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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 00:49

Team USATF Superlatives at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships

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The USATF team at the World Indoors Championships goal was 17 medals, and they achieved 18! A fantastic group of young and old athletes, Team USATF kicked the proverbial butt. A fine group of athletes, and an honor to their country, @theshoeaddicts and @runblogrun did many interviews with the athletes, which we'll be posting over the next few weeks.
 
This is from the USATF communications team, which was superb. Special thanks to Ashley Mitchell and Josh Gurnick, who survived my questions each and every session and even provided some geek stuff to help @runblogrun provide better coverage for our readers!
 
AMERICAN RECORDS (1)
Women's 60m Hurdles 7.70= Kendra Harrison
 
CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS (4)
Men's 60m — 6.37 — Christian Coleman
Women's 60m Hurdles — 7.70 — Kendra Harrison
Women's Pole Vault — 4.95m/16-2.75 — Sandi Morris
Women's 4x400m Relay — 3:23.85 — Quanera Hayes, Georganne Moline, Shakima Wimbley, Courtney Okolo
 
BEST MARKS AT WIC BY AN AMERICAN (10)
Men's 60m — 6.37 — Christian Coleman
Men's 800m — 1:45.52 — Drew Windle (semifinals)
Men's 4x400m Relay — 3:01.97 — Fred Kerley, Michael Cherry, Aldrich Bailey, Vernon Norwood
Men's Long Jump — 8.42m/27-7.5 — Marquis Dendy
Women's 400m — 50.55 — Courtney Okolo
Women's 800m — 1:58.99 — Ajee' Wilson
Women's 60m Hurdles — 7.70 — Kendra Harrison
Women's 4x400m Relay — 3:23.85 — Quanera Hayes, Georganne Moline, Shakima Wimbley, Courtney Okolo
Women's Pole Vault — 4.95m/16-2.75 — Sandi Morris
Women's Triple Jump — 14.31m/46-11.5 — Keturah Orji
 
 
-- Set a Team USATF high for silver medals with 10.
 
-- First-ever U.S. 1-2 finish in the women's 400m, by Courtney Okolo and Shakima Wimbley.
 
-- Third 1-2 finish in the women's 60m hurdles, by Kendra Harrison and Christina Manning.
 
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