ON YOUR MARKS

VAULT DYNASTIES: The Duplantis family isn’t the only one building a fiberglass legacy.

In Colorado, Mia Manson broke the national record for 9th graders last year with her 13-4¼ (4.07). Bother Max leaped 16-9½ (5.12) last year as a prep junior.

Their father is 5-time World Ranker Pat Manson…

Caster Semenya has broken with her coach of the last three years, Jean Verster, and moved to Pretoria…

Japan’s Yusuke Suzuki, WR holder for the 20K walk, was suspended for 6 months starting in October for submitting fraudulent expense claims to his federation…

Correction to our U.S. women’s marathon ranks for ’17: No. 10 should have been Maegan Krifchin, who was 7th at Chicago and won the Kobe Marathon…

The German winners of the Olympic bobsleigh all have track backgrounds…

Former Iona coach Ricardo Santos is the new coach of the Boston AA’s high-performance team.

Scott Houston
Scott Houston went wild in the PR department in capturing the USATF vault title – KEVIN MORRIS/PHOTO RUN

BY THE BOOK. What some had called a Jamaican Record in the discus, 229-1 (69.83) by Fedrick Dacres, was rejected after the implement was found to be 0.002kg light.

Said Dacres, “We don’t want anything like that under our name.”…

The IAAF has rejected the applications of 18 Russians for neutral status, on the grounds that they had not spent enough time in the testing pool…

Karsten Warholm put his mark on the record book indoors, albeit in the small-print section.

Running on the oversized 300m oval in Tampere, Finland, he covered the 300H in 34.26 bettering his own indoor best of 34.92.

It’s also superior to the outdoor best of 34.48 set by Chris Rawlinson of Britain in ’02…

The big event may be more than 10 years away, but the money is already rolling in to Los Angeles ’28 Olympic organizers. The IOC has made its first quarterly payment installment of $9 million…

Athletics Kenya is reportedly investigating three unnamed athletes who have transferred allegiance to Kazakhstan…

The USATF Foundation has awarded a total of $273,000 in elite athlete development grants to 65 athletes…

The $15 million fine that Russia owes the IOC remains unpaid. It was imposed as punishment for Russia’s manipulation of the testing system at the ’14 Winter Olympics…

WADA has suspended the Bucharest antidoping lab for a 6-month period…

Expansion plans at Indiana have painted a bullseye on the Hoosier XC course.

The south half is slated to be paved for a parking lot for the new hospital, while the north will be turned over to the adjacent golf course. The requisite petition drive has started…

Benjamin Cohen, head of WADA’s European office, has been appointed director of the new Independent Testing Agency…

A group of Russians protested the drug sanctions against their country by projecting a giant image of the Russian flag on the exterior of WADA headquarters in Montréal…

Snowboarder Shaun White says he was inspired to win his third gold after watching a documentary on Usain Bolt…

In July, Alamosa, Colorado, will host a reunion of the ’68 OT Marathon, the only Trials 26-miler ever held at high altitude…

This year’s Texas Relays has a new presenting sponsor, The Home Depot…

The English Cross Country Association is looking into having men and women run the same distance.

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