- May 28, 2008 at 1:10 am #9455
INDIANAPOLIS – Chanelle Price has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after breaking a national record in the 800 meters Saturday at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletics Association (PIAA) Track and Field Championships in Shippensburg, Penn.
Price, a senior at Easton High School, completely dominated the girls' 800m crossing the finish line in 2 minutes 2.90 seconds. She finished almost 10 seconds ahead of the runner-up Shaniel Chambers of Chester (2:12.18). Her performance broke four-time Olympian Joetta Clark-Diggs' National Federation of High Schools record (2:04.50) and two-time Olympic medalist Kim Gallagher's PIAA meet record (2:05.47). The time was also fast enough to earn a “B” qualifier for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track and Field.
Now in its seventh 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.
2008 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 8, Cheryl Foody; January 16, Nick Vena; January 22, Chanelle Price; January 29, Antwon Hicks; February 5, Adam Nelson; February 12, Lolo Jones; February 19, Adam Nelson; February 27, Michael Rodgers; March 3, Thomas Morgan; March 11, Bryan Clay; March 18, Bianca Knight; March 25, Phil Raschker; April 1, Orville Rogers; April 8, Lisa Koll; April 15, Ryan Hall, April 22, Deena Kastor; April 29, Leo Manzano; May 6, Shalane Flanagan; May 13, Bonnie Richardson; May 20, Jenn Stuczynski; May 27, Chanelle Price.
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