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SEC Track and Field Weekly Honors

217 days ago
SEC Staff
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Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Obi Igbokwe, Arkansas

  • Arkansas' Obi Igbokwe clocked an NCAA-leading 20.78 in the 200m at the Arkansas Invitational. He shaved .9 seconds off his previous best to set a new indoor PR.
  • The time is the ninth-fastest time in Arkansas history and leads the NCAA in the event so far this year by a .12 second margin.
  • It is also the third-fastest time in the world so far this year.

Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Akeem Bloomfield, Auburn

  • Auburn's Akeem Bloomfield clocked a 45.92 to win the 400m at the Commodore Invitational.
  • His time is currently the fastest time in the nation in the men's 400m.
  • The time is tied for fourth-fastest all-time in school history.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Daniel Haugh, Alabama

  • Alabama's Daniel Haugh won the weight throw at the UAB Blazer Invitational with a meet-record mark of 71-10 (21.89m) on his final attempt of the competition.
  • Haugh's effort is currently ranked No. 2 nationally and is the top throw in the Southeastern Conference to this point in the season.
  • The Marietta, Ga., native also had two other attempts that would rank among the top-15 nationally.

Men's Freshman of the Week: Dwight St. Hillaire, Kentucky

  • Kentucky's Dwight St. Hillaire ran a strong season-opening 400m time of 46.55 to win in his home opener at the Kentucky Invitational.
  • That time ranks fourth nationally in the men's quarter-mile.
  • It's the fastest quarter-mile time by a freshman this year.

Women's Runner of the Week: Mikiah Brisco, LSU

  • LSU's Mikiah Brisco set a personal-best in the 60-meter, cutting time by .02 by finishing in 7.15 at the Corky Classic.
  • Brisco's time was a world season-best at the time on Saturday and now stands second.
  • Her time is also tied for second on the LSU all-time list.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week: Olivia Gruver, Kentucky

  • Kentucky's Olivia Gruver cleared 15'1"/4.60m to win the Kentucky Invitational pole vault. She's the first woman to get over 15 feet this year.
  • The clearance broke her absolute school record by two inches, and improved upon her early-season NCAA leader.
  • It tied No. 7 performer on the all-time collegiate absolute list and equaled the No. 4 performer on the all-time collegiate indoor list.

Women's Freshman of the Week: Sammy Watson, Texas A&M

  • Texas A&M's Sammy Watson anchored the Aggie distance medley relay to a school and meet record of 11:12.06 to win the event at the Ted Nelson Invitational. Watson split 4:42.97 on the anchor leg of 1,600m to complete the record performance.
  • Texas A&M bettered the meet record of 11:33.55 set by Texas in 2017 and chopped 17-plus seconds off the Aggie school record, a mark of 11:29.89 set in 2012, which included an anchor leg of 4:43.80 by Natosha Rogers, a former NCAA champion at 10,000m.
  • The Aggies lead the conference and nation in the early stages of the season by 25-plus seconds.