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New Approved 2017 Performance Records

Below is the list of 19 new approved indoor and outdoor track & field performance records made this year in 2017.

The updated track & field records and Top 10 Performances can be found on our website .

Congratulations to all athletes for breaking new track & field performance records!


INDOORS

American Record – Men
3000m
New 8:17.24 Thomas O’Neill 05 Mar 2017 IC4A Championships
Boston, MA
Old 8:29.24 Thomas O’Neill 15 Jan 2016 Sorlien Memorial Invitational
Kingston, RI
4x200m Relay
New 1:36.08 Gallaudet University
Nick Jones
Montray Roberts
Kai Christenberry
Toraneau Varice
18 Feb 2017 Susquehanna Invitational
Selinsgrove, PA
Old 1:36.43 Gallaudet University
Montray Roberts
Toraneau Varice
Alex Close
Jordan Manges
12 Feb 2016 Susquehanna Invitational
Selinsgrove, PA
American Record – Women
Weight Throw (20lbs)
New 16.96m
55-07.75
Carly Timpson 04 Mar 2017 ECAC Championships
Boston, MA
Old 13.32m
43-08.50
Haley Hudson 20 Feb 2016 WHAC Championships
Grand Rapids, MI
Collegiate Record – Men
3000m
New 8:17.24 Thomas O’Neill
Providence College
05 Mar 2017 IC4A Championships
Boston, MA
Old 8:29.24 Thomas O’Neill
Providence College
15 Jan 2016 Sorlien Memorial Invitational
Kingston, RI
Collegiate Record – Women
Weight Throw (20lbs)
New 16.96m
55-07.75
Carly Timpson
Quinnipiac University
04 Mar 2017 ECAC Championships
Boston, MA
Old 13.32m
43-08.50
Haley Hudson
Siena Heights University
20 Feb 2016 WHAC Championships
Grand Rapids, MI

OUTDOORS

American Record – Men
5000m
New 14:30.91 Thomas O’Neill 15 Apr 2017 Ocean State Invitational
Providence, RI
Old 14:36.6 Stephen McCalley 17 Mar 1978 Santa Barbara Invitational
Santa Barbara, CA
10,000m
New 29:57.23 Thomas O’Neill 01 Apr 2017 San Francisco State Distance Carnival
San Francisco, CA
Old 30:42.79 Peter Quint 07 Mar 1987 Bud Light Invitational
San Diego, CA
400m Hurdles
New 53.27 Taylor Koss 12 May 2017 La Crosse Eagle Open
La Crosse, WI
Old 53.76 Taylor Koss 08 May 2016 Horizon League Championships
Valparaiso IN
Sprint Medley Relay
New 3:43.42 Gallaudet University
Toraneau Varice
Nick Jones
Jack Gray
John Isaacson
31 Mar 2017 Battleground Relays
Fredericksburg, VA
Old 3:44.8 Gallaudet University
Rodd Gatewood
