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NCAA’s best at SEC Indoors

BY ANDRES FOCIL
NCAA’s best at SEC Indoors

FAYETTEVILLE – No. 6 Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field will begin the championships portion of the 2010 indoor season with the hosting of the SEC Indoor Championships, at the Randal Tyson Track Center, Fri.-Sun., Feb. 26-28.

Events will be held Fri.-Sun., Feb. 26-28, 2010. Friday, multi-events will start 1 p.m. Saturday, field events are at 10 a.m., running events start at 1:30 p.m. and multi-events are at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, field events are at 10 a.m. and running events are at 12:35 p.m.

Alabama, No. 9 Auburn, No. 3 Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, No. 7 LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, No. 4 Tennessee and Vanderbilt will be competing with the Hogs at the Randal Tyson Track Center this weekend.

The ESPNU championship highlight show will air Thurs., March 11 at 8 p.m. CST on ESPNU. SEC Weekly TV will also be devoting a show to the championship. SEC Weekly TV airs Tuesdays at 5 p.m. CST on ESPNU and repeats a few times during the week. Some of the clips from SEC Weekly TV are also posted on SECSports.com.

Live results and a live stream can be found at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. A complete meet recap will available at ArkansasRazorbacks.com and SECSports.com shortly after the final event on each day of competition.

The Razorbacks are ranked No. 6 in the current coaches’ association poll. Arkansas is one of five Southeastern Conference women’s teams in the top 25. The Florida Gators are No. 3, the Tennessee Lady Vols are No. 4, the LSU Tigers are No. 5 and the Auburn Tigers are No. 9.

On the track this weekend, Arkansas will be in the hunt for its 20th SEC team title overall (cross country, indoor and outdoor) and its third SEC indoor team title. The razorbacks hold 13 SEC cross country titles, three indoor titles and three outdoor titles since joining the league in 1991-92.

At the 2009 SEC Indoor Championships, the Razorbacks finished third with 97 points behind Tennessee (111) and LSU (105). The Hogs picked up event wins in the 5,000 meters (Christine Kalmer) and the long jump (Peter-Gaye Beckford). Arkansas also had runner-up finishes in the 5,000 meters, the 4×400-meter and the distance medley relays.

Arkansas student-athletes senior Karen Thomas, junior Shelise Williams, junior Edina Brooks and freshman Regina George hold the leading time in the NCAA and the SEC in the 4×400-meter relay (3:32.87). Williams also has the SEC’s top time in the 400 meters (52.43).

Download: 2.26-28.10 SECs.pdf



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