Favour Ofili (women’s track athlete of the week) and Apalos Edwards (men’s freshman of the week) received SEC weekly awards on Tuesday afternoon following their performances at last weekend’s LSU Invitational.
It’s the second award of the season for Ofili outdoors.
She earned it by clocking a personal best time of 10.93 seconds in the 100, a race where she beat three Olympic/world medalists. The time is No. 4 overall in the NCAA this season and ranks as the second fastest wind legal time in college this year. It’s No. 4 on the world list and it moved her up to No. 3 in Nigerian history and No. 5 in African history as well. It’s also No. 5 in LSU history and makes her the eighth fastest performer in collegiate history.
Edwards wins the first weekly award of his outdoor career after a wind-aided mark of 53’ 4.50” (16.27mw) in the triple jump moved him up to No. 6 in the national rankings. The mark is the best triple jump in the nation by a freshman this season and it helped him capture his second straight event title in the triple jump.
LSU track and field has concluded its regular season and will open postseason action May 12-14 in Oxford, Mississippi, at the SEC Championships.