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Solinsky (26:59 10K) Named “Athlete of the Week”

INDIANAPOLIS – Chris Solinsky has been named USA
Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting an American record
in the men’s 10,000m at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at
Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.

The 2009 USA Outdoor
5,000m runner-up, Solinksy, in his debut performance, became the first
American to run under 27 minutes in the men’s 10,000m, winning the race
in an American record 26:59.60. The previous record of 27:13.98 was set
by Meb Keflizighi at this same meet in 2001. Solinsky’s time is also a
North American area record.

 

Solinksy ran with the lead pack, which
included two rabbits, and went through the halfway point in 13:34. With
the rabbits dropping out at 6,500m, it was Galen Rupp, Kenyans Sam
Chelanga and Daniel Salel, and Solinsky. With just under 800m to go,
Solinsky took the lead and never looked back, opening up a sizeable gap.
His last 800m was clocked at an unofficial 1:56.2, and his
world-leading 26:59.60 was over eight seconds ahead of runner-up Salel
(27:07.85). Rupp finished fourth in 27:10.74, also under the previous
American record.

 

Now in its ninth 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.

Winners:
January 13, Jen Clayton; January 20, Shalane Flanagan; January 27,
Nolan Shaheed; February 3, Bernard Lagat; February 10, Bernard Lagat;
February 17, Shalane Flanagan; February 24, Amber Campbell; March 3,
Amber Campbell; March 10, Phil Raschker; March 17, Ashton Eaton; March
31, Lisa Koll; April 7, Queen Harrison; April 14, Magdalena Lewy Boulet;
April 21, Bershawn Jackson; April 28, Phoebe Wright; May 5, Chris
Solinsky.

 

BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING MAY 2

 

MEN

 

100
– 10.18 Mike Rodgers (Nike) – Baie Mahault, FRA 5/1

200
– 19.98 Wallace Spearmon (Saucony) – Kingston, JAM 5/1

400
– 45.04 Angelo Taylor (Nike) – Baie Mahault, FRA 5/1

800
– 1:46.74 Cas Loxsom (Penn State) – Stanford, CA 5/1

1500
– 3:37.83 Andrew Wheating (Oregon) – Eugene, OR 4/30

3000SC
– 8:27.95 Kyle Alcorn (Nike) – Stanford, CA 5/1

5000
– 13:33.85 Ed Moran (Nike) – Stanford, CA 5/1

10,000 – 26:59.60
Chris Solinsky (Nike) – Stanford, CA 5/1   AMERICAN
RECORD

110H – 13.40 Antwon Hicks (adidas) – Kingston,
JAM 5/1

400H – 48.16 Angelo Taylor (Nike) – Baie Mahault,
FRA 5/1   World leader

HJ – 2.24/7-4.25 Eric
Kynard (Kansas State) – Manhattan, KS 5/1 & Andra Manson (Nike)
& Keith Moffatt (Nike) – Baie Mahault, FRA 5/1

PV
– 5.55/18-2.5 Mark Hollis (unat) – Terre Haute, IN 5/1

LJ
– 8.32/27-3.75 Dwight Phillips (Nike) – Baie Mahault, FRA 5/1

TJ
– 16.08/52-9.25 Tydree Lewis (unat) – Austin, TX 5/1

SP
– 21.50/70-6.5 Christian Cantwell (Nike) – Kingston, JAm 5/1

DT
– 66.71/218-10 Jarred Rome (Nike) – Chula Vista, CA 4/29

HT
– 73.23/240-3 A.G. Kruger (Nike) – Columbus, OH 4/30

JT
– 78.19/256-6 Cyrus Hostetler (Oregon) – Eugene, OR 5/1

Dec
– 7370 Sean Smith (Connecticut) – Cincinnati, OH 5/1

 

WOMEN

 

100
– 10.94 Carmelita Jeter (Nike) – Kingston, JAM 5/1   World
leader

200 – 22.46 LaShauntea Moore (unat) – Baie
Mahault, FRA 5/1

400 – 50.94 Debbie Dunn (unat) – Baie Mahault,
FRA 5/1

800 – 2:00.45 Hazel Clark-Riley (Nike) –
Kingston, JAM 5/1

1500 – 4:08.11 Jenny Barringer (New Balance) –
Stanford, CA 5/1   World leader

3000SC
– 10:02.66 Lindsey Allen (unat) – Stanford, CA 5/1

5000
– 15:00.51 Shannon Rowbury (Nike) – Stanford, CA 5/1   World
leader

10,000 – 31:48.59 Molly Huddle (Saucony) –
Stanford, CA 5/1

100H – 12.72 Ginnie Crawford (Nike) – Kingston,
JAM 5/1

400H – 54.09 Lashinda Demus (Nike) – Baie
Mahault, FRA 5/1   World leader

HJ
– 2.00/6-6.75 Chaunte Lowe (Nike) – Kingston, JAM 5/1

PV
– 4.41/14-5.5 Katie Stripling (Arkansas) – Fayetteville, AR 4/30

LJ
– 6.61/21-8.25 Chaunte Lowe (Nike) – Kingston, JAM 5/1

TJ
– 14.02/46-0 Erica McLain (Nike) – Stanford, CA 5/1

SP
– 18.43/60-5.75 Michelle Carter (Nike) – Austin, TX 5/1

DT
– 63.89/209-7 Becky Breisch (Nike) – Chula Vista, CA 4/29

HT
– 66.88/219-5 Stevi Large (unat) – Columbus, OH 4/30

JT
– 54.58/179-1 Marissa Tschida (Washington State) – Pullman, WA 5/1

Hept
– 5549 Uhunoma Osazuwa (Syracuse) – Cincinnati, OH 5/1

 

 

 

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