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Team USA Rosters Announced for 2014 IAAF World Relays

5/13/2014
 

INDIANAPOLIS -- Team USA’s roster is set for the inaugural IAAF World Relays Championships, contested Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25 at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas.


A total of 55 athletes comprise the relay pools that will represent the red, white and blue at the event, which airs live on Universal Sports from 6:30-9:00 p.m. ET on both days of competition.


The first competition of its kind, the IAAF World Relays Championships consist of the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, 4x800 and 4x1500 relays on both the men’s and women’s sides. Scheduled for primetime, the World Relays provide the only major world championship for the 2014 outdoor season.


The men’s and women’s 4x400-meter relay pools are especially impressive, with 2013 World Champions Tony McQuay, LaShawn Merritt, and David Verburg in the pool, as well as Olympic gold medalist triple jumper Christian Taylor, an accomplished quartermiler at the University of Florida, NCAA Champion Torrin Lawrence and Clayton Parros, who was a member of the 4x4 pool at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland. On the women’s side, Olympic gold medalists Natasha Hastings, Sanya Richards-Ross and Dee Dee Trotter are in the relay pool, as well as two-time World medalists Joanna Atkins, Jessica Beard and Monica Hargrove.


Nearly 50 nations are sending teams to Nassau for the World Relays, which is expected to qualify some teams for the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.


A full schedule can be found on USATF.org and tickets are available for purchase now.


The official hashtag for the event is #WorldRelays. Be sure to follow along in Nassau with USATF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


2014 IAAF World Relays Championships Relay Pools (in alphabetical order)

First

Last

Event

Current Residence

Hometown

College/University

Twitter Handle

Alex

Anderson

Women’s 4x100m

Clermont, Florida

Chicago, Illinois

University of Texas

@mzalex_a

Robby

Andrews

Men’s 4x800m

Princeton, New Jersey

Englishtown, New Jersey

University of Virginia

@RA_Andrews

Joanna

Atkins

Women’s 4x400m

Clermont, Florida

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Auburn University

n/a

Tianna

Bartoletta

Women’s 4x100m

Tampa, Florida

Elyria, Ohio

University of Tennessee

@teamtianna

Jessica

Beard

Women’s 4x400m

College Station, Texas

Euclid, Ohio

Texas A&M University

@Run2reign

Tori

Bowie

Women's 4x200m

Chula Vista, California

Sandhill, Mississippi

Southern Mississippi

n/a

Marvin

Bracy

Men’s 4x100m

Clermont, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Florida State University

