Waleed Suliman Wins Second-Straight SEC Freshman of the Week Award
April 24, 2018

SEC Release

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.
– Freshman Waleed Suliman has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week, the conference announced on Tuesday.


Suliman, who just last week earned the distinction after running the nation’s fastest 800-meter time by a freshman at 1:47.29, lit the track on fire once again at the Bryan Clay Invite in Azusa, Calif., this week. Suliman ran the third-fastest time in school history, becoming one of just three Rebel men to ever break 3:40 in the 1500-meter at 3:39.76 to finish 14th overall in a historic 1500 field at Azusa.


Suliman’s time was actually No. 2 for a short time behind Craig Engels’ 3:37.66 from the 2016 Olympic Trials, but senior Robert Domanic took down the school record in the next heat at the ninth-fastest time in NCAA history at 3:36.33 – becoming the third Rebel to run sub-3:40 and the second one in less than 10 minutes.


Currently, Suliman ranks second in the SEC behind Domanic, third in the East Region and ninth overall in the NCAA, while also ranking as the East’s top freshman in the event. Suliman is contributing 38.58 of the 99.12 total points that the No. 19 Rebel men received in the USTFCCCA National Computer Rankings this week between his 1500 time and his 800 time from last week – which still ranks as the top time by a freshman in the NCAA this year at No. 5 overall.


Ole Miss concludes its regular season at the LSU Invite this Saturday (April 28), the final meet before the Rebels head to the University of Tennessee for the SEC Outdoor Championships on May 11-13.


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