IT IS WITH GREAT PRIDE THAT WE ANNOUNCE THAT FOUR SHORE AC TEAMMATES HAVE BEEN NAMED TO THE USA TEAM SELECTED TO REPRESENT THE NATION IN THE UPCOMING WORLD RACEWALKING TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MUSCAT, OMAN !!!
THEY AND THEIR AMERICAN COLLEAGUES WILL RACE AT THE 20K AND 35K DISTANCES IN THIS HISTORIC FIRST MAJOR ATHLETICS EVENT TO BE HELD IN NATION OF OMAN!!!
WE WISH THEM ALL THE VERY BEST, ALONG WITH THEIR INTERNATIONAL RIVALS, IN THIS PRECEDENT-SETTING GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETITION.
Representing Team USA will be Shore AC teammates:
Sam Allen, in the men's 20K
Anthony (A.J. ) Gruttadauro in the men's 20K.
Michael Mannozzi, in the men's 35K
Erin Taylor-Talcott, in the women's 35K.
And here is the complete news release from USA Track and Field:
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — USATF announced the roster for the 2022 World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships set to take place March 3-5 in Muscat, Oman. Team USATF will send 16 race walkers, with Olympians Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens highlighting the bunch.
Nick Christie is coming off of a recent win in the 3000m race walk at the 2022 USATF Race Walk Championships in January. His 11:43.46 was nearly 12 seconds faster than the rest of the field. He’s seen recent success at longer distances as well, clocking a 2:48:48 to win the 2022 USATF 35 km Race Walk Championships in Santee, California in January.
Daniel Nehnevaj took second to Christie at the 2022 USATF 35 km Race Walk Championships, clocking a 2:59:22 to join Team USATF in Muscat at the same distance. Bricyn Healey and Michael Mannozi will round out the 35 km men.
Erin Taylor Talcott and Stephanie Casey, each with several major championships under their belts, will race at the 35 km distance on the women’s side.
The 20 km men’s qualifiers include 19-year-old Samuel Allen, who will compete alongside Jordan Crawford, Emmanuel Corvera, and AJ Gruttadauro at the distance.
Robyn Stevens returns to the 20 km distance after a win at the Olympic Trials 20 km Race Walk in 1:35:13. She will be joined by established race walkers Katie Burnett and Celina Lepe.
The group is capped off by three U20 athletes — Heather Durrant, Angelica Harris, and Adeline Johnson — set to compete in the U20 10 km race walk. This will be the first major international championship for all three.
Team USATF Athlete RosterNick Christie - Men’s 35 km Race Walk
Bricyn Healey - Men’s 35 km Race Walk
Michael Mannozzi - Men’s 35 km Race Walk
Daniel Nehnevaj - Men’s 35 km Race Walk
Stephanie Casey - Women’s 35 km Race Walk
ErinTaylor Talcott - Women’s 35 km Race Walk
Samuel Allen - Men’s 20 km Race Walk
Emmanuel Corvera - Men’s 20 km Race Walk
Jordan Crawford - Men’s 20 km Race Walk
AJ Gruttadauro - Men’s 20 km Race Walk
Katie Burnett - Women’s 20 km Race Walk
Celina Lepe - Women’s 20 km Race Walk
Robyn Stevens - Women’s 20 km Race Walk
Heather Durrant - Women’s U20 10 km Race Walk
Angelica Harris - Women’s U20 10 km Race Walk
Adeline Johnson - Women’s U20 10 km Race Walk
Team USATF Staff RosterTom Menendez - Men’s Head Coach
Patricia Hanna - Women’s Head Coach
Diane Graham Henry - Head Manager
Ena Weinstein - Head ATC/LMT
Richard Robert - LMT