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2017 SEC Outdoor Track And Field Awards announced

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  -- The Southeastern Conference on Wednesday announced its 2017 Outdoor Track and Field Awards, recognizing outstanding performances during the past outdoor season, as voted on by the league's 15 head coaches. The men's award recipients include Christian Coleman of Tennessee (Runner of the Year); Lindon Victor of Texas A&M (Field Athlete of the Year); Grant Holloway of Florida (Freshman Runner of the Year); Ja'Mari Ward of Missouri (Freshman Field Athlete of the Year); Kenzo Cotton of Arkansas (Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year); Craig Engels of Ole Miss (Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year); and Pat Henry of Texas A&M (Coach of the Year).

The women's award recipients include Aleia Hobbs of LSU (Runner of the Year); Keturah Orji of Georgia (Field Athlete of the Year); Jaevin Reed of Texas A&M (Co-Freshman Runner of the Year); Ruby Stauber of LSU (Co-Freshman Runner of the Year); Beatrice Llano of Georgia (Freshman Field Athlete of the Year); Lexi Weeks of Arkansas (Scholar-Athlete of the Year); and Lance Harter of Arkansas (Coach of the Year).

Coleman was the SEC Champion in the 100m and 200m dashes and became the first person in collegiate history to run a wind-legal 100m and 200m dashes under 10 and 20 seconds, respectively, at the same meet. He had the top 100m mark in the NCAA this season (9.93).

Victor is a repeat winner of the Field Athlete of the Year award. He defended his SEC decathlon title with a collegiate record score of 8,359 points - a world leading mark in 2017. He also recorded the best collegiate second day score of 4,174 to win the SEC title.

Holloway was the SEC runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles and the bronze medalist in the long jump and 4x100 meter relay. He became the third athlete in the world since 1999 to wind-legally break 13.50 in the 110-meter hurdles and eclipse 8.00 meters in the long jump.

Ward won the long jump conference title with a mark of 8.13m (26-8.25), which ranks second in program history and second in the nation this season. Earlier in the season, Ward recorded a triple jump mark of 15.44m (50-8) to finish second at the John McDonnell Invitational.

Cotton holds a 3.62 grade point average in Kinesiology and was an NCAA first round qualifier in three events (100m, 200m and 4x100), and he was the SEC runner-up in the 4x100-meter relay. Cotton was an SEC finalist in the 200m and placed in the top-four in the 100m.

Engels is a graduate student and holds a 3.63 grade point average. He was the SEC Champion in 1,500-meter run and was a bronze medalist in the 800-meter run. He ranks second nationally in the 1,500m and 11th in the 800m. Engels is a five-time All-American and a five-time SEC Champion.

Henry was named the 2017 SEC Men's Outdoor Coach of the Year after leading Texas A&M to its second SEC Outdoor Championship. The Aggies scored 119 total team points to take home the title.

Hobbs was the SEC Champion in the 100 meters and the 4x100 relay and is a collegiate record holder in the 4x100 relays (42.12). She entered the NCAA Preliminary Rounds as the NCAA's leading 100-meter sprinter with the No. 2-ranked time in the world (10.85).

Orji won her third consecutive outdoor SEC triple jump crown after soaring 45-9.25 to top the competition by a foot and three inches. She was the Lady Bulldogs' top scorer (14 points) by also taking fifth in the long jump with a mark of 21-1.50.

Reed had a career-best of 52.18 in the 400 meters, which is 11th best among collegians this season and the second fastest freshman nationally. She placed fourth in the 400 meters at SEC Relays and ran on the winning sprint medley and 4x400 relays.

Stauber was the SEC silver medalist in the 800 meters and was the No. 2-ranked 800-meter runner in the conference regardless of class with a season-best of 2:03.77. She earned her second All-SEC honor of her rookie season as the second place finish in the women's 800 meters after winning the SEC indoor silver medal in February.

Llano won the SEC hammer throw title with a top effort of 215-0, passing the competition by nearly six feet. She was the only freshman to win an individual title and stood fifth nationally after finishing second at the Texas Relays with a mark of 218-4, which is No. 3 on the Georgia list.

