COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M track and field’s Jamal Walton earned SEC Men’s Freshman of the Week honours, announced Tuesday (4 Feb) by the league office.
Walton’s races last weekend at the Texas Tech Invitational launched him into this season’s national top-5 performance list in two events.
“Jamal’s effort last weekend was very good,” said head coach Pat Henry. “He is learning how to prepare for big races and this was one of them. This was his first opportunity to run on that relay and he stepped up and did a great job for a freshman. Not many freshman will commit to the race like he did.”
Caymanian Walton placed second his collegiate debut in the 400m Friday with an altitude-adjusted time of 46.10. His 400m mark ranks fourth in the nation and second in the SEC behind teammate, Bryce Deadmon. Additionally, Walton ran the leadoff leg in the NCAA-leading 4x400m (3:03.21) the next day. The relay time ranks as the sixth-fastest time in Texas A&M Indoors history.
The Maroon & White return to Aggieland for the two-day Charlie Thomas Invitational on Friday and Saturday at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, finals are set to begin Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
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6 thoughts on “Walton Named SEC Men’s Freshman of the Week”
That’s what’s up Jamal, I’ve been watching this since he was 11yrs old. Great success awaits him. Keep up the grind to the top
I myself would have loved to see better times from Jamal. He has been around some times now. Need to step up to the plate
Great to see you back on the track doing the business Jamal Starlife Walton ??
Great job! ??
I have to be honest, I think he would be doing a lot better in his career so far. I am really no impressive with his performances to date.
He knocking on the door too long not to be running 44.9 already.
Good luck at the Charlie Thomas Invitational Friday, Mr. Walton!