INDIANAPOLIS -Jen Rhines has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the women's 10,000 meters Sunday at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.
A two-time Olympian, Rhines won the women's 10,000m in a world-leading 31 minutes 17.31 seconds, which betters the "A'' qualifying standards for the 2007 IAAF World Championships and 2008 Olympic Games.
Now in its sixth 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.
2007 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 2, Thomas Morgan; January 9, Jacquelyn Coward; January 16, Ryan Hall; January 23, Johnny Dutch; January 30, Shalane Flanagan; February 6, Gail Devers; February 13, Alan Culpepper; February 20, Bernard Lagat; February 27, Christian Cantwell; March 6, Fasil Bizuneh; March 13, Natasha Hastings; March 20, Anthony Famiglietti; March 27, Nadine O'Connor; April 4, Natasha Hastings; April 10, Diana Pickler; April 17, Shalane Flanagan; April 24, Virginia Tech women's team, Ryan Hall; May 1, Jen Rhines.
BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING APRIL 29
100 - 11.30 Stephanie Durst (Nike) - Dakar, SEN 4/28
200 - 22.79 Ebonie Floyd (Houston) - Berkeley, CA 4/28 U.S. leader
400 - 51.36 Ebonie Floyd (Houston) - Berkeley, CA 4/28
800 - 2:01.48 Alysia Johnson (California) - Berkeley, CA 4/28 U.S. leader
1500 - 4:09.60 Lindsey Gallo (Reebok) - Stanford, CA 4/29 U.S. leader
Mile - 4:35.70 Erin Donohue (Nike) - Philadelphia, PA 4/28
3000SC - 9:39.95 Lindsey Anderson (Weber State) - Stanford, CA 4/29 U.S. leader
5000 - 15:27.57 Renee Metivier-Baillie (Nike) - Stanford, CA 4/29
10,000 - 31:17.31 Jen Rhines (Unat.) - Stanford, CA 4/29 World leader
100H - 12.87 Ginnie Powell (Nike) - Philadelphia, PA 4/28
400H - 55.60 Nicole Leach (UCLA) - Los Angeles, CA 4/28 U.S. leader
HJ - 1.89/6-2.25 Amy Acuff (Asics) & Kaylene Wagner (Kansas State) - Des Moines, IA 4/28
PV - 4.31/14-1.75 Elouise Rudy (Montana State) - Missoula, MT 4/28
LJ - 6.44/21-1.5 Antonette Carter (Asics) - Berkeley, CA 4/28
TJ - 13.33/43-8.75 Alyce Williams (Florida State) - Philadelphia, PA 4/27
SP - 18.16/59-7 Jessica Pressley (Arizona State) - Tempe, AZ 4/28
DT - 60.02/196-11 Becky Breisch (HPTC) - Provo, UT 4/28
HT - 72.51/237-11 Brittany Riley (Southern Illinois) - Des Moines, IA 4/28 U.S. leader
JT - 53.12/174-3 Anna Raynor (UNC-Wilmington) - Philadelphia, PA 4/26
Hep - 5606 Gayle Hunter (Penn State) - Philadelphia, PA 4/25
A Gutsy performance from both sides