LSU's Xavier Carter
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Carter Named SEC Indoor Runner of the Year
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Published: April 21, 2006, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: October 29, 2009, 03:20 AM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE -- LSU sprinter Xavier Carter picked up another honor Friday as he was named the SEC Men's Indoor Runner of the Year in a vote by league coaches.

Carter, who was already named the Men's NCAA Indoor Runner of the Year, is the first Tiger in school history to earn the conference accolade.

Carter was recognized for his tremendous efforts at the NCAA Indoor Championships, in Fayetteville, Ark., where he won the 400 meters, anchored the Tigers' 4x400-relay team to the national title and earned runner-up honors in the 200 meters.

On way the way to those exceptional finishes, Carter set three school records and three personal best marks in the process.

In the 400 meters, Carter's national championship-winning time of 45.28 seconds ranks as the third fastest in collegiate history and the fastest in the world in 2006, even bettering the time of 45.58 that won the IAAF World Championship title.

His 200-meter time of 20.30 in the championship finals ranks fifth on the all-time collegiate list and the eighth on the all-time world list.

In addition, Carter, with a 45.9 anchor-leg split helped the Tigers' relay team to new school record time of 3:04.01, a mark that was just one-half second shy of the collegiate record.

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