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    Arkansas, Texas A&M Win SEC Outdoor Championships

    By: Sean Cartell
    Twitter: @SEC_Sean
    SEC Digital Network

    Final Meet Results (PDF) | Championship Central

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Arkansas men and the Texas A&M women won the 2013 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday at Audrey J. Walton Stadium on the campus of the University of Missouri.

    The Razorback men claimed their 18th SEC Outdoor Championship in the last 22 years and their third in a row by scoring 152.50 total team points. Arkansas completed the SEC “triple crown” after also winning the league’s cross country and indoor track and field titles. Florida was second with 123 points, while Texas A&M was third with 118 points.

    “I am just really proud our athletes and proud of my coaches,” Arkansas head coach Chris Bucknam said. “A lot of hard work has gone into this with our guys and I’m kind of at a loss for how proud I am of them and how lucky I am to be coaching them. This was a great effort by our guys.”

    The Texas A&M women captured their first-ever SEC Outdoor Championship by totaling 117 team points. LSU was second with 112 points, while Arkansas was third with 109 points.

    “This is big for us,” Texas A&M head coach Pat Henry said. “My staff just did a great job and we’re very fortunate. Our athletes were relatively healthy and we put together a good meet today. We have a little bit of balance and a little bit of depth, but our up-front points are what got it for us today. We had some big wins and some big second-place finishes and that’s what wins meets like this. We beat some good teams today and I’m pleased with the effort of our group.”

    The SEC Commissioner’s Trophies, recognizing the meet’s high-point scorers, went to Isiah Young of Ole Miss and Kimberlyn Duncan of LSU.

    Florida went 1-2 in the women’s javelin event, as freshman Marija Vucenovic captured the event with a toss of 52.91m/173-7. It marked the Gators’ fifth SEC women’s javelin title in the last six years. Teammate Fawn Miller, the 2011 SEC Champion, was second with a mark of 51.30m/168-4, while Georgia’s Freya Jones was third at 50.55m/165-10.

    LSU won its first men’s 4x100-meter relay title since 2008, doing so in a facility-record time of 38.98, using the quartet of Damar Forbes, Aaron Ernest, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Shermund Allsop. Alabama was second in 39.08, while Texas A&M was third in 39.11.

    Texas A&M captured the women’s 4x100-meter relay crown in a facility-record time of 43.43, breaking a two-year streak in that event by LSU. The Aggies used the quartet of LaKeidra Stewart, Ashton Purvis, Kamaria Brown and Ashley Collier. LSU was second in 43.81, while Georgia was third in 45.16.

    Arkansas’ Patrick Rono claimed the men’s 1,500-meter run title in a time of 3:50.22. He gave the Razorbacks their fourth title in that event in the last five years and he is the third different Arkansas runner to capture the event in as many years. Kentucky’s Matt Hillenbrand (3:50.78) and Keffri Neal (3:51.06) placed second and third, respectively, in the men’s 1,500m.

    Georgia’s Carly Hamilton was victorious in the women’s 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:14.27 to give the Bulldogs their first title in the event since Monika Ronnholm won in 1995. Florida’s Cory McGee was second in 4:15.80, while Missouri’s Laura Roxberg was third in 4:17.35.

    Texas A&M’s Wayne Davis II, the 2012 Big 12 110-meter hurdles champion, claimed the 2013 SEC event in a time of 13.46 (-2.1). Florida’s Eddie Lovett was second in 13.61, while Arkansas’ Caleb Cross was third in 14.04.

    Florida’s Omar Craddock captured his second consecutive SEC men’s outdoor triple jump title with a facility-record leap of 16.46m/54-0. He became the first back-to-back winner in the event since Arkansas’ Nkosinza Balumbu won three in a row from 2006-08. The Gators have now claimed four SEC men’s triple jump titles in a row as Olympic medalists Christian Taylor and Will Claye won in 2010 and 2011, respectively, and Craddock was victorious in 2012. Teammate Marquis Dendy was second with a mark of 16.03m/52-7.25, while Mississippi State’s Jason Harper was third with a mark of 15.92m/52-2.75.