Cliff Pryce
Darrin Green
Steven Hubmer
27 Mar 1992 Battleground Relays
Fredericksburg, VA
American Record – Women
400m Hurdles
New 1:01.35 Janna Vander Meulen 24 Jul 2017 Summer Deaflympics
Samsun, TUR
Old 1:02.35 Janna Vander Meulen 01 Aug 2013 Summer Deaflympics
Sofia, BUL
Hammer Throw
New 54.28m
178-01
Carly Timpson 12 May 2017 NEICAAA Championships
Williamstown, MA
Old 45.43m
149-00
Heather Lightfoot 26 Jul 2001 Summer Deaflympics
Rome, ITA
Collegiate Record – Men
3000m
New 8:27.52 Thomas O’Neill
Providence College
23 Mar 2017 Stony Brook U. Season Opener
Stony Brook, NY
Old 9:01.37 Otto Kingstedt
Gallaudet University
16 Apr 2016 New Captains Classic
Newport News, VA
5000m
New 14:30.91 Thomas O’Neill
Providence College
15 Apr 2017 Ocean State Invitational
Providence, RI
Old 14:46.92 Gregory Coughlan
RIT
30 May 1992 NCAA III Championships
Waterville, ME
10,000m
New 29:38.43 Otto Kingstedt
RIT
15 Apr 2017 Bison Outdoor Classic
Lewisburg, PA
Old 30:42.79 Peter Quint
Occidental College
07 Mar 1987 Bud Light Invitational
San Diego, CA
400m Hurdles
New 53.27 Taylor Koss
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
12 May 2017 La Crosse Eagle Open
La Crosse, WI
Old 53.76 Taylor Koss
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
08 May 2016 Horizon League Championships
Valparaiso IN
Collegiate Record – Women
High Jump
New 1.70m
5-07.00
Carly Timpson
Quinnipiac University
07 May 2017 Metro Atlantic Championships
Lawrenceville, NJ
Old 1.65m
5-05.00
Ashley Griffith
California State University – Northridge
20 Mar 2010 Trojan Invitational
Los Angeles, CA
Hammer Throw
New 54.28m
178-01
Carly Timpson
Quinnipiac University
12 May 2017 NEICAAA Championships
Williamstown, MA
Old 42.29m
138-09
Haley Hudson
Siena Heights University
16 Apr 2016 Don Kleinow Invitational
Adrian, MI
Prep Record – Girls
Javelin Throw
New 108-05 Cassidy Perry
Maryland School for the Deaf
04 May 2017 IPSL Championships
Mercersburg, PA
Old 106-09 Candace Frank
Louisiana School for the Deaf
?? ??? 2005 ?
?
Prep Deaf School Record – Girls
Javelin Throw
New 108-05 Cassidy Perry
Maryland
04 May 2017 IPSL Championships
Mercersburg, PA
Old 106-09 Candace Frank
Louisiana
?? ??? 2005 ?
?
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New Approved 2016 Performance Records

