2011 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships
13th biennial Championships
Daegu, South Korea
Five native Missourians are apart of Team USA while several others with Missouri ties will also be involved. Daegu is 14 hours ahead of Missouri and Central Standard Time.
Team USA Missourians
Connie Price Smith
Head Women’s Coach
St. Charles native, St. Charles High School
Southern Illinois grad
Four Time Olympic Shot Putter
Southern Illinois Track & Field Head Coach
Has the best finish by an American Woman in the Shot Put at the World Championships: 5th 1997
Eldon native, Eldon High School
University of Missouri
5th Outdoor World Championships
Lee’s Summit native, Lee’s Summit High School
University of Wisconsin
3rd Outdoor World Championship: 2007, 2009, 2011
St. Louis native, Riverview Gardens High School
Southeast Missouri State University
2nd Outdoor World Championship: 2005, 2011
4×100 Relay Pool, 200?
Kansas City native, Raytown High School
Florida State University
Will no longer compete in 100 and 4×100 after withdrawing after testing positive for stimulant found in energy drink.
Jenny Barringer Simpson
Iowa & Florida native
Married Liberty MO native, Liberty HS & Truman State U runner Jason Simpson in 2010
Three former Lincoln University National Champions will compete
2nd World Outdoor Championship: 2007, 2011
1st World Outdoor Championship
Trinidad & Tobago
100 & 200
3rd Senior World Championships
Date Time Event Website
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USATF Media Guide Missourian Bios:
Event: Shot Put
PRs: Shot Put – 22.54m/73-11.50 (2004)
Born: September 30, 1980, Jefferson City, Mo.
Current Residence: Columbia, Mo.
High School: Eldon High School, (Eldon, Mo.) ’99
College: Missouri ’03
Coach: Brett Halter
Agent: John Nubani
Career Highlights: 2009 World Outdoor champion; 2008 Olympic silver medalist; 2008 Olympic
Trials runner-up; Three-time World Indoor champion (’04, ’08, ‗10); 2010 USA Outdoor champion;
Four-time U.S. Indoor champion (‘04, ‘07, ’08, ‗10); 2003 World Athletics Final champion; 2010 IAAF
Diamond League champion
One of the more consistent throwers the country has seen in the past decade, Cantwell picked up right
where he left off in 2010, making yet another World Championships team with his runner-up finish at
the 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (21.87m/71-9). He also has two Diamond League
wins to his credit in 2011 at Switzerland (21.83m/71-7.5) and Stockholm (21.70m/71-2.5).
Cantwell entered the 2010 season ranked #1 in the world by Track & Field News, won his fourth USA
Indoor title with a best throw of 21.13m/69-4 at the 2010 Nationals in Albuquerque. The 2010 Indoor
Visa champion, Cantwell won the men’s title and a $30,000 bonus from Visa. Shortly after that,
Cantwell won his third career World Indoor Championships title in Doha, Qatar. Also in 2010, Cantwell
competed in 20 meets where he threw the shot more than 70 feet, and the world leading throws both
indoors and outdoors, and he won the inaugural IAAF Diamond League Championship in his event.
Cantwell captured the first World Outdoor Championship gold medal of his career at the 2009 World
Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany. Cantwell grabbed the early lead in the competition with
his first round throw of 21.54m/70-8. 2008 Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski of Poland wrested the
lead from Cantwell with his fourth-round toss of 21.68m/71-1.50, and increased it in round 5 when he
threw 21.91m/71-10.75. Cantwell needed a clutch performance late in the competition and got it in
round 5 with his winning throw of 22.03m/72-3.50, which was the third best throw in the world that
outdoor season. Cantwell ended the 2009 outdoor season with the three best throws in the world, his
best coming on August 31 in Zagreb with his toss of 22.16m/72-8.50. Cantwell saved his best throw
for last at the 2008 Olympic Games with a mark of 21.09m/69-2.5, to move from fifth to second in
the sixth and final round of throwing in winning the silver medal. Cantwell’s 2008 season got off to a
brilliant start after an up and down 2007 campaign with his third career USA Indoor championship and
second gold medal winning performance at a World Indoor Championships. He also qualified for his
first Olympic team through his runner-up performance at the 2008 Olympic Trials with his toss of
21.71m/71-2.75 on his sixth and final attempt. Cantwell cemented his victory in the men’s shot put at
the 2007 AT&T USA Indoor Championships with his first throw of 21.72meters /71 feet 3.5 inches.
