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Krah Named USATF Athlete of the Week

08/04/2011 - 11:48

usatf_aotw_krah.pngINDIANAPOLIS - Marcus Krah has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after earning three gold medals and a national youth record at the USATF National Junior Olympics Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Wichita Kan.

Krah, who competes for the Durham Striders, opened up competition with a record in the youth boys' triple jump. His winning leap of 13.54m/44-5.25 bettered Michael Martin's 31-year-old national record and led the next closest competitor by almost three feet.

Later in the meet, Krah followed up his record-setting performance in the triple jump with wins in the youth boys' long jump (6.50m/21-4) and 100m hurdles (13.29).

Now in its tenth 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.

Winners: January 5, Bill Tribou; January 12, Tyler Sorensen; January 20, Josh Cox; January 26,Ben Shorey; February 2, Ashton Eaton; February 9, Ashton Eaton; February 16, Bernard Lagat; February 23, Ryan Crouser; March 2, Jillian Camarena-Williams; March 10, Bill Collins; March 16, Miles Batty; March 23, Shalane Flanagan; March 30, John Nunn; April 6, Aries Merritt; April 13, Gunnar Nixon; April 20, Desiree Davila; April 27, Nolan Shaheed; May 4, Emma Coburn; May 11, Willie Gault; May 18, English Gardner; May 25, Kibwé Johnson; June 1, Khadevis Robinson; June 8, Carmelita Jeter; June 15, Lukas Verzbicas; June 22, Aisling Cuffe; June 29, Trevor Barron; July 6, Aldrich Bailey; July 13, Jillian Camarena-Williams; July 20, Johnnye Valien; July 27, Bernard Lagat; August 3, Marcus Krah

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