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SEC Track and Field Weekly Honors

73 days ago
SEC Staff
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Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Christian Coleman, Tennessee

  • Tennessee's Christian Coleman extended his NCAA and World lead in the 200m dash as he won the race in 20.46 at the Tiger Paw Invitational.
  • Coleman set a facility record and moved into third place on Tennessee's all-time indoor 200m record list.
  • Coleman has not lost a race this year, finishing first every time he has taken to the track. Coleman now holds the top time in the NCAA and the world during the 2017 indoor season in the 200m dash.

Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Fred Kerley, Texas A&M

  • The first indoor 400m race this season for Aggie senior Fred Kerley produced a school record performance of 45.02 seconds, the world leader for 2017, as he clipped the Texas A&M school record of 45.03 set by Deon Lendore in 2014.
  • In running the fastest time indoors over the past six years, Kerley now equals the No. 5 performer and No. 7 performance on the all-time world indoor list.
  • Kerley also led off the Aggie 4x400 relay with a split of 45.23 as Mylik Kerley supplied an anchor leg of 45.61 with Robert Grant (46.26) and Devin Dixon (46.20) running the second and third legs. Texas A&M won in 3:03.30, the second fastest time this season behind the Aggie collegiate record of 3:02.52 set two weeks ago.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Clive Pullen, Arkansas

  • Arkansas' Clive Pullen became the world leader in the triple jump (17.19m/56-4 3/4) at the Tyson Invitational with a 29-centimeter improvement on his personal record.
  • Pullen is now the 10th all-time best collegiate performer and No. 3 in Arkansas history behind only Mike Conley and Erick Walder.
  • He is the only triple jumper in the world to surpass 56 feet this season.

Men's Freshman of the Week: Grant Holloway, Florida

  • Florida's Grant Holloway retook his 60 hurdles national lead (7.58)in the Tyson Invitational by tying collegiate record holder Omar McLeod the second-fastest time by a freshman since 2002.
  • Holloway is the seventh Division I man and fourth SEC man (McLeod, 2015; Eddie Lovett, 2013; Ron Bramlett, Alabama, 2002) since 2002 to break 7.60 prior to NCAA Indoor Championships
  • He also split 45.23 seconds on the second leg of UF's 4x400 relay and took second in the long jump (7.84m).

Women's Runner of the Week: Jazmine Fray, Texas A&M

  • Texas A&M's Jazmine Fray broke the collegiate indoor record in the 800m with her 2:00.69 victory at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational on Saturday, bettering the previous mark of 2:00.75 set in 2005 by Tennessee's Nicole Cook.
  • Fray's time of 2:00.69 also ranks 10th among U.S. collegians on a combined indoor and outdoor list of 800m times. Finishing behind Fray were a pair of Clemson Tigers in Ersula Farrow (2:05.01) and Grace Barnett (2:07.91) with Alabama's Kristyn Williams (2:07.99) in fourth.
  • Fray lopped four seconds of her previous indoor best as she became just the third collegian to better 2:01 indoors.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week: Keturah Orji, Georgia

  • Georgia's Keturah Orji posted the NCAA's leading mark with a season-best effort of 46 feet, 3 ¼ inches to win the triple jump at the Music City Challenge by more than two feet.
  • She pushed her win streak to six in the event during indoor collegiate competitions and is 18-1 overall in collegiate competitions indoors and outdoors
  • Orji, whose second-best mark of 45-11.25 would have led the nation, leads the NCAA and ranks fourth on the current World list.

Women's Freshman of the Week: Ruby Stauber, LSU

  • LSU's Ruby Stauber took a big step toward NCAA Championship qualification at the Iowa State Classic last weekend as he smashed her indoor personal best in the 800 meters while cracking the Top 10 of the NCAA rankings this season during Saturday's finale at the Lied Recreational Center in Ames.
  • Stauber, who entered the weekend with an indoor PR of 2:04.56 set earlier this season, finished fifth overall in the event with the NCAA's No. 9-ranked time this season at 2:03.87 while slashing nearly seven tenths of a second from her previous indoor best in the event.
  • Her time also ranks No. 2 nationally among freshmen in the event, as well as No. 3 in the overall SEC rankings as the fastest freshman in the conference.