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SEC Track and Field Weekly Honors

285 days ago
SEC Staff
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Men's Runner of the Week: Grant Holloway, Florida

  • Florida's Grant Holloway ran the second-fastest indoor 300 meters time (32.80) by any man in history prior to turning 20 years old (three-time Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt) in the Orange & Purple Classic. It is the 38th-fastest 300 meters time in history and the No. 26-ranked 300 meters time on the world all-time indoor list.
  • Holloway also ran the fastest pre-NCAA Indoor Championships 60 hurdles time by a freshman (7.63) since at least 2002. His time leads the nation.
  • He is the third freshman since 2003 to break 7.65 seconds at any point in their debut season.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Clayton Brown, Florida

  • Florida's Clayton Brown cleared 2.25 meters on his second attempt in the high jump-a height that would have won the title at last year's NCAA Indoor Championships - at the Orange & Purple Classic. The clearance would have ranked third among all collegiate jumpers last season.
  • Brown became the fourth freshman since 2010 to clear 2.25 meters.
  • It is the best clearance by a Gator since 2006 and ranks No. 5 on UF's all-time indoor top 10. The clearance leads the nation for 2017.

Men's Freshman of the Week: Darius Carbin, Georgia

  • Georgia's Darius Carbin made his Bulldog debut and left with the best mark in the high jump for the Georgia men since 1996 in the Orange & Purple Classic.
  • Carbin had two first-attempt clearances before going over the bar at 7 feet, 2 ½ inches on his third try to match the height of new teammate and transfer Keenon Laine.
  • These 7-2.50 marks moved them into a tie for second on the national performance list, a tie for No. 4 in the world and gave them the eighth spot in the school record books

Women's Runner of the Week: Shania Collins, Tennessee

  • Tennessee's Shania Collins set two personal bests and tied a meet record as she won the 60m and 200m races in the Tennessee-Indiana dual on Saturday. Collins tied Sue Walton's meet record with a 60m mark of 7.41.
  • Collins followed that up with a personal best time of 23.63 in the 200m dash to claim her second event win.
  • She finished out the competition by running the second leg of the 4x400m relay. Tennessee finished in 3:44.95 to earn the victory.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week: Tatiana Gusin, Georgia

  • Georgia's Tatiana Gusin returned in triumphant fashion after redshirting the 2016 outdoor season while recovering from an injury to win the high jump with a personal-best mark of 6 feet, 2 ¾ inches at the Orange & Purple Classic.
  • This moved her into a tie for second in the school record books with three-time Olympian and Rio finalist Levern Spencer, shot her to the top of the national list by two inches and put her second on the current world list.
  • Gusin had three first-attempt clearances before clearing her personal record on her third try to top FIU's Clarissa Cutliff, who sits second nationally at 6-0.75

Women's Freshman of the Week: Jessica Drop, Georgia

  • Georgia's Jessica Drop opened her collegiate track career by winning the 3000-meter run by 10 seconds with a 9:41.43.
  • This time was the best for a freshman this season, is the top time in the SEC this year and top finish for the Lady Bulldogs since 2014.
  • Drop's time also ranks fifth nationally.