STARKVILLE – The nation’s leader in the long jump has added another accolade to his storied senior season as Mississippi State’s Cameron Crump has been voted the 2023 SEC Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year, it was announced on Wednesday (March 8).
Crump becomes the first Mississippi State male to ever claim one of the SEC’s yearly specialty awards for the indoor season.
Crump earned first team All-SEC accolades after claiming the gold medal and 10 points for the Bulldogs while setting a new SEC Championships and school record in the men’s long jump with a mark 8.39m (27-6.50). His mark also made him the national leader in the men’s long jump and currently ranks No. 5 worldwide. It also ties him for the fifth-longest jump in NCAA history.
Recently, Crump was named to the latest watch list for The Bowerman award, which is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the nation’s top track and field athletes.
Crump became the fifth Mississippi State man to be named to the watch list, joining Anderson Peters (2019), Curtis Thompson (2017), Brandon McBride (2015, 2016), and Tavaris Tate (2010). He was one of 10 athletes named to the latest watch list, which included a total of seven names from the SEC.
This weekend, Crump will represent Mississippi State at the 2023 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, which are set for March 10-11 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The long jump competition is scheduled for 8 p.m. CT on Friday and will be streamed live on ESPN+ for subscribers.
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