Stewart, Williams Earn SEC Weekly Honors
Janeah Stewart (photo by Allison Curry)
May 2, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ole Miss swept the men’s and women’s Southeastern Conference Field Athlete of the Week awards Tuesday after a standout performance at last week’s SEC Relays in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Janeah Stewart earned the honor on the women’s side after winning the shot put and placing runner-up in the discus and hammer throw. Brian Williams took co-honors for the men (with Florida’s KeAndre Bates) after winning the discus.

Stewart’s winning shot put of 17.82m/58-5.75 was an inch-and-a-half shy of her personal best that ranks her fifth in the NCAA this year. No SEC woman other than her teammate, Raven Saunders, has thrown the shot put farther this year than Stewart did on Saturday. Her marks in the discus and hammer were both within three inches of her personal bests that rank the Calumet City, Illinois, native top nine in the NCAA and top three in the SEC this year.

Williams spun an NCAA-leading throw of 64.12m/210-4 to win the discus competition in Baton Rouge. The Warren, Michigan, native tops all other NCAA discus throwers by nearly two feet this year. He broke his own school record and a 32-year-old facility record at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium, while moving up to No. 11 in the world this year, fourth-best among Americans.

This is the first SEC weekly honor for both Ole Miss juniors this outdoor season. Stewart claimed SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week on Feb. 6 during the indoor season.

The No. 13 Rebel men and 17th-ranked Rebel women are home this weekend to host Saturday’s Ole Miss Classic before heading to Columbia, South Carolina, next week for the SEC Championships.

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