The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences congratulates Christian Coleman, junior in Recreation and Sports Management in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies, named as the South Region Runner of the Year. The award was presented by the U.S. Track and field and Cross Country Coaches Association at their regional awards Sunday.
Coleman won the SEC Championship in both the 100m and 200m dashes and by doing so, became the first collegian to ever run record wind-legal times under 10 seconds in the 100m and under 20 seconds in the 200m on the same day. His marks, 9.97 and 19.98 were the nation’s best times when he recorded them. He also earned the 2017 SEC Commissioner’s Trophy as the high point scorer at the SEC Championship.