Weeks holds a 4.00 grade point average in Chemistry, and she ranks No. 3 in the country in the pole vault. She placed first in five out of seven meets during the regular season and cleared 14-4 or better in those meets.

Harter was named the 2017 SEC Women's Outdoor Coach of the Year after leading the Razorbacks to their seventh all-time SEC Outdoor Championship and fourth in a row by scoring 128 total team points.

The 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships will take place June 7-10 in Eugene, Ore. 2017 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Awards

Men's Runner of the Year: Christian Coleman, Tennessee
Men's Field Athlete of the Year: Lindon Victor, Texas A&M
Men's Freshman Runner of the Year: Grant Holloway, Florida
Men's Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Ja'Mari Ward, Missouri
Men's Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Kenzo Cotton, Arkansas
Men's Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Craig Engels, Ole Miss
Men's Coach of the Year: Pat Henry, Texas A&M

Women's Runner of the Year: Aleia Hobbs, LSU
Women's Field Athlete of the Year: Keturah Orji, Georgia
Women's Co-Freshman Runner of the Year: Jaevin Reed, Texas A&M
Women's Co-Freshman Runner of the Year: Ruby Stauber, LSU
Women's Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Beatrice Llano, Georgia
Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Lexi Weeks, Arkansas
Women's Coach of the Year: Lance Harter, Arkansas

2017 All-SEC Outdoor Track and Field Team

Men's All-SEC First Team
KeAndre Bates, Florida
Alfred Chelanga, Alabama
Christian Coleman, Tennessee
Denzel Comenentia, Georgia
Devin Dixon, Texas A&M
Craig Engels, Ole Miss
MJ Erb, Ole Miss
Donte Jackson, LSU
Jaron Flournoy, LSU
Robert Grant, Texas A&M
Fred Kerley, Texas A&M
Mylik Kerley, Texas A&M
Ioannis Kryiazis, Texas A&M
Keenon Laine, Georgia
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, LSU
Kemar Mowatt, Arkansas
Tinashe Mutanga, LSU
Richard Rose, Texas A&M
Lindon Victor, Texas A&M
Ja'Mari Ward, Missouri
Brian Williams, Ole Miss
Devon Williams, Georgia
Audie Wyatt, Texas A&M

Men's All-SEC Second Team
Antibahs Kosgei, Alabama
Nathon Allen, Auburn
Will Allen, Alabama
Andres Arroyo, Florida
Josh Awotunde, South Carolina
Akeem Bloomfield, Auburn
Ben Bonhurst, South Carolina
Skyler Bowden, Alabama
Clayton Brown, Florida
Jack Bruce, Arkansas
Randall Ceneus, Auburn
Ryan Clark, Florida
Kenzo Cotton, Arkansas
Roy Ejiakuekwu, Arkansas
Robbie Farnham-Rose, Alabama
Eric Futch, Florida
Steven Gayle, Alabama
Alex George, Arkansas
Cejhae Greene, Georgia
Will Herrscher, Alabama
Grant Holloway, Florida
Johnnie Jackson, LSU
Carl Johansson, Texas A&M
Markus Leemet, South Carolina
McLean Lipschutz, Alabama
Isaiah Moore, South Carolina
Rubin Owens, Arkansas
Alex Poursanidis, Georgia
Jeffrey Prothro, Texas A&M
Jacob Thomson, Kentucky
Jereem Richards, Alabama
Karl Saluri, Georgia
Redatu Semeon, Auburn
Teray Smith, Auburn
Michael Timpson, Jr., Florida
Reinhard Van Zyl, Missouri
Josh Washington, Arkansas
Joe Williams, Alabama
Tye Williams, South Carolina
Matthew Zajac, Tennessee

