Marion Jones To Compete at Stanford's Cobb Track & Angell Field
May 16, 2001
Peregrine Systems U.S. Track and Field Open
Cobb Track and Angell Field
Saturday, June 9, 2001
Featured Athletes at this time
* Marion Jones - Fastest woman in the world, 5-time Sydney Olympic medalist
* Terrence Trammell - 2000 Olympic silver medalist, No. 3 ranked hurdler in the world
* Adam Nelson - 2000 Olympic silver medalist, No. 1 ranked shot putter in the world
* Meb Keflezighi - American Record holder in the men's 10,000 meters
* Shawn Crawford - 2001 World Indoor 200 meter champion
* Gabe Jennings - Stanford Olympian, Olympic semifinalist men's 1500 meters
* Michael Stember - Stanford Olympian, Olympic semifinalist men's 1500 meters
* Brad Hauser - Stanford Olympian, 12-time All-American
* Brent Hauser - 14-time Stanford All-American
You will not want to miss this event!
Cobb Track and Angell Field has played host to a series of elite track and field meets in 2001. More NCAA automatic standards have been set at Stanford's home venue than any other facility in the United States and the American record in the men's 10,000 meters was established on May 4. Add to the mix, a large contingent of enthusiastic fans, the famous track band, plus an intimate setting, and Stanford's track and field facility is second to none in the United States. In short, Cobb Track and Field has become synonymous with fast times, far throws, big jumps and great fans. Sports enthusiasts by the thousands continually pack Cobb Track and Angell Field stadium to witness competition at its finest amongst the best athletes in the world. And the best is yet to come . . .
On Saturday, June 9 the world's top track and field athletes will gather at Stanford's Cobb Track and Angell Field for the Peregrine Systems U.S. Track and Field Open. Olympic sensation Marion Jones headlines the stellar field assembled for this star-studded event. Jones will be making her first appearance in the Bay Area since winning three gold and two bronze medals at the Sydney Olympics. Jones has held the 'Fastest Woman in the World' title since hanging-up her basketball shoes at the end of her University of North Carolina career in 1997. As a Southern California prep, Jones was the state Track and Field Champion in the 100 and 200 meters during her freshman through senior years. Jones was also the California State High School Basketball Player of the Year as a senior at Thousand Oaks.
Joining Jones in this IAAF Grand Prix I event - the 'Super Bowl' of track and field meets - will be numerous Olympic medalists, plus select U.S. and international track and field stars. Included are the United States' Terrence Trammell and Shawn Crawford. Trammell won the silver medal at the Sydney Olympics in the men's 110 Meter High Hurdles and finished the season ranked number three in the world. Crawford recently won gold in the men's 200 meters at the 2001 World Indoor Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. American Adam Nelson, the number one ranked shot putter in the world and Olympic silver medalist will look to defend his shot put crown from a year ago. A number of Kenya's top distance runners will return to Stanford since setting the Bay Area abuzz on May 4 when Abraham Chebii ran the fastest 10,000 meters ever on American soil with a time of 27:04.20 at Cobb Track and Angell Field. The United States Meb Keflezighi, who set an American Record in the 10,000 meters on that special May 4 evening, will return to Stanford to tackle the 3000 meters. Stanford's own U.S. Olympians Michael Stember and Brad Hauser are also scheduled to compete.
More than $110,000 in prize money, the most of any meet in the U.S. this season, will be awarded to the top finishers in various events. The Peregrine Systems U.S. Track and Field Open is the third stop on the USA Track & Field Golden Spike Tour. The meet will be televised nationally by CBS and broadcast Sunday June 10 at 2 p.m. PDT. Tickets for the Peregrine Systems U.S. Track and Field Open are $25 for premium seating and $10 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-STANFORD. For more information please call 650.723.2736 or visit www.ustfopen.org.