Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers. He and his wife live in Fayetteville.
SEC honor for Lazas
Arkansas heptathlete Kevin Lazas clears the bar with a height of 6 feet 6 inches in the high jump of the men's heptathlon Friday evening at the Razorback Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' Kevin Lazas was named the Southeastern Conference's field athlete of the week Tuesday.
Lazas recorded the nation's top score in the heptathlon last weekend at the Razorback Invitational, finishing with 5,923 points. Lazas is the defending NCAA champion in the event.
The SEC award is the first for Lazas this season. Sprinter and hurdler Omar McLeod has twice been named the league's freshman of the week.