The Bulldogs took ninth place along with Oregon, making this the team's most successful national event in history. The 1976 indoor team tied for tenth at the NCAAs in Detroit, Mich.
"We're really pleased to be in the top 10 in the NCAA," said head coach Al Schmidt. "We are a much better team outdoors, so hopefully we'll improve on this."
With the indoor season complete, Schmidt's track squads prepare for the outdoor season, which will open Saturday, March 16 with the SEC Quadrangular at Spencer Stadium/Maddox Track on Mississippi State's campus.
2002 NCAA INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Fayetteville, Ark.
FINAL MEN'S TEAM SCORES
1. Tennessee 62.5
2. Alabama 47
3. LSU 44
4. Arkansas 39
5. Villanova 20
6. South Carolina 17.5
7. Clemson 17
8. Kansas 16
9. MISSISSIPPI STATE 15
There were a total of 65 teams that scored in the event. - Gene