Manzano named Athlete of the Week

04-29-2008

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INDIANAPOLIS - University of Texas senior Leo Manzano has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after running the winning anchor leg in two events for the Longhorns last week at the 114th Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

An eight-time collegiate All-American, Manzano anchored the Longhorns to victories in the distance medley and 4xMile relays at Penn, earning the Outstanding College Relay Performer award.

Manzano, who also ran anchor when Texas won the DMR and 4xMile relays at Penn in 2007, posted a split of 4:01.8 in the 1,600m leg of the DMR this year at Penn in helping the Longhorns win the event in 9:32.89. Texas won the men's 4xMile relay in 16:29.50, with Manzano's anchor leg split of 4:08.2 sealing the victory.

Now in its seventh 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.

2008 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 8, Cheryl Foody; January 16, Nick Vena; January 22, Chanelle Price; January 29, Antwon Hicks; February 5, Adam Nelson; February 12, Lolo Jones; February 19, Adam Nelson; February 27, Michael Rodgers; March 3, Thomas Morgan; March 11, Bryan Clay; March 18, Bianca Knight; March 25, Phil Raschker; April 1, Orville Rogers; April 8, Lisa Koll; April 15, Ryan Hall, April 22, Deena Kastor; Leo Manzano, April 29.

BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING APRIL 27, 2008

MEN

100 - 10.18 Jason Heard (unat) - Berkeley, CA 4/26

200 - 20.37 Chris Berrian (unat) - Berkeley, CA 4/26

400 - 46.26 Greg Nixon (Asics) - Des Moines, IA 4/26

800 - 1:48.48 Matt Scherer (Oregon TC) - Eugene, OR 4/26

1500 - 3:40.76 Grant Robison (unat) - Hillsdale, MI 4/25

Mile - 3:58.16 Andrew Wheating (Oregon) - Eugene, OR 4/26

3000SC - 8:24.34 Anthony Famiglietti (adidas) - Philadelphia, PA 4/24

5000 - 13:48.11 Joe Driscoll (Zap Fitness) - Eugene, OR 4/25

10,000 - 29:43.12 Todd Snyder (Hanson's) - Hillsdale, MI 4/25

110H - 13.41 Arend Watkins (unat) - Berkeley, CA 4/26

400H - 49.26 Justin Gaymon (Georgia) - Des Moines, IA 4/26

HJ - 2.30/7-6.5 Dusty Jonas (Nebraska) - Des Moines, IA 4/26

PV - 5.71i/18-8.75 Derek Miles (Nike) & Mark Hollis (unat) - Des Moines, IA 4/25

(5.61/18-4.75 Derek Miles (Nike) - Des Moines, IA 4/26)

LJ - 7.73/25-4.5 Joe Kindred (St. Augustine) - Philadelphia, PA 4/25

TJ - 16.08/52-9.25 Tydree Lewis (Oklahoma) - Norman, OK 4/26

(16.55/54-3.75 Jonathan Jackson (TCU) - Philadelphia, PA 4/26)

SP - 20.88/68-6 Christian Cantwell (Nike) - Des Moines, IA 4/26

DT - 65.84/216-0 Jason Young (unat) - Denton, TX 4/24

HT - 73.77/242-0 Kibwe Johnson (NYAC) - Philadelphia, PA 4/26

JT - 81.72/268-1 Chris Hill (Georgia) - Des Moines, IA 4/25

Dec - 7712 Joe Detmer (unat) - Des Moines, IA 4/24

WOMEN

100 - 11.45 Alex Anderson (Texas) - Philadelphia, PA 4/25

200 - 23.01 Leslie Cole (Oklahoma) - Norman, OK 4/26

400 - 51.75 Shareese Woods (adidas) - Des Moines, IA 4/26

800 - 2:03.81 Maggie Vessey (unat) - Berkeley, CA 4/26

1500 - 4:17.19 Jenny Barringer (Colorado) - Eugene, OR 4/25

Mile - 4:38.28 Arianna Lambie (unat) - Berkeley, CA 4/26

3000 - 9:10.21 Lindsey Gallo (Reebok) - Hillsdale, MI 4/26

3000SC - 9:45.38 Emily Brown (Team USA/MN) - Des Moines, IA 4/26

5000 - 15:33.25 Kara Goucher (Nike) - Eugene, OR 4/25

10,000 - 33:57.46 Toni Wiszowaty (Plattsburgh) - Philadelphia, PA 4/24

100H - 12.74 Lolo Jones (Asics) - Des Moines, IA 4/26

400H - 57.38 Sandra Iwunze (Texas Tech) - Des Moines, IA 4/26

HJ - 1.95i/6-4.75 Chaunte Howard (Nike) - Des Moines, IA 4/24

PV - 4.65/15-3 Jenn Stuczynski (adidas) - New York

LJ - 6.67/21-10.75 Akiba McKinney (Nike) - Eugene, OR 4/25

TJ - 13.66/44-9.75 Simidele Adeagbo (Team XO) - Eugene, OR 4/26

SP - 17.99/59-0.25 Michelle Carter (unat) - La Jolla, CA 4/26

DT - 64.32/211-0 Stephanie Brown-Trafton (unat) - La Jolla, CA 4/25

HT - 68.58/225-0 Bethany Hart (unat) - Philadelphia, PA 4/26

JT - 58.25/191-1 Rachel Yurkovich (Oregon) - Eugene, OR 4/25

Hept - 5788 Fiona Asigbee (unat) - Des Moines, IA 4/24