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Posted: October 4, 2012  :

Athletics: Athlete of the Week Announcement, Athlete of the Year Fan Vote

Holmquist named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week

Jan Holmquist (Burlington, Mass.) has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the 65-69 year old age group at the USA Masters 5 km Championships in 21:19 at the Syracuse Festival of Races. Click here to read the full release.

2012 Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year Fan Vote

For the third year in a row, track and field fans have the opportunity to help select the annual Jesse Owens Awards winners. The honors going to the sport's top athletes of the year is selected by a vote of the media; again this year, an online fan balloting will account for 10 percent of the votes. The 2012 nominees are:

WomenMen
Allyson FelixWill Claye
Carmelita JeterAshton Eaton
Chaunte LoweLeo Manzano
Brittney ReeseAries Merritt
Sanya Richards-RossGalen Rupp
Jenn Suhr Christian Taylor

Cast your vote by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, OCTOBER 12. BE SURE TO CHOOSE ONE MALE AND ONE FEMALE WINNER

For more information on the nominees and to cast your vote Vote.

About USA Track & Field

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, the World's #1 Track & Field Team, the most-watched events at the Olympics, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport, and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States: USATF.org.


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