Texas A&M track & field student-athletes Tyra Gittens, Athing Mu and Charokee Young were named Southeastern Conference Athletes of the Week; the league announced Tuesday afternoon.
After making their individual event outdoor debuts, Gittens was named the SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week, while Young was named the SEC Women’s Newcomer of the Week, and Mu earned the SEC Women’s Co-Freshman of the Week.
Young, a native of Jamaica, finished second in the 400m with a time of 51.52 at the dual meet. She currently ranks No. 3 in the NCAA and is No. 5 on the Aggie all-time outdoor top-12 list. Young also ran as a member of the 4x400m that won at 3:29.43, which is also ranked No. 3 in the nation.
Gittens, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, competed in multiple events in the Texas A&M vs. Texas dual meet, winning her main event in the high jump. She cleared 1.90m/6-2.75 to win the event, an NCAA-leading mark. The high flyer made first attempt clearances at 1.81m/5-11.25, 1.85m/6-0.75 and 1.90m/6-2.75, before calling it a day.
The jump also ranks No. 2 on the Aggie all-time outdoor list. She also placed fifth in the shot put and sixth in the 100m hurdles.
Mu, a freshman from Trenton, New Jersey, made her individual collegiate outdoor debut by winning the dual meet 1500m race with a school-record time of 4:16.06, which is also ranked No. 3 in the NCAA so far. Mu also ran as a member of the 4x400m relay that won with a time of 3:29.43, which is No. 3 in the country.
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33 thoughts on “Charokee Young, Tyra Gittens win track and field awards”
Excellent looking queen
Good keep it up. You are great send me a message in my email thanks
CONGRATULATIONS YOUNG BLACK NUBIAN SISTER
Would love to see run !!!
Nice real nice
That wig must be gorilla glued on
Take dat hair owt her head she’ll go faster.
WOW Stunning Beauty
Keep up the good work mi. friend
Charokee G. Young welcome 🙏
Well done Young Congrats
Tyra has been gradually improving both physically and mentally. Looking forward to her professional career. 🇹🇹🇹🇹
Proud of you, Cherokee the sky is the limit, continue to remain focus, keep your eyes on the prize
This young lady is impressive and improving in leaps and bounds. She needs some more work on her strategic application to the race as seen in her race against Stacy-Ann Williams over the last 80m. I can’t wait to see how the adjustments boost her performances.
U so cute
As good as ms young is doing now she’s gonna do even better at the next level.
Straight out L V