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Volume 2, Number 18

Jill Geer
Chief Public Affairs Officer
USA Track & Field
(508) 520-1529

Miller sustains broken fibula

2001 U.S. Indoor 200m champion Coby Miller has been diagnosed with a broken fibula in his left leg. He will have surgery Monday night (March 5) to repair the injury.

Miller suffered the injury immediately following his world-leading performance at the Pontiac Grand Prix USA Track & Field Indoor Championships in Atlanta on Saturday. He won the 200m in a meet-record time of 20.31, but was clipped by third-place finisher Shawn Crawford, who fell at the finish line, got entangled with runner-up Kevin Little, and then hit Miller.

Miller was taken to an Atlanta area hospital where his injury was diagnosed. It will not be known how long Miller will need to recover until after his surgery, but Miller's agent, Tony Campbell, expressed guarded optimism due to the fibula being a non-weight-bearing bone.

Miller finished 7th at the 2000 Olympic Games and is ranked #4 in the U.S. in the 200m by Track & Field News. A graduate of Auburn University, he was the 1999 NCAA 200m Indoor Champion.

Webb sets another record

Alan Webb, the first American prep runner to break four minutes for the indoor mile, set another national high school record on Saturday. Running at the Virginia High School League's Group AAA indoor track and field championships at George Mason University, Webb ran 2 minutes, 23.68 seconds in the 1,000 meters. A senior at South Lakes High School in Reston, Va., Webb broke George Kersh's 1987 record time of 2:23.85.

Masters records set at US Indoor Nationals

Nolan Shaheed and Carolyn Smith-Hanna both set records at the Georgia Dome on Saturday in their respective masters mile races in the 50+ division, as a part of the Pontiac Grand Prix USA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Shaheed, a Southern California resident, demolished his own world indoor record in the men's 50+ age-group, running 4:27.14. Shaheed bettered his own time by more than eight seconds, which he set in March 2000.

Smith-Hanna also bettered her own record time, finishing in 5:22.92. She set her previous record of 5:27.33 on January 20, in Ithaca, N.Y.

The masters miles in Atlanta were won by Canadian Graeme Fell (4:18.43) and Madelyn Noe (5:10.24).

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