Mile News Tagged Ustfccca


Truly “Unbroken,” Zamperini Shined at NCAAs

January 26, 2021

USC Trojan won consecutive outdoor Mile crowns from 1938-39, including meet record

From USTFCCCA

The final day’s track portion of the 1938 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships got started with one of the meet’s classic Mile races.

Returning was champion Charles Fenske of Wisconsin, but...

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Ryun raced to only one NCAA outdoor title

November 05, 2020

From USTFCCCA

Jim Ryun of Kansas was about as big a favorite as could be to win his first NCAA outdoor title at the 1967 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Provo, Utah. He had set world records in both the Mile and 880 yards in an undefeated 1966 outdoor season.

Ryun’s first...

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Steve Scott One-Upped Himself at 1978 NCAAs

October 13, 2020

UC Irvine Anteater secures NCAA DI title with strong frontrunning tactics at historic Hayward Field

From USTFCCCA

Steve Scott had no chance to win a fourth-straight NCAA Division II Mile / 1500 meter title in 1978.

That’s because his school, UC Irvine, had moved up to Division I.

However,...

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Don Gehrmann: Wisconsin Badger Mile star

September 19, 2020

London 1948 Olympian won 39 consecutive major Mile races from 1949-52 and also four consecutive Wanamaker Mile titles (1949-52)

From USTFCCCA

Don Gehrmann of Wisconsin – the first athlete to ever win three NCAA titles in the Mile / 1500 meters – rarely had a particularly fast time.

“I only...

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Marty Liquori: Mr. Sub-4 at NCAAs

August 02, 2020

Villanova star won three outdoor NCAA Mile crowns, all sub-4, setting two meet records

From USTFCCCA

Marty Liquori of Villanova beat a legend for his first victory at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

He was just a sophomore then and followed with two more NCAA Mile...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2015

December 30, 2015

Two HSers go sub-4, record annual first sub-4 for U.S. men, NCAA coaches vote YES to run the Mile again at outdoor Championships, $365,000-plus record prize money, BBTM Grand Prix Tour and more highlight year for storied distance

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

To say the least, it was...

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Americans getting more bang for their buck with the Mile

December 24, 2015

"The Mile joins the 100 meters and the marathon as the most approachable and exciting events to follow for those who aren’t fans of the sport."

By Tony Casey, Johnson City Press

What’s the difference between 1500 and 1609 meters on a track? A lot more than 109 meters.

Even though the Mile...

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The Mile: Do the Right Thing, More Opportunities for Women Needed, Good for the Sport

December 17, 2015

2016 Olympic Trials qualifying standards include Mile times for 1500: Thank you USATF! 3:54.00 or better for men and 4:28.43 for women to race at storied Hayward Field in Eugene, OR

By Bring Back the Mile

December 18 update: The USTFCCCA coaches voted in favor of the proposal to run the Mile...

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The Mile and the NCAA: A Major Opportunity

December 14, 2015

USTFCCCA Convention this week in San Antonio votes on the Mile being run again at the NCAA Outdoor Championships

By Bring Back the Mile

December 18 update: The USTFCCCA coaches voted in favor of the proposal to run the Mile at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships 221-169 with 17...

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Moving the Dial on the Mile: Exclusive Interview with USTFCCCA CEO Sam Seemes

April 23, 2015

But there was nothing more talked about in Fayetteville during those two days of the national championships than the fact that nine people ran under 4 minutes in the semifinal...

By Duncan Larkin, Mile wire

If there’s one person in the collegiate world who can most help in restoring the Mile...

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