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:

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

Special Olympics Athlete Profile - Ximena from Panama
posted on April 28, 2009 at 12:55pm

Ximena is a Special Olympian in tennis for Panama. Check out her profile video and don't forget to visit http://www.r-word.org/ to learn how you can help stop the use of the "r-word". ...more

Los Angeles Sol Tie St. Louis Athletica in an Intense Showdown
posted on April 27, 2009 at 1:12am

  ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Saturday, April 25, 2009– The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) tied the St. Louis Athletica 0-0 on a hot Saturday afternoon at Robert R. Hermann Stadium. The Los Angeles Sol remains undefeated.&...more

A Journey from One Uniform to Another
posted on April 24, 2009 at 1:45am

I grew up a soccer player.  The baggier the uniform, the better.  My teammates and I were always coming up with new and creative ways to make a baggy uniform look cool...tie the sleeves up with pre-wrap, roll the shorts, tuck in only the front of the sh...more

Kara Goucher post-Boston: "I wanted to be the one that won for everybody"
posted on April 21, 2009 at 12:26pm

Kara Goucher was in tears. As soon as she hit the finish line. She had given it everything she had on that day and on the hundreds of days leading up to it: the tough training, the sacrifices, the tweaks in nutrition, the meticulous planning of each and...more

Boston, Boston, Boston
posted on April 19, 2009 at 2:56pm

If you live in New England, the Monday of the Boston Marathon is practically a holiday.  This year, they've really been building up the hype and for those of us who didn't think we could wait all the way until Monday for the action, the Boston Athlet...more

UPDATED: World-Leading Time in the Steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays Thursday
posted on April 17, 2009 at 5:38pm

UPDATE (4/17/09): Check out the women's invitational steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays (commentated by Yours Truly).  The winner, Olympian Lindsey Anderson, ran a world-leading time. USA women steeplers, in the first semi-final race of Olym...more

Naked Nike!
posted on April 17, 2009 at 2:30am

Check out this "mockumentary" just released by Nike.  They even got some pretty high-profile runners to participate.  That's Lauren Fleshman, sub-15 minute 5000m runner, naked behind a guitar.  And at the end, that's Adam and Kara Goucher, ...more

Red Stars, Freedom tie, 1-1
posted on April 12, 2009 at 2:57am

Saturday, April 11, 2009  BOYDS, Md. – After being held scoreless by the Los Angeles Sol two weeks before, the Washington Freedom (0-1-1) scored its first goal in its WPS history during a 1-1 tie with the Chicago Red Stars (1-0-1) at the Maryland Socc...more

Sky Blue FC, FC Gold Pride draw, 1-1
posted on April 12, 2009 at 2:56am

From womensprosoccer.com Saturday, April 11, 2009  BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (April 11, 2009) - It took a while but Sky Blue FC finally found the back of the net for the franchise’s first goal ever. Local girl Heather O’Reilly did the honors connecting in ...more

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