10 June, 2015

Fields Set for adidas Boys’ and Girls’ Dream 100

U.S. leaders Norman, Hill Headline Sprint at Saturday’s adidas Grand Prix

NEW YORK CITY (June 9, 2015)—Sprint stars Michael Norman and Candace Hill lead the fields for Saturday’s adidas Boys’ and Girls’ Dream Miles, organizers have announced.  

Last weekend, Norman (Vista Murietta, CA) notched a spectacular double at the California state high school championships, winning the 200 meters in 20.30 and 400 meters in 45.19. Both are the fastest times in the U.S. this year, and Norman’s time in the 200 meters ranks as #6 on the U.S. prep all-time list.

Hill (Rockdale Co., CA), leads the nation at both 100 meters (11.30) and 200 meters (23.05) and is the 2014 national outdoor champion at both distances.

They and the rest of the Boys’ and Girls’ Dream 100 fields will join headliners Usain Bolt, David Rudisha, Blanka Vlašić, Jenn Suhr, and Ajeé Wilson at the 11th-annual adidas Grand Prix on Saturday. Backstretch and newly added standing room tickets for the event are still available at www.adidasgrandprix.com or by calling 1-877-849-8722.

Challenging Norman in the Boys’ Dream 100 will be:

Tavien Feaster (Spartanburg, SC), #8 U.S. at 100m (10.42) and state champion at 100m and 200m;

Darryl Haraway (DeMatha Catholic, MD), whose time of 10.20 in winning the 2014 outdoor national title was #2 in the nation last year;

Devin Quinn (Charlotte, FL), 2015 state 100m champion, Golden South Classic Champion;

Ian Mack (Grand Valley, NV), state 100m champion and #9 on the U.S. list with a 10.44;

Micah Beaver (Raymore Peculiar, MO), Kansas Relays Champion;

Anton Porter (Mount St. Michael, NY), New York Relays Champion; and

Cravont Charleston (Mallard Creek, NC), adidas Raleigh Relays Champion

Lining up against Hill in the Girls’ Dream 100 will be:

Khalifa St. Fort (St. Thomas Aquinas, FL), #4 in the U.S. at 100m (11.43), Golden South Classic Champion;

Teahna Daniels (First Academy, FL), runner-up in 2014 Dream 100, wind-aided time of 11.15 (+2.4) ties her with Hill (+2.9) for 2015 #1 in the U.S. under all conditions;

Shaneil English (St. Jago, JAM), 2015 CARIFTA Under-18 Champion, 200m;

Taylor Bennett (Klein Collins, TX), #7 U.S. 200m (23.46), 2015 state champion at 100m;

Sydnei Murphy (Apex, NC), adidas Raleigh Relays Champion, #10 U.S. in the long jump;

Shayna Yon (Cherokee Trail, CO), Kansas Relays Champion; and

Halle Hazzard (St. Anthony’s, NY), New York Relays Champion.

Fields for the 2015 Boys’ and Girls’ Dream 100 were chosen from at-large bids as well as the winners of five qualifying meets: adidas Raleigh Relays, adidas Azusa Meet of Champions, Kansas Relays, New York Relays, and Golden South Classic.

One of the premier track-and-field events in the world, the adidas Grand Prix has
hosted two World Records and 22 National Records, and its fans have witnessed almost a dozen performances that were the fastest ever recorded on U.S. soil.

The seventh stop on the international IAAF Diamond League circuit, the adidas Grand Prix is in its 11th year at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island, in conjunction with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance. The latest news, photos and information on the event can be found at www.adidasgrandprix.com and here on Facebook and Twitter, @adidasgrandprix, #AGPNYC.

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