PA’s Purvis, Nelms & Brewer Going to 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships

PA’s Purvis, Nelms & Brewer Going to 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships



PA’s Purvis, Nelms & Brewer Going to 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships

For Immediate Release Friday, July 3, 2009
Contact: Vicky Oddi USA Track & Field Communications Coordinator 317-261-0500; [email protected]
Team USA roster announced for 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships

USA Track & Field announced Friday the Team USA roster for the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships, July 8-12, in Bressanone, Italy. A total of 55 athletes, 27 girls and 28 boys, will be part of the U.S. delegation for the World Youth Championships.

At the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships, the U.S. finished atop the medal table with 14, including an all-time high of seven golds. Team USA looks to continue its excellent record in Bressanone. Leading Team USA at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships will be World Youth Trials champions Ashton Purvis, Kori Carter, Prezel Hardy and Dedric Dukes. 2007 World Youth sprint medley relay gold medalist Ashton Purvis (Oakland, Calif.) won the girl’s 100m in 11.61 and came back to win the girl’s 200m in 23.38. Kori Carter (Claremont, Calif.), also a member of the 2008 World Junior team, won the girl’s 100m hurdles 13.48.

On the boy’s side, Texas state champion Prezel Hardy (Killeen, Texas) won the 100m in 10.48. Earlier this season, Hardy won the 100m at the Texas State Championships in a wind-aided 10.08 (+2.2mps). Dedrik Dukes (Miami, Fla.), who was the runner-up in the 400m (46.99) at the Trials, came back just a few hours later to win the boy’s 200m in 21.38.

Team USA Roster – 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships (As of July 2 – Subject to change)

100m Prezel Hardy – Killeen, Texas Colin Hepburn – Parkridge, Ill.
200m Keenan Brock – Birmingham, Ala. Dedric Dukes – Miami, Fla.
400m Dedric Dukes – Miami, Fla. Joshua Mance – Claremont, Calif.
800m Quincy Downing – Dayton, Ohio Bronson Duran – Albuquerque, N.M.
3,000m Erik Olson – Palm Springs, Calif. Zachary Wills – Memphis, Tenn.
10 km race walk Trevor Barron – Pittsburgh, Pa.
110m hurdles Kendall Hayes – Lancaster, Texas Dale Morgan – Northridge, Calif.
400m hurdles Jaron Roberson – Atlanta, Ga.
2,000m steeplechase Connor Martin – Carmel, Ind.
High Jump Dwayne Golbeck – Claremore, Okla. David Smith – Mt. Holly, N.J.
Pole Vault Max Babits – Knoxville, Tenn.
Long Jump Carlton Lavong – Philadelphia, Pa. Leon Samuels – Winston -Salem, N.C.
Shot Put Ryan Crouser – Portland, Ore. Davis Fraker – Atlanta, Ga.
Discus Throw Ryan Crouser – Portland, Ore. Alexander Thompson – Rockford, Ill.
Hammer Throw Bradley Bolton – Orange, Calif. Alec Faldermeyer – Goshen, N.Y.
Javelin Devin Bogert – Red Bank, N.J. Christopher Rodriguez – Tucson, Ariz.
Octathlon Justin Gross – Baltimore, Md.

100m Jordan Clark – Detroit, Mich. Ashton Purvis – Richmond, Calif.
200m Briana Nelson – Newport News, Va. Ashton Purvis – Richmond, Calif.
400m Michelle Brown – Winnfield, Ill. Ebony Eutsey – Miama, Fla.
800m Claudia Francis – New York, N.Y. Marielle Hall – Philadelphia, Pa.
1,500m Cory McGee – Fairfax, Va. Chelsey Sveinsson – Addison, Texas
100m hurdles Kori Carter – Pasadena, Calif. Bridgette Owens – Detroit, Mich.
400m hurdles Katie Nelms – San Jose, Calif. Angelica Weaver – Inglewood, Calif.
2,000m steeplechase Eleanor Fulton – Denver, Colo. McKinzie Schulz – Naperville, Ill.
High Jump Shanay Briscoe – Houston, Texas Tara Richmond – Chicago, Ill.
Pole Vault Morgan LeLeux – New Iberia, La. Kortney Ross – San Diego, Calif.
Long Jump A’Lexus Brannon – Port Arthur, Texas Jennifer Clayton, Nyack, N.Y.
Triple Jump A’Lexus Brannon – Port Arthur, Texas Ciarra Brewer – Oakland, Calif.
Shot Put Sarah Howard – Dublin, Ga. Lacie Rasley – Bakersfield, Calif.
Discus Throw Erica Brand – Kansas City, Ks. Alex Collatz – Bakersfield, Calif.
Javelin Ashley Aldredge – Natchitoches, La. Deloma Miller – Pittsburgh, Pa.

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