INDIANAPOLIS - 2012 Olympic 100m silver medalist Carmelita Jeter
(Gardena, Calif.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after picking up two Diamond League wins last week in the 100 meters.
Jeter’s first win came on August 23 in Lausanne where she and 2012 Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were clocked in identical times of 10.86 but Jeter was determined the winner.
Four days later the rivals faced one another again in Birmingham, and Jeter clearly took the win as she set a meet record of 10.81. Fraser-Pryce finished second in 10.90.
Jeter currently sits in second place behind Fraser-Pryce in the Diamond League standings by two points. The overall series winner will be determined in Zurich on August 30 when the pair face-off again in the 100m.
Now in its 11th 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.
January 5, Landon Peacock; January 11, Kirubel Erassa; January 18, Shalane Flanagan; January 26, John Nunn; February 1, Gunnar Nixon; February 8, Jenn Suhr; February 14, Jillian-Camarena Williams; February 22, Brycen Spratling; February 28, Chaunte Lowe; March 7, Eric Broadbent; March 14, Ashton Eaton; March 21, Jeanne Daprano; March 27, Wallace Spearmon; April 3, Trevor Barron; April 9, Kevin Castille; April 18, Brittney Reese; April 25, Amy Sproston; May 2, Leo Manzano; May 9, Stephanie Brown-Trafton; May 16, Allyson Felix; May 23, Nick Hartle; May 30, Kimberlyn Duncan; June 6, Jessica Cosby and Meghan Vogel; June 13, Jesse Williams; June 20, Shelby Ashe; June 27, Ashton Eaton; July 4, Allyson Felix; July 12, Christian Cantwell; July 18, Gunnar Nixon; July 25 Evan Jager; August 1, Denzel Harper; August 15, Allyson Felix; August 23, Reese Hoffa; August 29, Carmelita Jeter