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Brianna White Tabbed SEC Women’s Runner of the Week

Brianna White Tabbed SEC Women’s Runner of the Week


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference office announced Tuesday afternoon that Tennessee senior sprinter Brianna White was selected as the SEC Women’s Runner of the Week. The Brooklyn, New York, native had a hand in two collegiate leading marks during her outdoor season opener this past weekend at the UCF Black & Gold Invitational.
 
Lining up for the women’s 200-meter dash on Friday, White earned the victory with a lifetime-best clocking of 23.10 seconds in Orlando with a slight tailwind of 1.0 seconds. Her time registered the top wind-legal mark in the NCAA this year and the fastest by an SEC athlete during the 2024 outdoor season under all conditions.
 
White closed out the meet in the women’s 4×400-meter relay, anchoring the Lady Vols to a winning time of 3:29.30 that ranks atop the NCAA Division I outdoor leaderboard in 2024. The mark ranks No. 7 on the all-time Lady Vol charts and is the fastest time for an SEC school this outdoor season by more than five seconds.
 
This marks the first conference weekly honor of White’s career and the fourth for Tennessee during the 2023-24 campaign. Jacious Sears took home a pair of SEC Women’s Runner of the Week awards on Jan. 16 and Feb. 6, while Emmanuel Bynum received SEC Men’s Runner of the Week honors on Jan. 23.
 

Tennessee track & field returns to action next weekend with a pair of meets on the schedule. The Big Orange will send a caravan of distance runners to NC State for the Raleigh Relays (March 28-30), while the sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, pole vaulters and throwers will head to LSU for the Battle on the Bayou (March 29-30).
 
Tennessee Track & Field – 2023-24 SEC Weekly Honors
Jan. 16 – Jacious Sears, Co-Women’s Runner of the Week
Jan. 23 – Emmanuel Bynum, Co-Men’s Runner of the Week
Feb. 6 – Jacious Sears, Women’s Runner of the Week
March 19 – Brianna White, Women’s Runner of the Week
 
SEC Track & Field Weekly Honors – March 19
Men’s Runner of the Week: Jordan Ware, Mississippi State

Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Carter Bajoit, Texas A&M
Men’s Freshman of the Week: Kanyinsola Ajayi, Auburn
Women’s Runner of the Week: Brianna White, Tennessee
Women’s Co-Field Athlete of the Week: Jasmine Mitchell, Ole Miss

Women’s Co-Field Athlete of the Week: Lianna Davidson, Texas A&M
Women’s Freshman of the Week: Aniyah Bigam, LSU

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