Title

How the Correct Track Spike can Improve Preformance

Date

5-26-2016 1:30 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 3:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Chair

Amy Hammermeister

Session Title

Health and Exercise Science Poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Brain Caster

Abstract

The study examines different track spike performances during an 800 meter race. 20 Western Oregon University track athletes (12 male, 8 female) completed a survey on 800 meter spike preference. 13/20 preferred a spike designed for 800 meters. 6 preferred a spike designed for longer distances, and 1 preferred a spike designed for shorter distances. A video analyses was performed on 4 athletes during an 800 meter race. Each athlete raced 3 800’s wearing a different spike in each (sprint, mid-distance, long-distance). All 4 athletes showed similar results in all 3 spikes. The mid-distance spike proved to be most effective.

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How the Correct Track Spike can Improve Preformance

WUC Pacific Room

The study examines different track spike performances during an 800 meter race. 20 Western Oregon University track athletes (12 male, 8 female) completed a survey on 800 meter spike preference. 13/20 preferred a spike designed for 800 meters. 6 preferred a spike designed for longer distances, and 1 preferred a spike designed for shorter distances. A video analyses was performed on 4 athletes during an 800 meter race. Each athlete raced 3 800’s wearing a different spike in each (sprint, mid-distance, long-distance). All 4 athletes showed similar results in all 3 spikes. The mid-distance spike proved to be most effective.