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:

Interview with Cat Whitehill after she presented Morgan Brian with the Gatorade POY Award
posted on May 25, 2011 at 11:46am

Cat Whitehill, 29, is a defender for the Atlanta Beat that is also working her way into the sports broadcasting world. She is a veteran of the US National Team, playing in the 2003 and 2007 World Cups and on the 2004 Olympic gold medal-winning team. She ...more

Who is Katie Follett?
posted on May 24, 2011 at 10:35am

Get to know former Washington Husky standout miler, Katie Follett. Follett, entering her second year as a professional, is one of America's brightest young stars, fresh off consecutive wins and PR's at the Stanford Payton Jordan Invitational on May 1 and...more

BAWSI's Sportsapalooza raises $84,000, features Julie Foudy and Glee's Jane Lynch
posted on May 21, 2011 at 12:11am

Jane Lynch, aka "Coach Sylvester" from Glee, talks about "BAWSI," the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative: Hello, losers and snot faucets! ...I found out they go around creating all these bossy people...so I figured I'd better do a little research and ge...more

A Day in the Life of Hurdler Fawn Dorr
posted on May 13, 2011 at 12:23am

The "Brooks Beasts" formed last year when Brooks Running decided to invest more money into running and sign six female athletes, who say they've developed a "beastly bond." They are: Fawn Dorr, Shayla Houlihan, Gabriele Anderson, Amy Lia, Angela Bizzari a...more

Interview with Jenny Simpson and her coach Juli Benson [Video]
posted on April 30, 2011 at 11:03am

At the headquarters of the Drake Relays, we interviewed Jenny Simpson (nee Barringer) and her coach Juli Benson the night before Simpson races the 1500m. Jenny Simpson has many honors to her name, including multiple NCAA records, NCAA championships, and e...more

Montage: Drake Relays Pole Vault at the Mall
posted on April 28, 2011 at 11:42pm

Some of the world's best pole vaulters invaded Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa, on April 27, 2011, in a special event put on in conjunction with the Drake Relays. They set up a full runway and pit and vaulted up into the empty space between the...more

Lauren Froderman: Living the Dream
posted on April 25, 2011 at 10:20am

At the Gatorade G Series FIT launch party in Beverly Hills, I caught up with 2010 So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) winner Lauren Froderman who talked about what she's been up to since her win, how SYTYCD changed her life and why she tried out in the fi...more

Sanya Richards-Ross on agent contracts, battling illness and injury, and going for the double
posted on April 21, 2011 at 1:35pm

Sanya Richards-Ross is one of the most dominant track athletes of all time. She has run more sub-50 second 400m races than any other female (39 and counting) and holds the American Record in the event (48.70), which she set in 2006. The elusive individual...more

Carmelita Jeter impresses at Mt. SAC Relays, coach John Smith dances for joy
posted on April 21, 2011 at 1:58am

AP Photo: Carmelita Jeter wins the 100m at the 2011 Mt. SAC Relays Carmelita Jeter is the second-fastest woman of all time (10.64, 100m). At the 2011 Mt. SAC Relays, she beat a strong field and dipped under 11 seconds (10.99 +0) for a fantastic season ...more

2004 Gold Medalist Joanna Hayes interviews 2008 Gold Medalist Dawn Harper at Mt. SAC
posted on April 21, 2011 at 12:30am

Dawn Harper with the American flag after winning gold in Beijing (latimes.com) Dawn Harper won gold in the 100m hurdles at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, surprising everyone except those who know her well. Harper has been a star athlete since her h...more

USC Sweeps Team and Individual Titles at PAC-10 Golf Championships
posted on April 20, 2011 at 12:16am

TEMPE, AZ -- Despite losing one of its top players to injury before the start of the final round, the USC women’s golf team played with four players and rallied through some tough stretches to win the 2011 Pac-10 Golf Championship at Karsten Golf Co...more

UCLA's Lua, USC's Popov tied for lead going into PAC-10 Golf Championships final
posted on April 19, 2011 at 12:16pm

Tempe, AZ - USC freshman Sophia Popov shot a 1-under 71 to move into a share of the lead and helped lift the #2 ranked Trojans to a seven-shot lead at the Pac-10 Women’s Golf Championships at Karsten Golf Course.  Popov, who won the ASU Ping I...more

Long Jumper Brianna Glenn: a Lesson in Perseverance and Grace [Video]
posted on April 19, 2011 at 12:05pm

