| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Brigetta Barett is accustomed to hitting high notes, athletically and artistically.
Barrett, who won a silver medal in the women’s high jump at the London Olympics last summer and is a six-time NCAA champion, sang the national anthem before...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Brenda Martinez of Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday became the first American woman to win a medal in the 800 at the world track and field championships, using a late kick to finish third at the Luzhniki Stadium track in Moscow on the final day of competition....
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:42 PM
One day at the 1997 World Track and Field Championships in Athens, Greece, the Sunday Times of London writer David Walsh asked me if I were writing about doping in every story.
This was a few years before Walsh published two books about Lance Armstrong,...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 6:54 PM
The year before the Olympics is traditionally when athletes emerge into the spotlight that will follow them through the next Summer or Winter Games.
Performances at world championships in the pre-Olympic year reveal new faces or make us more familiar...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 10:46 AM
It couldn't have gotten much better for track and field than the last three races on Monday's program at the world championships.
Until further review, that is.
And then another disqualification of a world record-holder left a bittersweet taste as the...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 10:57 AM
When Allyson Felix looked to her right at the press conference for the women's 200 meters Friday, she saw the two women's sprint stars of her sport.
That was supposed to be the right way to look at Felix less than a year before the London Olympics....
| Sep 8, 2011
| 2:06 PM
Allyson Felix sounded exhausted.
Felix called me Wednesday from Zurich, Switzerland, where she had gone after winning her fourth medal at the World Track & Field Championships that ended Sunday in Daegu, South Korea.
"Hanging in there,'' she said with...
| Aug 9, 2012
State lawmakers propose tax breaks for California Olympians...
| Aug 27, 2012
Torrance Bishop Montgomery will honor alumnus Carmelita Jeter, the silver medalist in the 100 meters at the London Olympic Games, on Sept. 11 with "Carmelita Jeter Day" on campus. The school will hold a pep rally at 11 a.m. --......