Jordan Hasay and Reggie Wyatt to Compete at The Home Depot Center May 16
Carson, CA (May 7, 2009) – The adidas Track Classic, one of the premier track and field meets in the country, has added two of the United States’ top high school runners to its already elite field, meet officials announced today.
Jordan Hasay, 17, a resident of San Luis Obispo, California, is already one of the most decorated American high school distance runners in history. The 2008 High School Track & Field Athlete of the year, Hasay qualified for the 1500m final at the U.S. Olympic trials last summer and set a new high school national record of 4:14.50 in that race. One year earlier, Hasay captured the silver medal in the 1500m at the World Youth Championships.
In addition, she is a two-time Footlocker National champion, four-time California State Champion in cross country, three-time California State Champion in the 3200m, two-time USA Track & Field Cross Country junior national champion and has also been selected to three USATF Junior National teams. She will be competing in the 1500m at the adidas Track Classic.
Wyatt, 18, from Riverside, California has also enjoyed a stellar prep career. Like Hasay, Wyatt won silver medal as a high school sophomore at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic and was the runner-up to national high school record holder Jeshua Anderson in the 300m hurdles at the California State Championships.Last year, Wyatt was the fastest high schooler in the country in the 300m hurdles with a blistering 35.71A and placed sixth in the 400m hurdles at the 2008 adidas Track Classic, a effort he is looking to improve on in 2009.Featuring some of the best athletes from across the globe, the adidas Track Classic has showcased track and field superstars from more than two dozen nations, including World Champions Tyson Gay, Jeremy Wariner, Allyson Felix, Meseret Defar and Veronica Campbell-Brown.
Among the biggest changes to this year’s event will be a move to an evening program that will allow for world class times in the middle and long distance races, while still taking advantage of Southern California’s warmth and the Home Depot Center’s fast track for the sprints. The meet will begin at 4 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. PDT.
Produced by Global Athletics & Marketing, Inc., the adidas Track Classic is the third stop on USA Track & Field’s Visa Championship Series.
Tickets, from $40 (finish line) down to $10, are now available by calling Ticketmaster at 213-480-3232 or visiting www.Ticketmaster.com. For group sales, call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS.
Visit the event website at www.adidasTrackClassic.com for updates and more information.