Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
Harter, McLeod win SEC awards
Arkansas women's track and field coach Lance Harter, right, is congratulated by men's manager Georg Eberhardt after winning the conference title Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, during the Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.
The Arkansas men's and women's track & field programs won postseason awards Tuesday from the Southeastern Conference.
Hurdler Omar McLeod was named the league's male freshman runner of the year and Lance Harter was named women's coach of the year for outdoors. Harter led the Arkansas women to the league outdoor championship earlier this month for the first time since 2004.
The coach of the year award is the fourth for Harter outdoors. He has led the Razorbacks to SEC championships in all three of his sports - cross country, indoor and outdoor - since last March.
McLeod, who was also the league's indoor freshman runner of the year, finished second to defending NCAA champion Wayne Davis II of Texas A&M in the 110-meter hurdles at the SEC outdoor meet. McLeod's time of 13.50 seconds in the event is the second-fastest in Razorbacks history.
Nathanael Franks, who finished third in the decathlon at the SEC meet, was named the male co-scholar athlete of the year with a 3.93 grade point average.