Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Brad Walker named USATF Athlete of the Week...

INDIANAPOLIS - Brad Walker (left, /photo by Paul Merca) has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the men's pole vault at the 2007 World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, Germany on September 23rd.

The reigning World Indoor and Outdoor champion, Walker won the men's pole vault with his clearance of 5.91 meters/19 feet 5.75 inches, topping the rest of the field by 5 cm. Walker, who owns the top two clearances in the world so far this year, equalled the #3 performance with his winning effort at Stuttgart.

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.

Release courtesy Vicky Oddi, USATF Communications.

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