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Joan Samuelson USATF’s AOW After US-50 5K Record

INDIANAPOLIS – Joan Samuelson has
been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting an
American record for the W50 age group Sunday at the 2008 USA 5 km
Championships in Providence, R.I.

The 1984 Olympic
Games marathon gold medalist and a National Track & Field Hall of
Famer, Samuelson covered the 5 km course in a W50 age-group record 17
minutes 25 seconds
to place 22nd overall in the championship field. The previous record of 17:28 was set by Shirley Matson in 1991.

Now
in its seventh year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to
recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF
names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on the USATF
website. Selections are based on top performances and results from the
previous week.

2008 USATF Athlete of the Week
Winners: January 8, Cheryl Foody; January 16, Nick Vena; January 22,
Chanelle Price; January 29, Antwon Hicks; February 5, Adam Nelson;
February 12, Lolo Jones; February 19, Adam Nelson; February 27, Michael
Rodgers; March 3, Thomas Morgan; March 11, Bryan Clay; March 18, Bianca
Knight; March 25, Phil Raschker; April 1, Orville Rogers; April 8, Lisa
Koll; April 15, Ryan Hall, April 22, Deena Kastor; April 29, Leo
Manzano; May 6, Shalane Flanagan; May 13, Bonnie Richardson; May 20,
Jenn Stuczynski; May 27, Chanelle Price; June 3, German Fernandez; June
10, Brad Walker; June 18, Jenny Barringer; July 11, Jenn Stuczynski;
July 16, Walter Henning; July 23, Jenny Barringer; July 29 Phyllis
Francis; August 13, Franklin “Bud” Held; August 20, Stephanie Brown
Trafton; August 26, Bryan Clay; September 2, Lauryn Williams; September
10, Chaunte Howard; September 16, Sanya Richards; September 23, Joan
Samuelson.

BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 21

MEN

100 – 10.22 Travis Padgett (adidas) – Shanghai, CHN 9/20

200 – 20.42 Rodney Martin (Nike) – Shanghai, CHN 9/20

400 – 44.94 Angelo Taylor (Nike) – Shanghai, CHN 9/20

110H – 13.25 David Oliver (Nike) – Shanghai, CHN 9/20

HJ – 2.28/7-5.75 Jesse Williams (Nike) – Shanghai, CHN 9/20

PV – 5.60/18-4.5 Brad Walker (Nike) – Szczecin, POL 9/17

LJ – 8.17/26-9.75 Miguel Pate (Nike) – Shanghai, CHN 9/20

SP – 20.92/68-7.75 Christian Cantwell (Nike) – Szczecin, POL 9/17

WOMEN

100 – 11.26 Lauryn Williams (Nike) – Shanghai, CHN 9/20

100H – 12.56 Dawn Harper (unat) – Shanghai, CHN 9/20

400H – 54.51 Sheena Tosta (Nike) – Shanghai, CHN 9/20

PV – 4.30/14-1.25 Jillian Schwartz (Nike) – Szczecin, POL 9/17

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