June 29, 2015 / 7:55 AM / 3 years ago

Factbox: Americans who top world yearly leaders list

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - Provisional U.S. world championship team members who have the top performance in the world this year in their event:

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MEN

100m — Justin Gatlin, 9.74 seconds

200m — Gatlin, 19.57

1,500m (steeplechaser) — Evan Jager, 3:32.97

400m hurdles — Bershawn Jackson, 48.09

Long jump — Jeff Henderson, 8.05m

Shot put — Joe Kovacs, 22.35m

Decathlon — Trey Hardee, 8,725 points

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WOMEN

100m — English Gardner, 10.79 seconds (co-leader)

200m — Allyson Felix, 21.98

400m — Francena McCorory, 49.85

1,500m — Jenny Simpson, 3:59.31

100m hurdles — Sharika Nelvis, 12.34

400m hurdles — Shamier Little, 53.74

Pole vault — Jenn Suhr, 4.82 meters

Long jump — Tianna Bartoletta, 7.12m

Compiled by Gene Cherry in Eugene, Oregon; editing by Sudipto Ganguly

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