A trio of Georgia track and field team members have earned weekly Southeastern Conference honors following this past weekend’s meet at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.
Freshman Jasmine Moore was named the SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week after already garnering U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Women’s Athlete of the Week honors earlier in the day. Junior Johannes Erm also earned SEC Co-Men’s Field Athlete of the Week honors while freshman Anna Hall was named the SEC Co-Women’s Freshman of the Week.
This is Moore’s first Women’s Field Athlete of the Week league honor. She did earn SEC Women’s Freshman Athlete of the Week honor earlier this month. This marks the first indoor weekly league honor for Erm, who was the 2018 SEC Indoor Freshman Field Athlete of the Year. Hall also received her first SEC weekly honor with today’s announcement.
Moore, a native of Grand Prairie, Texas, competed for just the second time in her collegiate career in the triple jump and soared 45 feet, 7 1/4 inches to take over the NCAA lead, more to No. 2 on the Bulldog all-time top-10 list behind collegiate record holder Orji and secure the No. 4 spot on the 2020 world list. Moore also had efforts of 45-0.50 and 44-11 in her series, which would be national leaders by at least five inches as well.
Moore’s top mark is just 3.5 inches behind Orji’s American Junior record and the all-time collegiate freshman best. Also of note, with just a single long jump competition under her belt, Moore is sixth nationally at 20-11.75.
Erm, a native of Tallinn, Estonia, reached the 6,000-point plateau in the heptathlon during the seventh collegiate indoor combined events competition of his career to edge a pair of teammates. Fueled by four personal best efforts, Erm scored 6,114 points to hold off teammates Karel Tilga (6,019) and Kyle Garland (5,994). Erm’s score was a meet record, moved him to No. 2 on the school’s all-time list, made him the world leader for 2020 and established him as the No. 11 all-time collegiate performer.
Hall, a native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., piled up 4,202 points to score the second-highest total in the NCAA this year and take second in the pentathlon in her first collegiate combined events competition. She shot to eighth on both the 2020 world list and on Georgia’s all-time top-10 list.
Georgia will return to action back in Fayetteville for the Tyson Invitational and in Seattle, Wash., for the Husky Classic on Feb. 14-15. The postseason begins with the SEC Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas, on Feb. 28-29.