USA Track & Field National News

LONDON – Team USA brings a group of athletes with an incredible depth and diversity of talent to the 2012 Olympic Games. With a mix of seasoned veterans including Reese Hoffa, Meb Keflezighi, Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix along with Olympic newcomers like Ashton Eaton, Christian Taylor, Will Claye and Carmelita Jeter, Team USA has the potential to bring home multiple Olympic medals every day of the Olympic Games.
INDIANAPOLIS - Denzel Harper has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning five gold medals at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Baltimore, Maryland. Harper became the first ever athlete to win five individual events at the Junior Olympics.
His second USA 100 Mile Trail Championship may have been the sweetest for Dave James (Scottsdale, Ariz.) as the defending champion established the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run course record en route to winning his second straight national title in a time of 15:02:00 in Northeast Ohio. Connie Gardner (Medina, Ohio) also defended her USA 100 Mile Trail title in winning the women’s division in a time of 17:46:29. Placing seventh overall in the results, it was the fourth USA 100 Mile Trail title in Gardner’s career.
His second USA 100 Mile Trail Championship may have been the sweetest for Dave James (Scottsdale, Ariz.) as the defending champion established the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run course record en route to winning his second straight national title in a time of 15:02:00 in Northeast Ohio. Connie Gardner (Medina, Ohio) also defended her USA 100 Mile Trail title in winning the women’s division in a time of 17:46:29. Placing seventh overall in the results, it was the fourth USA 100 Mile Trail title in Gardner’s career.
LONDON – Team USA athletes Jason Richardson, Allyson Felix, Christian Taylor and Dawn Harper met with members of the media along with head coaches Andrew Valmon and Amy Deem in London on Tuesday.
LONDON – Team USA athletes Jason Richardson, Allyson Felix, Christian Taylor and Dawn Harper met with members of the media along with head coaches Andrew Valmon and Amy Deem in London on Tuesday.
LONDON – Sanya Richards-Ross, Jesse Williams and Ashton Eaton met with members of the press during the first official track & field press conference for Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games on Monday morning
LONDON – Sanya Richards-Ross, Jesse Williams and Ashton Eaton met with members of the press during the first official track & field press conference for Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games on Monday morning
More than 30 athletes who won gold medals at the 2011 World Masters Outdoor Championships will be among the 1,118 total competitors at the upcoming USA Masters Outdoor Championships scheduled for August 2-5 at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex in Lisle, Ill.
Paul Banta, known for founding the Oregon Track Classic along with co-founding Oregon International Athletics, passed away at his home surrounded by his family Friday. He was 57.
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