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Robyn Stevens sets walk record, USATF Athlete of Week

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05/24/2018 - 16:31

Robyn Stevens (Mountain View, California) set an American women’s age 35-39 record in the 15K race walk to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Stevens won the USATF 15K Race Walk Championships title at Riverside, California, in 1:10:12, taking nine seconds off the previous age 35-39 record, set in 2003 by Michelle Rohl. She won the women’s race by more than four minutes, and her time would also have placed her second in the men’s race.

Other notable performances:

DeAnna Price — Price won the Jamaica International Invitational hammer with the second-longest throw in American history. Her 76.27m/250-2 throw is the longest in the world in 2018.

Nick Christie — Christie was the men’s winner at the USATF 15K Race Walk Championships in Riverside, California, clocking 1:04:49 to win by almost six minutes.

Ajee’ Wilson — Wilson won the women’s 800m at the adidas Boost Boston meet in 1:59.27, the fastest outdoor time by an American woman this year.

Noah Lyles — Lyles won the men’s 150m at the adidas Boost Boston meet in 14.77, the fifth-fastest time ever.

Ebony Morrison — Morrison was a surprise winner of the 200m hurdles at the adidas Boost Boston meet, edging 400H specialists Shamier Little and Cassandra Tate in 25.80, the fastest time ever by an American woman.

Sam Mattis — Mattis won the Tucson Elite Classic men’s discus with a U.S.-leading 66.32m/217-7 throw.

Now in its 17th 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 USATF.org. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

2018 Winners: January 4, Brian Herron; January 11, Katelyn Tuohy; January 18, Molly Huddle; January 25, Christian Coleman; February 1, Sonja Friend-Uhl; February 8, Emily Infeld; February 15, Kendra Harrison; February 22, Christian Coleman; March 1, Sydney McLaughlin; March 8, Courtney Okolo; March 15, Da’mira Allen; March 22, Lesley Hinz; March 29, Caitlin Collier; April 4, Sydney McLaughlin; April 11, Maria Michta-Coffey; April 18, Desiree Linden; April 25, Twanisha Terry; May 3, Jenny Simpson; May 10, Galen Rupp; May 17, Tori Franklin; May 24, Robyn Stevens.

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To nominate an athlete for USATF Athlete of the Week, please send a detailed email about his/her performance to communications@usatf.org.

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