A US team will compete against an AVIVA Great Britain & Northern Island team over nine track & jumping events. Nova event manager Andy Caine is picking the teams, and has announced several of the US competitors, which include Carmelita Jeter, who took gold in the 100m, silver in the 200m and shared a gold in the 4 x 100m relays in Daegu, Korea.
gold medalist, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Jason Richardson, 2011 WC 110m hurdles, gold medalist, photo by PhotoRun.net
USA STAR SPANGLED TEAM FOR GREAT NORTH CITYGAMES MATCH AGAINST HOST NATION
CityGames match against an Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team
on NewcastleGateshead Quaysides on 17 September is beginning to firm
In addition to newly crowned World 100m and long jump champions
Carmelita Jeter and Dwight Phillips, Dawn Harper, the reigning Olympic
100m hurdles gold medalist and David Oliver, third at the same 2008
Beijing Games, USA selectors have added further names.
They include Jason Richardson, winner of an explosive 110m hurdles
title in Daegu, where Cuba’s world record holder Dayron Robles was
disqualified and Danielle Carruthers claimed a surprise 100m hurdles
“They’re taking the meeting very seriously as of course is the Aviva
Great Britain and Northern Ireland team who will release their side in
the next couple of days,” said Andy Caine, elite athletes manager for
the nine event program of track and jumping events.
Caine, just returned from the Championships, added: “Some of the
American’s who are competing here produced awesome performances. Jeter
won the 100m and took silver in the 200m. Phillips celebrated winning a
fourth World title.”
Richardson was a revelation with his high hurdles win, while Harper
showed her best form since her Olympic Games victory when she and
Carruthers, in arguably the best track event in Daegu, set lifetime
bests and in a photo-finish placed second and third.
“I’ll be in Zurich on Thursday for the Weltklasse meet there and
hopefully the USA selectors will fill in the missing names and we’ll
have a finalised team from them.” continued Caine.
The Great North CityGames will be broadcast live by the BBC and takes
place a day before the Bupa Great North Run, the world’s biggest half
marathon from Newcastle to South Shields.
Team USA (additions to be made)
100 Trell Kimmons
2 Miles Scott Bauhs
110h David Oliver, Jason Richardson
Long Jump Dwight Phillips
150 Carmelita Jeter
100H Dawn Harper, Danielle Carruthers
PV April Steiner Bennett, Becky Holliday
1 Mile Gabe Anderson
The Great North CityGames are brought to you by event organizers Nova International.
Nova International, headed by Olympic medallist Brendan Foster, is
one of the UK’s leading event management and sports marketing agencies.
The company’s current brand portfolio also includes some of the biggest
running events in the world, all based on the Bupa Great North Run, the
world’s biggest half marathon with 54,000 entries.
Nova International was established in 1988 and has a strong sporting
pedigree. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Nova has established itself as a
market leader in the world of sports marketing and event management.
For more information please visit www.greatrun.org.