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This Tiger shows springs ahead of camp 

Auburn football player Noah Igbinoghene turned heads at a recent basketball game in Auburn Arena because he was flying through the air during a halftime dance.

The freshman was getting air again this weekend — this time as a member of the track and field team. Igbinoghene took seventh in just his second meet of the season on Sunday at the SEC Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas.

The dual-sport athlete participated in the men’s triple jump and recorded a 15.24 meters/50-0 feet, which was the best performance by an Auburn freshman in the last 20 years. The jumping won’t stop for Igbinoghene, either, as the Tigers will hop into spring football practice later this week.

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Auburn athletes established seven personal bests during Day 2 of the championships and set 14 total during the meet. The men finished in eighth place and the women placed 13th.

Akeem Bloomfield took gold in the men’s 400 meters on Sunday with a time of 45.22 seconds. He was Auburn’s first winner in the event since 2001 (Avard Moncur).

Here are some other notable finishes from the SEC championships:

SEC Indoor Championships, Day 2 Results


Event                                             Participant                                         Place             Time/Mark

Heptathlon                                   Chris Stone                                               5th                             5547        PR

Heptathlon—60m H                Chris Stone                                                 —                               8.40

Heptathlon—Pole Vault        Chris Stone                                                 —            4.85m/15-11

Heptathlon—1000m               Chris Stone                                                 —                        2:53.87        PR

60m Hurdles (M)                      Xavier Coakley                                        8th                               7.95

60m (M)                                       Raheem Chambers                                3rd                               6.63

60m (W)                                       Jonielle Smith                                          3rd                               7.18        TPR

Natalliah Whyte                                     4th                               7.19        TPR

Mile (M)                                        Wesley Curles                                         6th                        4:09.54

400m (M)                                     Akeem Bloomfield                                 1st                            45.22

Nathon Allen                                           3rd                            46.07

DM Relay (M)                             Pectol, Armes,                                       11th                      10:11.05        SB

Curles, Kipngetich

DM Relay (W)                            Weems, Ambrose                                   9th                      11:45.47        SB

Patrick, Kigen

4x400m Relay (M)                   Ceneus, Burks                                                                         3:06.09

Allen, Bloomfield

Weight Throw (W)                  Erin Perkins                                          14th      17.19m/56-4.75

Triple Jump (W)                        Deja Hillman                                         12th      12.53m/41-1.50        PR

Jakayla Hand                                            4th      13.30m/43-7.75        PR

Triple Jump (M)                        Jaron Brooks                                         13th      14.41m/47-3.50

Noah Igbinoghene                                 7th            15.24m/50-0

Mark Rubalcaba                                   14th            14.07m/46-2

High Jump (W)                          Caroline Lawrence                                  —                                 NH

Shot Put (M)                               Evan Blaire                                            14th      16.80m/55-1.50        PR

Benedict Draghi                                   16th      15.56m/51-0.75

Zooming into spring 

Auburn baseball is still undefeated 8 games into its season. After opening their season with a three-win series over Longwood, the Tigers defeated Georgia State, Troy and then Bryant University last week.

This week, Butch Thompson’s ball club will take on South Alabama before facing BYU in a three-game series at Plainsman Park.

Freshmen pitchers Tanner Burns and Cody Greenhill were notable performers on the week, as were Brendan Venter, Steven Williams and Brett Wright.

Basketball stumbles in Florida 

Auburn knew its trip to Gainesville was going to be tough, and that’s exactly what it ended up being this past weekend.

The Tigers lost to Florida 72-66, though Mustapha Heron played and dropped 22 points in the loss. Auburn is now sitting at 24-5 overall (12-4 SEC).

Freshman Chuma Okeke put together another great effort, notching his second double-double in a row (12 points, 10 rebounds). Desean Murray also added 10 points.

Bruce Pearl’s team is still on top of the SEC but travels to Arkansas for an 8 p.m. CT game on Tuesday.

Tweet of the day 

Check out some of Auburn softball’s highlights from a 10-7 victory over Oregon State at the Mary Nutter Classic in California.

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