Cantwell had led the 2007 Visa Championship Series since his winning heave of 21.88m/71-9 at the
100th Millrose Games earned him 1,233 points. For his championship performance, Cantwell won
$25,000 from Visa. In 2006, Cantwell posted the top-three outdoor throws in the world, and six of the
top eight throws. Cantwell commanded world attention with his gold medal-winning performance at
the 2004 World Indoor Championships, and by posting the top four throws in the world that outdoor
season before ending the campaign ranked #1 in the world by Track & Field News. Despite his
disappointing fourth place finish at the 2004 Olympic Trials, where he fouled on all but one of his
attempts to end a 14-meet winning streak, Cantwell threw 21.95m/72-0.25 early in the year at
Columbia, which is the best indoor shot put performance by an American since 1989…his outdoor PR
came at the 2004 adidas Oregon Track Classic (22.54/73-11.50)…Cantwell made a huge splash by
winning the 2003 World Athletics Final in Monaco against many of the world‘s best shot putters,
concluding a 2003 season that saw the 23-year-old set a new personal best (21.62/70-11.25) and
break the 70-foot barrier for the second consecutive season…he followed up by winning the 2004 U.S.
& World Indoor titles…Cantwell in 2002 had two throws over 70 feet outdoors, and finished second to
Adam Nelson at USA Indoors with a best of 20.86m/68-5.25…a six-time All-American, three-time Big
12 Champion, and 13-time All-Big 12 performer…named Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2000…scored
20 points at the 2002 Big 12 Championships (shot put – 1st, hammer – 3rd, discus – 5th)…Olympic
Trials qualifier as a freshman…a hotel and restaurant management major at Missouri…owns PRs of
57.19m/187-7 in the hammer and 59.31m/194-7 in the discus. Married Terri Steer in 2005…the
couple had their first child on May 27, 2008, a son named Jackson Daniel.
2011: 2nd at USA Outdoors (21.87m/71-9)… 1st at Switzerland (21.83m/71-7.5) and Stockholm
(21.70m/71-2.5) … 2nd at Monaco (21.23m/69-8)… 3rd at the Prefontaine Classic (21.59m/70.10),
Hengelo (21.15m/69-4.75), and Birmingham (20.86m/68-5.25)… 6th at Doha (20.61m/67-7.5)… 4th
at Rome (21.09m/69-2.5).
2010: World Indoor champ (21.83m/71-7.50)…USA Outdoor champ (21.65m/71-00.5)…USA Indoor
champ (21.13m/69-4)…1st at Pre Classic (21.78m/71-5.5)…1st at Doha (21.82m/71-7.25)… 1st at
Drake Relays (21.69m/71-2)… 1st at Jamaica Invitational (21.50m/70-6.5)…1stat Osaka Grand Prix
(21.34m/70-0.25)…1st at Stockholm (22.09m/72-5.75)…ranked #1 in world by T&FN…best
2009: World Outdoor champion (22.03m/72-3.50)…USA Outdoor champion (21.82m/71-7.25)…1st at
Dakar (21.53m/70-7.75)…2nd at Drake Relays (21.00m/68-10.75)…4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic
(20.99m/68-10.5)…1st at Zagreb (22.16m/72-8.50)…ranked #1 in world by T&FN…best of
2008: Olympic Games silver medalist (21.09m/69-2.50)… World Indoor champ (21.77m/71-
5.25)…2nd at Olympic Trials (21.71m/71-02.75)…3rd at Reebok Grand Prix (20.83m/68-4.25)…1st at
adidas Track Classic (21.39m/70-2.25)… USA Indoor champ (21.51m/70-7)…1st at Modesto Relays
(21.76m/71-4.75)…ranked #2 in world, #1 U.S. by T&FN…best of 21.77m/71-5.25i
2007: 5th at AT&T USA Outdoor Championships (20.14m/66-1)…USA Indoor champion (21.72m/71-
3.5)…Indoor Visa champion…1st at Millrose Games (21.88m/71-9)…2nd at Reebok Boston Indoor
Games (21.36m/70-1)…1st at adidas Track Classic (21.96m/72-0.75)…Nike Prefontaine Classic
champion (21.83m/71-7.5)…ranked #3 in world & U.S. by T&FN…best of 21.96m/72-0.75.
2006: 3rd at USA Outdoor (21.89m/ 71-10)…1st at Gateshead (22.45m/73-8WL)…USA Indoor
runner-up (21.10m/69-2.75)…10th in qualifying at World Indoor Champs (19.90m/65-3.5)…1st at Nike
Prefontaine Classic (22.17m/72-9)… 1st at Drake Relays (22.10m/72-6.25)…ranked #2 in world &
U.S. by T&FN…best of 22.45m/73-8WL.
