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Razorbacks win multiple SEC track awards

From the Southeastern Conference

Women's Runner of the Week

Regina George, So.

Arkansas

 

Individually, George won the 400 meters at the Arkansas Twilight with a personal-best time of 52.57. Her previous best of 52.60 came last year at the NCAA West Prelim in Austin. With her performance, George moves into second in the SEC in the 400 meters—behind teammate Shelise Williams—and seventh in the nation. Earlier in the day, George ran the second leg for the Razorbacks' 4x100-meter relay which posted a season-best 44.62 in a winning effort. The time moves the team into fourth in the conference.

 

Women's Field Athlete of the Week

Tina Sutej, Jr.

Arkansas

Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Sutej extended her winning streak to 12 meets with a school-record performance in the pole vault at the Arkansas Twilight. She cleared the bar set at 14-9.5 (4.51m) to establish a new school and John McDonnell Field facility record. Sutej replaced her own school mark of 14-9 which she cleared on two previous occasions, including earlier this season at Texas Relays. The old facility record, also at 14-9, was set in 2007 by former Razorback April Steiner. The win for Sutej extends her conference and national lead in the event.

 

Women's Freshman of the Week

Fawn Miller

Florida

Stoneboro, Pa.

 

Won the women's javelin event at the Seminole Twilight Invitational, using the third-best throw in program history. Tallied a mark of 49.45m/162-3 to shatter her previous personal-best mark of 46.60m/152-11. That mark went down as the top women's javelin throw in program history. Becomes just the third person in program history to throw better than 160 feet. Currently ranks 17th in the nation in the women's javelin and is the country's third-ranked freshman in that event.

 

Men's Runner of the Week

Marek Niit, So.

Arkansas

Kuressaare, Estonia

 

In first open 200 meters of the season, Niit ran a personal-best 20.46 to win the event at the Arkansas Twilight. He knocked more than .3 second off previous best of 20.78 which he ran two years ago at the SEC Championships. Niit's performance puts him first in the SEC and No. 3 in the NCAA. In the first event on the track, he ran the anchor leg for Arkansas' 4x100-meter relay which won the event in a season-best 39.47, the third-fastest of the year by an SEC team.

 

Men's Field Athlete of the Week

Colin Boevers, Sr.

Kentucky

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Senior Colin Boevers, the reigning Southeastern Conference champion in the discus throw, threw a season-best mark of 58.39m/191-07 to claim victory in the discus throw at the Billy Hayes Invitational. The season- and event-best throw extends the seniors SEC-leading mark, ahead of Auburn freshman Stephen Saenz who owns a season-long mark of 183-05. Boevers ranks eighth in the nation with his season-best mark in the discus and holds a career-long distance of 192-01, set last season in San Diego. The senior put together a career-long toss in the shot put with a throw of 17.14m/56-03.00 to take second place, moving him up to sixth in the SEC. Boevers had thrown his previous career-best earlier in the year with a mark of 16.91m/55-05.75 in Louisville, Ky.

 

Men's Freshman of the Week

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