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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:

USATF Championships Preview - Women's 400m
posted on June 25, 2009 at 6:09pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: AnnGaff and LesleyHiggins are writing these previews for the USA Track & Field Championships, taking place this weekend in Eugene, OR, based on their firsthand Track & Field experience.  Gaffigan and Higgins competed against ea...more

USATF Championships Preview - Women's 100m
posted on June 25, 2009 at 5:37pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: AnnGaff and LesleyHiggins are writing these previews for the USA Track & Field Championships, taking place this weekend in Eugene, OR, based on their firsthand Track & Field experience.  Gaffigan and Higgins competed against ea...more

USATF Championships Preview - Women's 400m Hurdles
posted on June 25, 2009 at 3:50pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: AnnGaff and LesleyHiggins are writing these previews for the USA Track & Field Championships, taking place this weekend in Eugene, OR, based on their firsthand Track & Field experience.  Gaffigan and Higgins competed against ea...more

USATF Championships Preview - Women's High Jump
posted on June 25, 2009 at 3:18pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: AnnGaff and LesleyHiggins are writing these previews for the USA Track & Field Championships, taking place this weekend in Eugene, OR, based on their firsthand Track & Field experience.  Gaffigan and Higgins competed against ea...more

WTS Podcast: Christine Brennan, Part 3: "Women have to be in charge"
posted on June 23, 2009 at 1:56pm

  Welcome to the second podcast in a 3-part series of interviews with Christine Brennan, renowned sports journalist, best-selling author and commentator.  Brennan was a pioneer as a female sports journalist and is still today the most widely-re...more

Special Olympics Athlete Profile - Svetlana from Russia
posted on June 23, 2009 at 1:28pm

  Low on inspiration and motivation today?  Here's a video for you. Svetlana is a Special Olympian in gymnastics for Russia. Check out her profile video: How can you help the Special Olympics?  There are many ways! Donate Onli...more

WNBA and Pitney Bowes Team up with Fast Break to Reading
posted on June 17, 2009 at 8:41pm

  The WNBA and Pitney Bowes have joined together to raise awareness for literacy in the United States with the creation of the Fast Break to Reading program.  The program is designed to encourage kids across the nation to read during the summ...more

Help Point for Kids Virtual Golf Game Helps Support Children's Charities
posted on June 17, 2009 at 8:40pm

  Zurich Financial Services has set up a neat way for you to help two charities that benefit families and children while having fun playing an online golf game at the same time. Fore!Kids Foundation works to improve education and healthcare for chil...more

NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track & Field Championships: Barringer, Texas A&M Winners
posted on June 14, 2009 at 11:41pm

Colorado's Jenny Barringer traveled to Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships just 2 days after returning from Eugene, Oregon, where the Prefontaine Classic took place on Sunday.  Barringer finished a ...more

WTS Podcast Series: Pioneer Sports Journalist Christine Brennan, Part 2
posted on June 14, 2009 at 4:52pm

Welcome to the second podcast in a 3-part series of interviews with Christine Brennan, renowned sports journalist, best-selling author and commentator.  Brennan was a pioneer as a female sports journalist and is still today the most widely-read femal...more

College Track & Field: the NCAA Championships are here!
posted on June 11, 2009 at 3:03pm

The NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships began yesterday in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Thanks to CBS Sports, you can watch it LIVE online throughout the week/end! For a great guide to the top 10 athletes in each event, check out Track &...more

The Greatest American 1500m Race Ever
posted on June 9, 2009 at 7:45pm

For those of you who tuned in to the Prefontaine Classic on Sunday on NBC, you may have witnessed the best American 1500m race of all time if you caught the women's race towards the beginning of the coverage.  For those of you who missed it, luc...more

A Guide to the Prefontaine Classic (Sunday on NBC, 2pm EST)
posted on June 6, 2009 at 3:19pm

The Nike Prefontaine Classic will be shown live on NBC tomorrow (Sunday, June 7) from 2pm-4pm EST.  This meet is being heralded as a "World Championships Preview", with the fields loaded in every single event with the top athletes in the world...more

