Reynolds named Athlete of the Week


Kelcey Zutavern
Communications Intern
USA Track & Field

INDIANAPOLIS - Robin Reynolds has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting the 400m national record and winning three individual titles in the youth girls' (13-14) division Sunday at the 2007 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Lisle, Illinois.

Reynolds (Miami, Fla.) clocked a time of 53.10 seconds to win the youth girls' 400m. Her time bettered the previous record of 53.40, which was set by Brandi Cross in 2002. On Saturday, Reynolds won titles in the 200m and 800m, with times of 24.34 and 2:15.78, respectively. She just missed claiming a fourth title Sunday in the 100m, where she finished second by .01 in a time of 11.99.

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; April 4, Natasha Hastings; April 10, Diana Pickler; April 17, Shalane Flanagan; April 24, Virginia Tech women's team, Ryan Hall; May 1, Jen Rhines; May 8, Walter Henning; May 15, Allyson Felix; May 22, Breaux Greer; May 29, Walter Dix; June 5, Jenn Stuczynski; June 12, Walter Dix; June 19, Chanelle Price; June 27, Tyson Gay; July 3, Jim Sorensen; July 10, Robin Reynolds.