Ali, Bryant And Crawford Named To Team USA For Pan Am Games|
Sept. 20, 2011
Former USC track and field athletes Nia Ali, Noah Bryant and Virginia Crawford (Powell) will represent the United States at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico from Oct. 24-29 it was announced on Sept. 19 by the United States of American Track and Field organization (USATF).
Ali and Powell will run the women's 100m high hurdles for Team USA, while Bryant will compete in the men's shot put.
Ali won the 2011 NCAA championship in the women's 100m HH with a wind-aided PR of 12.63 in the finals on June 11. Ali ranks second all-time in the event (12.73) by a Trojan female to Crawford, who won the 2005 and 2006 NCAA titles and owns the USC and collegiate record with a time of 12.48.
Bryant is the USC record-holder in the shot put with a best collegiate mark of 67-5.50 and won the NCAA title in the event in 2007.