New Orleans trials site

March 29, 1992|By New York Times News Service z

Before they can get to the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, American track and field athletes will first have to make the grade in New Orleans. That city will be the setting for the 1992 U.S. Track and Field Trials from June 19 to 28.

Some 1,300 hopefuls will compete for 120 spaces on the American track and field team; among those expected to participate are world record holders Carl Lewis, Mike Powell, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Evelyn Ashford and Edwin Moses.

The 10-day event, to be held at the Tad Gormley Stadium-Alerion Field in City Park, will consist of eight days of competition, with two rest days on June 23 and 25. The 36 events include the dashes, javelin,decathlon, jumps, shot-put, hammer, discus and hurdles. Each day of competition, except for the first, will feature at least three finals.

Season tickets to the trials range from $80 to $150. Tickets to the opening ceremonies June 18 are $25. Daily tickets, when available, will range from $12 to $22 and are expected to go on sale in early April.

For information, write the 1992 United States Olympic Track and Field Trials, 601 Loyola Ave., Suite 214, New Orleans, La. 70113; (504) 484-1992.

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