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SECs next for women’s track

BY ANDRES FOCIL
SECs next for women’s track

FAYETTEVILLE. – No. 11 Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field will will begin the championship portion of the 2010 outdoor season with the SEC Championships, Thurs.-Sun., May 13-16, at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium, in Knoxville, Tenn.

Live results and a meet recap can be found at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The 2010 SEC Championships will air on ESPNU May 25, at 8 p.m.

In the current USTFCCCA rankings, the Razorbacks are listed at No. 11. Arkansas is one of four SEC schools in the top 25. LSU is No. 2, Florida is No. 10 and Auburn is No. 15.

The 4×400-meter relay (Shelise Williams, Regina George, Edina Brooks and Whitney Jones) leads the NCAA and SEC in the event. Senior Katie Stripling leads the SEC and ranks No. 2 in the NCAA with a school-record clearance of 14-5.5 in the pole vault.

With a fourth-place finish in the team race at the 2009 SEC Outdoor Championships, the Razorbacks have steadily held a top-seven spot in the SEC’s final standings. In the last 10 years, the Hogs’ highest finish came in 2007 with a runner-up placing. The lowest finish came in 2006 with seventh. In that 10-year stretch (1999-2009), Arkansas has won three SEC titles, earned three runner-up finishes and placed third once.

The Razorback scored 96.5 points for a fourth-place finish. Arkansas won four individual titles from Catherine White (5K/10K), Stripling (pole vault) and Etienne Chaplin (heptathlon). Additionally, Williams added a runner-up finish in the 400 meters and Jillian Rosen earned bronze in the 1,500 meters.

Download: 5.13-16.10 Women SECs.pdf



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