Women win SEC title, men finish second

By: Andrew Hutchinson
Published: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Lance Harter was named regional coach of the year for the seventh time in cross country.
Photo by Aaron Skinner
Lance Harter was named regional coach of the year for the seventh time in cross country.

— The Arkansas women's track and field team won the 2014 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, while the men's team finished second.

It is the fourth outdoor conference title in the women's program's history. The second place finish by the men snapped a streak of nine straight SEC meets won by the Razorbacks.

Diane Robison, Dominique Scott and Grace Heymsfield took the top three spots in the women's 5,000-meter to push the Razorbacks ahead of Florida with one event remaining. A third-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay clinched the title.

Stanley Kebenei highlighted the men's day by winning the 5,000-meter. It was his second SEC title of the meet after winning the steeplechase Saturday.

The women finished 6.5 points ahead of second-place Florida, while the men were 38.5 points behind first-place Texas A&M.

Both teams will compete in the NCAA West Preliminary at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville May 29-31.

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