USATF Announces 2023 World Championship Roster

On Monday, USATF announced its team for the 2023 World Athletics Championships, which will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from August 19-27. USATF is sending a total of 139 athletes to Worlds.

Most of the spots were already known after the results of the USATF Outdoor Championships in Eugene last month, but there were still some t’s to be crossed and i’s to be dotted in a few of the distance events. Here are the main things you need to know.

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Sean McGorty is double-entered in the 5,000 and 10,000 — but it’s still possible Grant Fisher could run at Worlds

There were a couple of questions regarding Sean McGorty, who finished 3rd at USAs in the 5,000 and 10,000. The first was whether he would qualify for Worlds in the 10,000 meters. McGorty did not have the World Championship standard of 27:10, and on the Road to Budapest tool, he was ranked highly (28th) but not highly enough to earn an immediate invitation to Worlds. But a few of the athletes ranked higher than him will not be taking their spots at Worlds, meaning McGorty is qualified in the 10,000.

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The next question was whether McGorty would run both the 5,000 or 10,000 or if he would focus on only one event. Scratching the 10,000 would allow McGorty’s Bowerman Track Club teammate, the American record holder Grant Fisher (who was 4th in the 10,000 at USAs) to take his place — though there remains doubt about whether Fisher, recovering from a stress injury in his femur, will be healthy enough to compete at Worlds.

McGorty is double-entered in the 5,000 and 10,000, but his agent Tom Ratcliffe told LetsRun that McGorty and BTC coach Jerry Schumacher are still discussing whether to double at Worlds. World Athletics requires final entries this week but Fisher will be entered by USATF as the alternate (every country can enter up to four qualified athletes per event but only three may run). That means that if McGorty does withdraw, Fisher would be entered in the meet and available to run — if he’s fit.

All three 10,000 women will double back in the 5,000

At USAs, the same three women finished 1-2-3 in the 10,000 and 5,000 meters: Elise CrannyAlicia Monson, and Natosha Rogers. The issues to be settled were whether Rogers, who did not have the entry standard in the 10,000, would be accepted in that event and whether any of the three would scratch from one of the events and open up a spot for someone else.

As with McGorty on the men’s side, enough qualified women scratched from the 10,000 to allow Rogers to go to Worlds in that event. It’s worth noting that Spain had three women qualified via their World Cross Country Ranking but none of them will be going to Worlds — either the women declined their spots or the Spanish federation declined the invitations. That opened up a spot for Rogers at Worlds, since World Athletics only sends out eight invitations for World Cross Country Ranking spots and does not go any farther down the XC list. If one of those XC spots is declined, it is offered to the next person on the regular 10,000m ranking list.

There is a similar situation to McGorty/Fisher in the women’s 5,000. Monson, Cranny, and Rogers are all double-entered in the 5k and 10k, but if Monson does change her mind at the last minute and opts for the 10k only, her On Athletics Club teammate Josette Andrews would be entered as the alternate in the 5k and able to step in.

Men’s steeplers have no issue qualifying via world ranking and Joe Waskom is in as well

On the USAs broadcast, the NBC announcing crew was hesitant to definitively say whether certain athletes would be going to Worlds since they did not have the World standard. But that is going to be a more frequent occurrence given World Athletics now wants a 50-50 split between qualifiers via the standard and qualifiers via world ranking. At USAs, we were very confident that the top three finishers in the men’s steeple (Kenneth RooksBenard KeterIsaac Updike) would all be going to Worlds even though none of them had the standard, and they all made it easily. 1500 runner-up Joe Waskom also looked set to go at USAs, and definitely after running 3:34 in Lignano on July 14, and now it’s official that he will be going to Worlds as well.


We already knew Athing Mu would be passing up her spot in the 1500 to 4th placer Sinclaire Johnson, so there were no other major surprises on the roster, which can be found in its entirety below.

