USA Roster and Preview For 2019 Pan Am Games

USA announced the team to represent the country at the 2019 Pan American Games, July 26-August 11, in Lima, Peru.

Mike Rodgers of USA

INDIANAPOLIS – Olympians, world champions and national champions have been selected to represent the U.S. at the 2019 Pan American Games, July 26-August 11, in Lima, Peru.

Lima has made the Games the largest in history, by hosting the competition across 14 districts in Lima and Callao.

The men’s and women’s 20k race walk will be the first athletics event of the Games, held on August 4. The remainder track and field competition will take place August 6-11 at Athletics Stadium, in the Villa Deportiva Nacional Videna cluster, with the marathon on July 27 and walks being held at Parque Kennedy. The full schedule can be found here. 

As the third-largest international multisport Games, the 2019 Pan American Games will be home to 6,680 athletes from the 41-member nations of the Pan American Sports Organization. Participating athletes will compete in 39 sports across more than 60 disciplines.

Pan American and Olympic gold medalist Jeff Henderson is featured on the Team USA roster. In Rio he jumped 8.38m/27-6 for the gold and replicated that mark in his first meet this outdoor season.

Three-time USATF Outdoors champion and Olympian, Keturah Orji, will be competing in the triple jump. Prior to the Pan Am Games, Orji will be looking to defend her title at the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines on Thursday, July 25.

This will be the second Pan American selection for eight-time outdoor national champion Kara Winger. Winger placed second in the javelin in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. 

Donavan Brazier has been selected for his first Pan American Games. The USATF Indoors and Outdoors champion will be competing in the 800m and 1500m prior to Lima, at the USATF Toyota Outdoor Championships. 

In 2015, Team USATF achieved the country’s best Pan American Games performance in the sport of track & field since 1999, collecting 41 medals: 13 gold, 15 silver and 13 bronze over seven days of competition at both CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium and along the Ontario Place West Channel.

The U.S. women showed their prowess for international games, winning 23 medals while Team USA’s men won 18.  The U.S. crushed the scoring table with 403 points, outscoring home team Canada by 153 points. Brazil was third with 164 points.

Team USATF – 2019 Pan Am Games Roster

Women Men
NameEvent NameEvent
Twanisha Terry100m Mike Rodgers100m
Teahna Daniels100m Cravon Gillespie100m
Angelerne Annelus200m Kenny Bednarek200m
Lynna Irby200m Andrew Hudson200m
Lynna Irby400m Wilbert London400m
Courtney Okolo400m Justin Robinson400m
Athing Mu800m Donavan Brazier800m
Hanna Green800m Bryce Hoppel800m
Alexa Efraimson1500m John Gregorek1500m
Dominique Hiltz1500m Craig Engels1500m
Kim Conley5000m Josef Tessema5000m
Lauren Paquette5000m Tyler Day5000m
Sarah Pagano10,000m Reid Buchanan10,000m
Elaina Tabb10,000m Lawi Lalang10,000m
Sharika Nelvis100m Hurdles Jarret Eaton110m Hurdles
Chanel Brissett100m Hurdles Freddie Crittenden110m Hurdles
Kori Carter400m Hurdles Norman Grimes400m Hurdles
Anna Cockrell400m Hurdles Amere Lattin400m Hurdles
Allie Ostrander3000m Steeplechase Travis Mahoney3000m Steeplechase
Marisa Howard3000m Steeplechase Benard Keter3000m Steeplechase
Morgan SmallsHigh Jump Jeron RobinsonHigh Jump
Nicole GreeneHigh Jump Keenon LaineHigh Jump
Keturah OrjiLong Jump Jeffery HendersonLong Jump
Aliyah WhisbyLong Jump Trumaine JeffersonLong Jump
Bria MatthewsTriple Jump Omar CraddockTriple Jump
Kelly McKeeTriple Jump Chris CarterTriple Jump
Katie NageottePole Vault Chris NilsenPole Vault
Olivia GruverPole Vault Clayton FritschPole Vault
Jessica RamseyShot Put Jordan GeistShot Put
Daniella HillShot Put Olayinka “Josh” AwotundeShot Put
Kelsey CardDiscus Reggie JagersDiscus
Whitney AshleyDiscus Brian WilliamsDicus
Ariana InceJavelin Michael ShueyJavelin
Kara WingerJavelin Curtis ThompsonJavelin
Gwen BerryHammer Sean DonnellyHammer
Brooke AndersonHammer Rudy WinklerHammer
Miranda Melville20k Race Walk Nick Christie20k Race Walk
Robyn Stevens20k Race Walk Nick Christie50k Race Walk
Katie Burnett50k Race Walk Matthew Forgues50k Race Walk
Stephanie Casey50k Race Walk Augustus MaiyoMarathon
Samantha RoeckerMarathon Aaron BraunMarathon
Bethany SachtlebenMarathon Daniel GolubovicDecathlon
Riley CooksHeptathlon Nathan HiteDecathlon
Annie KunzHeptathlon Bryce Robinson4x100m Relay Pool
Shania Collins4x100m Relay Pool Michael Cherry4x400m Relay Pool
Kiara Parker4x100m Relay Pool Mar’Yea Harris4x400m Relay Pool
Shamier Little4x400m Relay Pool   
Jaide Stepter4x400m Relay Pool   
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