2008 USA Top Five List, May 20, 2008, courtesy of USA Track & Field, Notes by Larry Eder

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One of the ironic things about Jenn Stuczynski's AR last year was that about ten of us saw it, as it was in the middle of the world record women's two mile, I believe. This year, Jenn had the announcing of Mr. Scott Davis and she looked fantastic! She is in a different league this year and she, in my mind will break the World Record this summer. Should be fun to see!

It was also great to see the trailblazer of the pole vault, Stacy Dragila, jumping well again, she cleared 4.47 m or 14-8 and she looked good, no achilles injuries. She should be in 4.65-4.67m shape by the Trials and in the real hunt for an Olympic team position. We wish her well.

While I truly enjoy Tyson Gay, and Kerron Clement and Jeremy Wariner, there is always a soft spot for Darvis Patton. Just a nice guy who works his butt off and he ran a great race at the adidas Track Classic.

I have not said much about Jon Rankin, who is really coming into his own and is healthy, we wish him luck this year. That 1,500 meters at the adidas TC was a good prep for running an Olympic heat. Hone those elbows and remember, they won't be calling anything back in Beijing.

2008 USA TOP 5 LIST - as of May 20
Top five performers in each event in 2008
(i=indoor performance)


MEN

100m
9.96 Travis Padgett
10.05 Tyson Gay
10.05 Trindon Holliday
10.06 Mike Rodgers
10.06 Darvis Patton

200m
20.00 Tyson Gay
20.08 LaShawn Merritt
20.19i Wallace Spearmon
20.25 Xavier Carter
20.36i Rubin Williams
20.36 Shawn Crawford

400m
44.34 LaShawn Merritt
44.42 Jeremy Wariner
44.77 Lionel Larry
44.82 Jordan Boase
45.01 LeJerald Betters

800m
1:46.27 James Hatch
1:46.48i Nick Symmonds
1:46.58 Jeremy Mims
1:46.83 Andrew Wheating
1:46.95i Khadevis Robinson

1500m
3:35.14 Bernard Lagat
3:36.36 Lopez Lomong
3:36.61 Jon Rankin
3:38.11 Will Leer
3:38.60 Andrew Wheating

3000m Steeplechase
8:24.34 Anthony Famiglietti
8:32.12 Andy Smith
8:32.65 Brian Olinger
8:36.17 Jacques Sallberg
8:36.44 Billy Nelson

5000m
13:16.29 Bernard Lagat
13:18.46 Brent Vaughn
13:23.79 Abdi Abdirahman
13:30.09 Jorge Torres
13:30.25 Sean Quigley

10,000m
27:48.06 Scotty Bauhs
27:50.48 Fasil Bizuneh
28:03.72 Sean Quigley
28:16.47 Ian Dobson
28:19.48 Matt Downin

110m Hurdles
12.95 David Oliver
13.28 Ryan Wilson
13.29 Anwar Moore
13.30 Aubrey Herring
13.31 Jason Richardson

400m Hurdles
47.79 Kerron Clement
48.32 Bershawn Jackson
48.53 Justin Gaymon
48.68 Johnny Dutch
48.84 Michael Tinsley

20km Race Walk
1:30:30 Patrick Stroupe
1:30:51 John Nunn
1:32:04 Michael Tarantino
1:32:49 Tim Seaman
1:34:47 Christopher Tegtmeier

50km Race Walk
4:05:10 Philip Dunn
4:14:30 Matthew Boyles
4:18:46 Benjamin Shorey
4:22:16 Stephen Quirke
4:42:00 Raymond Sharp

4x100m Relay
38.51 Team adidas
38.63 USA Blue
38.67 LSU
38.72 USA OTC
38.79 USA Red

4x400m Relay
2:59.71 USA Blue-Penn
3:00.65 Waco All-Stars
3:01.12 USA Red-Penn
3:02.38 Baylor
3:02.60 USA Blue-TSU Relays

High Jump
2.36/7-8.75 Dusty Jonas
2.33/7-7.75 Andra Manson
2.32i/7-7.25i Jesse Williams
2.30/7-6.5 Scott Sellers
2.27i/7-5.25 Jamie Nieto

Pole Vault
5.85i/19-2.25 Brad Walker
5.80i/19-0.25 Derek Miles
5.75/18-10.25 Mark Hollis
5.71i/18-8.75 Jeremy Scott
5.70i/18-8.25 Jeff Hartwig
5.70i/18-8.25 Tommy Skipper
5.70i/18-8.25 Toby Stevenson

Long Jump
8.30/27-2.75 Brian Johnson
8.24/27-0.5 Dwight Phillips
8.18/26-10 Miguel Pate
8.17/26-9.75 Reindell Cole
8.12i/26-7.75 Norris Frederick

Triple Jump
17.22/56-6 Rafeeq Curry
17.13i/56-2.5 Aarik Wilson
17.04/55-11 Kenta Bell
16.96/55-7.75 Brandon Roulhac
16.80/55-1.5 Allen Simms

Shot Put
22.40i/73-6 Adam Nelson
22.18i/72-9.25 Christian Cantwell
21.73i/71-3.5 Ryan Whiting
21.49i/70-6.25 Reese Hoffa
21.29i/69-10.25 Russ Winger

Discus
66.35/217-8 Ian Waltz
65.84/216-0 Jason Young
65.61/215-3 Michael Robertson
65.12/213-8 Jarred Rome
64.99/213-2 John Godina

