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News and Notes, Volume 13, Number 5

1/25/2013
 
Jeter leads Team USA in Five Nations Match
After winning three medals at the London Olympics, Carmelita Jeter will kick-off her 2013 season wearing the Team USA jersey at the Five Nations Match in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday.

The United States is sending a talented team with no less than nine members of the 2012 Olympic team on the roster. Two-time Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat will lead the men’s squad as he races the 3,000m, an event in which he owns the American record both indoors and outdoors.

The Five Nations Match features one athlete in each event in a unique country vs. country format that showcases competitors from different nations battling against each other to earn points towards their teams overall match total.

Team USA
Men
  • 60m - Mike Rodgers, two-time USA Indoor champion
  • 200m - Kind Butler, Indiana All-American
  • 400m - Manteo Mitchell, Olympic silver medalist, returning to international competition for the first time since breaking his leg during the prelims of the Olympic 4x400m relay
  • 600m - Duane Solomon, two-time USA Indoor champion
  • 1500m - Matthew Centrowitz, 2011 World Outdoor bronze medalist
  • 3,000m - Bernard Lagat, 11-time World and Olympic medalist
  • 60m hurdles - Jeff Porter, 2012 Olympian
  • High jump - Keith Moffatt, 2009 World Outdoor Championships team member

Women
  • 60m - Carmelita Jeter, 2012 Olympic gold medalist on world record setting 4x100m relay, 100m silver medalist and 200m bronze medalist
  • 200m - Cambrya Jones, 2012 NACAC U23 gold medalist in 4x100m and bronze medalist in 200m
  • 400m - Natasha Hastings, four-time Olympic and World Championships 4x400m gold medalist
  • 800m - Geena Gall, 2012 Olympian
  • 1500m - Sara Vaughn, 2012 Indoor World Championships team member
  • 60m hurdles - Danielle Carruthers, 2012 World Outdoor silver medalist
  • Triple jump - Amanda Smock, three-time USA champion
  • Long jump - Funmi Jimoh, six-time USA Championships bronze medalist
  • Pole vault - Mary Saxer,  2012 Indoor World Championships team member

NACAC Cross Country Championships
With selections being made based on performances at the USA Track & Field National Club Cross Country Championships in December, members of Team USA will compete in Jamaica Saturday as part of the North America Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships.

With five athletes on each squad, a total of 20 members of Team USA will compete in junior men’s (6 km) and women’s (4 km) and senior men’s (8 km) and women’s (6 km) races.

Contested annually, Team USA won the team title in all four division in 2012. A complete roster of each squad can be found below:

Junior men’s roster - Arya Bahreini, Estevan De La Rosa, Andrew Gardner, Ryan Roush, Garret Zuk

Junior women’s roster - Bobbie Burgess, Erin Finn, Samantha George, Meghan McGovern, Regan Mullen

Senior men’s roter - Craig Forys, Matthew Forys, Phillip Reid, Joseph Moore, Zachary Ripley

Senior women’s roster - Allison Morgan, Sarah Boyle, Mary Kate Champagne, Stephanie Price, Kara Lubieniecki


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