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Victoria Jordan named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week

August 1, 2007

USATF Press Release
Jordan named Athlete of the Week


INDIANAPOLIS - Victoria Jordan has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after several outstanding performances at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships July 24-29 in Walnut, Calif.

Jordan won set two national records in the young women's (17-18) age division, on her way to picking up four gold medals. Jordan's first record came in the prelims of the 200 meter dash, where she finished in 23.24 seconds. That time bettered the previous record of 23.27 set in 2006 by Gabrielle Mayo. In the 200m finals, Jordan posted a wind-aided time of 22.84 to take the championship. She anchored the Dallas Gold Track Club's 4x100m relay to a winning time of 44.43, which broke the record of 44.56 set by the same club in 2006.

Jordan also earned a championship in the 100m with a time of 11.36. She completed her impressive weekend with a 53-second split while anchoring the winning 4x400m relay to a time of 3 minutes 39.10 seconds.

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; May 8, Walter Henning; May 15, Allyson Felix; May 22, Breaux Greer; May 29, Walter Dix; June 5, Jenn Stuczynski; June 12, Walter Dix; June 19, Chanelle Price; June 27, Tyson Gay; July 3, Jim Sorensen; July 10, Robin Reynolds; July 17, William Wynne; July 24, Alan Webb; July 31, Victoria Jordan.


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