Most successful NCAA coach ever about more than titles Andrew Maloney May 02, 2013

John McDonnell coached forty NCAA Championship teams in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track in thirty-six seasons at the University of Arkansas -- mentoring dozens of Olympians and hundreds of All-Americans during a career that is considered to be the most successful in any sport in American collegiate sports history. His biography was recently published by the University of Arkansas Press.


CIS and NCAA Championship Previews Andrew Maloney Mar 04, 2013

The men's CIS Indoor Championships could be a repeat of the runaway at the Ontario Championships while the women's meet could be decided on the final straightaway of the 4x400m relay -- South of the border several Canadians will be in action at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Arkansas where the hometown Razorbacks are expected to win the men's title for the first time since 2006.

Maloney's Musings Andrew Maloney Nov 18, 2011

Axing of Sport Ministry is another in a long list of misrepresentations...Laval distance program making promising strides...Karen Harvey (left) and Florida State could make history on Monday


Maloney's Musings Andrew Maloney Dec 01, 2010


Apparently Dallas is on the East Coast and other nonsense....Canadians getting it done at CIS and NCAA meets....TnfNorth voters take a bow...and more

TnfNorth Interview with Pete Watson Andrew Maloney Aug 26, 2010

A chat with the Canadian coach of the University of North Carolina




Pete Watson enters his second season at the helm of the University of North Carolina cross country program. The London, Ontario native competed for Canada and ran collegiately for West Virginia University before training professionally in Kenya. Following his retirement from the sport, Watson was hired at Auburn University as the head cross country coach and assistant track coach. In his first season he coached Angela Homan in the 10000m to contribute towards Auburn’s women’s track NCAA Championship in 2006. In his fourth season he guided the Tigers men’s cross country team to a 5th place performance at the NCAA Cross Country Championships – their highest finish in cross country in nearly a quarter century. Following that success, he was hired to revive a moribund North Carolina distance program and in his first year recruited the number one rated recruiting class in the United States, as rated by Flotrack. Tnfnorth caught up with the second year UNC coach.

Athletics Illustrated Interview with Derek Drouin Andrew Maloney Jun 15, 2010

A chat with Canada's newest NCAA high jump champion


Derek Drouin is a high jumper from Sarnia, Ontario who just completed his sophomore season at the University of Indiana. After jumping 6-10 in the high jump and running 14.36 in the hurdles in high school, Drouin has competed in both the heptathlon and decathlon in college but found his greatest success so far in the high jump with a leap of 7-5 at this weekend's NCAA Championships, making him Canada's first NCAA champion in the high jump since Mark Boswell for the University of Texas in 1999.

Matt Hughes - Interview Andrew Maloney Jun 14, 2010

A chat with Canada's newest NCAA steeplechase champion


Matt Hughes is a distance runner from Oshawa, Ontario who just completed his junior season at the University of Louisville. Coming off a personal best performance in the 3000m steeplechase of 8:34 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, Hughes dropped another three seconds to become the first Canadian to capture the NCAA steeplechase title since Matt Kerr accomplished the same feat for the University of Arkansas in 1999. caught up with newly crowned champion this weekend.