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Kara Goucher, Jenn Stuczynski, Reese Hoffa, Khadevis Robinson and Nick Symmonds Set for 2008 Reebok Boston Indoor Games
BOSTON (Jan. 15, 2008 – Jenn Stuczynski, who last summer broke Stacy Dragila’s outdoor American Record in the pole vault; Reese Hoffa, the reigning shot put World Champion; and Kara Goucher, 2007 World Championships bronze medalist at 10,000 meters, have been added to the roster for the Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Jan. 26, organizers announced today.
Also set are Khadevis Robinson and Nick Symmonds, ranked #1 and #2 in the nation for 2007 at 800 meters. Robinson, a 2004 Olympian, is a four-time US Champion, while Symmonds is the 2007 US Indoor Champion.
Stuczynski, the reigning US Champion both outdoors and indoors, became the #2 female vaulter of all time when she jumped 16 feet last June at the Reebok Grand Prix. Hoffa, ranked #1 in the world for 2007, will face the #2 and #3 throwers: 2005 World Champion Adam Nelson and 2004 World Indoor Champion Christian Cantwell. Goucher, whose World Championships medal was the first ever for an American woman at 10,000 meters, also has run the fastest US time ever for the half marathon.
The women’s 200-meter field will feature the professional debut of Shalonda Solomon, the 2004 World Junior Champion and 2006 NCAA Champion while at the University of South Carolina.
Since the Reebok Boston
Indoor Games began in 1996, more than 90 Olympic and World Championship
medalists have competed in the event, which has also played host to
five World Records and nine American Records. Sponsored by Reebok
International Ltd., with its world headquarters in Canton, Mass.,
the event is owned and produced by Global Athletics & Marketing,
Inc., an athlete-representation and events firm based in Boston.
The Reebok Boston Indoor Games, the second stop in USA Track & Field’s Visa Championship Series, begins at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College, 1350 Tremont St. Information and tickets are available on-line at www.BostonIndoorGames.com or by phone at 1-877-TIX-TRAC
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