STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

MSU's Poe honored by SEC

After an incredible performance in the long jump at the Vanderbilt Invitational, Mississippi State track and field’s Asia Poe has been named the Southeastern Conference Women’s Freshman of the Week.

Posted: Jan 22, 2019 3:02 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) – After an incredible performance in the long jump at the Vanderbilt Invitational, Mississippi State track and field’s Asia Poe has been named the Southeastern Conference Women’s Freshman of the Week.

The Madison, Mississippi, native leaped a personal-best 6.30m (20-8.0) to win the long jump at Vanderbilt on Jan. 18, a mark that was third-best nationally that week. With her selection, Poe becomes the program’s first SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week, indoor and outdoor combined.

“I’m incredibly excited for Asia,” interim head coach Chris Woods said. “This is a great honor for her to receive so early in her career, and it is a testament to the hard work that she and Coach Steve Thomas have put in during her training.”

Poe currently ranks sixth nationally in the long jump and is the nation’s top-ranked freshman in the event, which puts her in position to qualify for the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships in March. She also currently ranks second in the SEC in the event.

Her performance also cemented her name in the MSU record books, passing three-time All-American Tiffany Flynn for fifth all-time.

“It’s great that she’s already sixth in the nation, but she isn’t settling for sixth and has to continue to set her sights on improving what she’s already done,” Woods said. “Her performance this past weekend shows that she has a lot of potential moving forward, and I can’t wait to see how she progresses the rest of the season.”

This weekend, Poe and the rest of the Bulldogs will trek to Fayetteville, Arkansas, the site of the 2019 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships, for the Razorback Invitational. The meet runs Jan. 25-26, with a portion of both days’ action to be televised live on SEC Network and SEC Network+.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 312926

Reported Deaths: 7226
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto21474257
Hinds20271414
Harrison17796309
Rankin13561278
Jackson13404246
Madison10062217
Lee9961173
Jones8364163
Forrest7644152
Lauderdale7178240
Lowndes6366144
Lamar621286
Lafayette6168118
Washington5322133
Bolivar4796132
Oktibbeha461198
Panola4556105
Pearl River4494145
Marshall4396103
Warren4376121
Pontotoc419372
Monroe4094133
Union408876
Neshoba4024176
Lincoln3947110
Hancock377086
Leflore3487125
Sunflower335790
Tate332384
Pike3294105
Scott315273
Alcorn311568
Yazoo310669
Itawamba299377
Copiah296065
Simpson294488
Coahoma294279
Tippah287668
Prentiss279360
Marion268780
Adams266082
Leake265573
Wayne262341
Grenada260186
Covington256381
George246748
Newton245961
Winston226881
Tishomingo225567
Jasper220848
Attala214173
Chickasaw207157
Holmes188673
Clay184754
Stone181833
Tallahatchie178140
Clarke177879
Calhoun169832
Yalobusha163336
Smith162234
Walthall133845
Greene130333
Lawrence128323
Montgomery126742
Noxubee126734
Perry125838
Amite122842
Carroll121728
Webster114532
Jefferson Davis106932
Tunica104726
Claiborne102230
Benton99025
Humphreys96133
Kemper95328
Franklin83423
Quitman80016
Choctaw76018
Wilkinson66930
Jefferson65428
Sharkey50217
Issaquena1686
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 530011

Reported Deaths: 10946
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson763591519
Mobile40875804
Madison34676503
Tuscaloosa25717451
Montgomery24308585
Shelby23389248
Baldwin21093307
Lee15844169
Calhoun14481313
Morgan14281279
Etowah13813353
Marshall12203222
Houston10553280
Elmore10036205
Limestone9952150
Cullman9647193
St. Clair9634239
Lauderdale9413241
DeKalb8821185
Talladega8210175
Walker7222277
Autauga6914108
Jackson6803111
Blount6645136
Colbert6291134
Coffee5503118
Dale4826111
Russell440038
Chilton4263111
Franklin425482
Covington4120117
Tallapoosa4006152
Escambia393276
Chambers3559123
Dallas3544151
Clarke350861
Marion3111100
Pike310177
Lawrence299898
Winston273772
Bibb260463
Marengo249164
Geneva248777
Pickens233760
Barbour230757
Hale222577
Butler215869
Fayette212062
Henry188744
Cherokee184345
Randolph179941
Monroe177040
Washington167039
Macon158650
Clay155956
Crenshaw151957
Cleburne148741
Lamar141834
Lowndes138553
Wilcox127029
Bullock123041
Conecuh110129
Perry107526
Coosa107128
Sumter104332
Greene92334
Choctaw60424
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 60°
Columbus
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 60°
Oxford
Partly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 55°
Starkville
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 54°
High pressure will briefly dominate our weather forecast for Friday and Saturday. However, more low pressure moves into our area for the end of the weekend. This will bring back into our area some more chances for some rain and thunderstorms.
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather