USA Track & Field National News

LISLE, Ill. -- Marie-Louise Michelsohn (W70) and Jeanne Daprano (W75) stole headlines Friday with age group world record performances in the 2,000-meter steeplechase and 400m, respectively, as the USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships continued with day two on the campus of Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.
While temperatures in the mid-90s greeted the nation’s top masters athletes Thursday for the first day of the USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships, it did little to slow down Sherwood Sagedahl (M73) as the multi-event athlete bettered the listed American age group record in the pentathlon with a score of 3,806 points. The Masters Outdoor Championships, which includes more than 1,100 athletes ages 30-95+, continue Friday on the campus of Benedictine University in Lisle, Il
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.
While temperatures in the mid-90s greeted the nation’s top masters athletes Thursday for the first day of the USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships, it did little to slow down Sherwood Sagedahl (M73) as the multi-event athlete bettered the listed American age group record in the pentathlon with a score of 3,806 points. The Masters Outdoor Championships, which includes more than 1,100 athletes ages 30-95+, continue Friday on the campus of Benedictine University in Lisle, Il
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.
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