Men's All-Freshman Team
100m: Raheem Chambers, Auburn
400m: Nathon Allen, Auburn
800m: Devin Dixon, Texas A&M
1500m: Parker Scott, Ole Miss
5000m: Silas Kipngetich, Auburn
10000m: Robinson Snider, Ole Miss
110mH: Grant Holloway, Florida
3000m Steeplechase: Brennan Fields, Kentucky
High Jump: Clayton Brown, Florida
Pole Vault: Tristan Slater, Tennessee
Long Jump: Ja'Mari Ward, Missouri
Triple Jump: Clayton Brown, Florida
Shot Put: Charles Lenford, Jr., Kentucky
Discus: Charles Lenord, Jr., Kentucky
Hammer: Patrick Kunza, Missouri
Javelin: William Petersson, Texas A&M

Women's All-SEC First Team
Kadecia Baird, Texas A&M
Mikiah Brisco, LSU
Taliyah Brooks, Arkansas
Tyler Brockington, South Carolina
Quanesha Burks, Alabama
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Kentucky
Lloydricia Cameron, Florida
Briyahna Desrosiers, Texas A&M
Jazmine Fray, Texas A&M
Tatiana Gusin, Georgia
Daina Harper, Arkansas
Nikki Hiltz, Arkansas
Aleia Hobbs, LSU
Gabi Jacobs, Missouri
Kyra Jefferson, Florida
Kortnei Johnson, LSU
Jamie Kempfer, Missouri
Katy Kunc, Kentucky
Beatrice Llano, Georgia
Jada Martin, LSU
Keturah Orji, Georgia
Jaevin Reed, Texas A&M
Karissa Schweizer, Missouri
Rebecca Wales, LSU
Alexis Weeks, Arkansas

Women's All-SEC Second Team
Jenae Ambrose, Auburn
Sharrika Barnett, Florida
Aaliyah Brown, Texas A&M
Leigha Brown, Arkansas
Sashel Brown, Auburn
Serena Brown, Texas A&M
Shelby Brown, Ole Miss
Destiny Carter, Kentucky
Courtney Clayton, Vanderbilt
Symone Darius, Alabama
Yanis David, Florida
Stacey Destin, Alabama
Natasha Dicks, South Carolina
Mary Alex England, Ole Miss
Madeline Fagan, Georgia
Desiree Freier, Arkansas
Destinee Gause, Florida
Alex Gholston, Alabama
Therese Haiss, Arkansas
Audrey Malone, Texas A&M
Mia Meydrich, Mississippi State
Sha'Keela Saunders, Kentucky
Stamatia Scarvelis, Tennessee
Kiah Seymour, Kentucky
Taylor Sharpe, Florida
Jonielle Smith, Auburn
Rougui Sow, South Carolina
Diamond Spaulding, Texas A&M
Ruby Stauber, LSU
Janeah Stewart, Ole Miss
Payton Stumbaugh, Arkansas
Haley Teel, Alabama
Brenessa Thompson, Texas A&M
Taylor Tubbs, Florida
Marija Vucenovic, Florida
Regan Ward, Arkansas
Victoria Weeks, Arkansas
Taylor Werner, Arkansas
Natalliah Whyte, Auburn
Dominique Williams, Alabama
Kendell Williams, Georgia

Women's All-Freshman Team
100m: Kate Hall, Georgia
200m: Natalliah Whyte, Auburn
400m: Takyera Roberson, Alabama
800m: Ruby Stauber, LSU
1500m: Carina Viljoen, Arkansas
5000m: Jessica Drop, Georgia
10000m: Taylor Werner, Arkansas
1000mH: Payton Stumbaugh, Arkansas
400mH: Brandee Johnson, Florida
3000m Steeplechase: Rachel Nichwitz, Arkansas
High Jump: Ellen Ekholm, Kentucky
Pole Vault: Caleigh Lofstead, Vanderbilt
Long Jump: Kate Hall, Georgia
Triple Jump: Alexis Farley, Mississippi State
Shot Put: Nickolette Dunbar, LSU
Discus: Serena Brown, Texas A&M
Hammer: Beatrice Llano, Georgia
Javelin: Samantha Zelden, Alabama
Heptathlon: Louisa Grauvogel, Georgia