AUSTIN, Texas (June 12, 2023)-----A total of 22 Southeastern Conference track and field athletes from five SEC schools won individual titles at the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships held last week at the University of Texas.
SEC teams placed first and second in the men's standings as Florida (57) edged Arkansas (53) to win the Gators' 11th NCAA title. Other SEC teams to finish in the top-10 were No. 4 LSU, No. 7 Georgia and No. 8 Alabama. An SEC team has won the NCAA men's outdoor title three consecutive years and in six of the last seven championships.
Florida finished second in the women's standings behind Texas, while Arkansas placed third. Five other SEC women's programs claimed top-10 finishes, including No. 5 Texas, No. 6 Kentucky, and No. 7 LSU, while Georgia and Tennessee tied for 10th.
A total of 22 SEC student-athletes won NCAA individual titles in 14 different events. Florida's Emmanuel Bamidele won a pair of titles in the men's 400m and in the 4x400 relay. The Gators clinched the title with a collegiate record 2:57.74 in the relay. Florida's Jasmine Moore set a collegiate record in the women's triple jump (14.78m/48-6).
A complete list of the SEC's individual NCAA indoor track and field champions follows:
NCAA Individual Champions (SEC)
|Triple Jump||Jasmine Moore, Florida||CR 14.78m/48-6|
|100m hurdles||Ackera Nugent, Arkansas||12.25|
|800m||Michaela Rose, LSU||1:59.83|
|Hammer||Tzuriel Pedigo, LSU||79.79m/261-9|
|Long Jump||Carey McLeod, Arkansas||8.26m/27-1.25|
|4x100 Relay||Brandon Hicklin, Dorian Camel, Da'Marcus Fleming, Godson Oghenebrum, LSU||38.05|
|Triple Jump||Jaydon Hibbert, Arkansas||17.56m/57-7.5|
|110m hurdles||Phillip Lemonious, Arkansas||13.24|
|400m||Emmanuel Bamidele, Florida||44.24|
|800m||Will Sumner, Georgia||1:44.26|
|400m hurdles||Chris Robinson, Alabama||48.12|
|4x400 Relay||Emmanuel Bamidele, Jacory Patterson, JeVaughn Powell, Ryan Willie, Florida||CR 2:57.74|