USA Track & Field National News

Some of USATF’s greatest legends will swap venues at the 2012 Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Ore., as they take part in the first USATF Legends of the Past Celebrity Basketball Game at Eugene South High School taking place Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m.
American indoor and outdoor record holder Chaunte Lowe cleared a height of 1.97m/6-5.5 on her first attempt in the women’s high jump to claim first place honors Thursday at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway. The Bislett Games were the fifth stop for the Samsung Diamond League.
On Wednesday USA Track & Field conducted a national media teleconference with Carmelita Jeter as she prepares for the adidas Grand Prix scheduled for Saturday at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York. The reigning World Outdoor champion in the 100 meters and 2011 Jesse Owens Award winner, Jeter owns the fastest time in the world heading into a loaded 100m field at the adidas Grand Prix. The meet will be broadcast live on NBC from 3-4:30 p.m. (Eastern). Below are excerpts from the teleconference.
INDIANAPOLIS - For the first time in the program’s history, USA Track & Field has named two individuals as Athletes of the Week. Jessica Cosby has received the honor after establishing the American record in the women’s hammer throw Friday at the Prefontaine Classic, along with high school athlete Meghan Vogel, who showed selfless sportsmanship at the Ohio High School Division III state meet.
INDIANAPOLIS - For the first time in the program’s history, USA Track & Field has named two individuals as Athletes of the Week. Jessica Cosby has received the honor after establishing the American record in the women’s hammer throw Friday at the Prefontaine Classic, along with high school athlete Meghan Vogel, who showed selfless sportsmanship at the Ohio High School Division III state meet.
On Wednesday USA Track & Field conducted a national media teleconference with Carmelita Jeter as she prepares for the adidas Grand Prix scheduled for Saturday at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York. The reigning World Outdoor champion in the 100 meters and 2011 Jesse Owens Award winner, Jeter owns the fastest time in the world heading into a loaded 100m field at the adidas Grand Prix. The meet will be broadcast live on NBC from 3-4:30 p.m. (Eastern). Below are excerpts from the teleconference.
After qualifying for the past three World Championships teams (World Indoors in 2010, 2012 and World Outdoors in 2011), Lacy Janson will make a push for her first Olympic team in the pole vault. The Cardinal Mooney (Fla.) High School and Florida State University alum was ranked #3 is the U.S. in 2011 by Track & Field News. USA Track & Field caught up with Janson for a short Q & A as she continues her preparation for the Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, which are scheduled for June 21-July 1 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
After qualifying for the past three World Championships teams (World Indoors in 2010, 2012 and World Outdoors in 2011), Lacy Janson will make a push for her first Olympic team in the pole vault. The Cardinal Mooney (Fla.) High School and Florida State University alum was ranked #3 is the U.S. in 2011 by Track & Field News. USA Track & Field caught up with Janson for a short Q & A as she continues her preparation for the Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, which are scheduled for June 21-July 1 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 30 youth grants to track & field clubs throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms, awards and facility rental.
INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 30 youth grants to track & field clubs throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms, awards and facility rental.
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