Below is the list of 26 new approved indoor and outdoor track & field performance records made this year in 2016. Next year will be a big banner year because of 2017 Summer Deaflympics is approaching. The Games will be held in Samsun, Turkey from July 18 to 30.

The updated track & field records and Top 10 Performances can be found on our website .

Congratulations to all athletes for breaking new track & field performance records!


INDOORS

American Record – Men
300m
New 37.20 Taylor Koss 23 Jan 2016 John Tierney Quadrangular
Milwaukee, WI
Old 38.5 Brandon Kenny 19 Jan 2007 Northern Athletic Conference Meet
Canton, NY
3000m
New 8:29.24 Tom O’Neill 15 Jan 2016 Sorlien Memorial Invitational
Kingston, RI
Old 9:04.36 Brandon Kenny 23 Feb 2008 Marc Deneault Memorial Invitational
Ithaca, NY
5000m
New 14:27.02 Tom O’Neill 30 Jan 2016 John Thomas Terrier Invitational
Boston, MA
Old 14:32.19 Gregory Coughlan 12 Mar 1993 NCAA III Indoor Championships
Brunswick, ME
4x200m Relay
New 1:36.43 Gallaudet University
Montray Roberts
Toraneau Varice
Alex Close
Jordan Manges
12 Feb 2016 Susquehanna Invitational
Selinsgrove, PA
Old 1:36.79 Gallaudet University
Michael Haynes
Alex Close
Darius Flowers
Vianney Boum-Yamb
09 Feb 2013 Susquehanna Invitational
Selinsgrove, PA
American Record – Women
Shot Put
New 14.31m
46-11.50
Haley Hudson 06 Feb 2016 Hillsdale “Wide-Track” Classic
Hillsdale, MI
Old 11.72m
38-05.75
Carley Lords 27 Feb 2005 Mason-Dixon Championships
Newport News, VA
Weight Throw (20lbs)
New 13.32m
43-08.50
Haley Hudson 20 Feb 2016 WHAC Championships
Grand Rapids, MI
Old 13.16m
43-02.25
Heather Lightfoot 24 Feb 2001 Indoor Collegiate Invitational
Landover, MD
4x200m Relay
New 1:53.75 Gallaudet University
LaQuita Carroll
Shellane McKitty
Lindsey Corthell
Saria Webb
20 Feb 2016 Susquehanna Open
Selinsgrove, PA
Old 2:16.20 Missouri School for the Deaf
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22 Mar 2005 Mule Relays
Warrensburg, MO
Collegiate Record – Men
300m
New 37.20 Taylor Koss
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
23 Jan 2016 John Tierney Quadrangular
Milwaukee, WI
Old 40.5 Carlos Stennett
Gallaudet University
17 Feb 2001 Albright Indoor Invitational
Reading, PA
3000m
New 8:29.24 Tom O’Neill
Providence College
15 Jan 2016 Sorlien Memorial Invitational
Kingston, RI
Old 9:04.36 Brandon Kenny
St. Lawrence University
23 Feb 2008 Marc Deneault Memorial Invitational
Ithaca, NY
5000m
New 14:27.02 Tom O’Neill
Providence College
30 Jan 2016 John Thomas Terrier Invitational
Boston, MA
Old 14:32.19 Gregory Coughlan
RIT
12 Mar 1993 NCAA III Indoor Championships
Brunswick, ME
Collegiate Record – Women
Shot Put
New 14.31m
46-11.50
Haley Hudson
Siena Heights University
06 Feb 2016 Hillsdale “Wide-Track” Classic
Hillsdale, MI
Old 11.72m
38-05.75
Carley Lords
Gallaudet University
27 Feb 2005 Mason-Dixon Championships
Newport News, VA
Weight Throw (20lbs)
New 13.32m
43-08.50
Haley Hudson
Siena Heights University
20 Feb 2016 WHAC Championships
Grand Rapids, MI
Old 12.23m
40-01.50
Carley Lords
Gallaudet University
27 Feb 2005 Mason-Dixon Championships
Newport News, VA
Prep Deaf School Record – Boys
200m
New 23.96 Junior Peters
Minnesota
13 Mar 2016 USATF Minnesota Championships
Minneapolis, MN
Old 24.06 Junior Peters
Minnesota
08 Mar 2015 USATF Minnesota Championships
Minneapolis, MN
60m Hurdles 39″
New 9.98 Matt Sherman
Minnesota
01 Apr 2016 High School Early Bird Time Trials
St. Paul, MN
Old 11.52 Matt Sherman
Minnesota
10 Apr 2015 Macalester Meet
St. Paul, MN
4x400m Relay
New 3:52.03 Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Junior Peters
Anthony Barger
Matt Sherman
Juan Salgado
01 Apr 2016 High School Early Bird Time Trials
St. Paul, MN
Old 4:40.16 Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
William Bondhus
Marty Freeberg
Sam Bondhus
John Fletcher
10 Apr 2015 Macalester Meet
St. Paul, MN
4x800m Relay
New 10:38.77 Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Juan Salgado
Sam Bondhus
William Bondhus
John Fletcher
01 Apr 2016 High School Early Bird Time Trials
St. Paul, MN
Old None – Above is a new record.
Prep Deaf School Record – Girls
4x400m Relay
New 5:22.83 Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Corrie Ballentine
Kayla Mitchell
Chloe Robinson
Meghan Hatfield
01 Apr 2016 High School Early Bird Time Trials
St. Paul, MN
Old 5:42.34 Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Ernelina Beldon
Meghan Hatfield
Kelsey Pickett
Kelley Johnson
10 Apr 2015 Macalester Meet
St. Paul, MN

