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Congratulations Darvis Doc Patton

August 07 2012

Primrose School of Grand Peninsula is so proud of our own Darvis “Doc” Patton for all of his hard work and training that has earned him a spot on our US Olympic Track & Field Relay team.  His very proud and smart daughter has been at our school for the last two years and will proudly … More

Like it or not, Doc Patton is running for redemption

August 06 2012

LONDON — It is, Doc Patton testifies, the worst sound imaginable. “Ping! Ping! Ping!” the relay baton mocks as it hits the ground. Not even 80,000 screaming fans can mask the excruciating sound for a runner who has missed the relay exchange. “Put it like this: It hardly ever happens at practice, but if it … More

Patton hoping to turn back time in London

July 22 2012

A lot of people claim to be able to defy gravity. At 34, Darvis ‘Doc’ Patton is defying time. And in a couple of weeks, Patton is hoping to defy some long odds. Patton, a Lake Highlands native and TCU graduate, will compete in his third Summer Olympic Games beginning next week in London, running in the … More

Patton puts past mishaps behind for 2012 Olympics

July 22 2012

BIRMINGHAM, England — Darvis Patton ran through his list of mishaps in the 400-meter relay, almost reliving each scene with a sense of detachment. He doesn’t dwell on those misadventures, because it will only hold him back. In three straight major meets, the sprinter nicknamed “Doc” was at the heart of the squad’s relay woes. … More

TC refinery staff to attend 2012 Olympic events

July 20 2012

TEXAS CITY — It’s not everyone who gets to attend an Olympic sporting event. Cyndi Gillie and six of her BP co-workers will attend three when the Summer Games open in London in two weeks. Gillie, a training supervisor for BP’s Texas City refinery, was among the group of workers selected to attend the games. … More

Frogs headed to the Olympics

July 19 2012

These Frogs will compete in the 2012 London Summer Games. Sarah Scherer Senior Sarah Scherer will compete in the 2012 Olympics in the women’s 10 meter air rifle event. Scherer is a NCAA Champion with many rifle honors as a part of TCU’s rifle team. Scherer shot a perfect 600 against the University of Alaska-Fairbanks … More

Powerful Team USA roster on tap for London

July 03 2012

INDIANAPOLIS – Four reigning Olympic Champions and eight current world champions highlight the Team USA roster nominated to the U.S. Olympic Committee by USA Track & Field. A roster of 127 men and women stands ready represent the U.S. in track competition August 3 – 12 in London. Notable for its depth across a range … More

Doc Patton Running for Redemption

June 20 2012

Darvis “Doc” Patton already has two Olympic Games and a silver medal to his credit. He is also a two-time world champion. But at age 34, the Lake Highlands High School and TCU graduate is running for redemption in London. Click here for Brian’s video interview with “Doc” Patton. The Beijing Olympics were a huge … More

Runner from the Lake Highlands neighborhood strives for Olympic glory (and this ain’t his first rodeo)

June 20 2012

Darvis Patton, who graced the cover of the Advocate (where I hold my day job) in 2008 right before his Olympic appearance, hopes to run in London 2012. If he makes team USA, this will be the third Olympics for the 34-year-old Lake Highlands High School graduate. For Patton, whose friends call him Doc, the … More

Diamond League Eugene: What to expect

June 02 2012

The Diamond League shifts to the United States this weekend for the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene. The field assembled is the strongest of the season by far, and arguably the best in the 38-year history of the meet. The event will begin Friday evening, when the program will feature the women’s discus and men’s triple … More