Tigers Hop, Skip And Jump To 11th At NCAA Indoors

Fayetteville, Ark.--The women's team finished 11th and the men were 23rd at the NCAA Indoor Track Championships at the University of Arkansas.

Junior Shelly-Ann Gallimore finished second in the triple jump to score eight points for the Tigers on Saturday to go with 10 points scored on Friday when Elva Goulbourne won the long jump.

Gallimore jumped 44 feet, nine inches, the second longest in Auburn women's track history, on her final jump. LSU's Nicole Toney won the triple jump with a leap of 45 feet, 1/4 inch.

The SEC swept the top spots with LSU scoring 57 points to take the women's title while Tennessee won the men's crown with 62.5 points. Auburn's men finished in an 11-team tie for 23rd with eight points. Alabama was second with 47 points, LSU was third with 44, Arkansas took fourth with 39 and South Carolina took sixth with 17.5 points. Mississippi State was ninth with 15 points.

Florida finished third in the women's meet with 35 points, South Carolina was was fourth with 31 and Arkansas was 10th with 18.5.

Junior Fred Sharpe and senior Shameron Turner earned All-American honors on Saturday for the men's team. Sharpe earned his first All-America honor as an Auburn competitor after running a season-best 1:48.81 to take fourth in the 800 meters in the third-best indoor time in school history. Sharpe was the ACC Indoor champion two seasons ago at Clemson. Turner ran 46.77 in the 400 meters to finish sixth.

"I am very proud of both of our teams," Auburn coach Ralph Spry said. "We both finished in the Top 25 and the women just missed breaking the Top 10. Five of our six athletes that competed this weekend are now All-Americans and that is a great accomplishment. Now, we shift our focus to the outdoor season that starts next week and we are looking forward to getting out on the track.""

The NCAA Indoor Championships will be aired televised March 10 on ESPN2 at 12:30 CST.

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