USA Track & Field National News

INDIANAPOLIS -- The country’s clearinghouse of high school sports reports that track & field is the nation’s #1 and fastest-growing high school participatory sport.
RIO DE JANEIRO - With by far the largest single team of any federation or sport at the 2016 Olympic Games, Team USA will look to find its fortunes on the track and in the field when competition begins at Olympic Stadium on Friday, August 12.
The road to the Olympics is a frenetic time for first-time Olympians. After weeks of uncertainty, Penn State graduate Darrell Hill will throw the shot put at Olympic Stadium in Rio, with his biggest fan in his corner.
As 2016 Olympic track & field competition gets ready to start on Friday, USATF takes a moment for quick chats with team members. Today’s feature: Morolake Akinosun and Ashley Spencer, two Texas Longhorns.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Chantae McMillan is no stranger to international competition, competing in the 2012 London Olympic Games and most recently, the 2016 Thorpe Cup. Last weekend, the 2012 Olympian struck gold at the Thorpe Cup competition against Germany, as she blew away the heptathlon competition to a new meet record of 6,260 points and her first USATF Athlete of the Week honor.
INDIANAPOLIS -- USATF CEO Max Siegel announces the following staff changes in the Indianapolis office.
SACRAMENTO -- The last day of USATF Junior Olympic Championships provided notable 4X400m relay events, and thrilling new national and JO meet records. Watch all of day seven action and more on USATF.TV + Plus.
A medley of events finished with new national records and a slew of first-time champions on Saturday at USATF Junior Olympic Championships.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Michael Hartfield (Manchester, Connecticut) has replaced Marquis Dendy (Middletown, Delaware) on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team in the men's long jump, USATF announced Friday. Dendy, the 2016 World Indoor gold medalist, has withdrawn from the Rio-bound Olympic team with an injury to his lower right leg.
Adding two centimeters to the national youth record set in 2008 by Natalie Willer of the Cornhusker Flyers, Alina McDonald (Pacolet, South Carolina; USATF South Carolina) won the women’s 17-18 pole vault with her clearance at 4.23m/13-10.5.
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