April 7th, 2013
Click here to view photos from the 2013 Carlsbad 5000
Dejen Gebremeskel, 2012 Olympic silver medalist for 5,000 meters, scored a three-peat, by winning his third consecutive Carlsbad 5000. Gebremeskel also became the fourth male competitor to win three Carlsbad victories in the race’s history.
Geleta Burka (F2) won the Women’s Elite race in 15:26, one second ahead of Mercy Cherono (F1):
Even the bananas run fast at Carlsbad:
March 3rd, 2013
Click here to view photos from the 2013 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships — Day 1
The USA Indoor Track and Field Championships returned to Albuquerque, NM for the fourth year in a row. Day 1 competition concluded with a new world indoor record in the women’s pole vault by 2012 Olympic champion Jenn Suhr.
In the penultimate running event, Chelsea Reilly tumbled to the track ahead of Emily Infeld and 2012 Olympian Lisa Uhl, to claim the national title in the women’s 3,000 meters.
Will Leer won the men’s 3,000 meters in far less dramatic fashion. He will return Sunday to compete in the men’s mile.
Bershawn “Batman” Jackson’s shoes.
June 19th, 2012
For the first time since 2000 in Sacramento, I will not be attending the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field. I still love capturing images, just a little closer to home. I hope you track and field fans enjoy these images as much as I do. Happy Birthday, Ninabear!
Gazing at her ‘Auntie Vera.’
Having fun with water, one of my favorite images.
April 1st, 2012
Click here to view photos from the 2012 Carlsbad 5000
Dejen Gebremeskel and Tirunesh Dibaba, both from Ethiopia, captured the overall titles at the 2012 Carlsbad 5000.
Olympic Champion Tirunesh Dibaba won the Women’s Elite race in 15:01:
Dejen Gebremeskel rounds the last corner ahead of Hagos Gebrhiwet:
March 31st, 2012
Click here to view photos from the 2012 Junior Carlsbad
The Junior Carlsbad is a running event for kids 12 and under, and loads of fun for kids and adults.
Timothy Wells was the first place runner in the Age 12 race, with a time of 5:18 for one mile:
My nephew Alex, in his last Junior Carlsbad. Way to go Alex!
Jason Gomez ran 5:06 for one mile, and nearly broke the age group record, to finish first in the Age 11 race:
My younger nephew Nick set a PR in the Age 11 race. Good run, Nick!
My daughter in her first Junior Carlsbad. Photo by Alice Daer.
March 6th, 2012
Click here to view photos from the 2012 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships — Day 2
Day 2 of the 2012 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships featured a new American Record in the high jump for Chaunte Lowe, and many close finishes on the track. The top two finishers in each event are eligible to compete at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 9 – 11.
Jenny Simpson, the reigning World Outdoor champion for 1,500 meters, held off a last lap challenge from Brenda Martinez to claim her second USA Indoor title of the weekend. Simpson also repeated her USA Indoor 3,000 / 1,500 meter double championship from last year.
The men’s 1,500 meters also featured last lap fireworks. In the final straightaway, Leo Manzano ran down both Matthew Centrowitz, the 2011 World Outdoor 1,500 meter bronze medalist, and Galen Rupp, the 2012 Indoor Visa Series Championship winner for men.
Sanya Richards-Ross celebrated her birthday and wedding anniversary by setting a meet record, en route to winning the USA Indoor title for the women’s 400 meters.
Trell Kimmons won the men’s 60 meters in a world-leading time of 6.45 seconds, the third fastest American time ever.
Colorful track and field fans.
February 26th, 2012
Click here to view photos from the 2012 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships — Day 1
For 2012, the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships returned to Albuquerque, NM for the third year in a row. In the last track event on Day 1, Bernard Lagat raised the roof with a breathtaking 26 second final lap, to defend his title in the men’s 3,000 meters.
Jenny Simpson, the 2011 World Outdoor champion for 1,500 meters, successfully defended her USA Indoor title in the women’s 3,000 meters, and will return on Day 2 to try and defend her title in the 1,500 meters.
Will Claye won his first USA Indoor title in the men’s triple jump, with the third best indoor mark in American history.
Amanda Smock took the lead in the women’s triple jump on her 5th attempt.
AG Kruger won the men’s weight throw.
Crystal Manning placed third in the women’s triple jump, but I think she should receive top marks for her colorful uniform.
November 1st, 2011
Click here to view photos from the 2011 PAC-12 Cross Country Championships
On November 29, 2011 in sunny Litchfield Park, Arizona, the Arizona State University Sun Devils and the Wigwam Resort hosted the first ever PAC-12 Cross Country Championships. The cross country titles for men and women are the first conference titles awarded in any sport during the PAC-12 era. Nine men’s teams and 12 women’s teams competed in the event.
The University of Colorado Buffaloes, PAC-12 newcomers, swept the men’s and women’s team titles.
