SEC Indoor Track and Field Weekly Honors - Feb. 2, 2021
SEC Co-Men's Runner of the Week: Bryce Deadmon, Texas A&M
Texas A&M's Bryce Deadmon won the Texas Tech Invitational 400m with an NCAA-leading time and meet record time of 45.29. He is currently No. 2 in the world behind Fred Kerley (45.03). He is the fourth best performer in Texas A&M history.
SEC Co-Men's Runner of the Week: Matthew Boling, Georgia
Georgia's Matthew Boling topped his own school record in the 200-meter dash with a 20.53 at the Razorback Invitational. This time ranks No. 2 on both the 2021 NCAA and world lists. Boling is the only competitor in the Division I sprints to be ranked in the top five in all three of those events.
SEC Men's Field Athlete of the Week: JuVaughn Harrison, LSU
LSU's JuVaughn Harrison won the gold medal in the high jump at the Louisiana Invitational with a clearance of 7' 5.75" (2.28 meters). Harrison is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA and matched his PR with the mark. It was the second-highest bar even cleared in LSU history, and he also ranked No. 4 in the world.
SEC Men's Freshman of the Week: Sean Dixon-Bodie, LSU
LSU's Sean Dixon-Bodie leaped out to a personal best of 53' 7" (16.33 meters) to win his collegiate debut in the triple jump at the Louisiana Invitational. Dixon-Bodie's jump is the second best in the nation by a freshman and ranks No. 5 in the NCAA overall.
SEC Co-Women's Runner of the Week: Katie Izzo, Arkansas
Arkansas' Katie Izzo broke a 20-year-old meet record in winning the 5,000m with a time of 15:36.22, just three-tenths of a second ahead of teammate Lauren Gregory (15:36.51). In producing the world leading time for 2021, Izzo crushed the meet record of 15:55.43 set in 2001. Izzo bettered the previous world-leading time by 14 seconds. On Saturday, Izzo ran 4:37.07 as runner-up to Lauren Gregory (4:35.69). Izzo's time ranks third among collegians and is seventh on the world list.
SEC Co-Women's Runner of the Week: Lauren Gregory, Arkansas
Arkansas' Lauren Gregory set a collegiate leading time of 4:35.69 to win the mile the Razorback Invitational, defeating teammate Katie Izzo, runner-up at 4:37.07. On Saturday, Gregory's time ranked third on the world list for 2021 and is currently sixth after the weekend. On Friday evening, Gregory finished second in 15:36.51, the second fastest time in school history, to teammate Katie Izzo (15:36.22), who holds the school record of 15:13.09. The pair of 5k times are the two best times on the 2021 world list.
SEC Women's Field Athlete of the Week: Tyra Gittens, Texas A&M
Texas A&M's Tyra Gittens competed in her first multi of the season winning the Texas Tech Invitational pentathlon with an NCAA-leading 4,612 points. Her mark is the third best collegiate performer score all-time and she bettered her Texas A&M school record by 221 points. She won four of the five events and set two personal bests in the events, as well as a personal best overall pentathlon score.
SEC Women's Freshman of the Week: Monique Hardy, LSU
LSU's Monique Hardy won her third straight event title in the weight throw when she registered a personal best mark of 69' 7" (21.21 meters) in her third collegiate meet at the Louisiana Invitational. It was the second-best throw in LSU history and it ranks No. 8 in the NCAA and the best by a freshman in the country.