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SEC athletes win 15 medals at World Championships

112 days ago
Photo: Errol Anderson

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A total of 15 medals were won by current and former SEC track and field student-athletes in individual events at the IAFF World Championships held recently in Doha, Qatar. The list includes six gold medalists, eight silver medalists and one bronze medalist from nine different SEC schools.

Gold medalists from individual events were Christian Coleman (Tennessee) in the 100m, Donavan Brazier (Texas A&M) in the 800m, Grant Holloway (Florida) in the 110H, Sam Kendricks (Ole Miss) in the pole vault, Christian Taylor (Florida) in the triple jump and Anderson Peters (Mississippi State) in the javelin.

Silver medal winners include Justin Gatlin (Tennessee) in the 100m, Mondo Duplantis (LSU) in the pole vault, Will Claye (Florida) in the triple jump, Maicel Uibo (Georgia) in the decathlon, Shaunae Miller-Uibo in the 400m, Keni Harrison (Kentucky) in the 100H, Sydney McLaughlin (Kentucky) in the 400H and Sandi Morris (Arkansas) in the pole vault. Fred Kerley (Texas A&M) claimed the bronze medal in the men's 400m.

Eleven current SEC student-athletes competed in the World Championships, including Shelby McEwen (Alabama), Mauricia Prieto (Alabama), Portious Warren (Alabama), Raymond Ekevwo (Florida), Hakim Sani Brown (Florida), Marco Arop (Mississippi State), Anderson Peters (Mississippi State), Aliyah Abrams (South Carolina), Wadeline Jonathas (South Carolina), Jonathan Sacoor (Tennessee) and Deborah Acquah (Texas A&M).