TRACK & FIELD: Georgia’s Aliyah Whisby Named SEC Freshman Of The Week


Georgia’s Aliyah Whisby has been named the Southeastern Conference Women’s Freshman of the Week following her debut in the pentathlon at the Bob Pollock Invitational, according to a league announcement.

Whisby, a native of Newnan, Ga., has garnered the weekly honor after just the third meet of her indoor career.  Last week, sophomore Lynna Irby earned the Lady Bulldogs’ their first conference honor of the year after being named the Women’s Co-Runner of the Week.

Whisby, a redshirt freshman who transferred from Kennesaw State, was the runner-up in all five events of her first collegiate pentathlon to win the collegiate portion with 4,372 points.  This score leads the nation and is ranked fourth in the world.

Starting with the school’s 10th-best 60-meter hurdle time in history at 8.41, Whisby followed with a personal record in the high jump (5 feet, 11 ¼ inches), shot put (38-6.75) and long jump (20-2.25).  Only former Lady Bulldog, NCAA record holder and four-time pentathlon national champion Kendell Williams topped Whisby in the final standings with her facility record score of 4,490

Georgia travels to Lincoln, Neb., to compete at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Feb. 1-2.

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