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Camarena-Williams named Athlete of the Week


INDIANAPOLIS – The new American Record holder in the women’s indoor shot put, Jillian Camarena-Williams has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the week after winning her seventh consecutive indoor U.S. title Sunday afternoon at the 2011 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships presented by BMW in Albuquerque, N.M.

Camarena-Williams’ toss of 19.87/65-02.25 broke the 24-year-old American record set by Ramona Pagel in 1987. Her mark was also good enough to move her to the top of the current world-standings lists and give her a new personal record, bettering her outdoor best of 19.50/63-11.75.

“I’m shocked! I’ve been training well, but you never expect that,” Camarena-Williams said. “Once they pulled the steel tape to verify the mark, it was a whirlwind. It was so fun!”

Reflecting on achievement, Camarena-Williams said, “I was excited to be named athlete of the week, with all of the amazing performances from last weekend with Jenny Simpson and Jenn Suhr. It is exciting for others to recognize my record. It was a shock.”

Winners: January 5, Bill Tribou; January 12, Tyler Sorensen; January 20, Josh Cox; January 26, Ben Shorey; February 2, Ashton Eaton; February 9, Ashton Eaton; February 16, Bernard Lagat; February 23, Ryan Crouser; March 2, Jillian Camarena-Williams



60 - 6.48 Mike Rodgers (Nike)   World leader

400 - 46.11 Michael Courtney (Next Level)

800 - 1:48.03 Duane Solomon (Saucony)

Mile - 4:04.63 Jeff See (Saucony)

3000 - 7:57.17 Bernard Lagat (Nike)

60H - 7.52 Omo Osaghae (unattached)

3000RW - 12:31.24 Patrick Stroupe (unattached)

HJ - 2.28/7-5.75 Jesse Williams (Nike/Oregon TC)

PV - 5.60/18-4.5 Mark Hollis (unattached)

LJ - 7.67/25-2 Jeremy Hicks (unattached)

TJ - 16.88/55-4.75 Rafeeq Curry (Shore AC)

SP - 21.35/70-0.5 Ryan Whiting (Nike)   World leader

WT - 24.08/79-0 Jake Freeman (New York AC)



60 - 7.12 Alex Anderson (Nike)

400 - 50.83 Natasha Hastings (Nike)   World leader

800 - 2:02.27 Phoebe Wright (Nike)

Mile - 4:34.96 Jenny Simpson (New Balance)

3000 - 9:02.20 Jenny Simpson (New Balance)

60H - 7.79 Kellie Wells (Nike)   World leader

3000RW - 13:40.52 Maria Michta (Walk USA)

HJ - 1.86/6-1.25 Epley Bullock (Riadha)

PV - 4.86/15-11.25 Jenn Suhr (adidas)   AMERICAN RECORD

LJ - 6.99/22-11.25 Janay DeLoach (unattached)   World leader

TJ - 13.66/44-9.75 Shakeema Welsch (unattached)

SP - 19.87/65-2.25 Jill Camarena-Williams (New York AC)   AMERICAN RECORD

WT - 24.21/79-5.25 Amber Campbell (Nike)   World leader 

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