Harrison Earns SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week Award

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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Harrison Earns SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week Award

Baton Rouge, La. –  LSU track and field super senior JuVaughn Harrison was named the SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon the league office announced.

A two-time national champion, five-time All-American and 2019 Bowerman semifinalist, Harrison opened up his 2021 season on Saturday at the Purple Tiger Invitational in the long jump. A native of Huntsville, Ala., Harrison leaped out to an SEC leading and NCAA No. 2 mark of 26′ 2.25″ (7.98 meters) in the long jump to claim his first event title of the season. The mark of 26′ 2.25″ is currently the third-best mark in the world for 2021.

Harrison and the LSU track and field team will be back in action this weekend at the Woo Pig Classic in Fayetteville, Arkansas.