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Chris Derrick Named Athletes Only Athlete of the Week presented by Boathouse

04/15/2008 - 15:22

By John Nepolitan / April 15, 2008

arcadia08derrick.jpg Throughout the 2007 cross country season Chris Derrick (Neuqua Valley, IL) took down records and won major titles. Following the long harrier season which included wins at the Nike Team Nationals and a runner up finish at the Foot Locker Championships he did very little racing during the winter, but when he opened his spring season at the Arcadia Invitational 5000 meters he picked right up where his cross country season ended. Running his first track 5000, Derrick went out controlled then kept increasing the pace finishing in 13:55.96! Good enough for the #6 all time on the high school list and the fastest time ever in a high school only race.

For record performance, Chris Derrick, has been named Athletes Only Athlete of the Week for the week of April 14th.

American Track & Field - Athletes Only magazine will recognize an outstanding performance each week by American high school and college athletes during the 2007 - 2008 school year Complete list of Athletes of the Week for 2007-08
Jan 7 - Victoria Flowers (Classical HS, RI)
Jan 14 - Nick Vena (Morristown HS, NJ)
Jan 21 - Chanelle Price (Easton HS, PA)
Jan 28 - Rubin Williams (Univ of Tennessee)
Feb 4 - Sarah Bowman (Univ of Tennessee)
Feb 11 - Tasha Stanly (Eleanor Roosevelt HS, MD)
Feb 18 - Ryan Sheridan (Walt Whitman HS / NY)
Feb 25 - Nick Vena (Morristown HS, NJ)
March 3 - Stephen Michel (Laramie High, WY)
March 10 - Heather Dornden (University of Minnesota)
March 17 - Kyle Alcorn (Arizona State University)
March 24 - Rory Quiller (Binghamton University)
March 31 - Alexandria Gits (Stanford University)
April 7 - Jeff Demps (South Lake HS, FL)



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