NJ's Wilson, Thompson, Hall, Pagano, Mahoney on Team USA


Five athletes from New Jersey, led by two Olympians, will represent the U.S. track and field team at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Senior Championships Aug 10-12 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Canada.

On the women's side, Ajee' Wilson (Neptune High School) will run the 800, and Marielle Hall (Haddonfield High School) and Sarah Pagano (Immaculate Heart Academy) will both run the 10,000.

The Garden Staters on the men's squad are Curtis Thompson (Florence High School) in the javelin, and Travis Mahoney (Old Bridge High School) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Wilson, a 2016 Olympian in the 800, ran an American 800 record of 1:55.61 in Monaco last summer. She was second at the Indoor World Championships this past March, and placed third in the 800 at the 2017 World Outdoor Championships.    

Hall, the 2014 NCAA 5K champion for Texas, was a member of the 2016 Olympic team in the 10K and a finalist in the 5K at the 2015 World Championships. Her 10K PR is 31:37.45.

Pagano has a 10K PR of  31:56.43.

Thompson, the No. 16 javelin thrower in U.S. history, won the US National javelin title with a throw of 249-3 this past June in his first competition in almost a year. He red-shirted this past year. In 2016, Thompson won the NCAA championship for Mississippi State and placed second at the Olympic Trials with a PR of 271-11, the No. 2 throw in Olympic Trials history.


Mahoney, coming off a 3:59.06 mile (his 8th sub 4) at this past Tuesday's Sub 4 at The Shore Challenge, has a PR of 8:25.44 in the steeplechase.

The U.S. team, which is comprised of 93 athletes, includes Keni Harrison, the American and world record holder in the 100 hurdles, Sandi Morris, the American record holder in the pole vault, and Deanna Price, the American record holder in the hammer throw.  

On July 27, Morris leapt to a world-leading vault of 4.95m/16-2.75 just five centimeters shy of her personal best. Harrison, the 100m hurdles world record holder, hurdled her way to an event world lead of 12.36 at Diamond League in London.

Price (Moscow Mills, Missouri) currently holds the third best throw of 2018, which was her American record 256-03 at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, IA. The American record title has bounced back and forth between Price and Gwen Berry during a season in which the two ladies have joined the world ranks in the hammer throw.

On the men's side, Darrell Hill (Darby, Pennsylvania) is coming off his USATF Outdoor Championship title in which he threw 21.57m/70-9.25 in Des Moines. More recently, Hill placed second at both the Athletics World Cup in London (21.43m/70-3.75) and Diamond league Monaco (21.72m/71-3.25).

Lopez Lomong (Lake Oswego, Oregon) is coming off his first USATF Outdoor title since he claimed back-to-back 1500 titles in 2009 and 2010. In June at the USATF Outdoor Championships, Lomong took off with 400 to go, and clocked a 54.16 last lap to win the 10,000m in 28:58.38.

Here is the complete U.S. roster, which was provided by USATF.


