SEC Indoor Track and Field Weekly Honors - Jan. 19, 2021
Men's Runner of the Week: Bryce Deadmon, Texas A&M
Texas A&M's Bryce Deadmon registered a world-leading mark and currently ranks No. 1 in the NCAA with a time of 45.68 in the 400m at the Ted Nelson Invitational. He also broke an 11-year old meet record. Deadmon also helped his 4x400m team clock a 3:09.59, which currently ranks No. 3 in the NCAA and No. 1 in the SEC.
Men's Field Athlete of the Week: JuVaughn Harrison, LSU
LSU's JuVaughn Harrison started the 2021 indoor campaign off right where he finished the 2020 indoor season as he won the long jump event at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a mark of 7.98 meters (26' 2.25"). Harrison leads the SEC and is ranked No. 2 in the NCAA.
Men's Freshman of the Week: John Baker, Arkansas
Arkansas' John Baker produced a six-inch victory in his debut with the Razorbacks as his winning mark measured 25-0 ¾ to defeat Oklahoma's Rayvon Allen (24-6 ½) at the Arkansas Invitational. Baker currently ranks second among the world U20 list in 2021 while having the top mark by a freshman and is third best among collegians.
Women's Runner of the Week: Athing Mu, Texas A&M
Athing Mu made her collegiate debut clocking a world-leading 800m time of 2:01.07. The mark set an American U20 record and was .04 shy of the world U20 indoor record. It was the fifth-fastest collegiate indoor 800m all-time and the fastest by a freshman. Mu ran splits of 29.02, 31.73, 30.63 and 29.70. Mu also set set a Gilliam Indoor Stadium facility record, and she ranks No. 2 in the Aggie record book. Mu was also a member of the winning 4x400 relay team.
Women's Field Athlete of the Week: Tyra Gittens, Texas A&M
Texas A&M's Tyra Gittens opened the 2021 indoor season with an NCAA-leading long jump mark of 6.62m/21-8.75 at the Ted Nelson Invitational. The leap set a Trinidad & Tobago national indoor record and a Texas A&M school record, it currently ranks No. 2 in the world. Shortly after, the multi-athlete won the high jump with a clearance of 1.83m/6-0, which currently ranks No. 3 in the NCAA.
Women's Freshman of the Week: Jayla Hollis, Arkansas
Arkansas' Jayla Hollis won a pair of events with career best times in the 200m and 60m hurdles during her Razorback debut at the Arkansas Invitational. In the 200m, she now ranks No. 7 on the Arkansas all-time list. First, Hollis claimed the 60m hurdles in 8.40 seconds and currently ranks fourth on the world U20 list and is third among freshmen. In the 200m, her winning time of 23.31 ranks her first on the world U20 list. Currently, Hollis is the top freshman in the 200m and ranks third among collegians.