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)
For more information on the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships and Team USA, visit usatf.org
About USA Track & Field USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit usatf.org