Lincoln Named SEC Athlete of the Week; Hogs Mo
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After finishing first at the Missouri Southern Invitational in Joplin, Mo., junior All-American Daniel Lincoln was named Southeastern Conference Male Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league office Tuesday. Lincoln recorded a career-best time of 23:55.20 in the 8,000-meter race.
“Any time you’re an athlete of the week in the SEC, you’re pretty good,” Arkansas head coach John McDonnell said. “The SEC has a lot of great distance runners and Daniel Lincoln is one of them. He ran very well for his first meet of the season and I’m happy for the guy.”
Lincoln’s top finish was his third, first-place career finish and it helped lead the Hogs to claim their second consecutive team victory for the 2002 season with 24 points.
With their second win for the season, Arkansas moved up to second place with 423 points and three first place votes in the MONDO NCAA Division I Men’s Poll. Stanford is ranked first with 442 points and 10 first place votes, while Colorado is ranked third with 423 points and two first place votes. Previously, the Hogs had been ranked third behind Stanford and Colorado.
Lincoln and the rest of the Razorbacks will have the opportunity to compete again at Oklahoma State’s Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla., on October 5, before they host the Chile Pepper Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., on October 19.
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