Tide's Burchell Shares SEC Runner Honor

University of Alabama sprinter Remona Burchell and Arkansas distance runner Dominique Scott have been named co-recipients of the 2015 SEC Runner of the Year honor for Indoor Track & Field by virtue of a vote of the conference’s head coaches, the SEC office announced Monday afternoon.

Burchell is undefeated on the track in 2015 and set a collegiate record in the 60-meter dash (7.08 seconds) on Feb. 28 at the SEC Indoor Championships. The 2014 NCAA indoor 60-meter champion and the 2014 NCAA outdoor 100-meter champion, Burchell ran the second-fastest 60 run in the world so far this season. Dating back to her 7.11 last year at altitude to win the NCAA title in Albuquerque, N.M., Burchell now has two of the five fastest times in collegiate history.

A native of Montego Bay, Jamaica, Burchell has posted the five fastest 60-meter dash times in Alabama history and she owns 11 of the 13 fastest times on the Crimson Tide's all-time list. She shared the honor with Scott, the 2015 SEC Indoor Champion in both the women’s mile and the 3,000-meter run for Arkansas.

This weekend, Burchell will be looking to repeat as NCAA 60-meter dash champion at the NCAA Indoor Championships to be held on Friday and Saturday on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The women's 60-meter dash semi-finals are slated to run on Friday beginning at 7:25 p.m. CDT. The final of the women's 60 is scheduled to take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. CDT.


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