2005: USA Outdoor champion (21.64m/71-0)…5th at World Outdoor Champs (20.87m/68-5.75)…1st
at Huelva on 6/7 (21.32m/69-11.25)…1st at Seville meet on 6/4 (21.67m/71-1.25)…4th at USA
Indoors (20.57m/67-6)…ranked #6 in world (#4 U.S.) by T&FN…best of 21.67m/71-1.25.
2004: World Indoor champion (21.49m/70-6.25)…USA Indoors champion (21.26m/69-9)…4th at
Olympic Trials (20.56m/67-5.5)…1st at adidas Oregon Track Classic (22.54m/73-11.5PR)… 1st at Nike
Prefontaine Classic (21.74m/71-4)…1st at Home Depot (22.35m/73-4)…1st at Columbia (21.95m/72-
0.25i)…mark was best indoors by an American since 1989…1st at Manhattan (21.11m/69-3.25)…1st at
Drake Relays (20.64m/67-8.75)…1st in SP at Verizon Millrose Games (21.28m/69-9.75)…ranked #1 in
the world by T&FN…best of 22.54m/73-11.5PR.
2003: 1st at World Athletics Final (20.93m/68-8)… 5th at USA Outdoors (20.57m/67-6)…1st at
Salamanca (21.62m/70-11.25)… 2nd at NCAA Outdoors (21.56m/70-9)… 3rd at NCAA Indoors
(20.64m/67-8.75)…best of 21.62m/70-11.25…ranked #8 in the world at SP (#4 U.S.) by T&FN.
2002: 2nd at USA Indoor Championships SP (20.86m/68-5.25PR)…3rd at NCAA Indoors (20.43m/67-
0.5)…3rd at NCAA Outdoors (19.39m/63-7.50)…1st at Univ. of Iowa (21.45m/70-4.5)…1st at Kansas
Relays (21.37m/70-1.50)…1st at Drake Relays (21.06m/69-1.25)…ranked #4 in U.S. at SP by
T&FN…best of (21.45m/70-4.5)
2001: 5th at NCAA Outdoors SP (19.27m/63-2.75)…no mark at USA Outdoors…1st at Big 12 Indoors
SP (19.37m/63-6.75)…14th at NCAA Outdoors HT…3rd at Big 12 HT (57.18m/187-7)…bests of
19.71m/64-8 & 59.30m/194-7.
2000: 7th at NCAA Indoor Championships (18.72m/61-5)…no mark in qualifying at U.S. Olympic
Trials…Big 12 Outdoor SP champ (19.67m/64-6.5)…best of 19.67m/64-6.5.
PRs: 1,500m – 3:34.25 (2007); Mile – 3:56.38 (2006); 3,000m –
7:34.98 (2006); 2 Mile – 8:07.07AR (2007); 5,000m – 12:58.56
(2009); 10,000m – 27:28.22 (2011)
Born: January 19, 1982, in Lee‘s Summit, Mo.
Current Residence: Portland, Ore.
High School: Lee‘s Summit (Mo) HS ‗00
College: Wisconsin ‗05
Coach: Jerry Schumacher
Agent: Tom Ratcliffe
Career Highlights: American two-mile record holder; 2009 USA
Outdoor 5,000m champ; Two-time USA Indoor 3,000m champ
(‘07, ‘08); 4th at 2007 World Outdoor Champs 5,000m; 3-time USA
Outdoors 5,000m runner-up (‘06, ‘07, ‗08); 2011 USA Outdoor runner-up; 2005 USATF Club XC
champion; 5th in Junior race at 2001 World XC Championships; 2001 USA Junior XC champion
In his first year competing in the 10,000m at the elite level, Tegenkamp finished second at the 2011
USA Outdoor Championships and earned his third ever World Outdoor Championships bid. Tegenkamp
qualified for his second World Outdoor Championships team with his first-place finish in the 5,000
meters at the 2009 USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene. Tegenkamp broke the 13-minute barrier
in the 5,000 meters for the first time in his career in 2009 with his 12:58.56 clocking in Brussels on
September 4. Tegenkamp joined Bob Kennedy, Bernard Lagat and Dathan Ritzenhein as the only
Americans ever to accomplish that feat. Tegenkamp‘s surprising fourth-place 5,000m finish at the
2007 World Outdoor Championships propelled him to a year-end world ranking (#10) by Track & Field
News for the first time in his career. With fellow American Bernard Lagat ending the season ranked #4
globally, it marked the first time since 1985 that two Americans ended a season ranked in the top ten
in the world at 5,000 meters since 1985. Tegenkamp‘s 3,000m win at the 2007 USA Indoor
Championships preceded a runner-up finish at the Outdoor Championships in the 5,000m. He also
raised some eyebrows with his American record in the two-mile at the Prefontaine Classic of 8:07.07.
