“This Does Not Have to Be Normal”: Inside an Elite DI T&F Culture

Two of the eight former University of Arizona athletes who came forward to the Arizona Daily Star detailing a Track & Field program with a “rotten culture” join the... See More

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Two of the eight former University of Arizona athletes who came forward to the Arizona Daily Star detailing a Track & Field program with a “rotten culture” join the show to share their stories. Thea Ramsey and Hannah Whetzel describe an environment where incidents of harassment were ignored, public weigh-ins were held weekly, injured and walk-on athletes were often neglected, and female athletes were given extra training and fueled differently.

Two of the eight former University of Arizona athletes who came forward to the Arizona Daily Star detailing a Track & Field program with a “rotten culture” join the show to share their stories. Thea Ramsey and Hannah Whetzel describe an environment where incidents of harassment were ignored, public weigh-ins were held weekly, injured and walk-on athletes were often neglected, and female athletes were given extra training and fueled differently.

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Lisa Bennatan

Lisa Bennatan, a journalist and former Division I Track & Field and Cross-Country athlete at Happy Valley’s Penn State University, brings you a podcast on all things collegiate track and field!