Missy Buttry named USATF Athlete of the Week

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    INDIANAPOLIS – Missy Buttry has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after successfully defending her individual title Monday at the 2004 NCAA Division III Central Region Cross Country Championships in Waverly, Iowa.

    A senior at Wartburg College (Iowa), Buttry finished in 20 minutes, 17 seconds to win the women’s individual 6 km race and lead Wartburg to a runner-up finish in the team competition. A native of Shenandoah, Iowa, Buttry and her Wartburg teammates will compete in the school’s fifth consecutive NCAA Division III National Championships on November 20 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

    Now in its fourth 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.

    2004 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 13, Dan Taylor; January 20, Jen Toomey; January 27, Erin Gilreath; February 3, Jearl Miles-Clark; February 10, Alan Culpepper; February 17, Curt Clausen; February 24, Jen Toomey; March 2, Gail Devers; March 9, Allen Johnson; March 16, Sanya Richards; March 23, Phillip Dunn; March 30, Max Springer; April 6, Colleen De Reuck; April 13, Erin Gilreath; April 20, Maurice Greene; May 4, Tonette Dyer; May 11, Toby Stevenson; May 18, Sheena Johnson; May 25, Tim Seaman; June 1, Maurice Greene; June 8, Christian Cantwell; June 15, Stacy Dragila; June 22, Alan Webb; July 6, Le Shundra “DeDee” Nathan; July 13, Maurice Greene; July 20, LaShawn Merritt; July 27, Dwight Phillips; August 3, Briana Shook; August 10, Flo Meiler; August 18, Adam Nelson; August 24, Justin Gatlin; August 30, Tim Mack; September 7, Joanna Hayes; September 14, Tim Broe; September 21, Breaux Greer; September 29, Justin Gatlin; October 5, Josh McDougal; October 12, Nicole Blood; October 19, Thomas Dalton; October 26, Dan Browne; November 2, Mary Kate Bailey; November 9, Meb Keflezighi; November 16, Missy Buttry.

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