Collins named Athlete of the Week


Vicky Oddi
Communications Intern
USA Track & Field

INDIANAPOLIS - Bill Collins has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after sweeping the M55 60m, 200m, and 400m over the weekend at the 2006 World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor in Linz, Austria.

A 2003 USA Track & Field Masters Hall of Fame inductee, Collins started off his weekend with a world record time of 23.36 seconds in the 200m. He then claimed another world record in the 60m with a time of 7.34. Collins finished up his competition with a win in the 400m, clocking in at 54.22. The exploits of Collins and the American contingent were followed closely in the U.S. on

Now in its sixth 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 the USATF website. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

2006 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 3, Walt Henning; January 10, Amandi Rhett; January 17, Kevin Eastler; January 24, Marisa Hanson; January 31, Me'Lisa Barber; February 7, Reese Hoffa; February 14, Wallace Spearmon; February 21, Ryan Hall; February 28, Terrence Trammell; March 7, Ryan Harlan; March 14, Walter Davis; March 21, Bill Collins.