Women's Indoor Track & Field

Powering Through

As a trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Jen Widerstrom’s work involves supporting and pushing contestants to achieve their goals. Now in her second season with the program that is part weight-loss competition, part reality television show, Widerstrom – a former hammer thrower on the University of Kansas track and field team – thinks of her job as a way of sharing the story of the human condition.

Patricia Melton: Running toward a purpose

Patricia Melton has faced many challenges in her life, but nothing she could not handle. The former Yale University track star and current executive director of New Haven Promise gives back so others can obtain an education and useful professional experience.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Colleen Quigley

Colleen Quigley once shunned running shoes in favor of those worn for tap, jazz and ballet. Then modeling beckoned. Running, it seemed, would be an afterthought. Now, Quigley has an NCAA steeplechase national championship, Olympic dreams and, most importantly, no regrets.

Division I Council sponsors football recruiting proposal

If a proposal sponsored by the Division I Council is adopted next year, Division I schools could pay for parents or guardians of Football Bowl Subdivision student-athletes to accompany their children on official recruiting visits.

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