Lane9 - Athletics, Beyond The Sport


Most athletics fields have lanes 1 - 8. Lane9 is everything that goes on outside the stadiums and training centers. Learn the sport somewhere else. Know the people here.


  • Kristen Hixsen (pole vault)

    Kristen Hixsen (pole vault)

    16/05/2017 Duração: 22min

    Kristen Hixsen is Michigan through-and-through. She talks about the supportive community she has across the state, from her home near Grand Rapids up to her sponsorship from the Michigan Lottery. After several years on the pro circuit domestically, she is setting her sights on a full competitive season, wherever that may take her.

  • Garrett Appier (shot put)

    Garrett Appier (shot put)

    26/04/2017 Duração: 30min

    Garrett Appier had a break-through season culminating in a 6th place finish at Olympic Trials. Garrett talks about his motivations that propelled him through his college career; road trips in search of BBQ with fellow throwers; and how fans are attracted to the primitiveness of the shot put. He also take sharp exception to George's suggestion that the Cubs turned out a bigger victory celebration than the Kansas City Royals.

  • Kortney Ross (pole vault)

    Kortney Ross (pole vault)

    24/04/2017 Duração: 28min

    Kortney Ross aims to "Be impressive" with each vault, to give the fans the best showing. Kortney talks about how she nearly gave up pole vaulting to join the San Diego Police Department, what brought her back to the sport, her recent meet in Taiwan and why pole vaulters are such surprisingly good golfers (or at least long-drivers).