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    SEC Track and Field Athletes of the Week

    SEC Track and Field Athletes of the Week (March 26, 2013)

    SEC Men’s Runner of the Week: Ameer Webb, Texas A&M

    •    Posted three victories on a return to his home state of California for the USC Trojan Invitationa.
    •    A native of Tustin, Calif., Webb swept the 100 and 200 meters with winning times of 10.32 and 20.71. In the 200, Webb set the current outdoor collegiate leading time after the indoor season saw him post a world-leading 20.37.
    •    Also ran the lead-off leg on the winning 4x100-meter relay as A&M posted a time of 39.47, second-fastest among collegians to the 38.76 that the Aggies ran the previous week at Arizona State.

    SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Andrew Irwin, Arkansas
    •    In his first competition since winning the national indoor title, Arkansas sophomore Andrew Irwin began his 2013 outdoor season with an SEC and NCAA-leading performance to win the pole vault at the Texas State Elite in San Marcos, Texas.
    •    Winning the competition by more than a foot, Irwin had a final clearance of 5.60m/18-4.50.
    •    The result is tied for the top outdoor clearance in the world this year.
    •    Was the only pole vaulter in the nation to clear 18 feet last weekend.

    SEC Men’s Freshman of the Week: Elias Hakansson, Alabama
    •    Shattered the Alabama school record throw in the men’s hammer throw at the John Mitchell Alabama Relays.
    •    Obliterated a 15-year-old school record in the hammer, eclipsing the previous school mark of 195-4, set by Derrick Jones in 1998.
    •    Accomplished the feat on his first attempt in a series of five in which all three of his legal throws exceeded Jones’ mark.
    •    Finished the day with a best of 210-0 and ended the day owning the three best throws in UA history.
    •    Now owns the indoor weight throw school record and the outdoor hammer throw mark in his first season at the Capstone.
    •    Currently ranks seventh in the nation and second among freshmen in the hammer throw.

    SEC Women’s Runner of the Week: Regina George, Arkansas
    •    Opened her 2013 outdoor campaign with an NCAA-leading performance of 2:03.79 to win the 800 meters at the Texas State Elite in San Marcos, Texas.
    •    The race was her first open 800-meter competition since 2009, her senior year in high school.
    •    The result was the No. 2 time in the world this year and came nearly six seconds faster than the second-place runner in the season-opening race.
    •    The time is the fastest by a Razorback since Stephanie Brown ran a 2:02.59 at the 2011 NCAA West Preliminary.
    •    Running the second leg, George began the day teaming with Gwendolyn Flowers, Sparkle McKnight and Tamara Myers to win the 4x100-meter relay in a time of 44.63, more than 1.5 seconds faster than the runner-up team.    

    SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Shelbi Vaughan, Texas A&M
    •    Battled through cold temperatures and rain to break her own A&M record in the discus with a winning mark of 57.50m/788-8 at the Bobby Lane Invitational in Arlington.
    •    Increased her US and collegiate mark from a 56.40m/185-0 mark she set in her first collegiate discus competition the previous week at Arizona State.
    •    Leads the US and the collegiate list by 10 feet, five inches.
    •    Also finished third in the shot put as her 14.81m/48-7.25 moves her to No. 8 on the Aggie all-time list.
     
    SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week: Shelbi Vaughan, Texas A&M
    •    Battled through cold temperatures and rain to break her own A&M record in the discus with a winning mark of 57.50m/788-8 at the Bobby Lane Invitational in Arlington.
    •    Increased her US and collegiate mark from a 56.40m/185-0 mark she set in her first collegiate discus competition the previous week at Arizona State.
    •    Leads the US and the collegiate list by 10 feet, five inches.
    •    Also finished third in the shot put as her 14.81m/48-7.25 moves her to No. 8 on the Aggie all-time list.