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Looking back: SEC outdoor event champions

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Looking back: SEC outdoor event champions

FAYETTEVILLE — After a weekend away from the track, the No. 6 Razorbacks begin postseason competition with the SEC Outdoor Championships, set for May 9-12 at Audrey J. Walton Stadium in Columbia, Mo. Last year in Baton Rouge, La., Arkansas’ women finished in third place with 111.50 points and captured the program’s first-ever outdoor title at 400 meters with the first-place effort of Regina George.

Overall, the Razorbacks have won three SEC outdoor team crowns (2000-01, 2004) and 57 event titles since joining the league in 1991-92. Arkansas returns three past champions with George (400m/2012, 4x400m/2010-11), Makeba Alcide (heptathlon/2011) and Gwendolyn Flowers (4x400m/2011).

Arkansas has a program-best eight titles at 5,000 and 10,000 meters with seven wins each at 1,500 and 3,000 meters, the latter of which is no longer a championship event. In the field events, the Razorbacks have six SEC pole vault titles. Former Arkansas standout Tina Sutej owns the SEC Championships record with her NCAA-record clearance of 4.61m/15-1.5 at the 2011 conference meet in Athens, Ga.

The 2013 SEC Championships will be streamed live by ESPN3 on Saturday, May 11 from 3:40-6:45 p.m. (CT), and Sunday, May 12 from 2:50-6:45 p.m. Competition outside of the ESPN3 coverage will be available on MUTigers.com. The 2013 SEC Outdoor Championships will air as part of a 90-minute show on ESPNU on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Dwight Stones and Larry Rawson will handle the play-by-play and color commentary duties, respectively, while Lewis Johnson will be along for trackside reports.

For continued coverage of Arkansas track and field and other University of Arkansas athletics, please log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Keep up with Arkansas cross country and track and field with the team’s sports-specific RazorbackTF Facebook and Twitter pages.

Arkansas’ SEC Outdoor Champions100 Meters (1/1)Veronica Campbell — 2004200 Meters (1/1)Veronica Campbell — 2004400 Meters (1/1)
Regina George – 2012800 Meters (2/2) Tanya Blake — 1994 Aneita Denton — 20051,500 Meters (7/6) Sarah Schwald — 1994 Tracy Robertson — 1998, 2001 Jessica Dailey — 2000 Christin Wurth — 2002 Erica Sigmont — 2005 Dacia Barr — 20073,000 Meters* (7/6) Deena Drossin — 1993 Sarah Schwald — 1994 Megan Flowers — 1996 Amy Yoder — 1997 Tracy Robertson — 1998 Jessica Dailey — 1999-00*no longer a championship event5,000 Meters (8/5) Deena Drossin — 1993 Amy Yoder — 1997, 1999-01 Jessica Dailey — 1998 Andreina Byrd — 2002 Catherine White — 200910,000 Meters (8/5) Michelle Byrne — 1992-93 Amy Yoder — 1999-01 Lilli Kleinmann — 2002 Penny Splichal — 2003 Catherine White — 2009 100m Hurdles (1/1) Kasia Williams — 20053,000m Steeplechase (5/4) Lilli Kleinmann — 2001 Shiloh Whiting — 2003 Maureen Scott — 2004-05 Tiffany Redlarczyk — 20064x400m Relay (2)
George/Jones/Thomas/Williams — 2010
Flowers/
George/Jones/Williams — 2011High Jump (2/2) Jennifer McDonald — 1992 Jessica Johnson — 2003Pole Vault (6/4) April Steiner — 2003 Jodi Unger — 2007 Katie Stripling — 2008-09 Tina Sutej — 2010-11Discus (1/1) Marie LeJour — 2001Heptathlon (5/5) Claire Phythinian — 1995 DeeDee Brown — 2000 GiGi Miller — 2001 Etienne Chaplin — 2009
Makeba Alcide — 2011 (
BOLD — current Razorbacks)



Sports Category : Track & Field (W)