The Championships is the final stop of USA Track and Field's 2006 Visa Championships Series, and take place June 21-25 at the IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium on the campus of IUPUI in downtown
The 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships will be televised live on ESPN2 from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, and from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, June 25.
Brown, the 2006 NCAA runner-up in the javelin, will be contesting his first event as a professional after a stellar collegiate career. The three-time All-American, 2006 SEC Champion and 2005-06 Mideast Regional Champion recorded the longest throw by a collegian this year when he recorded a mark of 256-3 at the Kansas Relays. At the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Brown was also attempting to become the first thrower of any kind in school history to win an individual national championship. Brown’s mark of 256-3 is the seventh-best mark entering the event.
Adam Perkins will conclude 2006 with the running of the 1500M. Perkins, who finished sixth at the NCAA Championships two weeks ago, has a season-best time of 3:46.22 after almost having to sit out the season because of an injury. He ran the second-best time of the season, 3:45.37, in
Freshman Nkosinza Balumbu has made his mark on the national track scene early in his career. The 2006 SEC Outdoor triple jump champion will be competing in the junior triple jump in
Freshman J-Mee Samuels will return to the track after a five-week hiatus of competition. Samuels will be competing in the junior 100M and 200M. Samuels has season-best times of 10.65 (TCU Invitational, 4/22/06) and 21.53 (TCU Invitational, 4/22/06), respectively.