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Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week: Week 3

25 days ago
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Men's Runner of the Week
Oussama El Bouchayby  Alabama
So. Marrakech, Morocco

Alabama's Oussama El Bouchayby clocked a 1:14.88 in the men's 600m at the Bob Pollock Invitational, setting the second-fastest time in NCAA Track and Field collegiate history. It is also the fifth-fastest time in world history and set a new Alabama indoor school record.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Romaine Beckford  Arkansas
Sr. Portland, Jamaica

Arkansas' Romaine Beckford improved his indoor career best to a collegiate-leading 7 feet, 5.25 inches (2.27) with his victory at the Razorback Invitational. The winning height moves Beckford to No. 4 on the UA all-time list and No. 3 on the Jamaican all-time indoor list with the equal No. 4 performance. He currently ranks sixth in the world for 2024.

Men's Freshman of the Week
John Kendricks  Arkansas
Fr. Oxford, Miss.

Arkansas' John Kendricks improved his career best three times, clearing 17-8.5 (5.40), among an elite pole vault field at the Razorback Invitational. Kendricks in the top freshman among collegians this season and ranks equal 15th in the nation and is second best in the SEC. Entering the meet with an indoor best of 16-5.25 and an outdoor best of 17-1, Kendricks topped both with a series of marks that included first attempt clearances at 16-2.75 (4.95), 16-8.75 (5.10), and 17-2.75 (5.25). Two attempts were needed for 17-8.5 (5.40), which places Kendricks at equal No. 5 on the Arkansas all-time list.

Women's Co-Runner of the Week
Brianna Lyston  LSU
So. Portmore, Jamaica

LSU's Brianna Lyston won the 60m at the Razorback Invitational with a collegiate-leading 7.07 to equal the LSU record set in 208 by American-record holder Aleia Hobbs. It is the No. 4 time in the world, and No. 4 on the all-time collegiate-performance list. It is the second-fastest season debut in collegiate history behind the 2023 Bowerman winner, Julien Alfred, and is by far the fastest ever season debut by an underclassman in the 60m. Lyston is also the only person to go sub-7.10 in the 60m so far this collegiate season.

Women's Co-Runner of the Week
Amber Anning  Arkansas
Sr. Hove, England

Arkansas' Amber Anning won the 400m at the Razorback Invitational in a world-leading 50.56, breaking the meet record of 50.59 set by Abby Steiner in 2023. Anning's performance places her No. 10 on the all-time collegiate list and No. 3 on the Arkansas all-time list as well as the British all-time list. During the Friday portion of the meet, Anning broke a 25-year-old British 200m record with a 22.60 performance as she won her section and placed second overall. Anning was also part of the Razorbacks' 4x400 relay that set a world-leading time of 3:25.59, breaking facility and meet records in the process of producing the No. 10 world performance, No. 4 collegiate performance and third best Arkansas relay. Anning split 51.05 on the second leg of the relay.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Jalani Davis  Ole Miss
Sr. Hampton, Va.

Ole Miss' Jalani Davis finished runner-up in both the shot put and weight throw at Arkansas' Razorback Invitational. Set the current SEC lead in the shot put at 18.00m/59-00.75, which also ranks her No. 3 in the NCAA, No. 4 in the United States and No. 14 worldwide this season. Davis was the top collegian in the weight throw in at 23.79m/78-00.75. She ranks fourth in collegiate history at 15 career 23-meter throws.

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

South Carolina's JaMeesia Ford clocked a world leading time in her collegiate 200m debut at the Razorback Invitational. Ford clocked a time of 22.58 to capture the 200m title in Arkansas, taking over the world leading time and the top time in the NCAA. Ford then ran the anchor leg in the women's 4x400m relay on Saturday afternoon, clocking a 400m split of 50.62 to aid the Gamecocks in finishing runner-up in the event. Ford helped Carolina post the second fastest 4x400m relay time this season in the NCAA and also broke a 21-year old program record set in 2003 of 3:28.25.