INDIANAPOLIS - Megan Glasmann (Park City, Utah) has been named USA Track & Field’s athlete of the week after winning gold in the women's javelin at the Pan American Junior Championships on Sunday in Medellin, Colombia.
Glasmann came from behind to win, uncorking a massive 53.93m/176-11 on her final throw to break the meet record and move to second on the all-time high school list. Her throw added almost three feet to the previous record set in 2011 by Avionne Allgood of the North Las Vegas, Nev.
“I knew I had won on the fifth attempt, I was ahead by that time, so I didn’t necessarily have to take my last throw of the meet because I had already won, “ Glasmann said. “One of the other coaches asked my parents why I was still throwing, but I really wanted to see if I had anything left in me, and It turned out that I did have quite a bit.”
Glasmann will enroll at Stanford University this fall after enjoying a track season that saw her improve her personal best no less than four times.
“It was a great summer for me, and it was more than I could have imagined,” said Glasmann. “It was one of those seasons where I was consistently climbing from 140s to 160s and the 170s are next.”
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; January 30, Duane Solomon; February 6, Chris Derrick; February 13, Jeremy Taiwo; February 20, Alysia Montaño; February 27, Galen Rupp; March 6, Jenn Suhr; March 13, Tia Brooks; March 20, Bridget Franek; March 27, Ben True; April 3, Darvis “Doc” Patton; April 10, Octavious Freeman; April 24, Erik Kynard; May 1, Queen Harrison; May 8, Tyson Gay; May 15, Jon Olsen; May 22, Mary Cain; May 29, Michael Tinsley; June 5, Mary Cain; June 12, Brianna Rollins; June 26, Brianna Rollins; July 3, Thomas Burns; July 10, Ryan Whiting; July 17, William Bell. Sr.; July 24, Jenny Simpson; July 31, Tia Jones; August 14, Brittney Reese; August 21, LaShawn Merritt; August 28, Megan Glasmann