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News and Notes, Volume 12, Number 5


1.       USA Track & Field inside Super Bowl Village
2.       Team USA coaching staff announced for World Indoor Championships
3.       Team USA places fifth at Five Nations Match
USA Track & Field inside Super Bowl Village
USA Track & Field will become a part of Super Bowl XLVI today when it takes part in Super Sports Day in the Super Bowl Village in downtown Indianapolis from 3-10 p.m.  Approached by the Indiana Sports Corporation and the Super Bowl Committee to participate in the program, USATF’s presence will include an interactive booth featuring sprint drills, hurdle demonstrations, giveaways and information on membership programs.

Taking place along Georgia Street between Pennsylvania Street and Capitol Avenue  in downtown Indianapolis, the Super Bowl Village takes place the 10 days before Sunday’s game to include, among other things, live broadcasts from ESPN and live onstage entertainment. USATF’s booth will be set up on the turf underneath the zip line in Touchdown Alley along Capitol Avenue.

Continue to check USA Track & Field on Facebook and on Twitter @USATrack_Field for further updates.
Team USA coaching staff announced for World Indoor Championships
USA Track & Field recently announced the names of the staff that will accompany Team USA to the upcoming World Indoor Championships March 9-11 in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Rhan Sheffield, who will be the women’s team head coach along with coaching sprints and hurdles, is the lone representative from the team staff that also traveled to the 2010 World Indoor Championships, where Team USA won the medal table with a total of 17 medals. 

Please see below for a complete list of the Team USA staff for the 2012 World Indoor Championships.

Women’s Staff
Rhan Sheffield (head coach/sprints/hurdles)
Bonnie Edmondson (assistant coach - throws)
Carol McLatchie (assistant coach - distance)
Pam Spencer-Marquez (assistant coach - jumps/combined events)
Kim Duyst (head manager)

Men’s Staff
John Moon (head coach/throws)
Orin Richburg (assistant coach - sprints/hurdles)
Norm Tate (assistant coach - jumps/combined events)
Dave Shrock (assistant coach - distance)
Tracy Sundlun (head manager)

Event Managers
Jim Murphy (event manager)
Kim Dismuke (event manager)

Paul Saenz (physician)
Angie Matson-Rufenacht (head ATC)
Raju Mantina (massage therapist)
Shannon Gallagher-Simmons (massage therapist)
Marco Antonio Belizaire (chiropractor)
Steve Portenga (sports psychologist)

Sports Science film staff
Andy Ferrara
Moore wins 800m to help Team USA at Five Nations Match
Team USA picked up an event win from Erica Moore in the women’s 800m en route to placing fifth overall Saturday at the Five Nations Match in Glasgow, Scotland. Team USA scored 41 points to finish behind Great Britain & N.I. (60), Russia (53), Germany (53) and Commonwealth Select (47).

Moore ran a time of  2:02.86 to pace the team.

The Five Nations Match is a unique competition between countries where one member from each team competes in select events and the winner is determined by total points.

Team USA also grabbed runner-up finishes from Dexter Faulk in the men’s 60m hurdles, Natasha Hastings in the women’s 400m and Andra Manson in the men’s high jump.

Complete results of Saturday’s Five Nations Match are available at

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