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2018 SEC Indoor Track and Field Awards announced

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SEC Staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference on Wednesday announced its 2018 Indoor Track and Field Awards, recognizing outstanding performances during the past indoor season, as voted on by the league's 15 head coaches.

The men's award recipients include Grant Holloway of Florida (Runner of the Year); Tim Duckworth of Kentucky (Field Athlete of the Year); Damion Thomas od LSU (Freshman Runner of the Year); Johannes Erm of Georgia (Freshman Field Athlete of the Year) and Dan Waters of Alabama (Coach of the Year)

The women's award recipients include Missouri's Karissa Schweizer (Runner of the Year); Georgia's Keturah Orji (Field Athlete of the Year); Kentucky's Sydney McLaughlin (Freshman Runner of the Year); Florida's Amanda Froeynes (Co-Freshman Field Athlete of the Year); Georgia's Tara Davis (Co-Freshman Field Athlete of the Year) and Arkansas' Lance Harter (Coach of the Year).

It was previously announced that South Carolina Ncincilili Titi was named Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Georgia's Orji was named Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Holloway broke the 60 hurdles collegiate record (7.42) this season and became the third man to repeat as SEC 60 hurdles champion. He also anchored Florida's 4x400 team to the fifth-fastest time in collegiate history at the SEC Championships (3:02.65).

Duckworth was the NCAA leader in the heptathlon after scoring 7,061 at the Clemson Invitational. He was the SEC bronze medalist in the long jump, his first SEC medal. Thomas took third in the 60 hurdles at the SEC Championship with a time of 7.82, his fourth best time of the season. His top mark of the season was 7.75 at the Razorback Invitational. Erm scored a personal best to the win the heptathlon at the SEC Championship. He tallied four personal bests over his seven events to help Georgia win its seventh heptathlon title since 2010.

Waters led Alabama to its first SEC Indoor Championship since 1972. Alabama led the way with 91 points at the championship.

Schweizer was a two-time SEC Champion, winning the 3000m run with a meet record 9:00.56 and anchoring the DMR with a mile split of 4:25.56. She set the 3,000-m collegiate record earlier this season with a time of 8:41.60.

Orji won the SEC triple jump with an effort of 46 feet, 6¼ inches, which is the 10-best mark in college history. She became the first woman to win four times in the SEC indoor event.

McLaughlin was the SEC champion in the 400m, running 50.52, the world junior record, collegiate freshman record and the SEC record as well as making her No. 2 on the all-time collegiate list.

Froeynes was the SEC pentathlon bronze medalist and the first pentathlete since 2014 to medal at SEC Indoor. Davis reached a UGA personal best of 21 feet, 2¾ inches to finish as the top freshman finisher in the SEC long jump.

Harter guided Arkansas to its eighth all-time SEC Indoor Championship and fourth in a row by scoring 106.5 total team points.

2018 SEC Indoor Track and Field Awards

Men's Runner of the Year: Grant Holloway, Florida
Men's Field Athlete of the Year: Tim Duckworth, Kentucky
Men's Freshman Runner of the Year: Damion Thomas, LSU
Men's Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Johannes Erm, Georgia
Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Ncincilili Titi, South Carolina
Men's Coach of the Year: Dan Waters, Alabama

Women's Runner of the Year: Karissa Schweizer, Missouri
Women's Field Athlete of the Year: Keturah Orji, Georgia
Women's Freshman Runner of the Year: Sydney McLaughlin, Kentucky
Women's Co-Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Amanda Froeynes, Florida
Women's Co-Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Tara Davis, Georgia
Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Keturah Orji, Georgia
Women's Coach of the Year: Lance Harter, Arkansas
2018 All-SEC Indoor Track and Field Teams

Men

First Team
Josh Awotunde, South Carolina
Akeem Bloomfield, Auburn
Clayton Brown, Florida
Jack Bruce, Arkansas
Denzel Comenentia, Georgia
Kenzo Cotton, Arkansas
Devin Dixon, Texas A&M
Johannes Erm, Georgia
Robert Grant, Texas A&M
Cameron Griffith, Arkansas
Grant Holloway, Florida
Ilolo Izu, Texas A&M
Mylik Kerley, Texas A&M
Shelby McEwen, Alabama
Chase Pareti, Arkansas
Jacob Thomson, Kentucky
Sean Tobin, Ole Miss
Mustaqeem Williams, Tennessee
Will Williams, Texas A&M
John Winn, Arkansas
Jacob Wooten, Texas A&M

