INDIANAPOLIS — The 2014 edition of USA vs. The World at Penn Relays promises to be a great one, with an impressive mix of veterans and relative newcomers donning the red, white and blue.
Invited athletes on the men’s side include five-time Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin, Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano, who captured the USA 1 Mile Championships on Tuesday evening, and two-time Olympic medalist and 2011 World silver medalist Walter Dix.
Three members of Team USA from the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships will compete at the event, including Kyle Clemons and David Verburg, members of the 2014 World Indoor Champion 4×4, and Olympic silver medalist Trell Kimmons.
On the women’s side, Team USA is led by three-time Olympic medalist DeeDee Trotter, who owns two Olympic gold medals as a member of the U.S. women’s 4×4. Five members from the U.S. team at the 2014 World Indoor Championships will also compete, including two-time World gold medalist Francena McCorory, Olympic gold medalist and 2014 World Indoor 4×4 Champion Natasha Hastings, Monica Hargrove, Lakeisha Lawson and Ajee’ Wilson, who attends Temple University just 3.5 miles from Franklin Field.
Invited world teams include Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Caribbean All-Stars, China, Ireland, Jamaica, Nigeria, Mexico, Qatar, Sierra Leone and Trinidad & Tobago. Highlighted athletes featured are Chris Brown (BHS), Dominque Duncan (NGA), Michael Frater (JAM), Regine George (NGA), Natalya Goule (JAM), Ryan Gregson (AUS), Michelle-Lee Ahye (TTO), Kerron Stewart (JAM).
USATF Media Information:
USA vs. The World will air live on NBC Sports Network from 12:30-3 p.m. EDT. Full broadcast information can be found here. Official hashtag for the event is #USAvsTheWorld. Follow @USATF on Twitter & Instagram and “Like” us on Facebook.
NOTE: Flo Track will provide live coverage of the meet, but the USA v the World series will only be live on NBC
USA vs. The World – Schedule
12:35 p.m. EDT USA vs. the World Women 4×100 Presented by Nike
1:05 p.m. EDT USA vs. the World Men 4×100 Presented by Nike
1:15 p.m. EDT USA vs. the World Women Sprint Medley Presented by USATF
2:05 p.m. EDT USA vs. the World Men Distance Medley Presented by USATF
2:35 p.m. EDT USA vs. the World Women 4×400 Presented by Nike
2:52 p.m. EDT USA vs. the World Men 4×400 Presented by Nike
USA vs. The World – Relay Pools (listed alphabetically)