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Summer Exclusive: Inside Emily Richards’ U.S. Championship experience

Jul 01, 2017 - Comments: 0

There Emily Richards stood -- under the California sun, in lane two, at approximately 2:06 p.m. Pacific Time last Sunday.

And here came the camera.

Moving from lane eight to lane one, NBC’s cameraman spent a brief moment on each runner as they were introduced before the start of the race.

Meticulous time and preparation are what got Richards to this point, just seconds away from competing in the biggest race of her life, the 800-meter final at the U.S. Track & Field Outdoor Championships.

Yet she was, in no way, prepared for this.

Broken records, pro dreams, and Emily Richards’ quest for track immortality

Mar 09, 2017 - Comments: 0

When it happened, Erin Hester (formerly Erin Hipp) was at her West Chester, Ohio home with her two daughters, ages five and two, and her two stepsons, ages 11 and nine.

“It was something that I was following so I was very excited, knowing that she was going into the meet first in the nation,” Hester (below) said. “It was definitely something that I was following and watching. My kids were all excited about it too.”

This year, Molinaro makes the cut

Mar 10, 2016 - Comments: 0

Eleven-hundredths of a second. It is quicker than the average football takes to complete one spiral (.15 seconds), and faster than one of Braxton Miller’s average mid-sprint strides (.18 seconds).

Northern Review Sports Podcast: Matt Molinaro

Jan 27, 2015 - Comments: 0

This week, Dan Knapinski and Grant Pepper interviewed freshman distance track runner Matt Molinaro. Molinaro finished first in the 800-meter race (with a time of 1:57.40) at the Defiance Invitational last weekend and also helped the distance medley team capture first place.

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