LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky track and field’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn was named the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Freshman Outdoor Runner of the Year by the league office on Wednesday.
Camacho-Quinn won the SEC title in the 100-meter hurdles in a personal record time of 12.69. That time was the second fastest in meet history (UK’s Keni Harrison won in 12.50 in 2015).
She also ran on Kentucky’s SEC bronze-medal 4×100-meter and fourth-place 4×400-meter relay teams.
Camacho-Quinn became the first SEC freshman to win the 100m hurdles since Jasmine Stowers (LSU) in 2011.
Camacho-Quinn qualified for the NCAA Championships, which will take place next week in Eugene, Oregon, in the 100m hurdles, 200m and 4x100m relay.
2016 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Awards
Men’s Runner of the Year – Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, LSU
Men’s Field Athlete of the Year – Lindon Victor, Texas A&M
Men’s Freshman Runner of the Year – Kahmari Montgomery, Missouri
Men’s Co-Freshman Field Athletes of the Year – Anders Eriksson, Florida/Daniel Haugh, Alabama
Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Jarrion Lawson, Arkansas
Men’s Coach of the Year – Chris Bucknam, Arkansas
Women’s Co-Runners of the Year – Felicia Brown, Tennessee/Dominique Scott-Efurd, Arkansas
Women’s Field Athlete of the Year – Keturah Orji, Georgia
Women’s Freshman Runner of the Year – Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Kentucky
Women’s Freshman Field Athlete of the Year – Lexi Weeks, Arkansas
Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Keturah Orji, Georgia
Women’s Coach of the Year – Lance Harter, Arkansas