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Day Two records and redemption at USATF Juniors USATF Press Release Jul 7, 2014

Redemption and records were the big stories on the final day of the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships on a warm and breezy day at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. The 200 meters for both men and women produced fast finishes as high school sophomore Kaylin Whitney (Clermont, Florida) set a World Youth best (ages 15-17) in 22.49, and the soon-to-be Florida State University freshman Trentavis Friday (Gastonia, North Carolina) ran a wind-aided 20.03 (+2.9) for the fastest junior 200m time in any conditions.  

Denzel Harper Named USATF Athlete of the Week USATF Press Release Aug 3, 2012

Denzel Harper of The Quicksilver Track Club/Henderson MS was named USATF Athlete of the Week after winning a record 5 Gold medals in Baltimore last week. He is the first person to win 5 individual events at one JO meet (Pentathlon, Long Jump, Triple Jump, 100m H, 200m H). You can find the article in the link below.   http://www.usatf.org/News/Harper-named-USATF-Athlete-of-the-Week.aspx    

USATF: Team USA Enters 2012 Games with High Medal Hopes USATF Press Release Aug 2, 2012

Team USA brings a group of athletes with an incredible depth and diversity of talent to the 2012 Olympic Games. With a mix of seasoned veterans including Reese Hoffa, Meb Keflezighi, Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix along with Olympic newcomers like Ashton Eaton, Christian Taylor, Will Claye and Carmelita Jeter, Team USA has the potential to bring home multiple Olympic medals every day of the Olympic Games.

Shelby Ashe Named USATF Athlete of the Week! USATF Press Release Jun 20, 2012

St. Pius X grad Shelby Ashe was named the USATF 'Athlete of the Week'  http://USA Track & Field - Ashe named USATF Athlete of the Week   Shelby dominated the Women's Hammer Throw at the USATF Junior Nationals this past weekend after breaking the American Junior record and establishing a new meet record in the hammer throw at USA Junior Championships on Saturday of 223-06 which also gave her an automatic qualifying mark for the Olympic Trials beginning Thursday.

First Lady Joins With USATF, USOC And NGBs To Get Kids Active USATF Press Release May 15, 2012

 First Lady Michelle Obama today joined U.S. athletes, including Team USA track stars Bernard Lagat, Lashinda Demus, Wallace Spearmon and LaShawn Merritt, to announce a nationwide commitment to get more than 1.7 million American children active as part of her Let’s Move! initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity.  (via USA Track & Field)

MILLROSE GAMES: Lagat takes on world champ; Campbell-Brown leads USA vs. Jamaica USATF Press Release Jan 6, 2011

NEW YORK - Returning for its 104th edition, the Millrose Games in 2011 will give one of its greatest stars his biggest challenge and will feature the most heated national sprint rivalry in the world. The 104th Millrose Games will be contested Friday, January 28, 2011 at Madison Square Garden. The first event of USA Track & Field's Visa Championship Series, the Millrose Games will be televised live from 8-10 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN2.

Team USA Closes Out YOG competition with eight total medals USATF Press Release Aug 23, 2010

Florida athletes Robin Reynolds and Tynia Gaither started out the week competing for and winning medals for different countries.  Tynia won silver representing her native the Bahamas, while Reynolds earned gold for the USA.  They ended the week competing together on an international mixed medley relay for "Team Americas" and taking home gold.

Giving Tyson Gay His Due USATF Press Release Aug 16, 2009

Tyson Gay's second-place, American-record run in the men's 100m final in Berlin was a performance of which all fans of track and field should be proud. Jill Geer's latest Off the Record blog, "Thank you, Tyson Gay," puts Sunday night's race in historical context and lauds a performance that was nearly impossible, but which Gay made real. To read the blog by Jill Geer (USATF), click here.

Davis sets World Junior record on day 1 of Pan Am Juniors USATF Press Release Aug 1, 2009

Already holding the title of the fastest youth ever over the 110-meter hurdles, Wayne Davis (Raleigh, N.C.) is now the fastest junior athlete ever in the 110m hurdles. Having already run a world junior leading 13.19 in the first round, Davis shot out of the blocks and into the lead accelerating all the way down the track to win in a pending world junior record time of 13.08 seconds. The previous record of 13.12 was set in 2002 by 2004 Olympic gold medalist Liu Xiang. 2008 World Junior silver medalist Booker Nunley (Columbia, S.C.) once again claimed silver in 13.32.

Former Lafayette Star Tyson Gay Runs Fastest 100m EVER USATF Press Release Jun 30, 2008

EUGENE, Ore. - If the sprinting world had any question about how prepared Tyson Gay is to repeat his gold-medal performances of the 2007 World Championships at the Olympic Games, he answered that question with a roar Sunday at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field. (KYtrackXC.com's Jonathan Grooms and Tyson Gay)

Abdirahman set to defend men USATF Press Release Apr 4, 2008

2008 USA Men's 10 km champion Abdi Abdirahman (Tucson, Ariz.) will defend his title against a field that includes two fellow Olympians at the USA Men's 10 km Championship in Richmond, Va., this Saturday. This year's championships are hosted by the Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers in conjunction with the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K. Abdirahman will face challenges for the title from the likes of 2004 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials champion Alan Culpepper (Lafayette, Colo.), 2004 10,000 and marathon Olympian Dan Browne (Portland, Ore.); and USA 25 km champion and record holder Fernando Cabada (Boulder, Colo.).