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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:

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

Watch All 3 Rounds of Tara LaRosa vs Roxy Modafferi
posted on May 22, 2010 at 12:50pm

Thanks to YouTube, you can watch all three excellent round of MMA between Tara LaRosa and Roxy Modafferi at the "Moosin: God of Martial Arts" promotion in Worcester, MA last night. Two of the best fighters in the world, LaRosa (record of 1801, usually fi...more

Petticoats in the ring: Women from Bolivia's impoverished indigenous community take up wrestling
posted on May 21, 2010 at 7:17pm

Thanks to @humungusMMA who sent me this link on twitter, saying "I know you'd appreciate this. These ladies go hard" Appreciate it I did. Great quotes from these women breaking out of the box to find a competitive outlet. "Of course, we're fighters," the...more

New Balance Women's Steeplechase - Interview with Andrea Parker
posted on May 20, 2010 at 6:38pm

I interviewed Andrea Parker today, 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. Andrea decided after getting her Masters in Secondary Education ...more

New Balance Women's Steeplechase Interview - Shayla Houlihan
posted on May 20, 2010 at 5:53pm

Shayla Houlihan at the 2010 Stanford Invitational. Photo from Shayla's Facebook Page I Skyped with Shayla Houlihan, 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 B...more

Win a Copy of Dara Torres' New Book
posted on May 18, 2010 at 12:28pm

We have 5 copies of Dara Torres' new book Gold Medal Fitness to give away! TO WIN: There are THREE ways to enter and you can enter as MANY times as you want: Post a comment on this post (below). Send this tweet. Post on our Facebook Page tellin...more

Hillary Williams at the Abu Dhabi World Cup
posted on May 17, 2010 at 12:35pm

Thanks to @kcbandit for elbowing me during Celebrity Apprentice last night to show me this highlight video of Hillary Williams at the Abu Dhabi World Cup. For those of you who don't know what Jiu Jitsu is, Wikipedia (of course) sums it up well: Jiu-Jits...more

NCAA Track & Field Conference Weekend Roundup
posted on May 17, 2010 at 12:36am

It was a big weekend in NCAA Track & Field, as the majority of the conferences held their championship meets. Here's a roundup of the highlights: Big XII's: Texas A&M Women, Nebraska Men Win It wasn't surprising to see Iowa State's Lisa Koll tak...more

Mother's Day Interview - Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg
posted on May 9, 2010 at 3:54pm

Last week I talked to Mary Wineberg, lead-off leg of the 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning 4x400m relay team. In 2009, she and her husband had their first child, Brooklyn Marie, who is now 9 months old. Mary is already back in shape and setting “pos...more

Interview with Dara Torres
posted on May 6, 2010 at 12:26am

(Photo credit: Andrea Mead Cross)Dara Torres is busy promoting her new book Gold Medal Fitness, which was just released this week, but she took the time to answer our interview questions in honor of Mother's Day. Torres has won nine Olympic medals, four ...more

Mother's Day Giveaway - Win 4 Tickets to a Chicago Red Stars Game plus memorabilia! Great for Soccer Moms!
posted on April 29, 2010 at 5:18pm

The Chicago Red Stars are pleased to award the winner with an awesome prize pack that is sure to bring out the Soccer Mom in anyone! The prize pack includes a new "Are You Ready?" shirt for Mom as well as some other great Red Stars memorabilia. This ...more

Mother's Day Giveaway - Marion Mercer Vintage 1970's Necklace ($85 Value)
posted on April 29, 2010 at 1:34pm

Style your mom in a chic yet eco-friendly way this Mother’s Day with this vintage 1970’s Napier gold-tone necklace (with 8-leaf dimensional cluster • 20 inch rope chain • 3 ½ inch pendant) from the online vintage retailer (as ...more

Mother's Day Giveaway - Signed copy of She's on First, story of the 1st female major leaguer
posted on April 29, 2010 at 12:23am

What a great gift for mom! Her very own copy of She's on First, the story of the first female major league baseball player, signed by the author! About the Book: She's on First is back! Full of riveting baseball action and captivating characters, this ...more

Mother's Day Giveaway - Moji Back Pain Relief System
posted on April 28, 2010 at 8:27pm

The Moji Back Pain Relief System was developed to naturally ease chronic and acute lower back pain while allowing for complete mobility.  Designed to be worn on the go, Moji Back’s system features a Support Wrap, which allows mothers ...more

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