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Week 6: Track and Field Weekly Honors

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

Georgia's Matthew Boling topped his own school record and passed a 15-year-old facility record by winning the 200m with a 19.92 at the Georgia Tech Invitational. This took over the national lead and surged to No. 3 on the 2022 world list. Boling's time makes him the No. 10 all-time NCAA performer with the No. 12 all-time NCAA performance. He also ran the third leg on the winning 4x400m relay team as the Bulldogs clocked 3:06.10.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Isaac Odugbesan, Alabama

Alabama's Isaac Odugbesan uncorked a huge toss of 20.66 meters to not only win the meet, but also shatter a 42-year-old school record in the shot put on his final throw of the Crimson Tide Invitational. Odugbesan's throw bettered Hreinn Halldorsson's previous school-record mark of 2.54, set in 1980. With that throw, Odugbesan moves up to No. 3 nationally and No. 1 in the SEC.

Men's Freshman of the Week: Hillary Cheruiyot, Alabama

Alabama's Hillary Cheruiyot ran an outstanding 3:38.22 to win the 1,500 meters at the Crimson Tide Invitational and rank him second all-time in the event for Alabama and second in the SEC this season behind teammate Eliud Kipsang's collegiate record of 3:33.74. Cheruiyot sits nearly a second ahead of the third ranked time in the SEC this season. He also ranks second in the nation in the 1,500 amongst freshmen.

Women's Runner of the Week: Abby Steiner, Kentucky

Kentucky's Abby Steiner ran the third-fastest 200m in collegiate history at 22.05 to win the Kentucky Invitational. It was also a school record and the second-fastest time in the NCAA this season. She was also the second leg in the winning 4x100m (42.91) and the third leg in the school record 4x400m (3:25.79). The 4x400m was the third fastest time in the NCAA this season and Steiner's seventh school record that she's a part of, with her 200m run on the first day of competition being the sixth.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week: Jalani Davis, Ole Miss

Ole Miss' Jalani Davis won the shot put at the Crimson Tide Invitational at a one-foot outdoor PR and an overall career-best toss of 17.73m/58-2. She beat Olympian Portious Warren of Trinidad & Tobago by nearly 1.5 feet with the third 58-footer in Ole Miss history outdoors behind Olympian Raven Saunders (2017, 19.76m/64-10) and Janeah Stewart (2018, 18.03m/59-2). She ranks No. 18 in the world, No. 6 in the United States, No. 5 in the NCAA, No. 2 in the East Region and No. 1 in the SEC this season.

Women's Freshman of the Week: Katelyn Fairchild, Texas A&M

Texas A&M's Katelyn Fairchild finished second in the javelin at the Michael Johnson Invite with her toss of 174-9/53.27m. She had the best throw of any freshman in the country this week and beat her teammate, Lianna Davidson, who has the furthest throw of any freshman this year.