July 21, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS) Team USA dominated the competition by capturing more medals than any other country and rewriting the record books at the 2008 NACAC Under-23 Track & Field Championships, July 18-19 in Toluca, Mexico.
July 17, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS IN) - Seventy-eight athletes will represent The Team USA roster for theat the 2008 NACAC Under-23 Track & Field Championships, whose roster was announced Wednsesday by USA Track & Field. The event will be held July 18-20 in Toluca, Mexico.
July 12, 2008 by Larry Eder (Special to the Running Network) The first track meet was held at the University of Oregon in 1895, on a track that cost $4,000 to build. Coach Bill Hayward, the first of three Bills: Bill Hayward, Bill Bowerman and Bill Dellinger.
July 11, 2008 from USATF press release / The USA Track & Field Foundation awarded numerous youth grants during their 2008 summer Board of Directors meeting in Eugene, OR, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic on Friday. The largest grant, of $5000, was made to the Carrie Tollefson Training Camp in Minnesota to assist with expenses and scholarships for youth athletes.
Photo: Marcus Boyd. Winning both 4 x 400 relays in convincing fashion kept the United States atop the medal count as the 12th IAAF World Junior Championships concluded on Sunday evening in Zdzislaw Stadium. In addition to earning two more gold medals with the relay efforts, the U.S. also had a silver medal from the 110-meter hurdles. As a result, the American topped the medal chart with 17 total medals, which included 11 gold, four silver and two bronze medals.
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July 8, 2008 from USATF press release (Bydgoszcz, Poland) Three of the four U.S. sprinters advanced to the final of the 100 meters during Tuesday's evening session to conclude the first day of the World Junior Championships. There was one casualty, though, with a false start in the men's race. However, in the middle distance events the U.S.
Photo: Oregon's Galen Rupp, 22, is going to Beijing and will represent the U.S. in the mens 10,000m! There were some great performances by high schoolers and college track & field athletes at the competition! Thanks for Victor Sailer and Lisa Coniglio from www.PhotoRun.net and John Nepolitan for their photos.
July 8, 2008 from USATF press release (Bydgoszcz, Poland) American sprinters and jumpers fared very well in the morning session of the opening day at the 12th edition of the World Junior Championships. Both entrants in the 100 and 400 for the men and women moved on to the next round while a pair of men's long jumpers qualified for the final.
July 8, 2008 from USATF press release (Bydgoszcz, Poland) On the eve of the 12th edition of the World Junior Championship, the United States team is ready for Tuesday's opening day at Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium. A record number of nations will be competing in these Championships at a stadium bearing the name of one of the best Polish post-war distance runners.
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