Eli Hall named AAC Athlete of the Week for 3rd time this indoor season


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Competing in the 200-meter dash, Hall crossed the line in a school-record time of 20.51, breaking his previous program-best of 20.71, which he set at the Mark Colligan Memorial on Jan. 21, 2017. Hall’s time also set a new meet record for the Charlie Thomas Invitational and moved him to No. 4 on the NCAA list for the 200 this season.

With his performance in the 200, Hall now has top-5 nationally-ranked times in two separate events this season. The Katy, Texas, native also owns the No. 3 time in the NCAA in the 60-meter dash after running 6.60 at the Leonard Hilton Invitational, on Jan. 12.

The award is the third this season for Hall and the fifth of his career. Hall claimed the honor in back-to-back weeks on Jan. 16 and 23 and was named athlete of the week twice during the 2017 campaign (one indoor, one outdoor).

For Houston, the award is the fifth of the season after junior hurdler Amere Lattin earned the laurels on Jan. 30 and Tonye’cia Burks claimed the field honor on Jan. 16.


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20.51 is very fast on an indoor track. Can’t wait to see what he does outdoors.