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    SEC Announces 2013 Indoor Track and Field Awards

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Highlighting the outstanding performers of the 2013 indoor season, the Southeastern Conference on Friday announced its 2013 Indoor Track and Field Awards, as voted on by the league’s head coaches.

    The men’s award winners include: Deon Lendore, Texas A&M (Men’s Runner of the Year), Marquis Dendy, Florida (Men’s Field Athlete of the Year); Markesh Woodson, Missouri (Men’s Freshman Runner of the Year); Jake Blankenship, Tennessee (Men’s Freshman Field Athlete of the Year) and Chris Bucknam, Arkansas (Men’s Coach of the Year).

    The women’s award winners include: Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU (Women’s Runner of the Year); Makeba Alcide, Arkansas (Women’s Field Athlete of the Year); Shaunae Miller, Georgia (Women’s Freshman Runner of the Year); LaQue Moen-Davis, Texas A&M (Women’s Freshman Field Athlete of the Year) and Lance Harter, Arkansas (Women’s Coach of the Year).

    Lendore was part of two world-leading times at the SEC Indoor Championships, winning the 400-meter dash in a time of 45.23 after posting a world-leading 45.15 in the prelims. He also anchored Texas A&M to a world-leading, SEC meet record and Aggie school record time of 3:04.18 in the 4x400-meter relay with a 44.50 split. His 400-meter time went down as the fifth-fastest in collegiate history and he also was part of the fifth-fastest 4x400-meter relay in collegiate history.

    Dendy earned his second consecutive SEC indoor crown in the men’s long jump with a personal-best and school-record leap of 8.25m/27-0.75, which also went down as the SEC meet record and the best jump in the world this season. In the triple jump, he posted a personal-best mark of 16.25m/53-3.75, moving to fourth in the NCAA this season. He finished the meet as the runner-up for the Cliff Harper Trophy, recognizing the league’s high-points scorer, with 16 total points.

    Woodson was the SEC champion in the 60-meter dash, clocking a personal-best time of 6.60, which currently ranks third nationally. He tied the Missouri school record in the men’s 60-meter dash in his first meet of the season and has since broken that record four times. He became the first Missouri athlete to win an SEC individual track and field title and did so by defeating two past SEC Champions – Marcus Rowland and Harry Adams, both of Auburn.

    Blankenship placed second at the SEC Indoor Championships in the pole vault with a lifetime best mark of 5.55m/18-2.50. He broke legendary Vol and Olympic silver medalist Lawrence Johnson’s UT freshman record on three occasions during the season and also ranks third all-time at Tennessee in the event. He won three consecutive and four overall meet titles in the event during the regular season. Blankenship currently ranks fifth nationally in the pole vault and second among freshmen.

    Duncan was the SEC Indoor Champion in the women’s 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash, earning the Cliff Harper Trophy as the SEC’s high-points scorer with 21.5 points at the league championships. She set back-to-back indoor personal-best times of 22.71 in the prelims and 22.54 in the finals to win her third consecutive SEC indoor title in the 200 meters as the new NCAA and World leader for 2013. Her time of 22.54 also ranks No. 5 on the NCAA’s all-time indoor list in the 200 meters. Duncan won her first career 60-meter title with a time of 7.24 in the finals, while also ranking No. 2 in the NCAA in the event with a seasonal-best 7.16, set at the Armory Collegiate Invitational. She also ran the second leg on LSU’s bronze-medal-winning 4x400-meter relay team that ran a 2013 best of 3:33.91 to rank No. 6 in the NCAA.

    Alcide was the SEC champion in the women’s pentathlon, helping Arkansas to win its first SEC team title since the 2003 season. Her final score of 4,569 points broke the collegiate record previously held by Brianne Theisen of Oregon (4,555 points). With her performance, Alcide now owns the No. 1 and No. 7 pentathlon scores in collegiate history with both totals coming from this season. She established four personal bests during the five-event competition and broke the SEC meet pentathlon record in the high jump. Alcide broke the SEC Championships meet record, lowered her own school record and set the national record for her native St. Lucia. She also finished fourth in the high jump and scored 15 points towards the team’s final total.

    Miller was third in the women’s 400-meter dash to take third at the SEC Championships in a school-record time of 52.21. It marked the third time she has broken the Georgia all-time mark in the event and she currently is the top freshman and fifth overall on the NCAA performance list in that event. Miller ran a leg on Georgia’s distance medley relay team that set a school record at the SEC Championships with a time of 11:25.25 to take fifth. She also has the second-fastest 200-meter time in school history (23.26), which ranks her as the top freshman in the country and 10th overall.

    Moen-Davis won the SEC women’s triple jump title with a career-best mark of 13.46m/44-2, which currently ranks as the second-best all-time mark at Texas A&M. She is third on the collegiate list in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump. Moen-Davis is the nation’s top freshman in the triple jump and the second-best freshman long jumper nationally.

    Bucknam led his Arkansas men’s team to its league-leading 19th all-time SEC Indoor Track and Field title and eighth in the last nine years with 152.5 total team points.

    Harter directed his Arkansas women’s team to its first SEC Indoor Track and Field team crown since 2003 with 114.5 total team points for the school’s fourth all-time title.

