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SEC Track and Field Weekly Honors

32 days ago
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Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Grant Holloway, Florida

  • Florida's Grant Holloway tied the third-fastest 60 hurdles time in collegiate history with a world-leading 7.49 at the Clemson Invitational.
  • He became the fourth man in collegiate history to break 7.50 seconds and ran the sixth sub-7.50-second 60 hurdles race in collegiate history.
  • Holloway also split 45.86 seconds (third-fastest split of meet) to help the Gators run the eighth-fastest 4x400 relay time in collegiate history (3:03.49).

Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Ncincilili Titi, South Carolina

  • South Carolina's Ncincilili Titi finished first in the 200m at the Clemson Invitational with a time of 20.45 - the fastest indoor 200m in the world this season.
  • It is also the second-fastest 200m in African history and leads the NCAA this season.
  • Titi's time is the second-fastest 200m in South Carolina history.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Denzel Comenentia, Georgia

  • Georgia's Denzel Comenentia won the shot put at the Clemson Invitational with a personal-best distance of 65 feet, 11 inches, taking over the national lead and putting him No. 5 in the world.
  • Comenentia also moved to third on the national list and world list in the weight throw at 73-6.75.
  • He now stands third in UGA history in the shot put and second in the weight throw.

Men's Freshman of the Week: Marco Arop, Mississippi State

  • Mississippi State's Marco Arop won the men's 800m in 1:48.21 as the first of four Bulldogs to finish in the Top 10.
  • In his first ever collegiate 800m, he posted a time that ranks second-fastest in the nation this season.
  • Arop's time leads all SEC athletes.

Women's Co-Runner of the Week: Aleia Hobbs, LSU

  • LSU's Aleia Hobbs won the 60m of the Larry Wieczorek Invitational with a personal best time of 7.14, which stands first in the NCAA and third in the world for the 2018 indoor season.
  • Her time ranks second best all-time at LSU.
  • Hobbs was named the Women's Track Athlete of the Meet for her efforts and led the Lady Tigers to the team title with 114 points.

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

  • Texas A&M's Danyel White won the 200m of the Texas A&M Quadrangular in a collegiate leading 23.10, which also ranks as the second-fastest time in the world for the 2018 indoor season.
  • White was just a .10 off her indoor best that she ran in the prelims of the NCAA Indoor meet last year.
  • White also supplied a 53.21 split as the third leg of the Aggie 4x400 unit that posted a time of 3:36.35 as runner-up.

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

  • Georgia's Keturah Orji set an American, collegiate and school record of 47 feet, 8 inches to win the triple jump at the Clemson Invitational.
  • Orji now leads the world and owns five of the top-10 collegiate marks of all-time, including the top four.
  • She won the event by more than three feet.

Women's Freshman of the Week: Tyra Gittens, Texas A&M

  • Texas A&M's Tyra Gittens won the high jump with a 5-10 ¾ (1.80) clearance, which is equal No. 8 on the Aggie all-time list.
  • Gittens is currently tied for third on the SEC list this indoor season.
  • She is the top freshman in the nation, tied for 11th overall on the collegiate list.