USATF Indoor Track & Field Event Coverage:
2005 Powered by Tyson Invitational
Here is event coverage from February 11, 2005 Powered by Tyson Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville Arkansas. This event proved to be an outstanding meet with eighteen-year-old LaShawn Merritt posting the third-fastest indoor 400-meter time in history when beating Bershawn Jackson and Andrew Rock in 44.93. Bernard Lagat ran the third-fastest time ever in the men’s mile and was ahead of world record pace through 1200 meters. High hurdle ace Allen Johnson took the men’s 60 meter event in world leading time (7.51) while Danielle Carruthers won the women’s event over Jamaican Michelle Freeman. Other winners include Hazel Clark in the 800, Jason Smoots in the open 60, Alistair Cragg in the 3,000 and Wallace Spearmon of the University of Arkansas in the 200 meters. For complete results visit the
2005 Reebok Boston Indoor Games
This is the January 2005 television broadcast of the Reebok Boston Indoor Games that contains a remarkable world record in the women’s 5,000 meters as 19 year old Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba runs the distance in 14:32.93, nearly seven seconds faster than the previous record. The men’s mile featured seven finishers under four minutes with Laban Rotich setting a new meet record of 3:53.18 ahead of Bernard lagat and Alistair Cragg took the men’s 3,000 over Kenenisa Bekele who appeared to misjudge how many laps remained. American winners included David Krummenacker in the 1,000 meters, Muna Lee in the 200, Jason Smoots in the 60, Danielle Carruthers in the 60 meter hurdles, and in the high school mile Aislinn Ryan defeated Nicole Blood while Leaf Barnes won on the boy’s side. Visit the USATF for all the results as well as to purchase this DVD.
2005 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships
Here is your chance to watch the 2005 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletics Center in Boston, Massachusetts. On the women’s side see Angela Daigle taking the 60 meter sprint to win the overall series and accept the $25,000 bonus. Danielle Carruthers won the hurdle event, Dee Dee Trotter dominated the 400, Hazel Clark took the 800 meters, Jennifer Toomey defended her 1,500 meter title as did Shayne Culpepper in the 3,000 meters. The men’s side saw Kevin Hicks in the 800, Mardy Scales in th 60 meters, Jonathon Riley in the 3,000 meters, and Scott McGowan (whose previous claim to fame was being the first person from Montana to break 4:00 minutes in the mile) was the surprise winner in the 1,500 with a winning time of 3:44.06. You may purchase this DVD from the USATF site where they also have
complete results from all the events.
2005 Verizon Millrose Games
Welcome to Madison Square Garden in New York City for the televised broadcast of the Verizon Millrose Games held on February 4th, 2005. There are 40 events scheduled comprising of 10 high school, 9 collegiate, 17 invitational and 4 youth events. The Wanamaker Mile featured Bernard Lagat shattering one of the Millrose Games’ most hallowed records when finishing in 3:52.86 in front of the crowd of 13,519. The 60 meter hurdles went to Allen Johnson (7.53) and Linda Ferga-Khodadin (8.01) of France. Berhanu Alemu won the 800 where there was a dramatic fall from Khadevis Robinson. Hazel Clark clocked 2:06.00 for her third straight 800 title. Bershawn Jackson won the 600-yard run, Carmen Douman-Hussar won the women’s mile, and Dee Dee Trotter easily took the 400 in 53.94. Go to the USATF site for all the results.
2006 AT&T USA Indoor
96 minutes. Here is the final meet of the 2006 Indoor Visa Championship Series held in Boston. A fast sprinter, Lisa Barber, and a big-name hurdler, Terrence Trammell, won the Visa Champion titles. Barber ran 7.09 in the 60 meters while Trammell won the hurdle event in 7.46 (over Dominique Arnold) and got second in the 60 meters with 6.53, just .01 behind winner Leonard Scott. Other notable events included the men’s 400 meters, Khadevis Robinson and David Krummenacker battling it out in the 800m, and Adam Goucher running away from the pack in with a 7:49.78 time in the 3,000 meters. You may purchase this television presentation DVD from the USATF where you can also go to see complete results.
Track & Field Championships
2006 Reebok Boston Indoor Games
This is the first meet of the 2006 Visa Championship Series. During this 94 minute presentation you will see many world-leading marks and two world records threatened. One of the most anticipated events of the night was Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia attempting to break her own world record in the women’s 5,000 meters where she clocked 14:35.46. Terrence Trammell took the 60 meters in 6.57 and David Krummenacker had a world leading mark of 2:21.37 in the 1,000 meter event. With perhaps one of the best indoor fields ever gathered on U.S. soil, the Reebok men’s mile turned into one of the most exciting races of the night with 11 of the 12 runners finishing with times under 4:00. This DVD is the television broadcast of the event so you will also have all the commentary and interviews without the commercial interruptions. Purchase your copy through at the USATF website.
