Returning gold medalists lead Team USA into IAAF World Championships

Returning gold medalists lead Team USA into IAAF World Championships

Provided by USATF


INDIANAPOLIS -- Five reigning world champions will lead 130 athletes on the Team USA roster for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, USATF announced today. The World Championships take place August 22-30, 2015, at Beijing National Stadium. Known as the “Bird’s Nest,” Beijing National Stadium hosted track & field events for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
 
Returning to defend their 2013 individual titles are Ashton Eaton (Bend, Oregon) in the decathlon,LaShawn Merritt (Norfolk, Virginia) in the 400m, David Oliver (Kissimmee, Florida) in the 110mH,Brittney Reese (Gulfport, MS) in the long jump and 100m hurdler Brianna Rollins (Miami, FL).
 
In addition to the five defending champions, seven more American athletes received byes into the IAAF World Championships by virtue of entering the meet as the reigning Diamond League champions in their event. Those athletes include Allyson Felix (Los Angeles, California) in the women’s 200m,Justin Gatlin (Clermont, Florida) in the 100m, Reese Hoffa (Augusta, Georgia) in the men’s shot put, Jenny Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) in the women’s 1500m, Christian Taylor (Fayetteville, Georgia) in the triple jump and Michael Tinsley (Little Rock, Arkansas) in the men’s 400mH.
 
Team USA is coming off an impressive performance at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow in 2013, scoring 282 points as a team for the most ever by a U.S. team. Team USA captured 25 medals, tying its second-highest medal output.
 
Fans are invited to join the conversation by following USATF on InstagramTwitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #Beijing2015.
 
