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Week 8: Track and Field Weekly Honors

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SEC Staff
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Men's Runner of the Week: Matthew Lewis-Banks, Arkansas

Arkansas' Matthew Lewis-Banks won his first race as a Razorback and defeated teammate Tre'Bien Gilbert, 13.87 to 13.89, to win the 110m hurdles at the Arkansas Twilight. A season best time for Lewis-Banks improved his previous best of 14.03 earlier this season and was just off his career best of 13.78. Gilbert has a windy best of 13.39 from the Texas Relays and a wind-legal best of 13.86 this season.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Kyle Garland, Georgia

Georgia's Kyle Garland competed in just the fourth decathlon during his collegiate years and destroyed the collegiate record with 8,720 points to take second and qualify for Team USA for the coming World Athletics Championships. Posting six personal bests, three victories and three adjustments to the Bulldog all-time top-10 lists in his 10 events, Garland shattered the collegiate record by 181 points (Texas A&M's Lindon Victor, 8,539) and the school record by 236 points (Karel Tilga, 8,484).

Men's Freshman of the Week: Connor Washington, Arkansas

Arkansas' Connor Washington won the 200m in 20.64 and bettered the field by half a second with Oklahoma's Alajuwan Robinson runner-up in 21.16. He is currently the third fastest freshman in the SEC. Washington also ran second leg on the 39.90 winning 4x100 by Arkansas.

Women's Runner of the Week: Britton Wilson, Arkansas

Arkansas' Britton Wilson won two races with meet record performances at the Arkansas Twilight, defeating professional Shamier Little twice, in the 400m and 400m hurdles. She claimed the 400m in a career best of 50.97 with Little runner-up in 51.41. She is No. 5 among collegians and No. 6 on world list this season. A closer race over the 400m hurdles had Wilson earning the victory in 55.41 with Little second in 55.49. Already the current collegiate leader with a 54.37, Wilson produced the third fastest time this season as she bettered the meet record of 56.46 set by Danajahnee Birch of Arkansas in 2016.

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

Florida's Anna Hall scored 6458 points at the USATF Combined Events Championships and secure her spot at the 2022 World Championships this summer. Hall's performance was the second-best performance in collegiate history and extended her NCAA and World lead this season. Throughout the seven-event competition, Hall set personal bests in the 100mH, 200 meters, 800 meters and the Long Jump. Her mark in the 800 meters, 2:03.11, was the fourth-fastest Heptathlon 800 meters in World History.

Women's Freshman of the Week: Rosey Effiong, Arkansas

Arkansas' Rosey Effiong finished third overall in the 200m and 400m at the Arkansas Twilight and was the second-best collegian in each race. She posted times of 23.17 in the 200m and 51.72 in the 400m, which are just off the career best times she established the previous week - 23.00 and 51.66.