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COLUMBIA, Mo. – A number of the nation’s top teams will converge on Columbia, Mo., this week as the 2013 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships are slated to take place at Audrey J. Walton Stadium this Thursday through Sunday, featuring the finest collegiate competition in the sport.
The event begins at 11:30 a.m. CT Thursday, continuing at 11 a.m. CT Friday, 1 p.m. CT Saturday and 1 p.m. CT Sunday.
All-session tickets are available for $20 for adults and $10 for youth that provide admission to each day of the championship. Single-session tickets also can be purchased for each day of the meet for $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Fans can purchase their tickets for the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships today by logging on to http://www.mutigers.com/sectrack/tickets.html.
Live coverage of the meet will air on ESPN3.com on Saturday and Sunday. That coverage will air from 3:40-6:45 p.m. CT Saturday and from 2:50-6:45 p.m. CT Sunday. Sunday’s trophy presentation will air live on ESPN3. Dwight Stones, Larry Rawson and Lewis Johnson will have the call.
The meet action on Thursday and Friday, and outside of the ESPN3 windows on Saturday and Sunday will air live at MUTigers.com.
Complete championship information can be found here.
According to the latest National Team Computer Rankings from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the SEC features 12 teams – seven on the men’s side and five on the women’s side – that are ranked among the nation’s top 25.
The SEC boasts four teams in the top-10 on the men’s side, including the nation’s top-two teams. Defending NCAA Champion Florida is ranked in No. 1 nationally, while Texas A&M is No. 2, Arkansas is No. 5 and Georgia is No. 7. LSU is the nation’s 12th-ranked team, while Ole Miss is No. 16 and Alabama is No. 20.
On the women’s side, the SEC features five teams in the top-10 nationally. Texas A&M is the highest-ranked SEC team at No. 2, while Florida is No. 3 and LSU is No. 4. Arkansas checks in at No. 6, while Georgia is No. 10.
On the men’s side, Tennessee has won a league-leading 25 SEC Outdoor Championships, including most recently in 2007. LSU has won the second most with 22 and Arkansas is third with 17. The Razorbacks have won 17 of the last 21 outdoor league crowns.
For the women, LSU has won a league-leading 13 SEC Outdoor Championships, including three consecutive and five of the last six, and captured last season’s title with 161.50 total points. Florida has won the second-most SEC outdoor crowns with five.
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2013 SEC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Where: Audrey J. Walton Stadium (Columbia, Mo.)
When: Thursday-Sunday, May 9-12, 2013
Participating Teams: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.
Men’s Returning Meet Champions
100m: Keenan Brock, Auburn
200m: Isiah Young, Ole Miss
400mH: Caleb Cross, Arkansas
LJ: Raymond Higgs, Arkansas
TJ: Omar Craddock, Florida
HT: Jeremy Postin, Florida
DT: Andrew Evans, Kentucky
PV: Andrew Irwin, Arkansas
DEC: Kevin Lazas, Arkansas
Women’s Returning Meet Champions
100m: Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU
100mH: Jasmin Stowers, LSU
200m: Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU
400m: Regina George, Arkansas
800m: Charlene Lipsey, LSU
HJ: Taylor Burke, Florida
TJ: Ciarra Brewer, Florida
PV: Morgann Leleux, Georgia
Athletes/Relays Going For More Than 2 In A Row
• Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU – 200m (2011, 2012)
• Jasmin Stowers, LSU – 100m Hurdles (2011, 2012)