Multiple-time state champion, Alex Kenish is looking to prove himself at the college level as a member of the Akron Zips.
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Olympic medalist, and former Zips cross country runner, Clayton Murphy joined the MileSplit Ohio podcast to discuss the elimination of Akron's men's program.
Andre Bollam-Godbott joined the Ohio MileSplit podcast to discuss the loss of his school's cross country program and how he intends to overcome this obstacle.
The former North Allegheny and Zips standout shared his thoughts on the cutting of Akron's men's XC team.
University of Akron officials announced on Thursday that the men's cross country program will be eliminated.
Wayne and Centerville get together on an annual basis for great competition and a charitable cause during one of the state's best dual meets.
Current Akron Zip, Zarik Brown left no doubt who the top sprinter was at last year's Wayne Invitational.
Ohio's track and field and cross country athletes will no longer be required to wear numbers on the backs of their uniforms.
Watch Aidan Harr, Michael Kelly, Clare Nicholas and Kristan Ross collect race wins at the 2019 GlenOak Eagle Elite Meet.
Ponitz's Erin Starks produced a season's best mark of 9.34 in 60m hurdles competition.
Newcomerstown senior, Hunter Garretson wrapped up his indoor season as Ohio's D2/3 state champion and the No. 4 ranked pole vaulter nation-wide.
Watch the 2020 OATCCC Division 1 and Division 2/3 State Championship meets LIVE on MileSplit beginning Saturday at 9:30 am ET.
We're just one day away from the end-of-season showcase, the OATCCC State Championships!
Review the schedule of events and the meet program in advance of Saturday's OATCCC Division 1 State Championship meet.
The stakes were high last weekend, as athletes from throughout Ohio were in search of state meet qualifying marks during the closure of the regular season.
Watch race videos from the University of Akron Zips High School Last Chance State Qualifier courtesy of MileSplit Ohio contributor, Christian Lisle.
Watch Ann Arbor Pioneer senior, and Stanford University commit, Zofia Dudek break 2:10 en route to claiming the 800 win at Akron.
View photos from the University of Akron Zips High School Last Chance State Qualifier courtesy of MileSplit Ohio contributor, Christian Lisle.
In advance of Sunday's final meet in the 2020 Akron Series, review the top girls marks from Jerome Fields and Rubber City.
In advance of Sunday's final meet in the 2020 Akron Series, review the top boys marks from Jerome Fields and Rubber City.
Review the schedule of events and other important notices in advance of Sunday's Akron Zips Last Chance State Meet Qualifier.
Athletes from throughout the state will be in search of qualifying marks for the OATCCC Championship during the final weekend of regular season meets.
The 4x800 team from Indian Hill went 9:54.79 en route to the relay victory at the Rubber City Open.
Syracuse University commit, Juliette Keller took a tightly contested win in the 800 contest at Akron's Rubber City Open.
Galion senior, Kerrigan Myers leaped 5-6 to earn the high jump victory at Akron's Rubber City Open.
Review the results, as well as the content links from meets that took place in and around Ohio over the past week.
Review the formatted results from all the meets that took place in and around Ohio over the past week.
The quartet of Donovan Hight, Riley Jackson, Caleb Shovlin and Ben Towler dropped a state leading 7:59.87 at Akron.
Justin Braun did what Justin Braun does on Saturday at the Rubber City Open ~ win!
Hilliard Davidson junior, Lindsay Stull outlasted a deep 1600 field at Akron's Rubber City Open.
Watch race videos courtesy of Christian Lisle from Saturday's Rubber City Open, hosted at the University of Akron.
Yale University bound, Eileen Yang cleared 12-1 on her way to a runner-up finish in pole vault competition.
Review the schedule of events and other important notices in advance of the Rubber City Open.
Another busy weekend of indoor track and field action looms, as we near the OATCCC State Championship meet.
Review the top marks from Ohio's returners during this time last year in comparison to this year's best overall performances.
Del'Mario Hairston impressed during his college debut for Kent State with triple jump and long jump efforts of 47-9.75 and 24-4.5, respectively.
Review the top 40 lists of all events for the 2020 indoor track and field season.
Dalton Shepler produced a state leading vault of 16-0 at Open Meet #1, hosted by Tiffin University.
Cori Crump, shown during 60m competition, captured the 60m hurdles victory at the University of Akron.
Super sophomore, Justin Braun overtook the state lead in the 400 with a 49.31 showing at the Akron Jerome Fields Open.
2018 Brush grad, Jasmyn Allen went 8.69 in the 60m hurdles contest at the Akron vs. Central Michigan Dual.
Youngstown-East senior, Tobias Hayes went 8.33 for a 1st place finish in the 60m hurdles contest at the Jerome Fields Open.
Gilmour Academy sophomore, Karah Henderson produced the 5th fastest 60m hurdles mark (9.22) among Ohioans over the past week.
View photos from the Jerome Fields Open, courtesy of MileSplit contributor Christian Lisle.
