Arkansas Tied for Lead with Sweep in 10K; Crag
BY ANDRES FOCIL
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Arkansas got off to an outstanding start at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships as they tallied 29 points to tie for the lead with a one, two, three, six and seven finish in the 10,000-meter run and qualified seven runners in preliminary events.
Tennessee also has 29 points, followed by Georgia with 28 and Auburn with 17 points.
The Razorbacks dominated the 10K as junior Alistair Cragg blew away the rest of the field and captured his third SEC individual title with a career-best and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 28:42.72. His time also broke a 21-year old SEC meet record by nearly four seconds. The previous record of 28:46.00 was held by Mark Nenow from Kentucky in 1981. Additionally, Cragg’s time puts him at fifth on UA’s all-time outdoor top 10 list in the event and he became the 10th Razorback to win the event in 11 years.
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