03 Aug USATF Foundation Grantees Deliver Stunning Performances at the World Athletics Championships
EUGENE, OREGON – The 2022 World Athletics Championships have come to a close, culminating with the USA taking home a record-breaking total of 33 medals (28 individual, 5 relays) — greater than any other country had earned in the history of the World Championships. The USATF Foundation is proud to share that 19 of the individual medals were earned by 2022 Stephen A. Schwarzman grantees. Nine additional medals were achieved through participation on all the medal winning relays. 24 different Stephen A. Schwarzman grant award winners received medals.
Our newly-awarded 2022 Stephen A. Schwarzman grantees received 6 gold, 6 silver, and 7 bronze medals as highlighted below:
In a thrilling shot put final, Ryan Crouser led a U.S. sweep claiming gold with a Championship record throw of 22.94m; while Joe Kovacs won silver and Josh Awotunde grabbed bronze.
In the women’s throws, Chase Ealey won gold with her first shot put attempt of 20.49m, Brooke Andersen threw 78.96m to take gold in the hammer throw with Janee Kassanavoid capping a stunning U.S. performance with a bronze.
In other field events, Katie Nageotte and Sandi Morris took first and second place, respectively in the pole vault with each of them clearing 4.85m. On the men’s side, Chris Nilsen struck a silver medal in the pole vault finishing at 5.94m. Zachary Ziemek took bronze in the decathlon with a PB of 8,676 points, which is the first USA medal in that event since Ashton Eaton in 2015. Finally, achieving bronze medals in the discus and triple jump Valarie Allman and Tori Franklin became the first U.S. women ever to achieve World Championship medals in these events.
Noteworthy standouts on the track included Fred Kerley and Marvin Bracy-Williams who led a U.S. men’s sweep in the 100m. Grant Holloway, the reigning 110m hurdles World Champion successfully defended his title in 13.03, leading a one two sweep with Trey Cunningham from Florida State taking silver. Kenny Bednarek ran 19.77 for a silver medal in the 200m. Dalilah Muhammad, the former world record holder, finished with a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles and Trevor Bassitt from Ashland College achieved the same on the men’s side with a new PB.
Grantees on the relay teams also found great success with 7 golds, 1 silver, and 1 bronze led by Abby Steiner’s gold medal winning performances in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Her 4x100m teammates included grantees Twanisha Terry, Aleia Hobbs, and Jenna Prandini. Marvin Bracy-Williams earned a silver medal in the 4x100m relay to complement his 100m individual silver medal. Lastly, Trevor Bassitt and Vernon Norwood participated on the gold medal winning 4x400m relay team while Vernon also achieved a bronze in the mixed 4x400m relay.
Other Top 8 USATF Foundation 2022 Grantee Performances:
Quanesha Burks– 4th – Long Jump
Grant Fisher– 4th – 10,000m
Khallifah Rosser– 5th – 400m Hurdles
Shelby McEwen– 5th – High Jump
Steffin McCarter– 5th – Long Jump
Abby Steiner – 5th – 200m
Marquis Dendy– 6th – Long Jump
Aleia Hobbs – 6th – 100m
Tamara Clark– 6th – 200m
Raevyn Rogers– 6th – 800m
Sinclaire Johnson– 6th – 1500m
Courtney Frerichs– 6th – 3000m Steeplechase
Evan Jager– 6th – 3000m Steeplechase
Grant Fisher– 6th – 5000m
Keturah Orji– 6th – Triple Jump
Donald Scott– 6th – Triple Jump
Rudy Winkler– 6th – Hammer Throw
Emma Coburn– 8th – 3000m Steeplechase
Hillary Bor– 8th – 3000m Steeplechase
Jessica Woodard– 8th – Shot Put
Daniel Haugh– 8th – Hammer Throw
Tripp Piperi– 8th – Shot Put