FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorbacks Daniel LaCava and Spencer McCorkel earned weekly awards given out by the Southeastern Conference, it was announced on Tuesday.
LaCava, a junior from Hurst, Texas, earned SEC Runner of the Week honors after winning the 3,000 meters at the Arkansas Invitational this weekend. Back from being sidelined in 2007 with a severe illness, he took more than 30 seconds off his 3,000-meter time when he clocked an 8:05.01 to win the championship heat of the event. He was also .01 seconds off of the NCAA provisional-qualifying time in his first collegiate 3,000-meter race.
McCorkel, a freshman from Bryant, Ark., was named the SEC Freshman of the Week after finishing second in the pole vault. He cleared the cross bar set at 17-0.75 and finished the pole vault in second place in his Razorback debut. His clearance sits at No. 7 on the national list and is an NCAA provisional-qualifying mark. His mark is also seventh-best all-time at Arkansas.
Arkansas will return to the track Jan. 25-26 for the Razorback Invitational. Log on to www.hogwired.com for more news about Razorback track and field.