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Ann Gaffigan (anngaff)

http://steeplechics.com

@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:

Team USA Wins Inaugural World Football Championship
posted on July 4, 2010 at 2:00pm

The United States won the gold medal at the inaugural IFAF Women's World Championship with a 66-0 victory over Canada at the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, July 3. The Americans won ever game they played in the tournament AND ...more

Prefontaine Classic - Where Anyone Who's Anyone Competes - PREVIEW
posted on July 3, 2010 at 2:13am

All the buzz on my twitter feed today (well, besides UFC 116) has been about the evening-before events of the Prefontaine Classic, which include the Nike Track Nationals at Hayward Field mixed in with an elite women's 1500m and lots of track and field sta...more

Team USA Shuts out Finland to Reach World Championship Gold Medal Game
posted on July 1, 2010 at 4:30pm

The United States will take on Canada for the gold medal at the first-ever IFAF Women's World Championship at 7pm / 1pm EST on Saturday, July 3, having dominated Finland 72-0 to win Group A this evening. Results from Group A and B: Group A      ...more

Quick Chat with Steeplechic Stephanie Reilly
posted on July 1, 2010 at 1:40am

Stephanie Reilly grew up in County Wicklow, Ireland and went to Providence College in Massachusetts, getting her undergraduate and then Masters degree between 1997 and 2004. Reilly is from a track and field family. Her mother founded the athletic club in ...more

Interview with Lisa Aguilera - 2010 US National Champion in the Steeplechase [Video]
posted on June 29, 2010 at 4:02pm

Lisa Aguilera put the hammer down on the rest of the field in the last lap of the steeplechase at the USA Track & Field Championships on Sunday, storming to her second national title in the event. I talked with Lisa about that race, the changes...more

PPI Women of Power Hour Interview (Podcast)
posted on June 28, 2010 at 5:31pm

I did a Blog Talk Radio interview with Fey Ugokwe, Esq. of Pink Purse International today. Fey's show "The PPI Women of Power Hours" is dedicated to the "career, personal and business interests of all women." A big thank-you to Fey for featuring me in on...more

USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Wrap-Up
posted on June 28, 2010 at 2:18am

The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships started Thursday and run through today, Sunday, June 27th, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Below is Sunday's recap of events. Men's Shot Put: 2009 US and World Champ and 2010 Indoor World Ch...more

USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Saturday Recap, Sunday Preview
posted on June 27, 2010 at 2:21am

The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships started Thursday and run through Sunday, June 27th, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Below is Saturday's recap, Sunday's preview and information on how to follow and watch the Championships. In case you ...more

2010 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Friday Recap, Saturday Preview
posted on June 26, 2010 at 1:59am

The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships started Thursday and run through Sunday, June 27th, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Below is Friday's recap, Saturday's preview and information on how to follow and watch the Championships. ...more

USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Thursday Recap, Friday Preview
posted on June 25, 2010 at 1:30am

The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships started today and run through Sunday, June 27th, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. The only (non-Junior) finals today were the women's Triple Jump and the men's and women's 10,000m races. Wom...more

USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1 Preview
posted on June 24, 2010 at 1:41am

The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships start today and run through Sunday, June 27th, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. For DAY 1 (Thursday), here is your schedule of events: 4:15 3000m Steeplechase Women 1st Round 4:45 800m W...more

Rebecca Donaghue: Cool, Calm and Secretly Tougher Than You (Podcast)
posted on June 23, 2010 at 12:33am

Rebecca Donaghue should put on a clinic about mental toughness. An unsung hero of sorts, she has quietly made her way up the ranks of U.S. distance runners. She ran and raced in pain and often limped from high school until 2005 - about 10 years - until s...more

Happy 1st Father's Day to My Big Brother
posted on June 20, 2010 at 10:20am

Honestly, it never occurred to me that I couldn't do something because of my gender until I won the steeplechase at the 2004 Olympic Trials, but could not go to the Olympics because that event had yet to be added to the Olympic program for women.  W...more

