NEW ORLEANS – Following his performance at the Texas Relays this past weekend Texas A&M senior sprinter Ameer Webb was recognized as the men’s National Athlete of the Week by USTFCCCA.
Webb, named the Texas Relays Most Outstanding Performer, won the 100 meters in a world-leading 10.14 seconds as his career best places him No. 8 on the Aggie all-time list. Webb also ran on two winning relays as the Aggies claimed the 4 x 100 in 38.64 and the 4 x 200 in 1:20.78, both current U.S. and collegiate leaders.
In the 100 Webb’s time of 10.14 bettered the previous 2013 world-leading time of 10.15 set by Jamaica's Jermaine Hamilton. Webb bettered a field that included LSU's Aaron Ernest (10.18), Brent Lee of Jackson State (10.33) and Mississippi's Isiah Young (10.35).
While the Aggies rolled to a commanding victory in the 4 x 200, enjoying a 2.5 second lead over Northwestern State (1:23.35) and Tennessee (1:23.85), a tougher field was defeated by A&M in the 4 x 100. Florida finished second to the Aggies 38.64 with a 38.99 while TCU (39.54) and LSU (39.56) finished third and fourth. Texas A&M improved its US and collegiate leading time from the 38.76 they ran a couple of weeks ago.
Webb’s performance marked the second consecutive week he was part of three victories. Receiving honorable mention a week ago for the national honor, Webb won the 100 and 200 at the USC Trojan Invitational while leading off A&M’s victorious 4 x 100 relay.