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SEC announces 2020 Indoor Track and Field Awards

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SEC Staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 11, 2020)-----The Southeastern Conference on Wednesday announced its 2020 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 Cameron Griffith of Arkansas (Runner of the Year); Carey McLeod of Tennessee (Field Athlete of the Year); Matthew Boling of Georgia (Freshman Runner of the Year); Kyle Garland of Georgia (Freshman Field Athlete of the Year) and Chris Bucknam of Arkansas (Coach of the Year).

The women's award recipients include Arkansas' Katie Izzo (Runner of the Year); Texas A&M's Tyra Gittens (Field Athlete of the Year); Florida's Grace Stark (Freshman Runner of the Year); Georgia's Jasmine Moore (Freshman Field Athlete of the Year); and Arkansas' Lance Harter (Coach of the Year).

It was previously announced that Texas A&M's Jon Bishop was named the SEC Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Georgia's Jessica Drop and Alabama's Daija Lampkin were named the Women's Co-Scholar-Athletes of the Year.

Griffith scored 20 points at the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships to earn the men's Cliff Harper Trophy as the individual high scorer. He won the 3,000m at the SEC Indoor Championships for the third consecutive year, become just the third person to accomplish that feat.

McLeod won the SEC title in the long jump with an NCAA lead, school record and facility record 8.19m (26-10.5), ranking No. 4 in the world this season. He also finished second in the triple jump at the SEC Championships at 16.49m (54-1.25). Boling finished runner-up in 200 meter dash final with a 20.71 (top seven national time) at the SEC Indoor Championships. It matched the top finish by a freshman in all running events at the SEC Championships.

Garland won the heptathlon at the SEC Indoor Championships by 150 points with a final score of 5,856, giving the Bulldogs' eight consecutive wins in the event. He stands third on the 2020 national performance list with 5,994 points, which earned him third place at the Razorback Invitational earlier this year.

Bucknam led Arkansas to its 23rd SEC Indoor Championship and first since 2017. The Razorbacks scored 106 total points.

Izzo scored 20 points in the SEC Indoor Championships, claiming gold in the 3,000m (9:09.02) and 5,000m (15:48.34). She broke the SEC Indoor 5,000m meet record of 15:53.34 set in 1990 by Kentucky's Valerie McGovern. Gittens was the women's Cliff Harper Award winner with 21 points at the SEC Championships. She is the SEC pentathlon champion, high jump bronze medalist and fourth place in long jump. Gittens is the national leader in pentathlon (4,391), third in high jump (1.86m/6-1.25) and 11th in long jump (6.42m/21-0.75)

Stark owns the second-fastest time in the nation and first among freshmen in the 60-meter hurdles (7.91). She broke the world Under-20 record twice during the SEC Championships. She holds the No. 2 spot in UF's All-Time Top 10 list in the 60-meter hurdles.

Moore Won the triple jump at the SEC Championships after soaring 45 feet, one inch on her final attempt to clinch UGA's fifth victory in the event in the last six years. Her top effort in 2020 of 45-7.25 leads the nation and won her the Razorback Invitational with a meet record earlier in the year.

Harter guided Arkansas to its 10th all-time SEC Indoor Championship and sixth in a row by scoring 102 total team points.

2020 SEC Indoor Track and Field Awards

  • Men's Runner of the Year: Cameron Griffith, Arkansas
  • Men's Field Athlete of the Year: Carey McLeod, Tennessee
  • Men's Freshman Runner of the Year: Matthew Boling, Georgia
  • Men's Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Kyle Garland, Georgia
  • Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Jon Bishop, Texas A&M
  • Men's Coach of the Year: Chris Bucknam, Arkansas
  • Women's Runner of the Year: Katie Izzo, Arkansas
  • Women's Field Athlete of the Year: Tyra Gittens, Texas A&M
  • Women's Freshman Runner of the Year: Grace Stark, Florida
  • Women's Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Jasmine Moore, Georgia
  • Women's Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Jessica Drop, Georgia
  • Women's Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Daija Lampkin, Alabama
  • Women's Coach of the Year: Lance Harter, Arkansas

2020 SEC Indoor Track and Field All-SEC Teams

Men's All-SEC First Team

  • Clayton Brown, Florida
  • James Burnett, Ole Miss
  • Emmanuel Cheboson, Arkansas
  • Bryce Deadmon, Texas A&M
  • Devin Dixon, Texas A&M
  • Robert Dunning, Alabama
  • Raymond Ekevwo, Florida
  • Baylor Franklin, Ole Miss
  • Kyle Garland, Georgia
  • Cameron Griffith, Arkansas
  • JuVaughn Harrison, LSU
  • Terrance Laird, LSU
  • Thomas Mardal, Florida
  • Joseph Maxwell, Tennessee
  • Carey McLeod, Tennessee
  • Nick Moulai, Ole Miss
  • Carlton Orange, Texas A&M
  • Matthew Peare, Kentucky
  • Martin Prodanov, Missouri
  • Waleed Suliman, Ole Miss
  • Jamal Walton, Texas A&M