Tegenkamp moved to #4 on the all-time U.S. 5,000m list with a 13:04.90 personal best at the 2006
DN Galan meet in Stockholm, Sweden on July 25, 2006. Also in 2006, Tegenkamp set personal bests
at two other distances: 3:35.96 for 1500m and 3:56.38 for the mile. Tegenkamp first gained
widespread attention in 2001, where at the World Cross Country Championships junior race, which
was won by the great Kenenisa Bekele, he finished fifth. Tegenkamp is a 2005 graduate of the
University of Wisconsin where he struggled with a series of injuries throughout his collegiate career.
After Tegenkamp missed the 2003 cross country season with yet another injury, Wisconsin coach Jerry
Schumacher changed his training regimen, emphasizing shorter, more frequent runs. Tegenkamp
responded quickly in 2004, setting an indoor 5,000m best of 13:44.06 and an outdoor best of
2011: 2nd at USA Outdoors in 10,000m (28:39.97)
2010: 8th at USA Outdoors in 1,500m (3:52.54)…8th at adidas Grand Prix (3:36.12)…13th at Nike
Prefontaine (13:25.09)…ranked #10 in U.S. at 5,000m by T&FN…bests of 3:36.12, 13:25.09.
2009:USA Outdoor 5,000m champion (13:20.57)…8th at World Champs (13:20.23)…7th at Brussels
(12:58.56PR)…ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 12:58.56.
2008: 2nd at Olympic Trials in 5,000m (13:29.68)…13th at Olympic Games (13:33.13)…USA Indoor
3,000m champ (8:02:52)…13th in Brussels (13:25.71)…ranked #2 in U.S. at 5,000m by T&FN…bests
of 3:40.04, 7:40.75, 13:25.71.
2007: 4th at World Outdoors (13:46.78)…USA Outdoor 5,000m runner-up (13:31.31)…USA Indoor
3,000m champ (7:46.08)…3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic 2 mile (8:07.07AR)…8th in 1,500m at
Athens (3:34.25PR)…6th in 3,000m at Monaco (7:37.31)…6th in 1,500m at Heusden (3:36.48)…4th in
3,000m at Stockholm (7:35.68)…bests of 13:07.41, 7:37.31 & 3:34.25.
2006: Runner-up at 5,000m at USA Outdoors (13:15.00)…8th at Stockholm (13:04.90PR)…6th at
Eugene 2-mile (8:16:50)…1st at Madison (3:56.38PR)…7th at Berlin 1,500m (3:35.96PR)…5th at
Monaco (7:34.98PR)…ranked #3 at 1,500m/mile, #3 at 3,000m, #2 at 5,000m in U.S. by T&FN…bests
of 13:04.90, 7:34.98.
2005: 6th at USA Outdoors 5,000m (13:25.36)…1st at 10 km at USATF Club XC Champs (29:47)…5th
in 5,000m at NCAA Outdoors (13:41.07)…Big 10 1,500m champ (3:39.40)…ranked #10 U.S. at
5,000m by T&FN…bests of 13:25.36, 7:43.33.
2004: 3rd in 5,000m at NCAA Outdoors (14:11.45)…2nd at Big 10 Champs…best of 13:30.90.
2003: Injured, did not compete.
2002: Runner-up at Big 10 Champs 5,000m…bests of 7:57.08i, 13:44.77.