Watch race videos from the Jerome Fields Open, hosted by the University of Akron.
The MileSplit Ohio team have a loaded schedule ahead with coverage stops at many locations throughout the state.
Walsh University commit, Xavier Foehl produced a junior season's best time of 4:41.21 at the 2019 University of Akron Rubber City Open.
Canton Central Catholic senior, Brock Janowicz checks-in at No. 5 in the state's weight throw returner rankings with a mark of 52-9 from the 2019 season.
University of Akron commit, Alex Kenish demonstrated a 14.6 second improvement during his latest journey on the Lavern Gibson XC Course.
View interviews with the top finishers at NXRMW.
Lakewood's Cormac Peppard-Kramer will be off to Toledo next year to represent the Rockets in cross country and distance track.
2017 Brunswick grad, Andre Bollam-Godbott, who now represents the University of Akron, took the 8k race win at the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championship.
2013 Tri-Village grad, Clayton Murphy took a second place finish in the 800 at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 1:46.01.
MileSplit Ohio is seeking article contributions from former high school athletes who are now competing at the college level.
AAU Junior Olympic Games qualifying berths will be on the line this weekend at the Region 4 Qualifier, hosted at Franklin Heights High School.
Several of the state's top U20 athletes are headed to Miramar, Florida for this weekend's meet and will be seeking qualifying berths to the NACAC Pan-Am Championships.
A collection of senior class all-stars from Ohio will travel to the Wolverine State this weekend to test themselves at the Midwest Meet of Champions.
See a breakdown of the top 25 returning Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 athletes combined from all events at the 2018 Region meets.
Thomas Worthington's Justin Braun leads the 2019 400m rankings and resides at No. 17 when reviewing performances over the past 10 years.
Springboro junior, Jenna Schwinghamer earned the 400 and 800 race wins at the Greater Western Ohio Conference Championships.
Wayne senior, Zarik Brown collected individual three race wins at the Greater Western Ohio Conference Championships.
Review Ohio's top 25 pole vault rankings year over year going back to 2015.
University of Pittsburgh freshman, Crockett Schooler lined up in the 110 hurdles and 400 hurdles contests at the Campbell / Wright Invitational.
Middletown senior, Shandon Morris is one of ten candidates in the running for the MileSplit 'Performer of the Rod Russell Invite' distinction.
Zarik Brown (right) and Akari Porter went 1-2 in the 400 contest at the Rod Russell Invite.
Pickerington Central senior, Jaydan Wood leads Ohio's 100-200 rankings this season with a combined clocking of 36.59.
Lakota East junior, Serena Clark is one of ten candidates in the running for the MileSplit 'Performer of the Wayne Invite' distinction.
University of Akron commit, Zarik Brown claimed the 100m victory at the Wayne Invitational.
University of Akron commit, Zarik Brown advanced through 100 and 200 preliminary round competition at the Wayne Invite.
Top ranked sprinters, Zarik Brown and LaCarr Trent will renew their rivalry at the Wayne Invite.
2018 Mayfield grad, Bobby Casey jumped 22-9.25 at the Akron Quad Meet.
As was anticipated, a number of meet records were broken at the 2019 Warrior Relays.
The versatile thrower Dylan Beaird, shown here during indoor weight competition, is chasing the hammer event meet record at the Warrior Relays.
Vote for Ohio's top performer during the opening month of the 2019 outdoor track and field season.
View the top 100 men's and women's performances in the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 over the last ten years.
University of Akron commit, Morgan Jankowski took the 3200m victory at the Strongsville Elite Meet with her 11:30.13 clocking.
Wayne senior Zarik Brown, shown competing at SPIRE, got his 2019 outdoor campaign off to an outstanding start in Charlotte.
The squad from Wayne made their way to Charlotte, North Carolina to test themselves at the Olympic Trojan Invitational.
Vote for MileSplit Ohio's 2019 Male Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Year!
View a collection of photos from the Division 1 & Division 2/3 Indoor State Championship meets.
Wayne senior, Zarik Brown is one of eight candidates in the running for the National Performer of the Week honor.
Seven athletes went sub 50 seconds in the 400m event at the D1 State Championship meet.
Saturday proved one thing in Ohio: Zarik Brown is coming on fast.
Wayne's Zarik Brown will compete in the 60m, 200m and 400m events.
Lorenzo Styles Jr. headlines Ohio's stellar sophomore class athletes in the sprint events.
Wayne's Zarik Brown took wins in the 200m and 400m races at the Akron Rubber City Open.
Twinsburg's Nia Robinson is ranked fifth in the 400 from her 57.65 result at the Akron Rubber City Open.
Mariah Myles and Ke'Aijhan Strong went 1-2 in the 400m contest at the Kent State University High School Meet #4.
Hilliard Darby senior, Chris Burkhart won the weight throw competition at the Akron Rubber City Open with his mark of 69-0.
