Erdmann's Stellar Season to Continue

June 19, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Junior All-American, Tara Erdmann will continue an already decorated track season into the summer for the USATF National Championships. Erdmann will race the 10,000meters this next week in Des Moines, and then represent team USA in the 5000meters in the Under-23 NACAC (North American, Central American, Caribbean) Championships in July.

Just last week, Erdmann placed 6th at the NCAA track and field championships to garner All-American honors, the first ever for an LMU female track and field athlete. This season Erdmann set four school records, has been nationally ranked in all four distances (1500m, 3000m, 5k, 10k), placed in the top five at NCAA west regional Championships and become and All-American with a 6th place finish at NCAA Nationals. With this resume, Erdmann is regarded as one of the best distance athletes in the nation.

As one of the few west coast athletes invited to represent the USA in the under-23 NACAC (North American, Central American, Caribbean) Championships in July, Erdmann will be part of a USA team including athletes from historically prestigious track programs such as Kansas, Florida State, Clemson, Miami, Arizona State and West Virginia. From the west coast Nicole Blood of Oregon will join Erdmann to represent the USA in the 5k. Erdmann is the only athlete from the West Coast Conference from the men or women's team to be invited to the USA Track and Field Championships and will be in elite company.

Women's Team
100m- Jeneba Tarmoh (TAM), Kenyanna Wilson (LSU)
200m- Candice McGrone (FSU), Tiffany Townsend (BU)
400m- Shelise Williams (Ark), Ebony Collins (Unat)
800m- Christina Rodgers (UA), Anna Layman (WSU)
1500m- Ashley Verplank (UNC), Keri Bland (WVU)
3000m SC- Rebeka Stowe (KU), Stephanie Garcia (UVA)
5000m- Nicole Blood (Ore.), Tara Erdmann (Loy.-Mary)
10,000m- Amanda Goetschius (UNCC), Sarah Porter (WWU)
100m Hurdles- T'erra Brown (Miami), Michaylin Golladay (Clemson)
400m Hurdles- T'erra Brown (Miami), Tameka Jameson (Miami)
High Jump- Amber Kaufman (UH), April Sinkler (Clemson)
Pole Vault- Melissa Gergel (Ore.), Rachel Laurent (LSU)
Long Jump- April Sinkler (Clemson), Lauryn Newson (LCC)
Triple Jump- April Sinkler (Clemson), Ashika Charan (TAM)
Shot Put- Anna Jelmini (ASU), Karen Shump (OU)
Discus- Anna Jelmini (ASU), Jeneva McCall (SIU)
Hammer- Jeneva McCall (SIU), Gwen Berry (SIU)
Javelin- Marissa Tschida (WSU), Brittany Borman (OU)
Heptathlon- Kiani Profit (UMD), Dorcas Akinniyi (UW)

 

 

4x1 Relay Pool- Jeneba Tarmoh, Kenyanna Wilson, Terra Evans, Candice McGrone, Amber Purvis, Tiffany Townsend
4x4 Relay Pool- Shelise Williams, Ebony Collins, Amber Purvis, T'erra Brown, Tameka Golladay, Tiffany Townsend

Men's Team
100m- Luther Ambrose (LA-M), Maurice Mitchell (FSU)
200m- Curtis Mitchell (TAM), Brandon Byram (FSU)
400m- Tavaris Tate (Miss St.), Joey Hughes (USC)
800m- Cory Primm (UCLA), Charles Jock (Cal-Ir)
1500m- Ben Blankenship (Minn), Cory Nanni (Duke)
3000m SC- Don Cabral (Prin.), TBD
5000m- Mike Crouch (QUC), TBD
10,000m- Ahmed Osman (NAU), Colin Mickow (ILL)
110m Hurdles- Ronnie Ash (OU), Johnny Dutch (SC)
400m Hurdles- Johnny Dutch (SC), Jeshua Anderson (WSU)
High Jump- Ricky Robertson (Miss.), Paul Hamilton (Neb.)
Pole Vault- Jordan Scott (KU), Jack Whitt (ORU)
Long Jump- Christian Taylor (UF), Chris Phipps (Neb.)
Triple Jump- Christian Taylor (UF), Josh Como (CSU-LA)
Shot Put- Kurt Roberts (Ashland), Aaron Studt (Minn.)
Discus- Nick Jones (AC), Mason Finley (KU)
Hammer- Walter Henning (LSU), Chris Cralle (Unat)
Javelin- Cooper Thompson (USC), Brian Moore (UGA)
Decathlon- Nick Adcock (Mizz), Gray Horn (UF)

4x1 Relay Pool- Luther Ambrose, Maurice Mitchell, Curtis Mitchell, Brandon Byram, Fred Rose, Ronnie Ash
4x4 Relay Pool- Tavaris Tate, Joey Hughes, O'Neal Wilder, LeJerald Betters, Jeshua Anderson, Charles Jock, Curtis Mitchell

To follow the USATF Championships online go to USATF.org

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