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Posted: April 7, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: Razorback's Batchelor Honored by SEC

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Freshman Tarik Batchelor, a member of the Arkansas Razorback men's track and field team, has been honored by the Southeastern Conference, it was announced on Tuesday.

Batchelor has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week. The Kingston, Jamaica native finished second in the "A" flight of the long jump at Texas Relays this past weekend. His best jump of the day measured 25-6.75 and is an outdoor personal best and regional-qualifying mark.

Batchelor's jump currently ranks third nationally and second in the SEC. He has the best jump by a freshman in the NCAA and in the SEC.

The Razorbacks will compete next at the Sun Angel Classic, at Arizona State, Sat., April 11. For more information, visit

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