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    Arkansas Men, Women Win 2013 SEC Indoor Championships

    By: Sean Cartell
    Twitter: @SEC_Sean
    SEC Digital Network

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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 1 Arkansas men and the No. 3 Razorback women took home the 2013 Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

    The Arkansas men won their league-leading 19th all-time SEC Indoor Track and Field Championship and their eighth in the last nine years. The Razorbacks scored 152.5 total team points, while Florida was second with 117 points and Texas A&M was third with 88.5 points.

    “I am just very, very pleased with my athletes and my coaches,” Arkansas men’s head coach Chris Bucknam said. “They’ve worked awfully hard to get to this point. It was a big win for our program. They put the work in, they competed hard, and to be able to have our best day on the final day means a lot.”

    The Arkansas women won their first SEC Indoor Track and Field Championship since 2003 and the Razorbacks’ fourth all-time crown with 114.5 total team points. LSU was second with 109.5 points, while Texas A&M was third with 88 points.

    “It’s a cherished moment,” Arkansas women’s head coach Lance Harter said. “As I just told the kids, ‘If you can freeze this moment and savor it, then do it.’ In this conference, these are hard to come by and we don’t want to ever take them for granted. I hope our kids enjoy the time because they are really special.”

    The Cliff Harper Trophies, awarded to the league’s high-point scorers, went to Texas A&M’s Henry Lelei and LSU’s Kimberlyn Duncan.

    Florida’s Eddie Lovett won his third consecutive SEC indoor 60-meter hurdles title in a personal-best, collegiate-leading and SEC-meet record time of 7.54. He became the first three-time SEC indoor hurdles champion since South Carolina’s Terrence Trammell won the 55-meter hurdles in 1998 and 1999 and followed with a victory in the 60-meter hurdles in 2000. Lovett broke the previous meet record set by Alabama’s Ron Bramlett in both 2001 and 2002.

    LSU’s Denise Hinton claimed the first SEC indoor women’s weight throw title in program history, topping the field with a mark of 21.19m/69-6.25.

    LSU’s Jasmin Stowers ran the third-fastest time in the NCAA this season at 8.06 to claim her third consecutive SEC women’s 60-meter hurdles title. She became the first person to accomplish that feat since LSU’s Lolo Jones did so from 2002-04.

    Missouri true freshman Markesh Woodson won the Tigers’ first-ever SEC individual track and field title, capturing the men’s 60-meter dash in a career-best time of 6.60. In the race, he defeated two past SEC Champions from Auburn – Marcus Rowland (2010) and Harry Adams (2012).

    LSU’s Kimberlyn Duncan took home her first SEC indoor 60-meter title, besting the field in a time of 7.24. She then captured her third consecutive SEC 200-meter indoor crown in a time of 22.54. That collegiate-leading and world-leading time was the best by a collegian since 2008. Duncan became just the second person in SEC history to win three career SEC indoor 200m crowns. LSU’s Muna Lee won three in a row from 2001-03.

    Kentucky’s Matt Hillenbrand won the men’s mile event in a time of 4:01.55, besting defending SEC Champion Patrick Rono, of Arkansas, who finished as the runner-up in a time of 4:01.79. Hillenbrand became the first Kentucky athlete to win the men’s mile since David Freeman took home the title in 2004.

    Florida’s Cory McGee won her second SEC women’s mile title, clocking a time of 4:35.33, while teammate Agata Strausa was third in 4:38.03. McGee, who also won in 2011, gave Florida its third championship in the women’s mile in the last four years.

    Texas A&M’s Deon Lendore, who on Saturday set a world-leading time of 45.15 in the preliminaries, won the men’s 400-meter dash in a time of 45.23. He currently ranks No. 5 on the all-time collegiate list.

    Arkansas’ Regina George captured the women’s 400-meter dash in a time of 51.40, which is a collegiate-leading time. She bested her own previous collegiate-leading time of 51.47 that she ran in the prelims on Saturday. George currently ranks No. 9 on the all-time collegiate list. The Razorbacks have won three of the last four SEC indoor women’s 400m titles, as Shelise Williams won in both 2010 and 2011.

    Arkansas’ Tarik Batchelor won the men’s triple jump with a winning leap of 16.53m/54-2.75, defeating defending champion Omar Craddock of Florida. Batchelor became the first non-Florida athlete to win the SEC men’s indoor triple jump title since Arkansas’ Nkosinza Balumbu won his second consecutive crown in 2008.

    Texas A&M’s Henry Lelei took home the men’s 5,000-meter run title in a time of 13:54.33. He completed the impressive 3K/5K double after winning the men’s 3,000-meter run on Saturday. Kentucky’s Luis Orta accomplished that same feat at last season’s championships.