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EventLast NameFirst NameCurrent Residence
1500mAndrewsRobbyMenalapan, NJ
110m hurdlesAshRonnieClermont, FL
Discus ThrowAshleyWhitneySan Diego, CA
Long JumpBartolettaTiannaTampa, FL
4 x 400m relayBeardJessicaCollege Station, TX
Hammer ThrowBingsonAmandaManhattan, KS
Pole VaultBlankenshipJacobKnoxville, TN
Javelin ThrowBormanBrittanySan Diego, CA
HeptathlonBougardEricaStarkville, MS
100m, 4x100m relayBowieToriOrlando, FL
100m, 4x100m relayBromellTrayvonWaco, TX
Shot PutBrooksTiaChula Vista, CA
Discus ThrowBrownRodneyBaton Rouge, LA
4x100m relayBryantDezereaLexington, KY
MarathonBurlaSerenaStafford, VA
MarathonBurrellIanColorado Springs, CO
3000m SCCabralDonnClinton, NJ
Hammer ThrowCampbellAmberMyrtle Beach, SC
Shot PutCantwellChristianColumbia, MO
400m HurdlesCarterKoriLos Angeles, CA
Shot PutCarterMichelleArlington, TX
1500mCentrowitzMatthewPortland, OR
Shot PutClarkeJordanTempe, AZ
Triple JumpClayeWillChula Vista, CA
400m hurdlesClementKerronGainesville, FL
4x400m relayClemonsKyleLawrence, KS
3000m SCCoburnEmmaBoulder, CO
Triple JumpCraddockOmarGainesville, FL
Javelin ThrowCrouserSam 
5000mD'AgostinoAbbeyBoston, MA
HeptathlonDay-MonroeSharonSan Luis Obispo, CA
Long JumpDeLoachJanayFort Collins, CO
Long Jump, Triple JumpDendyMarquisGainesville, FL
Javelin ThrowDolezalRileyFargo, ND
High JumpDuffieldJaCorianLubbock, TX
400m hurdlesDutchJohnnyMiami, FL
DecathlonEatonAshtonEugene, OR
MarathonEgglestonJeffreyBoulder, CO
MarathonErbEstherHopewell, NJ
200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400mFelixAllysonLos Angeles, CA
10,000mFlanaganShalanePortland, OR
400m, 4x400m relayFrancisPhyllisEugene, OR
Javelin ThrowFureySeanSan Diego, CA
1500mGallagherKerriArlington, VA
3000m SCGarciaStephanieGreenville, SC
100m, 4x100m relayGardnerEnglishVoorhees, NJ
100m, 200m, 4x100m relayGatlinJustinClermont, FL
100m, 4x100m relayGayTysonLos Angeles, CA
5000mHallMariellePhiladelphia, PA
DecathlonHardeeTreyAustin, TX
100m hurdlesHarper-NelsonDawnLos Angeles, CA
110m hurdlesHarrisAleecLos Angeles, CA
100m hurdlesHarrisonKendraLexington, KY
Long JumpHartfieldMichaelChula Vista, CA
400mHastingsNatashaRound Rock, TX
Long JumpHendersonJeffChula Vista, CA
5000mHillRyanPortland, OR
Shot PutHoffaReeseAthens, GA
10,000mHuddleMollyProvidence, RI
3000m SCHulingDanielPortland, OR
10,000mInfeldEmilyPortland, OR
400m HurdlesJacksonBershawnRaleigh, NC
3000m SCJagerEvanPortland, OR
Hammer ThrowJohnsonKibwéKamloops, BC, Canada
1500mJohnsonLaurenEugene, OR
Pole VaultKendricksSamOxford, MS
10,000nKipchirchirShadrackOregon City, OR
Shot PutKovacsJoeChula Vista, CA
Hammer ThrowKrugerA.G.Ashland, OH
High JumpKynardErikManhattan, KS
Discus ThrowLewis-SmallwoodGiaUrbana, IL
MarathonLiebergHeatherHelena, MT
400m hurdlesLittleShamierCollege Station, TX
800mLoxsomCasimirSeattle, WA
800mLudlowMollyIndianapolis, IN
1500mManzanoLeonelAustin, TX
800mMartinezBrendaRancho Cucamonga, CA
4x100m relayMcClainRemontayCovina, CA
4x400mMcCororyFrancenaHampton, VA
Hammer ThrowMcCulloughConorLos Angeles, CA
200mMcGroneCandyceClermont, FL
4x400mMcQuayTonyGainesville, FL
10,000mMeadHassanEugene OR
20K Race WalkMelvilleMirandaSan Diego, CA
110m hurdlesMerrittAriesChandler, AZ
400mMerrittLaShawnOrlando, FL
20K Race WalkMichta-CoffeyMariaFarmingville, NY
800mMontanoAlysiaBerkeley, CA
Pole VaultMorrisSandiFayetteville, AR
800mMurphyClaytonNew Paris, OH
400mNellumBryshonLos Angeles, CA
100m hurdlesNelvisSharikaTallahassee, FL
400mNorwoodVernonBaton Rouge, LA
50K Race WalkNunnJohnBonsall, CA
HeptathlonNwabaBarbaraSanta Barbara, CA
110m hurdlesOliverDavidKissimmee, FL
Pole VaultPayneDemiNacogdoches, TX
200m, 4 x 100m relayPrandiniJennaEugene, OR
Hammer ThrowPriceDeannaCarbondale, IL
3000m SCQuigleyColleenPortland, OR
Long JumpReeseBrittneySan Diego, CA
4x400m relayRichards-RossSanyaAustin, TX
100mRodgersMichaelRound Rock, TX
100m hurdlesRollinsBriannaLos Angeles, CA
1500mRowburyShannonPortland, OR
5000m, 10,000mRuppGalenPortland, OR
Discus ThrowSchuurmansJaredNorfolk, NE
1500mSimpsonJennyBoulder, CO
MarathonSmithScottOklahoma City, OK
800mSowinskiErikIowa City, IA
200mSpearmonWallaceFayetteville, AR
Shot PutStevensJenevaCarbondale, IL
Pole VaultSuhrJenniferChurchville, NY
DecathlonTaiwoJeremyChula Vista, CA
200mTarmohJenebaLos Angeles, CA
400m hurdlesTateCassandraBaton Rouge, LA
Triple JumpTaylorChristianArnhem, Netherlands
400m hurdlesTinsleyMichaelRound Rock, TX
100m, Long JumpToddJasmineEugene, OR
5000mTrueBenHanover, NH
5000mTullyNicoleEnglewood, NJ
Discus ThrowVaughanShelbiCollege Station, TX
400mVerburgDavidGainesville, FL
Pole VaultWalkerBradPhoenix, AZ
4x100m relayWhitneyKaylinClermont, FL
High JumpWilliamsJesseEugene, OR
Javelin ThrowWingerKaraColorado Springs, CO
Discus ThrowWingerRussColorado Springs, CO
200mYoungIsiahClermont, FL
DecathlonZiemekZacheryMadison, WI



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