T&FN's 2013 U.S. Athletes Of The Year
2013 U.S. Men’s AOY—LaShawn Merritt

After twice being a runner-up in this voting (’08 & ’09), quartermile star LaShawn Merritt ascended to the top spot. He also received votes in ’11 (10th), ’07 (6th) and ’06 (14th).

He was a clear winner, capturing 23 of 27 votes for No. 1. Runner-up Ashton Eaton is on a 4-year streak in the top 10, having finished 1st, 7th and 10th before this season.

The top 10 scorers:
1. LaShawn Merritt 280
2. Ashton Eaton 246
3. David Oliver 229
4. Ryan Whiting 221
5. Nick Symmonds 162
6. Justin Gatlin 140
7. Michael Tinsley 114
8. Ryan Wilson 60
9. Erik Kynard 37
10. Galen Rupp 33


2013 U.S. Women’s AOY—Brianna Rollins

There was no doubt in anybod voter’s mind that Brianna Rollins was the top American. The American Record setter in the 100 hurdles got all the No. 1s and made her first appearance in this voting a big one.

Behind her, Brittney Reese had way more No. 2s than Barrett, but suffered on the bottom end. Missing from the Top 10 after 9 straight years is 4-time winner Allyson Felix.

The top 10 scorers:
1. Brianna Rollins 280
2. Brigetta Barrett 223
3. Brittney Reese 215
4. Jenn Suhr 193
5. Jenny Simpson 158
6. Michelle Carter 105
7. Brenda Martinez 92
8. Dalilah Muhammad 86
9. Dawn Harper-Nelson 82
10. Gia Smallwood-Lewis 52