    Florida’s Sean Obinwa won the men’s 800-meter run in a time of 1:48.40, becoming the first Gator to claim the event since Mark Everett won in 1990.

    LSU’s Charlene Lipsey turned in a collegiate-leading time of 2:02.48 to win her second consecutive women’s 800-meter run title. She became the first two-time winner in the event since Tennessee’s Phoebe Wright won back-to-back in 2009 and 2010.

    Arkansas sophomore Andrew Irwin claimed the men’s indoor pole vault title for the second consecutive year with a leap of 5.60m/18-4.50. He is the first back-to-back winner since Tennessee’s Michael Hogue won three in a row from 2006-08.

    LSU’s Aaron Ernest captured the men’s 200-meter dash in a collegiate-leading and world-leading time of 20.53. That performance came a day after setting the previous collegiate-leading and world-leading times of 20.59 in Saturday’s preliminaries. Ernest is the first LSU athlete to win the men’s 200m since Kelly Willie captured the event in 2006.

    Auburn’s Stephen Saenz won the men’s shot put with a season-best toss of 19.70m/64-7.75, becoming just the second Tiger to win an indoor shot put championship, joining Edis Elkasevic, who won in 2005.

    South Carolina’s Jeannelle Scheper captured the women’s high jump championship with a leap of 1.87m/6-1.50. She became the first-ever South Carolina athlete to win an indoor SEC title in the women’s high jump and she bested last year’s champion Krystle Schade of Alabama, who placed second on Sunday with a mark of 1.84m/6-0.50.

    Texas A&M’s LaQue Moen-Davis won the women’s triple jump with a leap of 13.46m/44-2.  

    LSU’s Laura Carleton claimed the women’s 5,000-meter run championship in a time of 16:18.20, making her just the second person in LSU history to win an SEC women’s distance event indoors. The only other such victory was Christine Slythe’s win in the women’s mile in 1985.

    Arkansas captured the men’s distance medley relay in a time of 9:50.67, while Florida won the women’s distance medley relay in 11:13.45.

    In the men’s 4x400-meter relay, Texas A&M’s quartet of Ricky Babineaux, Aldrich Bailey, Carlyle Roudette and Lendore set an SEC meet record time of 3:04.18. The Aggies broke the previous meet record time of 3:04.75, set by Florida in 2005.

    The Arkansas women took home the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 3:29.60 to clinch the team title for the Razorbacks. The quartet consisted of George, Sparkle McKnight, Gwendolyn Flowers and Chrishuna Williams.

    The NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships are scheduled to take place March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark.

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    2013 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships Day Three Agate

    Men’s Team Standings (final):
    1. Arkansas 152.5; 2. Florida 117; 3. Texas A&M 88.5; 4. Georgia 56; 5. LSU 44; 6. Auburn 41; 7. Alabama 40; T8. Missouri 32; T8. Tennessee 32; 10. Kentucky 30; 11. Ole Miss 22; 12. South Carolina 7.

    Women’s Team Standings (final): 1. Arkansas 114.5; 2. LSU 109.5; 3. Texas A&M 88; 4. Florida 87.5; 5. Georgia 52.5; 6. South Carolina 50; 7. Kentucky 34; 8. Tennessee 29; 9. Missouri 28; 10. Alabama 25; 11. Mississippi State 18; 12. Ole Miss 11; 13. Auburn 9; 14. Vanderbilt 5.

    Cliff Harper Trophy (men): Henry Lelei, Texas A&M
    Cliff Harper Trophy (women): Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU

    Women’s Weight Throw (top-8 finishers): 1. Denise Hinton, LS 21.19m/69-6.25; 2. Brea Garrett, AM 20.10m/65-11.50; 3. Kearsten Peoples, MU 19.81m/65-0; 4. Jayla Bostic, UF 19.81m/65-0; 5. Jazmin Miller, UM 19.34m/63-5.50; 6. Bethany Pfeiffer, MU 19.16m/62-10.50; 7. Jessie Harrison, UT 18.93m/62-1.25; 8. Becky Famurewa, UK 18.75m/61-6.25.

    Men’s 60-Meter Hurdles: 1. Eddie Lovett, UF 7.54; 2. Wayne Davis, AM 7.65; 3. Caleb Cross, AR 7.72; 4. Keith Hayes, UK 7.82; 5. Joshua Thompson, LS 8.01; 6. Terry Benson, UT; 7. Darryl Bradshaw, UK 8.05; 8. Kenneth Minkah, AM 8.09.

    Women’s 60-Meter Hurdles: 1. Jasmin Stowers, LS 8.06; 2. Donique Flemings, AM 8.20; 3. Kierre Beckles, SC 8.24; 4. Ugonna Ndu, UF 8.31; 5. Ivanique Kemp, AR 8.35; 6. Shanekia Hall, LS 8.38; 7. Erica Bougard, MS 8.51; --. Samantha Scarlett, AU DQ.

