Sunday, July 17, 2016

Collegians On Team USA For IAAF U20 Championships


By Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA
July 15, 2016   

NEW ORLEANS — History shines on the 46 collegians that are competing as part of Team USA at the IAAF U20 Championships beginning Tuesday in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Dating back to 2012 when the meet was held in Barcelona, Spain and two years ago in Eugene, Oregon at Hayward Field, 45 individual NCAA titles were won by athletes that tested their speed, strength and will on the international stage.
QUICK LINKS: Meet Home | Collegians on Team USA
Some of those athletes in 2012 included five-time NCAA title winners Jarrion Lawson and Kendell Williams, while the 2014 batch included American record holder and three-time NCAA champ Keturah Orji and 2015 IAAF World Championship silver medalist and three-time NCAA champ Shamier Little. Lawson, Orji and Williams are also all members of Team USA for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Let’s focus on 2016, however, as those 48 collegians will look to add to the staggering total of medals the United States of America has won at that meet (208 with 94 golds).
Overall, thirty NCAA Division I programs are being represented in Poland with three athletes coming from Baylor, Ohio State, Texas Tech and Wisconsin. Nine other institutions have multiple athletes as well, namely Arkansas and Nebraska.
Five finalists from the NCAA Outdoor Championships this past season are entered in events for Team USA — Nicholas Gray (200 meters), Margaux Jones (long jump alternate), Amere Lattin (110 hurdles), Taylor McLaughlin (400 hurdles) and Deakin Volz (pole vault).
The IAAF U20 Championships begin July 19 and run through July 24. The first final on the track will be the Women’s 10000-meter Race Walk on Tuesday and the first final in the field is slated to be the Men’s Shot Put that same day.
We’ll have much more in the coming days, including information on which collegians have the best chances of medaling in Poland.

Male Collegians on Team USA for
2016 IAAF World U20 Championships

Hudson KefferArizona StateJavelin
Wil LondonBaylor400m
Wil LondonBaylor4×400 Relay
Kai BenedictCalifornia3000m SC
Armani WallaceFlorida StateTriple Jump
Amere LattinHouston110mH
Brian BellHouston800m
Thomas PollardIowa State10,000m
Kendall MuhammadKentucky1500m
Taylor McLaughlinMichigan400mH
Kahmari MontgomeryMissouri400m
Kahmari MontgomeryMissouri4×400 Relay
Cale WagnerNebraskaDecathlon
Nicholas GrayOhio State100m
Nicholas GrayOhio State4×100 Relay
Adam KellyPrincetonHammer
Thomas PetersSouthern MissJavelin
Ari CogdellTennessee4×400 Relay
Alex RogersTexas3000m SC
Vincent CrispTexas Tech800m
Charles BrownTexas TechTriple Jump
Hakim MontgomeryTroy4×100 Relay
Colin BurkeUCLA10,000m
Michael BurkeUCLAHigh Jump
Diego ZarateVirginia Tech1500m
Deakin VolzVirginia TechPole Vault
Zachary SniderWisconsin5000m
Olin HackerWisconsin5000m

Female Collegians on Team USA for
2016 IAAF World U20 Championships

Rachel NichwitzArkansas3000m SC
Taylor BennettBaylor4×100 Relay
Taylor BennettBaylor200m
Bria MatthewsGeorgia TechTriple Jump
Bria MatthewsGeorgia TechLong Jump
Kelly NaumannIowa State3000m SC
Nicole GreeneNorth CarolinaHigh Jump
Anna RohrerNotre Dame5000m
Karrington WintersOhio State400m
Karrington WintersOhio State4×400 Relay
Sade OlatoyeOhio StateHammer
Kaylee HintonTexas TechHeptathlon
Bella BurdaVillanova5000m

Team USA Alternates for
2016 IAAF World U20 Championships

Carlton OrangeArkansas800m
Dylan HodgsonKansas3000m SC
Alex OstbergStanford5000m
Zachary DaleIllinois10,000m
Jacob WootenTexas A&MPole Vault
Benjamin MilliganOregonHigh Jump
Lakayla HarrisNebraska200m
Haley ShowalterWisconsinHammer
Sarah BlakeKentuckyJavelin
Margaux JonesSouthern CaliforniaLong Jump

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