From media relations
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After a fantastic performance at the recent Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, Ole Miss junior Ricky Robertson has been named the SEC Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year.
Robertson became just the third person in league history to win three or more men’s indoor high jump titles with his victory in the event last weekend in Lexington, Ky. He has now won every possible SEC high jump crown since his college career began (five overall, three indoor).
The Hernando native tied for the SEC’s Cliff Harper Trophy, which recognizes the high-points scorer on both the men’s and women’s sides. He tied Kentucky distance runner Luis Orta with 20 overall points. In addition to tying the UK facility record in the high jump (7-4.50, NCAA automatic qualifying mark), Robertson also placed fourth in the long jump (24-9.75) and fourth in the triple jump (51-7). He now ranks fifth in the NCAA in the high jump, 13th in the triple jump and 30th in the long jump.