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Team USA Roster announced


Cravont Charleston Charlotte, NC North Carolina
Christian Coleman Lexington, KY Kentucky
Fred Kerley Miami, FL Florida
Noah Lyles Clermont, FL Potomac Valley
Kenny Bednarek Minneola, FL Wisconsin
Erriyon Knighton Gainesville, FL Florida
Courtney Lindsey Rock Island, IL Illinois
Noah Lyles Clermont, FL Potomac Valley
Bryce Deadmon Houston, TX Gulf
Quincy Hall Gainesville, FL Florida
Michael Norman Los Angeles, CA Southern California
Vernon Norwood Baton Rouge, LA Southern
Isaiah Harris Lewiston, ME Pacific Northwest
Bryce Hoppel Midland, TX Missouri Valley
Clayton Murphy Macedonia, OH Lake Erie
Cole Hocker Eugene, OR Oregon
Yared Nuguse Boulder, CO Colorado
Joe Waskom Snoqualmie, WA Pacific Northwest
3000 Steeplechase
Benard Keter Colorado Springs, CO Colorado
Kenneth Rooks Provo, UT Utah
Isaac Updike Dobbs Ferry, NY Arizona
Paul Chelimo Colorado Springs, CO Colorado
Sean McGorty Eugene, OR Oregon
Abdihamid Nur Flagstaff, AZ Arizona
Woody Kincaid Portland, OR Oregon
Joe Klecker Longmont, CO Colorado
Sean McGorty Eugene, OR Oregon
20K Race Walk
Nick Christie El Cajon, CA New York
Elkanah Kibet Colorado Springs, CO Colorado
Nico Montanez Mammoth Lakes, CA Southern California
Zach Panning Lake Orion, MI Michigan
Freddie Crittenden Phoenix, AZ Arizona
Grant Holloway Gainesville, FL Florida
Daniel Roberts Greensboro, NC Kentucky
Cordell Tinch Pittsburg, KS Missouri Valley
CJ Allen Marietta, GA Georgia
Trevor Bassitt Gainesville, FL Ohio
Rai Benjamin Bronxville, NY New York
High Jump
JuVaughn Harrison Baton Rouge, LA Southern
Shelby McEwen Abbeville, LA Southern
Vernon Turner Norman, OK Oklahoma
Pole Vault
Zach Bradford Bloomington, IL Illinois
Chris Nilsen Vermillion, SD New York
Zach McWhorter Provo, UT Utah
Long Jump
Marquis Dendy Ocala, FL Florida
Jarrion Lawson Rogers, AR Arkansas
Steffin McCarter Elgin, TX Texas Southern
Triple Jump
Chris Benard Chula Vista, CA San Diego-Imperial
Will Claye New York, NY New York
Donald Scott Gainesville, FL Michigan
Shot Put
Josh Awotunde West Columbia, SC New Jersey
Ryan Crouser Farmington, AR Oregon
Joe Kovacs Brentwood, TN New York
Payton Otterdahl Lincoln, NE Dakotas
Sam Mattis East Brunswick, NJ New York
Turner Washington Mesa, AZ Arizona
Brian Williams Mesa, AZ Arizona
Daniel Haugh Marietta, GA New York
Rudy Winkler Washington, DC New York
Alex Young LaVergne, TN Pacific
Ethan Dabbs Charlottesville, VA Virginia
Curtis Thompson Florence, NJ New England
Capers Williamson Birmingham, AL South Carolina
Kyle Garland Athens, GA Georgia
Harrison Williams Chula Vista, CA North Carolina
Zach Ziemek Sun Prairie, WI Wisconsin
Relay pool (Additional Athletes)
Chris Bailey Fayetteville, AR Arkansas
Matthew Boling Athens, GA Georgia
Brandon Carnes North St. Paul, MN Minnesota
Justin Robinson Swansea, IL Ozark
JT Smith Commerce, TX Southwestern
Kendal Williams Clermont, FL Florida
Ryan Willie Baltimore, MD Potomac Valley


