USA Track & Field National News

INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation is very pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of the John W. James Endowment grant, USATF Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today.
INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation is proud to announce the launching of “Run With US!” (RWUS!). A program to take place for kids during and after school, RWUS! surrounds fitness and goal setting to promote self-esteem and will be directed by Olympic athletes as teachers, mentors and role models. Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld made the announcement Wednesday.
2000 Team USA Olympic Games assistant coach and long-time University of Colorado and West Point track and field and cross country coach Jerry Quiller died Thursday after a five-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was 69.
INDIANAPOLIS – University of Arkansas freshman Gunnar Nixon has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting a world junior record in the indoor heptathlon over the weekend at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and reached an NCAA automatic-qualifying mark.
INDIANAPOLIS – University of Arkansas freshman Gunnar Nixon has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting a world junior record in the indoor heptathlon over the weekend at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and reached an NCAA automatic-qualifying mark.
1. USA Track & Field inside Super Bowl Village 2. Team USA coaching staff announced for World Indoor Championships 3. Team USA places fifth at Five Nations Match
1. USA Track & Field inside Super Bowl Village 2. Team USA coaching staff announced for World Indoor Championships 3. Team USA places fifth at Five Nations Match
NEW YORK -- Lolo Jones made a successful return after an injury-plagued 2011 season and Jamaica’s Asafa Powell ran the fastest 50-meter time in the world since 2005 en route to winning Athlete of the Meet honors Saturday at the U.S. Open presented by Harris at Madison Square Garden. The two wins electrified a crowd of 5,844 as the Visa Championships Series officially kicked off for the 2012 indoor season.
NEW YORK -- Lolo Jones made a successful return after an injury-plagued 2011 season and Jamaica’s Asafa Powell ran the fastest 50-meter time in the world since 2005 en route to winning Athlete of the Meet honors Saturday at the U.S. Open presented by Harris at Madison Square Garden. The two wins electrified a crowd of 5,844 as the Visa Championships Series officially kicked off for the 2012 indoor season.
Friday USA Track & Field hosted a press conference featuring high jumper Jesse Williams, hurdler David Oliver, hurdlers Lolo Jones and Kellie Wells and distance runner Bernard Lagat in preparation for Saturday U.S. Open at Madison Square Garden. Below are the excerpts from the press conference. For more information on the U.S. Open check out www.usopen.usatf.org.
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