U.S. Open Track and Field

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U.S. Open Track and Field was the name of the first top level indoor track and field meet in 2012. The U.S. Open was the opening competition in the 2012 IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting series [1] and was also part of the Visa Championship Series. Held in Madison Square Garden in New York City the inaugural event was announced for January 28, 2012, with television coverage on January 29 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN2.

Announced as continuation of a 99 year indoor track and field tradition at Madison Square Garden,[2] the meet displaced the Millrose Games, which has been the longest standing annual event at the arena for the previous 98 years. The Millrose Games will continue at the Fort Washington Avenue Armory.

Meet Records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
50 m 5.64 Asafa Powell  Jamaica 28 January 2012 [3][4]
600 y 1:11.20 Renny Quow  Trinidad and Tobago 28 January 2012 [3][4]
Mile 4:00.65 Silas Kiplagat  Kenya 28 January 2012 [3][4]
50 m hurdles 6.45 Terrence Trammell  United States 28 January 2012 [3][4]
High jump 2.29 m Jesse Williams  United States 28 January 2012 [3][4]
Shot put 21.16 m Ryan Whiting  United States 28 January 2012 [3][4]
Sprint medley relay 3:28.04 Garden State TC  United States 28 January 2012 [4]

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
50 m 6.08 Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 28 January 2012 [3][4]
500 y 1:03.74 Keshia Baker  United States 28 January 2012 [3][4]
800 m 2:07.54 Fantu Magiso  Ethiopia 28 January 2012 [3][4]
Mile 4:34.62 Brenda Martinez  United States 28 January 2012 [3][4]
50 m hurdles 6.78 Lolo Jones  United States 28 January 2012 [3][4]
Pole vault 4.52 m Jillian Schwartz  Israel 28 January 2012 [3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full fields announced for U.S. Open". IAAF. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ USA Track & Field - USATF launches U.S. Open at Madison Square Garden; Lagat returns to Garden for men’s mile
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Stuart Calderwood (29 January 2012). "Fast season starts for Powell, Campbell-Brown and Jones in New York". IAAF. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "U.S. Open 2012 Complete Results". USATF. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012.