Team USA Roster For World Track And Field Championships Announced
July 27, 2001
INDIANAPOLIS - With 13 current or former Olympic gold medalists leading theway, Team USA will enter the IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field ChampionshipsAugust 3-12 in Edmonton, Canada, in position to defend its status as theWorld's #1 Track & Field Team.
UCLA is well represented on the Team USA Roster. Senior Tracy O'Hara, the collegiate record-holder (14-7 1/4), will compete in the women's pole vault. Also competing will be seven Bruin alumni, representing the best in USA T & F. In women's competition - Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers in the 100m hurdles, high jumper Amy Acuff, Seilala Sua in the shot put and discus, Suzy Powell in the discus and Shelia Burrell in the heptathlon. In men's competition, the Bruin alumni will be represented by Mebrahtom Keflezighi, who recently set the American 10,000m record (27:13.98) in the 10,000m and John Godina in the shot put and discus.Olympic gold medalists Devers, Marion Jones, Maurice Greene, Stacy Dragila, Angelo Taylor, Allen Johnson, Bernard Williams, Tim Montgomery, AntonioPettigrew, Jerome Young, Jon Drummond, Chryste Gaines and Monique Hennagan are on the Team USA roster for Edmonton, announced Tuesday by USA Track &Field. Sixty-three of the team's athletes were 2000 Olympians.
U.S. athletes who will defend 1999 World titles include Devers in the women's 100m hurdles, Jones, who returns to defend her 1999 World Championship in the 100 meters and will go for her first 200 title in Edmonton, Greene in the men's 100, 200, Dragila in the women's pole vault and Inger Miller in the women's 200. Also entering the meet as a favorite is World Indoor champion Godina in the shot put, Olympic gold medalist Angelo Taylor in the 400m hurdles, world record holder Khalid Khannouchi in the men's marathon, World Indoor champion Lawrence Johnson in the men's pole vault, and Olympic champion Nick Hysong in the men's pole vault.Also announced were the women's relay pools. Listed in the 4x100 poolare 1996 Olympic relay gold medalists Chryste Gaines and Inger Miller, 2000Olympic relay bronze medalist Torri Edwards, three-time NCAA 100m championAngela Williams, U.S. third-place finisher Kelli White, U.S. Championships100m finalist Brianna Glenn, and any other athlete on the Team USA roster.
In the women's 4x400 pool are two-time Olympic relay gold medalist JearlMiles-Clark, 2000 relay gold medalist Monique Hennagan, Olympian MichelleCollins, 400m team member Demetria Washington, Olympic relay pool member MikiBarber and her twin sister, Me'Lisa Barber, two-time U.S. Indoor championSuziann Reid, and any U.S. team member. Marion Jones' relay status has notyet been decided.
The announcement of the Team USA World Championships roster carried a fewchanges or clarifications: Regina Jacobs, U.S. champion at 800m and 1,500m,has entered those two events. She had placed second in the 5,000m at the GMCEnvoy USA Outdoor Championships and was eligible to compete in the longerevent as well. Jacobs will be replaced in the 5,000 by two-time Olympian AmyRudolph.
Olympic and World Championships relay gold medalist Jon Drummond was added to the men's 4x100m relay pool, as well as Mickey Grimes.Orin Ritchburg of the University of Washington leads the men's team as headcoach. His staff includes assistants Ron Allice (Southern Cal), Ken Bantum(former St. John's coach), Ken Brauman (Seminole HS) and Kelly Sullivan(Willamette). Team manager is James Williams (Minnesota State-Moorhead),assisted by Scott Davis (Mt SAC Relays).
J.J. Clark of the University of Florida heads the women's coaching staff.Joining him on staff as assistants are Beth Alford-Sullivan (Penn State),Chandra Cheeseborough (Tennessee State), Ramona Pagel (Ken State) and JohnRembao (University of Texas). Head manager is Maryanne Torrellas (ConnecticutRacewalkers Club), assisted by Kim Duyst (Cal State-Stanislaus).