2018 NACAC Senior Championships Athlete Roster (by Event)


Men


Women

Event

Athlete Name

Hometown

Event

Athlete Name

Hometown

100m

Kendal Williams

Jacksonville, FL

100m

Jenna Prandini

Clovis, CA

100m

Cameron Burrell

Houston, TX

100m

Dezerea Bryant

Clermont, FL

200m

Terrell Smith

Manhattan, KS

200m

Brittany Brown

Ontario, CA

200m

Andrew Hudson

Lubbock, TX

200m

Phyllis Francis

Bryan, TX

400m

Kahmari Montgomery

Tinley Park, IL

400m

Courtney Okolo

Austin, TX

400m

Michael Cherry

Baton Rouge, LA

400m

Brionna Thomas

West Lafayette, IN

800m

Drew Piazza

Danvers, MA

800m

Ajee Wilson

Philadelphia, PA

800m

Brandon Lasater

Atlanta, GA

800m

Raevyn Rogers

Boston, MA

1500m

Izaic Yorks

Seattle, WA

1500m

Kate Grace

Portland, OR

1500m

Patrick Casey

Flagstaff, AZ

1500m

Rachel Schneider

Flagstaff, AZ

5000m

Hassan Mead

Eugene, OR

1500m

Shannon Osika

Ann Arbor, MI

5000m

Riley Masters

Boulder, CO

5000m

Rachel Schneider

Flagstaff, AZ

5000m

Emmanuel Bor

Colorado Springs, CO

5000m

Lauren Paquette

Memphis, TN

10000m

Elkanah Kibet

Fountain, CO

10000m

Marielle Hall

Mt. Laurel, NJ

10000m

Lopez Lomong

Lake Oswego, OR

10000m

Sarah Pagano

Brighton, MA

10000m

Reed Fischer

Minnetonka, MN

10000m

Rochelle Kanuho

Flagstaff, AZ

3000mSC

Andy Bayer

Bloomington, IN

3000mSC

Mel Lawrence

Bend, OR

3000mSC

Travis Mahoney

Old Bridge, NJ

3000mSC

Emily Oren

Holland, MI

3000mSC

Jordan Mann

Providence, RI

3000mSC

Megan Rolland

Boise, ID

110mH

Devon Allen

Phoenix, AZ

100mH

Keni Harrison

Clayton, NC

110mH

Aleec Harris

Atlanta, GA

100mH

Queen Harrison

Richmond, VA

400mH

Khallifah Rosser

Fontana, CA

400mH

Georganne Moline

Tucson, AZ

400mH

TJ Holmes

St. Petersburg, FL

400mH

Shamier Little

College Station, TX

20k RW

Nick Christie

El Cajon, CA

20k RW

Maria Michta-Coffey

Farmingville, NY

20k RW

Emmanuel Corvera

San Diego, CA

20k RW

Katie Burnett

Bellevue, WA

20k RW

John Cody Risch

Grand Rapids, MI

20k RW

Robyn Stevens

Summerlin, NV

HJ

Trey Culver

Lubbock, TX

HJ

Liz Patterson

Santa Cruz, CA

HJ

Jeron Robinson

Houston, TX

HJ

Loretta Blaut

Cincinnati, OH

PV

Cole Walsh

Glendale, AZ

PV

Sandi Morris

Fayetteville, AR

PV

Scott Houston

Oak Ridge, NC

PV

Katie Nageotte

Moscow, ID

LJ

Damarcus Simpson

Eugene, OR

LJ

Sha'keela Saunders

Lexington, KY

LJ

Marquis Dendy

Gainesville, FL

LJ

Quanesha Burks

Tuscaloosa, AL

TJ

Chris Benard

Cornona, CA

TJ

Tori Franklin

Oak Park, IL

TJ

Keandre Bates

Gainesville, FL

TJ

Lynnika Pitts

Prairieville, LA

SP

Darrell Hill

Darby, PA

SP

Jessica Ramsey

Boynton Beach, FL

SP

Curtis Jensen

Bloomer, WI

SP

Maggie Ewen

Tempe, AZ

DT

Reggie Jagers

Solon, OH

DT

Maggie Ewen

Tempe, AZ

DT

Mason Finley

Lawrence, KS

DT

Valarie Allman

Longmont, CO

HT

Rudy Winkler

Sand Lake, NY

HT

Deanna Price

Moscow Mills, MO

HT

Alex Young

LaVergne, TN

HT

Brooke Andersen

Vista, CA

JT

Curtis Thompson

Florence, NJ

JT

Ariana Ince

Houston, TX

JT

Capers Williamson

Greer, SC

JT

Bethany Drake

Sandy, OR

4x100 Relay Pool

Kendal Williams

Jacksonville, FL

4x100 Relay Pool

Jenna Prandini

Clovis, CA

4x100 Relay Pool

Cameron Burrell

Houston, TX

4x100 Relay Pool

Dezerea Bryant

Clermont, FL

4x100 Relay Pool

Jeff Demps

Houston, TX

4x100 Relay Pool

Shania Collins

Huntingtown, MD

4x100 Relay Pool

Bryce Robinson

Austin, TX

4x100 Relay Pool

Kiara Parker

Fayetteville, AR

4x100 Relay Pool

Cordero Gray

Arlington,TX

4x400 Relay Pool

Courtney Okolo

Austin, TX

4x400 Relay Pool

Kahmari Montgomery

Tinley Park, IL

4x400 Relay Pool

Brionna Thomas

West Lafayette, IN

4x400 Relay Pool

Michael Cherry

Baton Rouge, LA

4x400 Relay Pool

Briana Guillory

Iowa City, IA

4x400 Relay Pool

Nathan Strother

Knoxville, TN

4x400 Relay Pool

Jasmine Blocker

New Orleans, LA

4x400 Relay Pool

Obi Igbokwe

Conroe, TX

4x400 Relay Pool

Kiana Horton

Waco, TX

4x400 Relay Pool

Myles Pringle

Cincinnati, OH






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