    Texas A&M’s Donique’ Flemings won the women’s 100-meter hurdles in a time of 13.03. South Carolina’s Kierre Beckles was second in 13.11, while Florida’s Ugonna Ndu was third in 13.14.

    Arkansas’ Regina George claimed her second consecutive SEC outdoor women’s 400m dash in a time of 51.74, just off the nation-leading time. She is the only Arkansas woman ever to win an SEC 400m crown. Texas A&M’s Kamaria Brown was second in 52.10, while Arkansas’ Sparkle Knight was third in 53.01.

    LSU’s Duncan captured her second consecutive women’s 100-meter dash title in a time of 11.32, after setting the meet record at 10.96 a year ago. Duncan becomes the first repeat winner in the women’s 100m at the SEC Outdoor Championships since Auburn’s Kerron Stewart in 2006 and 2007. Texas A&M’s Jennifer Madu was second in 11.41, while LSU’s Takeia Pinckney was third in 11.45.

    LSU’s Rodney Brown won the men’s SEC discus title with a mark of 61.91m/203-1, breaking a five-year streak by Kentucky of claiming the men’s discus. The crown for Brown was LSU’s first in the event since Derrick Farrell won in 1993 to cap a six-year streak by the Tigers in that event. Kentucky’s Andrew Evans, the 2012 SEC Champion, was second with a mark of 59.25m/194-4, while Texas A&M’s Dalton Rowan was third with a mark of 57.08m/187-3.

    Arkansas’ Leoman Momoh took home the men’s 800m title in a time of 1:47.74. He gave the Razorbacks their third crown in that event in the last five years. Florida’s Sean Obinwa was second in a time of 1:47.92, while Georgia’s Charles Grethen was third in 1:48.05.

    Andrew Irwin of Arkansas won his second consecutive SEC men’s pole vault title, doing so with a leap of 5.59m/18-4. He became the first back-to-back winner in the SEC men’s pole vault since Tennessee’s Joe Berry in 2008 and 2009. Ole Miss’ Sam Kendricks was second with a mark of 5.51m/18-1, while Tennessee’s Chase Brannon was third with a vault of 5.41m/17-9.

    LSU’s Natoya Goule captured the women’s 800-meter run title in a facility-record time of 2:01.12. It gave the Tigers their second consecutive win in that event and their fifth such title since 2006. Georgia’s Megan Malasarte was second in 2:03.23, while LSU’s Charlene Lipsey – the 2012 SEC Champion – was third in 2:05.62.

    Arkansas’ Caleb Cross defended his SEC men’s 400-meter hurdles title in a time of 50.42. He becomes the first repeat winner in the event since South Carolina’s Johnny Dutch in 2009 and 2010. Mississippi State’s Scottie Hearns was second in 50.56, while South Carolina’s Jermaine Collier was third in 52.04.

    Arkansas’ Sparkle McKnight won the first SEC women’s 400-meter hurdles title in program history in a time of 55.71. Florida’s Ugonna Ndu was second in 56.12, while LSU’s Nikita Tracey was third in 56.69.

    Ole Miss’ Young captured his second consecutive SEC men’s 200-meter dash title in a collegiate-leading and facility-record time of 20.20. His time goes down as the third-fastest so far in the world this year. He becomes the first repeat winner in the SEC men’s 200m dash since LSU’s Xavier Carter in 2005 and 2006. Texas A&M’s Ameer Webb was second in 20.47, while Alabama’s Batson was second in 20.52.

    Auburn’s DJ Smith took home the SEC men’s high jump championship with a leap of 2.19m/7-2.25 to give the Tigers their first title in that event since meet record-holder Donald Thomas in 2007. Alabama’s Justin Fondren was second with a mark of 2.19m/7-2.25, while Mississippi State’s Marcus Jackson was third with a mark of 2.15m/7-0.50.

