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SEC Athlete of the Week honors of Austin Wells and Olabanji Asekun

April 08, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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Texas A&M had a pair of athletes earn SEC Athlete of the Week honors from performances at the Stanford Invitational this past weekend. Olabanji Asekun shared the men’s SEC Field Athlete of the Week while Austin Wells was named the men’s SEC Freshman of the Week.

In updated USTFCCCA national team computer rankings, the Aggie women remained in the No. 1 position while the A&M men are No. 4. Competition this week will take the Aggies to the Sun Angel Track Classic hosted by Arizona State this Friday and Saturday in Tempe, Arizona.

Asekun won the long jump at Stanford as he produced the winning leap in the sixth and final round, moving from third to first place with a wind-aided mark of 25-7.25 (7.80). Asekun currently ranks fourth among collegians and is second best among SEC jumpers.

Wells produced a time of 29:53.90 among a loaded field for the men’s 10,000 meters to record the fastest time by a freshman in the SEC so far this season, which ranks sixth best overall in the conference. On the A&M all-time list Well time ranks No. 5 with the No. 8 performance.

Following the Texas A&M women, who have a point total of 387.98, in the top 10 of the national rankings this week are Florida (364.16), Texas (310.68), Oregon (267.18), Kentucky (237.24), LSU (190.79), Southern California (168.85), Georgia (158.80), Arkansas (158.21), and Kansas (138.30).

Florida, with 345.51 points, now leads the men’s field with Oregon (311.77), Arkansas (289.47), Texas A&M (288.18), Florida State (201.32), Wisconsin (198.04), LSU (169.96), Georgia (164.87), Alabama (160.84) and Texas Tech (154.11) completing the top 10.

USTFCCA National Team Computer Rankings

MEN

1. Florida                                   345.51

2. Oregon                                 311.77

3. Arkansas                               289.47

4. Texas A&M                           288.18

5. Florida State                         201.32

6. Wisconsin                             198.04

7. LSU                                        169.96

8. Georgia                                 164.87

9. Alabama                                160.83

10. Texas Tech                         154.11

11. Baylor                                 153.36

12. Southern California          151.13

13. Mississippi                          146.19

14. Nebraska                            145.82

15. UCLA                                   139.57

16. Texas                                   109.72

17. Arizona                               108.77

18. Tennessee                         107.25

19. BYU                                      102.18

20. Penn State                            98.11

21. Cornell                                  94.19

22. UTSA                                      86.93

23. California                              86.19

24. Kentucky                              78.08

25. Kansas                                   74.54

WOMEN

1. Texas A&M                           387.98

2. Florida                                   364.16

3. Texas                                     310.68

4. Oregon                                 267.18

5. Kentucky                              237.24

6. LSU                                        190.79

7. Southern California            168.85

8. Georgia                                 158.80

9. Arkansas                               158.21

10. Kansas                                 138.30

11. Arizona                               130.79

12. UCLA                                   124.78

13. San Diego State                 123.04

14. Penn State                         121.66

15. Florida State                      118.57

16. Washington                       118.32

17. Baylor                                 114.57

18. Stanford                             110.76

19. Texas Tech                         110.29

20. Providence                          90.82

21. Arizona State                       90.41

22. Notre Dame                         87.19

23. South Carolina                     85.98

24. Maryland                              83.69

25. UCF                                        79.62

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