Men’s Runner of the Week: Devon Achane, Texas A&M
Texas A&M’s Devon Achane recorded three top five marks in the NCAA over the weekend. Most notably, he equaled the NCAA-leading 200m time of 20.20 (w/1.3). Achane’s 100m time of 10.12 (w/2.2) ranks No. 5. Running as the second leg of the 4x100m, he ranks No. 5 at 39.14. Achane became the fourth-fastest performer in Aggie history with his wind-legal 200m.
Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Rahman Minor, Kentucky
Kentucky’s Rahman Minor earned his best high jump in over two years in his event win at the Florida Relays, jumping 7-2.25/2.19m to rank fifth nationally. It was only .75 inches off his Kentucky personal best of 7-3/2.21m from his 2020 SEC Indoor Championships bronze medal-winning performance and tied his outdoor personal best at Kentucky, which ranks fifth in program history outdoors.
Men’s Freshman of the Week: Emmanuel Bamidele, Texas A&M
Texas A&M’s Emmanuel Bamidele finished second in the 400m in the meet vs. No. 1 Texas with a time of 45.25. His time currently ranks No. 2 in the NCAA and is No. 1 in the SEC.
Women’s Runner of the Week: Charokee Young, Texas A&M
Texas A&M’s Charokee Young won the 400m with an NCAA and world-leading time of 50.50. The time made her the fifth-fastest collegian all-time and is the second fastest time all-time in April. Young became the second-fastest performer in Aggie history, only behind Athing Mu. She capped her weekend running as a member of the 4x400m that won at 3:31.92.
Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Deborah Acquah, Texas A&M
Texas A&M’s Deborah Acquah won both the long jump and triple jump in the dual meet against No. 1 Texas. The long jump mark of 22-7.25/6.89m (w/0.7) is an NCAA-leading mark, while her triple jump mark of 45-5/13.84m (w/3.1) is No. 3 in the NCAA. Acquah’s long jump is the second-farthest mark in Texas A&M history, and she became the seventh best collegian all-time.
Women’s Freshman of the Week: Elena Kulichenko, Georgia
Georgia’s Elena Kulichenko posted a first attempt clearance at 1.84m/6-0.50 to take second in the high jump at the Florida Relays. She was making her outdoor collegiate debut and now stands in a tie for fifth on the 2022 national list and No. 10 in the school record books.