Cara Hawkins (carabyrd)



United States

About carabyrd:

Cara Hawkins is a social media community manager and graduated with her masters in advertising from University of Texas. Cara is a former DII runner competing in everything from the 4x400m to Cross Country. She wrote a column on D2 running for 2 years on Flotrack. Cara can be described as a super fan of Track & Field, once even using social media to make it to Oregon to watch USA Track Championships.

carabyrd's Favorite Sports:

Olympics, Summer Games, Running, Cross Country, Track & Field

carabyrd's Posts:

Six Tips To Stick To Your 2014 Fitness Goals
posted on January 2, 2014 at 9:34pm

  It's easy to set fitness goals, but bringing them to fruition is another story. Life's turmoil, poor weather, and other excuses come up to prevent people from staying motivated to keep up with their goals. Most of people know about the benefit...more

Five Ways To Heal A Torn Muscle
posted on December 19, 2013 at 8:49pm

Torn muscles are terribly painful, and more often than not, they require some sort of immediate treatment. These injuries are quite common, especially among those that play intense sports. Torn muscles occur when there is too much strain inflected upon ...more

NCAA D1 XC Regionals Live Blog
posted on November 15, 2013 at 8:11am

Automatic Bids Arizona Providence Arkansas Georgetown Florida State Iowa State New Mexico Butler Colorado Virginia Dartmouth Michigan Minnesota Stanford William & Mary SMU Vanderbilt Villanova   At-Large Qualifiers Michigan S...more

Free Give Away! ESPN's NINE for IX DVD Sets!
posted on November 4, 2013 at 6:26am

We are excited to give away 3 sets of ESPN's NINE for IX DVD sets. We here at Womentalksports tuned in for this exceptional series and know our audience will enjoy owning this set. Check out the trailer below and how to enter the give away at the bottom...more

U.S. Women's National Team for Track & Field World Championships in Moscow
posted on July 19, 2013 at 4:32pm

We have a day left before qualifying marks need to be met for the 2013 Track and Field World Championships to determine who the US will send. There are only a few events left in question. In the 10k, Tara Erdmann will chase the A standard of 31:45 tonigh...more

BAWSI Service Immersion Opportunity for Graduating Female Athletes
posted on June 5, 2013 at 8:34pm

Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative is searching for graduating student-athletes who are positive change makers!...more

Ashley Higginson Taking Ownership (1 of 2)
posted on May 19, 2013 at 5:16pm

Ashley Higginson started the 2013 steeple season strong by taking the win at the Oxy High Performance meet this past Friday in a time of 9:45.83 and was just short of the 9:43.00 World A standard. Opening up in the steeple at Oxy was not Higginson&r...more

The winner of the Superwoman is Real giveaway is....
posted on March 16, 2013 at 11:10pm

We are very excited to announce the winner of the Believe I am and Betty Designs give-away! She is a superwoman herself, Dawn Dolobowsky.  Dawn told us a little about herself, “I am a physical therapy student, running coach and Oiselle team run...more

2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track & Field Preview
posted on March 9, 2013 at 12:07pm

  A/N: Thanks again goes to Scott Jedlicka (@scottyj512) for writing up this piece. He is getting his PHd in sports so he knows what he is talking about.    All times CST.   Day 2 Pentathlon (First event: 11:45 a.m.; rolling sche...more

2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track & Field Preview
posted on March 8, 2013 at 1:15pm

Author's Note: I had great help from Scott Jedlicka on this post and just want to give credit where credit is due.  All times CST.   Day 1 Weight Throw (12:30 p.m.) The favorite has to be senior Felisha Johnson (Indiana State), who finished...more

Ladia Albertson-Junkans is Balancing It All; Elite Running and a Full Time Job
posted on February 1, 2013 at 8:57am

          Ladia Albertson-Junkans is back to elite running after getting her graduate degree. She had a great prep career in Minnesota. She was the Minnesota State High School Cross Country champion as a sophomore and compete...more

University of Texas’s Bev Kearney forced to resign. Did she do wrong?
posted on January 13, 2013 at 10:06am

