Jamaicans Akeem Bloomfield and Odean Skeen secured silver medals for Auburn at 2017 Southeastern Conference Championships in Nashville, Tenn on Saturday (25 feb).

After running an Auburn best 6.62 in the prelims of the 60 meter, junior Odean Skeen topped his previous mark with a 6.60 to win silver in the finals. Freshman Raheem Chambers, also of Auburn, 6.70sec, finished fifth in the event won by Christian Coleman of Tennessee in 6.52.

“It’s a great feeling. I am elated,” said Skeen, who pointed out it was his first SEC Championships.

Freshman Akeem Bloomfield improved on his school record from the prelims of the 400m with a 45.49 to win silver in the finals. The Jamaica native’s time ranks as the number two time in the nation this season and he’s the only freshman in the top-20. The event was won by Fred Kerley of Texas A&M in 45.21.

Bahamian Teray Smith wrapped up the scoring for the Auburn sprinters, finishing fifth in the men’s 200m. The 2016 Olympian ranks 14th nationally with a 20.75, which was clocked at the Tiger Paw Invite.


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