Thomas Worthington freshman, Justin Braun took a third place finish in the 200m contest at the Akron Rubber City Open.
University of Cincinnati commit, LaCarr Trent earned a runner-up finish in the 200m contest at the Akron Rubber City Open.
University School's Justin Iler recorded an Ohio #11 time of 9:35.99 to secure the 3200m victory.
Twinsburg senior, Nia Robinson took the 400m win with her Ohio tie for #6 time of 57.65.
Maria Welch and Kerrigan Myers went 1-2 in the 60m hurdles contest at the Rubber City Open.
Fairfield-Leesburg's Brandtson Duffie took fourth in the 400m event with his time of 50.63. A full album will be posted on Sunday courtesy of Shawn Conlon.
MileSplit Ohio will be on-site for track and field coverage at four locations this weekend.
Dayton Wolverines representative, Javan Poole will make his way to SPIRE to test himself at the AAU Midwest Invitational.
Findlay's Xavier Marable clocked 48.71 on route to his first place finish in the Gold Division's 400m contest at last week's Akron Invitational.
Big performances were put up last weekend at Capital, Findlay, Akron and Oberlin.
View the girls and boys state rankings for freshman and sophomore athletes combined.
St. Vincent-St. Mary's grad, and current Akron Zips representative, Sara Foster clocked a 400m time of 57.58 to take third place at the Kent State vs. Akron Dual meet.
University of Akron teammates, Amir Willis and Zac Robinson took the first two spots in the 400m contest at the Akron vs. Kent State Dual meet.
Lakota East's Danni Stoughton claimed the 400m win at the Jerome Fields Open with her Ohio No. 3 time of 57.32.
University of Cincinnati commit, LaCarr Trent went 6.86 and 21.96 to earn the 60m and 200m victories at the Jerome Fields Open.
A deep field of sprinters has been assembled for the MileSplit / SPIRE Scholastic Showcase.
The state's second ranked weight throw athlete, Chris Burkhart of Hilliard Darby will throw the weight and shot put at the Jerome Fields Open.
Otterbein's Nathan Forney captured the 500m win at the Dave Lehman Invitational with his time of 1:06.88.
2018 St. Vincent-St. Mary graduate and current Kent State University athlete, Leah Lisle set her 5K pr of 18:47.30 at the recent Tommy Evans Invitational.
Norwayne's Garrison Murray placed second in the individual race standings due to his 17:21.30 effort.
Morgan Jankowski led the Berea-Midpark Titans to the team win at the inaugural Tommy Evans High School Invitational, which was hosted by the University of Akron.
Garfield's Tyler Klouda has been putting in the work this summer to prepare for a big senior cross country season.
The Ohio Heat's Zac Robinson is in search of fast 200m and 400m times at the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa.
Division I 400m state champion, Sam Janson will compete at the Midwest Meet of Champions.
Carroll's Sam Janson won the DI 400m race with this time of 47.32.
Jenna Frantz, formerly of Versailles, is ranked No. 3 in the pole vault event due to her vault of 4.25m.
Matt Ludwig, formerly of Lake Catholic, leads the pole vault rankings due to his vault of 5.71m.
St. Vincent-St. Mary's Sara Foster is ranked third in the 300m hurdles event due to her time of 44.51.
Check out the top 100 senior boys performances by event in Ohio as of April 18th.
Mayfield's Bobby Casey is ranked No. 1 in Ohio in the long jump event due to his jump of 23-11.
Former state champion, Zion Cross has announced that he'll compete for the Akron Zips next year.
Pickerington Central's Zac Robinson is ranked No. 1 in the 400m event due to his 48.02 effort.
Matt Ludwig earned first-team All-American status at the NCAA DI Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Watch St. Peter's Mansfield's Alysse Wade win the D2 / D3 60m hurdles finals with her time of 8.84.
Medina's Zach Robertson won the 1 Mile race with his time of 4:26.62.
Medina won the 4 x 800m relay at the SPIRE Showcase with their time of 7:58.12.
Watch Pickerington Central win the 4 x 200m relay at the SPIRE Showcase with their time of 1:29.62.
Centerville's Yariel Soto won the 400m race with his time of 49.33.
Check out race videos from Saturday's Ohio Preview Meet which took place at the SPIRE Institute.
The NEOITC - Erie Division #2 meet took place this past Thursday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva.
One of Ohio's premier track teams is headed to Lynchburg this weekend to compete at the VA Showcase.
Austintown Fitch's Tyrese Bandy finished 4th in the 400m race with his time of 52.05.
View the top returning DI boys in each event for the 2018 Ohio indoor track and field season.
Elite athletes have started to express their interest in the 2018 MileSplit / SPIRE Scholastic Showcase.
Ohio's high school seniors continue to confirm where they'll be competing at the college level.
Check out some of the recent college commitments made by Ohio's high school athletes.
Pickerington Central's Zac Robinson will compete for the University of Akron next year.
Nordonia High School's Lizzy Gurko will compete for the University of Akron next year.
