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Q&A with Demi Payne

Former Texas A&M track and field head coach Charlie Thomas passes away -- article 

Q&A with Norman Grimes

January 22-24
"JaCorian Duffield, who entered the weekend ranked No. 3 in the nation and No. 13 in the world, cleared 2.25m/7-4.50 to break his school record and move up to No. 2 on the NCAA list, but he wasn't done there.
On his very next jump, Duffield cleared 2.28m/7-5.75, smashing his own school and meet records, while moving up into a tie for first in the nation and No. 3 in the world." -- Texas Tech Website

"Cierra White ran the women's 200 meter dash at an incendiary pace, finishing in 23.18, good enough for a school record and the No. 2 mark in not just the nation, but the world as well." -- Texas Tech Website

"In the men's weight throw, Kole Weldon made his season debut for the Red Raiders, and started with a bang. His launch of 20.25m/66-5.25 not only won the event, but was a school record and a collegiate best as well." -- Texas Tech

"Morolake Akinosun posted a meet record in the final of the women's 60 meters, clocking in at 7.22 seconds. She shaved .01 off her personal best time to post the No. 10 performance and remains the No. 4 individual in the event at UT." -- UT Website

"Kendall Baisden also set a meet record running 51.81 seconds in the 400 meters. Her time is No. 7 in school history and makes the fifth fastest Longhorn all-time. Baisden's time is the fastest in the nation so far this season, as well." -- UT Website

"UT's third win at the McCravy Memorial came in the women's 3,000 meters. Sophomore transfer Sandie Raines pulled away from the field to win by nearly four seconds with a time of 9:21.16. She cut more than 25 seconds off her previous best time in the event." -- UT Website

"Bralon Taplin posted a world-leading time of 45.78 seconds in claiming the 400m victory and just missed the best-ever-mark for the event held in an indoor dual scoring meet." -- A&M Website

"On the women’s side in the 400 meters, Kamaria Brown produced the second fastest time in the world for the 2015 indoor season with a winning mark of 52.96 seconds." -- A&M Website

"Sophomore Trayvon Bromell headlined a group of eight Baylor track and field athletes that recorded top-five finishes at the Rod McCravy Memorial Saturday at Nutter Field House." (6.54 60-meter dash is a school record and fastest in the nation thus far.) -- Baylor Website

"Freshman Spring Lucky-Dania (Round Rock/Cedar Ridge HS) broke the school record in the 60 hurdles with a time of 9.21 while fellow freshman Sarea Alexander (San Antonio/MacArthur HS) broke her own record in the triple jump with a mark of 38-2.5 to take fifth place.  Myah Antwi (Huntsville/Huntsville HS) just missed breaking her own school record in the shot put with a toss of 42-5.5, a half inch off her best." -- Incarnate Word Website

"In a star-studded field (Vanderbilt Invitational), featuring three ranked schools and several of the Southeastern Conference’s top schools, Kalu finished second in the 60-meter (7.33) and third in the 200-meter (24.21)."


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Q&A with Texas City's Asa Garcia 

Vault Marks Under Attack Around the Nation!
    1. Sandi Morris (Arkansas) breaks Kaitlin Petrillose's year-old NCAA Indoor Mark, raises the bar to 15' 1.50"
    2. 17 hours later, Demi Payne of SFA breaks Morris' record, raising the bar to 15' 02.25"
    3.  At Arkansas HS Indoor, Lexi Weeks of the Arkansas Vault Club takes 3 attempts at Desiree Freier's mark set last year, but comes up short.
    4.  Armond Duplantis (Louisiana) breaks his own high school freshman mark, soaring to 16-8 at the Reno PV Summit
    5.  Sam Kendricks (former NCAA Champion and now with Nike / ESSX) clears 19-3 at the Reno PV Summit

Video of Demi Payne's 15-02.25 jump 
Video of Sam Kendricks' 19-3 jump  
Video of Mondo Duplantis' 16-8 jump 
Video of Sandi Morris' 15-01.50 jump 

