Hibbert is SEC Athlete of the Year

June 02, 2023
Jaydon Hibbert
Jaydon Hibbert

Junior record-breaking triple jumper Jayden Hibbert continues to add to his list of achievements after recently being named the South Eastern Conference (SEC) Athlete of the Year.

The former Kingston College (KC) athlete, now a freshman at the University of Arkansas, earned the award after setting a world junior record of 17.87 metres in his pet event.

Hibbert, who also holds the World Junior Championships meet record of 18.27 metres, was also named the SEC Outdoor Freshman Field Athlete of the Year.

He becomes the first freshman to claim both field event honours since Mondo Duplantis of Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2019. His awards were among five SEC titles won by the University of Arkansas.

Coach of the Year went to Chis Bucknam, Ben Shearer was named co-Freshman Runner of the Year, and Ayden Owens-Delerme was named Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Previous to these achievements, Hibbert also claimed the SEC Indoor Freshman of the Year accolade.

With his world junior record mark of 17.87 metres, Hibbert is now 13th on the all-time world list, matching the career-best mark by Olympic gold medallist Mike Conley from 1987.

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