Check out all of the interviews by MileSplit Ohio's Phil Grove at the Legends Meet.
2016 Olympic bronze medalist and former Akron Zip, Clayton Murphy attended the Legends Meet.
Former Lake Catholic High School athlete Matt Ludwig is the 2017 NCAA D1 Pole Vault Champion!
An interview with Jacob Wickey of Medina High School.
The story of Clayton Murphy. A farm boy who went from a 1:54 runner to the third fastest 800m runner in U.S. history.
Shawn Barber was vaulting before he could ride a bike, his father, George, fashioning a pole out of an old crossbar so his young son could leap holes and ditches around their Las Cruces, N.M., alfalfa farm. (via www.ohio.com)
UA pole vaulters Ariane Beaumont-Courteau and Katherine Lee finished third and fourth, respectively, while senior Mike Uhle took eighth place at the Virginia Tech Elite.
Three UA pole vaulters, Mike Uhle, Katherine Lee and Ariane Beaumont-Courteau will be competing unattached Saturday at the Virginia Tech Elite.
The Large in London 2012 fundraiser, originally scheduled for 5-8 p.m. tonight at Chick-Fil-A on Howe Ave., has been postponed due to inclement weather.
The Zips were well represented at the National Pole Vault Summit this weekend as the men took the top three spots while the women finished second and third.
Phil Ferguson ran a blistering time of 21.32 in the 200 to highlight the Zips' second and final day of competition at the Penn State National Saturday.
Peoples broke the school record in the 60 hurdles and Wert placed second in the weight throw to highlight day one for Zips at the Penn State National Friday.
Former UA All-American, Stevi Large, who won the 2009 NCAA Championship in the Hammer Throw, has started a fundraising campaign called "Large in London 2012."
The men's and women's track and field teams will hop back on the road this weekend to compete at the Penn State National in University Park, Pa.
University of Akron junior Phil Ferguson was named Mid-American Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week Tuesday.
Willie Brown broke another UA record as the Zips men's and women's track and field teams each finished second at the All-Ohio Indoor Championships Saturday.
The University of Akron men's track team finished day one of the All-Ohio Indoor Track and Field Championships in fourth place out of eight teams Friday.
The University of Akron men's and women's track and field teams will be in action this weekend at the All-Ohio Indoor Championships at Kent State.
For the second straight week a pair of standouts from The University of Akron men's and women's track and field team received weekly honors from the Mid-American Conference.
Willie Brown broke the school record in the 800 meters as UA swept its dual meet with arch rival Kent State Friday night at Stile Athletics Field House.
The UA track and field team will be in action Friday night when arch-rival Kent State comes to Stile Athletics Field House for a dual meet starting at 7 p.m.
Zips' senior Mike Uhle earned MAC Field Athlete of the Week honors while junior Tyshaun Peoples was named Mid-American Conference Track Athlete of the Week Tuesday.
Pole vaulter Mike Uhle, a senior on the Akron track and field team, currently owns the top mark in the nation after clearing 17-04.50 in a dual meet against Temple last Friday.
The University of Akron men's and women's track and field teams opened the 2011 indoor season Friday evening at Stile Athletics Field House.
UA's indoor track and field teams will open the 2011 season when Cincinnati (women only) and Temple come to Stile Athletics Field House Friday evening.
Three members of The University of Akron cross country team were named to the 2010 All-Mid-American Conference Academic Team, the league office announced Monday.
With Christmas less than a week away, The University of Akron men's and women's cross country/track and field programs wasted little time getting into the holiday spirit.
The University of Akron women's cross country team finished 17th while the men placed 20th Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship held on Oakland University's campus.
The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams will travel to Rochester, Mich., on Saturday for the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship set to begin at noon hosted by Oakland University.
The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Mid-American Conference Championship Saturday at the Pine View Golf Club.
The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams are prepping for the 2010 Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships set to be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The University of Akron men's and women's track and field program recently held a banquet in recognition of the 2009-10 accomplishments.
Both the men's and women's cross country teams finished 13th Saturday at the Penn State National held at the Penn State Blue and White Golf Courses.
The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams finished seventh Friday at the 56th Annual All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championships hosted by Cedarville University.
Kim Lorentz is a senior captain of the cross country team and an enthusiastic student of biology. She ran track and cross country for Mayfield High School from 2004-2007. Kim was the MAC champion and regional qualifier in the 5000 meters in 2007. She has received the Academic All-MAC and Dean's List honors several times. During the 2010 Cross Country season, she will provide weekly updates on the training, the races and everything else in between.
The University of Akron men's and women's cross country/track and field programs recently collected items to donate to the 3rd Battalion of the 25th Marines Regiment - also known as the Cold Steel Warriors.
The University of Akron Track & Field program will host its annual celebration banquet on Saturday, October 2nd from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the James A. Rhodes Arena.
The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams swept the top individual honors Saturday afternoon at the Buffalo Stampede Invitational.
