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U.S. athletes prepare for New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

BOSTON -- The second stop in the USATF Indoor Championship Series brings competition to The Reggie Lewis Center on the campus of Roxbury Community College, Saturday, Feb. 7 for the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
USATF.TV will host live coverage of the event from 5-6pm ET, rolling over to NBCSN from 6-8pm before the braodcast returns to USATF.TV for The Cool Down at 8:01pm. Click here to watch.
Matt Centrowitz (Eugene, Oregon), Casimir Loxsom (New Haven, Connecticut) and Erik Sowinski (Iowa City, Iowa) should present a competitive field for the men’s 1,000 meters. At last week’s Armory Track Invitational, Centrowitz and Sowinski helped the men’s distance medley relay set a world record of 9:19.93, and Loxsom’s 600m time of 1:15:58 recently broke Sowinski’s previous record by .03 seconds. 
Headliners in women’s distance events are 2014 Diamond League Champion Jenny Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) in the New Balance Women’s Two Mile along with teammate Emma Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado) in the 2,000m. Young phenom Mary Cain (Portland, Oregon) takes on teammate Treniere Moser (Portland, Oregon) in the women’s 1,000m after Moser was the 800m runner-up at last week’s ATI, where she finished in 2:01.79.
In the men’s 60m, Ryan Bailey (Salem, Oregon) and Mike Rogers (Round Rock, Texas) will face Jamaican Asafa Powell, while Will Leer (Los Angeles, California) and Bernard Lagat (Tucson, Arizona) will go toe-to-toe in the men’s 3,000m.
Women’s pole vault presents another meeting of 2014 USATF Indoor Champion Mary Saxer (Boston, Massachusetts) against Olympic gold medalist Jenn Suhr (Churchville, New York).
In men’s shot put, USATF 2014 Indoor Champion and two-time IAAF World Champion Ryan Whiting (Port Matilda, Pennsylvania) faces four-time IAAF World Champion and 2008 Olympic silver medalist Christian Cantwell (Columbia, Missouri).

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