Saturday, January 21, 2017

Jim Emmerich Invitational Results

Jim Emmerich Invitational Results
Live Results HERE

Gopher-Badger Dual Live Results

Can the Minnesota men and women continue their perfect run against Wisconsin in the Gopher/Badger Dual today?

Or, will the home track advantage work in favor of the Badgers?

And, will dual meets revitalize track and field?

Find out HERE (live results) HERE (Gopher men's Twitter feed), HERE (Gopher women's Twitter feed), and HERE (Wisconsin Track Twitter feed.

The meet begins at 11:30 a.m.

Friday's College Indoor Track Results

College thinclads were in action last night:

Friday, January 20, 2017

Gophers vs. Badgers Heat Sheets Posted

Heat sheets for tomorrow's Minnesota vs. Wisconsin dual meet in Madison are online HERE.

Can Sub-4:00 Inform the Sub-2:00 Effort?

The Guardian explores what Roger Bannister's sub-four-minute mile effort might teach those looking to break two hours in the marathon HERE.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stauber Named Freshman of the Week in SEC

Former Wayzata High School star Ruby Stauber was named the SEC's Freshman of the Week in women's track and field. Stauber ran 2:04.56 for 800-meters last weekend for LSU.

Get all the details HERE.

Gophers' Bingle Previews Badger Dual Meet

Gopher women's coach Matt Bingle previews Saturday's dual meet versus Wisconsin HERE.

Also, there's a Q & A with Gopher long-sprinter Kat Keller HERE.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MIAC Names Athletes of the Week

Carleton's Jerry Cook-Gallardo won the men's track honor with his third-place finish in the mile against Division I and II competition, and Hamline's Travis Jacobson won men's field honors for his shot put toss that ranks second in the nation.

Another Piper, sprinter Briana Berninghaus, won women's track honors for her dual wins in the 60- and 200-meter dashes, and Saint Benedict's London Stelten took home women's field honors for her pole vault victory that ranks in the top eight nationally

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Gopher Women #6 in National Rankings

The University of Minnesota women's track team will compete in Saturday's dual against Wisconsin as the #6-ranked team in the country according to Track and Field News' dual meet rankings released today.

The Badger women are #20 in the rankings. Find the entire top-25 HERE.

Augsburg Cross Country Team Visits Peru

Watch KARE 11's story on the Augsburg College cross county team's recent trip to Peru HERE.

It's Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Border Battle Week

Monday, January 16, 2017

Ten Years Ago Today: Andrew Carlson

Former Minnesota Gopher and Team USA Minnesota runner Andrew Carlson finished 4th at the 2007 Aramco Houston Half Marathon in 1:02:44 ... and he didn't start feeling good until mile six.

Travel back in time HERE.

Gopher Men #17 in T&FN Dual Meet Rankings

Seven Big Ten teams make the top-25, including #1 Indiana and #22 Wisconsin.

Details HERE.

TC 10 Mile Champ Hasay Runs 1:08:40

Reigning Medtronic TC 10 Mile champion Jordan Hasay clocked a 1:08:40 debut half marathon in sticky Houston on Sunday.

Read David Monti's feature on the former Oregon Duck HERE.

Collegiate Top-Ten Performance List

Find the top performances from the collegiate track weekend HERE.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Opening Weekend Track Results Round-Up

Results from the weekend's indoor track action:
  • Minnesota Open   Results
  • Bison Classic (Fargo, ND)   Results
  • Holiday Inn Invite (Lincoln, NE)   Results
  • St. Mary's Early Birdinal   Results
  • UW - Steven Point Invite   Results

Minnesota's Marathon King Wins Houston

Dominic Ondoro, who holds course records at the Grandma's and Medtronic Twin Cities Marathons, won the Chevron Houston Marathon this morning.

Houston Marathon & Half Marathon Results

Find Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon results HERE.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Minnesota Open Results

 Minnesota Open Results  HERE

Kampf, Hunter, Wilson Headline USATF Minn. Honorees

Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf, Minnesota State Mankato's Myles Hunter, and former University of Minnesota coach Gary Wilson headline those being honored February 4 at the USATF Minnesota Awards Celebration.

Find a full list of award winners and details about the event HERE.

How a Twin Cities Champ Measures Success

Former Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon champion Esther Atkins talks about success is THIS Runner's World feature.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Ten Years

January 9th marked the Tenth Anniversary of Down the Backstretch.  We want to thank those of you who have contributed, supported, and read the daily reports on Minnesota Track&Field, road running, ultra running, and all the other aspects of the sport.

We look forward to another decade of service and thank you all for making it possible.