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All-time SEC indoor event champions

BY ANDRES FOCIL
All-time SEC indoor event champions

FAYETTEVILLE – Heading into the 2012 Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships this weekend, the University of Arkansas men’s track and field program has collected 90 SEC indoor event titles. The Razorbacks have had a least one SEC indoor event champion since joining the league in 1991-92, including a program-best eight indoor event titles in 1994 and 1995.

Arkansas has won an SEC indoor event title in 13 of the 16 events contested at the conference meet. The Razorbacks hold four SEC Indoor Championship records: 200 meters (Wallace Spearmon, Jr., 20.35 – 2005), 3,000 meters (Dorian Ulrey, 7:55.56 – 2009), 5,000 meters (Alistair Cragg, 13:42.95 – 2004) and high jump (Ray Doakes, 7-7.25 – 1994).

Eight members of this year’s team have won an SEC title during their respective careers. That list includes Tarik Batchelor (long jump – 2011), Neil Braddy (4x400m – 2011), Drew Butler (DMR – 2010), Michael Chinchar (DMR – 2009, 2010), Marek Niit (4x400m – 2011), Andrew Pennington (DMR – 2010), Duncan Phillips (DMR – 2009) and Ben Skidmore (4x400m – 2011).

The 2012 SEC Indoor Championships, hosted by the University of Kentucky, will be contested Feb. 24-26 at the Nutter Field House in Lexington. The meet will air as part of a 90-minute show on ESPNU on Sunday, March 11 from 4-5:30 p.m. (CT). ESPN3 will stream the conference meet during the following times: Saturday, Feb. 25 – 1:05-6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 26 – 12:25-4 p.m.

Kentucky will stream live the portions of the SEC Indoor Championships not on ESPN3. For more information regarding Razorback track and field or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

Arkansas’ All-Time SEC Indoor Event Champions

200 Meters (2/2)Jimmy French – 1992 Wallace Spearmon, Jr. – 2005

400 Meters (2/1)Calvin Davis – 1993, 1994

800 Meters (5/4)Brandon Rock – 1995 Seneca Lassiter – 1998, 1999James Karanu – 2000 Alex McClary – 2009

Mile (10/9)Niall Bruton – 1992Matt Mitchell – 1993Graham Hood – 1995Ryan Wilson – 1996 Matt Kerr – 1998 Michael Power – 1999 Alistair Cragg – 2003Said Ahmed – 2005, 2006Dorian Ulrey – 2009

3,000 Meters (13/8)Jason Bunston – 1993, 1994Graham Hood – 1995Ryan Wilson – 1996, 1997, 1998 Michael Power – 1999 Alistair Cragg – 2003, 2004Peter Kosgei – 2005 Josphat Boit – 2006 Dorian Ulrey – 2009, 2010

5,000 Meters (15/9)Frank Hanley – 1992, 1994 Godfrey Siamusiye – 1995, 1996Sean Kaley – 1997, 1998, 1999Andrew Begley – 2000 Murray Link – 2001Daniel Lincoln – 2002, 2003Alistair Cragg – 2004Peter Kosgei – 2005, 2006Scott MacPherson – 2010

55-Meter Hurdles (2/1)Chris Phillips – 1992, 1994

4×400-Meter Relay (1)Chris Bilbrew/Neil Braddy/Marek Niit/Ben Skidmore – 2011

DMR (13)Brian Baker/Niall Bruton/Graham Hood/Derrick Thompson – 1994 Graham Hood/Curtis McIntyre/Brandon Rock/Chris Wilson – 1995Jeremy Huffman/Seneca Lassiter/David Levy/Hubert Loudermilk – 1997 D’Marcus Brown/Matt Kerr/Seneca Lassiter/Jeremy Huffman – 1998 Samuel Glover/James Karanu/Seneca Lassiter/Ryan Travis – 1999Andrew Beasley/James Karanu/Josh Landreth/Ryan Travis – 2000 Kevin Baker/Dirk Heinze/Sharif Karie/Chris Mulvaney – 2001Said Ahmed/James Hatch/Chris Mulvaney/Michael Taylor – 2002Ryan Botha/Chris Mulvaney/Michael Taylor/Sam Vazquez – 2004Said Ahmed/Michael Grant/Harun Iman/Brian Roe – 2005Chris Bilbrew/Micky Cobrin/Daniel LaCava/Alex McClary – 2008 Michael Chinchar/Alex McClary/Jake Stephens/Duncan Phillips – 2009Drew Butler/Michael Chinchar/Andrew Pennington/Dorian Ulrey – 2010

Long Jump (8/4)Erick Walder – 1992, 1993, 1994Robert Howard – 1997, 1998Alain Bailey – 2008, 2010 Tarik Batchelor – 2011

Triple Jump (10/7)Brian Wellman – 1992 Erick Walder – 1993, 1994Jerome Romain – 1995 Robert Howard – 1997 Melvin Lister – 2000Jaanus Uudmae – 2005, 2006Nkosinza Balumbu – 2007, 2008

High Jump (8/3)Ray Doakes – 1993, 1994, 1995Matt Hemingway – 1995 Kenny Evans – 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Shot Put (1/1)Marcus Clavelle – 2000



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