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    SEC Announces 2013 Outdoor Track and Field Awards

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference on Friday announced its 2013 Outdoor Track and Field Awards.

    The men’s award winners include: Isiah Young, Ole Miss (Runner of the Year); Damar Forbes, LSU (Field Athlete of the Year); Jimmy Clark, Florida (Freshman Runner of the Year); Maicel Uibo, Georgia (Freshman Field Athlete of the Year); Nathanael Franks, Arkansas (Scholar-Athlete of the Year) and Chris Bucknam, Arkansas (Coach of the Year).

    The women’s award winners include: Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU (Runner of the Year); Makeba Alcide, Arkansas (Field Athlete of the Year); Jennifer Madu, Texas A&M (Freshman Runner of the Year), LaQue Moen-Davis, Texas A&M (Freshman Field Athlete of the Year); Chelsea Oswald, Kentucky (Scholar-Athlete of the Year) and Pat Henry, Texas A&M (Coach of the Year).

    Young was the recipient of the Commissioner’s Trophy at the 2013 SEC Outdoor Championships, defending his league title in the 200m (20.20), placing as runner-up in the 100m (10.14) and anchoring the Ole Miss 4x100m relay team to seventh place. His winning 20.20 in the 200m is the NCAA leading time this year and No. 2 in the world. It set an Audrey J. Walton Stadium record and was just off his own school record of 20.16. Young was just two-hundreths of a second behind 100m winner Diondre Batson of Alabama. Young set a school record with his 10.05 in the prelims.

    Forbes was the SEC’s long jump champion and part of LSU’s winning 4x100-meter relay team. He scored a dramatic victory at this year’s SEC Outdoor Championships while winning his first career SEC title in the long jump with a career-best wind-aided mark of 27-4.50 on his sixth and final jump of the competition. Forbes became the new NCAA all-conditions leader in the men’s long jump at the SEC Championships, as he leaped past Florida’s runner-up Marquis Dendy (27-2.50w) to take the title on his final jump. He also led off LSU’s 4x100m relay team that won the SEC crown with a seasonal-best time of 38.98.

    Clark was the 2013 SEC men’s 10,000-meter champion, winning the event in a time of 29:44.54. He became the first freshman in school history to win the men’s SEC 10K title and the fifth overall athlete in program annals to accomplish that feat. He shaved 17 seconds off his personal-best for a third-place finish in the men’s 5,000-meter run at the SEC Championships with a time of 13:58.24, which is good for third all-time at Florida.

    Uibo captured Georgia’s first SEC decathlon title since 2002 after topping the nearest competitor by more than 200 points. He scored the nation’s second-highest point total and the world’s No. 3 mark this year (8,223) to win the Bulldog Decathlon. Uibo recorded the school’s sixth-best long jump mark in its history at 25-8 at the Bulldog Decathlon, giving Georgia its best mark in the event since 1998.

    Franks, a chemistry and physics graduate with a 3.96 undergrad grade-point average and a current graduate student in finance, finished third in the decathlon at the 2013 SEC Outdoor Championships with a personal-best score of 7,520 points. That mark moved the redshirt sophomore into fourth place on the program’s all-time list. He currently owns the No. 17 mark on the national performance list. Franks was a Chancellor’s Scholar, completing two undergraduate degrees in 2.5 years. He earned the chemistry degree as a magna cum laude graduate with a minor in history. Franks was the recipient of the 2013 Wooden Citizenship Cup.

    Bucknam was named SEC Outdoor Men’s Coach of the Year for the third consecutive year and the fourth time in his career after leading his Razorbacks to the 2013 SEC Championship, which completed the “triple crown.” Arkansas scored 152.5 total team points to earn its 18th SEC Outdoor Championship in the last 22 years.

    Duncan was the 2013 SEC Commissioner’s Trophy recipient as the top-point scorer at the SEC Championships with 22 points. She was the SEC Champion in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of LSU’s second-place 4x100-meter relay team. Duncan made history as the first sprinter in SEC history to win three consecutive SEC Outdoor titles in the women’s 200-meter dash, as she ran a national-leading time and SEC meet record of 22.35 to match the mark set by Georgia’s Debbie Ferguson in 1999. She defended her SEC crown in the 100 meters, as she became the third sprinter in SEC history to sweep the 100 and 200 titles in back-to-back seasons. She ranks No. 1 in the 200m (22.35), No. 3 in the 100m (11.06w) and No. 5 in the 4x100m relay (43.70) in the NCAA rankings for 2013.

