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Posted: April 15, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: Beach named USATF Athlete of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS - Curtis Beach has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the men's decathlon Saturday at the Arcadia Invitational in Arcadia, Calif.

The fourth-place finisher in the boys' octathlon at the 2007 World Youth Championships, Beach dominated the decathlon, winning nine of the ten events, and ending with a score of 7,909 points. His nearest competitor was over 1,500 points back. Beach had winning marks in the 100m (10.99), 400m (48.16), 1500m (4:09.48), 110mH (14.42), high jump (2.07m/6-9.5), long jump (6.97m/22-10.5), shot put (13.61m/44-8), pole vault (4.40m/14-5.25) and javelin (47.48m/155-9) and was second in the discus (43.40m/142-5)

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; March 3, Terrence Trammell; March 10, Diana Pickler; March 17, Galen Rupp; March 25, Sumi Onodera-Leonard; April 1, German Fernandez; April 7, Cyrus Hostetler; April 14, Curtis Beach.

BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING APRIL 12
 
MEN
 
100 - 10.00 Walter Dix (unat) - Tallahassee, FL 4/11
200 - 20.66 Michael Tinsley (unat) - Oxford, MS 4/11
400 - 45.67 Jordan Boase (Washington) - Tempe, AZ 4/11
800 - 1:47.34 Duane Solomon (unat) - Westwood, CA 4/11
1500 - 3:42.77 Anthony Famiglietti (Saucony) - Knoxville, TN 4/10
Mile - 4:00.18 Tommy Schmitz (Saucony) - Westwood, CA 4/11
3000SC - 8:45.99 Scott MacPherson (Arkansas) - Tempe, AZ 4/11
5000 - 14:13.89 Kent Morikawa (UCLA) - Westwood, CA 4/11
10,000 29:31.93 Nate Edelman (Cornell) - Lewisburg, PA 4/11
110H - 13.51 Omo Osaghae (Texas Tech) - Lubbock, TX 4/9
400H - 49.44 Jeshua Anderson (Washington State) - Westwood, CA 4/11
HJ - 2.20/7-2.5 Scott Sellers (Kansas State) & Will Littleton (unat) -
El Paso, TX 4/11
PV - 5.35/17-6.5 Jordan Scott (Kansas) - Wichita, KS 4/11
LJ - 8.04/26-4.5 Matt Turner (unat) - Tempe, AZ 4/11
TJ - 17.14/56-2.75 Brandon Roulhac (Shore AC) - Tallahassee, FL 4/11
SP - 20.86/68-5.25 Reese Hoffa (NYAC) - Athens, GA 4/11
DT - 62.50/205-1 Casey Malone (Nike) - Boulder, CO 4/11
HT - 71.75/235-4 Walter Henning (LSU) - Tempe, AZ 4/10
JT - 76.45/250-10 Ryan Young (California) - Westwood, CA 4/11
Dec - 7480 Michael Ayers (Tennessee) - Knoxville, TN 4/9
 
WOMEN
 
100 - 11.11 Lauryn Williams (Nike) - Coral Gables, FL 4/11
200 - 22.59 Carmelita Jeter (Nike) - Westwood, CA 4/11
400 - 51.52 Jessica Beard (Texas A&M) - Westwood, CA 4/11
800 - 2:04.23 Treniere Clement (Nike) - Knoxville, TN 4/10
1500 - 4:17.68 Jessica Pixler (Seattle Pacific) - Westwood, CA 4/11
3000SC - 9:53.7 Bridget Franek (Penn State) - Lewisburg, PA 4/11
100H - 12.96 Yvette Lewis (Nike) - Westwood, CA 4/11
400H - 58.38 Danielle Brown (Western Michigan) - Knoxville, TN 4/10
HJ - 1.85/6-0.75 Adriane Sims-Stone (unat) - Chapel Hill, NC 4/11
PV - 4.42/14-6 Chelsea Johnson (Nike) - Westwood, CA 4/11
LJ - 6.77/22-2.5 Brittney Reese (Nike) - Oxford, MS 4/11
TJ - 13.10/42-11.75 Jasmine Simmons (Barton County CC) - Lincoln, NE 4/11
SP - 18.00/59-0.75 Sarah Stevens (Arizona State) - Tempe, AZ 4/11
DT - 58.42/191-8 Summer Pierson (unat) - Tempe, AZ 4/11
HT - 70.54/231-5 Jessica Cosby (Nike) - Westwood, CA 4/10
JT - 57.93/190-0 Rachel Yurkovich (Oregon) - Knoxville, TN 4/11
Hept - 5492 Nia Ali (USC) - Westwood, CA 4/10

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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