Men's Runner of the Week: Langston Jackson, Kentucky
Kentucky's Langston Jackson continued to impress with two event wins at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic. He set a new school record in the 200m on Friday with a time of 20.58 (adj. 20.65) which is good for No. 2 in the NCAA and then won the men's 60m with a time of 6.58 (adj. 6.60), which places him at No. 2 in school history and No. 5 in the NCAA.
Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Bobby Colantonio Jr., Alabama
Alabama's Bobby Colantonio Jr., picked up his third win of the season with a toss of 76-06.50 (23.33m) in the weight throw at the New Mexico Classic. The sophomore posted the top-three marks of the week across all collegiate indoor track & field throwers. He stands second nationally in the event.
Men's Freshman of the Week: Eric Casarez, Texas A&M
Texas A&M's Eric Casarez made his Aggie debut in the 5000m run, beating out his senior teammate Jon Bishop with his new personal-record time of 14:12.65 at the Charlie Thomas Invitational. His mark ranks second in the SEC, trailing Arkansas' senior Gilbert Boit by less than 30 seconds.
Women's Runner of the Week: Tamara Clark, Alabama
Alabama's Tamara Clark won the 200m at the New Mexico Classic with a PR and 2020 NCAA-leading time of 22.88 (converted from 22.81). In the women's 60-meter dash, Clark posted a 7.23 to win the final.
Women's Field Athlete of the Week: Deborah Acquah, Texas A&M
Texas A&M's Deborah Acquah made her Aggie debut in triple jump after spending over two years away from the event and only needed two jumps on the day to shatter the school indoor record and the Ghana national indoor record for triple jump with her 45' 2.25" mark at the Charlie Thomas Invitational. Her mark is second in the nation and in the SEC.
Women's Freshman of the Week: Kaitlyn Banas, Arkansas
Arkansas' Kaitlyn Banas set a career best in clearing 13-7 (4.14) on her third attempt in the pole vault at the New Mexico Collegiate Challenge. Her previous best was 13-0 ¼ (3.97) from the Razorback Invitational the previous week. Banas is currently the fifth best freshman among collegians in the pole vault and second in the SEC.