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Arkansas clinches SEC Outdoor Track and Field titles

344 days ago
Ben Beaty

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Arkansas men and Arkansas women claimed the 2016 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at the University of Alabama's Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium.

The Razorback men won with 121 total points followed by Texas A&M (101), Alabama (88), LSU (86) and Ole Miss (66.50) to round out the top-five.

The Arkansas women tallied 126.75 points followed by Texas A&M (82), Kentucky (80), Tennessee (76) and LSU (75) to round out the top-five.

The Razorbacks also swept the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships earlier this year in addition to the SEC Cross Country Championships, giving both programs the Triple Crown - only the second time that has been accomplished.

LSU's Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Ole Miss' Raven Saunders won the men's and women's Commissioner's Trophies, given to the male and female high-points scorers at the SEC Outdoor Championship.

Georgia's Madeline Fagan won the women's high jump with a leap of 1.84m/6-0.5 giving the Lady Bulldogs their third title in the event in the last four years. Alabama's Claire Orcel was second with a 1.84m/6-0.5, and Mississippi State's Erica Bougard was third with a mark of 1.80m/5-10.75.

Arkansas's Shelbi Vaughan won her fourth consecutive women's discus throw with a facility record 197-0/60.05m. Ole Miss' Raven Saunders was second with a 56.24m/184-6, and Auburn's Rachel Dincoff was third with a 55.12m/180-10.

Georgia's Keturah Orji defended her title in the women's triple jump by breaking a 29-year old facility record with a 14.60m/47-10.75. Orji now has the fourth and fifth-best attempts in collegiate history in the triple jump. Simone Charley (Vanderbilt) set a school record with a mark of 13.73m/45-0.5 to finish second, and Natasha Dicks of South Carolina was third at 13.46m/44-2.

Tennessee's Jake Blankenship set a new facility record with a 5.65m/18-6.5 to win the men's pole vault. He defended his title with the second-best mark in the nation this year. Texas A&M's Audie Wyatt was second with a 5.57m/18-3.25 and Matthew Ludwig was third with a 5.31m/17-5.

LSU set a facility record with a time of 42.77 to win the women's 4x100 meter relay. Texas A&M was second in 42.94, while Kentucky was third in 43.55.

In the men's 4x100 meter relay, LSU set a facility record and an SEC Championship record with a winning time of 38.33. Arkansas was second in 38.96, while Alabama was third in 39.04.

Marta Freitas became Mississippi State's first champion in the women's 1,500 meter run since 2004 with a winning time of 4:24.00. Arkansas' Dominique Scott was second in 4:25.15, and Missouri's Karissa Schweizer was third in 4:29.08.

Ole Miss' Craig Engels won the men's 1,500 meter run in 3:50.71, ahead of teammate Robert Domanic (3:50.92) and Arkansas' Jack Bruce (3:51.10). Engels became the first Rebel to win the event.

Kentucky freshman Jasmine Camacho-Quinn set a facility record to win the women's 100-meter hurdles in 12.69. This marks the third consecutive year Kentucky has won the event. Georgia's Kendell Williams was second in 13.00, followed by Kentucky's Jacklyn Howell in third in 13.09.

LSU's Jordan Moore claimed the title in the men's 110-meter hurdles by finishing in 13.53. South Carolina's Dondre Echols was second in 13.54, and Kentucky's Nick Anderson was third in 13.60.

Arkansas' Taylor Ellis-Watson defended the women's 400-meter title with her facility record time of 50.81. Tennessee's Felecia Majors came in second in 51.29, followed by Florida's Robin Reynolds in 52.00.

Missouri's Kahmari Montgomery followed his indoor title in the men's 400-meter dash earlier this season with the outdoor title in a winning time of 45.13. LSU's Michael Cherry was second in 45.22, while the Tigers' Fitzroy Dunkley was third in 45.34.

Florida's Kyra Jefferson won the women's 100-meter dash in 11.28, becoming Florida's first champion in the event since 1992. LSU's Kortnei Johnson placed second in 11.29, and Tennessee's Felicia Brown was third 11.32.

Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of LSU won the men's 100-meter dash in 10.16, giving the Tigers their first champion in the even since 2009. Tennessee' Christian Coleman was second in 10.19, and Missouri's Markesh Woodson was third in 10.20.

