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Posted: July 28, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Krupicka named USATF Athlete of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS - Anton Krupicka has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after successfully defending his title at the 2009 USA 50 Mile Trail Championship at the White River 50 Mile Run.

A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Krupicka, 25, established a new course record with his winning time of 6 hours 32 minutes 9 seconds, besting the previous mark by 34 seconds at the July 25 race in Crystal Mountain, Wash. The previous record of 6:32:43 was set by Seattle's Uli Steidl in 2004.

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 24, Dexter Faulk; March 3, Terrence Trammell; March 10, Diana Pickler; March 17, Galen Rupp; March 24, Sumi Onodera-Leonard; March 31, German Fernandez; April 7, Cyrus Hostetler; April 14, Curtis Beach; April 21, Kara Goucher; April 28, Mason Finley; May 5, Chris Derrick; May 12, Natalie Willer; May 19, Will Claye; May 26, Nadine O'Connor; June 2, Tyson Gay; June 9, Dwight Phillips; June 16, Galen Rupp; June 23, Kami Semick; June 30, Dawn Harper; July 7, Raevyn Rogers; July 14, Ryan Crouser; July 28, Anton Krupicka.

BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING JULY 26
 
MEN
 
100 - 9.93 Ivory Williams (Nike) - Rethymno, GRE 7/20
200 - 20.29 LaShawn Merritt (Nike) - Rethymno, GRE 7/20
400 - 45.15 Angelo Taylor (Nike) - London, GBR 7/25
800 - 1:46.11 Nick Symmonds (OTC Elite) - London, GBR 7/25
1500 - 3:37.32 Russell Brown (OTC Elite) - Gent, BEL 7/21
Mile - 3:52.71 Bernard Lagat (Nike) - London, GBR 7/25     U.S. leader
3000SC - 8:40.35 Ben Bruce (OTC Elite) - Karlstad, SWE 7/23
5000 - 13:33.79 Abdi Abdirahman (Nike) - London, GBR 7/24
110H - 13.18 Dexter Faulk (Nike) - Rethymno, GRE 7/20
400H - 48.55 Bershawn Jackson (Nike) - Rethymno, GRE 7/20
HJ - 2.31/7-7 Jesse Williams (Nike) - London, GBR 7/25
PV - 5.72/18-9.25 Derek Miles (Nike) - Jockgrim, GER 7/21
LJ - 8.30/27-2 Dwight Phillips (Nike) - London, GBR 7/25
TJ - 16.95/55-7.5 Brandon Roulhac (HPC Elite) - London, GBR 7/24
SP - 21.82/71-7.25 Christian Cantwell (Nike) - London, GBR 7/24
DT - 62.45/204-10 Jarred Rome (Nike) - Barcelona, ESP 7/25
HT - 71.90/235-11 Mike Mai (US Army) - Portland, OR 7/25
 
WOMEN
 
100 - 10.92 Carmelita Jeter (Nike) - London, GBR 7/25     U.S. leader
200 - 22.66 LaShauntea Moore (unat) - Rethymno, GRE 7/20
400 - 51.30 Natasha Hastings (Nike) - Barcelona, ESP 7/25
800 - 2:00.04 Maggie Vessey (unat) - Gent, BEL 7/21
1500 - 4:07.95 Anna Willard (Nike) - London, GBR 7/25
3000SC - 9:34.30 Lisa Galaviz (Nike) - London, GBR 7/25
5000 - 15:25.10 Jen Rhines (adidas) - London, GBR 7/25
100H - 12.47 Lolo Jones (Asics) - Rethymno, GRE 7/20     World leader
400H - 53.65 Lashinda Demus (Nike) - London, GBR 7/25     World leader
HJ - 1.91/6-3.25 Deirdre Mullen (Nike) - Joensuu, FIN 7/22
PV - 4.56/14-11.5 Chelsea Johnson (Nike) - Jockgrim, GER 7/21
LJ - 6.80/22-3.75 Funmi Jimoh (Nike) - London, GBR 7/25
DT - 63.40/208-0 Stephanie Brown Trafton (Nike) - Portland, OR 7/25
HT - 71.30/233-11 Jessica Cosby (Nike) - Portland, OR 7/25
JT - 60.53/198-7 Kim Kreiner (Nike) - Portland, OR 7/25

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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