SEC Track and Field Athletes of the Week (April 30, 2013)
SEC Men’s Runner of the Week: Ameer Webb, Texas A&M
• Highlighted two collegiate-leading winning relays at the prestigious Penn Relays Carnival and was part of three victories.
• Anchored the 4x200m to a convincing win with a time of 1:20.75. An hour later, he won the 100 meters in 10.24 over a 10.28 by UTech’s Andrew Fisher. He then helped the Aggies cap the meet with a 3:02.52 win in the 4x400m, on which he ran the opening leg.
• The 4x200-meter relay bettered the field by nearly a second and improved the world-leading time (1:20.78) that the Aggies had coming into the meet.
SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Jeremy Postin, Florida
• Threw a season-best 68.68m/225-4 to win the Arkansas Invitational men’s hammer throw competition.
• Currently leads the SEC and ranks fourth in the nation this season in the event.
• Is one of only six athletes nationally to eclipse 220 feet nationally and one of only four to throw better than 68 meters in the event.
SEC Co-Men’s Freshman of the Week: Jake Blankenship, Tennessee
• Led a 1-2-3 Tennessee sweep of the championship pole vault with a winning mark of 5.50m/18-0.50 at the 119th Penn Relays Carnival.
• Earned the Vols their 73rd Penn Relays title and first since 2009.
• Became the sixth Penn Relays pole vault champion for the Vols.
• Currently ranks fifth in the nation and third in the SEC with a PR of 5.61m/18-4.75.
• Among freshmen, Blankenship is second in the country and first in the SEC.
SEC Co-Men’s Freshman of the Week: Aldrich Bailey, Jr., Texas A&M
• Was part of two winning and collegiate-leading Texas A&M relays on the final day of the Penn Relays Carnival.
• Ran the third leg of the 4x200m squad that won in 1:20.75 to better the field by nearly a second and improve the world-leading time (1:20.78) that the Aggies had coming into the meet.
• Also ran the second leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay that posted a time of 3:02.52, the current collegiate leader for the 2013 outdoor season.
SEC Women’s Runner of the Week: Cory McGee, Florida
• Ran a new personal-best time in the women’s 1,500m, finishing second among collegians at the Payton Jordan Invitational with a time of 4:10.55.
• Currently ranks second in the nation in the 1,500m, accomplishing the feat against a stacked field that included five other athletes who rank among the top-11 nationally in that event.
• Now ranks second all-time in Florida school history in the women’s 1,500-meter run.
• Currently leads the SEC in the women’s 1,500 meters.
SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: LaQue Moen-Davis, Texas A&M
• Won the long jump with a mark of 6.46m/21-2.50 (w) to defeat Jamaican La Toya Powell, who jumped 20-6.25 in second place. The next best U.S. collegian was Chrishawn Williams of North Carolina, who recently placed third at the ACC Championships, with a 20-1.75 in third place at Penn Relays.
• Became just the second Texas A&M female to win the long jump at Penn, joining 2007 winner Ashika Charan. The mark by Moen-Davis becomes the 10th-best in Penn Relays history and it’s also the second-best winning mark over the past 10 years of the meet.
• In the triple jump, Moen-Davis finished second to current collegiate leader Shanieka Thomas of San Diego State. She produced a wind-aided mark of 13.23m/43-5, while Tomas won with a 44-8.
• Ran the anchor leg of the Texas A&M shuttle hurdle relay that won in 55.30, a second better than the rest of the field.
SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week: Freya Jones, Georgia
• In just her second meet for the Lady Bulldogs, Jones launched the fourth-best javelin throw in Georgia school history at 173-9.
• Jones, who also had an effort of 173-6 in the series, moved to No. 4 in the Georgia record books with the longest toss since 2007.
• Currently ranks No. 5 on the national list after she let go of the country’s best throw on the weekend.