Reynolds named USATF Athlete of the Week
INDIANAPOLIS - Robin Reynolds has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning gold medals in the 400m and mixed medley relay last week at the Youth Olympic Games at Singapore's Bishan Stadium.
On Saturday, Reynolds ran a 52.57 in the 400 meters, earning her the gold medal by more than half of a second. She was back in action Monday night, anchoring a medley relay (100, 200, 300, 400m) team that included Myasia Jacobs (Paterson, N.J.), Tynia Gaither (BAH) and Rashan Brown (BAH). Jacobs - who won the silver medal in the 100 meters on Saturday - started things out for the Americas team and handed the baton to Gaither, who in turn passed it to Brown. By the time Reynolds received the baton, the Americas had a slight lead, which she held on to, finishing in 2:05.62. In second place was the Africas team in 2:06.91, followed by Europe in 2:07.59.
Now in its ninth 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.
Winners: January 13, Jen Clayton; January 20, Shalane Flanagan; January 27, Nolan Shaheed; February 3, Bernard Lagat; February 10, Bernard Lagat; February 17, Shalane Flanagan; February 24, Amber Campbell; March 3, Amber Campbell; March 10, Phil Raschker; March 17, Ashton Eaton; March 31, Lisa Koll; April 7, Queen Harrison; April 14, Magdalena Lewy Boulet; April 21, Bershawn Jackson; April 28, Phoebe Wright; May 5, Chris Solinsky; May 12, Walter Dix; May 26, Cory Martin; June 2, Chaunte Lowe; June 9, Bernard Lagat; June 16, Queen Harrison; June 30, Kara Patterson; July 7, David Oliver; July 22, David Oliver; July 28, Conor McCullough; August 4, Kennedy Blahnik; August 11, Tyson Gay; August 18, Allyson Felix; August 26, Robin Reynolds.
BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING AUGUST 22
100 - 9.95 Trell Kimmons (adidas) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
200 - 19.79 Wallace Spearmon (Saucony) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
400 - 44.13 Jeremy Wariner (adidas) - Zurich, SUI 8/19 World leader
800 - 1:44.56 Leo Manzano (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/22
3000 - 7:35.11 Bernard Lagat (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/22
3000SC - 8:36.66 Dan Huling (Reebok) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
5000 - 12:56.45 Chris Solinsky (OTC/Nike) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
110H - 12.93 David Oliver (Nike) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
HJ - 2.26/7-5 Jesse Williams (Nike) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
PV - 5.61/18-4.75 Derek Miles (Nike) & Brad Walker (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/22
LJ - 8.20/26-11 Dwight Phillips (Trackstar Apparel) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
SP - 21.91/71-10.75 Christian Cantwell (Nike) - Dubnica, SVK 8/22
DT - 64.49/211-7 Casey Malone (Nike) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
JT - 75.41/247-5 Mike Hazle (Nike) - Dubnica, SVK 8/22
100 - 10.89 Carmelita Jeter (Nike) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
200 - 22.71 Shareese Woods (adidas) - Haldensleben, GER 8/22
400 - 50.37 Allyson Felix (Nike) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
800 - 2:00.51 Erin Donohue (Nike) - Haldensleben, GER 8/22
1500 - 4:05.48 Shannon Rowbury (Nike) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
100H - 12.80 Ginnie Crawford (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/22
400H - 56.68 Queen Harrison (unat) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
PV - 4.51/14-9.5 Lacy Janson (unat) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
LJ - 6.89/22-7.25 Brittney Reese (Nike) - Zurich, SUI 8/19
SP - 19.50/63-11.75 Jill Camarena (NYAC) - Zurich, SUI 8/18 U.S. leader
HT - 69.47/227-11 Amber Campbell (Nike) - Berlin, GER 8/21
JT - 60.97/200-0 Kara Patterson (Asics) - Berlin, GER 8/22