Mile News


Jenny Simpson and coach hope for London medal after trials

June 30, 2012

Monument resident in 1,500 finals Sunday

By David Ramsey, The Gazette

 

Juli Benson has spent dozens of hours working with Jenny Simpson. She’s not spent a single hour worrying about Simpson.

It’s easy to be confident about Simpson’s future. She competes Sunday in the 1,500 finals at the...

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Uceny set for finals showdown

June 30, 2012

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune

EUGENE, Ore. -- There's an epic battle shaping up for the championship of the women's 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

It will be defending world champion Jenny Simpson vs. defending national champion Morgan Uceny -- the No. 1-ranked 1,500-meter...

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Nike campers to run exhibition mile at Trials

June 29, 2012

By Doug Binder, ESPN / Dyestat

The third Nike Elite Camp will bring together 20 top high school cross country runners and the program includes an exhibition mile that will be held on June 29 at Hayward Field.

As a stipulation mandated by NCAA rules, the shoe-company sponsored event has to...

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Wheating has another chance for stardom ... and not just in videos

June 27, 2012

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

EUGENE, Ore. -- When the Olympic track and field trials returned four years ago to the home of Prefontaine, Bowerman, impossibly pointy evergreens and the ubiquitous swoosh after a 36-year absence, it was an 11-day celebration of a sport that is loved in many...

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