Track and Field

Historic Medal Sweeps for Team USA

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BYDGOSZCZ, Poland -- A pair of gold-silver sweeps in the men’s 110m hurdles and women’s 800 and a dominant performance in the women’s 100 meters in three consecutive races to conclude the evening pushed Team USA to the top of the medal table Thursday at the end of day three of the IAAF World U20 Championships at Zawisza Stadium.

From the first step of the men’s 110m hurdles final, Marcus Krah(Durham, North Carolina) was in control, and he never relinquished his lead as he blasted to a 13.25 to lead a 1-2 U.S. finish. Amere Lattin(Missouri City, Texas) was out quickly, just behind Krah, and he overcame a tough middle portion of his race to come back and outlean Japan’s Takumu Furuya for the silver in 13.30. It was the first 110H sweep ever for the U.S. at the World U20s.

Lyles Speeds to First U.S. Gold in Bydgoszcz

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BYDGOSZCZ, Poland -- Noah Lylesclaimed the title of Fastest Current Teenager on Earth, winning the 100 meters at the 2016 IAAF World Under-20 Championships on Wednesday at Zawisza Stadium.

Lyles (Alexandria, Virginia), who set an American Junior record in the 200m at the Olympic Trials, got out of the blocks well and moved away from the field over the final 20 meters to run 10.17 in the final as he claimed the first gold for Team USA in Bydgoszcz.

Matching Bronson Osborn’s feat in the men’s shot put from day one, Alyssa Wilson(Toms River, New Jersey) claimed bronze in the women's shot put with a mark of 16.33m/53-7 on her only legal throw of the competition in round two. Elena Bruckner (San Jose, California) placed seventh with a mark of 15.73m/51-7.25.

Seven Advance on Day One IAAF World Under-20 Championships Morning Session

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BYDGOSZCZ, Poland -- Seven Americans, five men and two women, advanced during the opening session of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships on Tuesday morning at Zawisza Stadium.

Bronson Osborn(Anaheim, California) and Adrian Piperi III(The Woodlands, Texas) started the day strong for Team USA in men’s shot put (6 kilogram) qualification as they each surpassed the automatic qualifying mark (19.40 meters/63-7.75) with their second throws.

Osborn tossed the fifth best qualifying mark: 19.63m/64-5. Piperi -- the 2015 World U18 Champion in Cali, Columbia -- had the fifth best qualifier: 19.57m/64-2.5..

Five individual gold medalists, 84 first-time Olympians mark 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Five reigning Olympic gold medalists and five current world champions join 84 first-time Olympians on the Team USA roster nominated to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team. A roster of 126 men and women is slated to represent the United States in track & field competition August 12-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Notable for its depth across a range of events, the roster features 47 athletes - 24 men and 23 women - who already own individual and/or relay global medals. Nineteen are American record holders and three are individual world record holders.

Lagat proves age is nothing but a number on wild night at Olympic Trials

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EUGENE, OREGON -- The penultimate day of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field did not disappoint, as a record 22,847 track & field fans witnessed 60 of the wildest minutes in Hayward Field history.

Ageless Lagat kicks to fifth Olympic Games

Kicking Father Time to the curb, Bernard Lagat (Tucson, Arizona) used a speedy final 200 to win his second Olympic Trials 5000 meters title in 13:35.50. Lagat, who won his ninth national championship at the distance, covered the final lap in 52.82 to move from sixth to first, leaving Hassan Mead(13:35.70) to outlean Paul Chelimo(13:35.92) for the other two Rio berths. Eric Jenkins(Portsmouth, New Hampshire) rush to the finish line left him .06 behind Chelimo (Chebiemit, Kenya). Lagat (41) will be the oldest running event Olympian in American history when he toes the line in Rio.  The oldest track & field Olympian is John Deni, who was 49 years, 75 days when he competed in the 50km race walk in 1952.