In A Busy 2022 Track Season, All Roads Seemed To End In Eugene
By Doug Binder, DyeStat Editor
Any look back on the 2022 calendar year has to start with the first World Athletics Championships on U.S. soil, which occupied 10 fever-dream type days for track and field fans in and around Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Hayward Field saw many more important meets, including the Oregon Relays and OSAA state meet, but also NCAAs, the Pre Classic and the U.S. Championships, the U.S. U20 Championships and Nike Outdoor Nationals.
Every meet was something new and little bit different and it made for a busy summer.
Cross country season saw its most “normal” season since before the pandemic and the return of Nike Cross Nationals was a big reason why. It made for a busy November with live RunnerSpace broadcasts and blanket coverage of all the NXR regional meets.
From start to finish, Erik Boal was on the road covering nearly everything. I was lucky to edit some incredible stories and superb meet coverage by Dave Devine, Marc Bloom, Mary Albl, Todd Grasley, Keenan Gray, Landon Negri, Elizabeth Carey and David Woods (!).
Here is a look back at some of the top moments and stories of the year for DyeStat.com.
Jan. 22 – High school phenom Will Sumner stepped up in a big way and smashed the HS record in the 600 meters. – STORY
Jan. 29 – Florida’s Jasmine Moore broke the collegiate indoor record in the women’s triple jump. It was merely the beginning of a huge year for her. – STORY
Feb. 6 – Elly Henes enjoyed 3,000/Mile sweep on home track at Camel City Invite – STORY
Feb. 7 – Marc Bloom wrote about how he keeps putting the miles in at age 75. It was the first of a bundle of stories Bloom wrote for DyeStat in 2022 and thankfully there are even more coming in 2023 – STORY
Feb. 11 – Roisin Willis, Sophia Gorriaran crush the HS girls 800m record together in Boston – STORY
Feb. 12 – Grant Fisher broke the American record in the indoor 5,000 meters with 12:53.73 to conclude a big weekend in Boston – STORY
Feb. 18 – Jakob Ingrebrigtsen achieved his first world record with 3:30.60 indoor 1,500 meters – STORY
March 3 – Tempo Marking: Will Sumner Hits All The Right Notes, by Dave Devine – STORY
March 8 – Running Issues: Five Ways To…