Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Christian Cantwell Named USA Track & Field's Athlete Of The Week

Christian Cantwell has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the 2007 men's Indoor Visa Championship and men's shot put national title Sunday at the AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Boston, Mass.

The 2004 World Indoor champion, Cantwell cemented his victory in the men's shot put with his first throw of 21.72meters /71 feet 3.5 inches. Cantwell had led the Visa Championship Series since his winning heave of 21.88m/71-9 at the 100th Millrose Games earned him 1,233 points. For his championship performance, Cantwell won $25,000 from Visa to support his Olympic journey.

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