White named Athlete of the Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Melvin Jackson II
USA Track & Field
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INDIANAPOLIS – Kelli White has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the women’s 100 and 200m crowns at the 2003 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships presented by Verizon in Stanford, California.
Running into a stiff and chilly headwind of 1.1 meters per second at Stanford’s Cobb Track and Angell Field Friday night, White won the Nike women’s 100m in 10.93 seconds, a 2003 world-leading and personal best time despite the challenging conditions. The 2002 U.S. Indoor 200m champion, White also owns the world’s second- and third-best women’s 100m times this season (10.96 and 10.97). She also has the fastest time under any conditions this season with her wind-aided 10.79 on June 1 at the Home Depot Invitational in Los Angeles. On Sunday, White added the 200m title in a personal-best time of 22.21.
Other notable performances last week at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships presented by Verizon include Tom Pappas scoring 8,784 points to break Dan O’Brien’s championship record of 8,726 points in the decathlon. Vaulting to the position of #2 U.S. decathlete of all time, Pappas improved on his personal best of 8,585 to win his third U.S. title.
World-leading times were turned in by Tyree Washington in the men’s 400 meters (44.33) and Regina Jacobs in the Nike women’s 1,500 meters (4:01.63). Washington’s was the fastest time in the world since 2001, while Jacobs posted her time en route to winning her 12th U.S. title outdoors in the 1,500 meters and her 25th national title overall.
A meet record was turned in by Deena Drossin in the women’s 10,000 meters (31:28.97), while Yuliana Perez tied the meet record in the women’s triple jump (14.23m/46-08.25).
In the women’s steeplechase, Briana Shook set a U.S. all-comers record with her personal-best time of 9:44.71. The national champion from 1999-2001, Michelle Rohl won the women’s 20 km race walk with an American record on the track, in 1 hours 34 minutes and 31.06 seconds.
Now in its third 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 Web site. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.
2003 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 7, J-Mee Samuels; January 14, Kevin Toth; January 21, Michelle Collins; January 28, Natasha Hastings; February 4, Regina Jacobs; February 11, Gail Devers; February 18, Terrence Trammell; February 25, James Davis; March 4, Stacy Dragila; March 11, Deena Drossin; March 18, Michelle Collins; March 25, Brenda Taylor; April 1, Deena Drossin; April 8, Shawn Crawford; April 15, Deena Drossin; April 22, Kevin Toth; April 29, Torri Edwards; May 6, Allyson Felix; May 13, Matt Hemingway; May 20, Bershawn Jackson; May 27, Tisha Waller; June 3, Sanya Richards; June 10, Tim Seaman; June 17, Daniel Lincoln; June 25, Kelli White.
2003 USA Outdoor Champions
Women 100 Meter Dash - Kelli White (Nike) 10.93 (World Leader)
Women 200 Meter Dash - Kelli White (Nike) 22.21
Women 400 Meter Dash - Sanya Richards (Texas) 51.01
Women 800 Meter Run - Jearl Miles-Clark (Team New Balance)1:58.84
Women 1500 Meter Run - Regina Jacobs (Nike) 4:01.63 (World Leader)
Women 5000 Meter Run - Marla Runyan (Nike)15:16.18
Women 10000 Meter Run - Deena Drossin (Asics) 31:28.97 (Meet Record)
Women 20000 Meter Race Walk - Michelle Rohl (Moving Cmft.) 1:34:31.06 (American Record – track)
Women 100 Meter Hurdles - Gail Devers (Nike) 12.61 -0.1
Women 400 Meter Hurdles - Raasin McIntosh (Texas) 54.62
Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase - Briana Shook (Toledo) 9:44.71 (U.S. All-Comers Record)
Women High Jump - Amy Acuff (Asics) 1.95m/6-04.75
Women Pole Vault - Stacy Dragila (Nike) 4.50m/14-09.00
Women Long Jump - Grace Upshaw (Nike) 6.64m/21-09.50
Women Triple Jump - Yuliana Perez (unattached) 14.23m/46-08.25 (Ties meet record)
Women Shot Put - Kristin Heaston (unattached)18.33m/60-01.75
Women Discus Throw - Aretha Hill (Nike) 63.98m/209-11
Women Hammer Throw - Melissa Price (unattached) 70.34m/230-09
Women Javelin Throw - Erica Wheeler (unattached) 56.85m/186-06
Women Heptathlon - Shelia Burrell (Nike) 6159 points
Men 100 Meter Dash - Bernard Williams (Nike) 10.11
Men 200 Meter Dash - Darvis Patton (adidas) 20.15
Men 400 Meter Dash - Tyree Washington (Nike) 44.33 (World Leader)
Men 800 Meter Run - David Krummenacker (adidas) 1:45.53
Men 1500 Meter Run - Jason Lunn (Nike) 3:44.00
Men 5000 Meter Run - Tim Broe (adidas) 13:35.23
Men 10000 Meter Run - Alan Culpepper (adidas) 27:55.36
Men 20000 Meter Race Walk - Kevin Eastler (U.S. Air Force) 1:23:52.20
Men 110 Meter Hurdles - Allen Johnson (Nike) 13.37
Men 400 Meter Hurdles - Eric Thomas (Nike) 48.76
Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase - Steve Slattery (Nike) 8:23.58
Men High Jump - Jamie Nieto (unattached) 2.30m/7-06.50
Men Pole Vault - Jeff Hartwig (Nike) 5.70m/18-08.25
Men Long Jump - Dwight Phillips (Nike) 8.24m/27-00.50
Men Triple Jump - Kenta Bell (Nike) 17.59m/57-08.50
Men Shot Put - Kevin Toth (Nike) 21.22m/69-07.50
Men Discus Throw - Carl Brown (unattached) 66.66m/218-08
Men Hammer Throw - James Parker (U.S. Air Force) 73.04m/239-07
Men Javelin Throw - Breaux Greer (adidas) 79.37m/260-05
Men Decathlon - Tom Pappas (Nike) 8784 points