2011 United States Team Announced for World Championships in Daegu
Team USA in Daegu to include 8 defending champs, 19 medalists
By USATF Communications
August 10, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS Ė Eight reigning world champions will lead Team USA into the 2011 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field on Wednesday announced its roster for the 13th edition of the Championships, which will be held August 27-September 4 in Daegu, South Korea.
Mommy's on Team USA
On the roster are a total of 19 World Championships medalists
and 16 Olympic medalists. At the most recent 2009 World Outdoor
Championships in Berlin, Germany, Team USA won a total of 22 medal, well
ahead of second place Jamaica (13). Of the 22 medals, 10 of them were
gold for Team USA, which was also ahead of second-place Jamaica (7). At
the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, Team USA tied its own
record from 2005 by winning a total of 14 gold medals and equaled the
best ever for total medals won by an American team with 26.
A total of 66 men and 63 women find their names on this yearís team.
The list of Team USAís reigning World Champions includes Allyson Felix, who will attempt a difficult double at this yearís World Championships in the 200m and 400m. Felix, the three-time World Championships gold medalist in the 200m, won the 400m at the 2011 USA Outdoor Championships to become the first female ever to win national titles in the 100m, 200m and 400m in a career.
The American record holder in the 400m, Sanya Richards-Ross will defend her world title in the one-lap race. In the midst of an already brilliant track and field career, Richards-Ross has won a total of five Olympic and World Championships gold medals in the 400m and the 4x400m and is coming off a season-best time of 49.66 in winning last weekend in London.
Also looking good of late is defending world champion Christian Cantwell in the shot put. Cantwell returned nicely from shoulder surgery earlier in the year and currently holds the fourth-best throw in the world in 2011 and posted wins in the Diamond League this season in Stockholm and Lausanne.
Team USA will be eying as many as three medals in the decathlon, with a lineup that includes defending world champion Trey Hardee, 2011 world leader Ashton Eaton, and 2008 Olympic gold medalist and í05 world champ Bryan Clay.
Other team members looking to defend their world titles include world indoor and outdoor champion Britney Reese, who is again leading the world in the womenís long jump this year, Kerron Clement in the menís 400m hurdles, three-time world champion Dwight Phillips in the men's long jump and LaShawn Merritt in the 400m, who ran an impressive 44.74 July 29 in Stockholm in his first race in almost two years.
Those on Team USA who are the current world leaders in their events include American record holder David Oliver (M110m hurdles, 12.94), Jesse Williams (MHJ, 2.37m/7-9.25), Eaton (MD, 8729), Carmelita Jeter (W100m, 10.70), Shalonda Solomon (W200m, 22.15), Jenn Suhr (WPV, 4.91m/16-1.25) and Reese (WLJ, 7.19m/23-7.25).
Named to Team USAís relay pools for the menís 4x100m were Walter Dix, Justin Gatlin, Michael Rodgers, Trell Kimmons, Ivory Williams and Travis Padgett and for the womenís 4x100m were Carmelita Jeter, Marshavet Myers, Miki Barber, LaShaunteía Moore, Alexandria Anderson and Bianca Knight. Those named to the pool for the menís 4x400m were Merritt, Tony McQuay, Greg Nixon, Jamaal Torrence, Michael Berry and Miles Smith and for the womenís 4x400m were Richards-Ross, Felix, Francena McCorory, Debbie Dunn, Jessica Beard and Natasha Hastings. Athletes already on the Team USA roster in other events also are eligible to compete in the relays.
Head coaches for Team USA at the 2011 World Championships are Connie Price-Smith for the women and Vin Lananna for the men. Head managers are Diane Wholey for the women and Ken Brauman for the men.
