FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Five-time All-America performer and reigning U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Track and Field National Athlete of the Week Sandi Morris has been named Southeastern Conference Field Athlete of the Week the league office announced this afternoon. This marks the third time in her career that Morris has earned a SEC indoor weekly honor.
The senior earned the honor for her record-breaking performance in the pole vault that helped lead the No. 3 Arkansas women’s track and field team the team title at the Razorback Invite at the Randal Tyson Track Center Jan 30-31. The Razorbacks finished with 111 points, 27 points better than second place Florida.
For the third time this season Morris gave the home fans a show in the pole vault. The senior won her third pole vault title at the Randal Tyson Track Center, her fourth overall on the season, with a mark of 15-3 to set a new personal-best and program record. The Greenville, S.C. native’s mark also gave her the No. 2 mark in college history and the best height not achieved at altitude.
Morris and the No. 3 Razorbacks will now head to Albuquerque, N.M. for the New Mexico Invite on Saturday, Feb. 7, before returning home to host a talented field in the 2015 Tyson Invitational (Feb. 13-14) at the Randal Tyson Track Center..
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SEC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Sandi Morris
- Named the USTFCCCA Division I Women’s National Athlete of the Week on Tuesday morning.
- Gave Razorback fans another show this weekend in the women’s pole vault, capturing the event at the Razorback Invitational.
- Posted a mark of 15-3 to set a new personal-best and program record.
- The senior’s mark gave her the No. 2 mark in collegiate history and the best height not achieved at altitude.
- Took three attempts at breaking the collegiate record, currently held by Demi Payne of Stephen F. Austin (15-7), but came up just short.
Fayetteville, the “Track Capital of the World”, will be at the center of the track and field universe on the weekend of March 13-14 as the Razorbacks will host the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center, the home of the “Fastest Indoor Track in the World”. Since the facility’s opening in 2000, Arkansas and the Randal Tyson Track Center have hosted the event 11 times, including nine straight seasons and 11 of the last 13 championships.
A two-day, all-session ticket to the NCAA Indoor Championships is $40 for reserved seating and $30 for general admission adult ticket.
Season tickets and NCAA all-session passes are available online at HERE, by contacting the Razorback Athletics Ticket Center via phone at (800) 982-HOGS or in person at the Razorback Athletics Ticket Center, located just east of Baum Stadium at 1295 S. Razorback Rd. in Fayetteville.