USA Track & Field National News

INDIANAPOLIS - British Athletics and USA Track & Field (USATF) today announced that two of the strongest nations in global track & field will go head-to-head in a new format, one-day competition next year.
USA Track & Field Chief Operating Officer Renee Chube Washington has been named a 2017 Game Changer by Sports Business Journal, as a female executive making a difference in the business of sport.
LONDON -- Katie Burnett (El Cajon, California), Susan Randall (Beavercreek, Ohio) and Erin Taylor-Talcott (Portland, Oregon) made history Sunday morning as part of the first field of competitors for the women’s 50 km race walk at the IAAF World Championships. Burnett took five minutes off her American 50 km record to finish in 4:21:51 Sunday, breaking her own 35 km (3:00:43) and 40 km (3:27:10) pending American records along the way.
LONDON -- Team USATF’s performance at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London was one for the record books, from a record number of medals to all-time best performances.
With three medals Sunday night at the IAAF World Championships - gold by the women’s 4x400, silver by the men’s 4x400, and bronze by Ajee’ Wilson in the 800 - Team USATF shattered its record for the most medals at a single World Championships to close out competition at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium.
LONDON -- Team USATF went four-for-four in relay qualifying Saturday morning, turning in four wins and four world-leading times at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium.
LONDON -- Another night, another four medals for Team USATF at the IAAF World Championships Saturday night at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium. A gold from the women’s 4x100, silver from the men’s relay and Dawn Harper-Nelson in the 100 hurdles, and bronze for Paul Chelimo in the men’s 5,000 meters brought Team USATF’s medal tally to 27 medals with one day of competition remaining.
LONDON -- Team USATF’s 100-meter hurdlers turned out in force for the first round of competition while the men’s decathlon kicked off and qualifying was held for the men’s high jump and women’s discus under sunny skies Friday morning at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium.
LONDON -- Team USATF made a splash by having its biggest distance-running medal haul in generations at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. But nothing, it seems, prepared the track world for the stunning 1-2 finish in the women’s steeplechase by Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs Friday night at the IAAF World Championships in London.
LONDON -- A pair of 1-2 finishes highlighted by a see-saw battle in the men’s triple jump gave Team USATF four medals Thursday evening at Queen Elizabeth Stadium, bringing the total to six golds and 19 medals after seven days of competition.
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