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News and Notes, Volume 13, Number 14

In this edition:
  1. Men’s Marathon Team Named for World Championships
  2. Americans top the podium at Ponce
  3. Richardson wins in Shanghai

Men’s Marathon Team Named for World Championships

USA Track & Field has announced the men’s marathon team that will compete for Team USA at this summer’s IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Seven-time USA road champion Mo Trafeh (Duarte, Calif.) will lead the squad at his first world championships after his seventh place finish at the 2012 Fukuoka Marathon in 2:11:41. Trafeh most recently set the 25 km American record in 1:14:18.

Jeffrey Eggleston (Boulder, Colo.) is the lone returning member of the 2011 World Championships marathon team, where he finished 39th. Eggleston ran a lifetime best of 2:12:03 at the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon where he finished 16th.

Carlos Trujillo (Middleton, Idaho) improved his personal best by five minutes at the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon to finish 18th in 2:14:21. This will be Trujillo’s second time representing Team USA after running on the 2009 Chiba Ekiden team.

The men will compete in the marathon on the afternoon of August 17.

Fore more information on Team USA at the IAAF World Championships, visit

Americans top the podium at Ponce
At the Ponce Grand Prix in Puerto Rico, Johnny Dutch bested local hero Javier Culson in the men’s 400m hurdles to win in a world leading time of 48.02. This was the first time Culson was beaten on his home track since 2009.

Other American’s who won include: Nia Ali won the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.86; 19-year-old Ajee Wilson won the women’s 800m in 2:01.08, only two-tenths of a second off of her personal best from the World Junior Championships last summer and Andrew Poore took the men’s 3,000m in 8:02.71.

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Richardson wins in Shanghai
At the second stop of the 2013 Diamond League, 2011 World Champion Jason Richardson won the men’s hurdles in 13.23, the second fastest time in the world this year. Olympic Champion and world record holder Aries Merritt pulled up due to cramping in his right hamstring and did not finish the race.

Ryan Wilson made it a 1-2 finish in the men’s 110m hurdles as he crossed the line in 13.25. Other American’s with runner-up finishes included: Mary Saxer equaled her PR of 4.60m/ in the women’s pole vault; Lashawn Merritt ran the second-fastest time in the world this year in the 400m in 44.60 and Justin Gatlin ran 20.21 in the men’s 200m.

Michelle Carter had four marks over 18 meters in the women’s shot put, to finish third with her best throw of 18.83m. Carmelita Jeter cross the line third in the women’s 100m in 11.08, before having to to be carried off the track due to an apparent injury.

American Results in Shanghai
1st - Jason Richardson, men’s 110mH, 13.23
2nd - Ryan Wilson, men’s 110mH, 13.25
2nd - Mary Saxer, women’s pole vault, 4.60m/15-1
2nd - Lashawn Merritt, men’s 400m, 44.60
2nd - Justin Gatlin, men’s 200m, 20.21
3rd - Michelle Carter, women’s shot put, 18.83m/61-9.5
3rd - Carmelita Jeter, women’s 100m, 11.08
4th - David Oliver, men’s 110mH, 13.35
4th - Dalilah Muhammad, women’s 400mH, 54.74
5th - Jeff Porter, men’s 110mH, 13.45
5th - Lacy Janson, women’s pole vault, 4.40m/14-5.25
6th - Darvis “Doc” Patton, men’s 200m, 20.61
6th - Lashinda Demus, women’s 400mH, 55.12
7th - Jeneva McCall, women’s shot put, 17.83m/58-6
8th - Jeneba Tarmoh, women’s 100m, 11.42
8th - Tiffany Williams, women’s 400mH, 56.05
8th = Becky Holliday, women’s pole vault, 4.15
8th = Katy Viuf, women’s pole vault, 4.15m/13-7.25
10th - Dwight Phillips, men’s long jump, 7.62m/25-0
13th - Will Claye, men’s long jump, 7.56m/24-9.75

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