2006 Tyson Invitational
Just a week after the 99th Millrose Games the crowds were lined up outside the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas for more elite track action. A special buzz was in the air with hometown favorite Wallace Spearmon seeking a world record in the 300 meters, and he did not disappoint as he lowered the mark to 31.88. He also led Kerron Clement and Lashawn Merritt under the previous best as all three broke the 32 second mark. The 4 x 400 relay team of Spearmon, Clement, Williamson and Wariner shattered the previous USA indoor best by clocking 3:01.96. This DVD contains the television broadcast of the event, without the commercials, and has a run-time of 72 minutes.
2007 AT&T USA Indoor
The 2007 AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships DVD is the last stop on the indoor tour. Here are some of the running highlights: Hasani Roseby in the 60 m dash, Shayne Culpepper in the mile, Nikeya Green in the 800, Lolo Jones in the short hurdle race, and American record holder Shalane Flanagan in the women’s 3,000m. On the men’s side you will see seven-time NCAA Division III champion Nick Symmonds in the 800m, Alan Webb and Gabe Jennings battling in the mile, Matt Tegenkamp in the 3,000, Ron Bramlett in the 60m high hurdles, and Greg Nixon in the open 60. This DVD contains 98 minutes of television coverage and can be ordered directly from the USATF.com where you can also go to see complete results and commentary about the event.
Track & Field Championships
2007 Millrose Games
14,905 fans filled Madison Square Garden to watch a night filled with legends during the 100th Millrose Games, the Garden’s longest continuously held event. Gail Devers, now 40, stole the show with a start-to-finish effort in the 60 meter hurdles in 7.86 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year and nearly a full second better than the listed world record for masters over-40 athletes (8.71). In the Mondo men’s 60 meter dash, world indoor record holder Maurice Greene went down allowing Shawn Crawford to win his second race of the Visa Championship series in 6.56 seconds. High school races were also held with Danielle Tauro winning her second straight girls’ mile in 4:52.81, while Jason Weller took the boys’ race in a personal best 4:15.81. Bernard Lagat closed off the evening with a stirring win in the Wanamaker mile over Commonwealth Games champion Craig Mottram. To view complete results of this second stop of USA Track & Field’s Visa Championships Series visit USATF.com where you can also place your order to own this magical evening of athletics which runs for 141 minutes.
2007 Reebok Boston Indoor Games
The 2007 Reebok Boston Indoor Games broadcast is the first of three stops on the Indoor Visa Championship Series. This night featured a remarkable world record set by Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia in the women’s 5,000 meters (14:27.42) as well as additional 5 national records falling. Shalane Flanagan lowered the American record in the women’s 3,000 meters (8:33.25) and Kim Smith of New Zealand was third with a national record time of 8:38.14.. Sarah Jamieson set an Australian national record in the mile run with a time of 4:28.03. Nick Symmonds, a seven-time NCAA Division III champion, won the men’s 800 meter run in 1:48.15. Alan Webb took the mile run a personal-best of 3:55.18 with a solo performance. In addition there was Mark Coogan in the men’s masters mile in 4:24.71, and high school mile performances of Danielle Tauro (4:52.20) and Duncan Phillips (4:09.20). You can order this 93 minute DVD directly from USATF.com who also maintains complete results of this competition.
2007 Tyson Invitational
The 2007 Tyson Invitational DVD from Fayetteville, Arkansas was one stop on the Visa Indoor Series and highlights many impressive performances. Some of the most outstanding ackomplishments include Allyson Felix in the 300 meters (36.33), LaShawn Merritt in the fastest 400 meters in the world this season of 45.51, Marshevet Hooker in the 60 meters (7.26) and Shawn Crawford in the men's 60 meters in 6.61 seconds. There is also Collegiate action as well as outstanding relay performances. You may buy this 97 minute DVD today direct from USATF.com and also visit their website to view complete results.
99th Millrose Games
This DVD contains the television broadcast of the 99th running of the Millrose Games and has a run time of 94 minutes. Made available by the USATF, you can purchase it in their store. This event was held on February 3, 2006 with an impressive crowd of 14,851 who filled Madison Square Garden in New York City. The crowd was not let down as there was a photo finish in the adidas women’s 60 meters as well as an impressive run by Bernard Lagat in the Wanamaker Mile (winning over Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia) with a finishing time of 3:56.85.