POSTED: Thursday June 25th 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Semick named Athlete of the Week
Kami Semick has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the individual title Saturday at the IAU 100 km World Cup in Torhout, Belgium
Semick dominated the women’s
race, pulling away early to win by just over nine minutes, running 7
hours 37 minutes 24 seconds. Her win helped lead the Team USA women to
the team gold medal.
Now in its eighth 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.
Athlete of the Week Winners: January 6, Mason Finley; January 13, Amber
Campbell; January 20, Josh Cox; January 27, German Fernandez; February
3, Ashton Eaton; February 10, Shalane Flanagan; February 17, Galen
Rupp; February 25, Dexter Faulk; March 3, Terrence Trammell; March 10,
Diana Pickler; March 17, Galen Rupp; March 25, Sumi Onodera-Leonard;
April 1, German Fernandez; April 7, Cyrus Hostetler; April 14, Curtis
Beach; April 21, Kara Goucher; April 28, Mason Finley; May 5, Chris
Derrick; May 12, Natalie Willer; May 19, Will Claye; May 27, Nadine
O’Connor; June 2, Tyson Gay; June 9, Dwight Phillips; June 17, Galen
Rupp; June 24, Kami Semick.
About USA Track & Field
Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and
field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.
USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the
most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and
junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult
runners in the United States.
For more information on USATF, visit www.usatf.org
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Name: Vicky Oddi
Organization: US Track and Field
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