    Men’s 60m Dash: 1. Markesh Woodson, MU 6.60; 2. Marcus Rowland, AU 6.63; 3. Hugh Graham, UF 6.65; 4. Harry Adams, AU 6.66; 5. Prezel Hardy, AM 6.70; 6. Aaron Ernest, LS 6.71. 7. Antwan Wright, UF 6.78.

    Women’s 60m Dash: 1. Kimberlyn Duncan, LS 7.24; 2. Ashley Collier, AM 7.26; 3. Jennifer Madu, AM 7.34; 4. Shayla Sanders, UF 7.36; 5. Asia Cooper, UM 7.40; 6. Ashton Purvis, AM 7.41; 7. Keilah Tyson, UK 7.46; 8. Kai Selvon, AU 9.30.

    Men’s Mile (top-8 finishers): 1. Matt Hillenbrand, UK 4:01.55; 2. Patrick Rono, AR 4:01.79; 3. Robbie Farnham-Rose, UA 4:02.34; 4. Kemoy Campbell, AR 4:03.57; 5. Kane Grimster, AU 4:05.84; 6. Cameron Efurd, AR 4:06.38; 7. Robert Razick, SC 4:06.47; 8. Merid Seleshi, MU 4:07.21.

    Women’s Mile (top-8 finishers): 1. Cory McGee, UF 4:35.33; 2. Laura Roxberg, MU 4:36.02; 3. Agata Strausa, UF 4:38.03; 4. Cally Macumber, UK 4:43.00; 5. Grace Heymsfield, AR 4:43.16; 6. Keri Wood, AR 4:43.58; 7. Stella Christoforou, UG 4:44.46; 8. Jessica Kamilos, AR 4:45.05.  

    Men’s 400m: 1. Deon Lendore, AM 45.23; 2. Hugh Graham, UF 45.67; 3. Anton Kokorin, AR 46.38; 4. Ricky Babineaux, AM 46.57; 5. Travis Southard, AR 47.11; 6. Caleb Williams, LS 47.28; 7. Clayton Gravesande, SC 47.36; 8. Eric Janise, AR 55.97.

    Women’s 400m: 1. Regina George, AR 51.40; 2. Kamaria Brown, AM 52.16; 3. Shaunae Miller, UG 52.21; 4. Erika Rucker, SC 52.22; 5. Ebony Eutsey, UF 52.53; 6. Sparkle McKnight, AR 52.77; 7. Ibukun Mayungbe, AM 52.86; 8. Jody-Ann Muir, MS 53.22.

    Men’s Triple Jump (top-8 finishers): 1. Tarik Batchelor, AR 16.53m/54-2.75; 2. Omar Craddock, UF 16.49m/54-1.25; 3. Marquis Dendy, UF 16.25m/53-3.75; 4. Anthony May, AR 16.02m/52-6.75; 5. Jonathan Reid, UA 15.93m/52-3.25; 6. Morris Kersh, UM 15.84m/51-11.75; 7. Ricky Robertson, UM 15.83m/51-11.25; 8. Jonathon Ilori, MU 15.37m/50-5.25.

    Men’s 5,000m Run: 1. Henry Lelei, AM 13:54.33; 2. Stanley Kebenei, AR 14:03.60; 3. Josh Izewski, UF 14:06.67; 4. Solomon Haile, AR 14:08.75; 5. Mark Parrish, UF 14:12.08; 6. Max Storms, MU 14:14.20; 7. Matt Cleaver, UG 14:14.72; 8. Jimmy Clark, UF 14:15.49.

    Men’s 800m Run: 1. Sean Obinwa, UF 1:48.40; 2. Charles Grethen, UG 1:49.13; 3. Tomas Squella, AR 1:49.14; 4. Ryan Thomas, AR 1:49.25; 5. Hector Hernandez, Texas A&M 1:49.66; 6. Keffri Neal, UK 1:50.24; 7. James Bonn, AM 1:50.37; 8. Leoman Momoh, AR 1:56.40.

    Women’s 800m Run: 1. Charlene Lipsey, LS 2:02.48; 2. Natoya Goule, LS 2:03.08; 3. Nijgia Snapp, UT 2:05.97; 4. Megan Malasarte, UG 2:06.39; 5. Allison Peare, UK 2:06.45; 6. Yanique Malcolm, UA 2:06.87; 7. Martine Borge, AR 2:07.62; 8. Kimberley Ficenec, UA 2:07.78.

