TRACK & FIELD: Elija Godwin Named SEC Freshman Of The Week

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TRACK & FIELD: Elija Godwin Named SEC Freshman Of The Week

Elija Godwin

 Georgia track and field’s Elija Godwin has been named the Southeastern Conference Men’s Freshman of the Week following his performance at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, according to a league announcement.

Godwin, a native of Covington, Ga., and graduate of Newton High School, is the Bulldogs’ first outdoor weekly award winner following the first collegiate outdoor meet of his career.

Godwin clocked a career best 10.47 into -0.4 wind to be the top 100-meter dash finisher in the 33-man field.  This finish ranks No. 13 nationally (No. 8 nationally for wind-legal times under 2.0 meters/second), makes him the No. 4 freshman nationally and the No. 3 SEC performer in 2019.  He returned to win the 200m with a 20.90, which is his fastest time of 2019 and second best of his career, to move to No. 3 nationally (No. 2 for wind-legal times) as the country’s top freshman and No. 2 competitor from the SEC.

Georgia trains through the coming weekend before splitting squads to the Florida Relays (March 28-30) and Raleigh Relays (March 29-30).

News and updates from Georgia’s track and field and cross country teams are always located on Twitter/Instagram at @UGATrack.

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