As announced by the Mid-American Conference Wednesday, Zips senior Kim Lorentz was named the league's Cross Country Runner of the Week following her performance at the Tommy Evans Invitational.
For the third consecutive season, senior Kim Lorentz took home the top honor at the Tommy Evans Invitational held at Firestone Metro Park.
The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams will begin their 2010-11 campaign at home Thursday when the Zips will host the Tommy Evans Invitational slated for 5:30 p.m.
A number of University of Akron student-athletes received their undergraduate diploma on Saturday at the University's Summer Commencement.
The University of Akron women's track and field team, as well as seven individuals, were honored Wednesday for outstanding academic accomplishments by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)
With close to 1,000 votes counted, the results are in from the 2009-10 Year In ROO-view: Fan Voting Ballot. Check out the top-five highlights.
The final chapter of the 2009-10 Year In ROO-view is an interactive fan voting ballot. Fans have until July 8 to choose their three favorites.
University of Akron junior Valerie Wert and senior Carrie Kayes highlighted the women's outdoor track and field season when they both grabbed All-American honors in the hammer throw and the pole vault at the NCAA Track & Field Championships (June 9-12).
Senior Carrie Kayes rounded out the Zips performance at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Sunday afternoon finishing 11th in the pole vault at Drake Stadium.
Senior Daniel Kinsey finished 11th Saturday in the decathlon at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships being held at Drake Stadium.
Senior Daniel Kinsey sits 12th Friday through the first half of the decathlon at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships being held at Drake Stadium.
The University of Akron senior Daniel Kinsey highlighted the men's outdoor track and field season when he grabbed his second All-American honor in the decathlon.
Freshman Nick Banke set a new personal best in the discus competition Thursday at the Junior USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships being held at Drake Stadium.
Freshman Brittany Cheese sits tenth in the heptathlon after one day of competition at the Junior USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships being held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
Former Zips athlete and 2009 NCAA hammer throw champion Stevi Large is featured in the Akron Beacon Journal in regards to her training to make the USA team for the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.
While the collegiate competition portion of the season is finished, four Zips will represent Akron this week (June 23-27) at the USA Junior & Senior Outdoor Track & Field Championships set to be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
Three All-American performances at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships proved to be the highlight of nationals this season for the Zips.
The women's indoor track and field program's highlight of the season came at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships when senior Carrie Kayes broke her own school and Mid-American Conference record, clearing 14-3.25 in the pole vault, to place fourth at the event.
The men's indoor track and field program's most decorated moment of the season came at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships when junior Mike Uhle cleared 17-6.50 in the pole vault to tie for fourth at the highest level of indoor collegiate competition.
Known for pulling through on the second day, senior Daniel Kinsey set three personal records at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships to place sixth, up 16 spots from his first day standing.
After finishing 14th in the discus throw on Wednesday, junior Valerie Wert grabbed a sixth place mark in the hammer Thursday evening, 13 spots up from her 2009 national finish. Posting a 198-02, the mark earns Wert her first career All-American status.
Junior Valerie Wert placed 14th Wednesday evening in the discus throw during the first day of the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by the University of Oregon.
With five Zips' competing in the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships this week, fans have multiple ways they can follow the action from Eugene, Ore.
Five Zips will represent Akron this week (June 9-12) at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships taking place at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore.
The Akron women's cross country squad placed third at the MAC championships in October, marking its seventh-straight top-three finish in the event.
Senior Carrie Kayes has been named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District women's track & field/cross country teams for the second consecutive season.
At the MAC Championships in October, the UA men's cross country team was paced by junior Joe McCoy's sixth-place finish.
Valerie Wert and Phil Ferguson qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, while Tyshaun Peoples and Niesha Kelly set UA records Saturday at the NCAA East Preliminary.
Tyshaun Peoples set a school record in the 110-meter hurdles, while Valerie Wert and Carrie Kayes secured berths to the NCAA Outdoors. Phil Ferguson qualified for Saturday's final in the 200m.
Akron senior Larisa Arcip advanced to Friday's NCAA quarterfinal in the 1,500 meters after finishing among the top 24 Thursday in the NCAA Track and Field East Preliminary Championships.
A trip to the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be on the line as the opening rounds (first round and quarterfinals) of the NCAA East Preliminary begins Thursday.
Twenty-two student-athletes from the University of Akron track & field programs will compete in the 2010 NCAA East Regional. Two additional Zips, Daniel Kinsey and Bjorn Johansson, will automatically advance to the NCAA Championships.
Phil Ferguson and Valerie Wert were each singled out for their individual performances and Akron's men's and women's programs each placed second at the MAC Outdoors.
Led by a 1-2 finish in the decathlon as well as a win in the long jump and runner-up in the shot put, Akron's men leads through day two of the 2010 Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships. The UA women are third.
