SEC Track & Field Weekly Honors - April 20, 2021
Men's Runner of the Week: Terrance Laird, LSU
LSU's Terrance Laird won the 100m at the Boots Garland Invitational with a personal-best 10.06 to become the fourth-fastest sprinter in LSU history in the event. His time of 10.06 ranks No. 3 in the NCAA this year. Laird also anchored LSU's 4x100 to gold with a time of 38.82 and knocked off the No. 1-ranked team.
Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Thomas Mardal, Florida
Florida's Thomas Mardal continued his impressive senior campaign at this year's Tom Jones Memorial Invitational with a hammer throw mark of 76.18m (249-11) to break his own school record. He remains the NCAA leader.
Men's Newcomer of the Week: Lance Lang, Kentucky
Kentucky's Lance Lang won the 200-meter dash at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational, edging the current NCAA indoor 200m champion. Lang's time of 20.39 is a personal best, improving his standing on the No. 3 slot on the all-time Kentucky outdoor list. Lang also ran the opening leg of Kentucky's 4x100m relay that finished first among collegians in 39.26.
Men's Freshman of the Week: DJ Jónsson, Mississippi State
Mississippi State's DJ Jónsson upped his collegiate best in the javelin to 77.33m to place first at the War Eagle Invitational. It was his second-straight win in the javelin, and his winning throw was a full 20 feet and 9 inches further than the second-place throw. He is ranked No. 3 in the NCAA.
Women's Runner of the Week: Athing Mu, Texas A&M
Texas A&M's Athing Mu broke the all-time collegiate outdoor 800m record with a time of 1:57.73 at the Michael Johnson Invitational. Her time also set an American U-20 record. It is the fourth collegiate record Mu has stamped her name to this season and first during the outdoor season.
Women's Field Athlete of the Week: Marie-Therese Obst, Georgia
Georgia's Marie-Therese Obst won her fourth consecutive meet with another mark that would be No. 1 in the nation in the javelin at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational. Posting throws of 188 feet, 3 inches earlier in the series, Obst concluded her sixth throws with a mark of 192-1 in wet conditions.
Women's Newcomer of the Week: Arianne Duarte-Morais, Florida
Florida's Arianne Duarte-Morais made her way into UF's record books with a javelin throw mark of 55.13m/180-10 at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational. That mark ranks sixth in the NCAA and in UF history. It was her collegiate debut.
Women's Freshman of the Week: Skylar Ciccolini, Missouri
Missouri's Skylar Ciccolini won the women's javelin at the War Eagle Invitational with a record-setting throw of 56.00m (183-9). With her victory, Ciccolini broke the school record in the event and surpasses the U.S. Olympic trial standard. She ranks fifth nationally in the event.