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World’s Top 3 Female Track & Field Athletes for 2010

Sanya Richards-Ross

SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS  – USA – 200 & 400 meter dash world champion

Sanya Richards-Ross (USA), the 2009 World Athlete of the Year and one of 14 IAAF Diamond League Ambassadors, participated in a media conference call this afternoon. Richards-Ross, the reigning World Champion in the 400m, who has already confirmed her participation in the inaugural IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha (14 May), in Oslo (4 June) and Eugene (3 July). She opens her season on Saturday at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.


Blanka Vlasic


2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, UK 5th  
World Championships Osaka, Japan 1st  
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st  
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st  
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 2nd 2.05 m (xo)
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st  
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 1st  
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 1st  
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 1st 2.00 m (o)
Jessica Ennis

JESSICA ENNIS –GBR  – Pentathlon

2010 World Indoor Championships

Event Result Position Points Overall Notes
60 metre hurdles 8.04 secs 1st 1,120 1st (1,120)
High jump 1.90 m 1st 1,106 1st (2,226)
Shot put 14.01 m 5th 795 1st (3,021) Personal Best
Long jump 6.44 m 3rd 988 1st (4,009) Personal Best
800 metres 2:12.55 2nd 928 1st (4,937) Personal Best
Pentathlon     4,937 1st New World Indoor Champion, new Championship Record




May 27, 2010 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

World’s Top 3 Male Track & Field Athletes for 2010

Usain Bolt rated #1 in world

1)     USAIN BOLT – JAMAICA – 100 & 200

Bolt is the World Record holder in both the 100 & 200 meter races.  He continues to dominate on the world scene most recently winning in Shanghai.

Bolt holds world and Olympic records in both the 100 and 200 meters, with time of 9.58 seconds and 19.30 seconds respectively.  He is the first man in history to beak both world records at one Olympics and the first man to win both the 100 and 200 meter events at the same Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984.

Tyson Gay ranked #2 in world

2)     TYSON GAY – USA – 100

Career Highlights: 2009 World Outdoor 100m silver medalist; 2007 World Outdoor 100m, 200m champion and 4x100m gold medalist; 2007 Visa Outdoor champion;  3-time USA 100m champion (2006-2008); 2005 USA 200m champion; 2004 NCAA 100m champion; 2002 JUCO 100m champion; 2004 SEC 100m, 200m, 4x100m champion; 2007 & 2009 Jesse Owens Award winner

Ezekiel Kemboi ranked #3 in world


Personal best     3,000m Steeplechase: 8:02.49 (2003) 

Career highlights

2002 – 2nd, Commonwealth Games, Manchester
2003 – 2nd, World Championships, Paris
2003 – 1st, All Africa Games, Abuja
2004 – 1st, Olympic Games, Athens
2005 – 2nd, World Championships, Helsinki
2006 – 1st, Commonwealth Games, Melbourne  

2010 8:06.28   Doha 14/05/2010
  2009 7:58.85   Doha 08/05/2009
  2008 8:09.25   Athína (Olympic Stadium) 13/07/2008
  2007 8:05.50   Athína (Olympic Stadium) 02/07/2007


May 27, 2010 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Army Celebrating 235th Birthday with a fun Run/Walk on June 5

U.S. Army to celebrate 235th birthday on June 5

   The U.S. Army will be celebrating its 235th Birthday and Celso Tadeo from Pohakuloa Training Area is putting together a fun run/walk celebration on Friday, June 5, starting at 7:30 am from Liliuokalani Park.

   Event organizers will have static displays, door prizes, awards and more, according to Tadeo.  “During the post race celebration we will be cake cutting and we’d like the entire community to come out and celebrate with us,” he said.  “Participation in the run/walk is not necessary to attend the cake cutting ceremony.”

  Registration forms are available at Pohakuloa Training Area, Spencer Fitness Center, Waiakea Recreation Center, and Hilo area Army National Guard and Reserve Centers.

   Tee shirts will be given to the first 75 people entered.  For more information email celso.tadeo@us.army.mil or call Tadeo at 969-2401.

