USC Track And Field Well Represented At World Championships

Aug. 24, 2007

OSAKA, JAPAN - The 2007 IAAF World Championships begin on Saturday (Aug. 25) in Osaka, Japan and the USC track and field program past and present will be well represented as at least 11 Trojans are scheduled to compete.

2007 NCAA indoor and outdoor shot put champion Noah Bryant, who graduated in May, will be the first Trojan to compete as his event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in Japan.

The 2007 IAAF World Championships will run from Aug. 25-Sept. 2 with the best track and field athletes from around the world competing. Current USC All-America athletes that will be running are seniors Lionel Larry in the 400m race and Duane Solomon in the 800m race. Larry placed second in the 400m and Solomon seventh in the 800m at the 2007 NCAA Track and Field Championships this past June.

Other Trojans set to compete for the USA team are Jesse Williams in the men's high jump, Torri Edwards in the women's 100m and 200m dashes, Virginia Powell in the women's 100m HH and Allyson Felix in the women's 200m dash.

Former Trojans set to represent their native countries at the World Championships include: Natasha Danvers-Smith of England (women's 400m IH), Brigita Langerholc of Slovenia (women's 800m), Julien Kapek of France (men's triple jump) and Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic (men's 400m IH).

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