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Eight named All-SEC

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Eight named All-SEC

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Southeastern Conference released its All-SEC Teams for the 2009 outdoor track and field season Monday. Eight members of the Razorback men’s track and field team picked up All-SEC honors.

With six individual titles, the Razorbacks won their 93rd conference title overall (cross country, indoor and outdoor), their 24th conference outdoor title and their 15th SEC outdoor title. The Hogs outscored No. 2 Florida, 141-129, in Gainesville.

At the 2009 SEC Outdoor Championships, Arkansas student-athletes picked up six individual titles: Alain Bailey (high jump and long jump), Shawn Forrest (5,000 meters), Scott MacPherson (3,000-meter steeplechase), Alex McClary (800 meters) and Dorian Ulrey (1,500 meters). The Razorbacks added to their winning point total with two runner-up finishes from seniors Nkosinza Balumbu (triple jump) and Andy McClary (1,500 meters).

Bailey (high jump and long jump), Forrest (5,000 meters), MacPherson (3,000-meter steeplechase), Alex McClary (800 meters) and Ulrey (1,500 meters) were named first-team All-SEC for their victories.

Balumbu (triple jump) and Andy McClary (1,500 meters) were named second-team All-SEC for their runner-up finishes. Justin Holmes was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team for his 14th-place finish in the discus.

These eight All-SEC awards are in addition to the SEC Field Athlete of the Year award for Bailey, the SEC Freshman Field Athlete of the Year award for Tarik Batchelor, the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor for Ulrey and the SEC Coach of the Year accolade for Chris Bucknam.

Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field will compete next at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, May 29-30, at the University of Louisville. For more information, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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