ATHENS, Ga. — Bulldog senior Kyle Garland has been named the Track & Field News‘ Collegiate Indoor Male Athlete of the Year following his record-breaking 2023 campaign.
Garland, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., was recently named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Men’s Athlete of the Year after his historic final collegiate indoor season. He destroyed the collegiate record – and fell just six points shy of the world record – in the heptathlon to win the combined event at the NCAA Championships. He finished with 6,639 points, which was 140 points more than Ashton Eaton scored to win the 2010 NCAA title for the previous collegiate record.
During the regular season, Garland showed flashes of brilliance in the heptathlon when he moved up to No. 2 in collegiate history with his 6,415 score at the Texas Tech Open & Multis. Competing in the open events at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships, Garland posted personal records of 7.77 in the 60-meter hurdles and 7.95 meters/26 feet, 1 inch in the long jump to take sixth in both.
Up Next: The Bulldogs return to work at the Texas Relays in Austin on March 30-April 1. Georgia will also compete at the University of Texas for the NCAA Outdoor Championships at the end of the season.
How To Keep Up With The Dogs: Results and recaps from the Bulldogs’ outdoor season will be found at georgiadogs.com. News and updates from Georgia’s track and field and cross country teams are always located on Twitter/Instagram at @UGATrack.