Standout sprinter Micah Larkins was voted Southland Outdoor Male Track Athlete of the Week Wednesday after claiming two top finishes at the Prairie View A&M Relays this past weekend in the 100 meter dash and as part of the 4×100 relay team.
The senior won the 100 dash with a mark of 10.26 breaking the venue’s record and raising his standing on a global level. His time now ranks 12th in the world, second in the country and first in the NCAA among wind-legal times this season.
Head track and field coach Mike Heimerman says he hopes its only the beginning for award recognition this season.
“It’s awesome to see Micah get that honor,” said Heimerman. “Hopefully there will be more to come in the future weeks.”
Larkins was also on the men’s 4×100 relay team, claiming first (40.14) alongside his fellow All-Americans Tre’Darius Carr and Kie’Ave Harry, and Florida State transfer Eddie Clark.
The Princeton native won the same award during the 2019 indoor season after running a season-best 6.66 in the 60 dash at the LSU Twilight meet.
Larkins is scheduled to run in the 100, 200, 4×100 relay and 4×200 this weekend at the prestigious Texas Relays.