STARKVILLE – After solid performances at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Baton Rouge, La., the conference office announced on Tuesday that Four Bulldogs earned their spot on the All-SEC Second Team.
After earning top-three finishes in their respective events at the championship, Peyton Bair (Decathlon), Tyriq Horsford (Javelin), Tony Jones (High Jump), and Cameron Crump (Long Jump) have all been named to the All-SEC Second Team.
Bair earned his second career All-SEC Second Team honor, first in the outdoor season, after finishing third in the Decathlon at the SEC Outdoor Championships. Bair, a freshman from Idaho, set a personal best in the event with 7,903 total points. On top of setting a PR in points, Bair also earned three PRs during the Decathlon in the long jump (7.45m), the shot put (13.85m), and the 100m hurdles (13.99 seconds).
Horsford earned his second, Second Team All-SEC honor in the outdoor javelin after taking third in the event for the second time in his career. Horsford led the way for the javelin team on Friday with a throw of 71.66m to win the bronze medal.
Jones, a grad transfer from Wake Forest, finished third in the high jump to earn his All-SEC Second Team honor at the SEC Outdoor Championships. The All-America Honorable Mention finished third with a final height of 2.18m.
Crump, who finished fourth in the outdoor long jump event in the last two SEC Outdoor Championships, finished third in the 2023 long jump at the Championships. Crump, who needed all six attempts, jumped 8.00m to move up to third and win the bronze medal. Following the SEC Championship, Crump has reached the 8-meter mark five times in his career.
The Bulldogs who have earned qualifying marks throughout the season will advance to the NCAA Regional Championships in Jacksonville, Fla. The Regional Championships will run May 24-27. The NCAA Outdoor Championships will be held June 7-10 in Austin, Texas.
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