Kentucky track and field Olympians Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Sydney McLaughlin picked up Southeastern Conference Runner of the Week and Freshman of the Week respectively on Tuesday.
McLaughlin earned the honor for the second weekend in a row, while Camacho-Quinn picked up SEC Runner of the Week for the first time this year. Camacho-Quinn, a two-time NCAA Champion, has earned the honor in past seasons.
Camacho-Quinn, now a junior, ran an NCAA leading 60-meter hurdles time 7.95, her first time under 8 seconds, at the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, South Carolina.
She was second overall, the top collegian, as only professional Kendra Harrison finished ahead of Camacho-Quinn running the American record 7.72.
Camacho-Quinn also ran an indoor PR in the 200m, 23.00, which ranks sixth nationally.
McLaughlin wan an SEC-leading 22.95 in the 200m at the Tiger Paw Invitational, which ranks No. 2 in the nation.
Her time is tops in the nation by a freshman, and it set the UK freshman record. It also moved her to No. 2 on the UK all-time performers’ list. That time ranks No. 2 in the NCAA this year. The time ranks No. 4 on the world all-time junior list, and was the fastest by a junior athlete in 10 years, per IAAF statistician Jon Mulkeen.
McLaughlin ran a nation-leading 51.44 to win the 400 meters at the home McCravy Memorial the week before.
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