Lawi Lalang from the University of Arizona won the men’s individual title.
Katie Flood from the University of Washington won the women’s individual title.
September 30th, 2011
I had a bit of a ‘vacation’ from photographing track meets this summer, due to the birth of my daughter, Nina. However, I haven’t completely put away my camera. Having a child has provided an opportunity to take photos of people who aren’t running, jumping, or throwing for competition. This set was taken a couple days before my daughter turned four months old…
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Sitting up and observing the world…
We call this one Nina’s “Little Professor” pose…
June 25th, 2011
Photo credit in the April 28, 2011 edition of the SRP Pulse newsletter (lower right corner of the page). Thank you!
April 6th, 2011
Click here to view photos from the 2011 Carlsbad 5000
Dejen Gebremeskel from Ethiopia (left) defeated defending Carlsbad 5000 champion Eliud Kichoge of Kenya in the Men’s Elite race.
Similar to the men, the Women’s Elite race was also decided in the final meters. Aheza Kiros from Ethiopia (right), the 2009 champion, and second last year, held off a spirited challenge from Pauline Korikwiang of Kenya to win her second Carlsbad 5000 title.
April 2nd, 2011
Click here to view photos from the 2011 Junior Carlsbad
One of my favorite events to watch each year is the Junior Carlsbad a running event for kids 12 and under. The looks of determination and joy on the kids’ faces are so genuine and inspiring.
Competitors in the Age 10 race:
My nephew Alex set a new PR for the mile. Way to go Alex!
My younger nephew Nick competed in the Age 10 race. Good run, Nick!
Samantha with excellent knee lift as she approaches the final turn.
March 9th, 2011
Sally Meyerhoff at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships…
March 1st, 2011
Click here to view photos from the 2011 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships – Day 2 (Sunday)
Both Jillian Camarena-Williams (shot put) and Jenn Suhr (pole vault) broke American records in their respective events on Day 2 of the 2011 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, NM.
Suhr cleared 15 feet 11.25 inches to claim the AR, as the crowd roared with excitement.
In the last event of the day, Mike Rodgers captured the BMW Men’s 60 meters in a world-leading 6.48 seconds, and the Visa Championship Series title for the best performance of the 2011 indoor season.
Jeff See won a thrilling Men’s mile, after coming off the final turn in third place behind Aaron Braun and Garrett Heath.
February 27th, 2011
Click here to view photos from the 2011 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships – Day 1 (Saturday)
The compact venue and open schedule provided an opportunity for me to capture images from events I don’t normally cover, on Day 1 of the 2011 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, NM. Here is a cool Wonder Woman-themed uniform that Loree Smith wore for the Women’s Weight Throw:
Similar to last year, both the men’s and women’s 3,000 meter finals were decided during the bell lap, and featured three of last year’s four protagonists. Bernard Lagat, who recently lost his indoor American Record for 5,000 meters to Galen Rupp, sprinted away from Rupp and Aaron Braun with 1 1/2 laps to go, to repeat as Indoor National Champion.
Sara Hall, who narrowly lost to Renee Metivier Baillie in the women’s 3,000 meters last year, was defeated for the second year in a row by a Colorado alum, as Jenny (Barringer) Simpson held off Hall’s last lap challenge.
December 13th, 2010
Quest Club celebrated the holidays and a successful year of running with its annual Holiday Party. New this year were an “Ugliest Race Shirt Contest” and “Race/Running Photo Sharing” from club members’ first year of running or 10+ years ago.
*** Click here for the 2008 Quest Club Holiday Party photo gallery ***
June 28th, 2010
Click here to view photos from the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Lauren Fleshman, Women’s 5,000 meter Champion
Chaunte Lowe set a new American Record in the Women’s High Jump
Des Moines native Lolo Jones won the 100 meter hurdles
Dan Huling, Men’s Steeplechase
Lisa Aguilera, Women’s Steeplechase
Lopez Lomong held off Leonel Manzano in the Men’s 1,500 meters
David Oliver dominated the 110 meter hurdles competition
June 26th, 2010
Distance runner Amy Begley and triple jumper Erica McLain each set stadium records on Day 1 of the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, IA. Begley, a 2008 Olympian, and reigning national champion in the 10,000 meters, surged away from home state favorite Lisa Koll, the previous owner of the stadium record, with a little more than one lap to go.
*** Click here to view photos from the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships – Day 1 (Thursday) ***
Galen Rupp also successfully defended his 10,000 meter national title in Des Moines.
Athletes with Arizona connections that competed in Des Moines on Day 1 included Fasil Bizuneh, Desiree Davila, Amy Hastings, Tara Erdmann, Lisa Aguilera, Lindsay Allen, Dominique Maloy, Donald Sanford, and Charonda Williams.
March 12th, 2010
The April 2010 edition of Japan’s top track and field magazine, Gekkan Rikujyo Kyogi, published three of our photos from the 2010 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Thanks guys!