FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 24, 2023) – The Alabama and Ole Miss men’s teams, along with the Arkansas women’s team, are leading the 2023 Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships after the first day of competition on Friday. The event took place in front of 1,748 spectators at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
Currently, Alabama and Ole Miss are tied for first place with 28 points each, while Arkansas is in third place with 27 points. Following them are Tennessee (20), Auburn and Kentucky (18 each), Texas A&M (13), Mississippi State (12), Florida (11), Georgia (10), LSU (7) and South Carolina (3).
In the women’s team standings, Arkansas is in first place with 45 points, followed by Florida in second place with 32 points. Kentucky is in third place with 28.33 points, followed by Ole Miss (27), Tennessee (23.33), and Alabama (23).
The remaining teams are Vanderbilt (13), Auburn (10.33), Georgia (7), Mississippi State (7), LSU (5), Missouri (5), Texas A&M (5), and South Carolina (3).
Several athletes were crowned SEC champions on Friday, including:
- 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)
- 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 won the women’s pentathlon with 4,346 points. Vanderbilt’s Beatrice Juskeviciute came in second, followed by Sterling Lester of Florida in third. After the first day of the men’s heptathlon, Arkansas’ Ayden Owens-Delerme is in the lead with 3,457 points, followed by Johannes Erm (Georgia) in second place and Peyton Bair (Mississippi State) in third.
Two meet records were broken or tied on Friday. Mississippi State’s Cameron Crump set a new record in the men’s long jump at 8.39m/27-6.5, surpassing the previous record held by JuVaughn Harrison of LSU. Florida’s Jasmine Moore tied the SEC Championship record with a mark of 6.91m/22-8, previously set by Elva Goulbourne of Auburn in 2002.
Saturday’s schedule, SECN+ coverage
The second day of the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships is set to start on Saturday at 12 p.m. CT with the men’s heptathlon 60m hurdles. Live coverage on SECN+ will begin at 1:30 p.m. CT.
—PHOTO by Jeff Hanson