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Eighty athletes have been named to the team that will represent the United States at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, from July 19-24.

The athletes qualified to compete on the world stage based on their performances at the USATF Junior Championships from June 24-26 in Clovis, California. Headlining the field are some competitors who also appeared at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field in Eugene, Oregon. The IAAF World U20 Championships are previously known as the IAAF World Junior Championships before undergoing a rebranding heading into 2016.

 

Noah Lyles (Alexandria, Virginia) and Michael Norman (Murrieta, California) both head into the World U20 Championships after strong showings at Olympic Trials. In the 200m final, Lyles finished in fourth and Norman in fifth. With Lyles’ time of 20.09, he set the American junior and high school men’s 200m records. Norman equaled the third fastest high school time ever in 20.14. At the World U20 Championships, Norman will compete in the 200m, while Lyles will race in the 100m.

 

Christina Aragon (Billings, Montana) raced at Olympic Trials in the 1500m and advanced to the semi-finals. Kate Murphy (Burke, Virginia) also qualified for the semi-finals in the same event at Trials, and in June she recorded the third fastest high school 1500m in history at the adidas Boost Boston Games.

 

Another 1500m runner, Alexa Efraimson (Camas, Washington), finished ahead of Aragon and Murphy in the semi-finals to advance to the final, where she placed sixth. All three will represent Team USA in Poland later this month, but Murphy will race in the 3000m.

 

Candace Hill (Conyers, Georgia), who turned professional as a 16 year old, raced in the 100m and 200m semi-finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials and will compete in the 100m at World U20 Championships. Hill was the first high school girl to break the 11-second barrier in the 100m. Wil London (Waco, Texas), another athlete who will compete in Bydgoszcz, competed in the 400m semi-final at Trials, but did not move on to the final.

 

Tia Jones (Marietta, Georgia), who will race in the 100m hurdles at World U20 Championships, recently became the best youth athlete of all time in the event after she ran a 12.84 at USATF Juniors.

 

Follow the World U20 Championships on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using #Bydogszcz2016, and watch live on Universal HD from 12-3:50 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 21, and 10 a.m.-1:10 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 24.

 

Contributed by Emily Giambalvo, USATF Communications

 

Complete U.S. Roster for IAAF World U20 Championships:

 

Team USA - Men

Event

First Name

Last Name

100m

Noah

Lyles

100m

Nicholas

Gray

100m (relay)

Hakim

Montgomery

100m (relay)

Brandon

Taylor

200m

Michael

Norman

200m

Micaiah

Harris

400m

Wil

London

400m

Kahmari

Montgomery

400m (relay)

Champion

Allison

400m (relay)

Ari

Cogdell

110mH

Marcus

Krah

110mH

Amere

Lattin

400mH

Taylor

McLaughlin

400mH

Justin

Alexander

800m

Vincent

Crisp

800m

Brian

Bell

1500m

Diego

Zarate

1500m

Kendall

Muhammad

3000m SC

Alex

Rogers

3000m SC

Kai

Benedict

5000m

Zachary

Snider

5000m

Olin

Hacker

10,000m

Thomas

Pollard

10,000m

Colin

Burke

Hammer

Robert

Colantonio

Hammer

Adam

Kelly

Discus

Connor

Bandel

Discus

Bronson

Osborn

Javelin

Hudson

Keffer

Javelin

Thomas

Peters

Shot Put

Adrian

Piperi

Shot Put

Bronson

Osborn

Pole Vault

Christopher

Nilsen

Pole Vault

Deakin

Volz

High Jump

Darius

Carbin

High Jump

Michael

Burke

Triple Jump

Charles

Brown

Triple Jump

Armani

Wallace

Long Jump

Jamari

Ward

Long Jump

Harrison

Schrage

Decathlon

Cale

Wagner


Team USA - Women

Event

First Name

Last Name

100m

Candace

Hill

100m

Jayla

Kirkland

100m (relay)

Celera

Barnes

100m (relay)

Taylor

Bennett

100m (relay)

Kaylor

Harris

100m (relay)

Brandee

Johnson

200m

Jayla

Kirkland

200m

Taylor

Bennett

400m

Lynna

Irby

400m

Karrington

Winters

400m (relay)

Hannah

Waller

400m (relay)

Syaira

Richardson

100mH

Alexis

Duncan

100mH

Tia

Jones

400mH

Anna

Cockrell

800m

Samantha

Watson

800m

Aaliyah

Miller

1500m

Alexa

Efraimson

1500m

Christina

Aragon

3000m

Kate

Murphy

3000m

Katie

Rainsberger

3000m SC

Rachel

Nichwitz

3000m SC

Kelly

Naumann

5000m

Anna

Rohrer

5000m

Bella

Burda

10k RW

Anali

Cisneros

10k RW

Meaghan

Podlaski

Hammer

Joy

Mcarthur

Hammer

Sade

Olatoye

Discus

Elena

Bruckner

Discus

Kiana

Phelps

Javelin

Katelyn

Gochenour

Javelin

Emma

Fitzgerald

Shot Put

Alyssa

Wilson

Shot Put

Elena

Bruckner

Pole Vault

Rachel

Baxter

Pole Vault

Carson

Dingler

High Jump

Nicole

Greene

Triple Jump

Bria

Matthews

Triple Jump

Chinne

Okoronkwo

Long Jump

Bria

Matthews

Long Jump

Samiyah

Samuels

Heptathlon

Emma

Fitzgerald

Heptathlon

Kaylee

Hinton