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News and Notes, Volume 13 Number 15

5/28/2013
 

1. Behm named World Sprints Center head coach
2. Participants named for NCAA Outdoor Championships
3. Kastor, Braun top American finishers at Bolder Boulder

Behm named World Sprints Center head coach
Andreas Behm, coach of 2012 Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Aries Merritt, has been named the head coach of the World Sprints Center at the World Athletics Center, which is based in Phoenix, Ariz.

Behm leaves Texas A&M University where he has served as a volunteer assistant coach for the past eight seasons. He joins Dan Pfaff at the World Athletics Center, who was named head coach of the World Jumps Center in April.

Along with the gold medal and world record in the 110m hurdles, Behm guided Merritt to a 2012 season that witnessed him run under 13 seconds in the event a total of eight times and record the seven fastest times in the world. The time of 12.80 he ran to conclude his 2012 season shattered the world record by .07 seconds.

In addition to Merritt, the athletes Behm has coached have included Lauryn Williams, Muna Lee, La’Shaunte’a Moore, Jermaine Cooper, Natasha Ruddock, Lauren Smith and Chris Thomas.

Participants named for NCAA Outdoor Championships
Following preliminary rounds over the weekend in Greensboro, N.C., and Austin, Texas, the NCAA announced the list of qualifiers that will participate in the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which are scheduled to be held June 5-8 at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Participants qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in both individual and relay competition during the preliminary rounds. Combined event participants will compete for the first time in Eugene.

A complete list of men’s and women’s athletes that have qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships along with complete results from the preliminary rounds can be found here

Kastor, Braun top American finishers at Bolder Boulder
2004 Olympic marathon silver medalist Deena Kastor placed fourth while  Aaron Braun placed ninth as each were the top American finishers Monday in the elite women’s and men’s 10 km races at the Bolder Boulder in Colorado.

Kastor finished in a time of 34:43.62 to help the American women to a third place team finish. She was followed by American teammates Stephanie Rothstein, who placed ninth overall in a time of 35:20.39, and Laura Thweat 12th in 35:37.79.

Braun lead the American men  across to a third place team finish. Braun finished the race in a time of 30:29.10 with Brent Vaughn placing 10th in a time of 30:37.18 and Kenyon Neuman 13th in 30:54.11.


Jared Slinde
Communications Manager
USA Track & Field
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