Thirteen UT Athletes Tabbed To Outdoor All-SEC Teams

Thirteen UT Athletes Tabbed To Outdoor All-SEC Teams

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that 13 Tennessee track & field athletes were named to the league’s All-SEC teams after a successful showing at the 2023 SEC Outdoor Championships in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Jacious Sears, Devon Brooks and Dylan Jacobs were chosen as first team All-SEC recipients, while Jasmine Fehr, Cheyla Scott, Charisma Taylor, Kyla Robinson-Hubbard, Jonah Ross and Javonya Valcourt were slotted to the All-SEC second team.

The All-SEC first team consists of the top finishers in each event at the conference meet, while the second team consists of the second and third place finishers in each event. Ties are not broken.

Sears won her first career outdoor conference title in the 100-meter dash with a school record time of 10.96, along with a silver medal in the 200-meter where she ran a PR of 22.45 to rank No. 2 in Lady Vol history. The Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, native also helped UT place third in the 4×400-meter relay and was awarded the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy after tallying 20.5 points for the Big Orange.

Brooks and Jacobs secured conference titles for UT in the 110-meter hurdles and 5,000-meter run, respectively. The collegiate leader in the event, Brooks turned in a time of 13.53 to deliver Tennessee’s first 110mH SEC championship since Aries Merritt in 2006. Running his first outdoor 5k as a Vol, Jacobs clocked a meet record, facility record and school record time of 13:36.93 to capture UT’s first SEC title in the event since Rickey Pittman in 1981.

Abdalla claimed his second SEC silver medal of the calendar year on Thursday night at the SEC outdoor meet, finishing second in the men’s 10,000-meter with a time of 30:00.18. Taylor took silver in the women’s triple jump with a school record performance of 13.99 meters (45-10.75), while Harding also tabbed a runner-up finish in the men’s 200-meter dash with a mark of 20.14 seconds.

The Big Orange claimed five bronze medals over the course of the conference championships: Fehr in the women’s 10,000 meter (35:24.89); Scott in the women’s high jump (1.85m / 6-0.75); Valcourt, Robinson-Hubbard, Sears and Ross in the women’s 4×400-meter relay (3:29.98); Brown in the men’s 110-meter hurdles (13.64) and Bynum in the men’s 400-meter dash (44.58).

The 2023 All-SEC Outdoor Track & Field teams are listed below:



First Team All-SEC

Emmanuel Bamidele, Florida

Devon Brooks, Tennessee

Dorian Camel, LSU

Keaton Daniel, Kentucky


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