Ann Gaffigan (anngaff)



Overland Park, KS, USA

About anngaff:

Chief Technical Officer, Women Talk Sports. I competed in Track & Field and Cross-Country in college at the University of Nebraska and competed professionally in Track & Field (3000m Steeplechase) from when I graduated in May 2004 until the 2008 Olympic Trials.

anngaff's Favorite Sports:

MMA, Olympics, Running, Soccer, Track & Field

anngaff's Posts:

Quick Results from Women's Ski Jumping World Championships
posted on February 25, 2011 at 12:40pm

Quick results of this morning's ski jump competition at the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships, gleaned from Women's Ski Jumping USA's Facebook page. More details to come. In order of earliest updates to final results: At break before second jump: Dani...more

Women's ski jumpers say last day of training before Worlds helped with confidence
posted on February 24, 2011 at 5:00pm

Oslo, Norway (Feb. 24, via release) – Women ski jumpers had their final day of official training Thursday at the Holmenkollen venue in advance of Friday’s normal hill competition at the Nordic World Ski Championships. A spattering of onlooker...more

Tosh.0 - Put some effort into it next time
posted on February 23, 2011 at 12:16pm

Last night, the TV show Tosh.0 featured a couple of female high school hurdlers who were embarrassed by a video of their hurdle race going viral last spring. It was embarrassing because everyone thought it was hilarious that they kept hitting hurdles and ...more

Women Talk Sports Radio Show - Boy vs Girl in High School Wrestling
posted on February 20, 2011 at 6:49pm

This week, Iowa high school sophomore Joel Northrup came to the decision to forfeit his state tournament opening-round match against freshman Cassy Herkelman, despite the fact that he was one of the favorites for the title in a state known for its wrestli...more

Ski jumpers Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome ready to pick the World Championships up and drop it on its head
posted on February 20, 2011 at 12:23pm

2009 World Champ Lindsey Van, by Getty Images The FIS Nordic Ski World Championships start Wednesday in Oslo. For only the second time, women’s ski jumping will be included in the program - as an individual event only. This is currently the largest s...more

VISA Women's Ski Jumping team targets podium for Nordic World Championships
posted on February 16, 2011 at 4:22pm

2009 World Champion Lindsey Van Five members of the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team will compete Friday, Feb. 25, in the 2011 Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo, Norway — which marks only the second time in history that women have been al...more

Jess Philippus puts Jason High in a d'arce (Post-FIght Interview)
posted on February 5, 2011 at 12:17pm

Philippus with her 2 cornermen (left) and her husband (right). Check out the guys' "I heart wrestler chicks" t-shirts. Philippus wrestled at Missouri Valley, the first college to have a women's wrestling team. Jess Philippus reached her "ultimate goal"...more

Sarah Goodlaxson: from no sports allowed to beating people up
posted on February 4, 2011 at 8:50pm

Sarah Goodlaxson wasn't allowed to play any sports growing up because her parents were against it for religious reasons. When she got to high school, she couldn't take it anymore and told her parents, "You can't stop me from being healthy!" She was allowe...more

Jess Philippus worked all night, slept all day and fights Sarah Goodlaxson tonight
posted on February 4, 2011 at 8:39pm

Jess Philippus was called out by Sarah Goodlaxson last spring when Philippus was 1-1 and Goodlaxson was 2-2. Philippus wanted to get a few more fights under her belt. Then they had problems finding a card to fight on. Now, Philippus is 5 and 1, Goodlaxson...more

Since her days as a player, CU volleyball coach Liz Kritza has put Girls First
posted on February 1, 2011 at 10:51pm

This article is part of our National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) celebration. For NGWSD, Girls First will be taking the girls in the program to a Tulane women's basketball game, pairing the event with a meal and a mini-clinic, as is customary fo...more

Allyson Felix surprises Aisling Cuffe with announcement of Gatorade honor
posted on February 1, 2011 at 5:27pm

This article is part of our National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) celebration.  Today, high school cross-country and track & field star Aisling Cuffe got the surprise of her lifetime. Olympic and World Championships gold medalist Allyson Feli...more

Jen Rhines, Mo Trafeh Win USA Half Marathon Titles in Houston
posted on January 30, 2011 at 10:25am

via release HOUSTON (Jan. 29, 2011) - Under overcast conditions in the Bayou City on Saturday morning, Mo Trafeh and  Jen Rhines won USA Half Marathon titles in 1:02:17 and 1:11:14 respectively. The national championship  presented by Aramco ...more

