BATON ROUGE -- LSU sprint standout Xavier Carter was named the SEC Men's Runner of the Week it was announced Tuesday by the conference office. The league honor marks the second straight and fourth of the season for Carter, as well as the ninth of the year for a LSU athlete.
Carter, a native of Palm Bay, Fla., was recognized following his performance at last week's LSU Alumni Gold where he won the 100 meters and helped the Tigers' 4x100-meter relay team to an additional first-place finish.
Carter won the 100-meter race in impressive fashion, shattering the school record in the event with a personal-best effort of 10.12 seconds. The time, the second fastest by an American this season and the fifth fastest in the world to date, bettered the old school record mark of 10.15 held by three different athletes.
The school record is the fourth of the sophomore's career as he also owns LSU's top marks in the outdoor 200 (20.02), the indoor 200 (20.300 and the indoor 400 (45.28).
In addition, Carter helped the Tigers' top-ranked 4x100 meter relay team remain undefeated this season as the foursome won their fifth consecutive race in 39.33 seconds.
Carter and the rest of the LSU track and field team return to action this week at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.