***Media Advisory*** USOC Teleconference with USA Track and Field's Michael Rodgers and David Oliver The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Track and Field will host a teleconference with 2008 USA Indoor Champions Michael Rodgers (St. Louis, Mo.) and David Oliver (Orlando, Fla.) as part of the regularly scheduled USOC teleconference series. The teleconference call is Tuesday, March 4, at 12 p.m. EASTERN (10 a.m. MOUNTAIN). WHO: Michael Rodgers and David Oliver WHAT: Weekly USOC Teleconference series WHEN: Tuesday, March 4, 2008
12 p.m. EASTERN (10 a.m. MOUNTAIN) DIAL-IN: 1-800-311-9410
Pass code: BEIJING 08 Rodgers and Oliver are currently in Valencia, Spain, where they will compete this weekend at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Track , Field Championships. Rodgers and Oliver are stars on the rise on the international track and field scene. Previously unknown in the professional track world, Rodgers has made a name for himself during the 2008 indoor season. The two-time NAIA Indoor 60m and 200m champion claimed his first national title at the 2008 AT,T USA Indoor Track , Field Championships, winning the AT,T men's 60m in 6.54 seconds, the fastest time by an American and the third fastest time in the world so far this year. Rodgers currently owns five of the top seven times by an American in the 60m. A product of St. Louis, Mo., he won the 2006 NAIA Outdoor 200 and 2007 NAIA Outdoor 100 titles and owns the NAIA Indoor record in the 60 meters. At age 25, Oliver also won his first national title at the 2008 AT,T USA Indoor Championships, where he won the 60m hurdles over three-time World Indoor champion Allen Johnson. A 2004 graduate of Howard University, Oliver first made a name for himself in 2006, when he won the 110m hurdles at the Berlin ISTAF Golden League meet. He was the 2007 USA Indoor runner-up in the 60m hurdles and was third outdoors in the 110m hurdles. He ended the year ranked No. 9 in the world outdoors, posting a personal-best time outdoors of 13.14. For more information, please contact the USOC Media , Public Relations Division at 719-866-4529, or Jill Greer at 508-520-1529.