Jesse Squire (tracksuperfan)

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The Track & Field Superblog

Obsessive Coverage from an Obsessive Fan: All things pertaining to the highest levels of track & field, road racing, and cross country

Journalism vs PR-Carmelita Jeter & Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce walk-out
Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations. The above quote is generally attributed to George Orwell but it appears that he never said or wrote it. It feels Orwellian though, and if someone newswo...[Read on]
A Tale of Two College Track & Field Coaches
Over the last seven days I’ve met with two relatively new college coaches, or at least new to my little corner of Ohio, to talk about ways to give our sport a higher profile. I’m very happy to report that both of these two have no shortage of...[Read on]
Worst. Announcing. Ever. (Track & Field)
Saturday’s live coverage of the NCAA Championships may have seen the worst announcing of all time. I do not believe I am engaging in hyperbole here. The list of errors and their egregiousness is unbelievable. I’ll admit I’m going off ...[Read on]
Track & Field World Power Rankings — Women
Prefontaine Classic edition Who are the world’s best athletes right now? Here’s a rundown for the women’s events contested at this weekend’s big Nike Prefontaine Classic. Athletes slated to compete in Eugene are in bold. 100 me...[Read on]
Track and Field World Power Rankings — Women
Adidas Grand Prix edition Who are the world’s best athletes in each event? It’s not necessarily the same ranking as on the world lists for each event (although there is quite a bit of crossover). We don’t have win-loss standings, and the Diamon...[Read on]
Track & Field Dual Meet Hall of Fame: Sheila Hudson
The second-to-last athlete honored in the spring 2013 class of the Dual Meet Hall of Fame is Cal long/triple jumper Sheila Hudson. Hudson was a four-time NCAA Champion, three times in the triple jump and once in the long jump. In dual meet competition s...[Read on]
Dual Meet Hall of Fame: Jackie Joyner (Kersee)
As a nod to the USC-UCLA rivalry, every spring will see one athlete from each of the two universities honored in the Dual Meet Hall of Fame. The last athlete was a Trojan and this one will be a Bruin. She’s only the greatest athlete of all time,...[Read on]
Track & Field Major Conference Championship Team Projections
The two major conference championships going on this weekend are the SEC and Pac-12. So who is going to win? One way is to look at the USTFCCCA rankings. In a situation like this, though, those are not exactly helpful–those rankings are a numeric...[Read on]
Dual Meets: An example of Efficiency
I do a lot with collegiate dual meets. I do rankings, schedules, records, all kinds of stuff. It’s not necessarily that I think they’re the best form of college track competition–meets like Penn and Drake and conference and national ch...[Read on]
2013 Outdoor NCAA Track & Field: Women’s All-Dual Meet Team
The final women’s collegiate dual-meet rankings will be released tomorrow. Ahead of that announcement, I chose my first ever All-Dual Meet Team. These are all athletes who competed in dual meets, and specifically in the events for which they were ...[Read on]