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    SEC Track And Field Athletes Of The Week

     

    SEC Track and Field Athletes of the Week (April 2, 2013)
     
    SEC Men’s Runner of the Week: Ameer Webb, Texas A&M
    Named the Most Outstanding Performer of the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, as he was part of three Texas A&M victories on Saturday’s final day of the four-day meet. 
    Anchored the Aggie 4x200m relay to a 1:20.78 victory, then ran lead leg on a 38.64 win in the 4x100m relay. Closed out his performance with a world-leading 10.14 victory in the 100 meters. 
    A&M controlled the 4x200m and won by 2.5 seconds over Northwestern State and Tennessee, establishing a world-leading time. Texas A&M lowered its US and collegiate-leading time from the 38.76 they ran two weeks ago. 
    In the 100, Webb gained early control of the race and bettered a field that included LSU’s Aaron Ernest (10.18), Jackson State’s Brent Lee (10.33) and Ole Miss’ Isiah Young (10.35). He ran a career-best time of 10.14 that bettered the previous world-leading time of 10.15, set by Jamaica’s Jermaine Hamilton. 
     
    SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Sam Kendricks, Ole Miss
    Cleared a school-record height of 19-0.75 to win a world-class pole vault competition at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. 
    His vault is the best in the world so far this year and is the best vault by an NCAA athlete since 1998. That performance moves Kendricks to No. 5 on the all-time collegiate list. 
    He shattered his previous school outdoor record of 18-0.5 by more than a foot. 
    Aside from SEC and NCAA Championships, Kendricks has now won six consecutive regular-season college pole vault competitions dating back to a fourth-place finish at Drake Relays last April. He has 12 career collegiate victories under his belt.  

    SEC Men’s Freshman of the Week: Aldrich Bailey, Jr., Texas A&M
    Ran on three Texas A&M relays at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and came very close to claiming the 4x400-meter relay as well. 
    Ran the third leg on the 4x200m squad that recorded a world-leading time of 1:20.78, then handled second leg duties on the 4x100 that improved its U.S. and collegiate leading time in winning with a 38.64 over Florida (38.99), TCU (39.54) and LSU (39.56). 
    In the 4x400, ran the first leg with a split of 46.9 as the Aggies finished second in 3:02.76, just off Florida’s winning time of 3:02.65.  

    SEC Women’s Runner of the Week: Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU
    Made the most of her 2013 outdoor debut in the 100-meter dash as she defended her Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays title at Mike A. Myers Stadium on Saturday afternoon with an NCAA-leading performance. 
    After qualifying for the final with a wind-aided run of 11.15 seconds in her first 100-meter race of the season, dropped her NCAA-leading time of 11.06 with a wind-aided effort to take the title in a final that produced five of the six fastest times in the NCAA This spring. 
    Duncan is just the third Lady Tiger in program history to win back-to-back 100-meter titles in the university division at the Texas Relays. 
    Helped the Lady Tigers win their 13th spring medley relay title all-time at the Texas Relays and fourth in five seasons, while running the second-fastest time in school history at 3:43.98 as she teamed with Latoya McDermott, Siedda Herbert and Natoya Goule for the victory. 
    Also ran the second leg on LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that ran a seasonal-best time of 43.70 for second place in Saturday’s invitational race for the NCAA’s No. 4-ranked performance in that relay this spring. 

    SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Shelbi Vaughan, Texas A&M
    Won the women’s discus at the Texas Relays on her first attempt, a throw of 56.00m/183-9 that topped the field by nine-plus feet.
    The series for Vaughan included marks of 183-9, 176-5, 173-11, 169-4, foul and 178-11. 
    Her discus victory is the first-ever for an Aggie female in the Texas Relays and the first for Texas A&M since Randy Matson won the discus in 1967. 
    Dominated the B division of the shot put, winning the event with a mark of 49-9.75 that moves the Aggie frosh to No. 6 on the A&M all-time list. 
     
    SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week: Marija Vucenovic, Florida
    Won the first Florida title of the meet in just her first collegiate competition, tossing a mark of 52.47m/172-2 in the javelin to take home the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays title. 
    Her mark goes down as third all-time in Florida program history and is second in the collegiate ranks this year. 
    Currently leads the SEC in the women’s javelin so far this season.