Lolo Jones Headlines American Track League Meet in Bloomington
April 30, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Olympian and two-time World Champion Lolo Jones will be part of the first stop of the American Track League series in Bloomington on Friday May 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Billy Hayes Track on the campus of Indiana University.
The American Track League meets are one of a kind and are designed for fan interaction and entertainment. Entertainment will be provided by The Velveteen Playboys and the American Track League Dance Team. Fans will be invited down on the track to the field events for an up close and intimate experience.
Former IU track & field athletes competing include 11-time All-American and NCAA Champion, Andy Bayer and 2010 NCAA runner-up in the 800m Molly Beckwith-Ludlow. Recent World Indoor Champion and World Record Holder and IU alum Kind Butler will also compete in the meet along with De'Sean Turner and Danny Stockberger from Team Indiana Elite.
In addition to Lolo Jones, Olympic Gold Medalist DeeDee Trotter will compete, as will Olympic Silver Medalist Lashina Demus and Olympian and Indiana native Morgan Uceny.
Admission to the meet is free and will also feature a 40-yard dash that is open to anyone. The top non-elite qualifier will get to run in the 100-meter dash against Olympians for a chance at a cash prize of up to $1,000.
Events being contested for the men will be: 100m, 400m, 1500m, 3000m steeplechase, high jump and pole vault. For the women the events will be: 400m, 800m, 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles.
The Billy Hayes Track is located at 1601 North Fee Lane Bloomington, Indiana 47408. Don’t miss out on the inaugural American Track League Meet hosted in Bloomington on Friday May 2. For more information visit www.americantrackleague.com.
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