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(Posted May 19, 2019)
Article on former Greensboro Page HS runner Caroline Yarbrough:

Runners: Caroline Yarbrough -

(Posted May 12, 2019)
Best baton juggling I've seen in a long time:

IAAF World Relays - Day One -

(scroll down to bottom of page for video)

Also: NBC Sports footage - YouTube

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Best finish line dive I've seen in a while:

SEC Championships Report -

(scroll down to bottom of page for video)

Also: Tucker's Dive At SEC Championships Dedicated To Mom - DyeStat

(Posted May 10, 2019)
Long-time fans of track & field like myself may recall reading in old printed issues of Track & Field News about very competitive and classic annual dual meets between UCLA and USC (The University of Southern California) going back to the 60's and beyond.

In the 2019 meet former Charlotte Providence Day star Anna Cockrell won the 400H in 56.44, and placed 2nd in the 100H, 13.04 (+0.2). Cockrell also ran the 2nd leg on USC's winning 4x400.

USC's Women won over UCLA 90-69. The USC men lost to UCLA 102-60.

(Posted Apr. 23, 2019)
Two former NC high school star sprinters are among the relay pool on Team USA for the USA vs The World events at the 125th Penn Relays Saturday. These events are the 4x100, 4x400, and Sprint Medley (200/200/400/800).

Sean McLean (SE Raleigh HS/Word of God Academy) and Manteo Mitchell (Crest HS)

Team USATF Roster for Xfinity presents USA vs. The World at Penn Relays -

The USA men will have blue and red teams in the 4x100, 4x400, and SMR. Jamaica will have yellow and green teams in the 4x100, and one team in the 4x400 and SMR. Other countries include Canada, Kenya, Barbados, Haiti and Guyana.

(Posted Apr. 21, 2019)
Here's the latest on former Clayton HS and University of Kentucky star Keni Harrison:

World Record Holder Returns to Drake Stadium in 100m Hurdles -

(Posted Apr. 16, 2019)
This looks like it might be a good movie:

Review: 'Sprinter' Offers Window Into Jamaica, Cameo By Usain Bolt - DyeStat

More Info -

(Posted Apr. 7, 2019)
Former Asheville T.C. Roberson/Appalachian State runner Jennifer Kelley is one of five new 2019 inductees to T.C. Roberson's "Ring of Gold":

(Scroll down to find the section about her)

Roberson announces 2019 'Ring of Gold' inductees -

(Posted Mar. 25, 2019)
Former High Point Central HS star Tamara Clark, currently a sophomore at Alabama, recently placed 2nd in the 200 at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships (22.99).

SEC Champ Tamara Clark Has Growing Confidence - The Crimson White

(Posted Mar. 7, 2019)
A good story on former Charlotte Providence Day star Anna Cockrell, now a junior at the University of Southern California:

Anna Cockrell runs the world -

Cockrell is entered in the 60m Hurdles and 4x400 for this weekend's (March 8-9) NCAA Division I Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.

Preview: 10 Women's Storylines to Follow - DyeStat

Women's Heat Sheets - 2019 NCAA Indoor - DyeStat

NCAA Div. I Indoor Championship Central

(Posted Mar. 6, 2019)
Fans of Jack Shepard's annual High School Track & Field booklets will enjoy this excellent article on his precise maintenance of national high school records and statistics ... LONG before the inventions of the Internet, and the personal computer. Shepard, 84, has compiled lists for Track & Field News for over half-a-century.(!)

His earliest "databases" consisted of shoeboxes full of 3x5 cards.

Article/Photos: NSAF HS Track & Field HOF Inductee Jack Shepard Has Chronicled The Sport In Numbers For More Than 50 Years -

The 2019 High School Track & Field is 68 pages and costs $12.
(Includes All-Time Lists as well as Top-50 2018 performances in ALL events, including seldom-run relays)
To obtain a copy:
Make checks payable to and order from:
Jack Shepard
14551 Southfield Drive
Westminster, CA 92683
-- Contact Jack Shepard at

(Posted Mar. 5, 2019)
Coach Jim Brett, who led Tarboro's boys to NCHSAA State Track & Field titles in 1973, 1974, 1978, and 1979 is one of eight to be inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame class of 2018. His Tarboro track teams won 12 conference championships and 4 East Regional titles.

