USA Track & Field National News

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 Dendy, the 2016 World Indoor gold medalist, has withdrawn from the Rio-bound Olympic team with an injury to his lower right leg.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.
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.
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