    LSU’s Duncan became the SEC’s first three-time winner in the women’s 200-meter dash, clocking a 22.35, which goes down as the second-fastest time in the world this season. Duncan tied the SEC meet record set by Georgia’s Debbie Ferguson in 1999. Texas A&M’s Kamaria Brown was second with a time of 22.58, while teammate Ashton Purvis was third in 23.07.

    By virtue of winning both the women’s 100m and women’s 200m in back-to-back years, Duncan became just the third person in SEC history to pull the sprint double in consecutive years. She joins LSU’s Esther Jones (1990, 1991) and Georgia’s Ferguson (1998, 1999) as the only athletes in SEC history to accomplish that feat.

    Missouri’s Kearsten Peoples won the women’s shot put with a toss of 17.80m/58-4.75. Auburn’s Valentina Muzaric was second with a throw of 17.01m/55-9.75, while Missouri’s Jill Rushin was third at 16.28m/53-5.

    Arkansas’ Kemoy Campbell captured the men’s 5,000-meter run in a time of 13:57.17 to give the Razorbacks their second consecutive title in that event after Lane Boyer was victorious a year ago. Texas A&M’s Henry Lelei was second in 13:58.02, while Florida’s Jimmy Clark was third in 13:58.24.

    One day after winning the SEC women’s 10,000-meter run, Kentucky’s Chelsea Oswald returned to capture the women’s 5,000-meter run in a time of 16:01.50, just off the meet record. She became the first Kentucky athlete to win that event since Valerie McGovern in 1990. Florida’s Agata Strausa was second in 16:09.41, while Kentucky’s Cally Macumber was third in 16:11.77.

    Florida’s Ciarra Brewer won her second consecutive SEC women’s triple jump title, doing so with a leap of 13.85m/45-5.25. The Gators have now won five of the last six SEC outdoor women’s triple jump titles. Texas A&M’s LaQue Moen-Davis was second at 13.65m/44-9.50, while the Aggies’ Jennifer Madu was third with a mark of 13.04m/42-9.50.

    The Texas A&M men won the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 3:03.14, while Arkansas won the women’s 4x400-meter relay in a time of 3:30.06.

    The NCAA Preliminary Rounds take place May 23-25 at Greensboro, N.C. (east) and Austin, Texas (west).

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    SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (Columbia, Mo. – May 12, 2013)

    Men’s Team Scores (final): 1. Arkansas 152.50; 2. Florida 123; 3. Texas A&M 118; 4. LSU 72.50; 5. Georgia 56; 6. Alabama 52; 7. Kentucky 46; 8. Ole Miss 39; T9. Auburn 37; T9. Missouri 37; T11. Mississippi State 33; T11. Tennessee 33; 13. South Carolina.

    Women’s Team Scores (final): 1. Texas A&M 117; 2. LSU 112; 3. Arkansas 109; 4. Florida 106; 5. Georgia 87; 6. Missouri 49; 7. Kentucky 46; 8. South Carolina 41; 9. Tennessee 38.50; 10. Mississippi State 35; 11. Auburn 32.50; 12. Alabama 20; 13. Vanderbilt 16; 14. Ole Miss 9.

    Women’s Javelin (top-eight finishers): 1. Marija Vucenovic, UF (52.91m/173-7); 2. Fawn Miller, UF (51.30m/168-4); 3. Freya Jones, UG (50.55m/165-10); 4. Katrine Haarklau, MU (47.13m/154-7); 5. Kendall Munoz, TAMU (44.48m/145-11); 6. Doren Welch, LS (44.40m/145-8); 7. Allison Storey, MS (44.33m/145-5); 8. Bekah Hoppis, UA (42.46m/139-4).

