USA Track & Field National News

PERTH, AUSTRALIA -- Team USA is second in golds and overall medals at the Sunday midpoint break day at the Perth, Australia two-week World Masters Athletics Championships. The Americans have 22 golds, 12 silver, 16 bronze, and 50 total medals, behind home team Australia and ahead of Britain (19 golds, 44 total), France (17, 31), and Germany (10, 33). With 92 nations and 4200 athletes, the meet resumes Monday and concludes Sunday, Nov. 6.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Olympic gold medalists Michelle Carter and Matthew Centrowitz have been voted the 2016 Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Jesse Owens Athletes of the Year following spectacular indoor and outdoor campaigns that saw the duo combine for four global golds and a slew of history-making performances.
Veteran Athlete Inductee Al Feuerbach (Preston, Iowa) set the shot put world record in May 1973 with a throw of 21.82m/71-7. A three-time Olympian, he placed 4th in 1976 games after a 5th-place finish in 1972.
Pete Kostelnick undertook what most would consider to be an impossible feat – running across the United States – and prevailed to complete 3,067 miles in 42 days, 6 hours and 30 minutes, unofficially setting a new record by four days.
TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- The USATF Masters 15K Road Championship returns to the Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run for its fourth straight year, set for Saturday, October 29.
In advance of National Track & Field Hall of Fame induction ceremony on November 3 in New York City, USATF interviewed Class of 2016 inductees on their athletic careers and legacies.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Wayne Vandenburg has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Andy Wacker (Boulder, Colorado) earns his first USATF Athlete of the Week nod after taking home the second national title of his career, winning the 2016 USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships on Saturday, October 15.
Brian Pilcher (Ross, California) ran the fastest half marathon by an American over 60 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, breaking an unprecedented four American records in a single race.
Funeral services for Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay, will be held Saturday, October 22 at Southland Christian Church. Visitation is from 9:00 a.m. - Noon with the funeral to follow.
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