Campbell named Athlete of the Week

02-24-2010

Contact:
Vicky Oddi
Communications Coordinator
USA Track & Field
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INDIANAPOLIS - Amber Campbell has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the women's weight throw Saturday at the Gamecock Invitational at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.

A three-time USA Indoor champion and 2008 Olympian, Campbell won the women's weight throw with a world-leading heave of 24.32m/79-9.5. Campbell owns the three farthest throws in the world so far this year.

Now in its ninth 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.

Winners: January 13, Jen Clayton; January 20, Shalane Flanagan; January 27, Nolan Shaheed; February 3, Bernard Lagat; February 10, Bernard Lagat; February 17, Shalane Flanagan; February 24, Amber Campbell.

BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 21

MEN

60 - 6.57 Mike Rodgers (Nike) - Birmingham, GB 2/20

400 - 46.19 Bershawn Jackson (Nike) - Blacksburg, VA 2/20

1500 - 3:35.49 Bernard Lagat (Nike) - Birmingham, GB 2/20 U.S. leader

5000 - 13:52.11 Jon Grey (William & Mary) - Blacksburg, VA 2/20

60H - 7.69 Ty Akins (unattached) - Birmingham, GB 2/20

HJ - 2.30/7-6.5 Dusty Jonas (Nike) - Lincoln, NE 2/19

PV - 5.61/18-4.75 Jeremy Scott (unattached) - Jonesboro, AR 2/17

LJ - 8.19/26-10.5 Brian Johnson (Nike) - Baton Rouge, LA 2/19 World leader

TJ - 16.56/54-4 Lawrence Willis (unattached) - Baton Rouge, LA 2/19

SP - 19.52/64-0.5 Russ Winger (unattached) - Flagstaff, AZ 2/19

WT - 23.26/76-3.75 Chris Rohr (unattached) - Columbia, MO 2/19

Hept - 5339 Justin Schneider (Notre Dame) - New York, NY 2/21

WOMEN

60 - 7.06 Carmelita Jeter (Nike) - Birmingham, GB 2/20

200 - 23.71 DeeDee Trotter (unattached) - Blacksburg, VA 2/19

400 - 53.16 Ebonie Floyd-Broadnax (Nike) - Birmingham, GB 2/20 & Joanna Schultz (Notre Dame) - New York, NY 2/21

800 - 2:05.09 Treniere Moser (Nike) - Blacksburg, VA 2/20

3000 - 9:16.62 Alison Smith (Villanova) - New York, NY 2/21

5000 - 16:04.24 Clara Grandt (West Virginia) - New York, NY 2/20

60H - 7.95 Danielle Carruthers (Speed Dynamics) - Birmingham, GB 2/2

0HJ - 1.89/6-2.25 Deirdre Mullen (Nike) - Lawrenceville, NJ 2/20

PV - 4.62/15-1.75 Chelsea Johnson (Nike) - Flagstaff, AZ 2/19

LJ - 6.38/20-11.25 Brianna Glenn (unattached) - Birmingham, GB 2/20

SP - 18.83/61-9.5 Jill Camarena-Williams (NYAC) - Flagstaff, AZ 2/19 U.S. leader

WT - 24.32/79-9.5 Amber Campbell (Nike) - Columbia, SC 2/20 World leader

Pent - 3942 Uhunoma Osazuwa (Syracuse) - New York, NY 2/20