Whispers and rumors began to surround University of Texas’s women’s track and field coach, Bev Kearney in November when she was placed on administrative leave.  Many questioned what she could have possibly done.  Kearney had led the ...more

Finding Value for Athletes & Sponsors-Austin Track Club presents the Professional Track and Field Summitt
posted on November 27, 2012 at 8:43pm

As a track and field fan, it has been hard to ignore the turmoil brewing in the sport. This summer #Rule40 was a trending topic, before that the New York times covered Picky Gate when Lauren Fleshman had to remove her temporary tattoo and along the way Ni...more

2012 NCAA XC D1 preview
posted on November 15, 2012 at 9:50pm

The D1 NCAA Cross Country championships will happen this Saturday.  The race is being held at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky. The women’s race will begin at noon and if you can’t make it out to Louisville, you ...more

NCAA DI XC Regionals Live Blog
posted on November 9, 2012 at 8:27am

6:20 PM Last post...hope anyone who was following this throughout the day enjoyed it. I make no claims to certitude, so take these projections for what they are--an educated guess. Have a good weekend. 6:09 PM And the individual qualifiers... AUTOMATI...more

New York Marathon Preview
posted on November 2, 2012 at 9:06am

The ING New York marathon will go on despite the damage of Sandy.  New York Road runners have made adjustments including canceling the opening ceremonies and Dash to Finish 5k.  The marathon will happen and the elite fields are as strong as...more

Track & Field/Road Racing Roundup: First Weekend of October
posted on October 9, 2012 at 12:34pm

The first weekend of October saw a plethora of road races including the first major U.S. marathon of the fall, the Chicago marathon. For many elite runners it was a chance for redemption after not making the Olympic team and extend their summer fitness. H...more

Renee Metivier Baillie is Moving on Up (Distances that is)
posted on September 27, 2012 at 6:36pm

The Chicago Marathon is a little over a week away. The course is known for being fast and has become the race for many to debut at the distance. One of the runners making her debut at the marathon distance is Renee Metivier Baillie. Track and field fans a...more

Track & Field/Road Racing Roundup: Track, Mountain Running Champions & 20K USA Championships
posted on September 5, 2012 at 11:48am

Labor Day weekend did not mean that track and field athletes took the weekend off. There was still plenty of action on the roads and track including USA 20k championships, World Mountain running champions, Zagreb World Challenge and Zurich Diamond League....more

Track & Field/Road Racing Roundup: Post Olympics
posted on August 27, 2012 at 3:45pm

    The post-Olympic track season is slowly inching to an end and this past week featured two great meets.  Both  the 2012 Lausanne Diamond League meet and 2012 Birmingham Diamond League meet featured Olympians riding out their pea...more

Should there be Team Scoring for Track and Field at the Olympics?
posted on August 20, 2012 at 8:08pm

I have been absolutely lost at what to do know without the Olympics in my life. I know I will go back and begin following the Diamond League meets and any other European meets until cross country season and fall marathons roll around. This year the Olympi...more

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society is calling for papers on Title IX
posted on August 11, 2012 at 11:07am

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society Announces our 2013 Symposium. Transcending Gender Lines: Title IX and Transgender Rights The 1972 Education Amendment prohibiting sex-discrimination in federally funded education programs, Title IX, has ...more

Olympic 5k & 1500 meter preview
posted on August 10, 2012 at 1:32pm

Today is a women’s distance fans dream with both the 5k and 1500 meter finals on the track. The start lists have been posted and the preliminaries are done. All that is left is for the athletes to run the race. Here is who to watch. 5,000 meters- T...more

Rocktape Give-Away!
posted on August 7, 2012 at 5:04pm

Twitter Contest & Rocktape Give Away Womentalksports and Rocktape have teamed up to give you a chance to try out Rocktape for yourself.  From now to the closing ceremonies (August 7th to August 12th at 6:00 PM CST), we want to hear on ...more

Olympic 100 meter hurdles Preview
posted on August 7, 2012 at 11:51am

  As of right now, we do not know who will be in the 100 meter hurdle finals. The semi-finals will take a few hours earlier. The favorite is Australia’s Sally Pearson. Pearson is the reigning world champion and holds the fastest performance in...more

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