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USATF names 49-strong team for World Indoor ChampionshipsFebruary 21, 2018
Christian Coleman, Brittney Reese and Sharika Nelvis are among athletes confirmed on the US squad for the Birmingham event
USA Track & Field has announced a team of 49 athletes for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham from March 1-4.
The squad features 20 global medallists, including defending world indoor champions Brittney Reese, Vashti Cunningham and Marquis Dendy, with athletes heading to Birmingham having claimed a combined total of 53 medals at Olympic, world indoor and world outdoor competitions.
Fresh from breaking the world indoor 60m record with 6.34 to win at the trials in Albuquerque, double world silver medallist Christian Coleman will be aiming for his first global gold.
Another record-breaker, Sharika Nelvis, will be joining him on the team as she contests the 60m hurdles – the event in which she clocked a 7.70 national record at the US Indoor Championships.
Further athletes could still be added to the team as wild card entries pending the conclusion of the World Indoor Tour in Glasgow on Sunday.
60m: Christian Coleman, Ronnie Baker
400m: Michael Cherry, Aldrich Bailey Jr
800m: Donavan Brazier, Drew Windle
1500m: Ben Blankenship, Craig Engels
3000m: Paul Chelimo, Shadrack Kipchirchir
60m hurdles: Jarret Eaton, Aries Merritt
Pole vault: Scott Houston, Sam Kendricks
Long jump: Jarrion Lawson, Marquis Dendy
Triple jump: Will Claye, Chris Carter
Shot put: Ryan Whiting, Darrell Hill
Heptathlon: Zachery Ziemek
4x400m relay: Vernon Norwood, Paul Dedewo, Fred Kerley, Marqueze Washington
60m: Javianne Oliver, Destiny Carter
400m: Courtney Okolo, Shakima Wimbley
800m: Ajee’ Wilson, Raevyn Rogers
1500m: Shelby Houlihan, Colleen Quigley
3000m: Shelby Houlihan, Katherine Mackey
60m hurdles: Sharika Nelvis; Kendra Harrison
High jump: Vashti Cunningham
Pole vault: Katie Nageotte, Sandi Morris
Long jump: Brittney Reese, Quanesha Burks
Shot put: Daniella Hill, Jeneva Stevens
Pentathlon: Kendell Williams, Erica Bougard
4x400m relay: Phyllis Francis, Georganne Moline, Quanera Hayes, Joanna Atkins