Allyson Felix: Speak softly and lift heavy weights
posted on January 26, 2011 at 2:11pm

Check out itty-bitty (sorry Allyson!) track superstar Allyson Felix work out at Velocity Sports Performance in LA. She throws that weight around pretty good!  ...more

Breaking: Western New York Flash Acquire FIFA World Player of the Year Marta
posted on January 25, 2011 at 10:04pm

Club Takes Over Contract from FC Gold Pride for 2011 WPS Season (via release) Buffalo, NY (January 25, 2011) -- The Western New York Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) announced on Tuesday that they have acquired the five-time FIFA World Pla...more

National Pro Fastpitch Releases 2011 Championship Series Site
posted on January 25, 2011 at 1:02pm

Nashville (via release) – National Pro Fastpitch in conjunction with Sulphur Parks and Recreation announced today the site for the 2011 NPF Championship Series. The Series has been awarded again to Sulphur, Louisiana and will be held August 18-21 ...more

Natasha Hastings starts 2011 season fresh with a win at New Balance Games
posted on January 24, 2011 at 10:28am

Photo from Milesplit.com Women Talk Sports member Natasha Hastings dominated the 400m at the New Balance Games on Saturday, opening her 2011 season in style. "I couldn't have picked a better place than the Armory to make my 2011 400m debut. It was a h...more

Jenny Simpson wins Mile at New Balance Games after overcoming injury and coaching change
posted on January 23, 2011 at 2:14pm

Jenny Simpson, nee Barringer, won the New Balance Games mile in a convincing 4:28.60 Saturday, proving that her transition from collegiate superstar to professional track & field athlete is going quite smoothly, despite changing coaches, cities and he...more

The little things: Lindsey Jacobellis wins snowboard cross world championship...not the "women's event"
posted on January 19, 2011 at 11:12am

I was publishing news links from around the web for our homepage and came across a short article from ESPN.com about the snowboard cross world championship, which reads: Australian rider Alex Pullin held off a strong American field to win the snowboard ...more

Lindsey Van third, Jessicaa Jerome gets two fourths in Hinterzarten
posted on January 12, 2011 at 10:21pm

Press release courtesy of Women's Ski Jumping USA HINTERZARTEN, Germany – Jessica Jerome prolonged her streak of top-five finishes, and Lindsey Van nabbed another third place in Continental Cup competition Wednesday in Hinterzarten, Germany, amid p...more

17-year-old ski jumper dies, cause uncertain
posted on January 9, 2011 at 12:55am

Release courtesy of Women's Ski Jumping USA www.wsjusa.com Two members of the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team finished in the top five Saturday in a Continental Cup event that was overshadowed by the tragic and unexpected death of a young I...more

Penn State wins fourth consecutive NCAA Championship to crowd of 14,032
posted on December 18, 2010 at 11:58pm

Katie Slay had one kill and it was the only one she needed: the winning kill. The six-foot-six freshman from North Carolina leaped into the air, her eyes wide, as her team leaped toward her to celebrate. Once she landed, she burst into tears in joy. "T...more

Cal's Tarah Murrey: No one woman should have ALL that POWER #ncaavb
posted on December 17, 2010 at 5:20pm

When Tarah Murrey winds up and slams the volleyball across the net, I immediately think of that baseball movie, Rookie of the Year, where the kid breaks his arm and all of a sudden has superhuman pitching power.  I would not want to be in the way of t...more

Is Penn State Beatable?
posted on December 17, 2010 at 1:41am

It wasn't until the third set against the Texas Longhorns that I was sure the Nittany Lions were indeed human. Six-five Blair Brown powered down two kills in the first minutes of the first set and her Penn State teammates took that momentum and ran with i...more

NCAA Volleyball Semifinals: Where to Watch, What to Expect
posted on December 16, 2010 at 3:55pm

The important stuff first: The NCAA Volleyball Semifinals are tonight at the Sprint Center in Kansas City: 7pm ET: Texas vs Penn State 9pm ET: USC vs Cal If you can't get to the Sprint Center, watch the matches LIVE on ESPN2 orESPN3.c...more

PAC-10 Celebrates 25 Years in Women's Sports
posted on December 15, 2010 at 12:19am

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- With 123 NCAA women's team titles, an unrivaled 527 individual national championships and a culture that has produced some of the greatest athletes of all-time, the Pac-10 has plenty to showcase as it officially launches a celebrat...more

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