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Christie breaks oldest indoor record to win USATF Athlete of the Week


Nick Christie (El Cajon, California) broke the oldest U.S. men’s indoor track and field record to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.


Christie, the 2018 USATF Outdoors champion in the 20km walk, clocked 43:05.53 for 10,000m at Rochester, New York, on Dec. 29 to break the previous record of 44:36 set in 1974 by John Knifton. En route to the record, Christie won the USATF 5,000m Race Walk Championships title in 21:03.04.

Full results are available here.


Other notable performances from the last two weeks:

Miranda Melville — Melville broke her own American indoor record in the 5,000, walk with a 22:23.91 at Rochester, clipping almost 16 seconds off the record she set in 2015.

Alonie Sutton — Tennessee freshman Sutton, the triple jump bronze medalist at the 2018 USATF Juniors, set a PR of 13.00m/42-8 to win a dual meet at Indiana.

Athing Mu — New Jersey high schooler Mu, the silver medalist in the 800m at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, ran a high school-leading 53.54 in the 400m at the New York City Armory.

Marcellus Moore — A junior at Plainfield, Illinois, North HS, Moore won the sprint double at the Texas A&M High School Invitational with a pair of high school-leading marks -- 6.76 for 60m and 21.23 for 200m. Moore was sixth in the 100m at the 2018 USATF Junior Championships.

Now in its 18th 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 Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.


2019 Winners: January 9, Nick Christie.


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