Double-double for Willie Gault: USATF Athlete of the Week again

Willie at Mt SAC a few years back.

Willie at Mt SAC a few years back.

It’s déjà vu all over again! Five years after being named USATF Athlete of the Week for taking down world records in the 100 and 200 at the Oxy Invite, Willie Gault did it again — for setting WRs in the 1 and 2 at Oxy. It’s his third time as AOW. His first was in 2005. Indy reports: “Super Bowl Champion turned Masters track and field athlete Willie Gault wins USATF Athlete of the Week after taking down M55 world records in both the 100 and 200 meters Saturday, May 7, at the Oxy Invite in Los Angeles. Gault (Los Angeles) clocked 11.30 in the 100m and 23.24 in the 200m to lower the listed American and world records of 11.44 (2008) and 23.36 (2006) set by the legendary Bill Collins. Gault has a history in the sport as a bronze medalist at IAAF World Championships in 1983, where he placed third in the 110m hurdles with a finish of 13.48. He was a member of the 1980 United States Olympic Team. Gault later competed in bobsled where he was an alternate on the 1988 Calgary squad.” Mark your calendars for May 2021, when Willie sets M60 WRs at Oxy.

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May 11, 2016

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