Kentucky track and field senior Timothy Duckworth was named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week and Southeastern Conference Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday following the nation’s top decathlon this season last weekend.

The reigning NCAA indoor heptathlon champion recorded the top decathlon mark in the nation this year by 99 points, 8,145, at the UGA Spec Towns Invitational.

His score is third best by anyone in the world this season. Duckworth moved to No. 4 on the United Kingdom all-time decathlon performers’ list.

He exploded to the best wind-legal long jump by any Division I athlete in the nation this young season, a personal best 26’4.25″/8.03m (+0.0), more than half a foot past his prior best.

Sydney McLaughlin of the UK women’s team was named National Athlete of the Week and SEC Runner of the Week last week.

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