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Da’mira Allen’s triple gold at Youth Indoors earns her USATF Athlete of the Week


Da’mira Allen (Chester, Pennsylvania) was a triple gold medalist at the USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships at Staten Island’s Ocean Breeze facility to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Allen, who holds several world age-group records, won three USATF Youth Indoor golds for the second year in a row, setting meet records in the girls’ 9-10 age group in the 400m (60.43), 800m (2:26.03) and 1500m (5:00.24).

Other notable performances from the weekend:

Molly Huddle — Huddle dominated the USATF women’s 15K championships in Jacksonville, winning by 50 seconds over Jordan Hasay in 47:50.

Leonard Korir — Korir defended his USATF 15K title in Jacksonville, pulling away from Sam Chelanga to cross the line first in 43:06, winning by nine seconds.

Michael Norman — Norman broke the world indoor record in the 400m with a 44.52 at the NCAA Championships, and then anchored his USC 4x400 team to victory in a world best 3:00.77, one second faster than the world record set by Poland at the World Indoors.

Kendall Ellis — Ellis set an American indoor record of 50.34 in the women’s 400 at the NCAA Championships, and anchored USC to a 3:27.45 win in the 4x400.

Elijah Hall — Hall was a double sprint gold medalist at the NCAA Championships, as the Houston senior set an American indoor record of 20.02 in the 200m after taking the 60m in 6.52.

Karissa Schweizer — Missouri’s 3,000m/5000m winner became only the fourth woman ever to win the distance double at the NCAA Indoor Championships.


Now in its 17th 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.

2018 Winners: January 4, Brian Herron; January 11, Katelyn Tuohy; January 18, Molly Huddle; January 25, Christian Coleman; February 1, Sonja Friend-Uhl; February 8, Emily Infeld; February 15, Kendra Harrison; February 22, Christian Coleman; March 1, Sydney McLaughlin; March 8, Courtney Okolo; March 15, Da’mira Allen.

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