A total of 55 athletes will represent the USA at the inaugural IAAF World Relays in Nassau, The Bahamas, on 24-25 May as the relays powerhouse will field squads in all events.
The men’s and women’s 4x400m teams are especially impressive, with 2013 world champions Tony McQuay, LaShawn Merritt and David Verburg in the pool, as well as Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor, an accomplished 400m runner during his college years, NCAA champion Torrin Lawrence and Clayton Parros, who was a member of the 4x400m pool at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland.
On the women’s side, Olympic gold medallists Sanya Richards-Ross, Natasha Hastings and Dee Dee Trotter are in the relay team, as well as two-time world medallists Joanna Atkins, Jessica Beard and Monica Hargrove.
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US TEAM FOR NASSAU
4x100m: Marvin Bracy, Trell Kimmons, Calesio Newman, Mike Rodgers, Mookie Salaam, Charles Silmon
4x200m: Walter Dix, Curtis Mitchell, Maurice Mitchell, Wallace Spearmon
4x400m: Torrin Lawrence, Tony McQuay, LaShawn Merritt, Clayton Parros, Christian Taylor, David Verburg
4x800m: Robby Andrews, Brandon Johnson, Michael Rutt, Duane Solomon, Mark Wieczorek
4x1500m: Pat Casey, Garrett Heath, Will Leer, Leo Manzano, David Torrence
4x100m: Alexandria Anderson, Tianna Bartoletta, Lakeisha Lawson, Barbara Pierre, Stacey-Ann Smith
4x200m: Tori Bowie, Paris Daniels, Kimberlyn Duncan, Bianca Knight, Tawanna Meadows, Shalonda Solomon, Jeneba Tarmoh
4x400m: Joanna Atkins, Jessica Beard, Monica Hargrove, Natasha Hastings, Sanya Richards-Ross, DeeDee Trotter
4x800m: Geena Gall-Lara, Charlene Lipsey, Brenda Martinez, Chanelle Price, Ajee Wilson
4x1500m: Kate Grace, Heather Kampf, Katie Mackey, Morgan Uceny, Sara Vaughn