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Florida’s Anthaya Charlton named SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week

Anthaya Charlton earns SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week honors after standout 6.60m long jump performance at LSU Invitational 2024 on April 27.

Arik Morton

Anthaya Charlton of Florida in the long jump at LSU
Anthaya Charlton of Florida in the long jump at LSU. Photo by Florida Gators Athletics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Anthaya Charlton has been recognized as the SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week following her standout performance at the LSU Invitational 2024 over the weekend, as confirmed by the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday.

Charlton, who previously achieved a jump of 6.60m/21’8” (-2.3) at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational, continued her impressive form at the Baton Rouge event on April 27.

The Florida Gators sophomore athlete secured first place with a leap of 6.74m/22’1.5” (+4.4), a distance that closely mirrored her personal best set at the 2023 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Notably, her performance would have ranked as the top mark in the NCAA for 2024 and elevated her to fourth place on Florida’s All-Time Top 10 list had it not been for the wind conditions. As it stands, Charlton holds the sixth position in the NCAA with a jump of 6.67m/21’10.75”.

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In addition to her individual success, Charlton also contributed to the 4x100m relay team, which secured a commendable sixth-place finish. The relay team, comprising Kayla Davis, Grace Stark, Jayla Hollis, and Charlton, clocked a time of 43.60, marking the tenth best time in the program’s history.

Hailing from Nassau, Bahamas, Charlton joins a select group of Gators who have been honored as SEC Athletes of the Week, including Sean Dixon-Bodie, Parker Valby, and Alida van Daalen.

This accolade adds to the recognition garnered by three other Gators during the indoor season.

Robert Gregory was named SEC Men’s Runner of the Week, Parvej Khan received the title of SEC Men’s Freshman of the Week, and Flomena Asekol was crowned SEC Women’s Runner of the Week during the indoor campaign.

Read Also: USATF Athlete of the Week is Florida’s Parker Valby

Below you will find a complete list of athletes who secured conference awards this week, including Wayne Pinnock of Arkansas and Jamaica, who leaped an impressive wind-aided 8.44 meters in the men’s long jump at the LSU Invitational 2024.

The latest SEC Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Honors are as follows:

  • Men’s Runner of the Week: Godson Oghenebrume, LSU
  • Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Wayne Pinnock, Arkansas
  • Men’s Freshman of the Week: Riyon Rankin, Georgia
  • Women’s Co-Runner of the Week: JaMeesia Ford, South Carolina
  • Women’s Co-Runner of the Week: McKenzie Long, Ole Miss
  • Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Anthaya Charlton, Florida
  • Women’s Freshman of the Week: Kate Powers, Kentucky

About The Author

Arik Morton

Communications Assistant (Cross Country, Track & Field) University of Florida Athletic Association C: (973) 507-6189 | O: (352) 375-4683 Ext: 6120 ArikM@gators.ufl.edu | @ajmorton_19 FloridaGators.com

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