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track and field

mask
May 13, 2021

Mask Mandates Updated in Oregon After Runner Collapses

The Oregon Health Authority updated its mask guidance recently for non-contact sports following a high school runner collapsing during the home stretch of a race in Bend, OR. As part of the updated guidelines, those participating in non-contact sp...


April 23, 2021

Clemson to Reinstate, Add Teams Post-COVID

Following months of discussion with student-athletes, their representatives, families, supporters, and others, Clemson University and the Department of Athletics announced earlier this week it will continue men’s outdoor and indoor track & fiel...


ivy league
November 13, 2020

Ivy League Cancels Winter Sports, Delays Spring

The Ivy League became the first NCAA Division I conference to officially cancel its winter sports season, according to an ESPN report. In addition to canceling the winter sports season, the Ivy League also announced the postponement of spring spor...


May 4, 2017

Relieving shin splints in athletes

If you spend enough time around athletes, you'll most likely observe at least one of them putting ice on their shins after practice. Ask “why,” and the most common answer is, "I have shin splints."” Although it may be a common problem, shin spl...


February 3, 2017

Track & Field: Getting more from your warmups

The days of taking a lap and static stretching as a warm-up are over. Chuck Woolridge, the successful cross country and track coach at Campolindo High School in Moraga, California, has learned quite a bit about the ancillary aspects of running in ...


July 13, 2016

NFHS modifies rule against helping injured competitors

Cross country and track athletes will now be given more latitude when they lend a helping hand to an injured competitor. Previously, assisting a fellow athlete led to a disqualification, but beginning with the 2017 season, that will be changed. Th...


transgender athletes
July 20, 2015

NFHS approves rule changes for track and field

The National Federation of State High School Associations approved rule changes for track and field and cross country beginning with the upcoming season. Here is the official news release from the NFHS: [caption id="attachment_11978" align="alignr...


track and field jumper
January 20, 2015

Track & Field: Coaching your jumpers

9 competitive tips to keep your athletes fully prepared The long and triple jumps can be incredibly difficult to prepare for, especially for athletes who may not be accustomed to the event. Because it’s so different from other track and field comp...