COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Former Hydel star athlete Charokee Young won bronze at the weekend’s (29 Feb – 1 Mar) 2020 SEC Indoor Championships.
Young, in the women’s 800, ran a personal best 2:05.80 to take the bronze behind Amber Turner of Georgia, 2:04.35 and Katy-Ann McDonald of LSU, 2:05.19.
Young, running at home – the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium – qualified for the final with the seventh-fastest time of 2:09.28.
Meanwhile, the Texas A&M men’s team finished 3rd with 82 points, while the women placed 6th with 58 points.
After scoring 15 points on day one, Tyra Gittens was back in action on day two finishing third in the high jump (1.85m/6-0.75). The junior won the Women’s Cliff Harper Award for completing the two-day competition as the top female point scorer with 21 points.
Devin Dixon, Bryce Deadmon, Jamal Walton and Carlton Orange combined to score 44 of the 82 points for the men’s team. The quartet earned first-team all-conference honours while defending its 4x400m relay title winning with a time of 3:04.86, while Dixon completed the three-peat in the 800m at 1:49.63.
It was the fourth consecutive season and seventh in the past eight that the Aggies men’s 4x400m claimed gold.
Deadmon scored 10 points winning the men’s 400m gold with an NCAA season leading time of 45.51, while Walton followed in second with the nation’s third-fastest time at 45.62.
Orange earned second-team all-conference with a third-place finish in the men’s 800m (1:50.20).
Deborah Acquah, Charokee Young and Jon Bishop finished day two of the meet earning, all-conference honours in their respective events.
Acquah placed second in the triple jump (13.70m/44-11.5), Young finished third in the 800m (2:05.80) and Bishop third in the 3000m (8:11.59).
Texas A&M will take a week off before travelling to Albuquerque, N.M., with its national qualifiers to compete at the 2020 NCAA Indoor Championships.
Tyra Gittens – Pentathlon | 4,391 (Champion)
Deborah Acquah – Long Jump | 6.45m/21-2 (Champion)
Bryce Deadmon – 400m | 45.51 (Champion)
Devin Dixon – 800m | 1:49.63 (Champion)
Bryce Deadmon – 4x400m | 3:04.86 (Champion)
Devin Dixon – 4x400m | 3:04.86 (Champion)
Carlton Orange – 4x400m | 3:04.86 (Champion)
Jamal Walton – 4x400m | 3:04.86 (Champion)
Deborah Acquah – Triple Jump | 13.70m/44-11.5 (Second)
Jamal Walton – 400m | 45.62 (Second)
Tyra Gittens – High Jump | 1.85m/6-0.75 (Third)
Carlton Orange – 800m | 1:50.20 (Third)
Charokee Young – 800m | 2:05.80 (Third)
Jon Bishop – 3000m | 8:11.59 (Third)
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