TEAM USA ROSTER, 2001 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
As of July 24, 2001/Subject to change
100m: Tim Montgomery, Bernard Williams, Curtis Johnson, Maurice Greene
200m: Shawn Crawford, Ramon Clay, Kevin Little, Maurice Greene
400m: Antonio Pettigrew, Leonard Byrd, Jerome Young
800m: David Krummenacker, Derrick Peterson, Khadevis Robinson
1500m: Seneca Lassiter, Paul McMullen, Gabriel Jennings
3000m Steeplechase: Thomas Chorny, Anthony Famiglietti, Tim Broe
5000m: Bob Kennedy, Adam Goucher, Nick Rogers
10,000m: Abdi Abdirahman, Mebrahtom Keflezighi, Alan Culpepper
Marathon: Khalid Khannouchi, David Morris, Josh Cox, Eddy Hellebuyck, Mike Dudley
110m Hurdles: Allen Johnson, Terrence Trammell, Dawane Wallace
400m Hurdles: Angelo Taylor, Calvin Davis, James Carter
20K Walk: Tim Seaman
50K Walk: Phillip Dunn, Curt Clausen
High Jump: Nathan Leeper, Charles Austin, Dave Furman
Pole Vault: Lawrence Johnson, Tim Mack, Nick Hysong
Long Jump: Savante Stringfellow, Miguel Pate, Dwight Phillips
Triple Jump: LaMark Carter, Robert Howard, Walter Davis
Shot Put: John Godina, Adam Nelson, John Davis
Discus: Adam Setliff, John Godina, Andrew Bloom
Hammer: Kevin McMahon
Javelin: Breaux Greer, Tom Pukstys
Decathlon: Kip Janvrin, Phil McMullen, Bryan Clay
4x100m relay pool (subject to change): Maurice Greene, Bernard Williams, Curtis Johnson, J.J. Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Dennis Mitchell, Jonathan Carter, Jon Drummond, Mickey Grimes
4x400m relay pool (subject to change): Antonio Pettigrew, Leonard Byrd, Jerome Young, Derrick Brew, Andrew Pierce, Thomas Gerding, Geno White, Angelo Taylor.
100m: Chryste Gaines, Kelli White, Angela Williams, Marion Jones
200m: Marion Jones, LaTasha Jenkins, Kelli White, Inger Miller
400m: Michele Collins, Monique Hennagan, Demetria Washington
800m: Regina Jacobs, Hazel Clark
1500m: Regina Jacobs, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Sarah Schwald
5000m: Marla Runyan, Elva Dryer, Amy Rudolph
10,000m: Deena Drossin, Jen Rhines
Marathon: Christine Clark, Jill Gaitenby, Jennifer Tonkin, Michelle Simonaitis, Rachel Cook
100m Hurdles: Gail Devers, Jenny Adams, Anjanette Kirkland, Donica Merriman
400m Hurdles: Sandra Glover, Tonja Buford-Bailey, Brenda Taylor
20K Walk: Michelle Rohl, Jill Zenner, Debbi Lawrence
High Jump: Amy Acuff, Erin Aldrich
Pole Vault: Stacy Dragila, Alicia Warlick, Mary Sauer, Tracy O'Hara
Long Jump: Jenny Adams
Triple Jump: Tiombe Hurd, Yuliana Perez
Shot Put: Seilala Sua
Discus: Seilala Sua, Suzy Powell, Kris Kuehl
Hammer: Dawn Ellerbe, Anna Norgren, Melissa Price
Heptathlon: DeDee Nathan, Shelia Burrell
4x100m relay (subject to change): Chryste Gaines, Inger Miller, Angela Williams, Kelli White, Torri Edwards, Brianna Glenn, any USA team member.
4x400m relay (subject to change): Jearl Miles-Clark, Monique Hennagan, Michele Collins, Demetria Washington, Miki Barber, Me'Lisa Barber, Suziann Reid, any USA team member.