U. of Ark. coach, trainer to be part of Thorpe Cup

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - A University of Arkansas men's track and field assistant coach and a Razorback trainer will be part of the US staff at the annual Thorpe Cup in California.

Assistant coach Travis Geopfert will be 1 of 2 coaches for Team USA in the 20th annual event Saturday and Sunday at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Razorback athletic trainer Aki Tajima is Team USA's trainer.

The Thorpe Cup is an annual competition between the USA and Germany which places the top seven men and women from each country in the decathlon and heptathlon against each other in a team competition.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.