FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 20 Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field will compete at the SEC Championships at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House this weekend. Events will begin Friday, Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m. and wrap up Sunday, March 1 at 5 p.m.
Scheduled to compete are No. 20 Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, No. 24 Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, No. 9 LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina and No. 2 Tennessee. Friday, the multi-events (pentathlon/heptathlon) will begin at 3:30 p.m. CST. Saturday, field events begin at 10 a.m., running events at 1:10 p.m. and multis at 1:30 p.m. CST. Sunday will wrap-up the event with field events at 10 a.m. and running at 12:30 p.m. CST.
The Razorbacks finished third at the 2008 SEC Indoor Championships held at Fayetteville’s Randal Tyson Track Center. Arkansas scored 96 points for the bronze finish and picked up three individual titles: pentathlon (Etienne Chaplin), pole vault (Kate Stripling), and 5,000 meters (Denise Bargiachi).
Arkansas is the most successful cross country and track and field team in the Southeastern Conference and their 19 SEC titles are proof. No other school has won as many titles since Arkansas joined the league in the fall of 1991 and only LSU has won more conference championships (21) than Arkansas has and that includes conference meets dating back to the early 80s.
The Razorbacks have a long and storied history in all the distance races at the SEC Championships but that history pales in comparison to the 5,000 meters where Arkansas has won 13 of the last 17 titles. Arkansas’ longest stretch of 5,000-meter titles was six straight between 1992 and 1997 and its most recent title came in 2008 from Bargiachi.
Live results can be found at ArkansasRazorbacks.com and at www.UKAthletics.com. A complete meet recap will be available at ArkansasRazorbacks.com shortly after the final event on each day of competition.
The 2009 SEC Indoor Championships show will air on FSN on Sun., March 8 at 2:30 p.m. (CST).