Six world leaders, reigning World Indoor champs Lagat, Reese lead Team USA into World Championships

Six world leaders, reigning World Indoor champs Lagat, Reese lead Team USA into World Championships

Provided by USATF

INDIANAPOLIS – Behind the strength of 2010 World Indoor champions Bernard Lagat and Brittney Reese and a total of six athletes with world-best marks, Team USA brings a deep field of 51 total athletes into the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships scheduled for March 9-11 in Istanbul, Turkey. USA Track & Field announced the team Monday.

Two-time World Indoor 3,000m gold medalist Lagat and two-time defending long jump gold medalist Reese join world-leaders Tianna Madison (60m), Sanya Richards-Ross (400m), Kristi Castlin (60mH), Trell Kimmons (60m), Will Claye (TJ and LJ) and Reese Hoffa (SP) as Team USA looks for a repeat performance from 2010 when it won a total of 17 medals to take the overall medal count.

The roster also features six athletes who earned individual medals at last summer’s World Outdoor Championships in Daegu, South Korea. The list includes Claye, who took a bronze medal in the triple jump, 1,500m bronze medalist Matthew Centrowitz, triple jump gold medalist Christian Taylor, high jump gold medalist Jesse Williams, decathlon silver medalist Ashton Eaton, shot put bronze medalist Jillian Camarena-Williams and long jump gold medalist Reese.

The team staff for the championships will include:

Women’s Staff: Rahn Sheffield (head coach/sprints/hurdles); Bonnie Edmondson (assistant coach - throws); Carol McLatchie (assistant coach - distance); Pam Spencer-Marquez (assistant coach - jumps/combined events); Kim Duyst (head manager)

Men’s Staff: John Moon (head coach/throws); Orin Richburg (assistant coach - sprints/hurdles); Norm Tate (assistant coach - jumps/combined events); Dave Shrock (assistant coach - distance); Tracy Sundlun (head manager)

Event Managers: Jim Murphy (event manager); Kim Dismuke (event manager)

Medical: Paul Saenz (physician); Angie Matson-Rufenacht (head ATC); Raju Mantina (massage therapist); Shannon Gallagher-Simmons (massage therapist); Marco Antonio Belizaire (chiropractor); Steve Portenga (sports psychologist)

Sports Science film staff: Andy Ferrara

See below for a complete roster of Team USA for the 2012 World Indoor Championships. For more information on Team USA and World Indoor meet visit

Men’s Roster:

60m: Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin

400m: Gil Roberts, Calvin Smith

800m: Michael Rutt, Tevan Everett

1,500m: Matthew Centrowitz, Galen Rupp

3,000m: Bernard Lagat, Lopez Lomong

60mH: Aries Merritt, Kevin Craddock

LJ: William Claye

TJ: Claye, Christian Taylor

HJ: Jesse Williams

PV: Brad Walker, Scott Roth

SP: Reese Hoffa, Ryan Whiting

Hept.: Ashton Eaton

4x400m: Roberts, Smith, Frankie Wright, Manteo Mitchell, Quentin Iglehart-Summers, Jamaal Torrence

Women’s Roster:

60m: Tianna Madison, Barbara Pierre

400m: Sanya Richards-Ross, Natasha Hastings

800m: Erica Moore, Phoebe Wright

1,500m: Brenda Martinez, Sara Vaughn

3,000m: Jackie Areson, Sara Hall

60mH: Kristi Castlin, Vanneisha Ivy

LJ: Janay DeLoach, Brittney Reese

TJ: Amanda Smock

HJ: Chaunte Lowe, Inika Mcpherson

PV: Jenn Suhr, Mary Saxer

SP: Jillian Camarena-Williams, Michelle Carter

4x400m: Richards-Ross, Hastings, Leslie Cole, Jernail Hayes, Shelise Williams, Jessica Cousins