OUTDOORS

American Record – Men
400m Hurdles
New 53.76 Taylor Koss 08 May 2016 Horizon League Championships
Valparaiso IN
Old 54.11 Gwayne Davis 24 Jul 1981 World Games for the Deaf
Köln, GER
Decathlon
New 7,055 Craig Saalfeld 23 Apr 2016 Jim Dutcher Memorial
Crete, NE
100m: 11.48
LJ: 6.44m (21-01.50)
SP: 12.95m (42-06.00)
HJ: 2.03m (6-08.00)
400m: 51.86
110m H: 15.39
DT: 40.59m (133-02)
PV: 4.40m (14-05.25)
JT: 44.22m (145-01)
1500m: 4:41.12
Old 7,007 Andrew Herman 31 Jul 1993 World Games for the Deaf
Sofia, BUL
100m: 11.75
LJ: 6.46m (21-02.50)
SP: 13.28m (43-07.00)
HJ: 1.89m (6-02.25)
400m: 52.37
110m H: 16.05
DT: 39.86m (130-09)
PV: 4.40m (14-05.25)
JT: 56.80m (186-04)
1500m: 4:35.34
American Record – Women
Shot Put
New 14.16m
46-05.50
Haley Hudson 27 May 2016 NAIA Championships
Gulf Shores, AL
Old 13.84m
45-05.00
Brenda Bessner ?? ??? 1989 ?
?
Collegiate Record – Men
3000m
New 9:01.37 Otto Kingstedt
Gallaudet University
16 Apr 2016 New Captains Classic
Newport News, VA
Old 9:45.84 Ivan Alfaro
Gallaudet University
30 Mar 2013 Goucher Classic
Towson, MD
400m Hurdles
New 53.76 Taylor Koss
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
08 May 2016 Horizon League Championships
Valparaiso IN
Old 54.67 Taylor Koss
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
19 Apr 2014 Gateway Invitational
Edwardsville, IL
Hammer Throw
New 56.16m
184-03
Alex Weis
Southwest Minnesota State U.
10 Apr 2016 USF Invitational
Sioux Falls, SD
Old 51.47m
168-10
Wayne Langbein
Gallaudet University
13 Apr 1993 CAC Championships
Fredericksburg, VA
Collegiate Record – Women
Shot Put
New 14.16m
46-05.50
Haley Hudson
Siena Heights University
27 May 2016 NAIA Championships
Gulf Shores, AL
Old 13.84m
45-05.00
Brenda Bessner
Clark College
?? ??? 1989 ?
?
Hammer Throw
New 42.29m
138-09
Haley Hudson
Siena Heights University
16 Apr 2016 Don Kleinow Invitational
Adrian, MI
Old 41.38m
135-09
Julia Dameron
Gallaudet University
20 Apr 2002 CAC Championships
Towson, MD
Prep Deaf School Record – Boys
3200m
New 9:41.01 Gashaw Duhamel
Tennessee
19 May 2016 TSSAA Class A-AA East Sectional Meet
Knoxville, TN
Old 9:41.19 Gashaw Duhamel
Model
18 Apr 2015 Berg/Seeger Classic
Danville, KY

RECOGNITION

Indoor Marathon – Women
  5:46:22 Rachel Young 31 Dec 2013 Hawk Indoor Marathon
Hagerstown, MD
Betty Afton Hogan Berg

Betty Berg Obituary‏

Betty Afton Hogan Berg drew her last breath on May 31, 2016 in Round Rock, Texas at age 92. Betty was born on January 31, 1924 in Hatch, Idaho to parents Alma Nelson Hogan and Elizabeth Myers Lloyd Hogan. Betty was the eldest of 5 children.

Betty became profoundly deaf at age 5 from a formidable foe, Spinal Meningitis and would have to learn to walk again. This took over 2 years and she entered the Idaho School for the Deaf at age 8. At 15, she read the book, “Gone with the Wind” and wrote a letter to author Margaret Mitchell asking if there would be a sequel. Betty was bookish and this served her well in life. Graduating in 1941, she headed off on a train with a full scholarship to attend Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C. She travelled the train in a car full of American soldiers heading East. Assuredly, she was the topic of conversation aboard the Union Pacific as she was striking in personality, looks and spirit. She was in for a complete culture shock once she set foot on the streets of our nation’s capitol.

Awe-inspiring Georgian architecture, massive monuments, and big buildings were all new territory for this courageous cowgirl. The academic program at Gallaudet included Latin and she immersed herself in her studies and social activities—this was against the backdrop of a country still reeling from the Great Depression and awash in awe-inspiring patriotism during World War II.

Soon, she met a smart and reserved Montana boy, Thomas Olof Berg at a dance at Gallaudet and it was love at first sight for both. She was struck by how he comported himself as a gentleman. Tom said that Betty was “saucy” like his favorite cinema actress, Susan Hayward. They married on June 6, 1945. They balanced one another out, and together, they taught in two residential schools for the deaf, Maryland and Idaho. Later, Tom took a job as Assistant Dean of Students and Head Track Coach at Gallaudet College in 1956, and their growing family drove their 1956 Ford Fairlane from Idaho to the D.C. area. Betty was a stay-at-home mom for many years. Later, she would become a fixture at Gallaudet University in the Department of Sign Communication and taught sign language.

