Day: September 15, 2017
*2017 All-Pro Female Athlete of the Year*
Tori Bowie(USA)- Tori Bowie won the gold medal in the women’s 100 meter dash at this years World championships, with that she also ran the world’s fastest time in the 200 meter dash this season with a time of 21.77. Bowie also teamed with her USA teammates to win gold in the 4×100 relay at this years World championships.
*2017 All-Pro Male Co-Athletes of the Year*
Christian Taylor(USA)- As a whole sometimes jumpers get overlooked in the entirety of track & field, but we want to give credit where credit is due. Christian Taylor is the 2017 World Champion in the triple jump, He ran away with winning the Diamond League triple jump championship in 2017, and he had the world leading triple jump in 2017 of 18.11 meters. When he made up his mind he wanted to win, it was like a light switch he went and did it. He is undeniably the greatest triple jumper of all-time, he’s just missing the World Record to validate it.
Mutaz Essa Barshim(Qatar)- This was a easy choice for the staff. Dominance was never more evident in a certain event. Barshim , is the 2017 World Champion in the high jump and he also ran away with winning the Diamond League high jump championship in 2017, but the most impressive part of his campaign is how he dominated the competition. Mutaz Essa Barshim had the top 7 out of 8 high jump performances of the season, with his best being the world lead 2.40 twice in 2017. This may not be the first Athlete of the year award he receives from us.
*2017 All-Pro Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year*
Raveyn Rogers(Oregon)- Her versatility will be amazing to see at the next level. The 800 meter run takes lots of mental toughness, and to be at the top of the event consistently is nothing to turn our heads at. Raveyn Rogers won the 800 meter run at the 2017 NCAA Women’s Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, and the 800 meter run at the2017 NCAA Women’s Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. In our opinion, her best performance was what she did on the anchor leg of the 4×400 relay at the Outdoor championships. Oregon needed to win the event to win the team title, and she ran arguably the best women’s 4×4 anchor leg ever, her 800 meter strength proved it’s worth.
*2017 All-Pro Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year*
Fred Kerley(Texas A&M)- In arguably the most difficult event in Athletics, he dominated the event indoors & outdoors. In 2017, Fred Kerley won the 400 meter NCAA Men’s Division I Indoor Track and Field Championship & 400 meter NCAA Men’s Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship. He also helped his teammates win the 4×400 relay indoors & outdoors. To add along to his amazing collegiate career, he broke the NCAA 400 meter record that had stood for almost 25 years. Kerley’s best time of the year was 43.70 which ranked as the #2 time in the world for 2017. He stayed at the top of the 400 meters in the U.S all season with no one to compete with him. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for the 2018 season.
*2017 All-Pro Rookie of the Year*
Christian Coleman(Nike)- He turned pro before the 2017 USATF National Championships, and he did not waste time starting the new chapter in his young career. After a long collegiate season, Christian Coleman started his professional career with two silver medals at USA Nationals in the 100 meter dash, and 200 meter dash. We think his performance at the World championships is being widely overlooked, like we said above he had been running since December of 2016, with limited time off because he made the Olympic team last year. Coleman, finished with two silver medals at the 2017 World championships. Finishing second behind countryman Justin Gatlin in the 100 meter dash, and anchoring team USA to 2nd place in the 4×100 relay. His 9.82 was the fastest time in the 100 meter dash in the world for 2017.
*2017 All- Pro Prep Athlete of the Year*
Tyrese Cooper (Florida, USA)-It seemed every time we looked up this year he was breaking an age group World Record this season. What we love about Mr. Cooper is his versatility. In the 2017 season his season best in the 100 meter dash was 10.49, the 200 meter dash 20.51, and his best event the 400 meters in our opinion he went 45.38. This young man has a bright future and we look forward to following his career.
*2017 All- Pro Female Prep Athlete of the Year*
Sydney Mclaughlin(New Jersey, USA)- After making the Olympic team in 2016 she did not disappoint this past season. She was only a High School senior, but she ran times as if she was professional. Mclaughlin, ran the 13th fastest time in the women’s 400 meter hurdles in 2017, her time of 53.82 was a personal best and a World Junior Record.