    Men’s Pole Vault (top-8 finishers): 1. Andrew Irwin, AR 5.60m/18-4.50; 2. Jake Blankenship, UT 5.55m/18-2.50; 3. Andreas Duplantis, LS 5.42m/17-9.25; 4. Chase Brannon, UT 5.32m/17-5.50; T5. Chase Wolfle, AM 5.2m/17-1.50; T5. Kevin Lazas 5.22m/17-1.50; 7. Sam Kendricks, UM 5.22m/17-1.50; 8. Jaora Johnson, LS 5.22m/17-1.50.

    Men’s 200m Dash: 1. Aaron Ernest, LS 20.53; 2. Dedric Dukes, UF 20.70; 3. Ameer Webb, AM 20.75; 4. Diondre Batson, UA 20.81; 5. Akheem Gauntlett, AR 20.84; 6. Michael Bryan, AM 20.93; 7. Marcus Rowland, AU 20.96; 8. Prezel Hardy, AM 21.10.

    Women’s 200m Dash: 1. Kimberlyn Duncan, LS 22.54; 2. Ashton Purvis, AM 22.70; 3. Kamaria Brown, AM 22.73; 4. Regina George, AR 23.17; 5. Ashley Collier, AM 23.22; 6. Ebony Eutsey, UF 23.60; 7. Tynia Gaither, UG 23.96.

    Men’s Shot Put (top-8 finishers): 1. Stephen Saenz, AU 19.70m/64-7.75; 2. Caleb Whitener, UG 19.13m/62-9.25; 3. Nick Vena, UG 19.04m/62-5.75; 4. Brad Szypka, UK 18.83m/61-9.50; 5. Matthew Hoty, UT 18.56m/60-10.75; 6. Brooks Mosier, MU 17.73m/58-2; 7. Petr Novotny, UG 17.43m/57-2.25; 8. Rodney Brown, LS 17.20m/56-5.25.

    Women’s High Jump (top-8 finishers): 1. Jeannelle Scheper, SC 1.87m/6-1.50; 2. Krystle Schade, UA 1.84m/6-0.50; 3. Taylor Burke, UF 1.84m/6-0.50; 4. Makeba Alcide, AR 1.84m/6-0.50; T5. Saniel Atkinson, UG 1.80m/5-10.75; T5. Kirsten Hesseltine, AR 1.80m/5-10.75; 7. Brionne Williams, VU 1.80m/5-10.75; 8. Maya Pressley, AU 1.75m/5-8.75.

    Women’s Triple Jump (top-8 finishers): 1. LaQue Moen-Davis, AM 13.46m/44-2; 2. Keri Emanuel, LS 13.46m/44-2; 3. Ciarra Brewer, UF 13.35m/43-9.75; 4. Lynnika Pitts, LS 13.33m/43-9; 5. Tamara Myers, AR 13.06m/42-10.25; 6. Erica Bougard, MS 12.73m/41-9.25; 7. Jordan Wilson, AM 12.71m/41-8.50; 8. Lucie Ondraschkova, UG 12.63m/41-5.25.

    Women’s 5,000m Run (top-8 finishers): 1. Laura Carleton, LS 16:18.20; 2. Kayla Lampe, SC 16:19.02; 3. Diane Robison, AR 16:24.19; 4. Chelsea Oswald, UK 16:24.42; 5. Dominique Scott, AR 16:35.02; 6. Shannon Klenke, AR 16:36.57; 7. Semehar Tesfaye, AR 16:43.45; 8. Leslie Boozer, UG 16:50.78.

    Men’s Distance Medley Relay (top-8 finishers): 1. Arkansas 9:50.67; 2. Texas A&M 9:51.10; 3. Florida 9:52.03; 4. Kentucky 9:53.17; 5. Tennessee 9:56.52; 6. Alabama 9:57.17; 7. Auburn 9:57.79; 8. Missouri 9:59.39.

    Women’s Distance Medley Relay (top-8 finishers): 1. Florida 11:13.45; 2. Arkansas 11:14.41; 3. LSU 11:23.01; 4. Tennessee 11:23.77; 5. Georgia 11:25.25; 6. Vanderbilt 11:25.57; 7. Ole Miss 11:30.13; 8. Alabama 11:32.52.

    Men’s 4x400m Relay (top-8 finishers): 1. Texas A&M 3:04.18; 2. Florida 3:04.31; 3. LSU 3:07.86; 4. Alabama 3:09.72; 5. Tennessee 3:10.83; 6. Georgia 3:11.04; 7. Ole Miss 3:12.17; 8. Auburn 3:13.42.

    Women’s 4x400m Relay (top-8 finishers): 1. Arkansas 3:29.60; 2. South Carolina 3:33.68; 3. LSU 3:35.01; 4. Texas A&M 3:35.33; 5. Mississippi State 3:39.28; 6. Tennessee 3:39.40; 7. Kentucky 3:41.38; 8. Ole Miss 3:44.95.