WTS Podcast Series: Pioneer Sports Journalist Christine Brennan, Part 1
posted on June 3, 2009 at 12:56pm

Welcome to the first in a 3-part series of interviews with Christine Brennan, renowned sports journalist, best-selling author and commentator.  Brennan was a pioneer as a female sports journalist and is still today the most widely-read female spo...more

Q & A with Girls in the Game
posted on May 18, 2009 at 6:53pm

  Girls in the Game is a leading girls' health and fitness organization in Chicago that provides and promotes sports & fitness opportunities, nutrition & health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health an...more

Live Blogging from the adidas Track Classic Saturday, May 16 4pm-7pm PT
posted on May 16, 2009 at 2:07pm

I will be live-blogging (below) from the adidas Track Classic at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, TODAY (Saturday, May 16) from 4pm-7pm Pacific!  This meet is stuffed full with great competition.   There are three women's American Records that hav...more

Track & Field Weekend Recap (May 8-10, 2009)
posted on May 10, 2009 at 12:43pm

We are getting into the thick of the track & field season here in the month of May, and this weekend was proof. At the IAAF Super Grand Prix in Doha, Qatar, 13 world-leading marks were set. Blanka Vlasic of Croatia leaped 2.05m in the air to win the high...more

LA Sol Trade Fletcher and Welsh to St. Louis Athletica
posted on May 9, 2009 at 11:17am

  Saint Louis Athletica have acquired defender Kendall Fletcher and forward Christie Welsh from the Los Angeles Sol. (isiphotos.com) CARSON, CA – Friday, May 8, 2009 – The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) today anno...more

LA Sol to Lend a Hand to Family of Victim in Long Beach Memorial Shootings
posted on May 8, 2009 at 4:11pm

CARSON, CALIF., – Friday, May 8, 2009 – The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) will be raising funds for the family of one of the innocent victims in the recent shootings at Long Beach Memorial Hospital at its upcoming May 15 ...more

Special Olympics Tweetchat this Afternoon (Friday, May 8)
posted on May 8, 2009 at 1:38pm

  From 3:30 PM to 4 PM EST on Friday, May 8th, the @EndTheWord and @FanCommunity Twitter handles will host a Tweetchat to interview individuals about living with individuals who have intellectual disabilities.  Special Olympics is hoping to rai...more

Rowbury leads field for inaugural USA 1 Mile Road Championships
posted on May 7, 2009 at 3:33pm

  Editor's Note: Follow @RuntheRoads this evening for live twitters during the 1-Mile Road Championships. They will also be twittering live from the USATF 25K Road Championships on Saturday. USATF Press Release
May 6, 2009 INDIANAPOLIS - 20...more

Got Hats? Donate your extra hats to the Sandra Olson Memorial Fund today!
posted on May 2, 2009 at 12:35pm

If you've played on a softball or baseball team, played any sport in college, or just plain bought hats in your lifetime, you probably have one or two to spare.  What about that one in your closet that you used to wear all the time but just don't seem to...more

Another Exciting Weekend in Track & Field
posted on May 2, 2009 at 11:55am

Another exciting weekend in Track & Field!  Last night's Guadelupe meet kicked it off with USA's Lashinda Demus (great article on Demus raising twins while training to make the 2008 US Olympic team here) running a world-leading time of 54.17 to win the 4...more

Panel Discusses State of Women's MMA; Issues Parallel Those of Most Women's Sports
posted on May 1, 2009 at 2:57am

The conversation then turns to the not only the state of women's MMA but women's sports in general and how the pay scale is so different in each sport between the genders (except for tennis and golf, maybe), making it difficult for women to make it...more

adidas Track Classic and Olympic Gold Medalist Allyson Felix Looking for LA’s Fastest 5-Year-Old
posted on April 30, 2009 at 12:52pm

Winner will be Crowned “L.A.’s Fastest Five-Year Old” during Premier Track and Field Event at The Home Depot Center....more

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