INDIANAPOLIS - Allyson Felix (LA Baptist HS) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the 100 meters in 10.92 seconds at the Doha Diamond League meet on Friday.
Felix, the two-time Olympic silver medalist in the 200m, dropped down from her signature distance to defeat the reigning Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, both of Jamaica.
Felix’s time is the third fastest in the world this year, and set a personal and meet record.
Now in its 11th 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 www.usatf.org. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.
2012 Winners: January 5, Landon Peacock; January 11, Kirubel Erassa; January 18, Shalane Flanagan; January 26, John Nunn; February 1, Gunnar Nixon; February 8, Jenn Suhr; February 14, Jillian-Camarena Williams; February 22, Brycen Spratling; February 28, Chaunte Lowe; March 7, Eric Broadbent; March 14, Ashton Eaton; March 21, Jeanne Daprano; March 27, Wallace Spearmon; April 3, Trevor Barron; April 9, Kevin Castille; April 18, Brittney Reese; April 25, Amy Sproston; May 2, Leo Manzano; May 9, Stephanie Brown-Trafton; May 16, Allyson Felix
Learn more about Allyson Felix through her USATF bio, and follow her on twitter at @AllysonFelix.
Read more in the full press release online:
USATF Week in Review by USATF Statistician Glen McMicken
Conference Championship Recap by USATF Statistician Glen McMicken
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