6 Questions w/Richie Mercado - IAAF U20 World Championships Asst. Coach
For the past 34 years, 33 as its head coach, Richie Mercado has established himself as a paragon of coaching, not only in Texas, but also on the national and international scenes. At the helm of the St. John's Mavericks in Houston, Mercado has guided his track & field teams to multiple SPC State Championships, helped numerous athletes obtain college scholarships and mentored numerous coaches through his efforts with USATF Levels certification, As a reward for his excellence
IAAF World U20 Championships: Texas Athletes' Preview
In just a dozen days, many of the world's best under-20 track & field athletes will converge upon the gorgeous city of Tampere, Finland to compete in the 2018 IAAF World Championships, and among these stars are nine from the Lone Star State. So, let's meet these Texans representing the United States. Sanaa Barnes - Northwest Nelson - Villanova signee After winning the 6A UIL State High Jump Championship in 2017, Barnes looked to repeat in 2018, only to fall to second place.
Finland, home of the IAAF World U20 Championships, and Santa Claus
From July 10-15, 2018, the world's best U20 track and field athletes converge upon the beautiful country of Finland for the annual IAAF World U20 Championships. But how much do you know about Finland? Yes, there's a Santa Claus Village, as the Finns claim (among others) the origin of St. Nick, but you probably had an inkling about this due to its geography and proximity to the North Pole. Santa Claus Village So let's catch up on Facts about Finland. 1. It's technically call
Year in Review: Story #2 - Vault Assault
The USTFCCCA labeled 2015 as The Year of the Vault. Sandi Morris and Demi Payne broke each other's records weekly, Sam Kendricks established the foundation to become America's top male vaulter, and Mondo was a mere shell of himself at 17-04.75. Paulo Benavides of El Paso Franklin finished the season #1 in the US at 17-10.50, while the Weeks sisters (Lexi and Tori) from Cabot, Arkansas closed the season #1 and #2 at 14-07.50 (US all-time #1) and 14-01 respectively. Texas, in