Bauhs named Athlete of the Week


Vicky Oddi
Communications Coordinator
USA Track & Field

INDIANAPOLIS - 2008 NCAA DII Cross Country champion Scott Bauhs has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the Synaptics Elite Athlete 5 km Thursday in San Jose, Calif.

In his first race as a professional, Bauhs tied the course record, covering the 5 km course in 13 minutes 37 seconds. It is the fastest time by an American for 5 km on the road this year.

Elsewhere, National high school 1,500m record-holder Jordan Hasay won her fourth consecutive CIF state cross country title Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno, Calif. Hasay covered the 5 km course in 17:18, finishing over one minute ahead of her nearest competitor.

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; April 29, Leo Manzano; May 6, Shalane Flanagan; May 13, Bonnie Richardson; May 20, Jenn Stuczynski; May 27, Chanelle Price; June 3, German Fernandez; June 10, Brad Walker; June 18, Jenny Barringer; July 11, Jenn Stuczynski; July 16, Walter Henning; July 23, Jenny Barringer; July 29 Phyllis Francis; August 13, Franklin "Bud" Held; August 20, Stephanie Brown Trafton; August 26, Bryan Clay; September 2, Lauryn Williams; September 10, Chaunte Howard; September 16, Sanya Richards; September 23, Joan Samuelson; September 30, Sara Slattery; October 7, Fernando Cabada; October 14, Molly Huddle; October 28, Jordan Hasay; November 4, Kara Goucher; November 11, Kami Semick; November 18, Galen Rupp; November 26, Galen Rupp; December 2, Scott Bauhs.