USATF Release: Carter named Athlete of the Week (Jackson Breaks American Record for the Fourth Time)

  • 2001

Source: USATF
By: Shawn Touney
USATF Communications Intern

INDIANAPOLIS – Fifteen-year old Michelle Carter, who set a national age
division record in the intermediate girl’s shot put this past weekend at the
USATF Youth Athletics National Championships in Decatur, Ill., has been named
USATF Athlete of the Week. Carter tossed the shot 14.99 meters/49 feet, 02.25
inches, breaking the record in her age division (15-16 year olds) by nearly
three feet. Earlier in the week, Carter won the discus with a throw of
43.73m/143-06.

For her performances, Carter was named Verizon Outstanding Female Athlete
of the Meet. She will be competing as one of 53 U.S. athletes at the 2001
IAAF World Youth Championships taking place in Debrecen, Hungary, July 12-15.
Carter will be throwing the shot at the international meet. To read a short
feature on Carter, visit the USATF web site at http://www.usatf.org/.

Other top performers last week included Maurice Greene, who equaled his
2001 world-leading mark in the men’s 100m by clocking a 9.90 at the Lausanne
Grand Prix. Other top marks at Lausanne included Jeff Hartwig (5.90m/19-4.25,
men’s pole vault, world leader), Tim Broe (7:39.45, men’s 3,000m, national
leader), Bryan Berryhill (3:35.56, men’s 1,500m, betters “A” standard for
World Championships), Angelo Taylor (47.95, men’s 400m hurdles, world
leader), Regina Jacobs (1:59.07, women’s 800m, national leader), and Jenny
Adams (12.68, women’s 100m hurdles, national leader).

At the Paris Grand Prix, Marion Jones ran the women’s 100m in a
world-leading time of 10.84. Other top marks at Paris included Allen Johnson
(13.15, men’s 110m hurdles, world leader), Seneca Lassiter (3:34.32, men’s
1,500m, betters “A” standard), and Suzy Favor Hamilton (4:02.64, women’s
1,500m, national leader).

At the Nice Grand Prix, Elizabeth Jackson set an American record in the
women’s 3,000m steeplechase, by running the event in 9:43.36. This marks the
fourth time this year that Jackson has broken the record.

At Madrid, Spain, David Krummenacker ran the 800m in 1:45.82, which
betters the “A” standard for the World Championships.

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, Phillip Dunn; April 10, Relay Team of Maurice
Greene, Jon Drummond, Bernard Williams and Curtis Johnson; April 17, Rod
DeHaven; April 24, Elizabeth Jackson; May 1, Stacy Dragila; May 8, Meb
Keflezighi; May 15, Tyree Washington; May 22, Charles Clinger; May 29, Alan
Webb; June 5, Justin Gatlin; June 12, Stacy Dragila; June 19, Amy Linnen;
June 26, Regina Jacobs; July 3, Willie Banks; July 10, Michelle Carter.

TOP OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES, WEEK OF JULY 7

MEN’S 100 METERS
9.90 Maurice Greene at Lausanne Grand Prix (equals world leader)
9.96 Maurice Greene at Paris Grand Prix

MEN’S 200 METERS
20.27 Ramon Clay at Nice Grand Prix
Shawn Crawford at Nice Grand Prix
20.49 Joshua Johnson at Madrid, Spain

MEN’S 800 METERS
1:45.82 David Krummenacker at Madrid, Spain
(betters “A” standard)

MEN’S 1,000 METERS
2:17.26 Seneca Lassiter at Nice Grand Prix (national leader)

MEN’S 1,500 METERS
3:34:32 Seneca Lassiter at Paris Grand Prix (national leader)
(betters “A” standard)
3:35.56 Bryan Berryhill at Lausanne Grand Prix (national leader)
(betters “A: standard)
3:36.41 Bryan Berryhill at Madrid, Spain

