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USATF Dash Summit kicks off 2021 USATF Journey To Gold Collection

Olympic champion and world record-holder Dalilah Muhammad highlights a star-studded subject of U.S. and worldwide athletes scheduled to compete on the USATF Dash Summit in Prairie View, Texas on April 3, the primary cease on the USATF Journey to Gold-Tokyo Out of doors Collection.

 

Watch stay on USATF.TV+ on Saturday, April 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET with the beginning of the ladies’s hammer throw. Following the ladies’s hammer throw the stream will restart once more simply earlier than the beginning of the working occasions at 3:00 p.m. ET.

 

Muhammad (Bayside, New York), who smashed the world file within the girls’s 400m hurdles twice in 2019 and picked up a world title to go together with her gold from Rio 2016, will lead a powerful subject within the flat 400m, the place she sports activities a lifetime greatest of fifty.60.

 

Three-time World Championships 4x400m relay gold medalist Jessica Beard (Euclid, Ohio) has a PR of fifty.08, and he or she shall be joined in difficult Muhammad by Jamaica’s Chrisann Gordon-Powell, who picked up world gold within the lengthy relay in 2015 and was a silver medalist within the 4x400m at Rio. Raevyn Rogers (Houston, Texas), the silver medalist within the 800m on the 2019 Worlds, will drop down in distance to try to higher her PR of 52.06, and 2017 world 400m hurdles champion Kori Carter (Claremont, California) can be an intriguing entrant.

 

Doubling up within the 200m, Muhammad can have her palms full with Gabby Thomas (Florence, Massachusetts), the quickest girl on this planet this yr together with her 22.17 on the Texas Relays final weekend. Olympic and Worlds 4x100m relay gold medalist Morolake Akinosun (Aurora, Illinois) additionally sped to a 22.53 at Texas final week, whereas 2019 Pan Am Video games bronze medalist Tynia Gaither of the Bahamas has a 22.54 PR. Thomas, Akinosun and Gaither will even contest the 100m, the place they may meet 2019 World 200m silver medalist Brittany Brown (Upland, California).

 

One other world champion dropping all the way down to half his customary distance is Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas, who leads the boys’s 200m entries. Gardiner took gold within the 400m at Doha in 2019 and has a better of 19.75 within the half-lap. 2018 USATF Open air champion Ameer Webb (Tustin, California) and Andrew Hudson (Cibolo, Texas), who clocked 20.04 for Texas Tech in 2018, are amongst Gardiner’s prime foes.

 

Former NCAA champion Cameron Burrell (Houston, Texas) has twice zipped to a 9.93 within the males’s 100m and faces a well-recognized face in College of Houston teammate Mario Burke of Barbados, who ran 9.98 in 2019. 5 different entrants have sub-10 clockings to their credit score, together with Webb, Bryce Robinson (Chesapeake, Virginia), Charles Silmon (Waco, Texas) and Isiah Younger (Junction Metropolis, KS).

 

Reigning Pan American Video games males’s 110m hurdles gold medalist Shane Brathwaite of Barbados and girls’s 100m hurdler Tiffany Porter, a two-time British Olympian, have sturdy resumés within the dash hurdles. Becoming a member of Porter within the 100m hurdles are Workforce USATF multi-eventer Kendell Williams (Marietta, Georgia) who rocketed to a 12.58 throughout the girls’s heptathlon in Doha and Costa Rica’s Andrea Vargas positioned fifth within the Worlds last with a 12.64 PR.

 

One of many prime middle-distance males on this planet, Emmanuel Korir of Kenya and previously of UTEP, leads the 400m entries with a 44.21 greatest. Korir additionally has run 1:42.05 within the 800m and gained the NCAA indoor/out of doors double at that distance in 2017. World and Olympic 4x400m relay medalist Deon Lendore of Trinidad gained the NCAA 400m gold in 2014 for Texas A&M and ran a better of 44.36 that yr strains up in opposition to Korir within the 400m on Saturday.

 

Rio bronze medalist Ashley Spencer (Indianapolis, Indiana) is the highest entry within the girls’s 400m hurdles, with 2019 Pan Am Video games silver medalist Amere Lattin (Missouri Metropolis, Texas) and 2018 USATF champ Kenny Selmon (Mableton, Georgia) the highest males’s entries.

 

Area occasion motion shall be highlighted by 2018 USATF champion and 2019 Pan Am Video games bronze medalist Reggie Jagers (Cleveland, Ohio) within the males’s discus and 2019 Pan Am Video games silver medalist Brooke Andersen (Vista, California) within the girls’s hammer. Andersen is the No. 3 all-time U.S. performer in her occasion with a better of 76.75m/251-9.

 

A pair of former NCAA champions in Kelsey Card (Carlinville, Illinois) and Jamaica’s Shadae Lawrence prime the ladies’s discus subject, and 2019 Toyota USATF Indoors champ Andrew Irwin (Mt. Ida, Arkansas) leads the boys’s pole vault. The highest marks of these entered on Saturday within the horizontal jumps belong to Jarvis Gotch (Carencro, Louisiana) within the males’s lengthy soar and Thea LaFond of Dominica within the girls’s triple soar.

 

Followers can observe together with #JourneyToGold and #USATF on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Fb.

USATF Dash Summit – Prairie View College – Saturday, April 3rd

Time Schedule

*All occasions Central Time; Topic To Change


































Begin Time   Occasion  
11:30 a.m. W Hammer Throw Closing
2:00 p.m. W 100m “B” Closing
2:00 p.m. M Pole Vault Closing
2:07 p.m. W 100m “A” Closing
2:15 p.m. M 100m “C” Closing
2:15 p.m. M Lengthy Soar Closing
2:22 p.m. M 100m “B” Closing
2:29 p.m. M 100m “A” Closing
2:37 p.m. W 400m “C” Closing
2:44 p.m. W 400m “B” Closing
2:51 p.m. W 400m “A” Closing
2:58 p.m. M 400m “B” Closing
3:00 p.m. W Discus Throw Closing
3:05 p.m. M 400m “A” Closing
3:13 p.m. W 1500m Closing
3:25 p.m. W 400m Hurdles Closing
3:44 p.m. M 400m Hurdles Closing
3:45 p.m. W Triple Soar Closing
3:52 p.m. W 200m “B” Closing
3:59 p.m. W 200m “A” Closing
4:06 p.m. M 200m “C” Closing
4:10 p.m. M Discus Throw Closing
4:13 p.m. M 200m “B” Closing
4:20 p.m. M 200m “A” Closing
4:27 p.m. M 1500m Closing
4:38 p.m. W 100m Hurdles “B” Closing
4:45 p.m. W 100m Hurdles “A” Closing
4:53 p.m. M 110m Hurdles Closing
5:00 p.m. W 4x400m Relay Exhibition
5:10 p.m. M 4x400m Relay Exhibition
5:20 p.m. W 4x100m Relay Exhibition
5:28 p.m. M 4x100m Relay Exhibition

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