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USATF Fan's Choice Awards Voting Open

11/19/2014
 

INDIANAPOLIS -- Voting is now open for the 2014 USATF Fan’s Choice Awards. There are new categories for 2014, including the Best IAAF World Indoor Championships Performer, Best IAAF World Junior Championships Performer, Inspirational Performance of the Year and Performance of the Year.


Voting remains open until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 25. Full ballots are below.


  • Best IAAF World Indoor Championships Performer

    • Nia Ali

      • Gold medal, women’s 60-meter hurdles – surprised the field (including Olympic champion Sally Pearson) to win gold in a PR-tying 7.80.

    • Ashton Eaton

      • Gold medal, men’s indoor heptathlon – successfully defended his gold medal in the men’s indoor heptathlon, just missing his world record total with a score of 6,632 points.

    • Francena McCorory

      • Gold medal, women’s 400 meters and women’s 4x400m relay – only member of Team USA in Sopot to win 2 gold medals, running a 50.36 third leg on the 4x4 and taking Team USA’s third straight gold in the individual 400 in 51.12.

    • Omo Osaghae

      • Gold medal, men’s 60-meter hurdles – upset a field of European favorites (including eventual Diamond League winner Pascal Martinot Lagarde) to capture gold, running a then-PB of 7.49 in the semis before a personal best of 7.45.

    • Chanelle Price

      • Gold medal, women’s 800 meters – won the first gold medal in Team USA history in the women’s 800 meters, crossing in 2:00.09.

    • Ryan Whiting

      • Gold medal, men’s shot put – won Team USA’s sixth straight World Indoor title and his second straight gold in the event, tossing 22.05m/72-4.25. His second-best mark (21.95m/72-0.25) would have also won gold.

  • Best IAAF World Junior Championships Performer

    • Mary Cain

      • Gold medal, women’s 3,000 meters – won the first-ever distance medal for Team USA in the women’s 3,000 meters, crossing in a PR 8:58.48 which is the second-fastest ever by a U.S. junior.

    • Desiree Freier

      • Silver medal, women’s pole vault – set an American junior record in the women’s pole vault with a mark of 4.45m/14-7.25. Freier took home silver on her 18th birthday.

    • Trentavis Friday

      • Gold medal, men’s 200 meters and men’s 4x100m relay – won gold in the men’s 200 meters in a wind-aided 20.04, beating the rest of the field by more than two-tenths of a second for the first U.S. gold in the event in 20 years. Combined with the men’s 4x100m relay for the third fastest time in world junior history, earning the fourth consecutive win in a row for the U.S. in the event and the ninth in WJC history.

    • Shamier Little

      • Gold medal, women’s 400-meter hurdles and women’s 4x400m relay – won gold in the women’s 400-meter hurdles in 55.66, while also running the opening leg of the women’s 4x400m relay which won gold for the seventh straight time at the WJC.

    • Kaylin Whitney

      • Gold medal, women’s 200 meters and women’s 4x100m relay; bronze medal, women’s 100 meters – won the women’s 200 meters in a wind-aided 22.82 to take home Team USA’s third gold medal ever in the event; overcame a tough start in the women’s 100 meters to claim bronze in 11.45. Combined with the women’s 4x100m relay for the eighth-fastest time in world junior history, earning the sixth consecutive win in a row for the U.S. in the event and the ninth in WJC history.

    • Kendal Williams

      • Gold medal, men’s 100 meters and men’s 4x100m relay – ran a PR 10.21 to become the first U.S. Junior man to win the event since 2004 and the fourth in WJC history. Combined with the men’s 4x100m relay for the third fastest time in world junior history, earning the fourth consecutive win in a row for the U.S. in the event and the ninth in WJC history.

  • Inspirational Performance of the Year

    • Mikey Brannigan

      • Autistic HS miler who was top 10 in the nation this year. New Balance Outdoor Nationals Champion – 3,000 Meters

    • Meb Keflezighi

      • 2014 Boston Marathon Champion in 2:08:37, a personal best. The first American man to win Boston since 1983 and the oldest man to win Boston since 1931, Keflezighi was named USATF Athlete of the Week and USOC Athlete of the Month for his victory. He brought hope and spirit to the Boston Marathon when the American people needed it most following the bombing in 2013.

    • Tatyana McFadden

      • Won a silver medal at the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi in cross-country skiing. Barely a month later, McFadden won the London Marathon, where she successfully defended her title in a course-record 1:45:12.

    • Alysia Montano

      • Ran the USATF Outdoor Championships 800 meters preliminary round while 8 months pregnant.

    • Masters Relay

      • Relay pool of Champion Goldy, Sr., Orville Rogers, Charles Ross, Charles Boyle and Roy Englert combined to compete in three relays (4x1, 4x4, 4x8), the first ever contested for the M90 age group.

  • Performance of the Year

    • Tianna Bartoletta

      • Bartoletta had an incredible USATF Outdoor Championships, where she took home the women’s 100 meters in 11.15. Less than 24 hours later, Bartoletta nabbed silver in the women’s long jump with a leap of 6.86m/22-6.25, a mark she nailed twice.

    • Emma Coburn

      • In Shanghai, Coburn captured the Diamond League meeting with a time of 9:19.80, a then-personal best. Coburn gapped the field on the first lap, built up a lead of over 12 seconds with 1,000 meters to go and defeated a field that included Olympians Sofia Assefa and Hiwot Ayalew.

    • Justin Gatlin

      • Gatlin capped his undefeated season in Brussels, winning the 100 meters in 9.77, a personal best. With the victory, Gatlin captured the 2014 Diamond League crown. Less than an hour later, Gatlin ran 19.71 to win the men’s 200 meters. Gatlin has the two fastest 200m times in the world this year (19.68).

    • Meb Keflezighi

      • 2014 Boston Marathon Champion in 2:08:37, a personal best. The first American man to win Boston since 1983 and the oldest man to win Boston since 1931, Keflezighi was named USATF Athlete of the Week and USOC Athlete of the Month for his victory.

    • Gia Lewis-Smallwood

      • Set the American record in the women’s discus at Decanation, registering a mark of 69.17m/226-11 to improve the previous record by nearly five feet (67.74m/222-3). It was Lewis-Smallwood’s performance that edged Team USA to the Decanation victory over host France.

    • Kaylin Whitney

      • Won three medals at the IAAF World Junior Championships, including gold in the women’s 200 meters and women’s 4x100-meter relay, which was the eighth fastest in world junior history. Whitney also captured bronze in the women’s 100 meters.



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