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Hogs look to defend SEC title

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Hogs look to defend SEC title

FAYETTEVILLE – No. 25 Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field will begin the championship portion of the 2010 outdoor season with the SEC Championships, Thurs.-Sun., May 13-16, at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium, in Knoxville, Tenn.

Live results and a meet recap can be found at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The 2010 SEC Championships will air on ESPNU May 25, at 8 p.m.

In the current USTFCCCA ranking, the Razorbacks are listed at No. 25. Arkansas is one of eight SEC schools in the top 25. Florida is No. 3, LSU is No. 7, Auburn is No. 8, Ole Miss is No. 12, Mississippi State is No. 13, South Carolina is No. 16 and Georgia is No. 23.

Freshman Eric Fernandez is the SEC leader at 10,000 meters and senior Alain Bailey is the SEC leader in the long jump. Fernandez’s time of 28:37.77 is the fastest by a freshman this season and ranks No. 7 in the NCAA. Bailey’s jump of 26-2.75 is No. 2 in the NCAA.

On the track this weekend, Arkansas will be in the hunt for its 25th conference outdoor team title, its 16th SEC outdoor team title, its 95th conference team title overall (cross country, indoor and outdoor) and its 50th SEC team title overall (cross country, indoor and outdoor).

At the 2009 SEC Outdoor Championships, Arkansas student-athletes picked up six individual titles: 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). In the team race, Arkansas defeated Florida, 141-129, in Gainesville, Fla. The Razorbacks added to their winning point total with two runner-up finishes from Nkosinza Balumbu (triple jump) and Andy McClary (1,500 meters).

Download: 5.13-16.10 Men SECs.pdf



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