Track and field earns two weekly honors
Georgia true freshmen Maicel Uibo and Chanice Porter swept the Southeastern Conference Track and Field Freshman of the Week honors announced Tuesday following their performances at the Razorback Invitational.
Uibo, a native of Polva, Estonia, was named the SEC Men’s Freshman of the Week after the second collegiate meet of his career. Porter, a native of Pratville, Jamaica, garnered SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.
Uibo competed in his first collegiate heptathlon and came away with the second-best point total in school history. He charted career-best efforts in six of his seven events to score 5,755 points for a runner-up finish at the Razorback meet.
Uibo highlighted his heptathlon by winning the high jump with the best jump of his life at 6 feet, 11 3/4 inches. His finish put him fourth on the national performance list and second on the SEC list. Uibo has the eighth-best score in the world this year.
Porter is now 2 for 2 in collegiate competitions after winning the long jump with the nation’s best mark this year (21-0.50). Her opening attempt shot her to No. 4 on Georgia’s all-time list with the best mark for Georgia since 2008 Olympic silver medalist Hyleas Fountain set the school record (21-7.25) in 2004.
Porter ranks No. 1 in the nation and No. 13 in the world in the women’s long jump this season.
Georgia competes in the Akron (Ohio) Invitational on Saturday.