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Athletics: Team USA roster announced for 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships

INDIANAPOLIS - 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)
Athlete - hometown
Prezel Hardy - Killeen, Texas
Colin Hepburn  - Parkridge, Ill.
Keenan Brock - Birmingham, Ala.
Dedric Dukes - Miami, Fla.
Dedric Dukes - Miami, Fla.
Joshua Mance - Claremont, Calif.
Quincy Downing - Dayton, Ohio
Bronson Duran - Albuquerque, N.M.
Erik Olson - Palm Springs, Calif.
Zachary Wills - Memphis, Tenn.
10 km race walk
Trevor Barron - Pittsburgh, Pa.
110m hurdles
Kendall Hayes - Lancaster, Texas
Dale Morgan - Northridge, Calif.
400m hurdles
Jaron Roberson - Atlanta, Ga.
2,000m steeplechase
Connor Martin - Carmel, Ind.
High Jump
Dwayne Golbeck - Claremore, Okla.
David Smith - Mt. Holly, N.J.
Pole Vault
Max Babits - Knoxville, Tenn.
Long Jump
Carlton Lavong - Philadelphia, Pa.
Leon Samuels - Winston -Salem, N.C.
Shot Put
Ryan Crouser - Portland, Ore.
Davis Fraker - Atlanta, Ga.
Discus Throw
Ryan Crouser - Portland, Ore.
Alexander Thompson - Rockford, Ill.
Hammer Throw
Bradley Bolton - Orange, Calif.
Alec Faldermeyer - Goshen, N.Y.
Devin Bogert - Red Bank, N.J.
Christopher Rodriguez - Tucson, Ariz.
Justin Gross - Baltimore, Md.
Jordan Clark - Detroit, Mich.
Ashton Purvis - Richmond, Calif.
Briana Nelson - Newport News, Va.
Ashton Purvis - Richmond, Calif.
Michelle Brown - Winnfield, Ill.
Ebony Eutsey - Miama, Fla.
Claudia Francis - New York, N.Y.
Marielle Hall - Philadelphia, Pa.
Cory McGee - Fairfax, Va.
Chelsey Sveinsson - Addison, Texas
100m hurdles
Kori Carter - Pasadena, Calif.
Bridgette Owens - Detroit, Mich.
400m hurdles
Katie Nelms - San Jose, Calif.
Angelica Weaver - Inglewood, Calif.
2,000m steeplechase
Eleanor Fulton - Denver, Colo.
McKinzie Schulz - Naperville, Ill.
High Jump
Shanay Briscoe - Houston, Texas
Tara Richmond - Chicago, Ill.
Pole Vault 
Morgan LeLeux - New Iberia, La.
Kortney Ross - San Diego, Calif.
Long Jump
A'Lexus Brannon - Port Arthur, Texas
Jennifer Clayton, Nyack, N.Y.
Triple Jump
A'Lexus Brannon - Port Arthur, Texas
Ciarra Brewer - Oaskland, Calif.
Shot Put 
Sarah Howard - Dublin, Ga.
Lacie Rasley - Bakersfield, Calif.
Discus Throw
Erica Brand - Kansas City, Ks.
Alex Collatz - Bakersfield, Calif.
Ashley Aldredge - Natchitoches, La.
Deloma Miller - Pittsburgh, Pa.

For more information on the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships and Team USA, visit

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

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