Jackson Named USATF Athlete of the Week, Runs World Leading Time

  • 2001

Elizabeth Jackson has been named USA Track and Field’s Athlete of the Week posting a world-leading time of 9 minutes, 59.50 seconds in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at the Pomona Invitational.

A senior at Brigham Young University, Jackson is the current American record holder and collegiate record holder in the steeplechase. She also is the only American to break 10 minutes in the event. In addition to her sub-10 performance at Pomona, Jackson won the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials in a national-record time of 9:57.20.

The Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., was the site of several top performances over the weekend. Bernard Williams ran a time of 10.08 in the 100m, Tyree Washington posted 44.47 in the 400m and John Godina threw 21.35 meters/70 feet, 0.50 inches in the shot put. All three marks are the best in the world so far this year. Mt. SAC also saw top competition in the men’s pole vault, with Lawrence Johnson, Tim Mack and Russ Buller all clearing 19 feet, 0.75 inches.

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 Tuesday and features the athlete on the USATF Web site. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

2001 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 22, Alan Webb; January 29, Terrence Trammell; February 5, Stacy Dragila; February 12, Seneca Lassiter; February 20, Stacy Dragila; February 27, Andrew Pierce; March 6, Maurice Greene; March 14, Dawn Burrell; March 20, Ja’Warren Hooker; March 27, Dathan Ritzenhein; April 3, Philip Dunn; April 10, Relay Team of Maurice Greene, Jon Drummond, Bernard Williams and Curtis Johnson; April 17, Rod DeHaven; April 24, Elizabeth Jackson.

TOP PERFORMANCES, WEEK OF APRIL 16-22

MEN’S 100 METERS
10.08 Bernard Williams, Mt. SAC Relays (world leader)

MEN’S 200 METERS
20.37 Marcus Brunson (Arizona State), Mt. SAC Relays

MEN’S 400 METERS
44.47 Tyree Washington, Mt. SAC Relays (world leader)

MEN’S 800 METERS
1:47.55 Khadevis Robinson, Mt. SAC Relays

MEN’S 3,000-METERS STEEPLECHASE
8:37.69 Steve Slattery (Colorado), Mt. SAC Relays

MEN’S 5,000 METERS
13:37.63 Jason Hubbard (Adams State), Mt. SAC Relays

MEN’S 10,000 METERS
28:32.37 Weldon Johnson, Mt. SAC Relays

MEN’S 110-METERS HURDLES
13.48 Aubrey Herring (Indiana State), Terre Haute, Indiana

MEN’S 400-METERS HURDLES
49.14 James Carter, Mt. SAC Relays

MEN’S 4×100-METERS RELAY
38.73 H.S.I., Mt. SAC Relays

MEN’S 4×400-METERS RELAY
3:03.69 New York Elite TC, Mt. SAC Relays

MEN’S HIGH JUMP
7-6.5 (2.30m) Charles Clinger (Weber State), Logan, Utah

MEN’S POLE VAULT
19-0.75 (5.81m) Lawrence Johnson, Mt. SAC Relays
Tim Mack, Mt. SAC Relays
Russ Buller, Mt. SAC Relays

MEN’S LONG JUMP
26-7 (8.10m) Robert Howard, Kansas Relays

MEN’S TRIPLE JUMP
54-5.5 (16.60m) Robert Howard, Kansas Relays

MEN’S SHOT PUT
70-0.5 (21.35m) John Godina, Mt. SAC Relays (world leader)

MEN’S DISCUS THOW
207-3 (63.18m) Doug Reynolds, Kansas Relays

MEN’S HAMMER THROW
227-0 (69.19m) Jay Harvard, Mt. SAC Relays

MEN’S JAVELIN
276-3 (84.22m) Breaux Greer, Mt. SAC Relays

MEN’S DECATHLON
7960 Bryan Clay, Azusa, Calif.

WOMEN’S 200 METERS
22.63 Latasha Collander-Richardson, Kansas Relays

WOMEN’S 300 METERS
35.68 Marion Jones, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S 800 METERS
2:04.51 Nicole Teter, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S 1,500 METERS
4:16.25 Janet Trujillo, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S 3,000-METERS STEEPLECHASE
9:59.50 Elizabeth Jackson (Brigham Young), Claremont, Calif. (world leader)

WOMEN’S 5,000 METERS
15:48.08 Jenny Crain, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN”S 10,000 METERS
32:14.64 Kim Fitchen, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S 100-METERS HURDLES
12.82 (wind aided) Melissa Morrison. Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S 400-METERS HURDLES
56.63 Michelle Johnson, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S 4×100-METERS RELAY
43.68 adidas, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S 4×400-METERS RELAY
3:34.86 Southern California, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S HIGH JUMP
6-4 (1.93m) Amy Acuff, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S POLE VAULT
14-5.5 (4.41m) Alicia Warlick, Mt. SAC Relays
Mary Sauer, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S TRIPLE JUMP
44-2 (13.41m) Vanitta Kinard, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S SHOT PUT
61-10.25 (18.85m) Teri Tunks, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S DISCUS THROW
208-11 (63.68m) Suzy Powell, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S HAMMER THROW
217-6 (66.29m) Dawn Ellerbe, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S JAVELIN THROW
184-8 (56.28m) Kim Kreiner, Mt. SAC Relays

WOMEN’S HEPTATHLON
5690 Trayce Lawyer, Azusa, Calif.

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