Michael Woods, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

UA men win 100th conference title

Arkansas swept the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships on its home track Saturday.

Arkansas swept the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships on its home track Saturday. 

The Razorbacks' men scored 109 points to finish ahead of second-place Texas A&M with 89.83. Arkansas' women scored 110 points, finishing well ahead of second-place LSU with 67.

Arkansas' men won the SEC indoor title for the 21st time in 25 years. The Razorbacks have won 33 conference championships indoors dating to their time in the Southwest Conference. 

The win was the 100th for the men's program in track & field and cross country. 

"This is a meet we circle every year," Arkansas men's coach Chris Bucknam said. "We got our second leg of our triple crown tonight. 

"It's in our DNA to win these championships and we've been left a great legacy from all our alums....We lived to that standard of what Arkansas track & field is all about."

Arkansas' women won the indoor meet for the second consecutive year and sixth time overall.

The men's individual champions included Jarrion Lawson (long jump), Ken LeGassey (high jump) and Clive Pullen (triple jump), high jump (Ken LeGassey) and triple jump (Clive Pullen). 

The women's individual champions included Taylor Ellis-Watson (400 meters) and Lexi Weeks (pole vault). Arkansas' distance medley relay team also won.

"It came from all different avenues," Arkansas women's coach Lance Harter said. "We're a very balanced team. 

"Like our men's team, they say it's in our DNA, we want to keep it going."


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