FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior Dominique Scott has been named Southeastern Conference Co-Runner of the Week the conference office announced this afternoon. This marks the second time in her career that Scott has earned a SEC indoor weekly honor.
The Capetown, South Africa native earned the award for her solid performance at the 2015 Rod McCravy Memorial at Nutter Field House in Lexington, Ky.
Friday night (Jan. 23), Scott took the baton as the final 1,600-meter leg for the Razorbacks’ distance medley relay team in fourth place. She ran down the anchor legs from Oregon, Baylor and Florida and pulled away for a convincing five-second win over second-place Florida in 11:02.80. The DMR team’s time is currently the fastest in the NCAA and SEC this season.
The next day (Jan. 24), she lined up for the mile and once again blew away the field. Her margin of victory was even bigger in her individual event, as she ran a collegiate-leading 4:32.48 to win by nearly seven seconds over All-American Colleen Quigley of Florida State.
Her 4:32.48 in the mile was a personal-best, a program record, a McCravy Meet record and a Nutter Field House record. Her mark also gave her the No. 1 mark in the NCAA and SEC so far this season.
Scott and the No. 5 Razorbacks return to the track this weekend when they host a highly talented field in the 2015 Razorback Invitational (Jan. 30-31) at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
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Women’s Co-Runner of the Week: Dominique Scott
- Took the baton as the final 1,600-meter leg for the Razorbacks’ distance medley relay team in fourth place at the Rod McCravy Memorial Ran down the anchor legs from Oregon, Baylor and Florida, and pulled away for a convincing five-second win against Florida in 11:02.80.
- The next day, lined up for the mile and once again bested the field.
- Ran a collegiate-leading time of 4:32.48 to win by nearly seven seconds over All-American Colleen Quigley of Florida State.
SEC Track and Field Athletes of the Week (January 27, 2015)
Co-Men’s Runner of the Week: Alex Amankwah, Alabama
Co-Men’s Runner of the Week: Bralon Taplin, Texas A&M
Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Ashinia Miller, Georgia
Men’s Freshman of the Week: KeAndre Bates, Florida
Co-Women’s Runner of the Week: Dominique Scott, Arkansas
Co-Women’s Runner of the Week: Claudia Francis, Florida
Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Kendell Williams, Georgia
Women’s Freshman of the Week: Keturah Orji, Georgia
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.