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Youth champion Daloria Boone named USATF Athlete of the Week

3/18/2015
 
INDIANAPOLIS -- Multi-time national champion Daloria Boone wins USATF Athlete of the Week honors after her dominating performance at the USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships March 13-15 in Landover, Maryland.
 
Boone (Milledgeville, Georgia) won four events and set two records over the weekend. She took the top spot in the 15-16 girls long jump with a record 5.77m/18-11.25 on Saturday, beating the previous mark set last year by 16 inches. 
 
On Sunday, she went on to win the 15-16 girls 55m with a record time of 7.18, and she also won the 200m in 25.61 and the 400m in 58.53.
 
Boone was a returning champion to this year's event, repeating her 2014 streak that included first place finishes in the 13-14 girls 200m, 55m and long jump.
 
Other top performances from the weekend include:
 
  • Kendall Williams (Marietta, Georgia), a sophomore at the University of Georgia, set two collegiate records and won her third career NCAA title at the Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday, March 14 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
  • Ben True (North Yarmouth, Maine) won his third consecutive title at the USATF 15k Championships with his time of 44:03 on Saturday, March 14.
  • Jonah Gorevic (Rye, New York) took the top spots and set new records in both the 11-12 boys 1500m and 3000m with his times of 4:36.23 and 9:44.97 on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 respectively at the USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships.‚Äč
 
Now in its 14th 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.
 
2015 Winners: January 15, Chris Derrick; January 21, Demi Payne; January 28, Casimir Loxsom; February 4, Anselm LeBourne; February 11, Jenny Simpson; February 18, Brycen Spratling; February 25, Maksim Korolev; March 4, Shannon Rowbury; March 11, Mary Norckauer; March 18, Daloria Boone.
 
About USATF
USA Track & Field is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the  United States. For more information on USATF, visit http://www.usatf.org/.
 
To nominate an athlete for Athlete of the Week, please send a detailed email about their performance to Communications@usatf.org.


Amber Brooks
Internet Publishing Coordinator
Amber.Brooks@usatf.org



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