INDIANAPOLIS – Nadine O'Connor (Del Mar, Calif.) has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting three world masters age group records at the 2007 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass.
The 2005 Masters Female Athlete of the Year, O'Connor won the W65 pole vault with a clearance of 2.89 meters/9 feet 5.75 inches on Friday. She then went on to break her second listed world record on Saturday, leaping 4.16m/13-6.75 in the W65 long jump. On Sunday, her time of 30.63 seconds also was a world record.
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.