Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers. He and his wife live in Fayetteville.
Arkansas sweeps SEC indoors
Arkansas athletes celebrate after the men's and women's teams won conference titles Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, during the Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' men and women won the SEC Indoor Championships at Randal Tyson Track Center on Sunday.
The Razorbacks' men won the title with three events remaining and finished with an overall score of 152.5, 35.5 points ahead of second-place Florida. Leading LSU by one point entering the race, Arkansas' women won the 4x400 relay with an NCAA-best time of 3:29.60.
For the men, it was the program's 31st indoor conference championship and 19th since joining the SEC in 1992.
Arkansas has now won 94 conference championships overall and 56 of 65 SEC cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field meets. It was the Razorbacks' sixth consecutive SEC title in the three sports dating to the 2011 outdoor season.
The Razorbacks' women won their first SEC title since 2003.
The NCAA Championships will be held in Fayetteville on March 9-10.