylvania) has maintained a dual identity of college professor and decathlon connoisseur for fifty years.
INDIANAPOLIS -- For the second time in four weeks, USATF masters athlete Libby James (Fort Collins, Colorado) has been named USATF Athlete of the Week after shattering another U.S. masters record.
In recognition of over a decade of service resulting in millions of dollars raised for athletes, USA Track & Field announced Chairman Bob Greifeld will accept USATF’s Groundbreaker Award on behalf of the USATF Foundation.
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