SEC Honors Announced

Six Commodores named to All-SEC second team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Freshman Allyria McBride, seniors Kaira Brown and Veronica Fraley and graduate students Beatrice Juskeviciute, Brooke Overholt and Taiya Shelby were named to the women’s All-SEC Indoor Track and Field second team by the league this afternoon.

Juskeviciute opened day one of the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships by recording a personal best in the pentathlon 60-meter hurdles (8.40) and finishing third in the event. She went on to record a career-best performance in the long jump (5.92 meters) and a season-best throw in the shot put (13.48 meters) to place first in the event. To finish the day, Juskeviciute set a new school record in the pentathlon and won a silver medal with her score of 4,271 points. She is now ranked No. 6 in the NCAA.

On day two of the competition, Fraley improved her lifetime best four times over the course of six throws in the shot put. Her farthest throw of 17.25 meters won a bronze medal in the competition and ranks 18th in the NCAA.

Shelby brought home a bronze medal in the 800 meters with her time of 2:04.43. In prelims, she ran the race in 2:04.25, a personal best and only 0.01 seconds short of the school record.

McBride, Brown, Overholt and Shelby closed out the two-day meet with their record-breaking performance in the 4×400-meter relay. They finished the race in 3:33.23 and won a bronze medal at the SEC Indoor Championships. This performance was more than three seconds faster than their previous best time (3:36.99) at the Music City Challenge.

Juskeviciute is scheduled to represent the Commodores in the pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship, which will be March 10—11 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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