INDIANAPOLIS - Bonnie Richardson has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the Texas High School team title by herself Saturday at the 2008 Texas 1A Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas.

A junior at Rochelle High School, Richardson started her quest on Friday winning the high jump (1.65 meters/5 feet 5 inches), placing second in the long jump (5.66m/18-7) and taking third in the discus (36.88m/121-0). Finishing up on Saturday, she won the 200 meters in 25.03 seconds and was the runner-up in the 100m (12.19). Richardson was the only Rochelle athlete to qualify for the state meet. She earned a total of 42 team points to edge team runner-up Chilton (36).

Elsewhere, Arizona State's Jacquelyn Johnson won the women's heptathlon at the Pac-10 track and field championships with a world-leading score of 6,307 points and Clemson's Travis Padgett joined the sub-10 club, winning the men's 100m in U.S.-leading 9.92 at the Clemson Orange and Purple Classic.

Now in its seventh 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 website. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

2008 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 8, Cheryl Foody; January 16, Nick Vena; January 22, Chanelle Price; January 29, Antwon Hicks; February 5, Adam Nelson; February 12, Lolo Jones; February 19, Adam Nelson; February 27, Michael Rodgers; March 3, Thomas Morgan; March 11, Bryan Clay; March 18, Bianca Knight; March 25, Phil Raschker; April 1, Orville Rogers; April 8, Lisa Koll; April 15, Ryan Hall, April 22, Deena Kastor; Leo Manzano, April 29; Shalane Flanagan, May 6; Bonnie Richardson, May 13.

BEST MARKS WEEK ENDING MAY 11, 2008


MEN

100 - 9.96 Travis Padgett (Clemson) - Clemson, SC 5/10 U.S. leader

200 - 20.08 LaShawn Merritt (Nike) - Doha, QAT 5/9

400 - 45.57 David Neville (Nike) - Fort-de-France, FRA 5/8

800 - 1:46.58 Jeremy Mims (Unattached) - Eugene, OR 5/9

1500 - 3:38.60 Andrew Wheating (Oregon) - Eugene, OR 5/9

3000SC - 8:40.33 Ben Bruce (Unattached) - Eugene, OR 5/9

5000 - 13:54.12 Ryan Kirkpatrick (Reebok) - Eugene, OR 5/9

110H - 12.95 David Oliver (Nike) - Doha, QAT 5/9 World leader

400H - 49.48 Eric Dudley (Unattached) - Chapel Hill, NC 5/10

HJ - 2.25/7-4.5 Dusty Jonas (Nebraska) - Lincoln, NE 5/10

PV - 5.60/18-4.5 Jeremy Scott (Unattached) - Meadeville, PA 5/9

LJ - 8.30/27-2.75 Brian Johnson (Nike) - Fort-de-France, FRA 5/8 =U.S. leader

TJ - 16.82/55-2.25 Aarik Wilson (Nike) - Doha, QAT 5/9

SP - 21.76/71-4.75 Christian Cantwell (Nike) - Modesto, CA 5/10 World outdoor leader

DT - 64.99/213-2 John Godina (adidas) - Salinas, CA 5/8

HT - 78.68/258-2 A.G. Kruger (Nike) - Eugene, OR 5/9 U.S. leader

JT - 83.74/274-9 Leigh Smith (Unattached) - Athens, GA 5/9 U.S. leader

Dec - 7615 Joe Detmer (Unattached) - Desenzano, ITA 5/11

20k Walk - 1:31:47 John Nunn (US Army) - Cheboksary, RUS 5/10

50k Walk - 4:05:10 Philip Dunn (New Balance) - Cheboksary, RUS 5/11 U.S. leader

WOMEN

100 - 10.93 Allyson Felix (adidas) - Doha, QAT 5/9 World leader

200 - 22.85 Lauryn Williams (Nike) - Modesto, CA 5/10

400 - 49.83 Allyson Felix (adidas) - Doha, QAT 5/9 =World leader

800 - 2:03.20 Chanelle Price (PaHS) - New York, NY 5/10

1500 - 4:11.66 Lauren Fleshman (Nike) - Eugene, OR 5/9

3000SC - 9:51.08 Carrie Messner-Vickers (Asics) - Eugene, OR 5/9

5000 - 15:47.90 Tasmin Fanning (Virginia Tech) - Eugene, OR 5/9

100H - 12.47 Damu Cherry (Nike) - Fort-de-France, FRA 5/8 World leader

400H - 53.99 Lashinda Demus (Nike) - Fort-de-France, FRA 5/8 World leader

HJ - 1.83 Ann Larsen (Unattached) - Orlando, FL 5/10

PV - 4.70/15-5 Jenn Stuczynski (adidas) - Modesto, CA 5/10 World outdoor leader

LJ - 6.51/21-4.25 Jenny Adams (adidas) - Modesto, CA 5/10

TJ - 13.57/44-6.25 April Williams (P2P) - Tallahassee, FL 5/10

SP - 17.10/56-1.25 Liz Wanless (NYAC) - Osaka, JPN 5/10

DT - 66.17/217-1 Stephanie Trafton (Unattached) - Salinas, CA 5/8 World leader

HT - 68.46/224-7 Britney Henry (adidas) - Eugene, OR 5/9

JT - 59.31/194-7 Dana Pounds (USAF-Nike) - Eugene, OR 5/9

Hep - 6307 Jacquelyn Johnson (Arizona State) - Tempe, AZ 5/10 World leader

20k Walk - 1:40:24 Susan Armenta (New Balance) - Cheboksary, RUS 5/11