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    SEC Track and Field Athletes of The Week

    SEC Track and Field Athletes of the Week (January 28, 2014)

    Men’s Runner of the Week: Deon Lendore, Texas A&M
    •    Ran his first 400m of the indoor season at the Texas A&M Triangular and won with a world-leading time of 45.74 to break the meet record of 45.91 he set a year ago.
    •    It also improved upon the indoor collegiate dual meet record Lendore set in the event last season.
    •    The 45.74 is the No. 5 performance on the Aggie all-time list, where Lendore has four of the top five marks, including his school record of 45.15.
    •    It’s also the fastest time by an Aggie in the month of January, topping the 45.81 recorded by Tabarie Henry on Jan. 30, 2010.
    •    Anchored the Aggie 4x400m relay to a convincing victory over LSU (3:08.84) as this 45.22 split closed out a world-leading time of 3:05.43 that broke the meat record of 3:05.92 set by A&M in 2010. The winning time by the Aggies is No. 5 on the school’s all-time list.

    Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Maicel Uibo, Georgia
    •    Scored the second-highest total of his career with a world/national leading 5,811 to win the heptathlon by more than 550 points at the Cherry & Silver Invitational.
    •    This marked Uibo’s first collegiate victory in the event as he posted a personal-best of 46-0.50 in the shot put.
    •    Won five of seven events in the heptathlon over the weekend.

    Men’s Freshman of the Week: Jacopo Lahbi, Alabama
    •    In only his second meet for the Crimson Tide, January enrollee Jacopo Lahbi was second in the men’s 800 meters in 1:48.77 at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington.
    •    Clocked the fourth-fastest time in the nation this season and the third-best in school history.

    Women’s Runner of the Week: Kendra Harrison, Kentucky
    •    Was an honorable mention selection for the USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week.
    •    Posted a time that is tied for the world lead (7.96) in the women’s 60-meter hurdles, and anchored the world-leading 4x400-meter relay time (3:33.35) with approximately a 53.0 split.
    •    Lowered her school-record 60-meter hurdle time to 7.96, winning against a field which included last year’s national-runner up in the event, Tiffani McReynolds of Baylor.
    •    Her 60H time was just .01 shy of the all-time collegiate top-10.
    •    Anchored UK’s school-record and NCAA-leading 4x400m relay against a field, which featured defending NCAA Champion Oregon, which returned three of four legs from the championship lineup.

    Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Kendell Williams, Georgia
    •    Recorded personal bests in four of five pentathlon events and set a new PR in the pentathlon with 4,302 points to establish a new American Junior record at the Cherry & Silver Collegiate Invitational.
    •    Williams’ score is No. 1 nationally and No. 2 in the world this year, trailing only 2008 Olympic silver medalist Hyleas Fountain in the school record books.
    •    This is the first collegiate pentathlon and only the second meet at Georgia for Williams, who moved into the school’s all-time list in three separate events.
    •    In addition to leading the country in the pentathlon, Williams is also No. 6 on the national list in the long jump (20-6.25) and No. 9 in the high jump (5-11.25).

    Women’s Freshman of the Week: Kendell Williams, Georgia
    •    Recorded personal bests in four of five pentathlon events and set a new PR in the pentathlon with 4,302 points to establish a new American Junior record at the Cherry & Silver Collegiate Invitational.
    •    Williams’ score is No. 1 nationally and No. 2 in the world this year, trailing only 2008 Olympic silver medalist Hyleas Fountain in the school record books.
    •    This is the first collegiate pentathlon and only the second meet at Georgia for Williams, who moved into the school’s all-time list in three separate events.
    •    In addition to leading the country in the pentathlon, Williams is also No. 6 on the national list in the long jump (20-6.25) and No. 9 in the high jump (5-11.25).