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SEC Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week: Week 2

32 days ago
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Men's Co-Runner of the Week
Christopher Morales Williams  Georgia
So. Vaughan, Ontario

Georgia's Christopher Morales Williams edged teammate Hossam Hatib with a personal record 46.05 to win the 400m at The Track at New Balance Collegiate Showdown. Morales Williams' time ranks No. 2 in the NCAA this year, is the under-23 national Canadian record, stands No. 3 in the world this year and ranks No. 5 in the UGA record books.

Men's Co-Runner of the Week
Emmanuel Bynum  Tennessee
Sr. Memphis, Tenn.

One week after tying his school record in the 300-meter, Tennessee's Emmanuel Bynum saw action in his first 400-meter dash of the year at Texas A&M. The Memphis native posted an SEC-leading time of 46.05, which ranks second in the NCAA this season and No. 3 on the World Athletics top list for 2024.

Men's Co-Field Athlete of the Week
Keaton Daniel  Kentucky
Sr. Henderson, Nev.

Kentucky's Keaton Daniel improved his school record and set a new personal best after joining the 19' club at the Corky Classic. The mark of 5.80m/19-0.25 is the best in the nation and is his second straight event win so far this season.

Men's Co-Field Athlete of the Week
Alexander Kolesnikoff  Georgia
Gr. Strathfield, Australia

Georgia's Alexander Kolesnikoff launched his second shot put attempt a personal best 20.45m/67-1.25 to win his second consecutive meet as a Bulldog. This performance makes him the national leader, puts him at No. 5 on the 2024 world list (youngest performer by four years in the top five) and shot to No. 2 on UGA's all-time top-10 list (trailing the school record by only 10.5 inches)

Men's Freshman of the Week
Jehlani Gordon  Georgia
Fr. Yallahs, St. Thomas, Jamaica

Georgia's Jehlani Gordon collected his second straight win in the 60m to open his career thanks to a 6.63 in the 60m. While his 6.60 from the opener ranks ninth nationally, his time from the weekend would still put him 14th in the country with the top time for any freshman.

Women's Runner of the Week
Michaela Rose  LSU
Jr. Suffolk, Va.

In the 600-yard race at the Corky Classic, LSU's Michaela Rose set the collegiate record and all-time world best with a time of 1:16.76 in the first heat of the day. The record had previously stood 41 years, originally set by Tennessee's Delisa Walton in 1982. The Bowerman Watch List member now holds two of the top-three 600-yard times in collegiate history after setting the Texas Tech Sports Performance Center's record for the second year in a row. The day closed out with the 4×400 teams, which saw the women's A team consisting of Rose and her teammates taking gold as they finished with a time of 3:32.96, which ranks sixth in the nation. Rose ran a 51.53 split, the fastest of all 19 4x4 teams.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Lamara Distin  Texas A&M
Sr. Hanover, Jamaica

In her season debut, Texas A&M's Lamara Distin set the second-highest clearance in the nation this season with 1.94m/6-4.25 on her way to victory in the event at the Ted Nelson Invitational. Distin leads the conference in the high jump by an impressive 0.08m/0.3, this was also her fourth time reaching this height or beyond.

Women's Freshman of the Week
JaMeesia Ford  South Carolina
Fr. Fayetteville, N.C.

South Carolina's JaMeesia Ford continues to shine in her first collegiate season, laying claim to yet another world lead over the weekend. Ford made her collegiate 400m debut on Saturday at the TRACK @ New Balance Collegiate Showdown, winning with a time of 51.60. Ford's time sits first among the World Rankings, while also edging out Georgia's Aaliyah Butler (51.93) for the top time in the NCAA Rankings.