Posts Tagged ‘track and field’
Spectator and Spectrum are here throughout the next two weeks to bring you updates and interviews from Columbia Olympians in our #LondonLions series. Today, we profile one of our #LondonLions, Lisa Stublić. Follow @CU_Spectator and @CUSpecSports to make sure you’re up to date.
Lisa Stublić, CC ’06, is a Croatian marathoner. At Columbia, she trained under head track and field coach Willy Wood, where she made NCAA championships all four years for cross-country, and placed 10th her senior year to earn All-American status. Though American-born, post-graduation she immigrated to her father’s homeland country of Croatia, subsequently joining a track club where she began training for longer distances. In her marathon debut in 2010, Stublić set a Croatian record and earned the Olympic ‘A’ standard to allow her to compete in London.
Stublić is set to race on Sunday, August 5 at 6 a.m. We reached out to Stublić over email and got her to answer a few questions before she left for London.
1. What Olympic athlete are you gonna ask to call you maybe?
I am not going to ask any Olympic athlete to call me. I am already in a very serious relationship, so this is not an interest of mine. More »
Spectator and Spectrum are here throughout the next two weeks to bring you updates and interviews from Columbia Olympians in our #LondonLions series. Today, we have a viewer’s guide. Follow @CU_Spectator and @CUSpecSports to make sure you’re up to date.
If you weren’t able to join @CU_Spectator during our twitter party during the Opening Ceremony, don’t fret! There’s still plenty of Light Blue Olympics action on its way.
If you want live updates on how our #LondonLions fare, make sure to follow @CUSpecSports, since we’ll be tweeting results and interviews throughout the next two weeks.
Want to be able to check in on the action yourself? We’re here to help! Check out a viewer’s guide after the jump. More »
This Monday night, while competing in the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet, senior Kyle Merber put the icing on his incredible Columbia track and field career. Merber set the all-time collegiate record for an American in the 1,500 meter run with 3:35.59. Read more about Merber’s amazing run, and watch a video after the jump. More »
In this week’s who’s hot, who’s not, we’ve got good news from the golf team, good news for runners, but bad news if you’re a fan of a couple New York baseball teams.
Sports I tell myself I’m going to learn
Being that golf is as much of a life skill nowadays as a good handshake, I should probably learn how to play it. And, if I were looking for lessons, some individuals I might ask would be on Columbia’s golf team.
In the Princeton Invitational, the men’s team finished in third place, just two strokes behind the champion, Yale. On the women’s side, the Light Blue took second place behind Harvard. Sophomore Michelle Piyapattra took first place in the individual competition at the tournament, defending her title from last year.
So, note to self: work on the handshake, and learn to golf from Columbia’s team. More »
In this week’s “Who’s hot, who’s not,” we’ve got some really fast mile runners, an NFL prospect, an Ivy Leaguer in the NBA and more. Check it out to see where they all fall on the list.
Growing up in Minnesota, one of my favorite athletes was Matt Birk, a former all-pro Minnesota Viking (now with the Baltimore Ravens) who went to Harvard. This season, there were only two offensive linemen from the Ivy League on active NFL rosters (Birk and the Giants’ Kevin Boothe). Now if Adams were to get drafted, it would mark a 50 percent increase in Ivy League offensive linemen in the NFL. Some mock draft boards have him going as early as the sixth round. Bottom line: Jeff Adams is going to the NFL, and even more importantly, you could play as Jeff Adams in Madden 2013. More »
Trying to get in a sports fix right before the Super Bowl? Who’s hot, who’s not is here to help you get that last weekend of sports overdose you need before finally getting into studying-gear. Who’s hot, who’s not has got you covered for what’s trending in sports both in and out of the Columbia bubble this week!
Kyra Caldwell is fast. In the time it took you to read this sentence, she probably could have finished a 60-meter dash. Caldwell, a senior, just won the 60-meter hurdles at the Metropolitan Indoor Track and Field Championship last week with a blazing time of 8.64 seconds. She did not, however, beat the school record which, held by… Kyra Caldwell, is 8.24 seconds. This is just one of the three school records she holds, and her 60-meter hurdles time is so fast that it is an Ivy League record.
While the final result was not what the teams had anticipated, both the men and the women had numerous top performers on the individual side at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in New Haven, Conn. More »
After a two-hour lightning delay, the Light Blue track and field teams are finally finished with day one at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in New Haven, Conn. Several strong opening performances should give the women a chance to win the title.
Junior Sharay Hale began the day on a high note for the women with her outstanding performance in the 400m prelims, finishing in 52.46 seconds, more than three seconds faster than the next best competitor. Hale also posted the fastest time in the 200m prelims, positioning her for high finishes in both races. More »
Senior middle-distance runner Jeff Moriarty is not a particularly imposing figure when you first see him, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a calorie-burning machine.
Moriarty is another athlete who doesn’t equalize his calories throughout each meal of the day, but rather tries to get in one big meal and a couple of other snacks. He isn’t entirely sure about his calorie count, and he has a good reason.
“[My diet] is more about making sure I get enough of everything as opposed to just counting calories and being super neurotic about it,” he said.
Still, Moriarty was able to estimate his calorie count to be about 3,000 per day.
So how does this track and field star get in “enough of everything”? More »
After a great sophomore campaign where Sarah Engle was a finalist at the 2009 Outdoor Heptagonal championships, Engle continued her success at pole vaulting this year, recently setting the school record in the pole vault event. Read after the jump for our eleventh installment of “Five Questions,” with the aforementioned Sarah Engle. More »