Tag: USA Track and Field
This entry originally ran on the sports page of the Seattle Times.
Over the past year, I’ve seen a lot of people commenting that everyone in track and field is on drugs. With the recent doping charges in our sport, I want it to be known that are still a lot of hard working people out there – people who go through things like what I’m going through right now just to get back out on the track, and be able to race and do what they love.
I’m a clean athlete, and my life has completely changed from last year to this year. Last year, I was ranked fourth in the world and running all over the globe, having a pretty good season except for not making the Olympic team. This year, I ran in three meets and had … Read More »
It’s been a whirlwind summer for Ginnie Crawford, from competing through pain at the U.S. Championships to coaching in Cali, spending time with friends in family in LA and Seattle, then heading over to St. Louis, GC has seen plenty. Through her Instagram, she takes us along for the journey.
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Ginnie Crawford’s bid to make her fourth IAAF World Championships came up just short on Saturday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
After a great performance on Friday evening to finish second in her heat and place seventh overall in the field during preliminaries, Ginnie finished fifth on Sunday in her semifinal heat with a 12.67 second time identical to that which she ran in Friday’s preliminary.
Her time was eighth fastest between the two semifinal races, but rather than taking the top eight overall times, the USATF takes the top four from each semifinal heat to the final, which left GC out of the final for the first time since she started competing at the senior level. Afterward, Ginnie took to Twitter to share her thoughts.
Due to injuries early in my season. I did not … Read More »
The 2013 outdoor season is sure to present it’s challenges, but Ginnie Crawford got over the first hurdle well on Tuesday night in Beijing.
In her first event since April, Ginnie took second place in the 100-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Challenge Beijing meeting. Times were low across the board in Beijing and GC’s time of 13:03 was just .16 shy of winner Kellie Wells, last year’s bronze medalist in the event.
Ginnie Crawford relishes the opportunity to give her fans an inside look at her life and career and this season, she’s using Instagram to give fans behind the scenes access.
The IAAF World Challenge Beijing meet took Ginnie on her first international road trip of the 2013 Outdoor season. For the trip across the Pacific Ocean showed off her Team Nike pride.
Upon arriving at the hotel, Ginnie tweeted … Read More »
Running on U.S. soil competitively for the first time in 2013, Ginnie Crawford put in her best race of the young season on Saturday at the 106th Millrose Games.
In her third indoor 60-meter hurdles competition of the season, Ginnie improved on her season’s best time by a full tenth of a second and finished second with a run of 7.97 at the iconic indoor event. She ended up just .13 off the race-winning pace set by Yvette Lewis. Afterward, Ginnie tweeted that she was pleased with the effort.
Took 2nd today at the Millrose Games in the 60m hurdles in 7.97. Not too shabby.— Ginnie Crawford (@GinnieCrawford) February 17, 2013
A capacity crowd of more than 4,000 spectators was on hand for the event and Ginnie paid tribute to them after the race.
The Millrose crowd was all the way live … Read More »
With each race in the start to her 2013 season, Ginnie Crawford is taking strides toward improvement.
That was the case again on Friday in Dusseldorf, Germany as Ginnie Crawford ran the 60-meter hurdles in a season’s best time of 8.07 to finish fifth at the PSD Bank Indoor meeting. Ginnie’s time of 8.07 was a full tenth better than her 8.17-second run last weekend at the Russian Winter Meeting.
Ginnie is back in action next Saturday, August 16 as she returns to the U.S. to compete in the Millrose Games at the Armory in New York City.
The event can be seen live on ESPN3.com starting at 4 p.m. PST. The women’s 60-meter hurdles are scheduled for a 5:10 p.m. PST start time.
Ginnie Crawford crossed the finish line for the final time in 2012 on Tuesday and it was only fitting that she did so in first place.
With her 2012 season at its end, Ginnie saw Tuesday’s Hanzekovic Memorial race in Zagreb, Croatia as a chance to give it her last best shot. GC did just that, running one of her best races of the year to finish first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.68. The win was her sixth and final one of 2012. Watch the race below:
After the race, Ginnie used her Twitter account to thank her fans for their support all season long:
Thank you everybody for the well wishes and congrats!! I came away with the win in my last race of the season with 12.68!!
— Ginnie Crawford (@GinnieCrawford) September 4, 2012
Ginnie’s six wins mark … Read More »
Shawn and I have been spending some time watching the Olympics, but it’s tough. He didn’t really realize how disappointing it was going to be until the opening ceremonies came on. He started feeling a little down watching that.
I didn’t watch the opening ceremonies at all, I just saw people tweeting about it. But if it’s something that upsets you, you have to just turn it off and that’s what we did. I got over it though and caught up on some stuff last week.
Since track and field started, I’ve been watching a lot more. I don’t think I could stay away if I tried. I don’t want to be a sore loser. But I think I speak for everybody who isn’t there when I say you can’t help but have a bit of bitterness to you. We were all … Read More »
A rejuvenated Ginnie Crawford traveled over to Europe looking to put the past behind her. With her second win in 11 days, she went a long way toward doing that.
Ginnie posted her second best time of the season — 12.61 — to win the 100-meter hurdles at Spitzen Leichtathletik in Lucerne, Switzerland on Tuesday. She crossed nearly two tenths of a second ahead of olympian Kellie Wells, who finished third in 12.79.
The victory completed a whirlwind two weeks for Ginnie that saw her compete in France, England and Switzerland. In the process, she piled up two wins and topped her previous season’s best three times.
Those three times — 12.59 in Paris, 12.62 in London and 12.61 in Lucerne — are the three fastest times Ginnie has run since 2007. She’s also one of only five women to go sub-12.6 seconds … Read More »
The Samsung Diamond League has been very kind to Ginnie Crawford this year.
One week after posting her best time of the year during a SDL meet in Paris, Ginnie nearly topped it in London at the Aviva London Grand Prix, where she posted the 15th best time in the world this year during prelims.
Ginnie overcame a slow start surged to the front to win her preliminary heat early Saturday, finishing in 12.62 seconds. The victory qualified Ginnie for Saturday night’s final.
Facing off against a pair of Olympians — Sally Pearson and Kellie Wells — in the final, Ginnie took third with a time of 12.74. She has now finished top three in each of her last three races, coming in under 12.9 in all of them. She’s won three Diamond Points over the last eight days and sits fifth in … Read More »