From the 1960’s through the 80’s, Betty would teach hundreds of students—some included a couple of U.S. Congressmen, past presidents of Gallaudet, parents of deaf children, and late deafened adults. One of her proudest achievements was teaching a young Army veteran who had recently lost his hearing to a bomb blast in Viet Nam. She helped this PTSD survivor in a significant way. Having two sons in the Navy (Fred) and Army (Dave) during that tumultuous era and knowing the costs of any war were particularly poignant for Betty. Especially then. In 1973 she started teaching sign language in the public school system. She retired from Parkdale High School in 1986 having inspired many young students to pursue careers in deaf education, interpreting, etc. Betty was there at its genesis when sign language instruction was gaining momentum and traction. Today, American Sign Language has risen to great prominence and meets the criteria of a foreign language credit in many high schools across the country.

Betty had no artificial persona. She took people at face value and saw beyond labels, class distinction, and background. She was a “people person” to her core. Part of her calling card was her authenticity. Known for her fire, loyalty, intelligence and her fun loving nature, Betty’s pioneer heritage was strong. She held true to her core values and beliefs throughout her life never caving or knuckling under pressure to conform to anything that did not ring true to her. Her parents forged a fruitful life and were proud cattle ranchers of the BAR ON located on the Oregon Trail. Through determination and grit, it was one of the nicest ranches in Southeastern Idaho.
Betty loved the rugged beauty of the Mountain West. She recalled instances when her father would ask her to join him on cattle drives and she went along with great joy coming back from each long ride caked with trail dust. When asked recently if she was a proud Idahoan, she exclaimed with steely and squinted blue-grey eyes, “you bet I am!” Her life force was full of verve and her laugh was infectious to the ear and eye. She was a tremendous helpmate to her wonderful husband, Tom, and was a beloved teacher and friend to many.

Clearly, the centerpiece of Betty’s life were her family. Survivors include her beloved children Frederick, David and Jennifer. Daughters-in-Law include Chris and Rosario. Grandchildren are Sarah, Erika, David and Trina. Great grandchildren are Levi, and twins Owen and Braxton, her sisters Joyce Bowles (George), Mary Anne Yorgason (Kendall) and Susanne Eliason(Peter). She is predeceased by her beloved brother, Bill and her loving and faithful husband, Tom. Her earthly departure leaves a big hole in our hearts, but we know we shall see her again.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the your local animal shelter or the Veterans of Foreign Wars (vfw.org ) in her memory. Services under the direction of Sims Funeral Services, Soda Springs, Idaho (208) 547-3742). Funeral will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints in Bancroft, Idaho on June 18, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. with internment to follow in Chesterfield, Idaho. Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If for Girls” was her guiding light for 75 years; it hung proudly in the original frame by her bedside since she was a teen. Go sweetly, Betty Afton. Psalms 23.

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It’s a Wrap for 2014 Indoor Track & Field Season

Congratulations to all the athletes who excelled at their indoor performances and look forward to their outdoor performances this spring!

Craig Saalfeld, 2013 Summer Deaflympics decathlon gold medalist, upped his old indoor heptathlon American record. During the 2-day indoor heptathlon event on January 31/February 1 held at Seward, Nebraska, for the Concordia Classic, Craig finished 1st place with 5,238 points. His seven individual performances were: 60m: 7.25, LJ: 6.39m (20′ 11 ¾”), SP: 12.51m (41′ 0 ½”), HJ: 2.00m (6′ 6 ¾”), 60m H: 8.42, PV: 4.30m (14′ 1 ¼”), and 1000m: 2:51.73. Craig’s previous American indoor heptathlon record was 5,175 points which was held at Warrensburg, Missouri, for the MIAA Indoor Championships on February 27/28, 2009. His seven individual performances at that time was: 60m: 7.26, LJ: 6.78m (22′ 3″), SP: 11.14m (36′ 6 ¾”), HJ: 2.04m (6′ 8 ¼”), 60m H: 8.51, PV: 3.63m (11′ 10 ¾”), and 1000m: 2:41.90

MaKenzie Hageman, 2013 Summer Deaflympics 4x100m silver medalist, had transferred to Northern State University from Dakota Wesleyan University and is in her 2nd year of college. MaKenzie broke both American and Collegiate indoor records in the 60m and 200m dash. In the 60m, she ran with best time at 7.82 seconds on February 28 in Bemidji, Minnesota, for the NSIC Championships. The previous 60m was also owned by her last year with time of 7.90 held at Lincoln, Nebraska for the GPAC Championships on February 16. In the 200m, she ran her best time at 25.85 seconds during the Nebraska Tune-Up meet in Lincoln on February 21. The old indoor 200m was set by MaKenzie with the time of 26.16 also at the GPAC Championships.

