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NCAA Superman Galen Rupp USATF’s Athlete of the Week

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Galen Rupp has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week
after winning two individual titles and anchoring the men’s distance
medley relay to victory at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Track and Field
Championships
 
A 2008 Olympian, Rupp led the Oregon men to the
their first indoor national team title and became the first person in
NCAA history to win the 5,000 meters, 3,000m and the distance medley
relay in the same championship. Rupp started with a win in the 5,000m
in 13 minutes 41.45 seconds. Less than 90 minutes later, he anchored
the DMR to victory, splitting 3:57.07 over the final 1,600m to cross
the line in 9:29.59. On Saturday Rupp cruised to a title in the 3,000m,
winning in 7:48.94, more than 5 seconds ahead of the field.
 
Now
in its eighth 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.
 
2009 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January
6, Mason Finley; January 13, Amber Campbell; January 20, Josh Cox;
January 27, German Fernandez; February 3, Ashton Eaton; February 10,
Shalane Flanagan; February 17, Galen Rupp; February 25, Dexter Faulk;
March 3, Terrence Trammell; March 10, Diana Pickler; March 17, Galen
Rupp.
 
BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING MARCH 15
 
MEN

 
60 – 6.51 Jacoby Ford (Clemson) – College Station, TX 3/13
200 – 20.63 Trey Harts (Baylor) – College Station, TX 3/13     World leader
400 – 45.71 Gil Roberts (Texas Tech) – College Station, TX 3/14     U.S. leader
800 – 1:48.04 Jacob Hernandez (Texas) – College Station, TX 3/14
Mile – 4:01.34 Craig Miller (Wisconsin) – College Station, TX 3/14
3000 – 7:48.94 Galen Rupp (Oregon) – College Station, TX 3/14
5000 – 13:41.45 Galen Rupp (Oregon) – College Station, TX 3/13
60H – 7.63 Ronnie Ash (Bethune-Cookman) – College Station, TX 3/14
HJ – 2.25/7-4.5 Scott Sellers (Kansas State) – College Station, TX 3/14
PV – 5.60/18-4.5 Jason Colwick (Rice) – College Station, TX 3/13
LJ – 8.01/26-3.5 Jeremy Hicks (LSU) – College Station, TX 3/13
TJ – 16.98/55-8.5 Christian Taylor (Florida) – College Station, TX
3/14   U.S. leader (best ever by a US Junior)
SP – 20.16/66-1.75 Ryan Whiting (Arizona State) – College Station, TX 3/13
WT – 22.88/75-0.75 Jason Lewis (Arizona State) – College Station, TX 3/14
Hept – 5988 Ashton Eaton (Oregon) – College Station, TX 3/14
  
WOMEN
 
60 – 7.13 Kya Brookins (South Carolina) – College Station, TX 3/14
200 – 22.80 Murielle Ahoure (Miami) – College Station, TX 3/13     World leader
400 – 51.55 Francena McCorory (Hampton) – College Station, TX 3/14
U.S. leader
800 – 2:03.71 Phoebe Wright (Tennessee) – College Station, TX 3/13
Mile – 4:29.72 Sarah Bowman (Tennessee) – College Station, TX 3/14
3000 – 8:42.03 Jenny Barringer (Colorado) – College Station, TX 3/14
  COLLEGIATE RECORD
5000 – 15:58.92 Frances Koons (Villanova) – College Station, TX 3/13
60H – 8.00 Tiffany Ofili (Michigan) – College Station, TX 3/14
HJ – 1.98/6-6 Destinee Hooker (Texas) – College Station, TX 3/13
U.S. leader, =COLLEGIATE RECORD
PV – 4.35/14-3.25 Kylie Hutson (Indiana State) – College Station, TX 3/14
LJ – 6.50/21-4 Jeomi Maduka (Cornell) – College Station, TX 3/13
TJ – 13.16/43-2.25 Jeomi Maduka (Cornell) – College Station, TX 3/14
SP – 17.74/58-2.5 Sarah Stevens (Arizona State) – College Station, TX 3/14
WT – 22.09/72-5.75 D’Ana McCarty (Louisville) – College Station, TX 3/13
Pent – 4365 Amy Menlove (BYU) – College Station, TX 3/13
 


About USA Track & Field
 
USA
Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and
field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.
USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the
most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and
junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult
runners in the United States.
 
For more information on USATF, visit
www.usatf.org

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