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20 Olympians, 11 Rio Medalists on US World Relays Squad


The USA has selected 20 of its Olympians, including 11 medalists, from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, to participate in the 2017 IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas this weekend, April 22-23.

The Relays will consist of five events spread across four disciplines: the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m and 4x800m for both men and women, and a mixed 4x400m that will close out the competition’s second day.

The top eight finishers in the 4x100m and 4x400m for both men and women will earn automatic entry for the August 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

Returning from the 2014 and 2015 US World Relays squads to compete for a third Golden Baton award are Tianna Bartoletta, Natasha Hastings, Tony McQuay, LaShawn Merritt, Chanelle Price, Mike Rodgers, Shalonda Solomon, David Verburg and Isiah Young. All athletes named to the US team are eligible to compete in any relay, regardless of pool listing below named below by USA Track and Field.

Women’s 4x100m Relay

Morolake Akinosun, Tianna Bartoletta, Dezerea Bryant, English Gardner, and Jenna Prandini

Women’s 4x200m Relay

Felicia Brown, English Gardner, Jenna Prandini, Shalonda Solomon, and Tiffany Townsend.

Women’s 4x400m Relay/Mixed 4x400m Relay

Joanna Atkins Clermont, Claudia Francis, Phyllis Francis, Natasha Hastings, Quanera Hayes,

Courtney Okolo, Ashley Spencer, and Jaide Stepter.

Women’s 4x800m Relay

Kendra Chambers, Charlene Lipsey, Chanelle Price, Laura Roesler, and Chrishuna Williams.

Men’s 4x100m Relay

Ronnie Baker, Marvin Bracy, Leshon Collins, Justin Gatlin, and Mike Rodgers

Men’s 4x200m Relay

Marvin Bracy, Justin Gatlin, Jarrion Lawson, Noah Lyles, Ameer Webb, and Isiah Young Oxford.

Men’s 4x400m Relay/Mixed 4x400m Relay

Michael Berry, Kyle Clemons Lawrence, Paul Dedewo, Najee Glass, Tony McQuay,LaShawn Merritt, Gil Roberts, and David Verburg.

Men’s 4x800m Relay

Charles Jock Eugene, Brannon Kidder, Casimir Loxsom, Clayton Murphy, and Erik Sowinski.

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