ASICS ELITE ATHLETES SET RECORDS AT USA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD WORLD
Next stop - Moscow
IRVINE, CALIF., June 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ASICS Track & Field athletes
were fierce competitors these past few days at the USA Track & Field event at
Drake Stadium in Des Moines, IA. Despite the challenging weather the athletes
persevered with great performances.
Alysia Montaño qualified with ease for the 800 meters finals. During the final
on Sunday, June 23, 2013 she came out of the blocks strong, built a big lead
and captured the win. She set a new stadium record, and posted the 5th fastest
time in the world with a time of 1:58.67. Montaño is the first woman in
history to win four consecutive national titles in the event. This was her
first competition wearing ASICS head to toe and she dominated every round of
competition throughout this event.
Two-time Olympian Sharon Day secured her second national heptathlon title with
a lifetime-best performance on Friday, June 21, 2013. Day set new personal
records in the 200 at 24.02, long jump at 20 feet, 2.5 inches, javelin at
47.38m/155-5 and 800 at 2:12.12. Day's final score of 6,550 makes her the No.
5 U.S. performer of all-time.
Becky Holliday, pole vaulter placed 3rd at the USA Track & Field
Championships, jumping 4.55 earning a ticket to compete in Moscow.
Next stop for Day, Montaño and Holliday is the Outdoor Track & Field World
Championship event in Moscow, Russia.
The American Record holder in javelin throw, Kara Patterson placed 3rd at the
2013 USA Track & Field Championships. This is her first competition since
receiving ACL surgery early this fall. Paterson's last competition was at the
2012 London Summer Olympics.
After several attempts in discus, this is Russ Winger's first time taking the
podium. He placed 2nd in the men's discus final and secured an opportunity to
chase the standard next month to earn a ticket to compete in the Outdoor Track
& Field World Championships in Moscow.
Triple Jumper, Amanda Smock placed 3rd in USA Track & Field Championship and
will head to Europe to chase the standard for an opportunity to compete in
"The ASICS team had amazing performances despite difficult competition
conditions, said ASICS America Athlete Manager, Annie Adams. "I am extremely
proud of all of our athletes and excited for the team heading to Moscow to
represent Team USA and ASICS."
Photos of ASICS Track & Field athletes competing at USA Outdoor Track & Field
Championships are available on ASICS America's Facebook.
Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body," is an old
Latin phrase from which ASICS is derived and the fundamental platform on which
the brand still stands. The company was founded more than 60 years ago by
Kihachiro Onitsuka and is now a leading designer and manufacturer of
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