    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 Awards

    Men’s Coach of the Year: Chris Bucknam, Arkansas
    Women’s Coach of the Year: Lance Harter, Arkansas

    Men’s Runner of the Year: Deon Lendore, Texas A&M
    Men’s Field Athlete of the Year: Marquis Dendy, Florida
    Men’s Freshman Runner of the Year: Markesh Woodson, Missouri
    Men’s Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Jake Blankenship, Tennessee

    Women’s Runner of the Year: Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU
    Women’s Field Athlete of the Year: Makeba Alcide, Arkansas
    Women’s Freshman Runner of the Year: Shaunae Miller, Georgia
    Women’s Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: LaQue Moen-Davis, Texas A&M

    Men’s First-Team All-SEC
    Ricky Babineaux, Texas A&M
    Aldrich Bailey, Jr., Texas A&M
    Tarik Batchelor, Arkansas
    Marquis Dendy, Florida
    Cameron Efurd, Arkansas
    Aaron Ernest, LSU
    Nathanael Franks, Arkansas
    Matt Hillenbrand, Kentucky
    Andrew Irwin, Arkansas
    Anthony Leighio, Arkansas
    Henry Lelei, Texas A&M
    Deon Lendore, Texas A&M
    Eddie Lovett, Florida
    Sean Obinwa, Florida
    Ricky Robertson, Ole Miss
    Patrick Rono, Arkansas
    Carlyle Roudette, Texas A&M
    Stephen Saenz, Auburn
    Garrett Scantling, Georgia
    David Triassi, Florida
    Markesh Woodson, Missouri

    Men’s Second-Team All-SEC
    Jake Blankenship, Tennessee
    James Bonn, Texas A&M
    Gregory Coleman, Texas A&M
    Omar Craddock, Florida
    Wayne Davis II, Texas A&M
    Dedric Dukes, Florida
    Damar Forbes, LSU
    Najee Glass, Florida
    Hugh Graham, Jr., Florida
    Charles Grethen, Georgia
    Hector Hernandez, Texas A&M
    Stanley Kebenei, Arkansas
    Anthony May, Arkansas
    Jeremy Postin, Florida
    Patrick Rono, Arkansas
    Marcus Rowland, Auburn
    Leonardo Seymore, Florida
    Maicel Uibo, Georgia
    Caleb Whitener, Georgia

    Men’s SEC All-Freshman Team
    60m: Markesh Woodson, Missouri
    200m: Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, LSU
    400m: Eric Janise, Arkansas
    800m: Tomas Squella, Arkansas
    Mile: Robbie Farnham-Rose, Alabama
    3,000m: Austin Whitelaw, Tennessee
    5,000m: JL Hines, Florida
    60m Hurdles: Joshua Lamers, LSU
    HJ: Justin Fondren, Alabama
    PV: Jake Blankenship, Tennessee
    LJ: Josh McCullan, Alabama
    TJ: Jonathon Ilori, Missouri
    SP: Ashina Miller, Georgia
    WT: Elias Hakansson, Alabama
    HEPT: Maicel Uibo, Georgia

    Women’s First-Team All-SEC
    Makeba Alcide, Arkansas
    Amani Bryant, Florida
    Laura Carleton, LSU
    Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU
    Gwendolyn Flowers, Arkansas
    Regina George, Arkansas
    Denise Hinton, LSU
    Hilenn James, Georgia
    Charlene Lipsey, LSU
    Cally Macumber, Kentucky
    Cory McGee, Florida
    Sparkle McKnight, Arkansas
    LaQue Moen-Davis, Texas A&M
    Alexis Paine, Alabama
    Mandy Perkins, Florida
    Chanice Porter, Georgia
    Jeannelle Scheper, South Carolina
    Jasmin Stowers, LSU
    Agata Strausa, Florida
    Chrishuna Williams, Arkansas

    Women’s Second-Team All-SEC
    Kierre Beckles, South Carolina
    Martine Borge, Arkansas
    Erica Bougard, Mississippi State
    Tyler Brockington, South Carolina
    Kamaria Brown, Texas A&M
    Ashley Collier, Texas A&M
    Keri Emanuel, LSU
    Donique Flemings, Texas A&M
    Brea Garrett, Texas A&M
    Natoya Goule, LSU
    Christal Green, South Carolina
    Grace Heymsfield, Arkansas
    Ivanique Kemp, Arkansas
    Kayla Lampe, South Carolina
    Sandi Morris, Arkansas
    Lucie Ondraschkova, Georgia
    Ashton Purvis, Texas A&M
    Erika Rucker, South Carolina
    Jill Rushin, Missouri
    Laura Roxberg, Missouri
    Krystle Schade, Alabama
    Keri Wood, Arkansas

    Women’s SEC All-Freshman Team
    60m: Jennifer Madu, Texas A&M
    200m: Jennifer Madu, Texas A&M
    400m: Shaunae Miller, Georgia
    800m: Kimberley Ficenec, Alabama
    Mile: Lily Williams, Vanderbilt
    3,000m: Hannah Jumper, Vanderbilt
    5,000m: Kayla Lampe, South Carolina
    60m Hurdles: Samantha Scarlett, Auburn
    HJ: Shanice Hall, LSU
    PV: Jessica Johnson, Auburn
    LJ: Chanice Porter, Georgia
    TJ: LaQue Moen-Davis, Texas A&M
    SP: Valentina Muzaric, Auburn
    WT: Becky Famurewa, Kentucky
    PENT: Therese Jerrnbeck, LSU