Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Nicole Schappert to Team USA for World University Games
Will Contest 1500 meters in Kazan, Russia in July

Former Villanova All American Nicole Schappert -- America's fastest indoor miler in 2012 -- has been named to Team USA to compete in the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.  The Games will be held between July 6-17 of this year; Schappert's 1500 heat is scheduled for July 10.  Nicole is the sole representative for the USA in the 1500 meters.  Schappert is currently a graduate student at Rutgers University in New Jersey.  Schappert was a 1500 meter finalist at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials and boasts a 4:06.87 PR at that distance.  She is on the comeback trail after surgery scuttled her 2013 indoor season.

Here is the team selected to represent the USA at the Kazan Games:

 2013 USA Track & Field Team

Name Year University Event

Octavious Freeman Junior University of Central Florida 100m/4X100
Vashti Mary Thomas Senior Academy of Art University 100mH/LJ/4X100
Aurieyall Scott Senior University of Central Florida 200m/4X100
Briana Nelson Senior University of Texas 400m/4X100
Nicole Schappert Graduate Rutgers 1500m
Jeneva Mccall Graduate Southern Illinois University Hammer/Shot
Jade Barber Junior Notre Dame 100mH/4X100
Tristie Johnson Sophomore Bethune-Cookman 200m/4X100
Felisha Johnson Graduate Indiana State Shot
Landria Buckley Junior Maryland 400mH
Gavin Sam Kendricks Junior University of Mississippi PV
Charles Silmon Graduate Texas Christian University 100m/4X100
Joe Kovacs Senior Penn State Shot
Ahmed Ali Sophomore Southern Plains College 100m/4X100
David Verburg Graduate George Mason University 400m/4X100
Girmo Mecheso Graduate Oklahoma State 10k
Mike Woepse Junior UCLA PV
Derrick Vicars Junior University of Findlay Shot/Disc
Justin Austin Graduate University of Iowa 100/200/4X100
Montez Blair Senior Cornell University HJ

Hector Bautista
Connie Price-Smith
Curtis Frye

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