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Week 2: Track and Field Weekly Honors

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Men's Runner of the Week: Matthew Boling, Georgia

Georgia's Matthew Boling opened his outdoor season with a personal record in the 100-meter dash (10.03) to win the FSU Relays. His time in the fastest in the nation this year, fourth-fastest in the world in 2022 and ranks third on Georgia's all-time top-10 list.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Alex Spyridonidis, Auburn

Auburn's Alex Spyridonidis recorded a personal-best in the decathlon with 7,917 points at the Texas Relays. The total ranks second in the country, second in the world and first in the SEC. He PR'd in five of 10 events and finished in the top-four in five events. Spyridonidis solidified himself as the second-best decathlete in school history.

Men's Freshman of the Week: Malcolm Clemons, Florida

Florida's Malcolm Clemons made his collegiate outdoor debut and registered the nation's No. 4 mark in the long jump at the Texas Relays. His best attempt of 7.99m was just under the wind-limit to be an NCAA-qualifying mark. He is currently the top freshman in the conference and the No. 2 freshman overall.

Women's Runner of the Week: Alia Armstrong, LSU

LSU's Alia Armstrong ran the fastest 100-meter hurdle time in collegiate history with a wind-aided time of 12.33 seconds. She had a helping wind of 2.5 meters per second. It was the fastest all-conditions time in the world this year. Armstrong also ran the lead leg of LSU's NCAA No. 2 time of 42.97 in the 4x100m relay.

Women's Co-Field Athlete of the Week: Anna Hall, Florida

Florida's Anna Hall set a new school record and personal best in the Heptathlon with a score of 6412 at the Texas Relays. She PR'd in five of the seven events and won four of the seven events against tough competition. Her time in the 800 meters (2:04.61) was a collegiate and American record in the 800 meters in the Heptathlon. She becomes the highest collegiate point scorer by someone 21 or under. That's also fourth all-time in NCAA history and first all-time school history. She is the NCAA leader in this event this year.

Women's Co-Field Athlete of the Week: Lamara Distin, Texas A&M

Texas A&M's Lamara Distin won the Texas Relays high jump "A" section with a world-leading clearance of 6-5/1.96m. The clearance also broke the Texas A&M school record and set the Jamaican national record. The sophomore became the fifth best collegian all-time and met the world championship qualifying mark. She cleared 5-9.75/1.77m, 5-11.5/1.82m and 6-1.5/1.87m on first attempts.

Women's Co-Field Athlete of the Week: Lisa Gunnarsson, LSU

LSU's Lisa Gunnarsson became the No. 4 collegiate performer outdoors with an LSU school record in the pole vault (4.65m/15-3). It is the No. 3 mark in Swedish history and the highest clearance ever by a collegian at Texas Relays. Gunnarsson ranks No. 4 in the world for 2022.

Women's Freshman of the Week: Tierra Frasier, South Carolina

South Carolina's Tierra Frasier grabbed two top-five finishes in the 100 meters and 200 meters at Weems Baskin. Frasier's 200-meter performance ranks 18th in the NCAA (23.47), ninth in the East Region, seventh in the SEC and third among SEC freshmen. The 4X100-meter relay team ran the No. 7 time in the NCAA (43.83) and third in both the East Region and SEC.