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Bama men, Arkansas women lead after Day 2

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 12, 2017) -- The Alabama men and the Arkansas women hold the team leads entering the final day of competition at the 2017 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at the Sheila & Morris Cregger Track on the campus of the University of South Carolina.

The Alabama men lead the team standings with 54 total team points, while Texas A&M is second with 38 and Georgia is third with 35. Arkansas and Ole Miss are tied for fourth (31) followed by Missouri (28), Florida (23.5), South Carolina (18), LSU (15), Tennessee (12), Kentucky (11), Mississippi State (9) and Auburn (6.5).

The Arkansas women lead the team standings with 73 points, while Ole Miss is second with 27.5 and Alabama is third with 20. Kentucky and Tennessee are tied for fourth (19), followed by Georgia (17), Missouri (13), Florida (10), Texas A&M (9), Mississippi State (7), Auburn (6), LSU (6), Vanderbilt (5.5) and South Carolina (2).

Texas A&M's Lindon Victor set a collegiate record with 8,539 points to win the heptathlon, while Arkansas' Taliyah Brooks claimed the decathlon title with 6,099 points.

Individual champions crowned Friday include: Missouri's Ja'Mari Ward in the men's long jump (8.13m/26-8.25), Ole Miss' Brian Williams in the men's discus throw (65.13m/213-8), Florida's Lloydricia Cameron in the women's shot put (16.92m/55-6.25), Arkansas' Lexi Weeks in the women's pole vault (4.45m/14-7.25), Alabama's Quanesha Burks in the women's long jump (6.82m/22-4.5), Ole Miss' MJ Erb in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:48.07) and Kentucky's Katy Kunc in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:02.95).

Individual champions crowned Thursday were: Georgia's Denzel Comenentia in the men's hammer (71.40m/234-3), Georgia's Beatrice Llano in the women's hammer (65.55m/215-0), Texas A&M's Ioannis Kyriazis in the men's javelin (80.15m/262-11, meet record), Alabama's Alfred Chelanga in the men's 10,000 meter-run (30:25.24), and Missouri's Jamie Kempfer in the women's 10,000-meter run (33:52.19).

The SEC Outdoor Championships conclude on Saturday with action beginning at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets are available for purchase at the gate.

Men's Team Standings: 1. Alabama (54); 2. Texas A&M (38); 3. Georgia (35); 4. Arkansas (31); 4. Ole Miss (31); 6. Missouri (28); 7. Florida (23.5); 8. South Carolina (18); 9. LSU (15); 10. Tennessee (12); 11. Kentucky (11); 12. Mississippi State (9); 13. Auburn (6.5)

Women's Team Standings: 1. Arkansas (73); 2. Ole Miss (27.5); 3. Alabama (20); 4. Kentucky (19); 4. Tennessee (19); 6. Georgia (17); 7. Missouri (13); 8. Florida (10); 9. Texas A&M (9); 10. Mississippi State (9); 11. Auburn (6); 11. LSU (6); 13. Vanderbilt (5.5); 14. South Carolina (2).