PR: 800m – 2:01.20 (2011); 1,500m – 3:59.90CR (2009);
steeplechase – 9:12.50AR (2009)
Born: Aug. 23, 1986, in Webster City, Iowa
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Oviedo (FL) HS ’05
College: Colorado ’09
Coach: Julie Benson
Agent: Ray Flynn
Club: New Balance
Career Highlights: 2011 USA Indoor Champion mile and 3,000m; Two-time USA Outdoor
steeplechase champion (’07, ’09); 2011 USA Outdoor runner-up; 3rd at 2008 Olympic Trials; 3rd at
2010 USA Outdoors in the 5,000m; Three-time NCAA champion (’06, ’08, ’09)
Simpson rebounded from a disappointing 2010 season that ended in injury with her first U.S. title as a
professional athlete. Simpson won both the mile and the 3,000m at the 2011 USA Indoor
Championships. She was second at USA Outdoors to earn a bid for Worlds. At the 2009 World Outdoor
Championships, Barringer came storming from behind over the last 200 meters of the women’s
3,000m steeplechase final to finish fifth in a new American record time of 9:12.50, shattering her
previous American record of 9:22.26 from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Her fifth-place finish is
the highest ever by an American at a World Championships…Also in 2009, Barringer broke collegiate
records indoors in the mile (4:25.91), 3000 (8:42.03) and 5000 (15:01.70), and outdoors in the 1500
(3:59.90), 3000 steeplechase (9:12.50) and 5000 (15:05.25)…Barringer lowered her own American
record in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at the 2008 Olympic Games, the first time the event has
been contested on the Olympic stage. Running a stride ahead of teammate Anna Willard for most of
the race, Barringer finished in 9:22.26 to break her own AR of 9:22.70, set July 20 in Heusden,
Belgium., which was a personal best by almost seven seconds at the KBC Nacht meet in Heusden-
Zolder, Germany. With her third-place finish at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Barringer qualified
for her first Olympic Team. Barringer won her second NCAA title at the 2008 NCAA Championships
when she won the women’s 3,000m steeplechase in a collegiate record 9 minutes 29.20 seconds. It is
the fastest time ever run on American soil and the second fastest time ever run by an American
woman…Barringer burst onto the national scene in winning the women‘s 3,000-meter steeplechase at
the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis. Her winning time of
9:34.64 was the second fastest time ever recorded by an American woman at that time. It was a CU
record, NCAA record and meet record as well. Barringer had a strong showing in her freshman year of
collegiate cross country, finishing in the top-10 in four out of five of her races, the only drop being at
the NCAA Championship where she finished 43rd. At the Big 12 Championship she placed second and
at the NCAA Mountain Region Championship she finished eighth. Barringer was named the Big 12
Newcomer of the Year to go along with all-conference and all-region honors as a freshman. She is a
two-time All-Big 12 and All-Region selection and earned her first All-American cross country finish as a
sophomore. A four-time all-Seminole Athletic Conference, all-region and all-state runner, Barringer is
a five-time 4A Florida State champion on the track and three-time champion in cross country, and the
2005 state finalist for the Wendy‘s Heisman Award and finalist for the Sports Illustrated Got Milk
Award. On the track she is a five-time state champion in the mile and 2-mile distances, holds the state
mark in the mile (4:48) and the all-time state record in the 5k (16:55). Her additional prep records
include the 800 (2:15), mile (4:48), 2-mile (10:18), 3-mile (18:36) as a freshman and 5k (16:55)…a
political science major at Colorado, her hobbies include playing piano and she serves as an interpreter
as she is fluent in sign language. Her volunteer work includes participating in local adopt-a-road
programs, Habitat for Humanity projects as well as volunteering at the Ronald McDonald
House…Married on October 18, 2010.
2011: USA Indoor mile Champion (4:34.96) and 3000m (9:02.20)…2nd at USA Outdoors
(4:05.66)…4th in Madrid (4:07.72)…5th in Monaco (4:03.54)…1st at Drake Relays 1500m
(4:09.56)…2nd at Mt. SAC Relays 5,000m (15:11.49)…6th at USATF HP meet (2:01.20PR)
2010: 3rd at USA Outdoors in the 5,000m (15:33.33)…4th at adidas Grand Prix (4:03.63)…ended
season early due to a stress reaction at the head of her right femur…ranked #4 in the U.S. at 1,500m,
#8 U.S. at 5,000m byT&FN…bests of 4:03.63, 15:33.33.
2009: 5th at World Champs (9:12.50AR)…USA Outdoor champion (9:29.38)…2nd at Nike Prefontaine
Classic (3:59.90CR)…NCAA steeplechase champion (9:25.54)…1st in 5,000m at Stockholm
(15:05.25)…NCAA Indoor 3,000m champion (8:42.03CR)…1st in mile at Big 12 Indoor Champs
(4:25.91CR)…1st at 5,000m at Husky Classic (15:01.70CR)…ranked #6 in the world (#1 U.S.) in the
steeplechase, #4 in the U.S. at 1500m and #3 in the U.S. at 5,000m by T&FN…best of 9:12.50.
2008: 9th at Olympic Games (9:22.26AR)…3rd at Olympic Trials (9:33.11)…1st at Hesden
(9:22.73)…NCAA Outdoor champion (9:29.20)…ranked #10 in the world (#1 U.S.) by T&FN…best of
2007: USA Outdoor champion (9:34.64PR)… 7th in heats at World Outdoors (9:51.04)…7th at NCAA
Outdoors (9:59.81)…ran 9:44.31 at Drake Relays…4th in 5,000m at Stanford (15:48.24) …ranked #2
in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 9:34.64.
2006: NCAA Outdoor champion (9:53.04)…Big 12 runner-up…ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN…best of
2005: 3rd at USA XC Champs junior race…47th at World XC Juniors.
