Bama and Ole Miss men, Arkansas women lead after Day 1


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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 24, 2023)—– The Alabama and Ole Miss men’s teams and Arkansas women’s teams lead the 2023 Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships following the first day of competition here Friday in front of 1,748 fans at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

The Alabama and Ole Miss men are currently tied first with 28 points, while Arkansas is third with 27 points, followed by Tennessee (20), Auburn (18), Kentucky (18), Texas A&M (13), Mississippi State (12), Florida (11), Georgia (10), LSU (7) and South Carolina (3).

Arkansas leads the women’s team standings with 45 points, while Florida is second with 32. Kentucky is third (28.33), followed by Ole Miss (27), Tennessee (23.33), Alabama (23), Vanderbilt (13), Auburn (10.33), Georgia (7), Mississippi State (7), LSU (5), Missouri (5), Texas A&M (5) and South Carolina (3).

Champions Crowned

Individuals who claimed SEC titles on Friday include: Kentucky’s Keaton Daniel in the men’s pole vault (5.40m/17-8.5), Alabama’s Bobby Colantonio in the men’s weight throw (23.71m/77-9.5), Arkansas’ Amanda Fassold in the women’s pole vault (4.36m/14-3.5), Mississippi State’s Cameron Crump in the men’s long jump (8.39m/27-6.5), Florida’s Jasmine Moore in the women’s long jump (6.91m/22-8), Ole Miss’ Jalani Davis in the women’s weight throw (24.63m/80-9.75), Alabama’s Victor Kiprop in the men’s 5000m (14:08.19) and Alabama’s Mercy Chelangat in the women’s 5000m (15:44.48).

Distance medley winners were the Tennessee men (9:32.75) and the Alabama women (11:04.99).

Pentathlon, Heptathlon Results

Kentucky’s Annika Williams claimed the women’s pentathlon with 4,346 points. Vanderbilt’s Beatrice Juskeviciute was second followed by Sterling Lester of Florida in third. Arkansas’ Ayden Owens-Delerme stands first in the men’s heptathlon after the first day with 3,457 points, while Johannes Erm (Georgia) is second and Peyton Bair (Mississippi State) is third.

Records Broken

A pair of meet records were broken or tied on Friday. Mississippi State’s Cameron Crump set a new mark in the men’s long jump at 8.39m/27-6.5. The previous mark was held by JuVaughn Harrison of LSU. Florida’s Jasmine Moore tied the SEC Championship record with a mark of 6.91m/22-8. She tied Elva Goulbourne’s (Auburn) mark set in 2002.

Friday’s schedule, SECN+ coverage

The second day of the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships is slated to begin Friday at 12 p.m. CT with the men’s heptathlon 60m hurdles. Live coverage on SECN+ will begin at 1:30 p.m. CT.

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