Janeah Stewart Wins Third Consecutive SEC Field Athlete of the Week Nod
Feb. 13, 2018

SEC Release

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.
– After another record-breaking weekend, Ole Miss track & field senior Janeah Stewart has won her third consecutive SEC Field Athlete of the Week award, the conference announced Tuesday.


Stewart reset her own NCAA lead in the weight throw last week at Vanderbilt’s Music City Challenge, finishing as the top collegian behind world record holder (and Ole Miss volunteer coach) Gwen Berry at a one-foot PR of 24.12m (79-01.75). Her latest throw moved her from No. 4 to No. 3 all-time in NCAA history, surpassing her mark from the week earlier at 23.83m (78-02.25).


With that performance, Stewart became the first collegian to eclipse the 79-foot mark in the weight throw since 2008. This past week she owned five of the top-10 throws nationally, pushing her season total to 17 of the top-28. She ranks fourth on both the United States and world lists for 2018, and also pushes into the all-time top-10 on both the U.S. (eighth) and world (ninth) lists – giving Ole Miss head coach Connie Price-Smith and throws coach John Smith pupils six of the top-11 throws in the history of the world.


Stewart now owns a foot-and-a-half lead on the NCAA descending list and is just two inches off of second all-time collegiately, which is also the SEC record of 24.17m (79-03.75) set by Florida’s Candice Scott in 2005.


She also finished runner-up in the shot put at a near season-best 17.10m (56-10.25). Her season-best 17.12m (56-02.00) from the previous week ranks No. 10 in the NCAA, making her one of three nationally to rank within the top-10 in both the weight and shot.


Aside from a men’s distance medley relay team that will be getting a race in out in North Carolina this Friday, Ole Miss track & field has this week off to rest for the upcoming SEC Indoor Championships, hosted by Texas A&M on Feb. 24-25.


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