Mike Uhle and Valerie Wert each dominated their respective fields to earn titles at the 2010 MAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Forty Zips were a part of The University of Akron's 2010 Spring Graduation ceremonies this past weekend, not including three former Zips who received their Master's degrees.
Akron's men's and women's track & field teams, winner of two-straight and four-straight titles respectively, will look to defend their MAC Outdoor Championships this weekend (May 12-14) at Buffalo.
Akron's women's cross country, tennis and volleyball teams were among more than 800 Division I programs recognized by the NCAA for academics.
Akron's cross country/track & field programs have adopted the Weapons Company of the 3rd Battalion of the 25th Marines Regiment - known as the Cold Steel Warriors.
Despite inclement weather Saturday, Akron's men's and women's track & field programs won 14 events in the teams' regular-season finale, led by seniors Allison Lawyer, Danielle Sidell and Carrie Kayes.
At the annual Campbell/Wright Invitational - the programs' regular-season finale, seniors Niesha Kelly and Alina Bocicor took turns setting the school's triple jump record Friday afternoon.
Akron's track & field programs will host their annual Campbell/Wright Invitational as well as honor their 17 seniors, this weekend at Lee Jackson Track & Field.
Akron's track & field teams, led by the men's 4x100 relay, claimed 10 top 10 finishes on the second and final day of Ohio State's Jesse Owens Track Classic.
Akron sophomore Joe McCoy shattered a 16-year-old school record in the steeplechase by four seconds, turning in a time of 9:02.42 at Ohio State's Jesse Owens Track Classic.
The University of Akron track and field programs will make the short trip to Columbus this weekend to compete in the 25th annual Jesse Owens Track Classic.
Akron Athletics recognized its teams' achievements for 2009-10 and highlighted the annual Student-Athlete Celebration by naming its Athletes of the Year and its Student-Athletes of the Year.
Akron had six top five finishes - and none outside the top 10 - at the Triton Invitational, one of the top field meets in the nation.
Akron's 4x800 relay team of J'Lani Pryce, Joe Mummert, Zachary Goulet and Willie Brown set a school record at one of the largest stages in track, the Penn Relays.
The Akron Distance Medley Relay team of Joe Mummert, James Seale, Willie Brown and Zachary Brown broke a school record with a time of 9:59.17 at the prestigious Penn Relays.
For the second week in a row, Valerie Wert was named MAC Female Field Athlete of the Week, while Bjorn Johansson was tabbed Male Field Athlete of the Week for the second time in three weeks.
alerie Wert and Niesha Kelly each set records, while Joe McCoy just missed on another, as the Akron women's track team placed second at the All-Ohio Championships, with the men placing third.
University of Akron men's track and field program is tied with Cincinnati at the annual All-Ohio Championships. The UA women are third.
Akron sophomore and reigning Mid-American Conference heptathlon champion Bjorn Johansson placed fourth at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays Decathlon.
Akron junior Valerie Wert and sophomore Phil Ferguson were each honored by the MAC for their outstanding track & field performances this past weekend.
(Larisa Arcip, Carrie Kayes, Katherine Lee, Kim Lorentz, Valerie Wert, Joe Mummert, JT Olson and Mike Uhle were named Indoor track Academic All-MAC.
Akron's track & field programs claimed 13 first-place finishes, with Phil Ferguson doing his part on four of those, at the Northeast Ohio Invitational, held at Lee Jackson Track & Field.
The first day of Akron's first home outdoor track & field meet of 2010 - the Northeast Ohio Invitational - started with Valerie Wert winning the women's hammer Friday afternoon.
Akron will host the first of two home track meets this weekend, welcoming Ashland, Eastern Michigan, Kent State and Youngstown State for the Northeast Ohio Invitational, April 9-10.
The MAC honored Akron student-athletes Carrie Kayes, Tyshaun Peoples and Bjorn Johansson as the league's track and field athletes of the week.
University of Akron Niesha Kelly won the long jump to highlight the Zips' performances on the final day at the Texas Relays and Duke Invitational.
Akron's track & field programs sent two groups on the road this weekend, competing in the 83rd annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and the annual Duke Invitational.
Bjorn Johansson, Felicia Close and Katie Nentwick each posted performances among Akron's all-time top five Thursday afternoon at the Texas Relays.
Adam Stackpole, J'Lani Pryce, Zachary Goulet and Willie Brown were named MAC Track Performers of the Week, setting five records in two relay races at the LSU Tiger Relays.
If the outdoor track and field season were to conclude today, 19 Zips in 23 events would be advancing to the first round of the NCAA Championships.
University of Akron sophomore Joe McCoy competed in an won the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the LSU Tiger Relays Saturday afternoon.
The same foursome that set three records Friday, set two more in the DMR, while Niesha Kelly set the UA triple jump record and Tyler Sweet won the javelin at the LSU Tiger Relays
In the first outdoor meet of the season for Akron, the LSU Tiger Relays, J'Lani Pryce, Adam Stackpole, Zachary Goulet and Willie Brown set three records in the winning the 4x800 relay.
