LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Tuesday.
Camacho-Quinn ran 12.73w aided by a +2.1 m/s wind, to win the 100m hurdles and score 10 points for UK, leading the Wildcats to the win at one of the nation’s top scored meets, the LSU Invitational.
Camacho-Quinn’s time is the second fastest qualifying time recorded by a collegian this season, leads the SEC and is tops in the nation among freshmen.
The time is one of the fastest hurdles times recorded by a freshman in recent seasons.
Quinn is the second Wildcat to earn SEC Freshman of the Week honors this outdoor season. Kianna Gray picked up the accolade on April 5. Quinn was named SEC Runner of the Week – which all SEC athletes are eligible for regardless of year in school – on March 22.
Kentucky is ranked No. 1 in this week’s United States Track & Field and Cross Coaches Association computer rankings. Kentucky is ranked No. 8 in this week’s FloTrack rankings.
Kentucky will host the Kentucky Relays on Saturday before the SEC Championships May 12-14.