Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Scott Roth named to Team USA for Five Nations match in Glasgow...

Reigning NCAA indoor and outdoor champion Scott Roth (left/photo courtesy Randy Miyazaki, trackandfieldphoto.com), who won the pole vault at the Husky Preview meet two weeks ago, will take his talents to Glasgow, Scotland for this Saturday's Five Nations Match.

Roth, who finished his eligibility at the University of Washington, and was ranked #5 in the USA last year by Track & Field News, was originally entered in this Saturday's UW Invitational before being selected to Team USA for this Saturday's meet.

The Five Nations Match is a unique competition between countries where one member from each team competes in select events and the winner is determined by total points. In 2011 the United States placed fourth in the competition with a total of 52 points to finish behind Germany (61), Great Britain & N.I. (56), Commonwealth Select (56) and ahead of Sweden (29).

The squad for the United States includes six athletes that were a member of Team USA for the 2011 World Outdoor Championships including Ivory Williams, Jamaal Torrance, Natasha Hastings, Danielle Carruthers, Amanda Smock and Funmi Jimoh.

The complete roster for Saturday's match is available here.

Former Washington State University head coach John Chaplin will serve as the men's team leader for the Five Nations Match.

NOTE: USA Track & Field contributed to this report.

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