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HS Discus Record-Holder Mason Finley named Athlete of the Week

USATF Press Release
April 29, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS- Mason Finley has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting the national high school record in the discus Saturday at the High Altitude Challenge in Alamosa, Colo.
 
A Buena Vista High School senior, Finley won the men's discus with a record-toss of 72.08 meters/236 feet 6 inches. The previous record of 71.42m/234-4 was set by Niklas Arrheniusor of Orem, Utah in 2001.

Nowin its eighth 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.
 
2009 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 6, Mason Finley; January 13, Amber Campbell; January 20, Josh Cox; January 27, German Fernandez; February 3, Ashton Eaton; February 10, Shalane Flanagan; February 17, Galen Rupp; February 25, Dexter Faulk; March 3, Terrence Trammell; March 10, Diana Pickler; March 17, Galen Rupp; March 25, Sumi Onodera-Leonard; April 1, German Fernandez; April 7, Cyrus Hostetler; April 14, Curtis Beach; April 21, Kara Goucher; April 28, Mason Finley.
 
BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING APRIL 26
 
MEN
 
100 - 10.23 Phillipe DeRosier (unat) - Philadelphia, PA 4/25
200 - 20.34 Damein White (PrimeTechniques) - Los Angeles, CA 4/25
400 - 45.06 Jeremy Wariner (adidas) - Des Moines, IA 4/25
800 - 1:47.66 Andrew Wheating (Oregon) - Eugene, OR 4/25
1500 - 3:40.92 Andrew Wheating (Oregon) - Eugene, OR 4/24
Mile - 3:56.18 Michael Coe (California) - Berkeley, CA 4/25
3000SC - 8:44.64 Scott MacPherson (Arkansas) - Philadelphia, PA 4/23
5000 - 13:29.12 Bobby Curtis (Reebok) - Berkeley, CA 4/24
10,000 - 27:39.68 Anthony Famiglietti (Saucony) - Berkeley, CA 4/24
110H - 13.21 Ryan Wilson (unat) - Des Moines, IA 4/25
400H - 49.82 LaRon Bennett (unat) - Des Moines, IA 4/25
HJ - 2.28/7-5.75 James White (Missouri HS) - Kansas City, MO 4/21
PV - 5.67/18-7.25 Derek Miles (Nike) - Des Moines, IA 4/25
LJ - 8.00/26-3 Jeremy Hicks (LSU) - Philadelphia, PA 4/24
TJ - 16.28/53-5 Christian Taylor (Florida) - Philadelphia, PA 4/24
SP - 21.38/70-1.75 Dan Taylor (Nike) - Des Moines, IA 4/25
DT - 65.14/213-8 Jarred Rome (Nike) - Chula Vista, CA 4/23
HT - 73.00/239-6 Mike Mai (US Army) - Des Moines, IA 4/25
JT - 79.83/261-11 Cyrus Hostetler (Oregon) - Eugene, OR 4/25
Dec - 8023 Ashton Eaton (Oregon) - Eugene, OR 4/24
  
WOMEN
 
100 - 11.32 Kya Brookins (South Carolina) - Philadelphia, PA 4/25
400 - 52.88 Licretia Sibley (unat) - Des Moines, IA 4/25
800 - 2:05.43 Jenny Barringer (Colorado) - Eugene, OR 4/25
1500 - 4:08.38 Jenny Barringer (Colorado) - Eugene, OR 4/24
3000SC - 10:06.92 Amanda Lorenzen (unat) - Des Moines, IA 4/24
5000 - 15:12.95 Shannon Rowbury (Nike) - Berkeley, CA 4/24
10,000 - 32:14.57 Katie McGregor (Reebok) - Berkeley, CA 4/24
100H - 12.98 Seun Adigun (Houston) - Philadelphia, PA 4/25
400H - 56.10 Tiffany Williams (Reebok) - Des Moines, IA 4/25
HJ - 1.93/6-4 Toni Young (Oklahoma HS) - Edmond, OK 4/24
PV - 4.37/14-4 Katie Stripling (Arkansas) & April Steiner Bennett
(adidas) - Joplin, MO 4/24
LJ - 6.80/22-3.75 Grace Upshaw (Nike) - Berkeley, CA 4/25
TJ - 13.67/44-10.25 Erica McLain (Nike) - Des Moines, IA 4/25
SP - 18.31/60-1 Liz Wanless (NYAC) - Des Moines, IA 4/25
DT - 61.35/201-3 Becky Breisch (Nike) - Chula Vista, CA 4/23
HT - 69.78/228-11 Jessica Cosby (Nike) - La Jolla, CA 4/24
JT - 56.85/186-6 Kim Kreiner (Nike) - Berkeley, CA 4/25
Hept - 6020 Jackie Johnson (Nike) - Des Moines, IA 4/23

About USA Track & Field
 
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.
 
For more information on USATF, visit
www.usatf.org

 

            
  

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