Arkansas sweeps SEC Indoor Track and Field titles
BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Feb. 26, 2022)-----The top-ranked Arkansas men's track and field team and the No. 3-ranked Arkansas women's track and field team claimed the 2022 Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships here Saturday at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.
The SEC Indoor championship is the 25th all-time for the Arkansas men and third in a row. Arkansas scored 86 total team points to take home the title, while Florida was second with 77 points, followed by Alabama (71), Kentucky (64), Ole Miss (59), Tennessee (50), Georgia (47), LSU (46), Texas A&M (42), Auburn (33), Missouri (33), South Carolina (30) and Mississippi State (24).
The Arkansas women won their 12th all-time SEC Indoor Championship and eighth in a row by scoring 127.5 team points. Florida was second with 97 points, followed by Kentucky (79), LSU (64), Ole Miss (63.5), Tennessee (50), Texas A&M (48), Alabama (28), Georgia (23), Auburn (20), Mississippi State (18), South Carolina (17), Vanderbilt (16) and Missouri (11).
Georgia's Matthew Boling won the men's Cliff Harper Trophy, awarded to the high-points scorer at the SEC Indoor Championships, with 19.5 points, while Arkansas' Lauren Gregory and Florida's Jasmine Moore won the women's Cliff Harper Trophy with 20 points.
Men's Individual Champions
Georgia's Kyle Garland set a meet record with 6,205 points to win the men's heptathlon. Auburn's Alex Spyridonidis was second, followed by Tennessee's Yariel Soto.
Individual men's champions crowned Saturday include: Missouri's Roberto Vilches in the high jump (2.23m/7-3.75), Alabama's Isaac Odugbesan in the shot put (20.71m/67-11.5), South Carolina's Anass Essayi in the mile (3:57.37), Georgia's Matthew Boling and Florida's Dedrick Vanover in the men's 60m (6.64), Florida's Champion Allison in the 400m (45.04), Texas A&M's Brandon Miller in the 800m in a meet record 1:45.24, LSU's Eric Edwards Jr., in the 60m hurdles (7.64), Kentucky's Lance Lang in the 200m (20.32), LSU's Sean Dixon-Bodie in the triple jump (16.64m/54-7.25), Arkansas' Amon Kemboi in the 3000m with a meet record 7:47.34. Georgia won the 4x400m relay in 3:02.59.
Women's Individual Champions
Individual women's champions crowned Saturday include: Texas A&M's Lamara Distin in the high jump (1.91m/6-3.25), Ole Miss' Sintayehu in the mile (4:40.85), LSU's Alia Armstrong in the women's 60m (7.11), Kentucky's Alexis Holmes in the 400m (50.77), Arkansas' Shafiqua Maloney in the 800m (2:02.10), Florida's Grace Stark in the 60m hurdles (7.91), Abby Steiner in the 200m with a collegiate record time of 22.09, Arkansas' Elien Vekemans in the pole vault (4.47m/14-8), Ole Miss' Jalani Davis in the shot put (17.69m/58-0.5) and Arkansas' Lauren Gregory in the 3000m (8:59.28).
The Razorbacks' 4x400m relay team of Rosey Effiong, Jayla Hollis, Shafiqua Maloney and Britton Wilson won in a collegiate record time of 3:24.09.
Replay on the SEC Network
The SEC Network will air a highlight show of the 2022 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships Sunday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. CT.