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RI’s Molly Huddle USATF’s Athlete of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS
– Molly Huddle has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the
Week after breaking the American record in the women’s 5,000m Friday at
the Belgacom Memorial van Damme, the final meeting of the Samsung
Diamond League in Brussels, Belgium.

The
2010 USA Outdoor runner-up, Huddle took .04 seconds off Shalane
Flanagan’s
previous American record when she finished tenth in Brussels
in 14:44.76. Her time is also an Area and NACAC record. Huddle has now
taken over 30 seconds off the 15:17 lifetime best she had heading into
the 2010 outdoor season.

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; May 12, Walter Dix; May 26, Cory Martin; June 2, Chaunte Lowe;
June 9, Bernard Lagat; June 16, Queen Harrison; June 30, Kara
Patterson; July 7, David Oliver; July 22, David Oliver; July 28, Conor
McCullough; August 4, Kennedy Blahnik; August 11, Tyson Gay; August 18,
Allyson Felix; August 26, Robin Reynolds.

BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING AUGUST 29

MEN

100 – 9.79 Tyson Gay (adidas) – Brussels, BEL 8/27

200 – 19.85 Wallace Spearmon (Saucony) – Rieti, ITA 8/29

400 – 45.59 David Neville (Nike) – Brussels, BEL 8/27

800 – 1:43.76 Nick Symmonds (Nike/OTC) – Rieti, ITA 8/29   U.S. leader

1500 – 3:32.37 Leo Manzano (Nike) – Brussels, BEL 8/27

3000 – 7:29.00 Bernard Lagat (Nike) – Rieti, ITA 8/29   AMERICAN RECORD

5000 – 13:32.10 Ryan Vail (Brooks) – Merksem, BEL 8/28

110H – 13.01 David Oliver (Nike) – Rieti, ITA 8/29

400H – 47.85 Bershawn Jackson (Nike) – Brussels, BEL 8/27

HJ – 2.27/7-5.25 Jesse Williams (Nike) – Eberstadt, GER 8/28

PV – 5.65/18-6.5 Derek Miles (Nike) – Brussels, BEL 8/27

SP – 22.16/72-8.5 Reese Hoffa (NYAC) – Brussels, BEL 8/27

JT – 74.37/244-0 Sean Furey (unat) – Merksem, BEL 8/28

WOMEN

100 – 11.21 Miki Barber (Nike) – Rieti, ITA 8/29

200 – 22.61 Allyson Felix (Nike) – Brussels, BEL 8/27

400 – 50.87 Natasha Hastings (Nike) – Rieti, ITA 8/29

800 – 1:59.89 Alysia Johnson (Nike) – Brussels, BEL 8/27

1500 – 4:01.63 Shannon Rowbury (Nike) – Rieti, ITA 8/29

3000 – 8:53.13 Sara Hall (Asics) – Rieti, ITA 8/29

3000SC – 9:24.84 Lisa Aguilera (Nike) – Brussels, BEL 8/27   U.S. leader

5000 – 14:44.76 Molly Huddle (Saucony) – Brussels, BEL 8/27   AMERICAN RECORD

100H – 12.69 Queen Harrison (unat) – Brussels, BEL 8/27

400H – 54.71 Sheena Tosta (Nike) – Rieti, ITA 8/29

PV – 4.34/14-2.75 Lacy Janson (unat) – Rieti, ITA 8/29

LJ – 6.31/20-8.5 Brianna Glenn (unat) – Breda, HOL 8/28

DT – 61.58/202-0 Aretha Thurmond (Nike) – Brussels, BEL 8/27

HT – 69.87/229-2 Amber Campbell (Nike) – Rieti, ITA 8/28

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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