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Posted: February 25, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: Faulk named USATF Athlete of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS - Dexter Faulk has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the men's 60m hurdles at two IAAF indoor permit meets in Europe last week.

Faulk was victorious in Karlsruhe on Sunday, February 15 in a personal best time of 7.50 seconds before winning again Saturday in Birmingham, England, in 7.54 seconds. In Birmingham, Faulk defeated 2008 Olympic Games silver medalist David Payne (2nd-7.55) and Beijing bronze medalist David Oliver (4th-7.57). Fellow American Joel Brown was third in 7.56.

Now in its eighth 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.

2009 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 6, Mason Finley; January 13, Amber Campbell; January 20, Josh Cox; January 27, German Fernandez; February 3, Ashton Eaton; February 10, Shalane Flanagan; February 17, Galen Rupp; February 25, Dexter Faulk.

BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 22
 
MEN
60 - 6.53 Ivory Williams (Nike) - Birmingham, GBR 2/21 
400 - 46.96 Cazal Arnett (Binghamton) - Boston, MA 2/21 
800 - 1:48.55 David Krummenacker (adidas) - Birmingham, GBR 2/21 
1500 - 3:38.69 Bernard Lagat (Nike) - Birmingham, GBR 2/21 
5000 - 13:52.65 Dan Nunn (Georgetown) - New York, NY 2/21 
60H - 7.54 Dexter Faulk (Nike) - Birmingham, GBR 2/21 
HJ - 2.31/7-7 Andra Manson (Nike) - Birmingham, GBR 2/21 
PV - 5.71/18-8.75 Derek Miles (Nike) - Stockholm, SWE 2/18 
LJ - 7.84/25-8.75 Jeremy Hicks (LSU) - Baton Rouge, LA 2/20 
TJ - 16.89/55-5 Brandon Roulhac (Shore AC) - Birmingham, GBR 2/21 U.S. leader 
SP - 20.17/66-2.25  Russ Winger (unat) - West Lafayette, IN 2/21 
Hept - 5460 Aaron King (Connecticut) - New York, NY 2/22
 
WOMEN
60 - 7.11 Carmelita Jeter (Nike) - Birmingham, GBR 2/21 World leader
400 - 52.92 Shana Cox (unat) - Blacksburg, VA 2/21 
Mile - 4:34.78 Keri Bland (West Virginia) - New York, NY 2/22 
5000 - 15:59.75 Frances Koons (Villanova) - New York, NY 2/21 
60H - 7.82 Lolo Jones (Asics) - Birmingham, GBR 2/21 
HJ - 1.82/5-11.5 Kelly McNamee (Washington) - Moscow, ID 2/21 
PV - 4.40/14-5.25 Katelin Rains (Minnesota State) - Minneapolis, MN 2/21 
LJ - 6.60/21-8 Natasha Harvey (Jacksonville) - Johnson City, TN 2/20 
TJ - 13.56/44-6 Toni Smith (unat) - Norman, OK 2/21
SP - 18.24/59-10.25 Liz Wanless (NYAC) - Anderson, IN 2/21 U.S. leader
WT - 23.30/76-5.5 Erin Gilreath (NYAC) - Anderson, IN 2/21 
Pent - 4073 Jasmine Cotten (Cincinnati) - New York NY 2/22 

About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.

For more information on USATF, visit USATF.org.


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