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News and Notes, Volume 12, Number 3

1/19/2012
 

1. Jeter to receive Sportswoman of the Year Award
2. U.S. Open tickets still available

Jeter to receive Sportswoman of the Year Award
Reigning World Outdoor gold medalist and 2011 Jesse Owens Award winner Carmelita Jeter will be named Sportswoman of the Year at the LA Sports Awards to be held March 15 at Club Nokia at LA Live.

This will be the seventh edition of the LA Sports Awards, which are given annually by the Los Angeles Sports Council to honor the best moments of the year in the Los Angeles/Orange county area.

Jeter is a native of Los Angeles and the award  is the latest honor in a standout season for Jeter. Her season was highlighted with gold medals in the 100m and 4x100m along with a silver medal in the 200m at the World Outdoor Championships in Daegu, South Korea.  Jeter also claimed the USA Outdoor title in the 100m along with the Diamond League championship in both the 100m and 200m.  It was her second consecutive Diamond League championship in the  100m.

Allyson Felix previously won the Sportswoman of the Year award in both in 2007 and 2009.

U.S. Open tickets still available
The U.S. Open will be broadcast Sunday, January 29, from 7-9 p.m. on ESPN2. Tickets remain available at the MSG Box Office, Ticketmaster charge at 866-858-0008, all Ticketmaster outlets, and THEGARDEN.com/USOPEN. Annual MSG Track & Field subscribers can contact 212-465-6073. USATF proudly accepts only Visa.

Visit the official U.S. Open website at usopen.usatf.org. For information on the Visa Championship Series, including the U.S. Open and TV information, visit www.visachampionshipseries.com.


Jared Slinde
Communications Manager
USA Track & Field
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