2004: Fla. HS XC champ…Foot Locker Regional XC champ…10th at Foot Locker Nationals…35th at
World XC Juniors.
2003: Fla. HS XC champ…Foot Locker Regional XC champ…3rd at Foot Locker Nationals.
2001: Fla. HS XC champ.
PR: 45.16 (2005)
Born: September 24, 1984
Current Residence: Arlington, Texas
High School: Riverview Garden (St. Louis, Mo.) HS ’03
College: Southeast Missouri State ’07
Coach: Lloyd Edwards
Career Highlights: 2005 World Outdoor 4X400m relay gold medalist;
Five-time NCAA All-American; 11-time OVC champion
2011 has been one of Smith’s most successful post-collegiate years. With a sixth place finish at USA
Outdoors, he qualified for the 4x400m relay pool at the 2011 World Championships, and at Luzern,
Switzerland, he missed a personal best by three-hundredths of a second. After redshirting the 2007
season, Smith finished sixth at the 2008 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor meets, and qualified for Olympic
Trials. In 2006, he finished seventh at NCAA Indoors and followed up that performance with a sixth
place finish at NCAA Outdoors. Smith was named to the Team USA roster for the 2005 IAAF World
Championships after placing sixth in the 400-meters at the USA Track & Field Championships in
Carson, Calif. Smith ran the lead leg for Team USA in the men’s 4x400m relay qualifying and was
awarded a gold medal following Team USA’s victory in the final. Smith set a new personal best in
2005 with his win in Bloomington on May 28 in 45.16. He won All-American honors by placing fifth at
the 2005 NCAA finals in the 400m in a time of 45.16 which set a new school record. He won the 400m
at the OVC championships, 2nd in the 200m at the OVC outdoor and anchored the winning 4x400m
relay team…he was also a national qualifier in the 400m and on the relay team. Indoors in 2005,
Smith was named the OVC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year after winning the OVC indoor 400m in a
time of 48.47, took 2nd in the 200m with a time of 22.04 and anchored the winning 4x400m relay
team. In 2004, Smith was the OVC Champion in the 400m and placed second in the 200m. He also
ran on the 4x100m relay that placed 2nd and 4x400m relay that placed 1st at Outdoor OVC, and ran
on the 4x100m relay that placed 3rd at the Drake Relays. Indoors in 2004 he placed 2nd in the 400m,
6th in the 200m and ran on the 2nd place 4x400m relay at OVC Indoor Championships. In high
school, Smith ran a leg on the Riverview Gardens state championship 4x200m relay team and ran on
the third place 4x400m relay team.
2011: 6th at USA Outdoors (45.34)… 2nd at Stockholm (45.68)… 1st at Luzern (45.19)
2010: 5th at Daegu (45.84)
2009: 8th at USA Outdoors (46.09)
2008: 6th at NCAA Outdoors (45.67)… Olympic Trials qualifier… 6th at NCAA Indoors (46.46)
2006: 6th at NCAA Outdoors (45.92)… 3rd at Mideast Regional (45.57)… 7th at NCAA Indoors
2005: World Outdoor 4X400m relay gold medalist – ran lead leg in qualifying round (3:00.48)…6th at
USA Outdoors (45.25)… 5th at NCAA Outdoors (45.16)… 1st at NCAA Mideast Regional (45.16PR)…
1st at Bloomington (45.16PR)…OVC indoor and outdoor 400m champion…ranked #7 in U.S. by
T&FN…best of 45.16.
2004: OVC Outdoor 400m champion… OVC Outdoor 200m runner-up… OVC Indoor 400m runnerup…
OVC Indoor 6th place at 200m.
Pr: 9.85 (2011)
Born: April 24, 1985
Current Residence: Round Rock, Texas
High School: Berkeley (HS) in St. Louis, Mo.
