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Olympians & Record Holders set to feature at ALTIS Invitational

June 9th, 2017 • News, Press Release Koffi
Written by Ellie Spain (@elliespain)
ALTIS Digital Education Manager

19 Olympians, 7 national record holders, and 1 Paralympic world record holder are set to compete at the ALTIS invitational – June 10th at Mesa Community College.

The first ALTIS track meet of the summer promises to deliver a sizzling evening of athletics, with top-level performers going head-to-head in the evening sun. The list of competitors include Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship, Pan Am, and Commonwealth medalists – and with free admission for spectators – it is an evening of action not to be missed.

Featuring athletes from across the globe, some of the key contenders to watch include:

Women’s 100m


Me’Lisa Barber (USA)
-100m/200m 10.95/22.37
-3x world championship gold medalist 4×1, 4×4, 60m

Schillonie Calvert (Jamaica)
-100m/200m 11.05/22.55
-’12 Oly silver medalist 4x100m
-’13 World Champs gold medalist 4×100

Jasmine Todd (USA)
-100m 10.92
-World Championship silver medalist 4×1


Men’s 100m


Beejay Lee (USA)
-100/200 9.99/20.11

Akeem Haynes (Canada)
-100m 10.15
-’16 Olympic medalist 4×100 bronze

Shavez Hart (Bahamas)
-100/200 10.10/20.23
-’16 Olympian
-’16 Indoor world champs medalist 4×400


Men’s 200m


Wilfried Koffi (Ivory Coast)
-100/200 10.01/20.25
-Ivory Coast 200m record holder
-2016 Olympian
-African Champion 200m 2014 & 15

Curtis Mitchell (USA)
-100/200 10.25/19.97
-’13 world champs bronze medalist 200m

Jeremy Dodson (Samoa)
-Samoa 200m NR
-100/200 20.27
-Rio Olympian


Women’s 100m hurdles


Janay Soukup (USA)
-100h 12.84
-2x Olympian, Bronze medal ’12 Oly LJ

Angela Whyte (Canada)
-100h 12.63
-3x Commonwealth games medalist & 2x Pan Am Games medalist

Melaine Walker (Jamaica)
-100h/400h 12.75/52.42
-’12 Olympic & ’13 World Champion 400h
-Jamaican 400h NR

Bridgette Owens (USA)
-100h 12.71


Men’s High Jump


Ricky Robertson (USA)
-HJ, 2.32
-Rio Olympian

James Harris (USA)
-HJ, 2.32
-’14 NCAA Champion

Bryan McBride (USA)

-HJ, 2.30
-’14 NCAA Champion

Roderick Townsend (USA)
-HJ 2.15m Paralympic World Record holder
-’16 Rio Paralympic gold medalist HJ & LJ


Women’s High Jump


Brigetta Barrett (USA)
-HJ 2.04
-’12 Olympic & ’13 world champion silver medalist HJ


Men’s Long Jump


Marquis Dendy (USA)
-LJ, 8.42
-’16 World Championship gold medalist

Corey Crawford (USA)
-LJ 8.22m
-’14 Indoors NCAA champion


Men’s Pole Vault


Mike Arnold (USA)
-PV 5.70m

Mike Woepse (USA)
-PV 5.70
-’13 Pac 12 champion

Logan Cunningham (USA)
-PV 5.70
-Rio Olympian


Women’s Discus  


Tara Sue Barnett (Jamaica)
-Discus 61.66m
-Rio Olympian

Chioma Onyekwere (Nigeria)
-Discus 53.06m
-’16 African Champs Bronze medalist


Men’s Discus


Vikas Gowda (India)
-DT 66.28, Indian NR
-4x Olympian, ’14 Commonwealth Games Champion


Women’s Long Jump


Christabel Nettey (Canada)
-LJ 6.99m Canadian NR
-’15 Pan American gold medalist
-’14 Commonwealth games bronze medalist

Kylie Price (USA)
-LJ 6.67m
-’16 Pac 12 Champion

Jasmine Todd (USA)
-LJ 6.84m


For a full timetable of events click here for the updated schedule.

All spectators are welcome, and admission is free!