April 9, 2003
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Shawn Crawford, a former men’s track and field standout at Clemson University, has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after posting world-leading times in the 100 meters and 200 meters Friday at the Engen Grand Prix meet in Pretoria, South Africa. Crawford won both events by running 10.07 seconds in 100m, and 20.08 in the 200m. The 2002 U.S. Outdoor 200m champion bettered his previous world-leading time of 10.10 in the men’s 100m, which he ran on March 28 in Roodepoort, South Africa.
Crawford was the 2001 World Indoor Champion in the 200m, and was third in the event in 2000. During his collegiate career at Clemson, Crawford was the 1998 and 2000 NCAA Champion in the 200m indoor, and the 2000 NCAA Champion in the 200m outdoor. Crawford ranks among the Tigers’ all-time leaders, holding the second-fastest 200m time in Clemson history (20.09). The 1998 and 2000 ACC Outdoor Performer of the Year was also named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team. He won 11 ACC Championships during his career, and was named All-ACC 12 times.
Now in its third 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 Web site. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.
2003 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 7, J-Mee Samuels; January 14, Kevin Toth; January 21, Michelle Collins; January 28, Natasha Hastings; February 4, Regina Jacobs; February 11, Gail Devers; February 18, Terrence Trammell; February 25, James Davis; March 4, Stacy Dragila; March 11, Deena Drossin; March 18, Michelle Collins; March 25, Brenda Taylor; April 1, Deena Drossin; April 8, Shawn Crawford.
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