FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior triple jump standout Clive Pullen was named Southeastern Conference Field Athlete of the week after capturing the international spotlight at the Tyson Invitational last weekend, announced by the conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Pullen entered the contest with the national lead already in hand, and finished the weekend with a new personal-best and world-leading mark of 17.19m/56-4 3/4 in his signature event.
The Kingston, Jamaica, native earned himself a spot in the record books, ranking among the top-three best in Razorback history and as 10th-best performer of all-time in NCAA history.
Pullen displayed consistent talent throughout the event, never earning a mark lower than 53 feet in any of the five fair attempts. The senior demolished his previous indoor best of 54-7 1/4 in the finals with a 55-foot mark on his first two jumps before achieving his 56-foot record breaker.
The Jamaican Olympian will return to the runway on Feb. 24-25 at the 2017 SEC Indoor Championships in Nashville, looking to defend his conference title.
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