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US Open Track & Field Competitors Face Off at Madison Square Garden

US Open Track & Field Competitors Face Off at Madison Square Garden 1 World indoor champion Lolo Jones, sprint sensation Asafa Powell and Olympic gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown headline the year’s first major US professional track and field meet in New York Jan. 28, 2012.

A stacked field of competitors will face off at Madison Square Garden for USA Track & Field’s 2012 Visa Championship series.

Ticket are available at the Madison Square Garden box office or via Ticketmaster. The U.S. Open Track & Field will be televised Jan. 29 on ESPN2. Among the events featured are:

Men’s Events

  • 50 meters: Trell Kimmons (USA), Kimmari Roach (JAM), Asafa Powell (JAM), Justin Gatlin (USA), Daniel Bailey (ANT), Nesta Carter (JAM)
  • 600 yards: Bershawn Jackson (USA), Renny Quow (TRI), Greg Nixon (USA), Tabarie Henry (UVI)
  • Mile: Bernard Lagat (USA), Silas Kiplagat (KEN), Henok Legesse (ETH), Daniel Komen Kipchirchir (KEN), Anthony Famiglietti (USA), Matt Elliott (USA)
  • 50-meter hurdles: Aries Merritt (USA), David Oliver (USA), Terrence Trammell (USA), Jeff Porter (USA), Dwight Thomas (USA), Omo Osaghae (USA)
  • Shot Put: Christian Cantwell (USA), Adam Nelson (USA), Ryan Whiting (USA), Cory Martin (USA)
  • High Jump: Jesse Williams (USA), Dusty Jonas (USA), Jamie Nieto (USA), Jim Dilling (USA)

Women’s Events

  • 50 meters: Bianca Knight (USA), Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM), Alexandria Anderson (USA), Tehesia Harrigan (IVB), Jessica Young (USA), Gloria Asumnu (NGR)
  • 500 yards: Monica Hargrove (USA), Jasmine Chaney (USA), Keshia Baker (USA), Davita Prendergast (JAM)
  • 800 meters: Ajee Wilson (USA), Fantu Magiso (ETH), Jessica Smith (CAN)
  • Mile: Anna Pierce (USA), Stephanie Garcia (USA), Lauren Hagans (USA), Brenda Martinez (USA)
  • 50-meter hurdles: Kellie Wells (USA), Lolo Jones (USA), Dawn Harper (USA), Tiffany Porter (GBR), Nia Ali (USA), Ginnie Crawford (USA)
  • Pole Vault: Jenn Suhr (USA), Becky Holliday (USA), Jillian Schwartz (ISR), Lacy Jansen (USA), Mary Saxer (USA), Janice Keppler (USA)
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