Men’s Runner of the Week: Godson Oghenebrume, LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. (May 2) – Godson Oghenebrume of LSU earned the Men’s Runner of the Week award after winning the 100m race at the LSU Invitational last weekend. Oghenebrume clocked a time of 10.01 (+3.3) seconds, which was the fastest in the SEC last week and the second-fastest in the nation.
In the men’s 4x100m, Oghenebrume anchored LSU to a time of 38.26 seconds, which is the No. 1 time in the nation, No. 2 in LSU history, No. 5 in collegiate history, and a Bernie Moore stadium record. Oghenebrume and his team improved on their previous time of 38.36 seconds, which was No. 6 in collegiate history. – Read more: Aleia Hobbs sets world-leading 10.87 secs at Lloyd Wills Invitational
Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Rojé Stona, Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (May 2) – Rojé Stona of Arkansas claimed the Men’s Field Athlete of the Week honors following his remarkable performance in the discus at the LSU Invitational last weekend. Stona set a new personal best and UA school record with a throw of 67.02 meters, which bettered his mark from the previous week and school record of 66.64 meters.
The throw also meets the World Athletics standard for the 2023 World Athletics Championships, and ranks him sixth in the world for the discus and second among collegians. Stona’s throw was the best among the competition, including teammate Ralford Mullings and defending NCAA champion Claudio Romero of LSU.
Men’s Freshman of the Week: Jaydon Hibbert, Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (May 2) – Jaydon Hibbert of Arkansas was named Men’s Freshman of the Week after winning the LSU Invitational with a leap of 17.17 meters on his first and only jump. The mark was only four inches off his outdoor best of 17.27 meters set in winning the gold medal for Jamaica at the World U20 Championship last summer. Christian Edwards of Alabama finished second with a mark of 16.12 meters.
Hibbert’s outdoor mark is now the seventh-best in the UA all-time list and the outdoor collegiate leader, while his indoor collegiate record of 17.54 meters equals Mike Conley’s wind-legal outdoor best as a Razorback.
Women’s Runner of the Week: Ackera Nugent, Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (May 2) – Ackera Nugent of Arkansas was chosen as the Women’s Runner of the Week after her impressive performance at the LSU Invitational last weekend. Nugent won the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.52 seconds, defeating defending NCAA champion Alia Armstrong (12.56) in the process. Read more: Ackera Nugent clocks 11.13 secs, wins 100m at John McDonnell Invitational
Nugent’s time ranks her as the top Jamaican hurdler and is No. 3 on the 2023 world list. She is also ranked No. 2 among collegians this season and No. 2 on the UA all-time list with her 12.52 performance. Nugent’s time also bettered the stadium record of 12.70 set by Purdue’s Devynne Charlton in 2018.
Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Jasmine Mitchell, Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. (May 2) – Jasmine Mitchell of Ole Miss claimed Women’s Field Athlete of the Week honors after winning the hammer throw at the LSU Invitational with a throw of 69.58m/228-03, which set a new personal record by 11 feet.
Mitchell’s throw also ranks her No. 3 in the NCAA, No. 2 in the East Region, and No. 28 worldwide this season. Mitchell also finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 16.75m/54-11.50, which places her No. 32 in the NCAA, No. 14 in the East, and No. 8 in the SEC this year.
Women’s Co-Freshman of the Week: Kaila Jackson and Alida van Daalen
ATHENS, Ga./GAINESVILLE, Fla. (May 2) – Kaila Jackson of Georgia and Alida van Daalen of Florida shared the Women’s Co-Freshman of the Week honors for their performances at the LSU Invitational. Jackson was the leadoff leg on Georgia’s 4x100m relay team, which set a new school record with a time of 42.94 seconds, the fourth-fastest time in the nation this year and the 10th-best time in the world in 2023.
The relay was also the No. 16 all-time collegiate performer. Jackson also clocked a time of 11.23 seconds in the 100m, which would rank her among the top 25 in the country this season, finishing in sixth place at the LSU Invitational.
Van Daalen secured gold in the women’s discus competition with a throw of 56.86m/186’6″. She has not finished off the podium in any discus competition this season and has finished third or better in every outdoor shot put competition she has competed in as a Gator. Van Daalen earned bronze in shot put with a throw of 17.45m/57’3″, securing her third podium finish of the outdoor season in the event.