SEC Indoor Championships Begin Thursday

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Featuring the finest collegiate track and field action in the country, the 2014 Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships are slated for this week, Thursday, March 27 through Saturday, March 1 at the Gilliam Indoor Track and Field Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

The meet begins at 1 p.m. CT each of the three days.

The SEC Indoor Championships will air as part of a 90-minute show on ESPNU on Monday, March 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. ESPN3 will stream the meet live during the following times: Friday, February 28 (1:55 p.m. CT – 6:35 p.m. CT) and Saturday, March 1 (12:50 p.m. CT – 5:30 p.m. CT). The broadcast talent includes Dwight Stones (play-by-play), Larry Rawson (analyst) and Lewis Johnson (sideline reporter).

The SEC boasts a nation-leading seven ranked men’s teams, including each of the top-three teams nationally. Arkansas is the nation’s No. 1 team, followed by No. 2 Florida and No. 3 Texas A&M. Alabama is ranked No. 12 and LSU is No. 15. Ole Miss (No. 20) and Georgia (No. 24) also are ranked. Mississippi State is ranked No. 11, but is a Division I independent in the sport of men’s indoor track and field.

A nation-leading eight SEC women’s teams are ranked, including five teams in the top-seven. Florida is the SEC’s top-rated team at No. 2, while Texas A&M is No. 3 and Arkansas is No. 4. Kentucky (No. 6) and Georgia (No. 7) round out the top-10. LSU checks in at No. 14, while Mississippi State is No. 23 and Missouri is No. 25.

The Arkansas men have won a league-leading 19 SEC Indoor Championships, including each of the last two and 19 of the last 22. Last year, the Razorbacks won the SEC title with 152.5 points on its home track.

The LSU women have won a league-leading 12 SEC Indoor Championships, while Florida is second all-time with seven. Arkansas won its first SEC Indoor Championship since 2003 last season with 114.5 total points on its home track.

For all of the latest information on SEC Track and Field, please log on to www.SECDigitalNetwork.com or follow @SEC_Sean on Twitter. Use hashtag #SECTF to join the conversation during the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships.




 
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