MEN’S 3,000 METERS
7:39.45 Tim Broe at Lausanne Grand Prix (national leader)
7:41.67 Bob Kennedy at Nice Grand Prix

MEN’S 110-METERS HURDLES
13.15 Allen Johnson at Paris Grand Prix (world leader)
13.24 Terrence Trammell at Paris Grand Prix
13.25 Larry Wade at Lausanne Grand Prix

MEN’S 400-METERS HURDLES
47.95 Angelo Taylor at Lausanne Grand Prix (world leader)
48.10 Angelo Taylor at Paris Grand Prix

MEN’S HIGH JUMP
7-6.5 (2.30m) Charles Austin at USATF East Region

MEN’S POLE VAULT
19-4.25 (5.90m) Jeff Hartwig at Lausanne Grand Prix (equals world leader)
19-1.25 (5.82m) Jeff Hartwig at Nice Grand Prix
18-10.6 (5.75m) Nick Hysong at Nice Grand Prix
18-8.25 (5.70m) Lawrence Johnson at Paris Grand Prix
Lawrence Johnson at Lausanne Grand Prix

MEN’S LONG JUMP
27-2 (8.28m) Savante Stringfellow (Mississippi) at Lausanne Grand Prix
26-8.25 (8.13m) Dwight Phillips at Lausanne Grand Prix
26-6.5 (8.09m) Kevin Dilworth at Paris Grand Prix

MEN’S TRIPLE JUMP
54-8.75 (15.68m) Robert Howard at Madrid, Spain

MEN’S JAVELIN THROW
273-4 (83.32m) Breaux Greer at Lausanne Grand Prix
262-3 (79.94m) Breaux Greer at Paris Grand Prix
261-5 (79.71m) Breaux Greer at Nice Grand Prix

WOMEN’S 100 METERS
10.84 Marion Jones at Paris Grand Prix (world leader)
11.04 Marion Jones at Lausanne Grand Prix
11.25 Marion Jones at Nice Grand Prix

WOMEN’S 200 METERS
22.62 Kelli White at Nice Grand Prix

WOMEN’S 400 METERS
51.27 Monique Hennagan at Madrid, Spain

WOMEN’S 800 METERS
1:59.07 Regina Jacobs at Lausanne Grand Prix (national leader)
2:00.87 Regina Jacobs at Paris Grand Prix

WOMEN’S 1,000 METERS
2:36.47 Hazel Clark at Nice Grand Prix (national leader)

WOMEN’S 1,500 METERS
4:02.64 Suzy Favor Hamilton at Paris Grand Prix (national leader)
4:06.64 Sarah Schwald at Paris Grand Prix
(betters “A” standard)
4:06.69 Regina Jacobs at Nice Grand Prix

WOMEN’S 3,000 METERS
8:50.14 Elva Dryer at Lausanne Grand Prix

WOMEN’S 3,000-METERS STEEPLECHASE
9:43.36 Elizabeth Jackson at Nice Grand Prix (American record)

WOMEN’S 100-METERS HURDLES
12.68 Jenny Adams at Lausanne Grand Prix (national leader)
12.81 Jenny Adams at Paris Grand Prix
12.89 Jenny Adams at Nice Grand Prix

WOMEN’S 400-METERS HURDLES
55.33 Tonja Buford-Bailey at Paris Grand Prix

WOMEN’S HIGH JUMP
6-5 (1.96m) Amy Acuff at Paris Grand Prix
6-4.25 (1.94m) Amy Acuff at Lausanne Grand Prix

WOMEN’S POLE VAULT
15-1.75 (4.62m) Stacy Dragila at Nice Grand Prix

WOMENS’ TRIPLE JUMP
46-6.75 (14.19m) Yuliana Perez at Albuquerque, New Mexico
(betters “A” standard)

WOMEN’S HAMMER THROW
221-6 (67.53) Dawn Ellerbe at Paris Grand Prix

WOMEN’S JAVELIN THROW
181-1 (55.20m) Kim Kreiner at St. Gallen, Switzerland

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