April 3, 2012
BIRMINGHAM - The Auburn men's 4x100 meter relay team was named SEC Co-Athlete of the Week for its performance at the 2012 Texas Relays as announced by the league office on Monday.
The group took home the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays title with a time of 38.30, which goes down as the fourth-fastest time in NCAA history and the fastest in the NCAA in nearly 14 years. The time is the fastest in the world in 2012 and sets a new school-record for Auburn.
The quartet of Marcus Rowland, Harry Adams, Michael DeHaven and Keenan Brock finished more than half-a-second ahead of second-place Texas A&M (38.84). Auburn's mark shattered the previous Texas Relays record of 38.91 set in 1998 by LSU.
The Tigers' relay team had previously broken a 35-year-old Auburn school record set in 1977 by the team of Tony Easley, John Lewter, Willie Smith and Harvey Glance with a preliminary time of 38.95 on Friday.
The group shares the award with Florida sprinter Jeff Demps.
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