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JMU’s Track and Field Director appointed to Team USA

James Madison University’s Director of Track and Field, Delethea Quarles, was appointed as the women’s jumps and multis coach for Team USA in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

Quarles is in her second year at JMU after spending 25 years at the University of South Carolina.

Since arriving at JMU, she has seen her team set 49 top ten program marks and five school records.

At South Carolina, she led the Gamecocks to a NCAA national championship and two individual champions.

Following her appointment, Quarles said, “I’m most grateful and very honored to be selected to the USA Olympic coaching staff once again. It is by far one of the highest honors I have received to serve my country. I thank God for my family, mentors, and those great athletes who have supported me in reaching this pinnacle point in my career.”

She has previously served Team USA at the IAAF World Championships and the World Juniors.

To view JMU’s announcement, click here.

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