No. 1 Arkansas Set For SEC Battle at John McDonnell Field

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The best of the best in collegiate track & field are coming to Fayetteville on May 9-11 as the University of Arkansas hosts the 2019 Southeastern Conference Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at John McDonnell Field.  The meet will be broadcast LIVE on the SEC Network.

In the most recent USTFCCCA NCAA National Rankings, eight SEC programs were among the top-25 best teams in the country led by No. 1 Arkansas. Following the Razorbacks are No. 2 Texas A&M, No. 4 Kentucky, No. 7 LSU, No. 8 Alabama, No. 10 Florida, No. 19 Georgia, and  No. 25 South Carolina.

The Razorbacks enters the meet as the reigning SEC indoor champion while Florida enters as the reigning SEC outdoor champion. Arkansas is the reigning indoor champion while Georgia is the national runner-up from last year’s NCAA outdoor meet.

The women’s track & field team is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and boast 15 performances in the Top-20 of the NCAA with seven of those falling inside the Top-10 including Janeek Brown’s NCAA-leading 12.57 in the 100-meter hurdles that is currently No. 1 in the world.

The final day of the championships will be televised live on the SEC network beginning at 5:05 p.m. CT on Saturday, May 11. Fans will be able to live stream Thursday and Friday’s action on the SEC Network plus. The broadcast talent includes Dwight Stones, Larra Overton, Jill Montgomery, and John Anderson.

Arkansas has captured seven SEC Outdoor Team Championships in program history with the most recent being from the 2017 season. Arkansas has captured 14 of the last 15 SEC Championships between cross country/indoor track/outdoor track dating back to 2014.

For more information on Arkansas track and field, including in-meet updates, follow @RazorbackTF on Twitter.

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