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SEC Track and Field Weekly Honors

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Men's Runner of the Week: Christian Coleman, Tennessee

  • Tennessee's Christian Coleman extended his national lead in the 60m dash as he posted a time of 6.51 seconds in the finals of the Virginia Tech "Doc Hale" Elite Meet. He has now posted two of the top three times in the 60m dash this year.
  • Coleman now ranks second on Tennessee's all-time record book for 60m dash times after Friday's performance. That performance is tied for the 11th best mark in NCAA history.
  • Coleman now holds the top time in the NCAA and the world during the 2017 indoor season in both the 60m and 200m dash.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Tim Duckworth, Kentucky

  • Kentucky's Tim Duckworth broke the British record in the heptathlon scoring 6,006 points to win at the 42nd annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. He was named MVP of the meet.
  • He also broke his school record en route to the win. His score is the second best in the nation this season, and he became the first British man to surpass the 6,000-point barrier on the back of personal bests in all but one of the seven events.
  • Duckworth had the best heptathlon score in the nation this weekend. When stacking up in individual events his high jump of 7'1" ranks No. 19th national and third in the SEC.

Men's Freshman of the Week: Devin Dixon, Texas A&M

  • Texas A&M's Devin Dixon improved his time in the 800m to a career best of 1:48.76 at the Charlie Thomas Invitational, moving to No. 7 on the Aggie all-time list.
  • Dixon defeated a field that included John Lewis of Clemson (1:49.39) as well as teammates JaQwae Ellison and Efrain Hernandez, who each recorded indoor career best times of 1:49.42 and 1:49.98, which are No. 8 and No. 9 performers on the Aggie all-time list.
  • Dixon is the third fastest freshman among collegians this season and the top U.S. frosh while ranking third in the SEC.

Women's Runner of the Week: Danyel White, Texas A&M

  • Texas A&M's Danyel White recorded the top 200m time over the weekend with a 23.14 victory at the Charlie Thomas Invitational and she broke the meet record of 23.18 set by Jessica Beard in 2011. She also ran third leg on the winning 4x400, moving the Aggies into the lead with a split of 53.25 seconds.
  • White lowered her world junior leading time for the 2017 season from the 23.22 she had run in the last Texas A&M home meet. She also currently has the top freshman mark in the 200m this season, ranks sixth overall among collegians and is eighth on the 2017 world list.
  • Her 23.14 is the fourth fastest world junior indoor time over the past 10 years on a 200m banked track.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week: Janeah Stewart, Ole Miss

  • Ole Miss' Janeah Stewart tied her own school record and personal best in the weight throw with a heave of 21.86m/71-8.75 that won the New Mexico Classic competition on Friday. With that mark, the junior college transfer ranks No. 3 in the NCAA this year.
  • She followed up her PR on Friday with a huge PR in the shot put on Saturday, placing second in New Mexico (behind NCAA leader and teammate Raven Saunders) with a mark of 16.81m/55-2 that ranks her No. 11 in the NCAA and No. 31 in the world in 2017.She remains No. 2 on the school record charts in the shot put, two-and-a-half feet ahead of the No. 3 shot putter in school history.

Women's Freshman of the Week: Domonique Turner, Tennessee

  • Tennessee's Domonique Turner collected two personal bests and two second place finishes at the Virginia Tech "Doc Hale" Elite Meet.
  • Turner finished first amongst collegians in the 60m Hurdles as she set a personal best of 8.36 seconds. That mark ranks sixth on Tennessee's all-time list of 60m hurdle results.
  • Turner also finished second in the high jump, just short of her personal best of 1.66m as she cleared 1.64m on her third attempt.