College: Oklahoma Baptist University ‗06
Coach: Darryl Woodson
Agent: Tony Campbell
Career Highlights: 3rd in 2011 USA Outdoor 100m; 2010 World Indoor Championships 60m silver
medalist; 2009 USA Outdoor 100m champion; 2008 USA Indoor 60m champion; 2010 USA Indoor
runner-up; Four-time NAIA champion
Rodgers qualified for his third World Championship time with a third place finish in the 100m at the
2011 USA Outdoors Championships. Earlier in the season, he blazed a 9.85 at Prefontaine to clock the
second fastest time by an American this season. Rodgers made a huge splash at the 2010 World
Indoor Championships when he captured the silver medal in the 60m dash with his time of 6.53
seconds. The amazing 2009 breakout year of Michael Rodgers was on display at the USA Outdoor
Championships, where he won the 100m title for the first time in his career in 9.91w. Rodgers, who
also won the Reebok Grand Prix in New York that year, was victorious again at the 2009 Nike
Prefontaine Classic in the men’s 100m defeating former world record holder and Olympic relay gold
medalist Asafa Powell of Jamaica in posting a career best of 9.94 seconds. Following a solid indoor
season in Europe, Rodgers captured his first national title with his win in the 60 meters at the 2008
USA Indoor Championships in Boston. Rodgers overcame a slow start, surged to the lead and won a
close finish in 6.54 seconds. Rodgers did not lean well across the finish and was nearly caught
by Leroy Dixon, who was second in 6.56. A 2-time NAIA champion at 60-meters (2006-2007),
Rodgers won NAIA Outdoor titles in the 100 (2006) and 200 (2007). He attended Lindenwood
University through 2006 before transferring to Oklahoma Baptist for the 2007 season. Attended
Berkeley H.S. in St. Louis. Rodgers met his coach Darryl Woodson at the 2007 USA Outdoor
Championships in Indianapolis while ordering a hot dog at a concession stand. Rodgers was
considering quitting the sport when Woodson convinced him they should work together.
2011: 3rd at USA Outdoors (9.99)… 2nd at Pre Classic (9.85)… 2nd at Shanghai (10.01)… 3rd at
Birmingham (10.13)… 3rd at Lignano (10.09)… 3rd at Monaco (9.96)… 2nd at Millrose Games
(6.56)… 1st at US Indoors (6.46)
2010: 2010 World Indoors 60m silver medalist (6.53)…runner-up at USA Indoors (6.52)…Did not
compete at USA Outdoors…6th at Rieti (10.00)… 1st in Rio de Janeiro (10.06)…6th at Stockholm
(10.21)…ranked #9 in world, #3 U.S. by T&FN…best of 10.00.
2009: USA Outdoor champ (9.91w)…1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (9.94PR)…5th in semifinal at World
Outdoors (10.04)…1st at Reebok Grand Prix (9.93w)…2nd at Belem (10.01) and 2nd in 200m
(20.24)…1st at Rio (10.08)…1st at Millrose (6.51)…1st at Reebok BIG (6.58)…ranked #6 in world, #3
U.S. by T&FN…best of 9.94.
2008: 7th at Olympic Trials (10.01)…4th at World Indoors (6.57)…USA Indoor 60m champ (6.54)…1st
at Cal Invite (10.06)…4th at Kingston (10.12)…4th at Reebok Grand Prix (10.11)…3rd at Stockholm
2007: 3rd in heats (10.10), 6th in semis (10.40) at USA Outdoors…NAIA Outdoor 100m champion
(10.21), 2nd in 200 (20.95)…NAIA Indoor 60m champion (6.69)…1st in Heusden (10.17)
2006: 7th in opening round at USA Outdoors (10.41)…NAIA 200m champ…runner-up in 100m at NAIA
Outdoor Champs…bests of 10.29, 21.23.
2005: 8th in semis at USA Outdoors (10.37)…NAIA 100m runner-up…bests of 10.30, 20.88
2004: Best of 10.55
Ten year old Connie Price Smith usatf.org bio:
Event: Shot putHeight: 6-3Weight: 210PRs: SP – 19.60m/64-3.75 (1994); DT – 64.82m/212-8 (1987)Born: June 3, 1962, in St. Charles, Mo.Current Residence: Hilliard, OhioHigh School: St. Charles (Mo.) ’80College: Southern Illinois ’85Coach: John SmithAgent: John NubaniClub: Nike
Career Highlights: 4-time Olympian (’88, ’92, ’96, ’00); 11-time U.S. Outdoor SP champion (’88, ’90, ’92-00); 7-time U.S. Indoor SP champion (’91, ’92, ’93, ’96, ’98, ’00, ’01); 1995 World Indoor SP silver medalist; 1998 World Cup SP bronze medalist; 1995, 1999 Pan Am Games SP champion; 1998 Goodwill Games SP silver medalist; 1999 Pan Am Games champion; 3-time Olympic Trials SP champion; 2-time Olympic Trials discus champion; 6-time U.S. DT champion.
First tried sports because of the influence of an older cousin, Jacqueline ‘Cookie’ Williams…tried softball first, then basketball, which she played at Southern Illinois… threw the shot first as a senior on the urging of graduate assistant John Smith, who would become her husband in 1990…Smith is a former 64-3 putter himself…she is now a certified massage therapist, and also offers personal training…she began concentrating only on the shot in 1996 because of knee problems exacerbated by the discus… her silver medal in the World Indoor shot in 1995 is the highest medal ever won by an American woman in the event and the first OG/WC medal won since 1960.
