Six Georgia athletes make Team USA roster for “The Match – Europe vs USA”


Team USA Roster for “The Match – Europe vs USA” includes six Georgia athletes

Team USATF and Team Europe have announced their respective squads ahead of the historic head-to-head duel The Match, which will be held in Minsk, September 9-10, at the Dinamo National Olympic Stadium.
Marking a return to the famous intercontinental duels of the 1960s and 70s, the best of Europe’s athletes will take on Team USATF in the last major athletics competition before this year’s IAAF World Championships in Doha.
Included in Team USA are six athletes that reside in Georgia. They include:

Robert Dunning, Jr. Men’s 110m Hurdles Atlanta, Ga
Kord Ferguson Men’s Discus Kennesaw, Ga
Tiffany Flynn Women’s Triple Jump Ellenwood, Ga
Daniel Haugh Men’s Hammer Throw Marietta, Ga
Demek Kemp Men’s 100m Dash Monroe, Ga
Katie Nageotte Women’s Pole Vault Powder Springs, Ga
Imani Oliver Women’s Triple Jump Conyers, Ga

Robert Dunning

Robert Dunning, Jr. is going into his Senior year at the University of Alabama. This past year, he finished 9th in the NCAA National Championship in the 110m Hurdles with a collegiate best of 13.60, as well as finishing 15th in the 400m hurdles in 50.71. Robert was also Georgia Class 6A state champion in the high jump and 300-meter hurdles as a senior in 2015. He attended Kennesaw Mountain High School here in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Kord Ferguson

Kord Ferguson currently resides in Kennesaw, Ga. He recently completed his collegiate career at the University of Alabama. Finished 1st in the shot put at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a mark of 64-4 (19.61m). Also finished 1st in the discus with a mark of 199-0 (60.66m). Finished 2nd in the shot put at the Florida Relays with a mark of 63-9 ½ (19.44m). Also finished 3rd in the discus with a mark of 190-5 (58.04m). He was a 1st Team All-American by Finished fourth in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships to earn first-team All-America honors with a mark of 191-8 (58.42). Also finished 13th in the shot put at the NCAA meet with an effort of 63-7 1/2 (19.39m)

Tiffany Flynn

Tiffany Flynn closed her collegiate career this year at Mississippi State University by finishing 8th place at NCAA Championship this past summer. She was the top qualifier out of the NCAA East Prelims in the triple jump with a leap of 13.63m … broke her own school record with a wind-aided leap of 13.87m to take home a silver medal and score in the triple jump at the SEC Championships.

Tiffany’s high school career was right here at Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, Ga. She was selected as the Atlanta Journal Constitution 2013-14 Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year ... won the High Point Athlete Award by scoring 31.25 points at the 2014 Georgia Track & Field State Championships ... led the Class 5A Miller Grove Wolverines to their first state championship, where she won all three of her individual events ... ranked No. 1 in the triple jump her junior and senior seasons ... led Miller Grove to the team title by winning the 100m hurdles, the long jump and the triple jump, where her leap of 12.77m set a class 5A record.

Daniel Haugh

Daniel Haugh completed 2019 as a Redshirt Senior of Kennesaw State University. He recently won KSU’s first National Championship this past summer in the Hammer Throw at the NCAA National Championship. Haugh’s winning toss was 244 feet, 10 inches, making him the first athlete from the ASUN Conference to win an NCAA track and field title. The Marietta-born Haugh, who graduated from St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta, with his title, also became the first Kennesaw State men's outdoor track and field athlete to earn first-team All-America honors.

Demek Kemp

Demek Kemp finished his collegiate career this summer with a school-record tying time of 10.03 in the 100 meters at the 2019 NCAA Track and Field Championships. Despite not making the final (finished 9th, missing by one spot), Kemp capped an incredible South Carolina State track career by earning a trip to Austin and the NCAA Championships, becoming the second Bulldog performer in as many seasons for S.C. State coach Tim Langford’s squad to reach the milestone, following a 14-year drought by the Orangeburg program.

Katie Nageotte

Imani Oliver

Imani Oliver attended Princeton University and is from Brooklyn, NY. She currently resides in Conyers, GA. Imani recently placed third in the women’s triple jump with a fourth-round effort of 45-5.75 (13.86m) at the Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

For additional information, see: USATF roster set for The Match Europe vs. USA - Minsk 2019