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Wilson sets 800 record to win USATF Athlete of the Week

2/14/2019
 

Ajee’ Wilson (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) set an American indoor record in the women’s 800m at the Millrose Games to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

 

Wilson, a two-time World Indoor silver medalist and the American record holder outdoors at 1:55.61, controlled the race at the Armory in New York City all the way, winning in 1:58.60 to trim .11 off the previous AR set in 2002 by Nicole Teter on the same track. Her time is the fastest in the world this year.

 

Other notable performances from the past weekend:


Tori Franklin — Franklin broke the American indoor record in the women’s triple jump with a 14.57m/47-9.75 at the Madrid IAAF World Tour meet.

Donavan Brazier — Brazier broke a 27-year-old American indoor record in the men’s 800m with his 1:44.41 at the Millrose Games.

Taylor Ewert — Ewert not only set a pair of high school records, she also won the USATF mile race walk championship at the Millrose Games. Ewert clocked 6:28.21 for the mile distance and passed 1500m en route in 6:02.85.

Grant Fisher — Fisher set an American collegiate record in the 3,000m at Millrose, winning for Stanford in 7:42.62.

 

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.

 

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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