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Media Frames in Track and Field

When one thinks of the sport Track and Field, names such as Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix, and Mo Farah may come to mind.  Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world in the 100m and 200m race is probably the … Continue reading

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Track and Field and Racial Stereotypes

Tom Jordan’s article “Track and Field”, provides an in depth history about the sport, and basic information about the events themselves.  The author briefly describes the history and current dynamics of all categories of the events.  I also learned a … Continue reading

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A sobering experience on UCSD Track and Field

I have been high jumping for 8 years now, but I never excelled until my second year of Junior College.  I never dreamed I would have been the best high jumper in the state, and definitely never dreamed of being … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Track and Field

This photo of Track and Field sprinter Usain Bolt is an excellent medium to analyze about the cultural values, practices, and assumptions regarding the sport.  The candid shot shows Bolt close up with a pleased look on his face and … Continue reading

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Researching Track and Field

Tom Jordan’s article “Track and Field”, provides an in depth history about the sport, and basic information about the events themselves.  The author briefly describes the history and current dynamics of all categories of the events.  I also learned a … Continue reading

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White people can’t jump!

One of the most prominent stereotypes in Track and Field labels Caucasians as not being up to par with the Black athletes.  Not just in running events, but also in jumping events as well.  Colored men and women do indeed … Continue reading

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Track & Field: The Ultimate Physical Test

Hi everyone!  My name is, I am a senior in Muir College.  I am a high jumper for the Track and Field team here at UCSD, and was recruited from El Camino College in Los Angeles.  During my 2nd year … Continue reading

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