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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Weekly Awards

A new feature here that I hope to keep going: performance of the week and competition of the week.

These are objective rather than subjective awards. I use some performance tables I've developed for my World Rankings.

This week's award goes to Reese Hoffa for his 69' 6 3/4" shot put (21.20m), a field house record at the Kentucky Invitational. It was his first competition of the year and a great start for him.

Honorable mention goes to Lacy Janson's 15' 3" (4.65m) pole vault personal record at Virginia Tech, Superblog reader Dan Taylor's 65' 6 1/4" (20.89m) shot put in Flagstaff, and Silke Spiegelburg's 15' 1" (4.60m) pole vault in Leverkusen.

The best competition of the week was the men's race at the Cross Internacional de Itálica in Seville. Leonard Komon downed a deep field where defending World XC champ Gebre Gebremariam could only manage sixth.

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