USA Track & Field National News

INDIANAPOLIS -- The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has extended World Championships invitations to Olympic hammer throwers Kibwé Johnson and Rudy Winkler, as well as Team USATF rising stars Alex Young in the men’s hammer throw and Ariana Ince in the women’s javelin throw. All athletes have accepted and will compete in London early next month.
INDIANAPOLIS -- After her record-breaking 800m performance at Monaco Diamond League on Friday, 2016 Rio Olympian and World Indoor silver medalist Ajee’ Wilson is awarded USATF Athlete of the Week honors.
LAWRENCE, Kansas -- With multi-events and race walk complete, middle distance runners and sprinters took their turn on the oval in the 400m hurdles, 800m and 200m on the third day of USATF Hershey Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. Field events took a dramatic turn in the women’s 15-16 long jump with a new national record.
DAVENPORT, Iowa – USATF Running Circuit women’s standings leader Aliphine Tuliamuk seeks her fourth USATF title of the season, while Sam Chelanga seeks his first title of the season after finishing in the top three in three separate USATF Running Circuit races on Saturday at the USATF 7 Mile Championships in Davenport, Iowa.
LAWRENCE, Kansas -- As temperatures rose on the track, so did the excitement on Day 2 of USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships. Rock Chalk Park played host to another day of intense competition, as well as celebrity appearances.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Four reigning World champions and eight 2016 Olympic individual gold medalists will lead 132 athletes on the Team USATF roster for the 2017 IAAF World Championships, held August 4-13 in London, England. Representing the U.S. in the delegation announced Monday by USA Track & Field are 77 Olympians, including 13 Olympic medalists from 2012 who will return to London Stadium for another chance at the podium. Overall, 39 World Championships and/or Olympic medalists are part of the Team USATF roster.
NEW YORK CITY – In two weeks athletes from across the nation will band together with pride to represent Team USA at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, England. In preparation for this momentous event, the USATF Foundation announced 25 Stephen A. Schwarzman grant awards in the amount of $25,000 to members of Team USA today, announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld.
LAWRENCE, Kansas -- Over the next seven days, nearly 8,000 young athletes will compete for national titles at USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships at Rock Chalk Park, University of Kansas. Action kicked off Monday with the multi-events, steeplechase and race walk.
TRUJILLO, Peru -- On the final day of Pan American Junior Championships, Team USATF set a stunning new world junior record in the men’s 4x400m relay at Chan Chan Stadium.
INDIANAPOLIS -- A track & field advocate for more than 45 years, Thom Confer of Orange County, California, has been honored by USA Track & Field and The Hershey Company as the 2017 USATF Milton Hershey Award recipient. Created by the partnership between USATF and Hershey, the Milton Hershey Award annually honors an individual whose volunteer contributions to youth track & field and fitness have positively affected the lives of young people.
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