Olivia Ekpone (A&M), Shamier Little (A&M), Courtney Okolo (UT), Kaitlin Petrillose (UT), Shelbi Vaughan (A&M), Trayvon Brommell (Baylor), Ryan Crouser (UT), Deon Lendore (A&M), Anthony Rotich (UTEP) -
Bowerman Pre-season Watch List Nominees

UIL 2015 Expanded State Meet Schedule Released: May 14-16 - SCHEDULE

2015 TX T&F Hall of Fame Class: Dean Smith, Dave Clark, Amy Acuff, Sue Humphrey, Bubba Thornton, Earl Young

Texas A&M High School results
    *Central Texas Elite TC sets new A&M HS Indoor 4x8 girl's mark at 9:37.42
    *Winner's Edge sets new A&M HS Indoor 4x8 boy's mark at 7:56.96
    *Asa Garcia sets new A&M HS Indoor triple jump mark at 40-02.25
    *Meia Gordon sets new A&M HS Indoor shot put mark at 48-11.50
    *Andrew Hudson is the first at A&M Indoor meet to double in 60m and 200m dashes

UH track sets records, run top world times - full story 

Full Results from the January 3, 2015 Expo Explosion VI  

Congratulations to Shawn Barber who vaults 5.87m at Expo Explosion VI, establishing numerous records in the process - YouTube

The Greenhill School (SPC) is looking for a long distance coach for the Spring (Feb. 2 - May 1)
Part-time - stipend coaching position only / Contact Stacey Johnson, Head T&F,  

Congratulations to Myles Marshall (Kingwood) who's named "2014 USATF Youth Athlete of the Year after taking home gold at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China." -- full story  

UST-ESSX Brochure / UST-ESSX Price List 

What to consider when purchasing a javelin  

Officiating HS Track & Field - book and PPT presentation (180 slides) - Updated for the 2015 season
Order from the website at 

Jeremy Wariner Sprints into Baylor's Hall of Fame -- full story  

GILL Athletics Announces Official Corporate Partnership with NFHS -- read press release 

TTFCA Interview with 2-time NCAA PV Champion Sam Kendricks -- video 

2015-16 NCAA Rule Book -- download here 

Elite Sportz of Fort Worth's upcoming Pole Vault Season -- schedule   

Information about a Texas Track & Field Coaches Association Scholarship coming soon 

Required “box collar” for 2015 spring track season.  Coaches - place your orders soon to have them in time for practice. 


TCU's Numbers Game - Sub-10 Club -- full story 

DeLoss Dodds Honored by K-State -- full story 

Construction on Baylor's Clyde Hart T&F Stadium coming along nicely - video

Congratulations to Yulanda Nelson - 2014 Baylor Hall of Fame inductee - full story

2014-15 OU Coaches Education Series - brochure

Carl Lewis to join Houston Cougar Track & Field Staff Full-time -- story

Congratulations to Kingwood's Myles Marshall for capturing gold in the 800 of the World Youth Olympic Games in China.  See the video on the USA MileSplit site

Congratulations to Trayvon Bromell of Baylor for a silver medal in the 100 meters at the IAAF World Juniors in Eugene.  As well, congratulations to Desiree Freier of Justin Northwest for a silver medal in the pole vault at the IAAF World Juniors.  Her 14-07.25 extends her American outdoor high school record. 

Basic Block Start Mechanics for Sprinters - by Randy Adair [Presented Summer of 2014 at THSCA; reprinted with permission]

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6th Annual Texas Track & Field Hall of Fame Class Announced - Acuff, Clark, Humphrey, Smith, Thornton, Young
Read Press Release w/Bios
Congratulations to SFA's Demi Payne who breaks her own NCAA Indoor Vault mark at 15' 7" - just 1 week after breaking Arkansas' Sandi Morris' mark - The Year of the Vault is underway!
TTFCA Meet of Champions Information -
Read the Initial Press Release
Texas City HS's Asa Garcia -- UT Signee