Wilson named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week

Wilson named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week

Provided by USATF


INDIANAPOLIS - Ajeé Wilson (Neptune, N.J.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after running the fastest ever indoor 600m time by a junior woman. Wilson won the NYU Team Challenge on Jan. 19 in a time of 1:27.30 at the New York Armory.

Wilson’s time broke the 31-year-old mark of Great Britain’s Linsey Macdonald who ran 1:27.4 in December of 1981.

Wilson, the 2011 USATF Youth Athlete of the year, owns 800m titles from the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships and the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championships. Wilson will return to the Armory for the Millrose Games on February 16 where she will join Alysia Montano in an attempt to better the 600m indoor American record of 1:26.56 held by Delisa Walton-Floyd since 1981.

Now in its 12th 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 www.usatf.org. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

2013 Winners: January 9, Bobby Mack; January 16, Mary Cain; January 22, Ajeé Wilson

Week in Review - January 14-20
From USATF Statistician Glen McMicken

MOORE CLIMBS INTO 500M TOP 10
2012 World Indoor 800m bronze medalist Erica Moore moved to No. 9 on the all-time U.S. list in the 500 meters Jan. 18 with her 1:09.98 at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

BROOKS BACK IN FORM WITH BIG SHOT
Defending NCAA indoor and outdoor champ and Olympic Trials third-placer Tia Brooks of Oklahoma uncorked her second-best shot put ever Jan. 19 at Norman with an 18.76m/61-6.75.

'11 PAJ CHAMP LOVETT TAKES DOWN VENERABLE GATOR HURDLES RECORD
Florida's Eddie Lovett, who won gold in the 110m hurdles at the 2011 Pan Am Junior Championships, broke a 23-year-old school record in the 55m hurdles Jan. 17 at the Gator Invitational, clocking 7.10 to break Earl Diamond's previous record of 7.15.

DUNCAN DEUCE STREAK CONTINUES
LSU's Kimberlyn Duncan hasn't lost to a collegian in the 200m since 2011, and she picked up her 19th win in a row Jan. 19 at the Texas A&M Triangular with a world-leading 23.15. Duncan's win helped her team to a win, while the Aggies rolled to the men's team title.

YOUNGER BURRELL A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK
Texas high schooler Cameron Burrell, son of former 100m world record-holder and current University of Houston head coach Leroy Burrell, dashed to a national prep-leading 6.69 in the 60m at the Carl Lewis High School Invitational Jan. 19 in Houston.

OLYMPIC RUNNER-UP SOARS TO OPEN '13
Kansas State's Olympic high jump silver medalist Erik Kynard cleared 2.29mm/7-6 in Manhattan Jan. 19, the best mark by an American this year.

WHITING WINS FIRST MEN'S SHOT SHOWDOWN
Reigning world indoor champion Ryan Whiting took top honors in the season's first big shot put showdown at Nordhausen, Germany, on Jan. 18, topping the world list with his 21.10m/69-2.75 to beat Olympic bronze medalist Reese Hoffa and three-time world indoor and outdoor bronze medalist Ralf Bartels of Germany.


Best Marks - Week of January 14-20, 2013


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606.63Marcus Rowland (Aub)01/19Auburn Inv
20020.79Aaron Ernest (LSU)01/19College Station
40046.98Caleb Williams (LSU)01/19College Station
Oversized Track:46.75Nick Efkamp (IaSt)01/19Ames
5001:01.29David Verburg (GM)01/18New York
6001:18.06Tommy Brinn (Nb)01/19Lincoln
8001:49.55Joe Abbott (unat)01/19Id Coll I
10002:22.96Ned Willig (Brown)01/19Cambridge
MILE4:00.27De’Sean Turner (TIn)01/18Bloomington
30008:02.73Zachary Mayhew (In)01/18Bloomington
55H7.10Eddie Lovett (Fl)01/17Gainesville
60H7.74Brendan Ames (unat)01/18Houston
4 x 4003:07.74LSU01/19College Station
Oversized Track:3:07.55South Plains01/19Lubbock
DMR10:00.21Texas A&M01/19College Station
HIGH JUMP2.29/7-6Erik Kynard (KsSt)01/19Manhattan
POLE VAULT5.50/18-½Mike Arnold (unat)01/19Reno PV
  Jordan Scott (PB)01/18Reno PV
LONG JUMP7.78/25-6¼Malcom Pennix (Mo)01/18Columbia
TRIPLE JUMP16.06/52-8¼Ricky Robertson (Ms)01/19Auburn Inv
SHOT21.10/69-2¾Ryan Whiting (US)01/18Nordhausen
WEIGHT21.08/69-2Collin Post (AzDT)01/19Phoenix
PENTATHLON3878Japheth Cato (Wi)01/18Madison
HEPTATHLON5388Andrew Reigstad (RI)01/17Kingston

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556.89Stephanie Kalu (SMU)01/19Lubbock
607.18Barbara Pierre (unat)01/20Winston-Salem
20023.15Kimberlyn Duncan (LSU)01/19College Station
40052.91Mary Wineberg (NYAC)01/18Bloomington
5001:09.98Erica Moore (unat)01/18Blacksburg
6001:27.30Ajee Wilson (adi)01/19New York
8002:06.45Shaniqua McGinnis (unat)01/19Bloomington
10002:45.42Abbey D’Agostino (Dart)01/20New Haven
30009:14.71Katie Matthews (BU)01/17BU Team Inv
55H7.67Katie Grimes (TxT)01/19Lubbock
60H8.17Bridgette Owens (Clem)01/19Auburn Inv
4 x 4003:36.03Arkansas01/19College Station
DMR Ovsz Track:11:13.51Iowa State01/18Ames
HIGH JUMP1.88/6-2Krystle Schade (Al)01/19Auburn Inv
POLE VAULT4.40/14-5¼Kylie Hutson (Nik)01/18Reno PV
  April Kubishta (unat)01/18Reno PV
  Mary Saxer (NYAC)01/18Reno PV
  Katy Viuf (unat)01/18Reno PV
LONG JUMP6.38/20-11¼Funmi Jimoh (Nik)01/18Houston
TRIPLE JUMP13.05/42-9¾Blessing Ufodiama (unat)01/19NnAz Ind
SHOT18.76/61-6¾Tia Brooks (Ok)01/19Norman
WEIGHT22.33/73-3¼Amber Campbell (Nik)01/19Chapel Hill



Katie Branham

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