O’Connor named Athlete of the Week

03-27-2007

Contact:
Vicky Oddi
Communications Coordinator
USA Track & Field
317-713-4670

INDIANAPOLIS - Nadine O'Connor (Del Mar, Calif.) has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting three world masters age group records at the 2007 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass.

The 2005 Masters Female Athlete of the Year, O'Connor won the W65 pole vault with a clearance of 2.89 meters/9 feet 5.75 inches on Friday. She then went on to break her second listed world record on Saturday, leaping 4.16m/13-6.75 in the W65 long jump. On Sunday, her time of 30.63 seconds also was a world record.

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.

2007 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 2, Thomas Morgan; January 9, Jacquelyn Coward; January 16, Ryan Hall; January 23, Johnny Dutch; January 30, Shalane Flanagan; February 6, Gail Devers; February 13, Alan Culpepper; February 20, Bernard Lagat; February 27, Christian Cantwell; March 6, Fasil Bizuneh; March 13, Natasha Hastings; March 20, Anthony Famiglietti; March 27, Nadine O'Connor.

BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING MARCH 25

MEN

100 - 10.21 Greg Bolden (Florida State) - Orlando, FL 3/24

200 - 20.64 Jody Johnson (Sacramento State) - Sacramento, CA 3/24

400 - 45.37 Bershawn Jackson (Nike) - Winston-Salem, NC 3/23

800 - 1:47.96 Duane Solomon (USC) - Los Angeles, CA 3/24

1500 - 3:43.17 Aaron Aguayo (Arizona State) - Tempe, AZ 3/24

110H - 13.27 David Oliver (Nike) - Orlando, FL 3/23

400H - 49.78 Bryan Scott (Texas Tech) - Tucson, AZ 3/24

HJ - 2.33/7-7.75 Jesse Williams (Nike) - Los Angeles, CA 3/24

PV - 5.72/18-9.25 Russ Buller (Asics) - Baton Rouge, LA 3/24

LJ - 7.80/25-7.25 Tyrone Harris (Unattached) - Orlando, FL 3/24

TJ - 16.12/52-10.75 Lawrence Willis (Unattached) - Baton Rouge, LA 3/24

SP - 20.02/65-8.25 Noah Bryant (USC) - Los Angeles, CA 3/24

DT - 60.18/197-5 Adam Kuehl (Arizona) - Tucson, AZ 3/24

HT - 75.43/247-6 A.G. Kruger (Nike) - Tempe, AZ 3/23

JT - 71.35/234-1 Chris Hill (McNeese State) - Baton Rouge, LA 3/24

Dec - 7648 Mustafa Abdur-Rahim (ASC Elite) - Scottsdale, AZ 3/22

WOMEN

100 - 11.34 Juanita Broaddus (Unattached) - Baton Rouge, LA 3/24

200 - 23.01 Natasha Hastings (South Carolina) - Tucson, AZ 3/24

400 - 51.02 Natasha Hastings (South Carolina) - Tucson, AZ 3/24

800 - 2:02.99 Katie Erdman (Michigan) - Tempe, AZ 3/24

1500 - 4:23.27 Geena Gall (Michigan) - Tempe, AZ 3/24

3000SC - 10:24.73 Sarah Madebach (Georgia) - Tuscaloosa, AL 3/23

100H - 12.94 Candice Davis (USC) - Los Angeles, CA 3/24

400H - 57.37 Latosha Wallace (Arizona State) - Tempe, AZ 3/24

HJ - 1.86/6-1.25 Ann Larsen (Unattached) - Orlando, FL 3/24

PV - 4.40/14-5.25 Andree Pickens (Bell Athletics) - Tuscaloosa, AL 3/24

LJ - 6.59/21-7.5 Brittney Reese (Ole Miss) - Tuscaloosa, AL 3/24

TJ - 12.88/42-3.25 Shenae Dawkins (Georgia) - Tuscaloosa, AL 3/23

SP - 16.80/55-1.5 Abigail Ruston (Texas State) - Austin, TX 3/24

DT - 56.66/185-11 Kelechi Anyanwu (California) - Tucson, AZ 3/24

HT - 65.43/214-8 Sarah Stevens (Arizona State) - Tempe, AZ 3/23

JT - 57.90/189-11 Rachel Yurkovich (Oregon) - Tempe, AZ 3/24

Hept - 5515 Ashley Wilhelm (Cincinnati) - Tuscaloosa, AL 3/23