2001: Won USA Indoors SP (18.35m/60-02.50) 10th at World Indoors SP (17.41/57-1.5) best of 18.35m/60-02.50i.
2000: Won Olympic Trials 18.63m/61-1.5…did not make Olympic final 17.42m/ 57-2…won Olympic Trials Qualifier at Stanford on 6/18 18.51m/ 60-8.75…won USA Indoors 18.70m/61-4.25 for 6th time… won adidas Oregon Track Classic 19.18m/62-11.25…ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FN… best of 19.18m/62-11.25.1999: 2nd at USA Indoors… 4th at World Indoors… won USA Outdoors (61-10.5)… gold at Pan Am Games… 11th at World Outdoor Champs (58-8.5)…. ranked 7th in world (#1U.S.) by T&FN… best of 63-10.25.1998: Won USA Indoors (60-3.75) and USA Outdoors (61-3)…2nd at Goodwill Games (63-10.25)…3rd at World Cup (61-7.75)…ranked #3 in world (#1 U.S.) by T&FN… best of 63-10.25.1997: Won USA Outdoors (62-6.5)…5th in World Champs (62-4)… 2nd at USA Indoor (61-5)…ranked #6 in world in SP (#1 U.S.) by T&FN… best of 62-11.51996: Won Olympic Trials SP (62-7.75)…5th in SP at Olympic Games (63-0.75)… won USA Indoor SP (61-9)… ranked #5 in world in SP (#1 U.S.) by T&FN…bests of 64-2.25 and 196-4.1995: Silver in World Indoor SP (62-8.75)…2nd in USA Indoor SP (58-8.2)…won USA Outdoors SP (62-6)…9th in World Champs SP (61-5)… gold in Pan Am Games SP (62-10.75)…6th in SP at GP Final (61-2.75)…ranked #6 in world in SP (#1 U.S.) by T&FN; #6 in U.S. at DT…bests of 64-3 and 192-8.1994: Won SP (64-3.75 PR) and DT (195-1) at USA Outdoors…8th in DT at GP Final (183-11)… 6th in World Cup DT (187-2)… 2nd in USA Indoor SP (55-9.75)… ranked #1 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #1 in U.S. at DT… bests of 64-3.75 and 204-5.1993: Won USA Indoor SP (59-9.5)…9th in World Indoor SP (59-4.75)…won SP (62-5) and DT (208-5) at USA Outdoors…14th in SP qualifying at World Champs (59-4.25), 19th in DT qualifying (194-1)…7th in GP Final SP (60-10.75)…ranked #1 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #1 in U.S. at DT… bests of 63-2 and 208-5.1992: Won SP (62-6.5) and DT (202-6) at Olympic Trials…20th in DT qualifying at Olympic Games (192-5)…4th in World Cup SP (58-5.75), 7th in DT (174-3)… Won USA Indoor SP (60-6.75)…ranked #1 in SP and DT in U.S. by T&FN…bests of 62-6.5 and 210-0.1991: Won USA Indoor SP (61-10.5)…7th in World Indoor SP (61-0)…2nd in USA Outdoors SP (58-6.75), 12th in DT (157-10)…silver in Pan Am Games SP (60-0.5)…11th in World Champs SP (59-5.5)…8th in SP at GP Final (59-5.5)… ranked #1 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #6 in U.S. at DT… bests of 63-5.5 and 194-4.1990: Won SP (60-10.75) and DT (191-6) at USA Outdoors…2nd in USA Indoor SP…ranked #1 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #2 in U.S. at DT… bests of 62-1 and 193-7.1989: 2nd in USA Indoor SP…10th in World Indoor SP…2nd in USA Outdoors SP, won DT (201-11)…7th in World Cup DT…ranked #2 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #2 in U.S. at DT… bests of 60-10.5 and 206-3.1988: 3rd in Olympic Trials SP, won DT…18th in SP qualifying at Olympic Games, 16th in DT qualifying …won USA Outdoors SP (62-10), 6th in DT …ranked #3 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #3 in U.S. at DT… bests of 62-10 and 205-2.1987: 4th in SP at USA Outdoors, won DT (212-5, with MR 212-8 in qualifying)… bronze medal in Pan Am Games DT…no mark in final of World Champs DT (after 196-6 in qualifying)…8th in USA Indoor SP…ranked #4 in SP in U.S. by T&FN; #1 in U.S. at DT… bests of 60-0.25 and 212-8.1986: 5th at USA Indoor SP…6th in SP, 20th in DT qualifying at USA Outdoors… anked #7 in SP in U.S. by T&FN… bests of 56-8.5 and 175-7.1985: Bests of 50-1 and 165-1.