Hammer Throw
78.68/258-2 A.G. Kruger
75.08/246-4 Kevin McMahon
74.84/245-6 Michael Mai
74.75/245-3 Kibwe Johnson
73.81/242-2 Travis Nutter

Javelin
83.74/274-9 Leigh Smith
82.21/269-8 Mike Hazle
81.72/268-1 Chris Hill
81.65/267-10 Corey White
80.20/263-1 Adam Montague

Decathlon
8371 Trey Hardee
8106 Mustafa Abdur-Rahim
8017 Chris Helwick
8010 Jangy Addy
7803 Mike Morrison


WOMEN

100m
10.93 Allyson Felix
11.01 Marshevet Hooker
11.10 Alexandria Anderson
11.10 Torri Edwards
11.10 Muna Lee

200m
22.29 Porscha Lucas
22.30 Muna Lee
22.40i Bianca Knight
22.47 Carmelita Jeter
22.49 Marshevet Hooker

400m
49.83 Allyson Felix
50.41 Mary Wineberg
50.47 Sanya Richards
50.80 Natasha Hastings
51.09 Jessica Beard

800m
1:59.82 Hazel Clark-Riely
2:00.57 Alysia Johnson
2:01.73i Nicole Teter
2:02.04 Erin Donohue
2:02.72 Anna Willard

1500m
4:01.61 Shannon Rowbury
4:04.94 Christin Wurth-Thomas
4:08.43 Lindsey Gallo
4:08.54 Brie Felnagle
4:08.84 Jenelle Deatherage

3000m Steeplechase
9:37.73 Anna Willard
9:41.41 Lindsey Anderson
9:43.57 Delilah DiCrescenzo
9:45.38 Emily Brown
9:51.08 Carrle Messner-Vickers

5000m
15:12.55 Lauren Fleshman
15:19.57 Emily Brown
15:22.51 Arianna Lambie
15:25.47 Molly Huddle
15:28.04 Christin Wurth-Thomas

10,000m
30:34.49 AR Shalane Flanagan
31:27.12 Molly Huddle
31:30.31 Jennifer Rhines
32:07.84 Amy Yoder-Begley
32:11.13 Lisa Koll

100m Hurdles
12.47 Damu Cherry
12.64 Joanna Hayes
12.65 Lolo Jones
12.71 Kellie Wells
12.71 Candice Davis

400m Hurdles
53.99 Lashinda Demus
54.21 Christine Spence
54.97 Tiffany Ross-Williams
55.16 Queen Harrison
55.37 Nicole Leach

20km Race Walk
1:36:19 Teresa Vaill
1:38:37 Joanne Dow
1:39:02 Susan Armenta
1:40:53 Sam Cohen
1:41:48 Stephanie Casey

4x100m Relay
42.25 USA Red-Texas Relays
42.57 USA Red-Penn
42.59 LSU
42.64 USA Blue-Penn
42.69 Texas A&M

4x400m Relay
3:22.16 USA Blue-Penn
3:23.49 USA Red-Texas Relays
3:25.71 USA Blue-Texas Relays
3:26.84 USA Silver-Texas Relays
3:27.98 USA Red-Penn

High Jump
1.98/6-6 Chaunté Howard
1.95i/6-4.75 Amy Acuff
1.95/6-4.75 Sharon Day
1.92/6-3.5 Deirdre Mullen
1.90/6-2.75 Ifoma Olausson
1.90/6-2.75 Gwen Wentland

Pole Vault
4.90/16-0.75 Jenn Stuczynski
4.64i/15-2.75 Lacy Janson
4.64i/15-2.75 Jillian Schwartz
4.63/15-2.25 April Steiner
4.60/15-1 Erin Asay

Long Jump
6.93/22-9 Brittney Reese
6.91/22-8 Funmi Jimoh
6.68/21-11 Grace Upshaw
6.67/21-10.75 Akiba McKinney
6.65/21-10 Jenny Adams

Triple Jump
14.20i/46-7.25 Erica McLain
14.17/46-6 Shani Marks
14.09/46-2.75 Shakeema Welsch
13.66/44-9.75 Crystal Manning
13.66/44-9.75 Simi Adeagbo

Shot Put
18.79/61-7.75 Jessica Pressley
18.45i/60-6.5 Liz Wanless
18.11i/59-5 Jill Camarena
18.03i/59-2 Abby Ruston
17.99/59-0.25 Michelle Carter

Discus
66.17/217-1 Stephanie Trafton
63.69/208-11 Suzy Powell
63.05/206-10 Aretha Thurmond
63.03/206-9 Becky Breisch
61.99/203-4 Cecilia Barnes

Hammer Throw
70.19/230-3 Amber Campbell
68.79/225-8 Brittany Riley
68.58/225-0 Bethany Hart
68.46/224-7 Britney Henry
68.31/224-1 Jessica Pressley

Javelin
61.56/202-0 Kara Patterson
59.31/194-7 Dana Pounds
58.31/191-3 Kim Kreiner
58.25/191-1 Rachel Yurkovich
57.58/188-11 Ruby Radocaj

Heptathlon
6307 Jackie Johnson
6190 Diana Pickler
5990 Julie Pickler
5855 Liz Roehrig
5788 Fiona Asigbee

Courtesy of USA Track & Field, please click on to http://www.usatf.org

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