Sportz Shortz

Sportz Shortz: November 9, 2013

Kathie Bergquist
Written by Kathie Bergquist

Lead Story

Tatyanna McFadden Wins Grand Slam!

tatyanna mcfadden

            With her victory at the ING New York City marathon, wheelchair racer Tatyanna McFadden became the first athlete to win a marathon grand-slam, placing first at Boston, London, Chicago and New York in a single year.


Breanna stewartAfter an auspicious debut in the 2013 playoffs, UConn Huskie forward Breanna Stewart was named the 2014 Preseason Player of the Year.

Chiney OgwumikeAn unanimous vote places Stanford Cardinal forward Chiney Ogwumike on the pre-season All-America team

The Minnesota Gophers women’s hockey team keeps up their winning streak after an undefeated 2012-2013 season

Athletics at Every Age

At 11-years old, Caroline Marks is the youngest surfer to qualify for the USA surf team.

A 16-year-old girl and 49-year old woman qualify for the Olympic marathon trials.

62-year-old Noreen Thackrey wins her second gold medal at the world Tae Kwon Do championship in Bali, Indonesia, making her the first westerner ever to medal, win gold, or repeat at the prestigious championship.

Noreen Thackrey

About the author

Kathie Bergquist

Kathie Bergquist

Kathie Bergquist is publisher and editor-in-chief of Ms. Fit Mag. She teaches writing at Columbia College Chicago and edited of the anthology. "Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast" and is co-author of "A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago." Pulled reluctantly into a fitness lifestyle by her wife and partner of many years, Bergquist is now a runner, a boot camper, and a yogini.

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