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• Coleman Completes Impressive Sprint double at SEC Champs

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Christian Coleman of University of Tennessee produced exceptional performance by breaking 10 seconds in the 100m and 20 second barrier in the 200m on the final day at the SEC championships on May 13.

The 21-year-old Coleman running with a untied shoe clocked 9.97 seconds to win  the men's 100m final beating LSU's Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake (9.99 seconds) into second place.

No more than 1 hour later Coleman returned to track to claim the SEC 200m title a in a storming 19.98 seconds. Both 100m and 200m marks by  Coleman are #4 in 2017 world outdoor list. 

Watch men's 100m here

Watch men's 200m here

Other highlights at SEC champs:

 Texas A&M men's 4x400m team posted a world leading time in the 4x400m with 3:00.72. Fastest split came from Nathlon Allen of Auburn who clocked 43.48 seconds to help his team take second place in 3:02.10. Watch men's 4x400m here.

Fred Kerley ofTexas A&M who on Friday posted new world leading 44.09 in the 400m heats, won the one lap final on Saturday in 44.30. 

Kayra Jefferson of Florida and Destiny Carter broke 23 seconds in the 200m final.  Jefferson  clocked 22.74 for the win while Carter ran 22.92 for to take second. 

Texas A&M athletes Devin Dixon won the men's 800m in 1:45.71 while his teammate Jazmine Frayu won the women's 800m in 2:00.00.

Three men broke 50 second barrier in the men's 400m hurdles. Kemar Mowatt (Arkansas)  won with 48.79 , Eric Futch (Florida) second in 48.82  while Robert Grant  (Texas A&M) third in 49.15.

Quanesha Burks of Alabama jumped 6.82 to win the women's long jump, while Ja'Mari Ward of Missouri with 8.13m won the men's long jump. 

Texas A&M men scored 119 points defeating Arkansas team by 11 points for the win.

Arkansas women scored 127 points to win the team title.

Full results here

 

 

 

 



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