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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Weekly Awards

Performance of the week honors goes to Christian Cantwell for his big 72' 1/2" (21.95m) shot put at the Millrose Games. The big Missourian's two meets have netted him two of the three awards given so far this year.

A close runner-up is Ashton Eaton, whose 6256-point collegiate heptathlon record indicates he's likely to do great things in the decathlon this summer. Adding 500 points or more to his PR wouldn't surprise me.

Honorable mentions go to Hyleas Fountain for her near-American Record pentathlon of 4731 points at Penn State on Friday, Ivan Ukhov for his 2.34m (7' 8") high jump in Trinec on Tuesday, and Lavern Jones-Ferrett's 7.09 sprint and Ariane Friedrich's 2.00m (6' 6 3/4") high jump, both in Karlsruhe today.

The competition of the week is a tie between the Millrose Games men's shot put, which featured four of the world's top six throwers, and the Karlsruhe women's high jump, which featured five of the world's top eight jumpers.

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