Charokee Young wins bronze at 2020 SEC Indoor Championships - SEC Championships
Charokee Young, Deborah Acquah and Jon Bishop finished day two of the meet earning, all-conference honours in their respective events.

Texas A&M track & field student-athletes Tyra Gittens, Athing Mu and Charokee Young were named Southeastern Conference Athletes of the Week; the league announced Tuesday afternoon.

After making their individual event outdoor debuts, Gittens was named the SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week, while Young was named the SEC Women’s Newcomer of the Week, and Mu earned the SEC Women’s Co-Freshman of the Week.

Young, a native of Jamaica, finished second in the 400m with a time of 51.52 at the dual meet. She currently ranks No. 3 in the NCAA and is No. 5 on the Aggie all-time outdoor top-12 list. Young also ran as a member of the 4x400m that won at 3:29.43, which is also ranked No. 3 in the nation.

Gittens, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, competed in multiple events in the Texas A&M vs. Texas dual meet, winning her main event in the high jump. She cleared 1.90m/6-2.75 to win the event, an NCAA-leading mark. The high flyer made first attempt clearances at 1.81m/5-11.25, 1.85m/6-0.75 and 1.90m/6-2.75, before calling it a day.

The jump also ranks No. 2 on the Aggie all-time outdoor list. She also placed fifth in the shot put and sixth in the 100m hurdles.

Mu, a freshman from Trenton, New Jersey, made her individual collegiate outdoor debut by winning the dual meet 1500m race with a school-record time of 4:16.06, which is also ranked No. 3 in the NCAA so far. Mu also ran as a member of the 4x400m relay that won with a time of 3:29.43, which is No. 3 in the country.

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  1. This young lady is impressive and improving in leaps and bounds. She needs some more work on her strategic application to the race as seen in her race against Stacy-Ann Williams over the last 80m. I can’t wait to see how the adjustments boost her performances.


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