Second Team
Nathon Allen, Auburn
KeAndre Bates, Florida
Ryne Bevan, Georgia
Jack Bruce, Arkansas
Darius Carbin, Georgia
Raheem Chambers, Auburn
Dejon Devroe, Mississippi State
Robert Domanic, Ole Miss
Tim Duckworth, Kentucky
Henry Dwyer, Georgia
Christian Edwards, Alabama
Kunle Fasasi, Florida
Kord Ferguson, Alabama
Jaron Flournoy, LSU
Cejhae Greene, Georgia
Jeramey Hampton, Georgia
Daniel Haugh, Alabama
Will Herrscher, Alabama
Nathan Hite, Texas A&M
Obi Igbokwe, Arkansas
Bryan Kamau, Georgia
Gilbert Kigen, Alabama
Vincent Kiprop, Alabama
Keenon Laine, Georgia
AJ McFarland, Florida
Gabe Moore, Arkansas
Kemar Mowatt, Arkansas
Daniel Nixon, Mississippi State
Yann Randrianasolo, South Carolina
Alex Riba, Texas A&M
Chantz Sawyers, Florida
Rhayko Schwartz, Arkansas
Everett Smulders, Ole Miss
Jamarco Stephan, Arkansas
Nathan Strother, Tennessee
Waleed Suliman, Ole Miss
Damion Thomas, LSU
Benjamin Vedel, Florida
Ruebin Walters, Alabama
Alvin Westbrook, Ole Miss
Audie Wyatt, Texas A&M

Freshman
60mH: Damion Thomas, LSU
60m: Hakim Sani-Brown, Florida
400m: Nathon Allen, Auburn
800m: Waleed Suliman, Ole Miss
3000m: Austin Hindman, Missouri
Mile: Everett Smulders, Ole Miss
Pole Vault: Jacob Spotswood, Alabama
Triple Jump: Christian Edwards, Alabama
Shot Put: Jordan West, Tennessee
Weight Throw: Thomas Mardal, Florida
Long Jump: Ja'Mari Ward, Missouri
High Jump: JuVaughn Blake, LSU
Heptathlon: Johannes Erm, Georgia

Women

First Team
Logan Boss, Mississippi State
Mikiah Brisco, LSU
Taliyah Brooks, Arkansas
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Kentucky
Lloydricia Cameron, Florida
Maya Cody, Missouri
Megan Cunningham, Missouri
Zakiya Denoon, LSU
Olivia Gruver, Kentucky
Valeska Halamicek, Missouri
Cassondra Hall, LSU
Kate Hall, Georgia
Nikki Hiltz, Arkansas
Lynna Irby, Georgia
Karina Liz, Missouri
Sydney McLaughlin, Kentucky
Rachel Misher, LSU
Keturah Orji, Georgia
Kymber Payne, LSU
Karissaa Schweizer, Missouri
Janeah Stewart, Ole Miss
Sammy Watson, Texas A&M

Second Team
Sharrika Barnett, Florida
Brooklynn Broadwater, Tennessee
Janeek Brown, Arkansas
Devin Clark, Arkansas
Kayelle Clarke, Kentucky
Shania Collins, Tennessee
Yanis David, Florida
Stacey Destin, Alabama
Jessica Drop, Georgia
Lenysse Dyer, Tennessee
Marie-Josee Ebwea-Bile, Kentucky
Jazmine Fray, Texas A&M
Amanda Froeynes, Florida
Louisa Grauvogel, Georgia
Sydney Hammit, Arkansas
Aleia Hobbs, LSU
Victoria Hoggard, Arkansas
Alexis Jacobus, Arkansas
Katy Kunc, Kentucky
Lissa Labiche, South Carolina
Alon Lewis, Mississippi State
Felecia Majors, Tennessee
Tonea Marshall, LSU
Maddie McHugh, Ole Miss
Darrielle McQueen, Florida
Mia Meydrich, Mississippi State
Alison Ondrusek, Texas A&M
Rhianwedd Price-Weimer, Mississippi State
Faith Ross, Kentucky
Kailee Sawyer, Arkansas
Stamatia Scarvelis, Tennessee
Keturah Smith, Mississippi State
Jonielle Smith, Auburn
Carina Viljoen, Arkansas
Portious Warren, Alabama
Taylor Werner, Arkansas

Freshman
60mH: Janeek Brown, Arkansas
60m: Natalliah Whyte, Auburn
200m: Lynna Irby, Georgia
400m: Sydney McLaughlin, Kentucky
800m: Sammy Watson, Texas A&M
3000m: Lisa Vogelgesang, Ole Miss
5000m: Clio Ozanne-Jaques
Weight Throw: Emily Stauffer, Missouri
Triple Jump: Jaimie Robinson, Alabama
High Jump: Tyra Gittens, Texas A&M
Pole Vault: Elizabeth Ramos Mata, Arkansas
Long Jump: Tara Davis, Georgia
Shot Put: Kathleen Young, South Carolina
Pentathlon: Amanda Froeynes, Florida