For more on Team USA at the 2011 IAAF World Outdoor Championships, visit www.usatf.org/events/2011/IAAFWorldOutdoorChampionships/
2011 World Outdoor Championships Team USA
*denotes 2009 World Champion
Menís 100m: Walter Dix, Justin Gatlin, Michael Rodgers
Menís 200m: Dix, Darvis Patton, Jeremy Dodson
Menís 400m: Tony McQuay, Greg Nixon, Jamaal Torrance, LaShawn Merritt*
Menís 800m: Nicholas Symmonds, Khadevis Robinson, Charles Jock
Menís 1500m: Matthew Centrowitz, Leonel Manzano, Andrew Wheating
Menís 3000m SC: William Nelson, Daniel Huling, Benjamin Bruce
Menís 5000m: Bernard Lagat, Chris Solinsky, Galen Rupp
Menís 10,000m: Rupp, Matt Tegenkamp, Scott Bauhs
Menís 20km RW: Trevor Barron
Menís marathon: Nicholas Arciniaga, Michael Morgan, Sergio Reyes, Jeffrey Eggleston, Mike Sayenko
Menís 110mH: David Oliver, Aries Merritt, Jason Richardson
Menís 400mH: Jeshua Anderson, Bershawn Jackson, Angelo Taylor, Kerron Clement*
Menís HJ: Jesse Williams, Dustin Jonas, Erik Kynard
Menís PV: Derek Miles, Jeremy Scott, Mark Hollis
Menís LJ: Marquise Goodwin, Claye, Trevell Quinley, Dwight Phillips*
Menís TJ: Christian Taylor, William Claye, Walter Davis
Menís SP: Adam Nelson, Christian Cantwell*, Reese Hoffa, Ryan Whiting
Menís DT: Jarred Rome, Jason Young, Lance Brooks
Menís HT: Kibwe Johnson, Michael Mai
Menís JT: Mike Hazle
Menís Dec: Ashton Eaton, Ryan Harlan, Bryan Clay, Trey Hardee*
Menís 4x100m: Dix, Gatlin, Rodgers, Kimmons, Ivory Williams, Travis Padgett
Menís 4x400m: Merritt, McQuay, Nixon, Torrence, Michael Berry, Miles Smith
Womenís 100m: Carmelita Jeter, Marshavet Myers, Miki Barber
Womenís 200m: Shalonda Solomon, Jeter, Jeneba Tarmoh, Allyson Felix*
Womenís 400m: Felix, Francena McCorory, Debbie Dunn, Sanya Richards-Ross*
Womenís 800m: Alysia Montano, Maggie Vessey, Alice Schmidt
Womenís 1500m: Morgan Uceny, Jennifer Simpson, Shannon Rowbury
Womenís 3000m SC: Emma Coburn, Bridget Franek, Delilah DiCrescenzo
Womenís 5000m: Molly Huddle, Amy Hastings, Lauren Fleshman
Womenís 10000m: Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, Jennifer Rhines
Womenís 20km RW: Maria Michta
Womenís Marathon: Katherine Newberry, Alissa McKaig, Colleen DeRuck, Tera Moody, Zoila Gomez
Womenís 100mH: Kellie Wells, Danielle Carruthers, Dawn Harper
Womenís 400mH: Lashinda Demus, Queen Harrison, Jasmine Chaney
Womenís HJ: Brigetta Barrett, Inika McPherson
Womenís PV: Kylie Hutson, Jenn Suhr, Lacy Janson
Womenís LJ: Brittney Reese*, Janay DeLoach, Funmi Jimoh, Tori Polk
Womenís TJ: Amanda Smock
Womenís SP: Michelle Carter, Jillian Camarena-Williams, Sarah Stevens-Walker
Womenís DT: Stephanie Brown-Trafton, Aretha Thurmond, Gia Lewis-Smallwood
Womenís HT: Jessica Cosby, Amber Campbell, Jeneva McCall
Womenís JT: Kara Patterson, Rachel Yurkovich
Womenís Hep: Sharon Day, Hyleas Fountain
Womenís 4x100m: Jeter, Myers, Barber, LaShaunteía Moore, Alexandria Anderson, Bianca Knight
Womenís 4x400m: Richards-Ross, Felix, McCorory, Dunn, Beard, Natasha Hastings