INDIANAPOLIS - Bernard Lagat, Toby Stevenson and Moushaumi Robinson will lead Team USA in competition at the 2007 Norwich Union International, January 27 at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland.
The Norwich Union International will feature one athlete in each event from five nations: the United States, Great Britain, Sweden, Germany and a Commonwealth Select team. It is a unique country vs. country format that will feature athletes from the different nations battling against each other to earn points towards their teams overall match total. The meet will be broadcast on www.wcsn.com on Saturday, January 27 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
On the men's side, two-time Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat will take on the field in the 1,500 meters. 2004 Olympic silver medalist Toby Stevenson, ranked #5 in the world by Track and Field News, will face stiff competition in the pole vault from Australia's Paul Burgess, who finished the 2006 season ranked #3 in the world.
Also watch as 2004 Olympic Trials competitor Ernest Wiggins makes a run for it in the 60m dash, while 2006 USA Indoor 400m champion Milton Campbell will run the 200m and 2003 Pan American Games gold medalist Mitch Potter will race in the 400m. 2002 USA Junior champion Richard Smith will compete in the 800. Aarik Wilson, the 2005 NCAA Indoor long and triple jump champion is entered in the long jump and 2004 Olympian Kenta Bell is set to compete in the triple jump.
For the women, 2004 Olympic gold medalist Moushaumi Robinson will toe the line in the 400 meters, while the University of California's 2006 MVP, Antonette Carter will race in the 60m dash. LaShaunte'a Moore, a 2004 Olympian and the 2004 NCAA 200m champion, will compete in the 200m with former Wake Forest standout Nikeya Green running the 800 and 2006 NACAC 5,000m runner-up Desiraye Osburn slated to compete in the 1,500m.
Other Team USA women to watch include 2004 NCAA 60mH champion LoLo Jones as she goes up against #4 world-ranked (100mH) Susanna Kallur of Sweden in the 60m hurdles, and two-time USA Indoor champion Gwen Wentland as she takes on the #1 world-ranked Kajsa Bergqvist in the high jump.
For more information on the 2007 Norwich Union International, visit www.usatf.org.