Interview with Okiima Pickett - Hacker by Day, Running Back by Night, Mommy 24/7
posted on June 19, 2010 at 1:18am

“Reach for the stars and when you get there, reach higher!” is what she tells her son. Okiima Pickett of the DC Divas is an Ethical Hacker by day, Running Back by night and Mommy 24/7! What does it mean to "have it all"? Check out my in...more

USATF Further Clarifies Reasons for its Coaches Registry in Reaction to Negative Feedback
posted on June 15, 2010 at 6:20pm

Since USA Track & Field released this notice about the new Coaches Registry and the fact that only coaches who complete the requirements of the registry will be allowed to have a Coach's Credential for the USATF Championships, the internet has been ab...more

Adidas Grand Prix/Diamond League New York - Recap
posted on June 12, 2010 at 6:27pm

The Adidas Grand Prix/Diamond League New York capped off a great week in track & field, which included the NCAA Track & Field Championships and the Rome Diamond League as well. Full Results HERE, event-by-event recap below: Women's 400m Amantle...more

NCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Event-by-Event Recap
posted on June 12, 2010 at 5:01pm

Texas A&M swept the team titles for the second year in a row. It was an exciting day of collegiate track and field, with records falling and upsets abounding. Here's an Event-by-Event Recap: Javelin Women Evelien Dekkers of Florida threw almos...more

NCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Friday Recap, Saturday Schedule
posted on June 12, 2010 at 12:36pm

I powered through my run last night after watching a very exciting, very motivating two hours of the NCAA Track & Field Championships on CBS College Sports. Decathlon All day while working and trying very hard to not start watching the live stream y...more

NCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Theisen Repeats
posted on June 11, 2010 at 1:53am

Brianne Theisen of Oregon defended her heptathlon national championship in front of a stadium full of Duck fans and broke her PR and school record in the process. Theisen is now part of a small and elite group of women who have won back-to-back heptathlon...more

Day 2, NCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Iowa State goes 1-2 in the 10,000m
posted on June 10, 2010 at 12:00pm

Rain poured down on to the track but from the faces of the women in the 10,000m field, you would have thought it was just business as usual. The entire pack of 24 athletes stayed together for much of the race, with Andrea Walkonen of Boston University lea...more

The NCAA DI Outdoor Track and Field Championships Start Today!
posted on June 9, 2010 at 2:48pm

The NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships start today and run through Saturday, June 12th, at historic Hayward Field in Tracktown USA, also known as Eugene, Oregon. For DAY 1 (Wednesday), here is your schedule of events: Womens Heptathlo...more

New Balance Women's Steeplechase Recap
posted on June 7, 2010 at 1:59am

It threatened to thunderstorm all day and was generally warm and humid all weekend, but it cooled off a bit and the sun set behind the trees just enough to be out of the women's eyes coming over the water barrier in the New Balance Women's Steeplechase at...more

Preview: New Balance Women's Steeplechase
posted on June 5, 2010 at 5:06pm

The time is finally here for the New Balance Women’s Steeplechase at the New Balance Boston Twilight Meet. Tomorrow, some of the best women’s steeplers around will be competing for prize money of $1000 (1st place), $500 (2nd place) and $250 (3...more

Chaunte Lowe Sets American Record in the High Jump
posted on May 30, 2010 at 3:40pm

Via USA Track & Field Press Release INDIANAPOLIS - 2010 World Indoor bronze medalist Chaunte Lowe set the American record in the women's high jump Sunday at the 21st Lausitzer International Athletics Meeting in Cottbus, Germany. A three-time ...more

New Balance Women's Steeplechase - Interview with Lesley Higgins
posted on May 25, 2010 at 4:11pm

Today I Skyped with Lesley Higgins, one of the elite entrants in the field for the New Balance Women's Steeplechase at the New Balance Boston Twilight meet on June 5th at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.Lesley went to the University of Colorado, where...more

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