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White’s sprint double wins her USATF Athlete of the Week

5/9/2019
 

Kayla White (Miami, Florida) ran a world-leading time in the 100m to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.


White, a senior at North Carolina A&T, zipped to a 10.96 in the 100m to win the MEAC title at Greensboro, moving to equal fifth on the all-time collegiate list. The 2019 NCAA indoor 200m champion added a U.S.-leading 22.52 win in the 200m and ran on the Aggies’ 43.45 gold medal 4x100m relay squad to help A&T win the team title.


Full results are here.


Other notable performances from the previous week:


Trevor Stewart — Stewart, a junior at North Carolina A&T, moved to No. 9 on the all-time U.S. collegian list in the 400m with his 44.38 at the MEAC Championships.


Leonard Korir — Korir won his second USATF Half Marathon title with a 61:52 at Pittsburgh.


Stephanie Bruce — Bruce won her second national title with a lifetime-best 70:43 at the USATF Half Marathon Championships.


Hillary Bor — Bor moved to No. 3 on the all-time U.S. men’s 3,000m steeplechase list with his 8:08.41 at the Doha Diamond League meet, where he finished second.


Dalilah Muhammad — Muhammad, the reigning Olympic champion, won the women’s 400m hurdles at the Doha DL meet with a world-leading 53.61.



Now in its 18th 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 USATF.org. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

 

2019 Winners: January 9, Nick Christie; January 16, Hillary Bor; January 23, Taylor Ewert; January 30, Devin Dixon; February 6, Alison Wood; February 13, Ajee’ Wilson; February 20, Abbabiya Simbassa; February 27, Athing Mu; March 6, Neringa Jakstiene; March 13, Grant Holloway; March 20, Robyn Stevens; March 27, Deena Kastor; April 3, Irene Obera; April 10, Stanley Kebenei; April 17, Israel Merkle; April 24, Ryan Crouser; May 1, Emily Sisson; May 8, Kayla White.

 

We welcome your nominations!


To nominate an athlete for USATF Athlete of the Week, please send a detailed email about his/her performance to communications@usatf.org.

 

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