Carroll’s Record-Breaking Performance Earns SE
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the second consecutive week a University of Arkansas track athlete has earned Southeastern Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week honors. Freshman Ahmad Carroll picked up the league honor on Wednesday after posting a record-breaking performance at the Oklahoma Sooner Indoor Invitational last weekend.
Carroll broke the UA school record in the 60-meter dash twice in one day on his way to a first place finish. The Atlanta, Ga., native smashed Kevin Baker’s previous school mark (6.74) in the event by running 6.70 in the preliminary round. Carroll then proceeded to break his own school record with a time of 6.69 in the final. His time also eclipsed the meet record and provisionally qualified him for next month’s NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
Razorback sophomore Alistair Cragg won the SEC award last week after his performance at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa. The sophomore blitzed the field in the 5,000-meter run and posted a collegiate best time of 13:45.51 to earn an automatic qualification to the NCAA Championships.
Carroll, Cragg and the rest of their Razorback teammates will be in action this weekend at the 2002 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center. Action begins on Friday with the pentathlon competition and continues on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets for the 2002 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships are still available and may be purchased by calling the UA ticket office. Tickets will also be available at the Tyson Center ticket office on Saturday and Sunday. The pentathlon competition is open to the public and no admission will be charged on Friday night.
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