May 26, 2010 Posted by | Events, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keaau Athletic Awards Presented for 2009-2010

Cougar Power

* JV baseball: Konner Kanetani (Most Outstanding Athlete); Yechan Kang (Coaches award).

* Varsity baseball: Jonathan Chow (MOA); Ashley Silva Jr. (CA).

* Boys JV basketball: Nelson Enos (MOA); Chase Paulino (CA).

* Boys varsity basketball: Haku Ishibashi (MOA); Richard handy (CA).

* Girls JV basketball: Randi Estraada (MOA); Sabrina Nakaima (CA).

* Girls varsity basketball: Jackie Kaio-Goo (MOA); Shyla Ronia (CA).

* Boys bowling: No. MOA; Matthew Vidinha (CA).

* Girls bowling: No MOA; Precious Duyao (CA).

* Varsity cheerleading: Treldy Domingo (MOA); Elisha Tenorio (CA).

* JV cheerleading: Alyssa Domingo (MOA); Chaslyn Marques (CA).

* Boys cross country: No MOA; Shawn Andy Andrada (CA).

* Girls cross country: DeeAnn Nishimura-Thornton (MOA); Mary Jessica Wuscher (CA).

* JV football: Kau Eggers (MOA); Treyven AhQuin-Fely (CA).

* Varsity football: Dathan Toribio (MOA); Mana Puahala (CA).

* Boys/girls judo: Justin Naehu (MOA); Micah Ramos (CA).

* Boys/girls paddling: Leimomi Cariaga (MOA); Dyson Sarme-Medeiros (CA).

* Boys soccer: Richard Handy (MOA); Kevin Olsen (CA).

* Girls soccer: Mary Jessica Wuscher (MOA); Chloe Frizelle (CA).

* JV softball: Mahina Homalon (MOA); Christine Belmes (CA).

* Varsity softball: Chelsey Pacatang-Hirai (MOA); Jaclanne Pagala (CA).

* Boys tennis: Benido Alonzo (MOA); Neil Gorospe (CA).

* Girls tennis: Megan Fujitake (MOA); Ailene Navarro (CA).

* Boys track: Daniel Brooks (MOA); Shawn Andy Andrada (CA).

* Girls track: Randi Estrada (MOA); Azmera Hammouri-Davis (CA).

* Varsity boys volleyball: Kainoa Duarte (MOA); Dylan Butler (CA).

* JV girls volleyball: Kirsten Ishibashi (MOA); Tonisha Baybayan (CA).

* Girls varsity volleyball: Randi Estrada (MOA); Leilani Kelekoma (CA).

* Boys wrestling: Cheyden Quiocho (MOA); Alexander Kaetsu (CA).

* Girls wrestling: Cherese Shelton (MOA); no CA.

* Athlete of the Year: Daniel Brooks (male), Jackie Kaio-Goo (female).

* Scholar Athlete of Year: Shawn-Andy Andrada (male), Chloe Frizelle (female).

* Athletic Director’s Award: Richard Handy Jr. (male), Shyla Ronia (female).

* Rookie of the Year: Talon Ota, Tonisha Baybayan, Matthew Shimabukuro, Shani Cosma.

May 25, 2010 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rainbow track & field athlete, Amber Kaufman, receives National Recognition

Kaufman sets UH high jump record

  • Amber Kaufman is a two-sport athlete, as well as an Academic All-American in the WAC in both volleyball and track and field. In 2009 she finished with a bronze medal in the high jump and became the first UH medalist at the national level in more than 25 years. This past season she helped lead the UH Rainbow Wahine team to the NCAA national semi-finals.

Kaufman placed third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the high jump and became the first UH athlete to medal at the event in 25 years…named USTFCCCA All-American during both indoor and outdoor seasons…smashed the school high jump record and posted the nation’s second-best jump of 6-4 (1.93m) at the WAC Outdoor Championship, where she won gold and was named co-Field Athlete of the Meet…became the first UH athlete to win an NCAA Regional event with a jump of 6-1.5…placed sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships…captured the WAC Indoor Championship high jump gold medal…named to USTFCCCA and WAC all-academic teams.

First UH athlete in 25 years to earn national medal

May 25, 2010 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment