Your Alabama Pro Athletes of the Week are Quanesha Burks, Daniel Haugh, and Shelby McEwen. The trio each won USATF Outdoor Champions this week with a mark equaling or better their previous personal bests. Burks won the Women’s Long Jump with a 7.06 meter jump, her first-ever jump over 7 meters. Haugh broke the 80 meter mark for the first time in the Men’s Hammer Throw with a throw of 80.18 meters. McEwen cleared 2.33 meters in the Men’s High Jump, equaling his personal best.
Others of note:
Jereem Richards won the Men’s 200 Meter at the Trinidad & Tobago national championships in a personal-best time of 19.83 seconds, exceeding a personal best that had stood for 5 years.
Tamara Clark finished 2nd in the Women’s 200 Meter and 5th in the Women’s 100 Meter at the USATF Outdoor Championship, posting personal best times in both events.
Natassha McDonald won the Women’s 200 Meter and finished 3rd in the Women’s 400 Meter at the Bell Canadian Track & Field Championships.
Olivia Fotopoulou won both the Women’s 100 Meter and the Women’s 200 Meter at the Cyprus national championships, posting a personal best in the 200 meter.
Filippa Fotopoulou won the Women’s Long Jump at the Cyprus national championships.
Kimberley Ficenec finished 2nd in the Women’s 800 Meter at the Czech Track & Field Championships.
Emmanuel Bor finshed 5th in the Men’s 5000 Meter at the USATF Outdoor Championships in a career-best time of 13:13.15.
Robert Dunning reached the finals of the Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles at the USATF Outdoor Championships.
Remona Burchell reached the finals of the Women’s 100 Meter at the Jamaican national championships.
Mauricia Prieto reached the finals of the Women’s 100 Meter at the Trinidad & Tobago national championships.
Jiwon Jeon had a career best 2nd place finish at the Epson Tour’s Island Resort Championship.
Stephanie Meadow finished T-10th at the Women’s PGA Championship, marking her best finish in a major since 2014.
Davis Shore finished T-13th at the PGA Tour Latinoamerica Bupa Tour Championship.
Jake Walters threw 5 scoreless innings in his rehab assignment, striking out 6 batters.
Tommy Hunter worked 2.1 more scoreless innings for the New York Mets, with 3 strikeouts.
Kristian Gkolomeev reached the finals of the Men’s 50m Freestyle at the FINA World Championships.
Anton McKee reached the finals of the Men’s 200m Breaststroke at the FINA World Championships.
Erin Routliffe reached the doubles finals at the WTA stop in Bad Homburg, Germany.
Haylie McCleney reached base 9 times (.429 on base percentage) in AUX Softball play.
Sidney Littlejohn Watkins threw 12.1 innings, allowing just 2 earned runs in AUX Softball play.