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Athletics - 24. May 2007.

Team USA roster announced for 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships


INDIANAPOLIS - USA Track & Field announced Wednesday the Team USA roster for the 5th IAAF World Youth Championships, held July 11-15, in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

A total of 31 athletes - - will be part of the U.S. delegation for the World Youth Championships. The U.S. roster was based on performance as well as required participation in either the 2006 Finish Line USA Junior Track & Field Championships, the 2006 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships, or the 2006 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships.

Team USA will be led at the IAAF World Youth Championships by Jordan Hasay. At the 2004 and 2005 USATF Junior Olympics, Hasay completed a record-breaking double in the youth 1,500m and 3,000m. She then went on to win the 3,000m at the 2006 Finish Line USA Junior Track & Field Championships and the 2007 USA Junior Cross Country Championships.

The Female Team USA Roster - 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships

(As of May 22 - Subject to change)

Athlete - hometown

Girls

100m

Erica Alexander - Friendswood, Texas

Ashton Purvis - Oakland, Calif.

200m

Erica Alexander - Friendswood, Texas

Ashton Purvis - Oakland, Calif.

400m

Brianna Frazier - Jacksonville, Fla.

Turquoise Thompson - Lakewood, Calif.

800m

Blaire Dinsdale - Traer, Iowa

Chanelle Price - Easton, Penn.

3,000m

Jordan Hasay - Arroyo Grande, Calif.

100m hurdles

Julian Purvis - Oakland, Calif.

Jasmine Stowers - Liberty, S.C.

400m hurdles

Ryann Krais - Eagleville, Penn.

Dalilah Muhammad - Jamaica, N.Y.

Shot Put

Beck O'Brien - Cumberland, Maine

Discus Throw

Beck O'Brien - Cumberland, Maine

Erin Pendleton - Lindsey, Ohio

Relay Pool

Chalonda Goodman - Newnan, Ga.

Thandi Stewart - Union City, Calif.

For complete Team USA roster and staff listings, and more information on the 2007 World Youth Championships, including results and complete coverage of this year's event, please visit the USATF website at www.usatf.org.

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