INDIANAPOLIS - Lisa Koll has been named USATF's Athlete of the Week after setting an American collegiate record in the women's 10,000 meters Friday at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.
A sophomore at Iowa State, Koll won the women's 10,000m crossing the finish line in an American collegiate record of 32 minutes 11.13 seconds. The previous record of 32:19.97 was set by Alicia Shay of Stanford in 2004. The collegiate record is 31:56.72 by Kenya's Sally Kipyego for Texas Tech in 2007.
Now in its seventh 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.
2008 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 8, Cheryl Foody; January 16, Nick Vena; January 22, Chanelle Price; January 29, Antwon Hicks; February 5, Adam Nelson; February 12, Lolo Jones; February 19, Adam Nelson; February 27, Michael Rodgers; March 3, Thomas Morgan; March 11, Bryan Clay; March 18, Bianca Knight; March 25, Phil Raschker; April 1, Orville Rogers; April 8, Lisa Koll.
BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING APRIL 6, 2008
100 - 11.10 Alex Anderson (Texas) - Austin, TX 4/5
200 - 23.04 Shalonda Solomon (Unat) - Auburn, AL 4/5
400 - 51.22 Mary Wineberg (Nike) - Cincinnati, OH 4/5
800 - 2:02.76 Shannon Rowbury (Nike) - Durham, NC 4/5
1500 - 4:17.79 Morgan Uceny (Reebok) - Stanford, CA 4/5
3000SC - 10:11.33 Jamie Cheever (Minnesota) - Eugene, OR 4/5
5000 - 15:41.76 Arianna Lambie (Unat) - Stanford, CA 4/4
10,000 - 32:11.13 Lisa Koll (Iowa State) - Stanford, CA 4/4
100H - 12.92 Queen Harrison (Virginia Tech) - Greensboro, NC 4/5
400H - 55.45 Christine Spence (Nike) - Gainesville, FL 4/5
HJ - 1.84/6-0.5 Liz Patterson (Arizona) & Jasmin Day (Arizona) - Tucson, AZ 4/5
PV - 4.45/14-7.25 Lacy Janson (Nike) - Gainesville, FL 4/5 & Erin Asay (Sheffield Elite) - Claremont, CA 4/5 & Chelsea Johnson (Nike) - Austin, TX 4/5
LJ - 6.52/21-4.75 Mindy McClurkin (Unat) - Provo, UT 4/5
TJ - 13.89/45-10.5 Brenda Faluade (Optimal Perf.) - Gainesville, FL 4/5
SP - 17.93/58-10 Kristin Heaston (Nike) - Auburn, AL 4/5
DT - 63.30/207-8 Stephanie Trafton (Unat) - Stanford, CA
HT - 67.87/222-8 Brittany Riley (Southern Illinois) - Cape Girardeau, MO 4/5
JT - 57.15/187-6 Ruby Radocaj (Minnesota) - Eugene, OR 4/5
Hept - 6143 Jacquelyn Johnson (Arizona State) - Tucson, AZ 4/4
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