    Men’s 4x100m Relay (top-eight finishers): 1. LSU (38.98); 2. Alabama (39.08); 3. Texas A&M (39.11); 4. Arkansas (39.34); 5. Auburn (39.48); 6. Florida (39.53); 7. Ole Miss (39.85); 8. Tennessee (39.94).

    Women’s 4x100m Relay (top-eight finishers): 1. Texas A&M (43.43); 2. LSU (43.81); 3. Georgia (45.16); 4. Tennessee (45.22); 5. Ole Miss (45.48); 6. South Carolina (45.51); 7. Kentucky (45.61); 8. Missouri (45.88).

    Men’s 1,500m Run (top-eight finishers): 1. Patrick Rono, AR (3:50.22); 2. Matt Hillenbrand, UK (3:50.78); 3. Keffri Neal, UK (3:51.06); 4. Robbie Farnham-Rose, UA (3:51.46); 5. Kemoy Campbell, AR (3:51.92); 6. Juan Sanchez, MS (3:52.34); 7. Kane Grimster, AU (3:52.81); 8. Phillip Primeau, LS (3:54.08).

    Women’s 1,500m Run (top-eight finishers): 1. Carly Hamilton, UG (4:14.27); 2. Cory McGee, UF (4:15.80); 3. Laura Roxberg, MU (4:17.35); 4. Kristen Findley, VU (4:17.98); 5. Allison Peare, UK (4:18.88); 6. Stephanie Brown, AR (4:19.12); 7. Agata Strausa, UF (4:19.27); 8. Natoya Goule, LS (4:20.35).

    Men’s 110m Hurdles (top-eight finishers): 1. Wayne Davis II, TAMU (13.46); 2. Eddie Lovett, UF (13.61); 3. Caleb Cross, AR (14.04); 4. Robert Semien, UM (14.21); 5. Jermaine Collier, SC (14.39); 6. Dondre Echols, SC (14.52); 7. Kenneth Minkah, TAMU (14.57).

    Men’s Triple Jump (top-eight finishers): 1. Omar Craddock, UF (16.46m/54-0); 2. Marquis Dendy, UF (16.03m/52-7.25); 3. Jason Harper, MS (15.92m/52-2.75); 4. Morris Kersh, UM (15.77m/51-9); 5. Jonathan Reid, UA (15.58m/51-1.50); 6. Anthony May, AR (15.55m/51-0.25); 7. Imani Brown, UA (15.35m/50-4.50); 8. Dave Brown, TAMU (15.16m/49-9).

    Women’s 100m Hurdles (top-eight finishers): 1. Donique Flemings, TAMU (13.03); 2. Kierre Beckles, SC (13.11); 3. Ugonna Ndu, UF (13.14); 4. Kayla Parker, UK (13.19); 5. Ivanique Kemp, AR (13.25); 6. Jasmin Stowers, LS (13.45); 7. Bianca Blair, UT (13.95); 8. Chanice Chase, LS (14.03).

    Men’s 400m Dash (top-eight finishers): 1. Deon Lendore, TAMU (45.02); 2. Akheem Gauntlett, AR (45.53); 3. Arman Hall, UF (45.57); 4. Hugh Graham, Jr., UF (45.86); 5. Najee Glass, UF (46.23); 6. Quincy Downing, LS (46.67); 7. Ricky Babineaux, TAMU (46.91); 8. Carlyle Roudette, TAMU (47.14).

    Women’s 400m Dash (top-eight finishers): 1. Regina George, AR (51.74); 2. Kamaria Brown, TAMU (52.10); 3. Sparkle McKnight, AR (53.01); 4. Erika Rucker, SC (53.22); 5. Ibukun Mayungbe, TAMU (53.72); 6. Jody-Ann Muir, MS (53.83); 7. Lanie Whittaker, UF (54.27).

