Monday, July 14, 2008

USA Track & Field announces Olympic team...

INDIANAPOLIS - An experienced American team featuring 15 Olympic medalists, 31 World Outdoor Championships medalists and 10 individual outdoor American record holders will represent the United States in track & field competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee on Monday announced a 126-athlete track & field squad that will be led by multi-time medalists Allyson Felix, Lauryn Williams, Sanya Richards, Bernard Lagat, Tyson Gay, Adam Nelson, Bryan Clay and Jeremy Wariner.

Six athletes with ties to the state of Washington are on the Olympic squad led by Lagat in the 1500 & 5000 (WSU), and Brad Walker in the pole vault (UW). The Olympic team includes veterans Ian Waltz (WSU) and Aretha Thurmond (UW) in the discus, along with newcomers Diana Pickler in the heptathlon (WSU) and Kara Patterson in the javelin (Skyview HS/Vancouver).

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