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Americans win tenth DecáNation title at Stadium du Lac de Maine

9/10/2017
 

Angers, FRANCE -- For the tenth time in 13 years of participation, Team USATF earned top honors at France’s international decathlon event, DecáNation. Twenty elite athletes competed for the U.S. on Saturday, totaling 122 points for the U.S. France took second with 103 points, followed by Poland in third with 95.


American women finished first in the 100m, 200m and 400m (both by Courtney Okolo), 2,000m and 100m hurdles. On the men’s side, Team USATF dominated the 200m, pole vault, long jump and shot put. Jesse Garn made his national team debut and finished second in the men’s 800m.


Olympic medalist and 2017 World Champion Sam Kendricks capped off his undefeated season with a final win at 5.75m/18-10.25.


The 13th annual DecáNation was established in 2005 by the French Athletics Association. Click here for full results.


2017 DecáNation Team USATF Roster - Women

Event

First Name

Last Name

Hometown

100m

Barbara

Pierre

Orlando, FL

200m

Courtney

Okolo

Carrollton, TX

400m

Courtney

Okolo

Carrollton, TX

800m

Kenyetta

Iyevbele

Charlotte, NC

2000m

Shannon

Rowbury

San Francisco, CA

Triple Jump

Andrea

Geubelle

University Place, WA

High Jump

Elizabeth

Patterson

Rowlett, TX

Discus

Gia

Lewis-Smallwood

Champaign, IL

100mH

Kristi

Castlin

Douglasville, GA

Hammer

DeAnna

Price

Old Monroe, MO

2017 DecáNation Team USATF Roster - Men

Event

First Name

Last Name

Hometown

100m

Beejay

Lee

West Covina, CA

200m

Beejay

Lee

West Covina, CA

400m

Vernon

Norwood

Morgan City, LA

800m

Jesse

Garn

Marcellus, NY

2000m

Donald

Cabral

Glastonbury, CT

Long Jump

Michael

Hartfield

Manchester, CT

Pole Vault

Sam

Kendricks

Oxford, MS

Javelin

Riley

Dolezal

Stanley, ND

110mH

Aleec

Harris

Atlanta, GA

Shot Put

Ryan

Crouser

Boring, OR




Ashley Mitchell

USATF Marketing & Communications Manager

ashley.mitchell@usatf.org




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