No. 1 Razorbacks Seek Back-to-Back #SECTF Outdoor Titles
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The top-ranked University of Arkansas women’s track and field team continues its season with the 2015 SEC Outdoor Championships at the Mike Sanders Track Complex in Starkville, Miss. The Razorbacks are four-time SEC outdoor champions including last year’s triumph in Lexington, Ky. The three-day meet begins Thursday at 12 p.m. (CT) with the heptathlon.
The final two days of the 2015 SEC Outdoor Championships will be streamed on SEC Network PLUS beginning Friday at 3:40 p.m. and Saturday at 2:50 p.m. The meet will also air as a two-hour highlight show May 21 beginning at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. Dwight Stones and Larry Rawson will handle the play-by-play and color commentary duties, respectively, with Jill Montgomery reporting along trackside.
Under the watch of Hall of Fame head coach Lance Harter, the Razorback women are seeking the program’s third SEC Triple Crown having won the cross country meet in October and indoor meet in February. Arkansas previously pulled off the feat in back-to-back seasons in 1999-00 and 2000-01. The Razorbacks are also looking to continue their recent run of conference titles. Dating back to the 2013 indoor meet, Arkansas has won five of the past seven SEC events overall.
Since joining the league in 1991-92, Arkansas has racked up 65 SEC outdoor event titles including defending champions Sandi Morris in the pole vault, Diane Robison at 5,000 meters and Dominique Scott at 10,000 meters. Chrishuna Williams, the nation’s top 800-meter runner, has also won an SEC outdoor title with the 4×400-meter relay team in 2013. Harter has led the Razorbacks to conference team titles in 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2014.
Entering the 2015 championship season, the Razorbacks have collected 33 top-10 conference performances including top marks from Morris in the pole vault, Scott at 5,000 and 10,000 meters, Williams at 800 meters and Jessica Kamilos in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
As the No. 1 team in the country, Arkansas headlines a group of nine ranked teams from the SEC set to compete at this weekend’s meet in Starkville. Following the conference meet, the season will conclude at the NCAA West Preliminary on May 28-30 in Austin, Texas, and the NCAA Outdoor Championships on June 10-13 in Eugene, Ore.
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