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:

Joanna Hayes on achieving the dream and what her daughter's world will be like
posted on July 16, 2011 at 2:31pm

Joanna Hayes shocked everyone but herself when she won gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens in the 100m hurdles, setting an Olympic record of 12.37. At the 2011 Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year banquet in Hollywood, California, she talked about bel...more

Video: Jessica Mendoza on Work-Life Balance
posted on July 15, 2011 at 6:34pm

Jessica Mendoza is a professional softball player for the USSSA Pride, works for ESPN as an analyst, has served as the Women's Sports Foundation President and is a wife and mother. At the 2011 Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year banquet, she talked a...more

Video: Lisa Leslie on carrying the torch
posted on July 15, 2011 at 6:30pm

At the 2011 Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year banquet in Hollywood, California, I spoke with basketball legend Lisa Leslie (4-time Olympic gold medalist and the first woman to dunk in a WNBA game) about carrying the torch that has been passed from ...more

Let's Hear it for the Girls: 2011 Gatorade High School Female Athletes of the Year
posted on July 15, 2011 at 3:52pm

LOS ANGELES (July 12, 2011) - Some of the biggest names in high school and professional sports convened in Los Angeles Tuesday night as Gatorade honored the top prep male and female athletes with the ninth annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year a...more

USA Champions Brittney Reese and Morgan Uceny ride their momentum to victories in Lausanne
posted on July 1, 2011 at 10:23am

Just days after winning the long jump at the USA Track & Field Championships (her fourth straight national championship) in a personal best 23 feet 7 1/4 inches (7.19m), 2009 World Champion Brittney Reese flew to Lausanne, Switzerland, to nab her...more

Flanagan dominates the 10K, Michelle Carter battles Jillian Camarena-Williams for Shot Put title
posted on June 24, 2011 at 10:51am

A quick update from Eugene before we go to the Flotrack group run at the track. We got in too late last night to catch any action in person, but we got the updates from Twitter and from chatting with Katie Landry from the USATF in the hotel parking lot. S...more

Bislett Games to be streamed live, Ato Boldon to answer fan questions during new "Cool Down" segment
posted on June 9, 2011 at 12:06am

Universal Sports continues its extensive Diamond League Track & Field coverage this week with the ExxonMobil Bislett Games from Oslo, Norway on Thursday, June 9, at 8:00 p.m. ET. The Bislett Games will be the fifth meet of the 2011 IAAF Samsung Diamon...more

Prefontaine Classic serves up some upsets, some world leaders and some drama
posted on June 5, 2011 at 7:15pm

The 2011 Prefontaine Classic was an exciting one on many levels, from the Friday Distance Night being added to a few big upsets to some blazing performances. I had a great time watching the Distance Night live on RunnerSpace.com and chatting about the mee...more

WTS Radio Show: Eating Disorders in Female Distance Runners with Guests Lauren Fleshman and Lize Brittin
posted on June 4, 2011 at 5:21pm

One in five female distance runners has an eating disorder and many more have some type of unhealthy relationship with food and their body. In sports where leanness and lightness are encouraged to maximize performance, eating disorders are not uncommon an...more

The crowd goes wild in Rome for track & field superstars (Video Highlights)
posted on May 27, 2011 at 1:13pm

Photo courtesy of UniversalSports.com The third Diamond League meet of the year was the best one yet, with superstars Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ross going head-to-head in the 200m and 400m, Blanka Vlasic entertaining the crowd at the high jump p...more

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

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