INDIANAPOLIS - Trey Hardee has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the men's decathlon Thursday at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics at the 1936 Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.
A 2008 Olympian and the 2009 U.S. champion, Hardee won the decathlon with a world-leading, personal best 8,790 points. He also set three individual personal bests en route to his win in the javelin (68.00m/223-1), long jump (7.83m/25-8.25) and shot put (15.33m/50-3.5). Season bests for Hardee came in the 100m (10.45), 400m (48.13), 110m hurdles (13.86), discus (48.08m/157-9) and pole vault (5.20m/17-0.75).
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; August 11, Rita Hanscom; August 19, Christian Cantwell; August 26, Trey Hardee.
BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING AUGUST 23
200 - 19.85 Wallace Spearmon (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/20
400 - 44.06 LaShawn Merritt (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/21 World leader
800 - 1:45.71 Nick Symmonds (OTC) - Berlin, GER 8/23
1500 - 3:36.20 Bernard Lagat (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/19
5000 - 13:17.33 Bernard Lagat (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/23
10,000 - 27:22.28 Dathan Ritzenhein (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/17 U.S. leader
110H - 13.15 Terrence Trammell (TSA) & David Payne (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/20
400H - 47.91 Kerron Clement (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/18 World leader
HJ - 2.30/7-6.5 Andra Manson (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/19
PV - 5.55/18-2.5 Derek Miles (Nike) & Jeremy Scott (unat) - Berlin, GER 8/20
LJ - 8.54/28-0.25 Dwight Phillips (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/22
DT - 66.06/216-9 Casey Malone (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/19
JT - 79.28/260-1 Sean Furey (HPC Elite) - Berlin, GER 8/21
Dec - 8790 Trey Hardee (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/20 World leader
100 - 10.83 Carmelita Jeter (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/17 U.S. leader
200 - 22.02 Allyson Felix (adidas) - Berlin, GER 8/21
400 - 49.00 Sanya Richards (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/18 World leader
800 - 1:59.96 Hazel Clark (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/17
1500 - 4:04.16 Christin Wurth-Thomas (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/21
3000SC - 9:12.50 Jenny Barringer (Colorado) - Berlin, GER 8/17 AMERICAN RECORD
5000 - 15:11.63 Jen Rhines (adidas) - Berlin, GER 8/22
100H - 12.48 Dawn Harper (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/19
400H - 52.96 Lashinda Demus (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/20
HJ - 1.96/6-5 Chaunte Howard (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/20
PV - 4.65/15-3 Chelsea Johnson (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/17
LJ - 7.10/23-3.5 Brittney Reese (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/23 World leader
DT - 61.23/200-10 Stephanie Brown Trafton (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/19
HT - 72.21/236-11 Jessica Cosby (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/20 U.S. leader
JT - 51.15/167-9 Rachel Yurkovich (Oregon) - Berlin, GER 8/18
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