At the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday, Olympic gold medalist Joanna Hayes interviewed world-class long jumper Brianna Glenn about not only her solid performance at the meet - Glenn placed 2nd behind 2009 World Champion Brittney Reese (6.83m) with a solid 6.75...more

Video: Allyson Felix discusses the Double, the Dougie, Cute Babies and Hula Hoops
posted on April 18, 2011 at 7:15pm

Above: Allyson Felix at the GSeries FIT launch party on April 12, 2011. At the GSeries FIT launch party in Beverly Hills on April last week, Olympic Gold Medalist and 3-time World Champion Allyson Felix discussed attempting the 200m/400m double at this...more

How WIN for KC has inspired me to compete again - and a request for Triathlon training advice!
posted on April 18, 2011 at 1:07pm

Recently I signed up for the WIN for KC triathlon, the largest women’s triathlon in the Midwest, set to take place on July 30, 2011, at Smithville Lake. This is a fairly new endeavor for me. I did a duathlon in high school as well as an indoor triat...more

D.C. Divas remain undefeated in their first season with the WFA
posted on April 17, 2011 at 10:46am

In December, it was announced that for the first time in history, the best tackle football teams in the sport would now reside under one umbrella: The Women's Football Alliance (WFA). The best teams in the Independent Women's Football League (IWFL)...more

Pro surfer Coco Ho on growing up with the waves, giving back to the kids and...Beyonce
posted on April 17, 2011 at 12:12am

Pro surfer Coco Ho unexpectedly qualified for the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Tour in 2009 and suddenly realized that what she grew up doing - surfing with her dad and brother - could turn into a career. She finished 4th on the tour and has...more

Miami Dolphins' youth initiatives cultivate the next generation's male and female leaders, on and off the field
posted on April 10, 2011 at 6:52pm

As part of Women's History Month each year since 1997, the Miami Dolphins host a girls high school football clinic at the team's facility, teaching over 450 ladies from South Florida the basic fundamentals of football. Then in April, the Dolphins host a g...more

Super Saturday with Girls Inc: Perseverance, Believing in Yourself and Girly Pushups
posted on April 10, 2011 at 5:43pm

Last Saturday in Indianapolis, I was honored to cap off Girls Inc of Greater Indianapolis' Super Saturday with Super Girls with some lessons about perseverance, believing in yourself and, that's right, girly pushups. How do you entertain 100 girls rangin...more

Philadelphia Liberty Belles down New England Nightmare 52-0
posted on April 10, 2011 at 4:30pm

PHILADELPHIA (via release) - What a difference a week makes. Last week the Philadelphia Liberty Belles struggled defensively and had a hard time getting their offense going in a 34-20 set back to the New York Sharks. On Saturday night at Northeast High S...more

Canadian Athletes are Funny
posted on April 9, 2011 at 11:08am

I have recently been alerted to the existence of the following videos, which I've now watched several times each, cracking up every time. Without social media, how would we know these talents existed?? Thank you, Twitter and YouTube! 1) Canadian Women's ...more

Rachel Maddow Rings a Cowbell for Women's Ski Jumpers
posted on April 7, 2011 at 3:51pm

Rachel Maddow dedicated several minutes to last night's show to talk about the long overdue addition of women's ski jumping to the Olympics. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy ...more

Long Time Coming: Women’s ski jumping finally added to the Olympic Program
posted on April 6, 2011 at 9:46am

LONDON, April 6, 2011 — For the first time in Olympic Winter Games history, women will participate in ski jumping, beginning in Sochi, Russia in 2014. The International Olympic Committee made the announcement today during the IOC Executive Board’s ...more

Texas A&M defeats Notre Dame 76-70 for the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championship
posted on April 5, 2011 at 11:17pm

If you missed the game tonight, I hope you can find a replay somewhere. There was no down time. No chance for bathroom breaks - except when ESPN extended a timeout to interview Texas A&M coach Gary Blair, forgetting that he...doesn't abbreviate his th...more

IOC set to approve women's ski jumping for Sochi
posted on April 5, 2011 at 12:03am

By STEPHEN WILSON The Associated Press LONDON — After a five-year wait and an unsuccessful legal battle to get into the 2010 Vancouver Games, women's ski jumping is set to take its place on the Olympic program this week. Women's jumping is among s...more

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