JuVaughn Harrison Named SEC Field Athlete of the Week

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
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JuVaughn Harrison Named SEC Field Athlete of the Week

Baton Rouge, La.  –  For the second time in as many weeks, LSU jumper JuVaughn Harrison has been named the SEC Field Athlete of the Week.

Harrison went up and over a bar of 7′ 6.50″ (2.30 meters) in the high jump Saturday at the LSU Invitational. The mark broke Tom Lange’s previous LSU school record that had stood since 1990 and it moved JuVaughn into the national lead. Harrison also owns the national lead in the long jump with a mark of 27′ 8.25″ (8.44 meters) that he registered at the LSU Alumni Gold on April 24.

His long jump of 27′ 8.25″ leads the 2021 world standings and his high jump clearance of 7′ 6.50″ ranks No. 2 this year on the world leaderboard.

LSU track and field is off this week before they head to College Station for the SEC Outdoor Championships May 13-15.

LSU SEC Athletes of the Week
Jake Norris – Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – March 23
Monique Hardy – Women’s Field Athlete of the Week – March 23
Tonea Marshall – Women’s Track Athlete of the Week – March 30
Terrance Laird – Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – March 30
Leah Phillips – Women’s Freshman of the Week – March 30
Tonea Marshall – Women’s Track Athlete of the Week – April 13
Terrance Laird – Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – April 20
Noah Williams – Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – April 27
JuVaughn Harrison – Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – April 27
Tzuriel Pedigo – Men’s Newcomer of the Week – April 27
Sean ‘Squirrel’ Burrell – Men’s Freshman of the Week – April 27
JuVaughn Harrison – Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – May 4