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Feb 10, 2014 5:10 PM

UK's Bryant Named National Athlete of the Week

UK Sprinter Dezerea Bryant is one of U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Assosciation's Athletes of the Week.

The following article on USTFCCCA breaks down the Wildcats' historic weekend:

Historic indoor collegiate performances at 200 meters usually take place at Arkansas' Randal Tyson Track Center - all of the all-time top 10 men's and women's performances, to be specific - which makes Bryant's eye-opening, world-leading 22.82 at Virginia Tech's Rector Fieldhouse this past weekend a bit more special.

Her lap around Rector was the fastest run outside of Arkansas since 2012 The Bowerman winner Kimberlyn Duncan ran a 21.76 at the 2012 NCAA Championships at Boise State. Furthermore, it makes her the 15th-fastest American indoor collegian in history.

The performance - which was more than ½ of a second faster than runner-up Kendra Harrison (No. 10 nationally) - puts her just .14 of a second shy of the all-time top-10 indoor collegiate performers list and .14 ahead of Texas A&M's Kamaria Brown for the 2014 collegiate lead.

She also won at 60 meters in 7.27. She is the current collegiate leader in the event in 7.19.


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