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Team USATF travels north for NACAC Senior Championships

8/9/2018
 

TORONTO, Canada -- Team USATF will be represented by 93 athletes in Toronto, Canada at the 2018 North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Senior Championships to be held at Varsity Stadium, August 10-12.

 

Live coverage of the NACAC Championships will be available here. The live webcast is free to watch while on-demand videos will only be available with a RunnerSpace +PLUS subscription. Coverage begins on Friday, August 10 at 10:20 A.M. ET, Saturday, August 11 at 3:15 P.M ET and wraps up Sunday, August 12 at 2:00 P.M. ET.

 

Highlighting Team USATF are a pair of 2018 world-leaders: Sandi Morris (Fayetteville, Arkansas) and Keni Harrison (Clayton, North Carolina). On July 27, Morris, the American record holder, leapt to a world-leading vault of 4.95m/16-2.75 just five centimeters shy of her personal best. Harrison, the 100m hurdles world record holder, hurdled her way to an event world lead of 12.36 at Diamond League - London.

 

American record holder Deanna Price (Moscow Mills, Missouri) looks to continue her stellar season. Price currently holds the third farthest throw of 2018, which was her American record toss of 78.12m/256-03 at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, IA. The American record title has bounced back and forth between Price and Gwen Berry during a season in which the two ladies have joined the world ranks in the hammer throw.

 

On the men’s side, Darrell Hill (Darby, Pennsylvania) is fresh off his USATF Outdoor Championship title in which he threw 21.57m/70-9.25 in Des Moines. More recently, Hill placed second at both the Athletics World Cup in London (21.43m/70-3.75) and Diamond league Monaco (21.72m/71-3.25).

 

Lopez Lomong (Lake Oswego, Oregon) is coming off his first USATF Outdoor title since he claimed back-to-back 1500 titles in 2009 and 2010. In June at the USATF Outdoor Championships, Lomong took off with 400m to go, clocked a 54.16 last lap to win the 10,000m in 28:58.38.

 

Freshly minted collegiate champions Kendal Williams (Jacksonville, FL) and Cameron Burrell (Houston, Texas) will lead Team USATF in the 100m. Williams just completed his senior season at the University of Georgia, where he captained the men’s team and led them to the first national team title in program history. Williams clocked 10.00 at the USATF Outdoor Championships for third place. The former University of Houston Cougar, Burrell looks to add an international medal to his lengthy season. The 2018 NCAA 100m champion finished fifth at the USATF Outdoor Championship in Des Moines before bringing in the win in the men’s 4x100m relay at the inaugural Athletics World Cup. Burrell, no stranger to international competition, has competed for Team USATF at both the World University Games and the NACAC Championships.

 

Maggie Ewen (Tempe, Arizona) will double up in the throws as she sets her sights on shot put and discus titles. After finishing just shy of Valarie Allman (Longmont, Colorado) to take second in discus, the collegiate shot put record holder took her first USATF national title with a 19.29m/63-3.50 heave earlier this summer in Des Moines. The shot put momentum kept going for Ewen as she took third in the Athletics World Cup and fifth at Monaco Diamond League.

 

Jenna Prandini (Clovis, California) will be joining Burrell at the 2018 NACAC Senior Championships. The jumper-turned-sprinter is set to compete in the 100m as well as the 4x100m relay. She will attempt to build off of an already successful season, having claimed the 200m title with a time of 22.62 and a bronze in the 100m after clocking 10.98 at the USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Additionally, she won the 100m at the Cayman Invitational this year. Prandini, a former athlete at the University of Oregon, will be joined on Team USATF by fellow Ducks Raevyn Rogers (Boston, Massachusetts) and Phyllis Francis (Bryan, Texas).

 

Devon Allen (Phoenix, Arizona) will compete in the 110m hurdles. The Olympian was a dual-sport athlete at the University of Oregon, competing in football and track and field for the Ducks before focusing solely on the latter. Allen has had a strong showing at both the 2018 USATF Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships, placing third in the 60m hurdles with a 7.49 effort and first in the 110m hurdles by securing a time of 13.45.

 

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