IRVING – Texas A&M freshman sprinter Deon Lendore was selected as the Big 12 Athlete of the Week, sharing the men’s honor with Oklahoma discus thrower Luke Bryant.
Lendore, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, won the 400 meters in a career best of 45.56 seconds at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational. That time moves him to No. 9 on the Aggie all-time list, one spot ahead of Ted Nelson’s 45.93 from 1965.
In the 4 x 400 relay Lendore anchored the Aggies to victory with a 45.2 split as A&M ran 3:06.44 to defeat Auburn (3:08.95).
Having broken his previous personal best in the 400 twice this outdoor season Lendore posted the second fastest time by a collegian for the 2012 season as well as the fifth fastest time in the world.
USTFCCCA NATIONAL RANKINGS
Texas A&M remained ranked No. 4 in the men’s national computer rankings and No. 5 in the women’s national rankings. This weekend the Aggies travel to Baton Rouge for Saturday’s LSU Alumni Gold Invitational where they face a host squad with its women’s team ranked No. 2 and the men are No. 5.
Texas A&M women top the seven Big 12 schools ranked among the top 25. Texas Tech moved to No. 3 in the men’s rankings and tops the six Big 12 schools currently ranked in the top 25.
MEN: 1. Florida; 2. Florida State; 3. Texas Tech; 4. Texas A&M; 5. LSU; 6. Arkansas; 7. Texas; 8. Arizona State; 9. Indiana; 10. Mississippi State; 11. USC; 12. Mississippi; 13. Oregon; 14. Arizona; 15. Nebraska; 16. Georgia; 17. Stanford; 18. Iowa; 19. Auburn; 20. Baylor; 21. Oklahoma; 22. Virginia Tech; 23. Princeton; 24. Oklahoma State; 25. Wisconsin.
WOMEN: 1. Oregon; 2. LSU; 3. Clemson; 4. USC; 5. Texas A&M; 6. Arkansas; 7. Florida; 8. Texas; 9. Oklahoma; 10. Texas Tech; 11. Kansas; 12. UCF; 13. Arizona; 14. Georgia; 15. Baylor; 16. Arizona State; 17. Kansas State; 18. Tennessee; 19. Auburn; 20. Stanford; 21. Nebraska; 22. Florida State; 23. Southern Illinois; 24. BYU; 25. Illinois State.
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