    Men’s 100m Dash (top-eight finishers): 1. Diondre Batson, UA (10.12); 2. Isiah Young, UM (10.14); 3. Markesh Woodson, MU (10.18); 4. Aaron Ernest, LS (10.20); 5. Harry Adams, AU (10.26); 6. Ameer Webb, TAMU (10.29); 7. Chris Royster, SC (10.32); 8. Johnathan Smith, UG (10.41).

    Women’s 100m Dash (top-eight finishers): 1. Kimberlyn Duncan, LS (11.32); 2. Jennifer Madu, TAMU (11.41); 3. Takeia Pinckney, LS (11.45); 4. Ashton Purvis, TAMU (11.50); 5. Kia Jackson, UT (11.56); 6. India Daniels, TAMU (11.56); 7. Darshay Davis, UF (11.67); 8. Briana Vaughn, UG (11.79).

    Men’s Discus (top-eight finishers): 1. Rodney Brown, LS (61.91m/203-1); 2. Andrew Evans, UK (59.25m/194-4); 3. Dalton Rowan, TAMU (57.08m/187-3); 4. Burke McCarty, UG (54.26m/178-0); 5. Isiah Kent, UK (52.24m/171-5); 6. Ashinia Miller, UG (52.05m/170-9); 7. Matthew Hoty, UT (51.07m/167-6); 8. Marcus Popenfoose, AU (51.01m/167-4).

    Men’s 800m Run (top-eight finishers): 1. Leoman Momoh, AR (1:47.74); 2. Sean Obinwa, UF (1:47.92); 3. Charles Grethen, UG (1:48.05); 4. Hector Hernandez, TAMU (1:48.62); 5. Blake Irwin, MU (1:49.68); 6. Daniel Grass, UG (1:51.01); 7. Kisean Smith, UG (1:54.81); 8. Keffri Neal, UK (1:56.18).

    Men’s Pole Vault (top-eight finishers): 1. Andrew Irwin, AR (5.59m/18-4); 2. Sam Kendricks, UM (5.51m/18-1); 3. Chase Brannon, UT (5.41m/17-9); 4. Thomas Reinecke, LS (5.26m/17-3); 5. Jake Blankenship, UT (5.26m/17-3); 6. Joseph Caraway, LS (5.26m/17-3); T7. Andreas Duplantis, LS (5.11m/16-9.25); T7. Chase Wolfe, TAMU (5.11m/16-9.25).

    Women’s 800m Run (top-eight finishers): 1. Natoya Goule, LS (2:01.12); 2. Megan Malasarte, UG (2:03.23); 3. Charlene Lipsey, LS (2:05.62); 4. Kianna Ruff, UT (2:06.08); 5. Nijgia Snapp, UT (2:07.19); 6. Stephanie Brown, AR (2:08.00); 7. Yanique Malcolm, UA (2:08.30); 8. Allison Peare, UK (2:11.02).

    Men’s 400m Hurdles (top-eight finishers): 1. Caleb Cross (50.42); 2. Scottie Hearns, MS (50.56); 3. Jermaine Collier, SC (52.04); 4. Kadesh Roberts, UF (52.35); 5. Drew Branch, UG (52.74); 6. Quincy Downing, LS (54.14).

    Women’s 400m Hurdles (top-eight finishers): 1. Sparkle McKnight, AR (55.71); 2. Ugonna Ndu, UF (56.12); 3. Nikita Tracey, LS (56.69); 4. Amani Bryant, UF (57.96); 5. Tamera Harris, SC (58.25); 6. Donique Flemings, TAMU (58.66); 7. Ocian Archer, MS (59.82); 8. Tyler Brockington, SC (1:07.56).

    Men’s 200m Dash (top-eight finishers): 1. Isiah Young, UM (20.20); 2. Ameer Webb, TAMU (20.47); 3. Diondre Batson, UA (20.52); 4. Aaron Ernest, LS (20.88); 5. Hugh Graham, Jr., UF (20.89); 6. Prezel Hardy, Jr., TAMU (20.96); 7. Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, LS (21.03); 8. Marek Niit, AR (21.09).

