USA Track & Field National News

Ultra runner Harvey Lewis, III (Cincinnati, Ohio) won the USATF 24-Hour Championship in Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday to earn his first USATF Athlete of the Week award.
In collaboration with Lakeshore Foundation and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), USA Track & Field will hold its first RunJumpThrow (RJT) event tailored to meet the needs of children with disabilities at Lakeshore on Friday, September 15.
Jenny Simpson (Oviedo, Florida) won the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile Sunday for a record sixth time, equaling PattiSue Plumer’s event record of 4:16.6 to lead five women under the 4:20 mark.
INDIANAPOLIS — Two prominent entertainers will add excitement to USATF’s 2017 Black Tie & Sneakers Gala on November 2 in New York City. Featured in the award-winning television show “Empire,” singer/songwriter V Bozeman will perform at the showcase USATF event, while D-Nice will handle DJ duties at the Gala’s After Party.
Cleveland, OHIO -- On September 16 at 12:00 pm, over 150 runners from over 30 states and Canada will converge on Cleveland’s Edgewater Park and battle for the right to be called a National Champion.
Angers, FRANCE -- For the tenth time in 13 years of participation, Team USATF earned top honors at France’s international decathlon event, DecáNation. Twenty elite athletes competed for the U.S. on Saturday, totaling 122 points for the U.S. France took second with 103 points, followed by Poland in third with 95.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Olympic medalists and a newly crowned World Champion headline a well-rounded Team USATF at the 2017 DecáNation, a one-day international meet in Angers, France where ten athletes complete one decathlon, on Saturday, September 9 at Stadium du Lac de Maine.
Darrell Hill (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) won the Diamond League shot put title at Brussels with a massive 22.44m/73-7.5 throw that moved him to #8 on the all-time U.S. performers list, and was an improvement of almost two feet on his previous lifetime best.
Where to watch Team USATF this weekend
NEW YORK -- The greatest Olympian of the 20th Century, Carl Lewis, will be honored by USA Track & Field with the Legend Award as part of USATF Black Tie & Sneakers Gala on Thursday, November 2 at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York City.
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