Ameer Webb, Shelbi Vaughan earn SEC Athlete of the Week honors

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BIRMINGHAM – Texas A&M’s Ameer Webb and Shelbi Vaughan each earned SEC Athlete of the Week honors as announced by the conference office today. Vaughan’s honors include SEC Field Athlete of the Week as well as SEC Freshman of the Week while Webb was selected for SEC Runner of the Week.

Webb returned to his home state of California and won three events at the USC Trojan Invitational. The Tustin, California native claimed the 100 and 200 double with times of 10.32 and 20.71. He also led off the Aggie 4 x 100 relay that won in a time of 39.47, the second fastest collegiate time this season that only trails the 38.76 A&M recorded the previous week at Arizona State.

Webb is the current collegiate outdoor leader in the 200 with his 20.71. His 20.37 this indoor season was the world leading indoor time for 2013. Webb also received honorable mention in the selection for USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week.

Vaughan improved her week old A&M school record of 185-0 in the discus with a winning effort of 188-8 (57.50) at the Bobby Lane Invitational hosted by UT-Arlington. Runner-up to Vaughan was a mark of 165-1 (50.33).

Competing in chilly and wet conditions the Aggie frosh added three-plus feet to the school record she established on her first collegiate throw a week ago in Tempe, Arizona. Vaughan also placed third in the shot put as her mark of 48-7.25 (14.81) moves her to No. 8 on the A&M all-time list.

In remaining the US and collegiate leader in the discus, Vaughan leads the rest of the field by 10 feet, five inches. Last week Vaughan was named National Athlete of the Week by USTFCCCA and also earned SEC Field Athlete of the Week honors.

Texas A&M will be competing in the 86th Texas Relays in Austin this weekend. Action begins Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. as Jena Hemann and Annie Kunz compete in the heptathlon. Thursday’s competition starts at 11:00 a.m. with the continuation of the heptathlon and will include a total of 19 Aggies in action during the afternoon and evening. Competition on Friday begins at 9:30 a.m. for the Aggies and at noon on Saturday as A&M will contest 11 relay events overall.

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