    Men’s High Jump (top-eight finishers): 1. DJ Smith, AU (2.19m/7-2.25); 2. Justin Fondren, UA (2.19m/7-2.25); 3. Marcus Jackson, MS (2.15m/7-0.50); 4. Fitzroy Dunkley, LS (2.10m/6-10.75); T5. Noah Kittleson, AR (2.10m/6-10.75); T7. Devion Harris, TAMU (2.05m/6-8.75); T7. Dwayne Golbeck, AR (2.05m/6-8.75).

    Women’s 200m Dash (top-eight finishers): 1. Kimberlyn Duncan, LS (22.35); 2. Kamaria Brown, TAMU (22.58); 3. Ashton Purvis, TAMU (23.07); 4. Felicia Brown, UT (23.22); 5. Kai Selvon, AU (23.23); 6. Tynia Gaither, UG (23.29); 7. Olivia Ekpone, TAMU (23.38); 8. Regina George, AR (23.38).

    Women’s Shot Put (top-eight finishers): 1. Kearsten Peoples, MU (17.80m/58-4.75); 2. Valentina Muzaric, AU (17.01m/55-9.75); 3. Jill Rushin, MU (16.28m/53-5); 4. Breanna Radford, SC (16.20m/53-1.75); 5. Hilenn James, UG (16.18m/53-1); 6. Cassie Wertman, UT (15.86m/52-0.50); 7. Tori Bliss, LS (15.80m/51-10); 8. Brea Garrett, TAMU (15.57m/51-1).

    Men’s 5,000m Run (top-eight finishers): 1. Kemoy Campbell, AR (13:57.17); 2. Henry Lelei, TAMU (13:58.02); 3. Jimmy Clark, UF (13:58.24); 4. Dan Quigley, MU (13:58.68); 5. Stanley Kebenei, AR (14:00.45); 6. Isaac Spencer, TAMU (14:15.21); 7. Luis Orta, UK (14:18.51); 8. Josh Izewski, UF (14:21.07).

    Women’s 5,000m Run (top-eight finishers): 1. Chelsea Oswald, UK (16:01.50); 2. Agata Strausa, UF (16:09.41); 3. Cally Macumber, UK (16:11.77); 4. Laura Carleton, LS (16:14.65); 5. Grace Heymsfield, AR (16:15.75); 6. Cory McGee, UF (16:21.86); 7. Shannon Klenke, AR (16:24.42); 8. Semehar Tesfaye, AR (16:28.30).

    Women’s Triple Jump (top-eight finishers): 1. Ciarra Brewer, UF (13.85m/45-5.25); 2. LaQue Moen-Davis, TAMU (13.65m/44-9.50); 3. Jennifer Madu, TAMU (13.04m/42-9.50); 4. Tamara Myers, AR (12.99m/42-7.50); 5. Keri Emanuel, LS (12.85m/42-2); 6. Ebony Brinker, MS (12.74m/41-9.75); 7. Erica Bougard, MS (12.62m/41-5); 8. Jordan Wilson, TAMU (12.55m/41-2.25).

    Men’s 4x400m Relay (top-eight finishers): 1. Texas A&M (3:03.14); 2. Florida (3:04.46); 3. Arkansas (3:04.68); 4. Mississippi State (3:05.59); 5. LSU (3:05.96); 6. Alabama (3:06.36); 7. Tennessee (3:08.20); 8. Georgia (3:09.83).

    Women’s 4x400m Relay (top-eight finishers): 1. Arkansas (3:30.06); 2. Florida (3:31.44); 3. LSU (3:31.94); 4. Texas A&M (3:34.03); 5. South Carolina (3:38.27); 6. Mississippi State (3:38.83); 7. Kentucky (3:40.17); 8. Tennessee (3:42.64).