The University of Akron track & field programs will start the 2010 outdoor season, traveling to Baton Rouge, La., for the LSU Tiger Relays Friday and Saturday
2010 Akron Track & Field Media Guide
Carrie Kayes broke her own school and Mid-American Conference record, clearing 14-3.25 in the pole vault, to place fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships Saturday.
Akron junior Mike Uhle cleared 17-6.50 in the pole vault Friday evening to tie for fourth at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Shelby Johnson was one of 26 nationally to be recipient of the 2010-11 Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarships for Careers in Athletics
University of Akron pole vaulters Carrie Kayes and Mike Uhle will be competing in this weekend's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, held at the University of Arkansas' Tyson Track Center.
Akron junior Mike Uhle secured an at-large berth to the NCAA Indoor Championships with a pole vault of 17-9.25 at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier.
Mike Uhle, Mike McCall, Tyshaun Peoples and Bjorn Johansson will travel to Blacksburg, Va., Mar. 6 to compete in the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet.
Akron men's track and field team claimed four individual titles and tied a program best with a runner-up finish at the MAC Indoor Championships. Akron's women placed sixth.
Mike Uhle and Tyshaun Peoples cruised to victories Friday to give Akron's men the lead after day one of two at the MAC Indoor Championships. UA's women stand in fifth after day one.
Akron's track & field programs will travel to Central Michigan University for the annual MAC Indoor Championships, held Feb. 26-27.
Akron All-American Carrie Kayes was named the Mid-American Conference Female Field Performer of the Week after her record-setting performance this past Friday.
Carrie Kayes, who had previously automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championship, set both the school and MAC records in the pole vault at the Zips Invitational Friday night.
The University of Akron track and field programs will host their final home indoor meet of 2010 with the Zips Invitational this Friday (Feb. 19), starting at 6:30 pm.
Akron All-American Daniel Kinsey was named MAC Male Field Performer of the Week for his outstanding effort this past weekend at the Akron Invitational.
Living up to the billing as one of the premier indoor track & field meets, the 2010 Akron Invitational delivered several outstanding performances Saturday afternoon, including four Stile Field House records, three UA school records and five NCAA provisional marks by the Zips.
The two-day Akron Invitational had a good start Friday night with three women posting NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the pentathlon, including two Zips - Felicia Close and Brittany Cheese.
Each year since Stile Field House has been erected, some of the region's top athletes - and beyond - visit the facility to participate in the Akron Invitational. This year will be no exception for the meet, held Feb. 12-13.
University of Akron sophomore Phil Ferguson was named the Mid-American Conference Male Track Performer of the Week.
Several Zips, including Phil Feguson, Carrie Kayes and Mike McCall, posted standout performances Saturday in the second and final day of the annual Penn State National
The University of Akron completed the first of two days of action at the annual Penn State National meet, held at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track.
Akron's track & field programs will travel to the annual Penn State National meet, one of the most highly anticipated competitions of the indoor season, this Friday and Saturday.
Akron pole vaulters Carrie Kayes and Mike Uhle were named the Mid-American Conference Field Performers of the Week for their near record-setting efforts this past Friday.
Akron's men saw a school-record fall and the second-best pole vault in MAC history to defeat Kent State, 75-73. The Zips women also defeated the Golden Flashes, 78.5-72.5.
The annual Akron-Kent State dual track & field meet will be held this Friday (Jan. 21) at 7 pm in the KSU Fieldhouse.
University of Akron sophomore Tyshaun Peoples was named Mid-American Conference Male Indoor Track Performer of the Week.
Akron All-American Carrie Kayes automatically qualified for the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships, clearing a personal record height of 13-11.25, at the Akron Quad.
The University of Akron men's and women's track and field teams will return to action at Stile Athletics Field House this Friday (Jan. 15), hosting the Akron Quad at 7 pm.
Akron opened its 2010 indoor track season, hosting Buffalo and Michigan's women at the Stile Athletics Field House Friday night. UA's men won and the women were second.
The University of Akron men's and women's track & field teams will open their 2010 season by hosting Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Michigan (women only) this Friday at the Stile Athletics Field House.
The 2009 Akron Christmas Pole Vault Camp, set for Dec. 28-30, has been canceled. The 2010 Summer Pole Vault Camp as well as the Tuesday Night Workout series will continue as scheduled.
AKRON, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference announced the 2009 Men's and Women's Cross Country Academic All-MAC teams late Thursday, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. Two Zips were honored among the 15 women earning Academic All-MAC selections.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind,- The University of Akron men's and women's cross country team wrapped up their seasons today finishing 23rd and 17th respectively in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional held on the campus of Indiana University.
AKRON, Ohio- The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams are making final preparations for Saturday's NCAA Great Lakes Regionals in Bloomington, Ind. The event features the top teams in the Great Lakes region and will determine which teams and individuals will compete in the NCAA Championships.