Brittany Brown Fort Worth, TX Iowa
Tamari Davis Gainesville, FL Florida
Sha’Carri Richardson Clermont, FL Florida
Sha’Carri Richardson Clermont, FL Florida
Gabby Thomas Austin, TX Texas Southern
Kayla White Knoxville, TN North Carolina
Talitha Diggs Hellertown, PA Mid-Atlantic
Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone Playa Vista, CA Southern California
Britton Wilson Fayetteville, AR Arkansas
Nia Akins Seattle, WA Pacific Northwest
Kaela Edwards Boulder, CO Colorado
Athing Mu Los Angeles, CA Gulf
Raevyn Rogers Houston, TX Oregon
Nikki Hiltz Flagstaff, AZ Arizona
Sinclaire Johnson Portland, OR Oregon
Cory McGee Boulder, CO New England
3000 Steeplechase
Emma Coburn Boulder, CO Colorado
Krissy Gear Flagstaff, AZ Arizona
Courtney Wayment Springville, UT Utah
Elise Cranny Eugene, OR Oregon
Alicia Monson Longmont, CO Colorado
Natosha Rogers Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina
Elise Cranny Eugene, OR Oregon
Alicia Monson Longmont, CO Colorado
Natosha Rogers Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina
35K Race Walk
Stephanie Casey Portland, OR Oregon
Miranda Melville Chula Vista, CA New York
Maria Michta-Coffey Lake Grove, NY Long Island
Keira D’Amato Richmond, VA Virginia
Lindsay Flanagan Superior, CO Colorado
Susanna Sullivan Reston, VA Potomac Valley
Nia Ali Montverde, FL Tennessee
Keni Harrison Los Angeles, CA Texas Southern
Masai Russell Upper Marlboro, MD Potomac Valley
Anna Cockrell Westworth Village, TX Southwestern
Shamier Little Farmington, AR Arkansas
Dalilah Muhammad Fort Worth, TX Southwestern
High Jump
Vashti Cunningham Las Vegas, NV Nevada
Pole Vault
Hana Moll Olympia, WA Pacific Northwest
Katie Moon Powder Springs, GA New York
Sandi Morris Mableton, GA Arkansas
Bridget Williams Fairlawn, VA Virginia
Long Jump
Quanesha Burks Gainesville, FL Florida
Tara Davis-Woodhall The Colony, TX Southwestern
Jasmine Moore Grand Prairie, TX Southwestern
Triple Jump
Tori Franklin Chicago, IL Illinois
Jasmine Moore Grand Prairie, TX Southwestern
Keturah Orji Atlanta, GA Georgia
Shot Put
Adelaide Aquilla Westlake, OH Lake Erie
Jalani Davis University, MS Southern
Chase Ealey Holman, NM New Mexico
Maggie Ewen Vermillion, SD Dakotas
Valarie Allman Austin, TX Texas Southern
Elena Bruckner Oakland, CA Pacific
Veronica Fraley Raleigh, NC North Carolina
Lagi Tausaga-Collins El Cajon, CA San Diego-Imperial
Brooke Andersen State College, PA New York
Janee’ Kassanavoid Manhattan, KS Missouri Valley
DeAnna Price Champaign, IL New York
Jillian Shippee Waterford, NY Adirondack
Ariana Ince Colorado Springs, CO San Diego-Imperial
Maggie Malone Lincoln, NE New York
Taliyah Brooks Rogers, AR Arkansas
Anna Hall Gainesville, FL Florida
Chari Hawkins San Diego, CA San Diego-Imperial
Relay pool (Additional Athletes)
Tamara Clark High Point, NC Texas Southern
Makenzie Dunmore Clermont, FL Florida
Rosey Effiong DeSoto, TX Southwestern
Quanera Hayes Hope Mills, NC North Carolina
Alexis Holmes Hamden, CT Connecticut
Lynna Irby-Jackson Round Rock, TX Texas Southern
Melissa Jefferson Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina
Twanisha Terry Sunrise, FL Florida


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