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Week 7: Track and Field Weekly Honors

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Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Favour Ashe, Tennessee

Tennessee's Favour Ashe ran the fastest 100m time in the nation this season Saturday at LSU in 9.79 (+3.0) seconds. His time is also the fifth-fastest all-conditions time in NCAA history. The conversion with a 1.9 wind would be 9.84, which would put him second in collegiate history behind former Tennessee Vol and The Bowerman winner Christian Coleman. Additionally, Ashe ran the second leg on the Vols' 4x100-meter relay which finished as the ninth-quickest time in school history and the 13th-fastest in the nation this year.

Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Joseph Fahnbulleh, Florida

Florida's Joseph Fahnbulleh matched the NCAA-lead with a time of 19.92 in the 200 meters at the LSU Invitational as the No. 8 performer in collegiate history. He also anchored Florida to a second-place finish at 38.86 in the 4x100. Florida finished in second by just .01. This was the fourth time this season that Florida has gone under 39 seconds. Fahnbulleh also ran in a competitive 100-meter dash field, finishing in fifth.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Darius Carbin, Georgia

Georgia's Darius Carbin established a fresh personal best in the high jump for himself since the 2018 regular season as he tied for the school record with a mark of 2.30 meters/7 feet, 6 ½ inches at the Torrin Lawrence Memorial. Carbin performance passed Auburn's Dontavious Hill (7-3.75) at the meet, matched a 37-year-old school record and tied the No. 1 on both the 2022 NCAA and world lists.

Men's Freshman of the Week: Apalos Edwards, LSU

LSU's Apalos Edwards won his second straight event in the triple jump at the LSU Invitational. He leaped out to a wind-aided mark of 53' 4.50" (16.27 meters); that mark moves him up to No. 6 in the NCAA. It is the best jump in the country this season by a freshman.

Women's Co-Runner of the Week: Arkansas 4x1500 Relay

Arkansas broke the collegiate record in the women's 4x1500m relay by 14-plus seconds at the Penn Relays Carnival and Razorback anchor leg Krissy Gear earned the women's Collegiate Athlete of the Meet honor. The Razorbacks produced a time of 16:53.87 in breaking the Penn Relays and collegiate record of 17:08.34 set by Tennessee in 2009. The time also ranks No. 2 on the U.S. all-time list and No. 3 on the world all-time list. Arkansas' relay crew included Isabel Van Camp (4:16.8), Logan Jolly (4:13.9), Lauren Gregory (4:12.5), and Gear (4:10.7).

Women's Co-Runner of the Week: Favour Ofili, LSU

LSU's Favour Ofili ran a 10.93 in the 100-meter dash on Saturday at the LSU Invitational to win the event and move up to No. 8 on the all-time collegiate list. The time of 10.93 by Ofili is the fifth fastest in LSU history, eighth fastest in collegiate history, No. 5 in African history, No. 3 in Nigerian history, and it ranks as the fourth fastest wind legal time in the world this season. She also beat three Olympic/world medalists in defeating Mikiah Brisco (10.98), Aleia Hobbs (11.11) and Jenna Prandini (11.15).

Women's Field Athlete: Lamara Distin, Texas A&M

Texas A&M's Lamara Distin cleared a personal best 6-5.5/1.97m in the high jump to win the Texas A&M Alumni Muster. The world-leading jump is also a meet record, school record, Jamaican record, and equals the No. 4 jump in collegiate history.

Women's Freshman of the Week: Elena Kulichenko, Georgia

Georgia's Elena Kulichenko started her series with three first attempt clearances before making the bar at 1.87 meters/6 feet, 1 ½ inches to win the high jump at the Torrin Lawrence Memorial. This put her at No. 5 nationally (top freshman) and No. 7 in the school record books for her first collegiate outdoor victory.