Taylor Koss, 2013 Summer Deaflympics 4x100m gold medalist, is in his first year in college at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He broke the indoor American and Collegiate record in the 600m. His best time was clocked at 1:23.53 on January 17 in Milwaukee for the John Tierney Triangular meet. The previous record was held by Brandon Kenny of St. Lawrence University with time of 1:25.36 which was held on February 21, 2009 at Ithaca, New York, for the Marc Deneault memorial Invitational Meet. Taylor also performed other indoor events in the 60m and 400m dash. His best time in 60m was 7.31 seconds and 50.78 in the 400m.

Vianney Boum-Yamb continues to lower his 60m dash time and re-wrote Gallaudet University’s indoor 55m record. His best 60m time was 6.99 clocked at SU Open in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, hosted by Susquehanna University on February 22. Vianney also lowered his indoor 200m time at 23.63 seconds which was also held at Selinsgrove for the Crusader Classic on February 8.

Missouri School for the Deaf participated their annual indoor meet at Mule Relays in Warrensburg on March 25. Two athletes from that school had broken three indoor Prep Deaf School records. Senior Nick Jones clocked 53.49 seconds in the 400m. He also performed well in two other events, 6.84 seconds in the 55m and 19’ 2” in the long jump. The other new record holder is freshman Elizabeth Harrison who long jumped 14’ 11” and timed 1:10.39 in the 400m.

Gunner Hahn, a senior at Wisconsin School for the Deaf, had a banner day at Wisconsin Track & Field Association State Indoor Championships in Whitewater this past weekend. He received his personal indoor best in the 55m hurdles with time of 8.49 seconds during Semi-Finals round. Gunner improved 0.13 seconds from the 1st round in which his time was 8.62. With his personal best time, he almost broke the 9-year old Prep Deaf School record set by Terrell Sumers of Louisiana with a time of 8.41.

Since indoor meets are not that common among deaf athletes, USADTF has composed the Top 10 indoor best performances for three categories:
All-Time
Collegiate
Prep

Top 10 Outdoors All-Time

Project: Top 10 All-Time Performers Now Underway!

USA Deaf Track & Field continues to work on various projects which include revamping track & field records for both indoors and outdoors. Currently, USADTF has developed and established 23 different record categories for each gender (a total of 46 categories). The updated track & field records can be found here .

The track & field records continue to evolve as we keep on finding more performance records that has yet to be recognized. This one has been done for the past 18 months.

The other new project we are working on is the Top 10 All-Time Performers. The performances in the Top 10 were made by USA’s deaf/hard of hearing athletes. We are nearly finished with this project with some records still under research, requiring verification.

We are proud to open this project to the public viewers of what we currently have. You can view the Top 10 All-Time Performers here .

Your help is needed! We need your assistance with the records by letting us know of any error you may find. This includes misspelled names, marks, dates and location.

Also, if you know of any athlete that is not mentioned in any of the record lists that should be included, please let us know and be sure to provide evidence such as newspaper clips, URL web address, etc. Your assistance will help solidify the lists.

In order to add the performance in the Top 10, we would need the following information:

  1. Full athlete’s name,
  2. Performance mark,
  3. Exact date, and
  4. Location.

You can also include an URL of the results that is available on a website. Please provide the following errors or information to the Records Keeper, Keith Sanfacon, records@usadtf.org and info@usadtf.org

Additional projects include the Top 10 Collegiate and Top 10 Prep. The Collegiate project is half way done while the Prep project will be the most complicated one to complete.

In case you may not know, we have finished the Top 10 List – USA Deaflympians. These Top 10 performances were only made at the past Games by USA athletes. You can find them under the Deaflympics section on our website . Do click on ‘Top 10-USA Deaflympians’ link on the right side. A direct PDF link also can be found here .

Many thanks to Keith Sanfacon and Wayne Langbein for their hard work to make these projects a reality. Keith gave countless hours visiting the Gallaudet Archives, researching tons of information via websites, and email follow ups for validations and more information from the athletes and coaches while Wayne worked endlessly assembling records and followed up with records. USADTF is grateful for such great team work, Keith and Wayne. Hands waving!