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Posted: September 17, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Jeter named USATF Athlete of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS - Two-time World Outdoor Championships bronze medalist Carmelita Jeter has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after posting the fastest women's 100m time in 12 years with her victory over the weekend at the IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Jeter, who captured the U.S. title in June and posted a career best time of 10.83 seconds at the World Championships last month in Berlin, stormed out of the blocks and was never challenged before crossing the finish line first in 10.67 seconds, which is the third-fastest performance in history. World and Olympic champion Shelly Ann Fraser (JAM) was the runner-up in 10.89, with world silver medalist Kerron Stewart (JAM) finishing third in 10.90.

Jeter, who also won the World Athletics Final in 2007, has been undefeated since the Berlin World Championships, posting wins in Zurich, Gateshead and Brussels.

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; September 1, Dathan Ritzenhein; September 9, Sanya Richards; September 15, Carmelita Jeter.

BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 13

MEN
100 - 9.88 Tyson Gay (adidas) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
200 - 20.21 Wallace Spearmon (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/13
400 - 44.93 LaShawn Merritt (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
800 - 1:46.19 Nick Symmonds (OTC Elite) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
1500 - 3:35.40 Leo Manzano (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/13
3000 - 8:04.00 Bernard Lagat (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
3000SC - 8:47.14 Dan Huling (Reebok) - Paris, FRA 9/9
110H - 13.26 Dexter Faulk (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/13
400H - 48.11 Kerron Clement (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
HJ - 2.29/7-6 Jesse Williams (Nike) & Andra Manson (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
PV - 5.70/18-8.25 Derek Miles (Nike) - Paris, FRA 9/9
LJ - 8.24/ 27-0.5 Dwight Phillips (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/13
TJ - 16.73/54-10.75 Brandon Roulhac (HPC Elite) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
SP - 22.07/72-5 Christian Cantwell (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
DT - 62.22/204-1 Ian Waltz (Nike) - Paris, FRA 9/9

WOMEN
100 - 10.67 Carmelita Jeter (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/13     World leader
200 - 22.29 Allyson Felix (adidas) & Sanya Richards (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
400 - 49.95 Sanya Richards (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/13
800 - 2:00.20 Anna Willard (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/13
1500 - 4:10.62 Erin Donohue (Nike) - Paris, FRA 9/9
3000SC - 9:33.11 Lisa Galaviz (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
5000 - 15:42.92 Jen Rhines (adidas) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
100H - 12.61 Dawn Harper (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
400H - 55.31 Sheena Tosta (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/13
HJ - 1.97/6-5.5 Chaunte Howard (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/13
PV - 4.55/14-11 Chelsea Johnson (Nike) - Paris, FRA 9/9
LJ - 7.08/23-2.75 Brittney Reese (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/12
SP - 18.66/61-2.75 Michelle Carter (Nike) - Thessaloniki, GRE 9/13
DT - 61.55/201-11 Stephanie Brown Trafton (Nike) - Paris, FRA 9/9

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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