INDIANAPOLIS - Chris Derrick has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting the U.S. Junior men's 5,000m record Saturday at the 2009 Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University's Cobb Track & Angell Field in Palo Alto, Calif.
A freshman at Stanford, Derrick set the American Junior men's 5,000m record with his time of 13 minutes 29.98 seconds, which bettered 2008 Olympian Galen Rupp's standard of 13:37.91 from 2004.
Elsewhere, Jamie Donaldson finished fourth at the 7th International Association of Ultrarunners' event held this weekend on a 1K road loop through the center of the Italian city of Bergamo. Donaldson lead the U.S. women's squad to the team silver medal behind France. She ran 136.83 miles to finish 20th overall (top American man or woman) in the combined men's /women's world title field.
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; April 28, Mason Finley; May 5, Chris Derrick.
BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING MAY 3
100 - 10.02 Darvis Patton (Nike) - Kingston, JAM 5/2
200 - 20.49 Darvis Patton (Nike) - Kingston, JAM 5/2
400 - 44.50 LaShawn Merritt (Nike) - Baie Mahault, FRA 5/1
800 - 1:45.67 Khadevis Robinson (Nike) - Kingston, JAM 5/2
1500 - 3:36.92 Matthew Centrowitz (Oregon) - Stanford, CA 5/2
3000SC - 8:26.08 Ben Bruce (Oregon TC) - Stanford, CA 5/2
5000 - 13:22.60 Matt Tegenkamp (Nike) - Stanford, CA 5/2
10,000 - 27:36.99 Tim Nelson (Oregon TC) - Stanford, CA 5/2
110H - 13.27 Antwon Hicks (adidas) - Kingston, JAM 5/2
400H - 48.81 Michael Tinsley (adidas) - Kingston, JAM 5/2
HJ - 2.28/7-5.75 Keith Moffatt (Nike) - Baie Mahault, FRA 5/1
PV - 5.70/18-8.25 Jason Colwick (Rice) - Austin, TX 5/2
LJ - 8.51/27-11 Dwight Phillips (Nike) - Baie Mahault, FRA 5/1
TJ - 16.22/53-2.75 Will Claye (Oklahoma) - Irvine, CA 5/3
SP - 21.16/69-5.25 Christian Cantwell (NIke) - Kingston, JAM 5/2
DT - 65.43/214-8 Jarred Rome (Nike) - Chula Vista, CA 4/28
HT - 75.69/248-4 A.G. Kruger (Nike) - Columbus, OH 5/1
JT - 80.00/262-5 Corey White (USC) - Los Angeles, CA 5/2
Dec - 7645 Desi Burt (VS Athletics) - Claremont, CA 5/2
20k Walk - 1:31:00 Patrick Stroupe (KC Smoke) - San Salvador, ELS 5/2
100 - 11.14 Marshevet Hooker (adidas) - Kingston, JAM 5/2
200 - 23.07 Rachelle Smith (Norfolk Real Deal) - Baie Mahault, FRA 5/1
400 - 51.12 Sanya Richards (Nike) - Kingston, JAM 5/2
800 - 2:01.78 Katie Waits (Reebok) - Stanford, CA 5/2
1500 - 4:06.90 Anna Willard (Nike) - Stanford, CA 5/2
3000SC - 9:35.30 Lindsey Anderson (Nike) - Stanford, CA 5/2
5000 - 15:07.64 Jenny Barringer (Colorado) - Stanford, CA 5/2
10,000 - 33:08.97 Rebecca Donoghue (New Balance) - Stanford, CA 5/2
100H - 12.78 Dawn Harper (unat) - Kingston, JAM 5/2
400H - 54.17 Lashinda Demus (Nike) - Baie Mahault, FRA 5/1
HJ - 1.90/6-2.75 Deirdre Mullen (Nike) - Columbus, OH 5/2
PV - 4.50/14-9 Stacy Dragila (Nike) - Chula Vista, CA 5/2
LJ - 6.61/21-8.25 Brittney Reese (Nike) - Kingston, JAM 5/2
TJ - 13.61/44-8 Erica McLain (NIke) - Stanford, CA 5/2
SP - 18.04/59-2.25 Liz Wanless (NYAC) - Columbus, OH 5/2
DT - 59.28/194-6 Gia Lewis-Smallwood (unat) - Champaign, IL 5/2
HT - 63.88/209-7 Sharon Ayala (Fresno State) - Fresno, CA 5/2
JT - 55.38/181-8 Marissa Tschida (Washington State) - Seattle, WA 5/2
Hept - 5236 Uhunoma Osazuwa (Syracuse) - Philadelphia, PA 5/2
20k Walk - 1:47:16 Solomiya Login (SE Pa. AC) - San Salvador, ELS 5/2
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.