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Athletics - 18. May 2007.

U.S. stars to compete at adidas Track Classic

INDIANAPOLIS -Allyson Felix,  Stacy Dragila, Tyson and Ginnie Powell  are just a few of the U.S. stars expected to compete Sunday at the adidas Track Classic in Carson, Calif.

The second event of USA Track & Field's 2007 Outdoor Visa Championship Series, the adidas Track Classic, will begin at noon PDT on May 20 at The Home Depot Center and will be broadcast live on ESPN from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. PDT (4 p.m.-6 p.m. Eastern). Events to be contested include the women's 100m, 200m, 400m, 1,500m, 2 mile, 100m hurdles and pole vault and the men's 100m, 200m, 400m, 1,500m, 3,000m, 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, javelin and shot put.

Women's pole vault legend Stacy Dragila will continue her comeback Sunday. The 2000 Olympic gold medalist will face America's rising star, 2006 U.S. Outdoor champion Jenn Stuczynski. Dragila holds the American record and four times has ranked #1 in the world while Stuczynski ended her 2006 campaign ranked #6 in the world (#1 U.S.) by Track & Field News.

One of the events to keep an eye on will be the women's 100m hurdles headlined by reigning world champion Michelle Perry and 2006 U.S. and NCAA champion Ginnie Powell. Also watch for 2007 U.S. Indoor champion Lolo Jones and #9 world-ranked Jenny Adams.

2005 World Outdoor champion and 2004 Olympic silver medalist Allyson Felix will face 2005 World Outdoor silver medalist Rachelle Smith and 2004 Olympian Muna Lee in the women's 200m. Felix was ranked #1 in the world last year at 200m by T&FN, she also was #6 in the world at 100m, while Smith was ranked #6 globally at 200m.

In the women's 100m, 2003 World champion Torri Edwards is set to battle 2006 World Indoor champion Lisa Barber and 2005 NCAA champion Marshavet Hooker. Barber ended her 2006 campaign ranked #3 in the world while Edwards was ranked #4.

Other notables to keep your eye on include  2004 Olympic 4x400m gold medalist Dee Dee Trotter in the women's 400m.

Tickets, from $40 (finish line) down to $10, are now available by calling Ticketmaster at 213-480-3232 or visiting www.Ticketmaster.com. For group sales, call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS. USATF welcomes you to pay with your Visa.

For more information on the adidas Track Classic, visit www.adidastrackclassic.com. For information on the Visa Championship Series, visit www.visachampionshipseries.com.

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