    Alcide was the SEC champion in the heptathlon, finishing just one point off the SEC Championships meet record with an NCAA-leading score of 5,968 points. She broke the Arkansas school record with her first-place performance, posting three personal bests and breaking the meet record in the high jump (1.88m/6-2). Alcide became the first SEC woman to sweep indoor and outdoor multi-event titles since Hyleas Fountain did so in 2003. Alcide also finished fifth in the open high jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

    Madu placed second in the SEC 100m with a personal-best time of 11.41, anchoring Texas A&M’s 4x100-meter relay team to an SEC win in 43.43 seconds. She also placed third in the triple jump (42-9.50) to total 16.5 points in a conference meet that Texas A&M won by five points. During the year, Madu won three events (100m, 4x100m and triple jump) at the Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational.

    Moen-Davis won the SEC outdoor long jump with a windy 21-6 and placed second in the SEC triple jump with a windy 44-9.25 and had a legal 44-9 backup. She scored 18 points at the league’s outdoor championships to help Texas A&M win the team title by five points. During the year, Moen-Davis won the Penn Relays long jump and placed second in the triple jump, and was the runner-up in the triple jump at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

    Oswald is the 2013 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. She is a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll and the Dean’s List each semester of her collegiate career. She has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout her college career. Oswald is the SEC’s 2013 Outdoor 5,000m and 10,000m champion, setting the SEC meet record in the 10K and coming within two seconds of the SEC 5K meet record.

    Henry was named SEC Women’s Outdoor Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career and the first time at Texas A&M. He led the Aggies to their first-ever SEC Outdoor Championship in their first year as a member of the SEC, totaling 117 team points.

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    2013 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Awards

    Men’s Coach of the Year: Chris Bucknam, Arkansas
    Men’s Runner of the Year: Isiah Young, Ole Miss
    Men’s Field Athlete of the Year: Damar Forbes, LSU
    Men’s Freshman Runner of the Year: Jimmy Clark, Florida
    Men’s Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Maicel Uibo, Georgia
    Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Nathanael Franks, Arkansas

    Women’s Coach of the Year: Pat Henry, Texas A&M
    Women’s Runner of the Year: Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU
    Women’s Field Athlete of the Year: Makeba Alcide, Arkansas
    Women’s Freshman Runner of the Year: Jennifer Madu, Texas A&M
    Women’s Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: LaQue Moen-Davis, Texas A&M
    Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Chelsea Oswald, Kentucky

    Men’s All-SEC First Team
    Shermond Allsop, LSU
    Ricky Babineaux, Texas A&M
    Aldrich Bailey, Jr., Texas A&M
    Diondre Batson, Alabama
    Rodney Brown, LSU
    Kemoy Campbell, Arkansas
    Jimmy Clark, Florida
    Omar Craddock, Florida
    Caleb Cross, Arkansas
    Wayne Davis II, Texas A&M
    Aaron Ernest, LSU
    Damar Forbes, LSU
    Sam Humphreys, Texas A&M
    Andrew Irwin, Arkansas
    Henry Lelei, Texas A&M
    Deon Lendore, Texas A&M
    Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, LSU
    Leoman Momoh, Arkansas
    Marcus Popenfoose, Auburn
    Patrick Rono, Arkansas
    Carlyle Roudette, Texas A&M
    DJ Smith, Auburn
    Kyle Strawn, Florida
    Maicel Uibo, Georgia
    Isiah Young, Ole Miss

    Men’s All-SEC Second Team
    Marquis Dendy, Florida
    Raymond Dykstra, Kentucky
    Andrew Evans, Kentucky
    Dushane Farrier, Alabama
    Justin Fondren, Alabama
    Akheem Gauntlett, Arkansas
    Najee Glass, Florida
    Hugh Graham, Jr., Florida
    Solomon Haile, Arkansas
    Arman Hall, Florida
    Akeem Haynes, Alabama
    Scottie Hearns, Mississippi State
    Matt Hillenbrand, Kentucky
    Matthew Hoty, Tennessee
    Stanley Kebenei, Arkansas
    Sam Kendricks, Ole Miss
    Kevin Lazas, Arkansas
    Henry Lelei, Texas A&M
    Eddie Lovett, Florida
    Sean Obinwa, Florida
    Jeremy Postin, Florida
    Alex Sanders, Alabama
    Leonardo Seymore, Florida
    Ameer Webb, Texas A&M

