INDIANAPOLIS - Kara Goucher has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after finishing third in the Boston Marathon Monday in Boston, Mass.
The 2007 World Outdoor 10,000m bronze medalist, Goucher took third in the women's marathon in 2 hours 32 minutes 25 seconds. It was the top finish for an American woman since Kim Jones took second in 1993.
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; April 21, Kara Goucher.
BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING APRIL 19
100 - 10.19 Darvis Patton (Nike) - Waco, TX 4/18
200 - 20.17 LaShawn Merritt (Nike) - Greensboro, NC 4/18
400 - 45.27 Gil Roberts (Texas Tech) - Waco, TX 4/18
800 - 1:46.85 Duane Solomon (unat) - Walnut, CA 4/18
1500 - 3:41.46 Tommy Schmitz (WRRT) - Walnut, CA 4/17
Mile - 3:58.90 Alan Webb (Nike) - Lawrence, KS 4/18
3000SC - 8:39.19 Cory Thorne (Louisville) - Walnut, CA 4/16
5000 - 13:17.98 Anthony Famiglietti (Saucony) - Walnut, CA 4/17
10,000 - 28:52.26 Carls Trujillo (Eugene RC) - Walnut, CA 4/16
110H - 13.37 Antwon Hicks (adidas) & Dexter Faulk (Nike) - Lawrence, KS 4/18
400H - 49.78 Reuben McCoy (unat) - Lawrence, KS 4/18
HJ - 2.25/7-4.5 Jamie Nieto (Nike) & Trent Arrivey (Washington State)
- Walnut, CA 4/18
PV - 5.50/18-0.5 Jason Colwick (Rice) - Austin, TX 4/18 & Jordan Scott
(unat) - Lawrence, KS 4/17
LJ - 8.01/26-3.5 Jarod Tobler (unat) - Walnut, CA 4/18
TJ - 16.97/55-8.25 Brandon Roulhac (Shore AC) - Walnut, CA 4/18
SP - 21.53/70-7.75 Christian Cantwell (Nike) - Goree, SEN 4/17
DT - 59.87/196-5 Casey Malone (Nike) - Walnut, CA 4/18
HT - 76.85/252-1 Jake Freeman (Iron Ball AC) - Princeton, NJ 4/17
JT - 78.38/257-2 Cyrus Hostetler (Oregon) - Eugene, OR 4/18
Dec - 7636W Chris Randolph (unat) - Azusa, CA 4/16
100 - 10.96 Carmelita Jeter (Nike) - Walnut, CA 4/18
200 - 22.74 Shalonda Solomon (Reebok) - Greensboro, NC 4/18
400 - 52.26 Jessica Beard (Texas A&M) - Baton Rouge, LA 4/18
800 - 2:02.69 Geena Gall (Michigan) - Walnut, CA 4/18
1500 - 4:14.66 Brenda Martinez (UC-Riverside) - Walnut, CA 4/17
3000SC - 9:46.56 Lindsey Anderson (Nike) - Walnut, CA 4/16
5000 - 15:34.17 Christin Wurth-Thomas (Nike) - Walnut, CA 4/17
10,000 - 33:37.83 Catherine White (Arkansas) - Walnut, CA 4/16
100H - 12.83 Damu Cherry (Nike) - Lawrence, KS 4/18
400H - 56.03 Queen Harrison (Virginia Tech) - Coral Gables, FL 4/18
HJ - 1.90/6-2.75 Amy Acuff (Asics) - Walnut, CA 4/18
PV - 4.55/14-11 Chelsea Johnson (Nike) - Walnut, CA 4/18
LJ - 6.75/22-1.75 Akiba McKinney (HPC Elite) - Walnut, CA 4/18
TJ - 13.92/45-8 Shakeema Welsch (unat) - Walnut, CA 4/18
SP - 17.96/58-11.25 Jill Camarena (NYAC) - Walnut, CA 4/18
DT - 59.67/195-9 Suzy Powell (Asics) - Walnut, CA 4/18
HT - 70.61/231-8 Amber Campbell (Mjolnir) - Walnut, CA 4/18
JT - 55.62/182-6 Kim Kreiner (Nike) - Walnut, CA 4/17
Hept - 5823 Sharon Day (Asics) - Azusa, CA 4/16
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