Katia Seymour, #1 in U.S., Leads the Fields for adidas Boost Boston Games
Katia Seymour (Palatka, FL) will bring the #1 time in the U.S. of 11.26 seconds to Charles Street in Boston on Saturday as she and Anthony Schwartz (Plantation, FL) lead the Dream Mile fields, which will compete in the first-ever street meet in the U.S. Tickets and information are available at adidasBoostBoston.com
Since the Dream 100s began, its athletes have included Marvin Bracy, who went on to become the 2014 IAAF World Indoor silver medalist at 60 meters, and Octavious Freeman, the 2013 IAAF World Championships silver medalist in the 4x100 relay—both of whom are expected to compete here Saturday as professionals. In addition, Trayvon Bromell, who won a 100-meter bronze medal at last year’s IAAF World Championships, and Candace Hill, the 2015 World Youth Champion at both 100 and 200 meters who recently made her pro debut, are also among the Dream 100 athletes who have gone on to post-prep success.
Joining Seymour, the 2016 Florida 2A champion at both 100 and 200 meters, in the adidas Girls’ Dream 100 are:
Amuru Patterson (Haines City, FL), 2016 state 4A and Flo Golden South champion at 100 and 200 meters;
Tamari Davis (Gainesville, FL), the top middle-school runner in the U.S. at both 100 and 200 meters who is competing here as a seventh-grader; and
Abby Steiner (Dublin Coffman/Dublin OH), 2016 state champion at 100 and 200 meters and two-time state indoor champion at 60 meters; and
Ariyonna Augustine (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach CA), the 2015 national indoor freshman champion at 60m.
The adidas Boys’ Dream 100 will feature:
Anthony Schwartz (American Heritage HS/Plantation, FL), 2016 state champion at 100 and 200 meters as a sophomore, ranked #5 in the U.S. (10.37);
Cravont Charleston (Mallard Creek HS/Charlotte NC), 2016 state champion at 100 meters, #6 in the U.S.;
Eric Stokes (Eastside HS/Covington GA), 2016 state champion at 100 and 200 meters, 2015 state champion at 400 meters; #7 in the U.S.;
Micah Beaver (Raymore-Peculiar HS/Peculiar MO), 2016 state champion at 100 meters, 2015 state champion at 200 meters, two-time Kansas Relays Champion at 100 meters; and
Ramone Newland (South Shore HS/Brooklyn NY), runner-up in the 2016 state championships at 100 meters.
The Dream sprinters will be showcased along with two-time Olympic silver medalist Yohan Blake of Jamaica and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jenn Suhr in the pole vault, among many other top names.
The adidas Boost Boston Games is produced by Boston-based Global Athletics and Marketing, Inc., an athlete-management and sports marketing firm that from 2005 to 2015 served as organizer of the adidas Grand Prix in NYC and since 1996 has given Boston fans an annual, world-class indoor meet at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College.
More U.S. and international stars and further details on the adidas Boost Boston Games, part of the 2016 USATF Championship Series, will be announced soon on the event website at adidasBoostBoston.com; on Facebook at adidasBoostBostonGames; and on Twitter at @adidasBoostBos.