    Men’s SEC All-Freshman Team
    100m: Markesh Woodson, Missouri
    110mH: Jermaine Collier, South Carolina
    200m: Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, LSU
    400m: Arman Hall, Florida
    400mH: Scottie Hearns, Mississippi State
    800m: Hector Hernandez, Texas A&M
    1,500m: Robbie Farnham-Rose, Alabama
    Steeplechase: MacKay Wilson, Kentucky
    5,000m: Jimmy Clark, Florida
    10,000m: Jimmy Clark, Florida
    High Jump: Justin Fondren, Alabama
    Pole Vault: Jake Blankenship, Tennessee
    Long Jump: Jarrion Lawson, Arkansas
    Triple Jump, Imani Brown, Alabama
    Shot Put: Ashinia Miller, Georgia
    Discus: Ashinia Miller, Georgia
    Hammer Throw: Elias Hakansson, Alabama
    Javelin: Piotr Antosik, Mississippi State
    Decathlon: Maicel Uibo, Georgia

    Women’s All-SEC First Team
    Makeba Alcide, Arkansas
    Saniel Atkinson-Grier, Georgia
    Ciarra Brewer, Florida
    Kamaria Brown, Texas A&M
    Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU
    Donique’ Flemings, Texas A&M
    Gwendolyn Flowers, Arkansas
    Regina George, Arkansas
    Natoya Goule, LSU
    Carly Hamilton, Georgia
    Grace Heymsfield, Arkansas
    Morgann Leleux, Georgia
    Jennifer Madu, Texas A&M
    Sparkle McKnight, Arkansas
    LaQue Moen-Davis, Texas A&M
    Chelsea Oswald, Kentucky
    Kearsten Peoples, Missouri
    Ashton Purvis, Texas A&M
    LaKeidra Stewart, Texas A&M
    Elizabeth Tepe, Georgia
    Shelbi Vaughan, Texas A&M
    Marija Vucenovic, Florida
    Chrishuna Williams, Arkansas

    Women’s All-SEC Second Team
    Kierre Beckles, South Carolina
    Leslie Boozer, Georgia
    Erica Bougard, Mississippi State
    Ebony Eutsey, Florida
    Destinee Gause, Florida
    Denise Hinton, LSU
    Jessie Johnson, Auburn
    Megan Malasarte, Georgia
    Latoya McDermott, LSU
    Cory McGee, Florida
    Fawn Miller, Florida
    Valentina Muzaric, Auburn
    Ugonna Ndu, Florida
    Takeia Pinckney, LSU
    Robin Reynolds, Florida
    Jeannelle Scheper, South Carolina
    Agata Strausa, Florida
    Toshika Sylvester, LSU
    Semehar Tesfaye, Arkansas
    Lanie Whittaker, Florida

    Women’s SEC All-Freshman Team
    100m: Jennifer Madu, Texas A&M
    100mH: Racquel Moses, Ole Miss
    200m: Felicia Brown, Tennessee
    400m: Shaunae Miller, Georgia
    400mH: Tyler Brockington, South Carolina
    800m: Andria Aguilar, LSU
    1,500m: Lily Williams, Vanderbilt
    Steeplechase: Jessica Kamilos, Arkansas
    5,000m: Jessica Kamilos, Arkansas
    10,000m: Katelyn Greenleaf, Alabama
    High Jump: Leontia Kallenou, Georgia
    Poole Vault: Jessie Johnson, Auburn
    Long Jump: LaQue Moen-Davis, Texas A&M
    Triple Jump: LaQue Moen-Davis, Texas A&M
    Shot Put: Cassie Wertman, Tennessee
    Discus: Shelbi Vaughan, Texas A&M
    Hammer Throw: Daina Levy, Auburn
    Javelin: Marija Vucenovic, Florida
    Heptathlon: Jennifer Cannon, Vanderbilt