USA Track & Field National News

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 Dendy, the 2016 World Indoor gold medalist, has withdrawn from the Rio-bound Olympic team with an injury to his lower right leg.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.
Whitney Ashley follows unexpected route to Olympic berth
INDIANAPOLIS-- American hurdler Keni Harrison has been chasing down the women’s 100m hurdles world record nearly all season after breaking the American record at the Nike Prefontaine Classic in May.
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas-- Fourteen athletes will represent the United States at the 2016 Thorpe Cup in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on July 29-30. The competition between Team USA and Germany will feature some of each nation’s top decathletes and heptathletes.
Breaking the youth national record in the boys’ 13-14 high jump twice, Trey Tintinger (Helena, Montana; USATF Montana) took the gold with a 2.00m/6-6.75 clearance on his third attempt.
Strong performances across all age groups resulted in three national youth records and a slew of new champions, and set the stage for competitive semi-finals on the third day of USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships at Sacramento State.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body for track & field, is making text conversations, quicker than a gold medalist sprinter with their new app, TRACKMOJIS. IOS users can hurdle, raise the American flag or win a gold with the fun new app that has more than 300 inspired track & field emojis. Just in time for the Olympics, USATF & Sportsmojis are offering track & field lovers the chance to help express themselves with fun emojis, custom stickers and GIFS for only $.99 available by download on the iPhone App store.
National Youth Race Walk Honor Roll Members Finish 1-2, Ewert Wins Sixth Lifetime Junior Olympic Crown at Second Day of USATF Junior Olympics
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