Ferrell-Edmonson Guides America's Best at World Cup|
Sept. 19, 2002
LAS VEGAS - UNLV women's track and field / cross country coach Barbara Ferrell-Edmonson will help guide America's best athletes at the ninth annual IAAF World Cup held Sept. 20-21 in Madrid, Spain.
Ferrell-Edmonson will serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. women's team alongside head coach James Barber and assistant coach Robert Vaughan. For the last week, the coaching staff has prepared Olympic gold medallists Marion Jones and Gail Devers, among other U.S. champions, for the two-day event at La Comunidad Stadium.
The World Cup, held every four years, will pit Team USA against five continental squads from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and Oceania. Germany, Spain, Great Britain and Russia will also field teams for competition. Led by a double sprint win by Jones at the 1998 World Cup, the U.S. women return as defending team champions.
Ferrell-Edmonson, a two-time Olympian (gold and silver medallist) and a former American-record and world-record holder, is in her first season with the UNLV track and field / cross country program.