INDIANAPOLIS - Twenty of America's finest young athletes will represent Team USA at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, USA Track & Field announced on Tuesday. The multi-sport event will take place on August 14-26 in Singapore, with track and field events held August 17-23.
The Youth Olympic Games are a sporting event for young people ages 16 and 17, balancing sport, education and culture. These Games work as a catalyst to promote these three themes throughout the Olympic Movement.
Team USA will compete as part of the Americas Team which includes North America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. 3,600 young athletes from 205 nations are expected to compete.
Team USA Youth Olympic Games Roster
200m - Brandon Sanders (Columbia, S.C.)
400m - Najee Glass (Woodbridge, N.J.)
10,000m RW - Tyler Sorensen (Lafayette, Calif.)
400m hurdles - Gregory Coleman (San Antonio, Texas)
2,000m steeplechase - Daniel Wong (Tucson, Ariz.)
High Jump - Gunnar Nixon (Edmond, Okla.)
Pole Vault - Reese Watson (Spring, Texas)
Javelin - Devin Bogert (Tomball, Texas)
100m - Myasia Jacobs (Paterson, N.J.)
200m - Olivia Ekpone (Germantown, Md.)
400m - Robin Reynolds (Miami, Fla.)
1,000m - Claudia Francis (Laurelton, N.Y.)
100m hurdles - Trinity Wilson (Oakland, Calif.)
400m hurdles - Amber Bryant-Brock (Powder Springs, Ga.)
Pole Vault - Hadley Reed Hancock (Leesburg, Ga.)
Long Jump - Le'Tristan Pledger (Kansas City, Kan.)
Shot Put - Sarah Howard (Dublin, Ga.)
Discus Throw - Sarah Tolson (Pawhuska, Okla.)
Hammer Throw - Shelby Ashe (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Javelin Throw - Hannah Carson (Mesa, Ariz.)
For more information on the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, visit www.usatf.org.