BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Florida seniors Sharrika Barnett and Yanis David, as well as junior Grant Holloway earned Southeastern Conference weekly awards, as announced by the league office Tuesday.
Barnett earned SEC Women’s Runner of the Week honors for the first time this year, David nabbed her fourth SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week laurel, and Holloway’s SEC Men’s Runner of the Week recognition marks his fifth conference weekly award of 2019.
Barnett clocked a world-leading time of 50.96 seconds to win the Pepsi Florida Relays 400 meters last Friday. She is the only woman in the world to break 51.55 seconds this season. The Orlando product added a 49.7-second split (unofficial timing) for Florida’s 4×400 relay team, which ran the second-fastest time in the nation and No. 6-ranked time in school history (3:27.76).
David posted an NCAA-leading triple jump mark of 14.05 meters (46 feet, 1.25 inches). The Lamentin, Guadeloupe native leads the next-best jumper by nearly a foot. She also posted jumps of 14 meters and 13.81 meters in her six-attempt series which would have also been good for the national lead.
Holloway starred in a variety of events. After throwing down a world-leading time of 13.28 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles, his signature event, he ran the No. 7-ranked 200 meters time (20.66 seconds) in the nation. The following day, he ran third leg for Florida’s 4×100 relay team, which ran the country’s third-fastest time (38.69 seconds). And he capped it all with a 44.4-second anchor leg for Florida’s 4×400 relay team, which logged the second-fastest time in the nation (3:03.25).
The Gators will spend much of the next three weeks training, as they prepare to continue their outdoor season April 20th at LSU.