US has record-setting day at worlds
The U.S. track and field team won nine medals on home turf Sunday at world championships in what will go down as one of the most memorable days for the red, white and blue in its long, successful history. It was the best single medal day for a nation at worlds, according to meet organizers. It began with the hammer throw, where Brooke Andersen took gold and Janee’ Kassanavoid won bronze. That was a warmup act for the night session, where seven medals piled up in a span of about 10 minutes. The women’s pole vaulters led the run with Katie Nageotte, pictured, and Sandi Morris finishing 1-2. Moments later — and following a delay as Devon Allen unsuccessfully pleaded his case to officials to remain the race — Grant Holloway defended his hurdles title, with Trey Cunningham close behind in second. Around the same time, the shot putters wrapped up a podium sweep with two-time Olympic champion Ryan Crouser taking gold, Joe Kovacs earning silver and Josh Awotunde finishing with bronze. All this came an evening after Fred Kerley, Marvin Bracy and Trayvon Bromell swept the 100.