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News and Notes - June 8, 2017


Team USATF roster updated for 2017 IAAF World Championships

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two marathoners have been added to the World Championships team following the withdrawal of Laura Thweatt and Abdi Abdirahman due to recovery from injury. 2015 Pan American Games gold medalist Lindsay Flanagan (Arlington Heights, Illinois) and 2016 Chicago Marathon runner-up Elkanah Kibet (Fayetteville, North Carolina) will join previously named team members Bobby Curtis (Louisville, Kentucky), Augustus Maiyo (Fort Carson, Colorado), Serena Burla (St. Louis, Missouri) and Amy Cragg (Leavenworth, Kansas).


The men’s and women’s marathons will both be held on Sunday, August 6. The men will toe the line at 10:55 a.m. GMT (5:55 a.m. ET) and the women will follow at 2:00 p.m. GMT (9 a.m. ET). The 26.2 mile route will start and finish at Tower Bridge in central London. Fans can view a video of the course route on the official website of the IAAF World Championships - London 2017.


The rest of Team USATF competing in London will be selected at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California. The USATF Outdoor Championships is part of the 2017 Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Comcast. The Champions Series showcases numerous Olympic sports throughout the season, highlighting the year-round quest of Team USA athletes to compete at the Olympic Games. Tickets are available now at


IAAF Diamond League heads to Rome with 17 USATF athletes set for action

ROME, Italy -- Seventeen USATF athletes, including Olympic medalists Tianna Bartoletta, Michelle Carter, Natasha Hastings, Sandi Morris, take to the track in Rome for the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, the fourth stop for the 2017 IAAF Diamond League.


Action starts at 12:15 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold with the women’s shot put and will have its own dedicated live stream when the women’s pole vault begins at 1:20 p.m. ET. NBCSN will broadcast coverage of the Rome Diamond League live at 2 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Gold will carry both the NBCSN broadcast as well as a Gold streaming webcast commercial-free.


Time (ET)


USATF Athletes Competing

NBC Sports Gold Stream Begins

12:15 p.m.

Women's Shot Put

Daniella Bunch, Michelle Carter, Felisha Johnson

1:20 p.m.

Women's Pole Vault

Sandi Morris

NBCSN Live Broadcast Begins

2:03 p.m.

Women's 400m Hurdles

Jaide Stepter

2:15 p.m.

Men's 3000m Steeplechase

Andrew Bayer, Hillary Bor, Donn Cabral,

2:30 p.m.

Men's 100m

Ronnie Baker, Michael Rodgers

2:40 p.m.

Men's 800m

Donavan Brazier

2:50 p.m.

Women's 400m

Natasha Hastings

3:05 p.m.

Men's 110m Hurdles

Aries Merritt, David Oliver

3:13 p.m.

Women's 1500m

Amanda Eccleston

3:23 p.m.

Women's 100m

Tianna Bartoletta

3:30 p.m.

Men's 200m

Ameer Webb


Olympians shine at 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships

EUGENE, Oregon -- Two Rio Olympians turned in impressive performances on the first day of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field Wednesday, opening four days of action in Eugene.


Sprinter Christian Coleman (Atlanta, Georgia) torched the track in the men’s 100m semifinals, shattering the collegiate record to win his semi in 9.82, the fourth-fastest performance in USATF history and equal to ninth on the all-time world list. Coleman eclipsed the previous collegiate record of FSU’s Ngonidzashe Makusha in 2011.


The 2016 Olympic Trials champion in the men’s hammer throw, Rudy Winkler (Sand Lake, New York) won his first NCAA title Wednesday after a runner-up finish in 2016. Winkler utilized his third throw of 74.12m/243-2 to capture Cornell’s fourth individual national title. Winkler earned his third First Team All-America honor in the same venue where he made the Olympic Team a year ago.


Coverage of #NCAATF continues Thursday through Saturday on the ESPN family of networks. For a comprehensive look at Team USATF members in action at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, check out this preview from



Time (ET)


Thursday, June 8

1:30 p.m.


Thursday, June 8

7:30 p.m.


Friday, June 9

3:30 p.m.


Friday, June 9

8:30 p.m.


Saturday, June 10

2:30 p.m.


Saturday, June 10

6:30 p.m.



Amanda Brooks
Marketing and Communications Manager
USA Track & Field

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