USA Track & Field National News

LONDON -- Sam Kendricks went from Olympic silver medalist to World Championships gold medalist Tuesday evening, winning the men’s pole vault at Queen Elizabeth Stadium to close out competition for the night. With a bronze medal from Evan Jager in the steeplechase - the first medal by an American in that discipline - Team USATF brought its medal tally to 11 through five days of competition.
LONDON -- With another astounding stretch run, Jenny Simpson earned her fourth global medal in the women’s 1,500 meters Monday night at Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Going from fourth to second by zipping down the inside rail in the final meters, the 2011 world champion, 2013 silver medalist and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist claimed the silver medal at the IAAF World Championships, further establishing her as one of the most brilliant and consistent championship runners of her era.
LONDON -- Some of Team USATF’s most seasoned medalists, including Allyson Felix, Aries Merritt, Evan Jager, Kerron Clement and Sam Kendricks, moved through qualifying rounds Sunday morning at the IAAF World Championships at Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
LONDON -- Two-time Olympian Amy Cragg made history Sunday coming across Tower Bridge Sunday, storming over the final 800m to win bronze in the women’s marathon, becoming the first American woman to capture a marathon medal at the IAAF World Championships since Marianne Dickerson in 1983.
LONDON -- With a furious finish and a lean for the ages, Tori Bowie upgraded her 2016 Olympic silver medal to World Championship gold Sunday night in the women’s 100 meters, tumbling through the finish line for a history-making win for Team USATF at Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
TORONTO, Ontario – The World Masters Athletics North and Central America and Caribbean Regional Masters Athletic Championships (NCCWMA) in Toronto, Canada August 11-13 are drawing 385 from Team USATF among nearly 1000 total athletes.
LONDON -- With occasional rain doing little to dampen the enthusiasm of nearly 55,000 fans on hand, American athletes enjoyed a successful morning of qualifying Saturday at the IAAF World Championships at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
LONDON -- On what was billed as one of the most historic nights in World Championships history, Team USATF stamped its unforgettable mark on the evening, with a stunning 1-2 finish by Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman in the men’s 100 Saturday at the IAAF World Championships at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
LONDON -- Nine Team USATF athletes advanced out of Friday’s qualifying rounds, including six-for-six on the track, highlighting a night that also saw two of the fastest 10,000m performances in USATF history from Rio Olympians and training partners Shadrack Kipchirchir and Leonard Korir.
INDIANAPOLIS-- Following her record-breaking performance at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Lawrence, Kansas, North Carolina superstar Kayla Davis has been awarded USATF Athlete of the Week honors.
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