T’Mars McCallum Earns National Athlete of the Week Honors

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Monitor & Discipline and Cross Nation Coaches Affiliation (USTFCCCA) introduced Monday afternoon that Tennessee sophomore sprinter T’Mars McCallum was tabbed NCAA Division I Nationwide Athlete of the Week after his spectacular efficiency within the males’s 100-meter sprint on Saturday on the USC Out of doors Open. The Myrtle Seashore, South Carolina, native clocked in at 9.94 seconds for the quickest time within the NCAA this season and the second-fastest mark on the earth in 2024.
 
McCallum’s time obliterated his earlier personal-best of 10.13, and he grew to become the second Vol in program historical past to dip below 10 seconds within the 100-meter sprint with a authorized wind (+2.0 m/s). He ranks second on Tennessee’s all-time charts behind Christian Coleman’s collegiate report of 9.82 (+1.3) set through the VFL’s Bowerman profitable marketing campaign in 2017.
 
Moreover, McCallum’s time equaled the No. 21 performer in collegiate historical past, and he grew to become simply the sixth sophomore in collegiate historical past to run 9.95 or sooner with a authorized wind.
 
His efficiency marked the second 100-meter collegiate lead by a Tennessee sprinter in as many weeks, as Woman Vol senior Jacious Sears clocked a time of 10.77 on the Tom Jones Memorial on Saturday, April 13, that at the moment sits on the peak of the 2024 World Athletics Toplist. The Palm Seashore Gardens, Florida, native was solely 0.02 seconds off the collegiate report set by Sha’Carri Richardson in 2019.
 
McCallum additionally had a hand in Tennessee’s season-best mark of 39.21 seconds within the 4×100-meter relay at South Carolina, working the second leg and serving to the Vols safe the win. The time ranks the Vols because the No. 11 faculty within the nation and No. 13 time total within the occasion this yr.
 
This mark Tennessee’s first USTFCCCA Nationwide Athlete of the Week accolade since distance standout Dylan Jacobs obtained the award on Feb. 14, 2023. McCallum turns into simply the second Vol to earn the respect through the outside season, becoming a member of Coleman who was acknowledged on Might 16, 2017.

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