Lori Jones (aka LoLo Jones) is getting quite a bit of publicity these days. She was just on the cover of Oxygen and she is getting geared up for the 2012 Olympic Games. LoLo is a 60 meter hurdle champion. She had a bit of a hiccup in her 2008 bid to win the Olympic gold, but plans on firing on all cylinders this year.
She is only 29 years old. She stands 5’9″ tall, and weighs 130 lbs. She trains extremely hard – usually several hours a day, 5-6 days per week. It’s astounding that her body can recover quickly enough to keep injuries and overtraining at bay. She helps it by making sure she gets enough rest and feeding it with the proper nutrition. LoLo was born in Iowa, but currently lives in Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2005.
On of the reasons she is so popular is because of her accessibility via Twitter. As of today, she has 159,974 followers. That is incredible. Her posts are frequently witty and entertaining, no wonder so many people love to follow her and keep up with her latest antics. Yesterday she mentioned her coach instructed her to do a pool workout. So she traipsed over to the pool and did some pushups. Her reasoning? She doesn’t want to mess up her hair! Most would recognize this as a big joke considering her commitment to winning and her willingness to do whatever it takes to get her body in perfect shape for the Olympics. more Lori Jones
Rachelle Cannon (not related to Shelly Cannon) is known as the Queen of Quads. Based on the photos below, I believe you’ll find ample evidence of why the nickname has stuck. Rachelle developed those legs in part due to her mastery of Track & Field. She was also involved in competitive swimming, and many forms of dancing (tap, jazz, ballet, modern).
Her brain may be as big as her quadriceps. She has a BS in Political Science, a MS in Health and Fitness Management, and she is a certified physical fitness specialist. Rachelle spent 5 years in the US Coast Guard as a commissioned officer, and she has been working as a personal trainer for several years now. She is 36 years old, and didn’t start this competitive bodybuilding effort until 1998. more Rachelle Cannon
We’ve had tons of requests to cover more track and field babes like this popular post back in July. It’s tough to cover collegiate track and field because information on the female athletes is so scant. It’s even hard to find info on the meets and who wins or places near the top. So here’s a gal caught in between events. Continue reading “The Track Babe”
Jaime Franklin grew up on a farm practicing a very active life. She helped out with chores on the farm, practiced competitive gymnastics, and wrestled her older brother like a fiend. In fact, even as a young girl she was so competitive she broke her arm working her brother over. She went on to drop gymnastics and concentrate on track and field in high school, successfully breaking conference records for the long jump and hurdles.
After injuring herself teaching gymnastics, she started lifting weights. Only four months after she started competing in figure contests, she won her pro card. Jaime gave up competing in 2005 to settle down and become a mom, and she currently works as a computer consultant. Of course she still trains!
Her contest history: more Jaime
Try as I might, I’m unable to identify this young lady or her college. Once she graduates, she could become a fitness model!
A few more photos of an elegant looking collegiate pole vaulter in the middle of her exercise. If you’ve never tried pole vaulting before, holy #%^! it’s hard! The rhythm and balance you need are significant, and the strength needed to haul yourself up and over the pole is nothing to sneeze at.
Continue reading “Pole Vault Specialist”
Some miscellaneous college track and field babes. Central Missouri is included, as well as Western Illinois, NDSU, and Kansas. You have to admire girls who go out there and push it as amateurs, meaning they don’t get paid. Maybe some of them are lucky enough to get financial aid and/or scholarships, but you can bet they are all out there for the love of the sport and the competition.