Later in his career, Brett was an assistant on the Northern Nash track team that earned the 3A State Championship in 2006.

The banquet will be April 13th, at the Embassy Suites in Cary.

NCHSAA announces 8 to join the Hall of Fame - (scroll down)

(Posted Feb. 24, 2019)
Interview with Craig Engles Pfafftown Reagan HS/Mississippi.

(Posted Feb. 23, 2019)
Grant Rivers (Hendersonville HS/NC State) won the Heptathlon title Friday at the ACC Indoor Championships at Virginia Tech.

His performances were: 7.44 (60m), 21-9.5 (LJ), 40-10.25 (SP), 6-6.25 (HJ), 8.53 (60H), 14-5.25 (PV), 2:56.01 (1000m). Rivers' 5,177 points is a new school record.

Former Bearcat Rivers earns ACC heptathlon title -

Rivers, Shanklin Capture ACC Titles -

Ian Shanklin (Greensboro Page HS/NC State) won the 5000m in 14:03.53.

Philip Hall (South View HS/NC State advanced to the final in the Mile with a PR 4:06.70.

(Posted Feb. 22, 2019) today has an interview with Scott Houston (Northwest Guilford HS/UNC):

Scott Houston on Being Defending Men's Pole Vault Champion - Toyota USATF Indoor Championships

(Posted Feb. 19, 2019)
Former Hendersonville HS star Grant Rivers recently set a National Record in the pole vault for Bermuda. Rivers, currently a senior at NC State University is officially a citizen of Bermuda. He cleared 4.26 meters (13-11.75) at the Clemson Tiger Paw indoor meet on Feb. 9 in Clemson, S.C. That shattered the old Bermuda record of 3.86 meters (12-8), which was set by Brooke Onley in 1987.

Rivers' mother is Bermudian and he lived in Bermuda when he was very little. He will compete in the Heptathlon Thursday and Friday at the ACC Indoor Championships at Virginia Tech.

Source: Rivers sets Bermuda pole vault record -

(Posted Feb. 18, 2019)
Nine Questions from RunBlogRun...for Ryan Hill -

Ryan Hill is a graduate of Hickory HS (2008) and NC State University (2013). Hill was a Foot Locker National Finalist as a junior. He was 11th in the Foot Locker Nationals as a senior.

(Posted Jan. 21, 2019)
Former Kannapolis A.L. Brown HS sprinter Cambrea Sturgis, currently a freshman at NC A&T broke the school record this past weekend in the 200. She posted the 9th-fastest time (23.43) among all college women. The performance came at the Hokie Invitational at Virginia Tech and was Sturgis' first collegiate 200-meter race.

Story -   Hoke Invitational Results

(Posted Jan. 7, 2019)
For coaches and throwers (shot put or discus), Olympic bronze medalist and World Champion shot putter Reese Hoffa is giving instruction at Metrolina Christian Academy (Indian Trail) on Saturday, January 19 and at Cannon School (Concord) on Sunday, January 20.

-- Reese is currently the throws coach at the University of Georgia.
-- Instruction will be in 2-hour segments and is only $50.
-- Only 20 spots are available each day (he will work with only 5 kids at a time to maximize the one-on-one time).
** Because of the limited number of spots, this is a first-come, first-serve basis (whoever emails and confirms with Ann Buttion or Susan Vandergrift will be given first priority, and others will be put on a waiting list in case someone cancels).
** Emails to contact: and

(Posted Jan. 6, 2019)
A learn-by-doing clinic for athletes and coaches will be held Saturday, February 23rd, 12:00 to 5:00 PM. at the American Hebrew Academy, 4334 Hobbs Rd, in Greensboro.

This clinic was created four years ago to help local athletes and coaches learn more about the horizontal and high jumps, shot, discus, and hurdles.

The cost to participants is modest, and all proceeds go directly to support youth track programs.

More details and registration info at:


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