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The eighteen medal haul of Team USATF was pretty impressive. Truth is, we probably missed a couple of medals with the plethora of DQs, but I’m not going to get grumpy. Some fine athletes and some fine performances. Thanks to Ashley Mitchel and Josh Gurnick of USATF,, who toiled each session to provide us the support we needed to cover the four days of global track & field.
 
 
BIRMINGHAM, England - A six-medal afternoon Sunday at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships at Arena Birmingham gave USATF one of its most successful performances at World Indoors.
 
A championship-record performance by the women's 4x400m relay team of Quanera Hayes, Georganne Moline, Shakima Wimbley and Courtney Okolo was complemented by silvers from Ajee Wilson, Jarret Eaton, Sam Kendricks and the men's 4x400m relay team.
 
By the end of the day, Team USATF had amassed 18 total medals for the 2018 World Indoor Championships, equaling its third-best performance ever at World Indoors. Along the way, American athletes racked up four championship records, an American record, and 10 performances that were the best ever by Americans at World Indoors.
 
In team competition, Team USATF's 18 medals led Great Britain's seven, with six U.S. gold medals to Ethiopia's four. Team USATF tallied 208 points on the placing table, followed by Great Britain with 67 and Ethiopia with 57.
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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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