Ariah Graham became Kentucky's first SEC champion in the women's 800-meter run with a winning time of 2:03.63. Texas A&M's Jazmine Fray was second in 2:04.18, and LSU's Morgan Shuetz was third in 2:04.19.

Mississippi State's Brandon McBride set a facility record to win the men's 800-meter run in 1:45.68. It was the second title in the event for McBride after winning in 2014. Texas A&M's Hector Hernandez was second in 1:46.15, and the Aggies' Donavan Brazier was third in 1:4.19.

Texas A&M's Shamier Little won the women's 400-meter hurdles with a facility record and nation-leading time of 54.72. It is the second consecutive title in the event for Little, who finished ahead of LSU's Chanice Chase (56.17) and Kentucky's Kiah Seymour (56.61).

Florida's Eric Futch won the men's 400-meter hurdles in 49.24, becoming the Gators' first SEC champion in the event since 2005. Texas A&M's Robert Grant was second in 49.44, and Florida's TJ Holmes was third in 49.96.

Ole Miss' Branden Greene won the men's high jump with a mark of 2.19m/7-2.25. He is the Rebels' fourth SEC champion in the high jump in the last seven years. Arkansas' Ken LeGassey was second with a mark of 2.19m/7-2.25. Mississippi State's Seth Peace was third at 2.15m/7-0.5.

Tennessee's Felicia Brown won the women's 200-meter dash with a facility record 22.26, just shy of the SEC meet record. Ellis-Watson was second in 22.48, and LSU Jada Martin was third in 22.60. She is Tennessee's first champion in the event since 1984.

Mitchell-Blake claimed his third gold medal of the day by winning the men's 200-meter dash with a facility record 19.95. He finished ahead of teammate Renard Howell (20.15) and Florida's Arman Hall (20.34).

Alabama went 1-2-3 in the men's discus as freshman Daniel Haugh claimed the title with a throw of 59.53m/195-3, while Kord Ferguson was second at 58.51m/191-11, and Joe Williams was third with a mark of 58.39m/191-7.

Arkansas' Lexi Weeks won the pole vault with a facility record 4.57m/15-0. The Razorbacks' Victoria Weeks was second with a mark of 4.30m/14-1.25, and Auburn's Jessie Johnson was third with a 4.30m/14-1.25.

Clive Pullen of Arkansas won the men's triple jump with a leap of 16.78m/55-0.75. Texas A&M's Latario Collie was second with a leap of 16.75m/54-11.5, and Alabama's Jeremiah Green was third with a 16.25m/53-3.75.

Arkansas' Dominique Scott won the women's 5,000 meter run with a facility record 16:10.62, breaking the previous mark set in 1989. Tennessee's Chelsea Blaase was second in 16:16.97, and Missouri's Karissa Schweizer was third in 16:17.82.

Kentucky's Jacob Thomson gave the Wildcats their first SEC title in the men's 5,000 meter run since 1980 by finishing with a time of 13:54.27. Ole Miss' Ryan Walling was third in 13:56.21, and the Rebels' MJ Erb was third in 14:05.23.

Florida won the women's 1,600-meter relay in 3:29.32, finishing ahead of South Carolina's 3:29.54 and Tennessee's 3:30.18.

The LSU men set an SEC meet and facility record by winning the 1,600-meter relay in 3:00.48. Florida placed second in 3:03.36, and Texas A&M was third in 3:03.50.

Men's Team Standings

1. Arkansas (121); 2. Texas A&M (101); 3. Alabama (88); 4. LSU (86); 5. Ole Miss (66.50); 6. Florida (64); 7. Georgia (58); 8. Missouri (55); 9. Tennessee (53.50); 10. Kentucky (48.50); 11. South Carolina (33.50); 12. Mississippi State (29); 13. Auburn (15).

Women's Team Standings

1. Arkansas (126.75); 2. Texas A&M (82); 3. Kentucky (80); 4. Tennessee (76); 5. LSU (75); 6. Alabama (67.25); 7. Florida (61); 8. Georgia (59); 9. Mississippi State (49.50); 10. Auburn (37); 11. Ole Miss (32.75); 12. Missouri (29.75); 13. South Carolina (26); 14. Vanderbilt (16).