ATHENS, Ohio- The University of Akron women's cross country team placed third with 104 points, and the men placed eighth (197 points) in the Mid-American Conference Championship meet held today in Athens, Ohio.
AKRON, Ohio- The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams are making final preparations before they travel to Athens, Ohio to compete in the Mid-American Conference Championship meet on Saturday. The men's 8K race will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the women's 6K race at noon on the grounds of the Ohio University Golf Course.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind.- The University of Akron women's cross country team competed in their 6K race of the year at the ISU Pre-Nationals toady at Indiana State's LaVern Gibson Championship Course. The meet was divided into two races, blue and white, the Zips placed 25 of 37 in the white race.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio- Even though the Penn State National Invitational was canceled on Friday, the Zips were still able to compete this weekend as the team entered the Bowling Green Falcon Invitational on Saturday. The men of UA placed eighth (229 points) of the 17 teams that competed.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.- The Penn State National Invitational was postponed and eventually cancelled this morning due to a winter storm that dumped three inches of snow on the course.
AKRON, Ohio- The University of Akron's men's and women's cross country teams will return to action for their final tune ups before the Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships on Friday and Saturday after having the past weekend off. The men will travel to University Park, Pa. to take part in the Penn State National Invitational, while the will head southwest to Terra Haute, Ind. for the ISU Pre-Nationals.
DELAWARE, Ohio- The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams competed in the All Ohio Championships today in Delaware, Ohio. The women placed third of the 42 teams, nine of which compete in Division I) with 116 point behind only Ohio State (58 points) and Miami (75 points). The men crossed the finish line with 253 total points earning an eighth place finish of the 38 teams in competition (4th of 7 Division I teams). Ohio State (28 points), Malone (76 points), and Shawnee State (94 points) made up the top three.
The men's and women's cross country team will be traveling south to Delaware, Ohio to compete in the All Ohio Championship meet on Friday. The meet will feature teams exclusively from the state of Ohio including Mid-American conference foes Ohio, Bowling Green, and Miami.
BUFFALO, N.Y.-The University of Akron cross country teams competed in the Buffalo Stampede today at Beaver Island State Park in Grand Island, N.Y. The men won the meet by one point over host school Buffalo. The women's team placed second behind a very strong Cornell team.
AKRON, Ohio- The cross country teams of the University of Akron will be traveling to Buffalo, N.Y. to compete in the annual Buffalo Stampede on Saturday. The men's 8K race will begin at noon with the women's 5K race starting at 12:45 pm.
AKRON, Ohio- The University of Akron women's cross country team has been ranked eighth in the Great Lakes Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason poll released late Monday.
Bloomington , Ind.- The University of Akron men's cross country team competed In the Indiana Open Saturday. The meet was scored using the open format which places each runner as an individual and does not calculate team finishes.
The University of Akron men's cross country team is set to compete at the Indiana Open on Saturday in Bloomington, Indiana. The meet, held on IU's Championship Cross Country Course, is set for 10 a.m. and will be the Zips first 8k race of the year.
University of Akron junior Kim Lorentz has been named Mid-American Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week, as announced by the league office Wednesday morning.
The University of Akron cross country teams opened the season today with the annual running of the Tommy Evans Invitational at Firestone Metro Park in Akron.
The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams will open the season this Saturday as they host the 42nd annual Tommy Evans Invitational at Firestone Metro Park in Akron.
Mid-American Conference cross country coaches have selected The University of Akron women's cross country team to place second and men seventh in the preseason poll released Wednesday.
The University of Akron women's track and field team, as well as eight individuals, were honored for outstanding academic accomplishments by the USTFCCCA.
NCAA champion Stevi Large placed seventh in the hammer and All-American Carrie Kayes tied for 12th in the pole vault at the 2009 USA National Championships at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus.
Rising Akron senior Daniel Kinsey, who earned All-American in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships earlier this month, placed 11th in the event at the USA National Championships.
Three AkronAll-Americans – Stevi Large, Carrie Kayes and Daniel Kinsey – will compete in the 2009 USA Track & Field National Championships. Katherine Lee will compete at the US Junior National Championships.
Carrie Kayes tied the school and Mid-American Conference all-time records with a pole vault of 14-1.25 (4.30), placing sixth and earning All-American honors at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
We will continually update this article as more information becomes available from ustfccca.org
NEW ORLEANS – After the first big competition weekend in the 2007 cross country season, several teams have started to solidify their rankings while three teams took over as their regions new No. 1. Duke, Minnesota, and Michigan State have moved into the top spots in their respective regions as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the women’s regional rankings today.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the NCAA Division I cross country regional rankings today for both the men’s and women’s teams. After four weeks of running not much has changed. None of the men’s or women’s top ranked teams in the nine regions lost their top billing this time around. Things should get a bit more interesting this weekend as there are several top meets across the board.
Great Lakes Rankings for all three Divisions of NCAA Men's Cross Country. Many Ohio teams included.