Archived Highlites

2/6/2011 Eaton sets new indoor Heptathlon World Record
Tallinn International Indoor, Estonia
6586 Points (old record 6479) 

11/4/2010 National Track & Field Hall of Fame Inductee Dyrol Burleson

INDIANAPOLIS - USA Track & Field announced on November 4 that  Dyrol Burleson has been elected to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame.

11/7/2010 New York - In her highly anticipated debut over 26.2 miles, Shalane Flanagan on Sunday turned in the highest place finish by an American woman at the ING New York City Marathon in 20 years, placing second in 2:28:40 and winning the 2010 USA Women's Marathon Championship. Shalane won 65,000 for runner up.

7/3/2010 Eugene, Ore. — Prefontaine Classic.

Kenyan Asbel Kiprop won the Pre's signature Bowerman Mile in 3 minutes, 49.75 seconds. The race is named after legendary Oregon coach Bill Bowerman.

But the highlight of the race was the surprising fifth-place finish byOregon's Andrew Wheatingrunning on his home track. 

Wheating, an Olympian in Beijing, leapt when his finish of 3:51.74 was announced to the cheering sellout crowd of 12,834.

The mark shattered the Ducks' all-time record in the mile, 3:53.00, set by Joaquim Cruz in 1984.

"I think I can run with the big dogs!" Wheating exclaimed.

Watch the race here.

Australian Ryan Gregson won the International Mile competition in 3:53.20 seconds. Oregon's A.J. Acosta ran a personal best 3:53.76 on his home track. 

NOTE: I'm unsure of the accuracy, but the announcer stated that  Acosta also broke Cruz's record in this earlier race. In an interview to the crowd he stated "... but it may be short lived, as Andrew runs the signature Mile later today."