April 15, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Redshirt sophomore Kyle Quinn and freshman Felecia Majors earned SEC weekly honors, the conference office announced Tuesday.
Quinn was named the men's co-field athlete of the week and Majors was the women's freshman of the week for their performances at the Tennessee Relays presented by Sea Ray.
Quinn, a native of Somerset, Mass., enjoyed a career day on his home turf. Quinn threw the top javelin mark in the NCAA this year, recording a distance of 78.28 meters (256 feet, 10 inches). The mark stands as the 15th best in the world this year and the third-best distance behind Tim Glover and Sean Furey.
Glover won the competition with the best mark in the world in 2014 with a throw of 84.01 meters to win the competition Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium.
Majors, the multi-talented freshman from Lorton, Va., had a busy weekend in her first home meet as a Lady Vol. She competed in the 200 meters, 400 meters and long jump individually, while pitching in on a winning relay.
She won the 200 meters in a career-best time of 23.36 seconds, which ranks ninth in the SEC and 21st nationally. She also placed second in the 400 meters in 54.18. She ran the second leg on the winning 4x100 relay team as well.
Majors made her outdoor career debut in the long jump, narrowly missing a 20-foot leap with a distance of 19 feet, 11.75 inches. The mark is the 11th-best in the conference this year and ranks in the top 40 nationally.