If Canadian track and field is looking for a new face of the sport, pole vaulter Alysha Newman is almost ready for her close-up. The 23-year-old from London, Ont., is the national record holder indoors (4.70 metres) and out (4.75), the reigning Commonwealth Games champion and has quickly become a…

Armand Duplantis Takes 7th In IAAF Lausanne Diamond League

Pole vault superstar Armand “Mondo” Duplantis placed seventh overall while competing against the pros at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday. The Lafayette (LA) High rising senior vaulted 5.73 meters or 18 feet, 9.59 inches. He also made attempts at 5.81m but missed all three. Mondo’s final mark is off his PR of 19-4.25, but it’s still…

IAAF announces Diamond League changes to offer “dramatic showdown” Read more at http://www.athleticsweekly.com/featured/iaaf-announces-diamond-league-changes-to-offer-dramatic-showdown-54321#gu4BRfcwQ1UPXoDU.99

Diamond League series to adopt a ‘championship style’ model and also revert to six attempts for all athletes in horizontal jumps and throws events The IAAF Diamond League is to adopt a ‘championship style’ model with finalists competing for a prize pool of $3.2 million, it has been announced. As from next season,…