FAYETTEVILLE – Based on her performance last weekend at the 54th Annual Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., Dominique Scott was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week as announced by the league office Tuesday. This marks the second conference recognition for Scott in the past two weeks.
Running in the ‘A’ section of the 5,000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays, Scott finished in sixth place with a time of 16:12.69. Her time is the fastest ever by an Arkansas freshman at the distance. She is currently ranked No. 3 in the SEC and No. 32 in the NCAA in the event. Scott owns the nation’s second-fastest time by a freshman this season at 5,000 meters.
The Cape Town, South Africa, native was previously selected as the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week on April 10 for her work in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational. With her time of 33:54.95 in the long-distance event, she is ranked second in the SEC and No. 26 in the nation.
Arkansas is the No. 9 team in the April 24 release of the USTFCCCA national poll. The SEC is second in the nation with five teams ranked in the top 25. The Razorbacks are joined in this week’s rankings by LSU, Florida, Tennessee and Georgia.
Entering the fifth weekend of the outdoor season, Arkansas has five SEC-leading performances and four top-10 NCAA marks. The Razorbacks’ conference leaders are Regina George in the 400 meters, Kristen Gillespie in the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters, Grace Heymsfield in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Tina Sutej in the pole vault. Sutej is the NCAA leader in the pole vault at 4.55m/14-11, Gillespie is second at 1,500 meters (4:13.41) and 10th at 5,000 meters (15:48.91) while George owns the third-fastest time at 400 meters (52.05).
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