SEC Indoor Track and Field Weekly Honors - Jan. 26, 2021
Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Amon Kemboi, Arkansas
In winning the mile at the Wooo Pig Classic in a career best of 3:58.26, Arkansas' Amon Kemboi produced one of the first two sub-four miles for the 2021 season and established an early world-leading time. On the all-time Kenyan indoor mile list, Kemboi currently ranks 20th. Kemboi posted splits of 59.16, 1:58.14, 2:57.40 and covered the final pair of laps in 60.86 seconds.
Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Matthew Boling, Georgia
Georgia's Matthew Boling made his collegiate debut in the 400-meter dash at the Caroline Challenge and left with a victory thanks to the country's fastest time this year. He clocked a 45.51, which is the second fastest in the world this year and ranks second on Georgia's all-time top-10 list.
Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Jalen Tate, Tennessee
Tennessee's Jalen Tate posted a personal-best leap of 16.38 meters (53-9) for the win at Virginia Tech's Hokie Invitational. The Clarksville native took over the national lead by three centimeters and moved himself up to No. 5 on Tennessee's all-time top-10 list, recording the mark twice in his six-round series Friday night.
Men's Co-Freshman of the Week: Ruben Banks, Arkansas
A week after his debut as a Razorback with a mark of 60-1 (18.31) in the weight throw, Arkansas' Ruben Banks improved over 11 feet with a sixth-round heave of 71-4.25 (21.75) to break the Arkansas school record of 69-6 (21.18) set in 2019 by Erich Sullins. In adding nearly two feet to the school record, Banks currently ranks 10th in the world and moved to sixth on the current 2021 collegiate list and leads the SEC.
Men's Co-Freshman of the Week: Malcolm Clemons, Florida
Florida's Malcolm Clemons holds the No.1 spot in the nation among freshmen and No. 5 overall in the long jump after leaping 7.85 meters (25 feet, 9.25 inches) at this year's Carolina Challenge. Clemons' new personal best mark ranks 10th in Florida history.
Women's Co-Runner of the Week: Lauren Gregory, Arkansas
Arkansas' Lauren Gregory led a Razorback first through sixth finish in the 3,000m while posting a collegiate-leading time of 9:01.44 in the Woo Pig Classic that currently ranks fifth on the 2021 world list. Gregory finished eight seconds ahead of teammate Logan Morris for the victory.
Women's Co-Runner of the Week: Athing Mu, Texas A&M
Texas A&M's Athing Mu broke a 40-year old collegiate record winning the Aggie Invitational 600m with a time of 1:25.80. Her mark currently leads the world. Mu also ran a second leg 4x400m split of 50.94 to help the Aggies win with a time of 3:32.39. That mark is currently No. 2 in the NCAA.
Women's Co-Field Athlete of the Week: Madi Malone, Auburn
Auburn's Madi Malone broke her own school record in the women's weight throw with a winning heave of 22.20m/72-10, breaking the South Carolina Indoor facility record while posting the nation's top mark in the event. Malone won the event by nearly 12 feet and had five of six throws over 21.50m.
Women's Co-Field Athlete of the Week: Abby O'Donoghue, LSU
LSU's Abby O'Donoghue shot to the top of the NCAA leaderboard in the high jump with a mark of 1.89m/6-2.25 at the Woo Pig Classic. It ranked as the sixth best in the world, and O'Donoghue matched her own LSU record with the clearance.
Women's Freshman of the Week: Talitha Diggs, Florida
Florida's Talitha Diggs crossed in 23.14 seconds in the 200 meters at this year's Carolina Challenge, logging the fourth-fastest time in the nation and the best among freshmen. A new personal record for Diggs, her time ranks tied for third in Florida history.