@BraceYaself

Pat

Casey

Men’s 4x1500m

Eugene, Oregon

Laurel, Montana

University Of Oklahoma

@patkc13

Paris

Daniels

Women's 4x200m

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

University of Kansas

n/a

Walter

Dix

Men’s 4x200m

Los Angeles, California

Coral Springs, Florida

Florida State University

@RealWalterDix

Kimberlyn

Duncan

Women’s 4x200m

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Katy, Texas

LSU

@KiMBEAUX__

Geena

Gall-Lara

Women’s 4x800m

Corvallis, Oregon

Flint, Michigan

University of Michigan

@GeenaGall

Kate

Grace

Women’s 4x1500m

Bend, Oregon

Santa Monica, California

Yale University

@fastk8

Monica

Hargrove

Women’s 4x400m

Marietta, Georgia

New Haven, Connecticut

Georgetown University

@Monica_Hargrove

Natasha

Hastings

Women’s 4x400m

Round Rock, Texas

Brooklyn, New York

University of South Carolina

@natashahastings

Garrett

Heath

Men’s 4x1500m

Seattle, Washington

Winona, Minnesota

Stanford University

@_garrettheath

Brandon

Johnson

Men’s 4x800m

Big Bear, California

Orange, Texas

UCLA

@gobrandonj

Heather

Kampf

Women’s 4x1500m

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

University of Minnesota

@HeatherRaeKampf

Trell

Kimmons

Men’s 4x100m

Jackson, Mississippi

Coldwater, Mississippi

Hinds CC

@TrellKimmons988

Bianca

Knight

Women’s 4x200m

Austin, Texas

Ridgeland, Mississippi

University of Texas

@MidKnightDreams

Torrin

Lawrence

Men’s 4x400m

Gainesville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

University of Georgia

@TLawrence400

Lakeisha

Lawson

Women’s 4x100m

West Covina, California

Victorville, California

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

n/a

Will

Leer

Men’s 4x1500m

Los Angeles, California

Minnetonka, Minnesota

Pomona College

@william_leer

Charlene

Lipsey

Women’s 4x800m

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Hempstead, New York

LSU

n/a

Katie

Mackey

Women’s 4x1500m

Seattle, Washington

Fort Collins, Colorado

University of Washington

@KatiefMackey

Leo

Manzano

Men’s 4x1500m

Austin, Texas

Marble Falls, Texas

University of Texas

@leomanzano

Brenda

Martinez

Women’s 4x800m

Rancho Cucamonga, California

Rancho Cucamonga, California

University of California-Riverside

@bmartrun

Tony

McQuay

Men’s 4x400m

Gainesville, Florida

Riviera Beach, Florida

University of Florida

@McQuay_Runs

Tawanna

Meadows

Women’s 4x100m

Dallas, Texas

Panama City, Florida

Troy University

@Its_Speechless

LaShawn

Merritt

Men’s 4x400m

Portsmouth, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia

East Carolina University

@lashawnmerritt

Curtis

Mitchell

Men’s 4x200m

Clermont, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Texas A&M University

@mrmitchell200m

Maurice

Mitchell

Men’s 4x200m

Overland Park, Kansas

Kansas City, Missouri

Florida State University

@swift_reece

Calesio

Newman

Men's 4x100m

Greensboro, North Carolina

Green Sea, South Carolina

North Carolina A&T

@Mr_Sprinta

Clayton

Parros

Men’s 4x400m

Clermont, Florida

Bloomfield, New Jersey

University of North Carolina

@Cparros

Barbara

Pierre

Women’s 4x100m

Knightdale, North Carolina

Winter Haven, Florida

Saint Augustine's University

@Barbie_gitt1

Chanelle

Price

Women’s 4x800m

Knoxville, Tennessee

Easton, Pennsylvania

University of Tennessee

@ChanellePrice

Sanya

Richards-Ross

Women’s 4x400m

Austin, Texas

Kingston, Jamaica

University of Texas

@SanyaRichiRoss

Mike

Rodgers

Men’s 4x100m

Round Rock, Texas

St. Louis, Missouri

Oklahoma Baptist University

@Mr_Rodgers_DAT

Michael

Rutt

Men’s 4x800m

Plainsboro, New Jersey

Sinking Springs, Pennsylvania

University of Connecticut

@Mike_Rutt

R. Mookie

Salaam

Men’s 4x100m

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Edmond, Oklahoma

University Of Oklahoma

@RakieemSalaam

Charles

Silmon

Men’s 4x100m

Fort Worth, Texas

Waco, Texas

Texas Christian University

@charlessilmon

Stacey-Ann

Smith

Women’s 4x100m

Round Rock, Texas

Bloomfield, Connecticut

University of Texas

@Sas_Dash

Duane

Solomon

Men’s 4x800m

Los Angeles, California

Lompoc, California

University of Southern California

@DuaneBang800

Shalonda

Solomon

Women’s 4x200m

Winter Garden, Florida

Inglewood, California

University of South Carolina

@Shalonda200m

Wallace

Spearmon

Men’s 4x200m

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

University of Arkansas

@PrinceSpearmon

Jeneba

Tarmoh

Women’s 4x200m

Los Angeles, California

San Jose, California

Texas A&M University

@JenebaSylvia

Christian

Taylor

Men’s 4x400m

Loughborough, UK

Fayetteville, Georgia

University of Florida

@taylored2jump

David

Torrence

Men’s 4x1500m

Oakland, California

Tarzana, California

University of California-Berkeley

@David_Torrence

Dee Dee

Trotter

Women’s 4x400m

Los Angeles, California

Decatur, Georgia

University of Tennessee

@dtrott400m

Morgan

Uceny

Women’s 4x1500m

Brighton, Massachusetts

Plymouth, Indiana

Cornell University

@MUceny

Sara

Vaughn

Women’s 4x1500m

Boulder, Colorado

Gering, Nebraska

University of Colorado

@MomVaughn

David

Verburg

Men’s 4x400m

Gainesville, Florida

Lynchburg, Virginia

George Mason University

@AdiVerb

Ameer

Webb

Men’s 4x200m

College Station, Texas

Tustin, California

Texas A&M University

@Fastlikewebb

Mark Wieczorek Men’s 4x800m Seattle, Washington Ponca City, Oklahoma Mid America Nazarene University @wizzo800

Ajee'

Wilson

Women’s 4x800m

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Neptune, New Jersey

Temple University

@AjeeW

Isiah

Young

Men’s 4x200m

Oxford, Mississippi

Junction City, Kansas

University of Mississippi

@ALLORN0THIN



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