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Olympians to lead Team USATF at first Athletics World Cup

6/29/2018
 

INDIANAPOLIS -- Olympic bronze medalist and world champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks (Oxford, Mississippi), 2016 Olympic 800m bronze medalist Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio), 2017 Diamond League shot put champion Darrell Hill (Darby, Pennsylvania), and American record holder and hammer throw world leader Deanna Price (Moscow Mills, Missouri) lead Team USATF at the first ever Athletics World Cup, to be contested at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in London, July 14-15, 2018.

 

At the Athletics World Cup, eight countries will come together to showcase their track and field skills against the best in the world, with each country fielding one male and one female per event. All IAAF-recognized events up to the 1500m will be contested.

 

Team USATF returns to the site of a successful 2017 IAAF World Championships where Kendricks, fresh off his 2016 Olympic bronze medal, clinched the international title over Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.

 

The women’s team includes young stars such as 2018 World Indoor 400m and Olympic 4x400m gold medalist Courtney Okolo (Carrollton, Texas); 2016 World Indoor gold medalist Vashti Cunningham (Las Vegas, Nevada), and Olympic triple jump fourth-place finisher Keturah Orji (Mountville Olive Township, New Jersey).

 

University of Houston stars Kahmari Montgomery (Plainfield, Illinois) and Cameron Burrell (Houston, Texas) make their first appearances on a senior national team following impressive performances this spring. Montgomery claimed the USATF 400m title and will compete in the 4x400m relay, while Burrell won the 2018 NCAA title in the 100m and anchored the Cougars to a collegiate record in the 4x100m.  Olympian and two-time USATF champion Devon Allen (Phoenix, Arizona) promises to shake up the 110m hurdles field.

 

Coaches Linda Lanker and Lynn Smith will lead Team USATF. Click here for a release on team staff.


Team USATF Roster - 2018 Athletics World Cup

First

Last

Current City

State

College/Sponsor

Event

Devon

Allen

Phoenix

AZ

Oregon/Nike

110m Hurdles

Valarie

Allman

Longmont

CO

Stanford

Discus Throw

Zack

Bazile

Teaneck

NJ

Ohio State University

Long Jump

Jasmine

Blocker

New Orleans

LA

Tulane/ Sponsor: Oiselle

4x400m Relay

Mikiah

Brisco

Baton Rouge

LA

LSU

4x100m Relay

Aaliyah

Brown

College Station

TX

Texas A&M/ Team Jet

4x100m Relay

Quanesha

Burks

Tuscaloosa

Al

University of Alabama

Long Jump

Cameron

Burrell

Houston

TX

Houston

4x100m Relay

Vashti

Cunningham

Las Vegas

NV

Nike

High Jump

Paul

Dedewo

Chandler

AZ

ALTIS

400m

Jeff

Demps

Mascotte

FL

Adidas/Florida

4x100m Relay

Magdalyn

Ewen

St.francis

MN

Nike/Arizona State

Discus Throw

Kate

Grace

Sacramento

CA

Bowerman Track Club

1500m

Queen

Harrison

Phoenix

AZ

Asics

100m Hurdles

Ashley

Henderson

San Diego

CA

San Diego State

100 meter, 4x100m Relay

Darrell

Hill

Chula Vista

CA

Nike

Shot Put

Kiana

Horton

Waco

TX

Baylor

4x400m Relay

Obichukwu

Igbokwe

Fayetteville

AR

Arkansas

4x400m Relay

Reginald

Jagers III

Solon

OH

Iron Wood TC

Discus Throw

Sam

Kendricks

Oxford

MS

Ole Miss/Nike

Pole Vault

Kahmari

Montgomery

Tinley Park

IL

Houston

4x400m Relay

Clayton

Murphy

Kent

OH

Nike/Akron

800m

Katie

Nageotte

Moscow

Idaho

Washington State/ Adidas/New York Athletic Club

Pole Vault

Courtney

Okolo

Austin

Tx

Texas/ Nike

400 Meter, 4x400m Relay

Keturah

Orji

Budd Lake

NJ

Georgia

Triple Jump

Kymber

Payne

Baton Rouge

LA

LSU

400m Hurdles

Jenna

Prandini

Eugene

OR

Oregon/ Puma

200m

Deanna

Price

DeSoto

IL

Southern Illinois University Carbondale/ New York Athletic Club

Hammer Throw

Jeron

Robinson

Kingsville

TX

Texas A&M - Kingsville/ Nike

High Jump

Raevyn

Rogers

Eugene

OR

Nike

800m

Donald

Scott

Ypsilanti

MI

adidas/Eastern Michigan

Triple Jump

Kenny

Selmon

Chapel Hill

NC

University of North Carolina

400m Hurdles

Nathan

Strother

Knoxville

TN

University of Tennessee

4x400m Relay

Brionna

Thomas

West Lafayette

IN

Purdue University

4x400m Relay

Curtis

Thompson

Florence

NJ

Mississippi State

Javelin Throw

Ameer

Webb

Phoenix

AZ

Texas A&M/Nike

200m

Kendal

Williams

Jacksonville

FL

University of Georgia

100m, 4x100m Relay

Kara

Winger

Colorado Springs

CO

Asics

Javelin Throw

Rudy

Winkler

Sand Lakes

NY

Rutgers University

Hammer Throw

Izaic

Yorks

Seattle

WA

University of Washington/Brooks Running

1500m

Isiah

Young

Junction City

KA

Ole Miss/Nike

4x100m Relay



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