Merritt earns USATF Athlete of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS -- LaShawn Merritt, of Suffolk, was named the  USATF Athlete of the Week after a world-leading 200 meters on Sunday at the Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational in Nassau, Bahamas. 

Merritt ran a world-leading 19.78 to take over the No. 10 all-time U.S. performance and No. 15 on the world all-time performers list.
Merritt, typically a quartermiler, is coming off a double medal performance at the IAAF World Championships, anchoring Team USA to gold in the men’s 4x400m relay for his 11th career gold, as well as a silver medal finish in the individual 400m.