Grey, Marshall, and Davies Awarded SEC Honors

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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Grey, Marshall, and Davies Awarded SEC Honors

Baton Rouge, LA. – Three LSU track and field athletes were honored this afternoon with a SEC Athlete of the Week awards.  Rayvon Grey was named the SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week, Tonea Marshall was awarded the SEC Women’s Runner of the Week, and Thelma Davies was tabbed as the Co-Women’s Freshman of the Week. 

Senior Rayvon Grey improved upon his NCAA leading distance in the men’s long jump at the Razorback Invitational with a leap of 26′ 6.5″ (8.09m).  Grey’s mark ranks as the second longest jump in the world this season as well as the fifth best in school history. This is the second time this season that the New York native has been awarded this award. 

Tonea Marshall was awarded for her performance in the 60 meter hurdles as she ran an impressive time of 7.92 at the Razorback Invitational. Marshall’s time of 7.92 is her second best of the season behind her NCAA leading altitude-converted time of 7.88 at the Corky Classic on January 18. Marshall has run three-straight races in the 60 meter hurdles under eight seconds (7.86*, 7.98, 7.92 – *ran at altitude). It’s Marshall’s second SEC award of the season.

Thelma Davies recorded the second fastest time in the NCAA and the world this season with her time of 22.96 in the 200 meter dash.  Davies’ won the 200 meter event and set a PR at the Razorback Invitational. The time of 22.96 is the fastest in the nation by a freshman. This marks the first SEC weekly award for Davies’ LSU career.

The Tigers are in the midst of an off week and will return to action on the weekend of February 14-15. 

2020 SEC Athletes of the Week – LSU
Rayvon Grey – Field Athlete of the Week (Jan. 15)
Lisa Gunnarsson – Field Athlete of the Week (Jan. 15)
Abby O’Donoghue – Field Athlete of the Week (Jan. 15)
Tonea Marshall – Track Athlete of the Week (Jan. 21)
Rayvon Grey – Field Athlete of the Week (Feb. 4)
Tonea Marshall – Runner of the Week (Feb. 4)
Thelma Davies – Co-Freshman of the Week (Feb. 4)