BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Ole Miss' Ricky Robertson was named SEC Men's Field Athlete of the Week and Jalen Miller was tabbed Men's Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Robertson and Miller helped lead the No. 12 Rebels to a strong outdoor season debut at the Ole Miss Open last weekend.
In his first meet since 2012 after redshirting last year, Robertson returned in good form by tying his own Ole Miss facility record in the high jump at 7-5 to easily claim the Ole Miss Open title. He had a couple of near misses at 7-7.25, which would have tied his personal best and school record from 2012. He also placed fifth in the long jump with a mark of 23-6.75.
The Hernando, Miss., native ranks No. 1 among NCAA and SEC high jumpers after the opening weekend of competition.
Miller made his collegiate outdoor debut a memorable one by winning the 100, 200 and 4x100-meter relay at the Rebels' home meet. His winning time of 10.29 in the 100 was a personal best and ranks him No. 6 in the school record books, No. 6 in the NCAA and No. 3 in the SEC after the opening weekend of action.
The Tunica, Miss., native defeated a star-studded 100-meter field that included Olympian Isiah Young and All-American Mike Granger, among others. His time of 10.29 tops all freshmen nationally in the 100.
Miller also anchored the Rebels' 4x100-meter unit to a winning time of 40.22 that ranks eighth in the nation and second in the SEC so far this year.
This was the eighth SEC weekly honor in Robertson's illustrious collegiate career, while Miller receives his second SEC weekly award.
The duo will try to help Ole Miss achieve more success at this week's Texas Relays before returning home for the April 5 Ole Miss Invitational.
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