Article Image

SEC Runner of the Week honors for Kamaria Brown, Deon Lendore

February 04, 2014
 | 
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
(photo: Texas A&M Athletics)

BIRMINGHAM – A pair of Aggie sprinters earned SEC Runner of the Week honors following their performances at the Razorback Invitational this past weekend. Kamaria Brown and Deon Lendore both won individual 400 meter races and added fast splits on the A&M 4x400 relays.

Brown ran her first 400 of the season and promptly produced one of the fastest times in the world with a 52.71 to go with the world-leading time of 22.96 she set in the 200 earlier this indoor season. Brown bettered a solid field at Arkansas with Florida’s Ebony Eutsey (53.56) finishing second.

In the 4x400 relay Brown ran the second leg and moved the Aggies from fourth to first place with a split of 51.69. Texas A&M won the race with a world-leading time of 3:31.07 as they bettered Florida (3:31.52) and Arkansas (3:35.46).

Lendore, who also earned National Athlete of Week honors this week by USTFCCCA, earns his second consecutive weekly SEC honor. He lowered his world leading time in the 400 to 45.47 in defeating Florida’s Arman Hall (45.63) and added a 44.57 anchor leg split in the 4x400 as the Aggies turned in a season best time of 3:05.06 for third place. The split from Lendore is the fourth fastest ever recorded indoors.

NATIONAL RANKINGS

Updated national team computer rankings from the USTFCCCA have the Texas A&M women ranked No. 3 and the Aggie men ranked No. 4.

Texas A&M placed second in the men’s and women’s team scoring at the Razorback Invitational with Arkansas men scoring 21 points in the heptathlon and the Razorback women turning in 16 points from the pentathlon. The Aggies didn’t have entries in either event as they will host multi-event competitions during the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational this Friday and Saturday at Gilliam Indoor Stadium.

Teams competing in the two-day meet this weekend in College Station include Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, LSU, TCU, Tennessee, UCLA and UTEP. Among the schools competing at Gilliam there are five men’s teams currently ranked in the top 25 along with five women’s teams.

USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings

MEN

Rank          School                           Points

      1.          Arkansas                             218.59

      2.          Florida                                 184.31

      3.          Oregon                                170.81

      4.          Texas A&M                       117.88

      5.          Wisconsin                           112.92

      6.          Florida State                        97.45

      7.          Penn State                           70.39

      8.          Arizona                                  64.96

      9.          Nebraska                              63.78

    10.          Alabama                                52.83

    11.          Oklahoma State                 51.29

    12.          Arizona State                      46.59

    13.          UTEP                                       46.54

    14.          Cornell                                   41.76

    15.          Mississippi State                41.71

    16.          Minnesota                           41.59

    17.          Stanford                                37.38

    18.          Texas                                      36.32

    19.          Notre Dame                        36.13

    20.          Georgia                                 34.13

    21.          Mississippi                            33.77

    22.          Illinois                                     33.70

    23.          Houston                                32.70

    24.          Baylor                                     32.34

    25.          BYU                                         31.61

WOMEN

      1.          Oregon                                176.23

      2.          Texas                                   161.17

      3.          Texas A&M                       151.97

      4.          Florida                                 140.93

      5.          Georgia                               124.31

      6.          Arkansas                             117.16

      7.          Stanford                                97.23

      8.          Kentucky                              96.82

      9.          LSU                                          65.63

    10.          UCLA                                      59.11

    11.          Kansas                                   58.11

    12.          Providence                          57.27

    13.          Dartmouth                           52.30

    14.          Purdue                                  47.74

    15.          South Carolina                    47.00

    16.          Kent State                            46.91

    17.          Mississippi State                44.98

    18.          Michigan                               41.91

    19.          Washington                         40.06

    20.          Penn State                           38.99

    21.          Baylor                                     36.85

    22.          Arizona State                      36.75

    23.          Florida State                        35.51

    24.          Oklahoma State                 34.35

    25.          Georgetown                       32.60

Deon Lendore receives the most fan votes for The Bowerman award
SEC Network
Texas A&M
The Parking Spot
Raising Canes
C.C. Creations
Case
Pepsi
Suddenlink
stop
Uploaded Ad