Men's All-SEC Second Team

  • Jayson Ashford, Missouri
  • Markus Ballengee, Arkansas
  • Connor Bandel, Florida
  • Jon Bishop, Texas A&M
  • Matthew Boling, Georgia
  • Tyler Brendel, Arkansas
  • Jalen Brown, Arkansas
  • Travean Caldwell, Arkansas
  • Dorian Camel, LSU
  • Chritian Edwards, Alabama
  • Eric Edwards Jr., LSU
  • Haze Farmer, Georgia
  • Jeremy Farr, Arkansas
  • Thomas George, Missouri
  • Luke George, Arkansas
  • Elija Godwin, Georgia
  • Christopher Grant, Auburn
  • Jack Guyton, Florida
  • Georgios Korakidis, Tennessee
  • Lance Lang, Kentucky
  • Ryan Lipe, Alabama
  • James Milholen, Arkansas
  • Rahman Minor, Kentucky
  • Laquan Nairn, Arkansas
  • Jake Norris, LSU
  • Justin Pacifico, Florida
  • Dylan Peebles, LSU
  • Jonathan Schmidt, Missouri
  • Josh Sobota, Kentucky
  • Kieran Taylor, Arkansas
  • Tyler Terry, LSU
  • Damion Thomas, LSU
  • Ja'Mari Ward, Missouri
  • Kieran Wood, Missouri
  • Hunter Woodhall, Arkansas
  • Matt Young, Arkansas

Men's All-Freshman Team

  • 60m: Lance Lang, Kentucky
  • 200m: Matthew Boling, Georgia
  • 400m: Jamal Walton, Texas A&M
  • 800m: Alex Kay, Tennessee
  • Mile: Davis Bove, LSU
  • 3000m: Sam Bowers, Georgia
  • 5000m: Eric Casarez, Texas A&M
  • Weight: Kyle Brown, Auburn
  • Long Jump: Jalen Chance, Florida
  • Shot Put: Daniel Viveros, Ole Miss
  • Pole Vault: Haze Farmer, Georgia
  • Triple Jump: Joseph Palmer, Kentucky
  • Heptathlon: Kyle Garland, Georgia

Women's All-SEC First Team

  • Deborah Acquah, Texas A&M
  • D'Jai Baker, Alabama
  • Morgan Burks Magee, Arkansas
  • Tamara Clark, Alabama
  • Ellen Ekholm, Kentucky
  • Krissy Gear, Arkansas
  • Tyra Gittens, Texas A&M
  • Lisa Gunnarsson, LSU
  • Alexis Holmes, Kentucky
  • Katie Izzo, Arkansas
  • Latavia Maines, Tennessee
  • Tonea Marshall, LSU
  • Natassha McDonald, Alabama
  • Jasmine Moore, Georgia
  • Takyera Roberson, Alabama
  • Abby Steiner, Kentucky
  • Shey Taiwo, Ole Miss
  • Amber Tanner, Georgia
  • Kennedy Thomson, Arkansas
  • Carina Viljoen, Arkansas

Women's All-SEC Second Team

  • Chloe Abbott, Kentucky
  • Mercy Abire, LSU
  • Nicole Adams, Tennessee
  • Amber Anning, LSU
  • Sarah Chapman, Missouri
  • Mercy Chelangat, Alabama
  • Devin Clark, Arkansas
  • Thelma Davies, LSU
  • Stephanie Davis, South Carolina
  • Jessica Drop, Georgia
  • G'Auna Edwards, Arkansas
  • Nicole Fautsch, Kentucky
  • Julia Fixsen, Georgia
  • Esther Gitahi, Alabama
  • Anna Hall, Georgia
  • Brittley Humphrey, LSU
  • Olivia Janke, Tennessee
  • Semira Killebrew, Florida
  • Joyce Kimeli, Auburn
  • Symone Mason, LSU
  • Jordan McClendon, Missouri
  • Bailee McCorkle, Arkansas
  • Katy-Ann McDonald, LSU
  • Melissa Menghini, Missouri
  • Dajour Miles, Kentucky
  • Jasmine Mitchell, Ole Miss
  • Megan Moss, Kentucky
  • Cherisse Murray, Alabama
  • Abigail O'Donoghue, LSU
  • Morgan O'Neal, Missouri
  • Kiya Oviosun, LSU
  • Kelsey Schweizer, Missouri
  • Grace Stark, Florida
  • Alonie Sutton, Tennessee
  • Katie Thronson, Tennessee
  • Domonique Turner, Tennessee
  • Martina Weil, Tennessee
  • Charokee Young, Texas A&M

Women's All-Freshman Team

  • 60m: Semira Killebrew, Florida
  • 60mH: Grace Stark, Florida
  • 200m: Thelma Davies, LSU
  • 400m: Amber Anning, LSU
  • 800m: Charokee Young, Texas A&M
  • Mile: Emily Culley, Florida
  • 3000m: Cate Tracht, Ole Miss
  • 5000m: Ellie Hall, Georgia
  • Weight Throw: Jasmine Mitchell, Ole Miss
  • Long Jump: Jasmine Moore, Georgia
  • Triple Jump: Jasmine Moore, Georgia
  • High Jump: Shelby Tyler, Georgia
  • Shot Put: Jalani Davis, Ole Miss
  • Pole Vault: Julia Fixsen, Georgia
  • Pentathlon: Anna Hall, Georgia