Competition concludes with relays, marathon, 5 km and field events

09-01-2007

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OSAKA, Japan - Several more medal opportunities present themselves to Team USA during Sunday competition at the 2007 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Nagai Stadium.

After winning both 4x100m relays on Saturday night, the American 4x400m relays take the track for the last events of the Championships on Sunday, trying to become the first country to win all four relays at a World Outdoor Championships. The Americans will be favored in both races, particularly the men's, following the Jeremy Wariner-led American sweep of the 400 on Friday.

In the field, 2007 world leader and American record holder Breaux Greer (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has medal potential in the men's javelin final, while three-time Olympian Amy Acuff (Isleton, Calif.) competes in the women's high jump final.

For the first time, three Americans will compete in the men's 5,000 meter final, led by 1,500m gold medalist Bernard Lagat (Tucson, Ariz.). Adam Goucher (Portland, Ore.) and American record holder at 2 miles, Matt Tegenkamp (Madison, Wis.) also are looking for medals.

Competition kicks off early in the morning with the women's marathon World Cup.

Below is a complete listing of USATF entrants for Sunday competition.

Team USA entrants - Sunday, Sept. 2

7 a.m., women's marathon FINAL - Mary Akor (Gardena, CA), Zoila Gomez (Alamosa, CO), Ann Alyanak (Bellbrook, OH), Samia Akbar (Herndon, VA), Dana Coons (Vienna, VA)

7 p.m., women's high jump FINAL - Amy Acuff (Isleton, Calif.)

7:30 p.m., men's javelin throw FINAL - Breaux Greer (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

7:30 p.m., men's 5,000m FINAL - Bernard Lagat (Tucson, Ariz.), Adam Goucher (Portland, Ore.), Matt Tegenkamp (Madison, Wis.)

8:30 p.m., women's 4x400m relay FINAL

8:50 p.m., men's 4x400m relay FINAL